Saturday April 19, 2014SUBSCRIBE
New Jersey Monthly Magazine
Saferstein, Rosie

Food for Thought

On Fridays, Rosie serves a mixed stew of NJ food and dining information. Today, read about Stage Left wine dinner club and the Nutella cookbook.

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Openings and Closings

Looking for a new restaurant to try? If you dine at any of these new spots, let me know. If you hear of a restaurant opening or closing e-mail me at rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Restaurant News

Today, Rosie tells us about Chez Catherine in Westfield and Cheese Month at David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including information on  cooking classes at Heirloom Kitchen in Old Bridge and restaurants that will be open for Easter.

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Chefs in the News

Rosie has the latest news about chefs, what they have been doing and where they are going. If you know of any chefs who have changed jobs, e-mail the details to rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Food for Thought

Rosie serves a mixed stew of New Jersey food and dining information. Today read about her dinner at Toros on Main Street in Paterson, and a list of restaurants that will be open this Easter, April 20.

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Openings and Closings

Looking for a new restaurant to try? If you dine at any of these new spots, let me know. If you hear of a restaurant opening or closing e-mail me at rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the recent Taste of Tuscany wine dinner she attended at Satis in Jersey City, and a Mexican Passover menu that will be offered at Rosa Mexicano in Hackensack.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Montclair Food & Wine Festival, Date Night at the Fig Tree in Hoboken and Grilled Cheese Month at A Toute Heure in Cranford.

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Chefs in the News

Rosie has the latest news about chefs, what they have been doing and where they are going. If you know of any chefs who have changed jobs, e-mail the details to rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Food for Thought

Today, Rosie serves a mixed stew of NJ food and dining information. Read about a new cookbook, “Back to Butter.”

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Openings and Closings

Looking for a new restaurant? If you try any of these new spots, let me know your thoughts. If you hear of a just-opened restaurant e-mail me at rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Restaurant News

Today Rosie tells us about a press dinner at Cielo in Fairfield and Dining Deals at some NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do including the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and on Looking Ahead, a cooking class at Orange & Olive and information on a summer camp for kids.

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Chefs in the News

Rosie has the latest news about chefs, what they have been doing and where they are going. Today read about Chef Peter Loria from Café Matisse in Rutherford. If you know of any chefs who have changed jobs e-mail the details to rosie@njmonthly.com.

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BREAKING NEWS: Elements and Mistral to Join at the Hip

Two of Princeton's most acclaimed restaurants, Elements and Mistral, will share a home, possibly as soon as this fall.

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Food For Thought

Rosie tells us about 13 year old Hunter Zampa who is hosting a charity Cook Off Contest and the Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook by Luigi Diotaiuti.

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Beyond Squid Ink: Chef Tattoos

In words, photos and recipes, a new book celebrates chefs’ tattoos and examines why so many have them. more

Openings and Closings

Looking for a new restaurant to try? If you try any of these new spots, let me know. If you hear of a restaurant opening or closing e-mail me at rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Restaurant News

Rosie tells us about her visit to Vine in Basking Ridge.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a Speakeasy dinner show at the Ram’s Head Inn in Absecon; a Cocktail Creation Class at Red Knot in Kenilworth; the Ryland Inn dinner in Manhattan and more NJ Food Events.

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Chefs in the News

Rosie tells us about NJ Chefs at the Beard House in New York City. Do you know of any chefs who have changed jobs? If so, e-mail the details to rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Food For Thought

Today Rosie serves a mixed stew of NJ food and dining information. Read about the NJ Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs and Dog-Gone Good Cuisine a cookbook for you and your four-legged friend.

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Openings and Closings

Read about the newly opened Olive & Orange in Jersey City as well as a list of restaurant openings and closings. If you hear of a just-opened restaurant e-mail me at rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Restaurant News

Today, read about our dinner at The Strip House in Livingston and the cuisine of chef Bill Zucosky, who has worked at different locations of the restaurant since January 2003.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off and the Seventh Annual Cooking for Kids fundraiser to benefit St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson.

