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  • Zinburger Comes to Morris Plains & Other Openings - New Jersey Monthly
    and mayo The El Diablo with pepper Jack cheese braised onion lettuce and chipotle mayo lived up to its name with the fire roasted jalapenos adding lots of heat West coast chicken made with skinless and boneless chicken breast was accompanied by Havarti cheese fresh avocado tomato lettuce and mayo and was as extremely juicy as the burgers Diners can craft their own burgers with a variety of cheeses avocado onions bacon fried egg mac cheese and many more options And of course you need something serious to drink with all of this food A full bar with cocktails 24 beer selections including 16 on tap and a wine menu that includes 23 varieties priced from 5 50 to 12 50 a glass is available I opted for the Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lowell tried the Caymus Conundrum Red CA Red Blend Happy Hour is held on weekdays from 3 to 6 PM and features discounts on beer and cocktails and some food items On Wednesdays guests can enjoy half price bottles of wine Recommended Reading Park Sixth to Reopen as The Draper Non meat eaters have choices such as salads including seared ahi or Chinese chicken a chicken burger turkey sloppy Joe veggie burger and ahi sandwich Or forget the burgers and have dessert While there are two pies offered fresh banana cream and rich chocolate cream we tasted a few shakes Think of the visually enticing Banana Royale as a banana split in a glass It is made with vanilla ice cream banana brown sugar caramel Ghirardelli chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream peanuts and a cherry Oreo cookie lovers should try the Cookies Cream created with vanilla ice cream Oreo cookies and fresh whipped cream Our favorite was the Bars of Zin as it had chocolate ice cream hazelnut spread Kit Kat pieces and fresh whipped cream Sides were zucchini fries sprinkled with Parmesan paired with ranch dipping sauce double truffle or you may think of them as double trouble fries with truffle aioli truffle oil and Parmesan cheese and a refreshing yogurt dipping sauce accompanied the sweet potato fries Upon leaving our tummies were happy and full Zinburger will be a welcome addition to our rotation of restaurants Zinburger 1900 Rt 10 Morris Plains 973 998 9766 Zinburger farm salad Zinburger burger with onions slow cooked the in Zinfindal wine and honey Zinburger Banana Royale Photos courtesy of Lowell Saferstein OTHER NJ RESTAURANT OPENINGS B2 Bistro Bar 141 Shrewsbury Avenue Red Bank 732 268 8555 Bell Gray previously Carrino Provisions has opened at 8 Erie Street Jersey City http njmonthly com articles eat drink table hopping with rosie bell gray opens in jersey city Phone 973 988 2836 Plum Bakery offering gluten free items has opened at 179 Glenridge Avenue Montclair 973 509 PLUM Tori Ramen Chicken 40 Chestnut Street Ridgewood 201 857 0908 BYO Open daily for lunch and dinner Steamed Chinese style white whole wheat or spinach buns are used at Wow

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  • A Visit to Nuovo Nets an Old Friend and a New Spot to Savor - New Jersey Monthly
    undugia the waitress said she would find out and within a minute the chef came to our table with undugia which is a salami made with sweet and chile peppers Starters were deliciously different herb and cheese risotto rice balls dusted with parmesan cheese and filled with braised short ribs A lidded ramekin held a rich tomato basil sauce which added even more flavor Fresh peaches were a bright addition to a baby spinach salad with spicy toasted almonds goat cheese crispy pancetta and shallot dressing This well balanced dish with multiple flavors of sweet salty creamy and spicy was a knockout A mound of thinly and lightly floured and fried eggplant was layered and topped with a scrumptious tomato sauce and blanket of melted mozzarella Served with pasta and the same luscious tomato sauce this was the exemplification of what eggplant parm should be Juicy and tender chicken in the giambotta was loaded with peppers onions potato and a tomato based sauce Dessert was a housemade creamy tiramisu in which we could actually taste the coffee and liquor soaked ladyfingers We were now in al settimo cielo seventh heaven Recommended Reading Pasta Dal Cuore Is Pasta From the Heart I wrote about Semolina in May 2009 http njmonthly com articles eat drink table hopping with rosie restaurant news 2009 5 20 and one dish we enjoyed was the Semolina ragu which was made with fresh turkey peas and a touch of cream This dish is now called Rigatoni Nuovo Turkey Ragu on the Nuovo menu giving us one more reason to return to this nuovo restaurant Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner Nuovo Cucina Napoletana 633 Franklin Avenue Nutley 973 798 2426 BYO Nuova rice balls with tomato sauce Baby spinach salad with fresh peaches spicy toasted almonds goat cheese crispy pancetta and shallot dressing Photos courtesy of Lowell Saferstein Please send press releases and restaurant news including information on staff changes wine tastings and cooking classes to rosie njmonthly com Click to enlarge images Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Read more Eat Drink Table Hopping with Rosie articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen

