Escape Montclair Multi-Chef Old/New World French Charity Dinner

Escape LogoChef Bryan Gregg hosts a French-inspired dinner with some of New Jersey’s top chefs to benefit the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of NJ.

Chef Gregg will be joined by:

  • Chef Manuel Perez of Peacock Inn
  • Chef Robert Ubhaus of Redux
  • Chef Anthony Bucco of Restaurant Latour
  • Chef Thomas Ciszak of Chakra and Blue Morel.

The cost of the dinner will be $89/person and is BYO. Complete details and menu at www.escapemontclair.com/events.

Cheers,

Veronique

2013 Domaine Barons de Rothschild Aruma Malbec

2013 Domaine Barons de Rothschild Aruma Malbec

2013 Aruma Malbec

Aruma means “night” in the language of the Quechua, the native Indian population of the Mendoza region. The name is appropriate for this deep purple/red wine from Mendoza. Big floral and red fruit aromas. In the mouth, this medium-bodied Malbec is velvety with licorice and dried cherry flavors and peppery notes. Long finish with firm […]

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Chocolate Lava Cake in a Minute

Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Greek Fest at Home

Greek Mule

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Basic Crepe Batter Recipe

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Crepe with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar

This simple batter is best made the day before and refrigerated.  Great stuffed with hazelnut spread and raspberries. Ingredients: ¾ cup flour ¾ cup milk 2 tbs sugar ½ tsp salt 2 tbs vegetable oil 2 eggs Vegetable oil for frying Directions: Stir together flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add milk, oil […]

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The Orange Squirrel Launches 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu

The Orange Squirrel Launches 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu

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The Orange Squirrel is launching a new, four-course prix fixe menu Monday through Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30pm. The cost of the new menu is $29 (not inclusive of tax/gratuity). Course I Mushroom Tempura – baby artichoke aioli / truffle oil or Chitarra Marinara Meatballs Course II Mesclun Green Salad – vinaigrette / croutons / […]

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5 Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes

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For those who prefer to stay home and treat mom to breakfast on Mother’s Day, here are five easy recipes to treat her to that don’t require advanced cooking skills to prepare. World’s Easiest Pancake Recipe Cremini and Spinach Crustless Mini Quiches Waffles with Raspberries and Nutella World’s Best Hollandaise Sauce for Eggs Benedict Breakfast […]

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BURG: Burgers & Taps – Opening in June

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Burg Rendering

I’m very excited about the June opening of Chef/ Restaurateur Chris Siversen’s BURG: Burgers & Taps in the heart of Newark’s recently revitalized Military Park. I was at Chef Siversen’s popular Maritime Parc for brunch recently, and he gave our group a sneak peek (and taste) of some of the burgers he’ll be serving at his […]

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Lettie Teague book signing at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace

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On Saturday, May 9 from 12-2pm, wine columnist at The Wall Street Journal  and winner of three James Beard Awards, Lettie Teague will be at the Wayne store on May 9th to discuss and sign copies of her new book Wine in Words: Some Notes for Better Drinking . The book is a companion for the modern taster, a […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival Gala Dinner 2015

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will be back in 2015 with new events, educational seminars and fun for all. Monday, June 8, 2015 from 6PM to 9:30PM – THE GALA DINNER at The Manor (111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ). The Gala Dinner is an exclusive night of collaborative culinary magic! The six course […]

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