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Chefs in the News

Here is a list of some recent moves that New Jersey chefs have made. We also have news about a new chef at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ resident chef Floyd Cardoz and Chef Ryan DePersio.

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Food for Thought

On Fridays Rosie serves a mixed stew of NJ food and dining information. Today, read about Lemongrass in Morris Plains.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest on the newly opened Anthony Marra’s in Livingston and information on restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the foods she ate in Patagonia. Need a hint? BAA BAA BAA!

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Jerseyans Among 'America's Best Chefs'

Best Chefs America, a group that asks chefs around the country to vote for the peers they most admire in their immediate area, has released its second annual list. It's a list of thousands. In New Jersey alone 197 chefs made the list.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including information on where to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

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Chefs in the News

Rosie has the latest news about chefs, what they have been doing and where they are going, plus information about the personal appearance of chef Carla Hall at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown.

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Openings and Closings

Looking for a new restaurant to try? This week's list is long, but there were a lot of restaurant changes while I was on vacation! If you try any of these new spots, let me know your thoughts. If you hear of a just-opened restaurant e-mail me at rosie@njmonthly.com.

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BREAKING NEWS: Nicholas and Agricola Win National Honors

In Gayot.com's new 2014 rankings, Nicholas in Red Bank was named one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the United States and Agricola in Princeton was named one of the country's Top 10 New Restaurants.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie writes about La Vega food market in Santiago, Chile, which she visited during a recent trip, Seventy Seven Walnut in Montclair, the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Pi Day in Princeton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, from a four-course Pig & Pilsner dinner at Park West Tavern in Ridgewood to a four-course Ramstein Beer Tasting dinner at The Pig & Prince in Montclair. If you attend any of these events, let us know your thoughts. E-mail rosie@njmonthly.com.

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Chefs on the Move

Here is a list of some recent moves that New Jersey chefs have made. Do you know of any chefs who have changed jobs? If so, e-mail the details to rosie@njmonthly.com. Be sure to include the chef's name, former restaurant affiliation, where they are working now, or what they are doing in the interim.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Montclair Food and Wine Festival; executive chef Scott Anderson at the Beard House in NYC; Community Eatery in Flemington and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, from wine festivals to a charitable cooking demonstration.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette in Hoboken, Sunday Supper Club at the Iron Room in Atlantic City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including an annual Winter Feast and a Firefighter Cookoff.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza, Next Door in Montclair, the New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs in Hamburg and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the 6th Annual Local Harvest and Ultimate Super Tailgate Tasting.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about two new Italian restaurants in Montclair, Scala del Nonna and Sapori, Hudson Restaurant Week and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Second Annual Beer Week and book reading and discussion of "Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America."

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Twelve Islands Greek Taverna in Millburn, Dhoom in Secaucus, Cocoa Month at the Pop Shop in Collingswood and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Ultimate chef Bergen County contest and a wine education class.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week I am listing the best dishes that Lowell and I had in 2013, and restaurants that will be open on New Year’s Eve. We would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday and New Year, and delicious meals at NJ restaurants in 2014.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Ultimate chef Bergen County contest and a wine education class.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Blu in Montclair, Bell’s Mansion in Stanhope, the 2014 Montclair Food & Wine Fest and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a five-course gourmet meal and wine trail in Cape May.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Restaurant Latour in Hamburg, Uproot in Warren, Red Knot in Kenilworth and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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BREAKING NEWS: Maritime Parc Owners Expand to Newark

Chef/partner Chris Siversen and restaurateur Marc Haskell—owners of Maritime Parc, the sophisticated waterfront restaurant in Liberty State Park, Jersey City—will open a new restaurant in late spring in renovated Military Park in Newark, across from NJPAC.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Belmont Tavern in Belleville, Fin in Montclair, the NJ Restaurant Association Awards Gala and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Anthony David’s in Hoboken, Jersey Garden Mall in Elizabeth, a Champagne weekend at Crystal Springs in Hamburg and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a champagne dinner and a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, Haven in Edgewater, Yves'ning Pop Up Dinner in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a Holiday Wine Trail Weekend and a Holiday Flavor food tasting.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Tomo’s in East Hanover, Ristorante Civile in Morris Plains, a charity event at Elements in Princeton, restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including the Montclair Fall Food Classic and a four-course mushroom tasting dinner.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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BREAKING NEWS: New Chef For Esty Street; Adara Closes