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  • Borgata Restaurant Week Approaches
    New Jersey New Jersey s foremost competition for professional chefs The event which takes place each January will now be open to competing chefs from outside Bergen County This exciting change will add to the excitement of the already popular Ultimate Chef competition The Ultimate Chef Competition is an Iron Chef style competition held at Chef Central s cooking school kitchen Chefs from some of the best restaurants in New Jersey compete in multiple rounds throughout January in front of an audience with a secret ingredient A panel of judges which include Master Chef s from the Culinary Institute of America will rate each dish and choose the winner from each round The winner advances to the next round whose winner ultimately competes against the reigning champion from the prior year Audience members not only watch the competition but also get to sample each chef s food to follow in the action Recommended Reading Valentine s Day Plans Around the State The winner receives a trophy a plaque on Chef Central s wall of fame and bragging rights to be named the Ultimate Chef of New Jersey The Ultimate Chef Competition enjoys local media coverage each week which is great exposure for that chef and the restaurant they are from The competition is proudly sponsored by Whole Foods Market Event attendees will now enjoy a broader view of our state s rich treasure trove of talented chefs Interested participants or nominees should contact Chef Central s culinary director Jim Edwards at jime chefcentral com for more information Please join us in celebrating this exciting new venture OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21 FARM TO TABLE TASTING A farm to table tasting will be held at Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W Hillsborough Township 6 to 8 PM 65 For ticket information visit their website THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 CRU VS BREW Amanti Vino in Montclair will host a Cru vs Brew event at the Woman s Club 200 Cooper Avenue Upper Montclair to benefit Intensive Therapeutics A five course dinner by top NJ chefs will include Skurnik Wines beers from Firestone Walker Brewery 7 PM 170 For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website or call 973 509 9463 GAME DINNER AT RESTAURANT NICHOLAS MIDDLETOWN A five course Game Dinner will be held at Restaurant Nicholas 160 Route 35 S Middletown 7 PM 135 plus tax and gratuity Reservations 732 345 9977 STEAK DINNER A family style steak dinner will be held at the Park Steakhouse 151 Kinderkamack Road Park Ridge 7 PM 95 inclusive of tax plus gratuity Reservations 201 930 1300 WINE CLASS IN FLEMINGTON George Staikos a wine educator sommelier and corporate speaker will teach a Exploring Cabernet Sauvignon 6 ways at 55 Main Restaurant 55 Main Street Flemington The class will feature 7 wines as well as 3 dishes and cheeses prepared to pair with the wines 7 to 9 PM 80 To register go to their website or call George at 973 699

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  • Executive Chef Hosts Dinner at Frog and the Peach
    Ocean Place Resort Spa Long Branch BEN DEUTSCH Ben Deutsch who joined The Frog and the Peach 29 Dennis Street New Brunswick 732 846 3216 a little more than a year ago has taken over the pastry department Originally from Hillsborough chef Deutsch is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked at La Folie in San Francisco The Plumed Horse in Saratoga CA and Elements in Princeton JASON RAMOS The Peacock Inn 20 Bayard Lane Princeton 609 924 1707 has announced that Jason Ramos a graduate of the CIA is the new executive chef He has worked as sous chef at the Harvest Moon Inn in Ringoes chef de cuisine at Stage Left in New Brunswick sous chef at Artisan Kitchen in Lebanon and at the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster as their executive sous chef Recommended Reading Eat Drink And Meet Amanda Freitag DALE TALDE Congratulations to chef Dale Talde Talde and Bell Gray both in Jersey City on his marriage to Agnes Chung on October 10 2015 Please send press releases and restaurant news including information on staff changes wine tastings and cooking classes to rosie njmonthly com Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Read more Eat Drink Table Hopping with Rosie articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in

