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Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration Nov. 22

October 23, 2013

At one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, more than one million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau, the newest wine from the Beaujolais region of France, begin a journey to all parts of the world.

Wine enthusiasts can celebrate the release of several nouveau wines at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. In conjunction with the Atlantic City chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the Academy offers a limited number of tickets to this celebration where guests will be treated to authentic French country food and tantalizing desserts prepared and served by ACA students.

“This event offers our students an opportunity to network with industry professionals and work one-on-one with ACA faculty to create unique recipes using high-end ingredients,” Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, said.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a fun, uncomplicated red wine meant to be enjoyed soon after bottling. Several brands will be available for tasting.

“This celebration is the largest nouveau tasting on the East Coast sponsored by the Chaine des Rotisseurs, and guests will have a chance to be some of the first people in the United States to taste these wines,” Ted Lippman, president of the Atlantic City Chapter of the Chaine de Rotisseurs, said.

Proceeds support student scholarships. Past events have raised more than $70,000 in scholarships for culinary students. The cost of the celebration is $65 per person (cash or check only). Checks can be made payable to Atlantic Cape Community College. For reservations, contact Kelly Connor at (609) 340-4552 or

The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years. For more information on the Academy, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, email or visit