Chef Anthony LoPinto has been named the new chef of Esty Street in Park Ridge. Meanwhile, chef Tre Ghoshal of Adara, the ambitious molecular gastronomy restaurant in Montclair, has announced that this Saturday, November 9, will be Adara's last after a two-year run.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Jersey Mac’s in Caldwell, GP’s in Jersey City and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a Cutty Sark cocktail class and a five-course White Truffle dinner.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News: Catch Me on Radio!

I can't resist telling you that I will be a guest on Pat Tanner's new radio show, Dining Today, this Sunday, November 3. Now, on to news of The Iron Room in Atlantic City, a Wild Game dinner at the Beard House in NYC, culinary events at the Borgata in Atlantic City and much more.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a five course Snout to Tail dinner and a wine, cheese and pasta tasting event.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about The Gables in Beach Haven, The Brother’s Moon in Hopewell, Satis in Jersey City, Kuzina by Sofia in Cherry Hill, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a Monster Mash Ball and an evening of cigars and single-malt scotch.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Mehndi in Morristown, the NJ Harvest Festival in Short Hills, the Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including a gala benefitting the March of Dimes and a beefsteak dinner.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Zeppoli in Collingswood, Charrito's in Weehawken, Heartbreaking Dawns Artisan Sauces and Spice Blends and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, including wine tastings and whiskey dinners.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about CulinAriane, Fascino, and a Cru vs. Brew event hosted by Amanti Vino, all located in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, from home-brew competitions to cranberry festivals.

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BREAKING NEWS: Carlo's Bakery to Open Fourth NJ Location

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro says he plans to open a Carlo's Bakery at 86 Broad Street in Red Bank later this year, joining the flagship in Hoboken and newer branches in Ridgewood and Westfield.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Elements in Princeton, A Whiskey Dinner at The Strip House in Livingston, a dinner series at Escape in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, from a beer festival in Morristown to a seafood and music festival in Wildwood.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Prime & Beyond Meat House in Fort Lee, Aroydee in Livingston, Crystal Springs Resort at the Beard House in NYC, The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Rosie dishes about delectable things to do, from a dinner at The Frog and the Peach benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project to a Jersey City competition for home brewers...

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BREAKING NEWS: Palmieri of Orange Squirrel Wins Cutthroat Kitchen

Congratulations to Francesco Palmieri, chef/owner of the Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield. He defeated three other chefs to win the Sept. 15 edition of the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and took home $20,200.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Presto’s in Jersey City, Campino in Newark, Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about The Pass in Rosemont, Cinnamon in Morris Plains, the Summit Food and Wine Festival, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
A meet-and-greet book signing with Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef and author of the new children’s book series Recipe for Adventure will be held at Wegmans Bridgewater, 724 Rt 202 S, Bridgewater; 6 to 8 PM. Pick up a free voucher at any Wegmans service desk. Recipe for Adventure must be purchased at Wegmans to attend. For information, call 908-243-9600.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Epicurean Palette at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, Kuzina by Sofia in Cherry Hill, Robert’s Steakhouse in Atlantic City and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Escape Montclair to Cohost Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series

On October 9, a five-course Bracco Farms, Pine Island, NY, wine pairing dinner will be held at Escape, 345 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair with executive chef/ owner Bryan Gregg and executive chef Michael Weisshaupt of Fiddlers Elbow Country Club to benefit the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown. Heights Beer & Wine Emporium in Hasbrouck Heights will provide the wine pairings.

