2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine

2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine

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This outstanding wine by Matthiasson is light straw color in the glass. While it’s a blend, there is a lot of Sauvignon Blanc personality on the nose: citrus and grassy aromas with some tropical notes. In the mouth, this wine literally mad me smile, it’s simply delicious. Juicy Meyer lemon, pineapple and ripe tropical fruit […]

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Easter Egg Hunts and Brunch at Liberty House and The Ryland Inn

Easter Egg Hunts and Brunch at Liberty House and The Ryland Inn

Liberty House Easter

Liberty House in Jersey City and The Ryland In in Whitehouse Station will each host Easter egg hunts sponsored by H.U.G.. Every year, 10% of each of the restaurants top three producing tables is donated to programs that give back to our community. Part of this is hosting the annual Easter egg hunt at Liberty […]

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Blackberry Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Blackberry Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Blackberry Oatmeal in a Jar

Yes, I admit, I’m slightly addicted to overnight oatmeal…..any oatmeal actually. It’s just such a comforting little number to start one day’s with. While I’ve shared the recipe for overnight cold oatmeal in a previous post, I wanted to show how it looks when you make it with blackberries – YUM!! Please let me know […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2015

Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2015

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The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will be back in 2015 with new events, educational seminars and fun for all. Monday, June 8, 2015 – THE GALA DINNER at The Manor An exclusive evening of collaborative culinary wizardry! A six course custom dining experience, designed and prepared by: Chef Mitchell Altholz, Highlawn Pavilion Chef Michael Carrino, Pig […]

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New Website for Amanti Vino

New Website for Amanti Vino

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I got an email this morning urging me to check out the new Amanti Vino website. While visiting the shop is always fun and dreamy, the new website is beyond user-friendly with informative tasting notes on every wine and an eclectic, not boring selection at every price point. Amanti Vino was ranked among the “10 […]

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A Year in Champagne the Movie

A Year in Champagne the Movie

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A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in select theaters and on iTunes tomorrow, March 6, 2015. I was invited to preview the first feature-length film exploring and celebrating the world of Champagne prior to its release and I absolutely loved it.   A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE is the follow-up to A YEAR IN BURGUNDY […]

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2008 Chateau Malmaison Moulis En Medoc Baronne Nadine de Rothschild

2008 Chateau Malmaison Moulis En Medoc Baronne Nadine de Rothschild

2008Chateau Malmaison Moulis En Medoc

In the glass, this Bordeaux wine is brick red. The nose is cherry and blackberry aromas with peppery notes. In the mouth, it offers flavors of red berries and plum with leather and mocha notes. Medium-full bodied finish with some light tannins. Pairings: Beef, cheese course, lamb, pasta with meat sauce Style: Red Wine Grape […]

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The Flying Meatballs Test

The Flying Meatballs Test

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A couple weeks ago, I connected with the fine folks at The Flying Meatballs® on Twitter and shortly after, I was emailed to see if I’d sample some of their meatballs. I’ve never taste tested meatballs as I think the ones I make at home are pretty much, The Bomb, but this is a local […]

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March Tuscan Wine Dinner at Jockey Hollow’s Rathskeller

March Tuscan Wine Dinner at Jockey Hollow’s Rathskeller

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Jockey Hollow will host a Tuscan dinner on 3/3 at 6:30PM featuring La Porta di Vertine of Chianti. Winemaker Giacomo Mastretta will present his wines and Jeremy Parzen of wine blog Do Bianchi will offer additional insight and commentary. Menu and pairings Fluke Carpaccio with Citrus Sott’olio paired with Stefano Mancinelli Verdicchio dei Castelli di […]

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The Ryland Inn Brunch

The Ryland Inn Brunch

Bread Basket and Preserves

I had the pleasure of brunching once again at the gorgeous The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station. The menu is concise yet the choices make it incredibly difficult to decide on. Executive Chef Craig Polignano uses farm-to-table, local and sustainable ingredients making menus of fresh food and flavors that change with the seasons. From the […]

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