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  • This Cookbook is a Must-Have for Pumpkin Lovers
    pumpkin is a squash and can be baked stewed steamed even fried then substituting pumpkin for other squashes in a recipe opens up many creative ways to experiment with this vegetable So put some orange in your life as well as vitamin A vitamin C vitamin E and other nutrients with this recipe for Southwest Stuffed Pumpkins Southwest Stuffed Pumpkins Stuffing is not just for turkey it s time to stuff some pumpkin I love making stuffed pumpkin bowls because it is not just a creative way to serve dinner it also adds delightful seasonal flavor of a pumpkin to the dish Baking and serving various dinners and soups in a pumpkin bowl makes a nice healthy alternative to the bread bowl Ingredients 1 2 lb pumpkin 2 chicken breasts 2 Roma tomatoes 1 2 medium yellow onion 3 4 cup black beans drained 3 4 cup corn drained if using canned 1 Tbsp cilantro 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin salt 11 2 cups shredded Mexican mix cheese Recommended Reading 30 Best New Restaurants Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2 Take the stem off pumpkin Cut it in half and take out seeds and strings using a metal spoon or an ice cream scoop Lightly salt the inside of the two pumpkin halves 3 Cook chicken breasts over medium heat with some salt Let cool until they can be handled and diced into small cubes 4 Dice tomatoes and onion and add them to a large mixing bowl 5 Add diced chicken black beans corn cilantro chili powder cumin and salt Mix all together until evenly combined Mix in cheese 6 Divide mixture between two pumpkin halves and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet 7 Bake for 40 45 minutes until pumpkin has softened Makes 2 Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 60 70 minutes This recipe and other great recipes can be found in The Pumpkin Lover s Cookbook by Lyuba Brooke published by Cedar Fort Publishing Media Stuffed pumpkin Photos Courtesy of Cedar Fort Publishing Media Please send press releases and restaurant news including information on staff changes wine tastings and cooking classes to rosie njmonthly com Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Read more Eat Drink Table Hopping with Rosie articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of

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  • Sickles Market Opens Kitchen and Entertaining Department
    our travels around the world and to deliver our goods with excellent customer service The market is open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM daily OTHER NJ RESTAURANT OPENINGS Seafood pastas steaks and pizza are offered at Andy s Restaurant Pizza Grill 534 Salem Quinton Road Salem 856 759 40290 Breakfast is served until 4 PM The Belmonte Bar Tapas previously Red Restaurant Lounge has opened at 3 Broad Street Red Bank 732 741 3232 The restaurant features a tapas style menu with a couple of larger plates but most of the menu is designed to be small plates so guests can try much of the menu in one seating The wine beer and drink list have been designed to complement the dishes Open daily Recommended Reading Lumi Zi Serves Eclectic Cuisine Black Beard Ramen 607 Gorge Road Cliffside Park 201 943 8003 BYO ChikyBoom offering Cuban and tapas cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner has opened at 51 Broad Street Red Bank 732 219 7340 BYO Open daily The Dillinger Room a vintage American cocktail bar featuring local craft beers classic and seasonal cocktails has opened at 338A George Street New Brunswick 732 214 0223 Menu items include snacks sandwiches lighter fare and sides Di Sopra upstairs in Italian is located on the second floor at 373 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell offering contemporary Italian cuisine 973 226 6999 BYO Open Monday through Saturday from 5 PM They expect to open for lunch soon Fresh Healthy Café a franchaise that offers all natural antibiotic free dishes including gluten free and vegetarian options has opened at 77 Hudson Street Jersey City 551 256 7346 Kinara an Indian restaurant has opened at 10 Jay Street Tenafly 201 399 7788 BYO Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday There is also a location in Edgewater Ooka Sushi Hibachi Lounge 166 Main Avenue Clifton 862 295 1473 full bar The Rosemont Café previously The Pass has opened at 88 Kingwood Stockton Road Rosemont offering breakfast and lunch 609 460 4894 BYO Pizza heros soups pasta and entrees are offered at Three Brothers 10 Madison Avenue Cresskill 201 567 3935 BYO CLOSINGS David Burke Fromagerie Rumson The Monk Room Newark has closed Their homepage states After almost two years and thousands of pizzas we re closing our doors as we look to design the future of The Monk Room Please send press releases and restaurant news including information on staff changes wine tastings and cooking classes to rosie njmonthly com Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Read more Eat Drink Table Hopping with Rosie articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to