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Food Events

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Everything tomato will be featured at the West Cape May Jersey Tomato Festival that will be held at Wilbraham Park, Perry St, West Cape May; 9 AM to 5 PM. Information: 609-884-9325. Rain date: September 1.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about brunch at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, The Preppy Cookbook by Christine Nunn, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
Latin Night will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 6  and 8:15 PM; $54 plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Thirty Acres in Jersey City, Ursino in Union, a Corn Harvest dinner at The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
A Mouthwatering Mozzarella and Dessert Making Combo class will be held at A Mano, 24 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood. 6 PM; $10, which will be credited towards dinner immediately following the events. Reservations: 201-439-2000.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Spice Grill in Parsippany, Stamna Greek Taverna in Little Falls, Stage Left in New Brunswick and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bar Cara is Now Yellow Plum

Yellow Plum, offering New American Cuisine, has opened in the Bloomfield space that until a few weeks ago was the DePersio family's Bar Cara. The new owners are Dennis Lukic and his son, Chris, a chef who recently left the employ of Wolfgang Puck.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Chef Justin Yu from Oxheart in Houston, Texas and Alan Kaufman from Shibumi Farm in Princeton will be collaborating on a Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms of NJ Dinner with Scott Anderson at Elements, 163 Bayard Lane, Princeton. An optional beverage pairing will also be offered. 6 PM; $105. Reservations: 609-924-0078.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Orange & Olive Chef’s Table in Jersey City, A Craft Fair and Crab Festival in Cape May, Dining Deals and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
A five-course dinner paired with Hope Family Wines and special beer selections will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly, in honor of their ninth anniversary. 7 PM; $75 plus tax and gratuity. Information at http://www.highstreetgrill.net/anniversarydinner.php and for reservations, call 609-265-9199.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
A five-course dinner paired with Hope Family Wines and special beer selections will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly in honor of their ninth anniversary. 7 PM; $75, plus tax and gratuity. Information at http://www.highstreetgrill.net/anniversarydinner.php. For reservations, call 609-265-9199.

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BREAKING NEWS: Chef Francesco Palmieri of Orange Squirrel to Compete on TV's Cutthroat Kitchen

Francesco Palmieri, chef/owner of the Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, will be a contestant on Cutthroat Kitchen, a new series on the Food Network hosted by Alton Brown. In the series, four chefs are each given $25,000 to spend on either helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. The first episode airs Sunday, August 11.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Red Knot in Kenilworth, a Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms of NJ dinner at Elements in Princeton, Wine Classes in Flemington, Bloomfield Restaurant Week and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

THURSDAY, JULY 25
A seven-course, farm-to-table fundraiser with wine pairings will be held at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton to benefit Sustainable Jersey. 5 PM; $150. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.sustainablejersey.com/events-trainings/sustainable-jersey-farm-to-table-fundraiser/

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Agricola in Princeton at the Beard House in NYC, Oceana in New York City, a Lobster Fest at Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: DePersios sell Bar Cara

The DePersio family—owners of Fascino in Montclair, one of NJM's Top 25 Restaurants in the State—are selling their casual Italian restaurant, Bar Cara, in Bloomfield. The new owners are Dennis Lukic and his son, Chris, a chef who recently left the employ of Wolfgang Puck.

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Food Events

SATURDAY, JULY 20
A Walk Around Wine Tasting will be held at Ninety Acres at Natirar, 2 Main St, Peapack-Gladstone; noon to 3 PM. For information and reservations, call 908-901-9500.

