6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
A Toute Heure
232 Centennial Avenue

Cranford, NJ 07016 United States
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The New Jersey Wines Culinary Series, is the first-ever elite NJ winemaker and chef star series, where you will eat dinner, drink wines and talk with the vintners producing New Jersey’s boutique wines and the chefs creating cutting-edge, seasonal cuisine.

Presented by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, the next event will be Thursday, May 23 at A Toute Heure in Cranford when Conor Quilty, winemaker at Unionville Vineyards teams with AJ Capella, winner of the Garden State Culinary Arts Award as Rising Star Chef. Additional events will be announced shortly. To develop the Culinary Series, the GSWGA has teamed with the Garden State Culinary Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides a unified, comprehensive statewide support to our food ways, economy and professionals in the culinary, hospitality and beverage enterprises to develop these events.

Winemaker Conor Quilty and chef AJ Capella will present a highly personal bill of fare and drink that proves the Garden State’s world-class status when it comes to everything culinary. Ask questions, experience what just might be wines and foods that are new to you, and come away better educated and enlightened.

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Menu and Pairings



Romesco Sauce


Crème fraiche, caviar


Mustard lavash, egg pudding


Remoulade, pickled sea bean

Canapes served with Unionville Vineyards
2018 Riesling Pet Nat and Pinot Noir Dry Rose

1st course


Rhubarb, celery, green apple

with Unionville Vineyards

 2016 Dry Riesling

2nd course


Braised shiitake, pickled ramp

with Unionville Vineyards

 2016 Mountain Road Vineyard Chardonnay

3rd course


Pepperonata, sunflower, ocean wash
with Unionville Vineyards

2017 Hunterdon Mistral Blanc

4th course


Crawfish bisque, roasted cipollini onion, artichoke
with Unionville Vineyards

2016 Hunterdon Mistral Rouge

5th course


Carrot bone marrow puree, smoked eggplant, paloise

with Unionville Vineyards
2015 The Big O Bordeaux-style blend

6th course


Rhubarb, hibiscus-black pepper puree, strawberry

with Unionville Vineyards

2018 Cool Foxy Lady Icewine-style dessert wine

Conor Quilty, winemaker                                        A.J. Capella, executive chef      

A Toute Heure has been a mainstay of Cranford, New Jersey since 2007. An early adopter of the farm to table movement, ATH is dedicated to supporting local purveyors and using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Under the ownership of husband and wife, Marco and Nathally Florio, the restaurant prides itself on being attentive to detail.

By mining New Jersey’s farms and waterways, artisan food products and homegrown beverages for the best and only the best, A Toute Heure’s Executive Chef AJ Capella has become the leading under-30 voice working today in a Garden State restaurant kitchen. He was the winner of the Garden State Culinary Arts Foundation 2017 Rising Star Chef Award.

Unionville Vineyards has been named one of the 500 best wineries in America by Food & Wine magazine. The Unionville Vineyards team manages and sources grapes from six vineyards, spread across three New Jersey counties.

While studying Botany at Connecticut College and furthering his oenology education through UC Davis, Conor Quilty honed his focus to look at wine from a bottom to bottle perspective. This led him to viticultural experiences in both the Alexander Mountains and Sonoma Valley before moving into wine production, working harvests with Stonestreet Winery in California and Yangarra Estate Vineyards and Hickinbotham Wines in South Australia. Conor joined the Unionville team in 2016 to pursue his dream of making wine on the East Coast and immersing himself in the challenges of growing a vineyard in an up-and-coming market. es which showcase the often-discussed and hard-to-define concept of terroir.

The GSWGA received funding for the New Jersey Wines Culinary Series through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.

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