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

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

BURG: Burgers & Taps – Opening in June

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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

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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5/20 Husic Vineyards Wine Dinner at Restaurant Latour‏

5/20 Husic Vineyards Wine Dinner at Restaurant Latour‏

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Crystal Springs Resort’s Restaurant Latour will host Husic Vineyards’s Co-Founder, Frank Husic, for what will surely be a memorable dinner on Wednesday May 20th.  Dinner will begin in the spectacular Wine Cellar at 6:30pm with passed canapés and 2010 Domaine Carneros Brut sparkling wine. Dinner will follow at 7:30pm at Restaurant Latour. Anthony Bucco, Chef of Restaurant Latour, will […]

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Spring Truffle Festival at Spuntino Wine Bar

Spring Truffle Festival at Spuntino Wine Bar

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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, specializing in small plates that put modern twists on Italian classics, has created a special Spring Truffle Festival menu, highlighting the iconic truffle, available May 4 – 17 at its location in the Clifton Commons in Clifton. Chef Josh Bernstein has created a one-of-a-kind menu featuring the “diamond of the kitchen,” known as one […]

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Harper Voit – Obsessively Crafted Willamette Valley Wines

Harper Voit – Obsessively Crafted Willamette Valley Wines

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A couple weeks ago, I attended Pinot in the City in Manhattan, a gathering of top Oregon wineries where consumers were treated to fantastic wines from well-known producers and upcoming wineries. The winery I was most impressed with was a new player in the New York market – Harper Voit. Winemaker/Proprietor, Drew Voit, was in […]

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Escape to Greece Dinner with Chef Peter Minaki

For those of you who didn’t attend last year’s Greek restaurant takeover with Toronto-based Chef Peter Minaki of Kalofagas – Greek Food & Beyond, you’re in luck! Chef Minaki will return to Escape for another memorable meal on Sunday May 17th at 6PM. Here’s what’s in store for the evening: Amuse: Santorini tomato fritters with Feta […]

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Outstanding Earth Day Dinner at Chakra

Outstanding Earth Day Dinner at Chakra

Bracco Farms Represented

Wednesday night, I attended the Earth Day Chefs’ collaboration by Thomas Ciszak of Chakra, Bobby Varua of Blue Morel and Todd Villani of Terre à Terre at beautiful Chakra in Paramus. The three talented chefs created a delicious, five-course wine-paired dinner using some of the gorgeous produce of Bracco Farms. I was privileged to sit at Anthony Bracco’s […]

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