Montclair Food & Wine Festival – You’ll Like These Classes

Montclair Food & Wine Festival – You’ll Like These Classes

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New to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival is a series of culinary-focused seminars. The four-seminar lineup will take place on Sunday June 1. “The selection of seminars we arrived at serves a dual purpose – demonstrating micro and macro gastronomy. We showcase the enormous talent and passion in our immediate community with people like […]

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NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs – Father’s Day Weekend

NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs – Father’s Day Weekend

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June 13-14, the NJ Beer & Food Festival will take place at Crystal Springs’ Grand Cascades Lodge in Hamburg, NJ. The weekend-long craft beer celebration happens Father’s Day weekend, a perfect occasion to show dad beer love. The two-day festival will include the “NJ Chefs & Brews” walk-around function on Friday 6/13 (8pm-11pm, $75) with […]

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New Orleans – Not All Work

New Orleans – Not All Work

Crawfish Maque Choux

I’m at a conference in New Orleans and while I’m here for work, it just couldn’t be all work and no play for me. This city is a foodie’s paradise with bold flavors, friendly folks and delightful cocktails. While I’ll do more in depth reviews of the wonderful restaurants I’m dining at this week, I […]

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2011 Benovia Russian River Chardonnay

2011 Benovia Russian River Chardonnay

Benovia

Great example of Russian River Chardonnay with big floral, citrus and plum aromas backed by a big mouthful of ripe pear, peaches and apricot with some apple pie spices, light oak and a beautiful finish with great acidity and minerality. Sourced primarily from Martaella Estate and with some fruit from Martinelli. Pairings: Seafood, chicken, bagels […]

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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

The other night, the fridge was sort of bare but I had a pound of large shrimp so decided to use a few pantry ingredients to make a quick shrimp scampi. I like to use elephant garlic as it’s milder than standard garlic and won’t completely overpower this dish. I’d say if you’re calorie-conscious and […]

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River Horse Summer Blonde

River Horse Summer Blonde

River Horse Summer Blonde

Light, refreshing and perfect for summer sipping. Malty aroma with a little, not overpowering citrus. The tall white head quickly dissipates to a whitish film on the surface of the beer. Easy drinking, clean, low ABV (4.50%). Available April – August. Brewed by:  River Horse Brewing Co., Ewing, NJ Style: American Blonde Ale Alcohol by […]

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Millie’s 2nd Annual Spring Customer Appreciation Party

On 5/22, Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza will host its 2nd Annual Spring Customer Appreciation Party. Customers who pre-register on the Millie’s Facebook page will enjoy the restaurant’s signature wood and coal-fired pizza, quarter-pound sirloin meatballs, salads, antipasti, beer and wine – on the house.  Along with the great food, the Spring Party will feature a DJ, […]

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Restaurant Latour Launches Sunday Brunch

Restaurant Latour Launches Sunday Brunch

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For the first time in the restaurant’s history, Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort (One Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg NJ) is offering Sunday brunch (11am – 3pm).  Jean Paul Lourdes, the new Chef de Latour, has created a lavish multi-course brunch featuring a abundance of baked goods, brunch and savory dishes, organic coffee brewed to […]

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2012 Banrock Station Chardonnay

2012 Banrock Station Chardonnay

2012 Banrock Station Chardonnay

The wine is straw yellow is like summer in a glass. The bright aromas of peach and tropical fruit carry over to the creamy palate which has just a hint of oak and a nice, bright, finish. This is a food-friendly wine that is also nice as a summer sipper on a warm afternoon on […]

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Chakra 10th Anniversary Throwback the Clock Specials

  Chakra Executive Chef/ Partner Thomas Ciszak will for three days only April 29 – May 1, put his spin on these old Chakra favorites. Each dish will be $20.04 and include selections like Coconut Shrimp with mango chili sauce, Skate Wings with fennel, capers and lemon vinaigrette, and Short Ribs of Beef with glazed […]

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