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  • A Lovely Dinner at Tenderhill Restaurant
    the table for us to view and then taken back to the kitchen for the chef to carve Accompanied by pan roasted oyster mushrooms and roasted potato the juicy and flavorful chicken sat on a smear of roasted tomato pesto Although a bit salty fried gnocchi was paired with peas corn charred green onions caramelized onions squash puree and grated Serrano peppers all of which created texture multiple colors and flavors to this well designed dish Eggplant parm was not your classic Italian dish gushing with sauce and cheese but was created with a much smaller amount of tomato sauce no cheese draping the top and was served with ribbons of zucchini The two menu items we did not order were a coulotte steak and a Kobe burger both of which caught our eyes as they were served to another table A few lunch items are roasted garlic broth ramen ratatouille burger mac cheese with beer braised pulled pork and breakfast all day consisting of potato poached eggs bacon and grated grana padano Recommended Reading Episode 4 Cynthia and Ryan DePersio Mother and Son Chefs No bread is served so we had enough room for dessert We would urge you to try the ice cream sandwich made with chocolate chip cookies and filled with Madagascar vanilla bourbon ice cream While the peach pie with a graham cracker crust was well executed we would have preferred a thicker pie with more filling Green apple ice cream with a drizzle of caramel was soothingly creamy and another worthy choice This casual restaurant has an open kitchen and about 54 seats There are wood floors and tables dishcloth napkins and large windows that look out on Route 22 A few vases of flowers adorned the countertop by the kitchen A sweet saying painted on the entrance foyer wall says Take comfort in goodness and know our secret to deliciousness is sincerity Tenderhill is open Monday through Friday from 11 30 AM to 2 30 PM Wednesday through Saturday from 5 PM for dinner closed Sunday Tenderhill Restaurant 405 Rt 22E Whitehouse Station 908 823 0234 BYO Avocado and pickled peach crab roll Peach pie ice cream sandwich and apple ice cream Photos courtesy of Lowell Saferstein Please send press releases and restaurant news including information on staff changes wine tastings and cooking classes to rosie njmonthly com Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Read more Eat Drink Restaurant News Table Hopping with Rosie articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant

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  • Gary's Wine Promises Grand Wine Experience
    2 PM in the wine cellar executive chef Anthony Bucco will present a five course menu paired with Gaja wines in Restaurant Latour 275 tax and gratuity additional Reservations 844 207 3203 THIS LITTLE PIGGY IS COOKING Chef Karan Fischer Lisa Davies who is the writer of This Little Piggy blog have opened the Montclair Culinary Academy They are offering a series of children s cooking classes ages 8 12 on Saturday mornings starting October 17 at Designer Appliances 208 Bellevue Avenue Upper Montclair as well as an adult class on October 22 For more information visit their website OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 STEW LEONARD S GRAND TASTING A Grand Tasting of more than 200 wines will be held at Nanina s In the Park 540 Mill St Belleville to benefit Stew Leonard III Children s Charities 6 to 10 PM 100 or 85 each for groups of four or more Tickets are available at the following retail locations Stew Leonard s Wines 345 Allwood Road Clifton Stew Leonard s Wines 396 Route 17 North Paramus and Stew Leonard s Wines 901 Mountain Ave Springfield Recommended Reading Meet the Monkey THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 WHISKEY FESTIVAL OF NEW JERSEY Taste over 150 whiskies and creative cocktails meet whiskey distillers master blenders and whiskey experts at the Whiskey Festival of NJ that will be held at Taphaus 22nd Street Jersey City Light bites will be served 6 30 to 9 30 PM 75 For tickets and information visit their website FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 BORDEAUX DINNER AT THE PLUCKEMIN INN BEDMINSTER An educational Bordeaux dinner with sommelier Brian Hider will be held at the Pluckemin Inn 359 Route 206 South Bedminster 7 PM 115 plus tax and gratuity Reservations 908 658 9292 SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 FOOD FEST IN CHESTER A Harvest Celebration will be held on Perry Street Chester featuring a food tasting chef competition and a soup chili cook off Noon to 3PM 5 children under 5 free For more information visit their website MONDAY OCTOBER 19 QUINTESSSA WINE DINNER The Peacock Inn 20 Bayard Lane Princeton will host a four course Quintessa wine dinner 6 30 PM 165 plus tax and tip Reservations 609 924 1707 OCTOBER FEAST The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge will host an October Feast at the Women s Club of Glen Ridge 219 Ridgewood Avenue Glen Ridge 6 PM 50 For tickets visit this website WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21 FARM TO TABLE TASTING A farm to table tasting will be held at Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W Hillsborough Township 6 to 8 PM 65 For ticket information visit their website Please send press releases and restaurant news including information on staff changes wine tastings and cooking classes to rosie njmonthly com Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox Read more Eat Drink Food Events Table Hopping with Rosie articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New

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