10 Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Winter

10 Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Winter

Rose Wine Winter

Rosé wine sales are booming on the American market with 3.3 million cases estimated to have been sold in 2015, up from 500,000 cases sold in 2008 (source: Nielson). What was once considered a summer patio wine, rosé has become popular year-around due primarily to its food-friendliness. While there are numerous light-bodied rosés best served […]

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Masters of Mixology Dinner at Crystal Springs Resort

Masters of Mixology Dinner at Crystal Springs Resort

Chris James

On 2/21, Crystal Springs Resort will host a Masters of Mixology Dinner featuring author Warren Bobrow and cocktail expert Christopher James. This exclusive event will feature a five-course menu by Executive Chef Anthony Bucco paired with cocktails from two of New Jersey’s premier mixologists. Bobrow will demonstrate a cocktail from his popular series of books […]

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Tumeric, Cauliflower and Carrot Purée

Tumeric, Cauliflower and Carrot Purée

Cauliflower Puree

When I went to the market last weekend, I found the biggest cauliflower head I think I’d seen. Knowing bigger isn’t always better, I still bought it to make a soup with Indian-inspired flavors. It’s simple to make, very comforting on a chilly day and, most importantly, tastes like a million bucks. Note that I […]

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Nut Goodie Bars

Nut Goodie Bars

Nut Goodie

Nut Goodie is a candy bar that has been manufactured by Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Pearson’s Candy Company for over 100 years. The popular Midwest candy bar is a blend of chocolate, maple and peanuts and is decadent and purely delicious. I’d never heard of this candy bar until my friend and colleague, Pam, brought bags […]

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Valentine’s Day at Crystal Springs Resort

Valentine’s Day at Crystal Springs Resort

Crystal

Crystal Springs Resort will be catering to guests of all types with various dining experiences at its many restaurants for Valentine’s Day weekend. Restaurant Latour Executive Chef Anthony Bucco has created a tantalizing 7-course tasting menu that will be served at the jewel-box like Restaurant Latour on both Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th […]

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Terre à Terre Leap Year Dinner – February 29

Terre à Terre Leap Year Dinner – February 29

Trio

On Monday February 29th at 7PM, Chefs Bryan Gregg of Escape Montclair and Robert Ubhaus of Redux will join Terre à Terre Chef Todd Villani for a six-course dinner celebrating “leap year day”. Menu details: 1st Course Sautéed (make it hop) scallops / crispy prosciutto / Brussels / miso mushroom purée (Chef Villani) 2nd Course […]

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Wine Events at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Wine Events at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Spuntino

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas will offer a special Foods and Wines of Venice menu at its Clifton Commons location in Clifton, NJ. This menu will be available from January 27 through February 10. Amazing wines will be paired with specialty dishes hand-crafted by Executive Chef Josh Bernstein. Foods and Wines of Venice Menu: […]

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2010 Okto Lyrarakis Wines Red Wine

2010 Okto Lyrarakis Wines Red Wine

2010 Okto Red Wine

Deep ruby color in the glass. Red berry and tart cherries on the nose that carry over to the palate. Light tannins and good acidity. Spicy/sweet finish. Pairings: Grilled red meat, game, hard cheeses. Style: Red Wine Grape Type(s): Blend of Syrah, Kotsifali and Mandilari Region: Crete, Greece Price: $12

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Stone & Key Cellars Ice Apple Cider

Stone & Key Cellars Ice Apple Cider

Stone & Key Cellars Ice Cider

A friend from Pennsylvania brought this to dinner one night and I served it with a salted caramel dessert, which was an okay pairing but would have been better with a dessert not so sweet.   This ice cider is produced from a blend of apples grown and pressed by Solebury Orchard. The juice is […]

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Slow Cooker

This is a great recipe for those chilly winter days or for any day where you simply don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove. These stuffed cabbage are hearty and you won’t even miss the meat as the cremini mushrooms are earthy and meatlike. I use a Savoy cabbage for this recipe as I […]

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