Tangy Maple Dip

Tangy Maple Dip

Maple Dip

Every year, I feature some maple recipes at the start of maple season in Quebec. I have fond memories of going to the sugar shack growing up and each year, I engage my family and friends in sharing maple recipes with me for the blog. This one is from my aunt, Francoise. Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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Venegazzu Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Extra Dry DOCG

Venegazzu Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Extra Dry DOCG

Venegazzu Montelvini Asolo Prosecco

The wine is intensely yellow in the glass with light floral and apple aromas. Tiny bubbles for a creamy mouthfeel. The wine is clean and fresh with the apple carrying on to the palate with just a bit of honey. I served this as an aperitif initially but it held up nicely to Prosciutto and […]

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Celebrity Chefs Announced for New Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Celebrity Chefs Announced for New Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Photo by Geoff Mottram

A lineup of all-star chefs, including Guest of Honor Chef David Bouley (Bouley & Brushstroke, NYC), Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Philadelphia), Shirley Chung (Finalist Top Chef Season 11), Galen Zamarra (mas & mas la grillade, NYC), Ghaya Oliveira (Executive Pastry Chef, Daniel, NYC), Saul Bolton (Saul Restaurant, NYC), George Mendes (Aldea, NYC), David Santos (Louro, NYC) […]

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Pig & Prince Hosts Gil Family Estates Wine Dinner

Pig & Prince Hosts Gil Family Estates Wine Dinner

Pig & Prince

Pig & Prince presents Spanish wines from the regions of Calatayud, Rias Baixas, Almansa and Vino de la Tierra. Wednesday, March 26th at 7pm. Five-course tasting menu: First Course 2012, Albarino by Kentia Scallop crudo / grapefruit granita / mustard green/ radish/ jalapeno Second Course 2011 Tempranillo by Bodegas Tridente Morcilla / pallea rice cake […]

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Restaurant Latour’s New Chef – Jean Paul Lourdes

Restaurant Latour’s New Chef – Jean Paul Lourdes

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes

Crystal Springs Resort’s Restaurant Latour has a new chef – Jean Paul Lourdes. Chef Lourdes has broad kitchen experience having cooked in some of the world’s finest kitchens. A New Zealand native, Lourdes was carefully recruited to create a menu featuring food that will complement the wines of Latour’s award-winning cellar. Having worked at Pierre […]

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Meatless Bolognese Sauce

Meatless Bolognese Sauce

Meatless Bolognese

I’m not 100% sure my grandma would approve of me using her meat sauce recipe to create a meatless version, but it’s deeply-flavored and satisfying with pasta, gnocchi and in a lasagna. Perfect for #MeatlessMonday. Ingredients: ¼ cup oil 1 large onion, chopped 5 celery ribs, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 8 large Portobello mushrooms, […]

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Individual Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding

Individual Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Rich buttery Challah bread, egg custard and chocolate – what could be better? To make this delicious bread pudding a bit more elegant for a recent dinner party, I baked it in individual ramekins. Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. butter, softened 1 pint half-and-half 1 pint heavy cream 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips […]

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Signature Drink – Transatlantic Fizz

Signature Drink – Transatlantic Fizz

Sandeman

The warm breezes of Spring are right around the corner and with them, come thoughts of cool, refreshing cocktails. Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru, has created just the right spring cocktail using Sandeman Porto that I’m sharing to brighten your nearby spring. Ingredients: 2 oz. Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Porto  1 oz. Avión Blanco tequila  3/4 oz. […]

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O. Fournier wine dinner at Blue Morel

Blue Morel (2 Whippany Road, Morristown, 973-451-2619 www.bluemorel.com) welcomes the founder of O. Fournier winery for a specialwine dinner this coming Thursday, March 13at 7pm. O. Fournier is a unique group producing wines in Mendoza (Argentina), Maule (Chile) and Ribera del Duero (Spain).Founder Jose Manuel Ortega Fournier will be on hand to introduce his celebrated […]

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2013 Tendu Red Wine

2013 Tendu Red Wine

2013 Tendu Red Wine

Winemaker Steve Matthiasson, of Tendu White Wine fame, now produces a red wine perfect for weeknight or pizza night. Bottled in a clear, 1 liter bottle with a crown cap, this sulfur-free red wine is ready to drink even with its 2013 label. The wine is bright ruby in the clear bottle and big with […]

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