Sunday Brunch at Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza

Sunday Brunch at Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza

Basil White Pizza

Last Sunday, I took some out of town friends for lunch (became dinner also) at Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza. If you read my blog regularly and are connected with me on Facebook and Twitter, you know I’m a huge fan of Millie’s and what Chef Peter Martinez is doing there (read previous post […]

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Recap – Escape Best of the Jersey Seashore Charity Dinner

Recap – Escape Best of the Jersey Seashore Charity Dinner

Oyster

Every month, Escape in Montclair hosts charity wine dinners to benefit cancer research in New Jersey. The January charity wine dinner was last week and featured amazing food Escape Chef Bryan Gregg and acclaimed Chef Anthony Bucco of The Ryland Inn. This month’s event benefited the Carol G Simon Cancer Center of Morristown and 50% […]

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Meatless Monday – Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Meatless Monday – Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sprouts

Roasting Brussels sprouts couldn’t be simpler – cut the sprouts in half, drizzle a little oil, sprinkle S&P and roast for 20 minutes. The natural sugars of the sprouts caramelize and created little crunchy bits that are delicious. Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved ¼ cup olive oil ½ tsp. each salt and […]

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Orange & Olive Chef’s Table Announces the Launch of its First Cooking Class

Orange & Olive Chef’s Table Announces the Launch of its First Cooking Class

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Orange and Olive owners, Chef Sam Fertik and Aaron Nemani, are pleased to announce the launch of Cook & Dine (Just add Wine), their first hands-on cooking classes in their state-of-the-art kitchen.  Participants will learn to cook like a pro, gaining new recipes and techniques. In this first lesson, guests will create a beautiful four-course winter-themed dinner with Chef […]

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2010 Miguel Torres Salmos

2010 Miguel Torres Salmos

2010 Salmos Torres

Deep inky red in the glass, the 2010 Salmos Torres isn’t for the faint of palate. There are big chocolaty, dark fruit and pumpkin pie spice aromas that had me clamoring for the first sip. The wine is rich, smooth with light tannins. The dark fruit with light vanilla is present and endures through the […]

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Food Photo of the Week

Food Photo of the Week

EM Burger

Week January 13, 2014: EM Burger with Foie Gras at Escape Montclair. Decadent. Cheers, Veronique

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Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Oatmeal Bowl

How great is oatmeal on a cold winter morning? Pretty darn great if you ask me. Warm, comforting and simple to make, oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast items. I’ve come to learn to enjoy Irish steel cut oats and the Crockpot is a perfect way to cook it to its nutty, slightly al […]

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2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend

2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend

2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend

Yes, this is a $10 wine. No, it shouldn’t be disregarded based on cost as it drinks well beyond its price. In the glass, it’s inky and really handsome. The grapes in this blend complement each other so well with jammy stone fruit flavors mixing with dark berry and cherry ones. This wine screams for […]

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Food Photo of the Week

Food Photo of the Week

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New for 2014, I’ll share a food picture each week of something I’ve either cooked or eaten out that looked amazing. Let me know what you think! Week January 6, 2014: Duck breast I cooked and served over my risotto. Cheers, Veronique

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2012 Jacob’s Creek Red Blend

2012 Jacob’s Creek Red Blend

2012 Jacob’s Creek Red Blend

  The 2012 Jacob’s Creek Red Blend is deep garnet in the glass and offers dark berry, cherry, chocolate flavors with a little oak and smokiness. Not heavily tannic which makes it a good option to enjoy at any time and for no special occasion at all. We poured this bottle with our Sunday gravy […]

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