Wine Dinner Under the Stars at David Burke Orange Lawn Benefitting the Orange-Maplewood Adult School


Wed, Oct 21, 2020    
12:00 am


David Burke Orange Lawn's Garden Terrace
305 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, New Jersey, 07079

Event Type

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School (SOMAS) joins forces with James Beard Award-winning chef David Burke for a delicious evening of modern American cuisine paired with three of the finest West Coast wines on the Garden Terrace at Orange Lawn. Tickets are $99 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit SOMAS.


For the first course:

A Harvest Salad of Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Apples, Spiced Walnuts, Shaved Pecorino with a Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette paired with Four Graces Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2017;

Second course: David Burke’s signature Pretzel Crab Raft Paired with Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma, California, 2017;

Third course: Bison Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Pasta and Truffle Mousse paired with Belle Glos Pinot Noir, Monterey County, California, 2018.

Fourth Course: Dessert, Chef David Burke’s Cheesecake Pops Dessert.


Sign up with friends and enjoy a wonderful social evening outdoors before the cold weather sets in. Be sure to bring along a sweater, shawl or light jacket for your comfort.



About the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School (SOMAS):

SOMAS was founded in 1933 during the Great Depression – a beacon of hope where the community could gather and everyone could afford to take classes. They are the oldest operating Adult School in New Jersey and were named a Local Legacy in 2000 by the Library of Congress. The school strives to keep class prices down so that the tradition that our school was founded upon – a community school where people can gather to learn, stay informed and be entertained – will continue. 

More than 150 courses and lectures are offered in the fall and spring, with a modified schedule in the summer. These courses enrich the mind, exercise the body and feed the soul. Choices include art, music, business and finance, fitness and recreation, languages and technology.


There is now increased programming for children during the school year which includes computer science classes and Suzuki violin lessons. A children’s summer enrichment program is also sponsored by the Adult School. It is enjoyed by hundreds of kids and teens, and also employs many local high school students and teachers. This specialty program offers something for every child, whether an artist, athlete or scientist.

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School

17 Parker Ave. Maplewood, NJ 07040

Phone: (973) 378-7620

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


About David Burke Orange Lawn:


Enjoy a world-class dining experience – open to the public – on the Garden Terrace at David Burke Orange Lawn. Cocktail Hour on the Patio with specially priced drinks and bar menu Tuesday – Friday 4-7 and dinner service from 5-9 pm.


This dining experience is like no other, with twinkling stars above amid 16-acres of manicured lawns at the second oldest tennis club in the United States with one of the world’s most inventive and delicious menus and service to match. And the critics agree! David Burke Orange Lawn was selected Best New Restaurant by NJ Monthly among several other glowing reviews. Outdoor dining is available at this time with future plans for inside dining at the state’s allowable capacity.


*The restaurant is open to the public with a $10 annual dining club enrollment fee. For more information, please call the restaurant. 


David Burke Orange Lawn’s Garden Terrace, 305 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079 (973) 552-2280