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Breaking News: Now Casting Season 2 of The Taste

The ABC reality series The Taste, hosted by Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson, is looking for chefs, home cooks and foodies to compete in the second season of the popular series.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, JULY 12
A Bayou Crawfish Boil on the terrace will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. Seatings at 6 and 8:15 PM; $59. Reservations and information 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, Rezza in Roseland, the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival in Atlantic City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
A Red, White and Blue Sangria class will be held at Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Ave, Warren. 7 PM; $40. Reservations: 908-754-1222.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about two small plate restaurants, Park and Sixth in Jersey City, and End of Elm in Morristown, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 28
An Evening With Phillips Farms and Zone 7 will be held at the Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $110, all inclusive, paired with wine. Reservations: 732-846-3216.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Eat!Drink!Italy, a new TV show with Vic Rallo; Maritime Parc in Jersey City at the Beard House, NY; a charity event at Blue Moon Acres Farm in Pennington with chef Scott Anderson; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 21
A Parton Tequila dinner will be held at Renault Winery, 72 North Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City.6: 30 PM; $45. Reservations: 609-965-2111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Robert’s Steakhouse in Atlantic City, Mistral in Princeton, David Burke’s new partnership with Crumbs Bakery and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 and SATURDAY, JUNE 15
The NJ Beer and Food Festival will be held at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg. On Friday, June 14 there will be a Top Chefs & Brews Reception from 8 to 11 PM; $95. On Saturday at 9 AM there will be a Brews & Birdies on the golf courses ($195) and from 3 to 7 PM the beer festival will be held on the 9th hole of the Cascades Golf Course with brews and food; $85. For information or tickets call 973-827-5996.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Agricola in Princeton, Razza Pizza Artiginale in Jersey City, a charity event at Salt Creek Grille in Princeton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
A Wine vs Beer dinner will be held at the Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $110 all inclusive. Reservations: 732-846-3216.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about 17 Summer in Lodi, J&K Steakhouse in Montclair, places to dine on Father’s Day and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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FRIDAY MAY 31 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest will be held at Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, featuring music, food, crafts, and camping. Some menu items, which are $10 or under, include boiled crawfish, crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, jambalaya, grilled alligator sausage and many more New Orleans dishes. For information and tickets, log onto: www.crawfishfest.com.

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This week Rosie tells us about the Pig & Prince in Montclair at the James Beard House in NYC, Yappy Hour at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, the NJ Beer Festival at Crystal Springs and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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TUESDAY, MAY 28
A five-course Cakebread Cellars wine dinner will be held at Highlawn Pavilion, Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange. 6:30 PM; $150, includes tax and service. Reservations: 973-731-3463.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Montclair Food & Wine Festival, Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest, upcoming restaurant weeks and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, MAY 17
A Byron Kosuge wine dinner will be held at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $129. Reservations: 732-828-4444.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Ama Ristorante in Sea Bright, 12 West Restaurant & Bar in Montclair, Elijah’s Promise Fund-raiser and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, MAY 10 to SUNDAY, MAY 12
A Taste of Revel will be held at Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, with events planned throughout the weekend. For information, visit: http://www.revelresorts.com/events/taste-revel or call 855-348-0500.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Sorrel River Ranch and Spa in Moab, Utah where she recently visited, Varka in Ramsey, On the Road to Vermont with Sickles Market and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, MAY 3
A five-course Keeping It Local wine dinner will be held at Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St, Cape May. 7:30 PM; $75. Reservations: 609-884-9619.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Giovanni’s in Berkeley Heights, A Tale of Two Lucy’s, places to dine on Mother’s Day and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26
A five-course menu featuring the Macallan Single Malt Scotch and Highland Park will be held at Steakhouse 85, 85 Church St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $100, plus tax and tip. Reservations: 732-247-8585.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Zylo in Hoboken, Strip House in Livingston, a cooking class I will be doing with Suzanne Lowery at Kings, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19
An Around-The-World wine tasting event will be held at the Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville. Guests can sample over 60 wines, which have been specially selected by wine director and sommelier Terri Baldwin, from some of the most celebrated wine regions in the world. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and wines will be available for purchase. Reservations are $50, with $25 credit towards the purchase of wine. 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Reservations: 908-766-0002.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Local Seasonal Kitchen in Ramsey, Montclair Food & Wine Festival, Rat’s in Hamilton and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY APRIL 12
A Rioja wine class with hors d'oeuvres will be held at the Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick; $55. To purchase tickets: jmullen@frogandpeach.com

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Aida’s Cozy Kitchen in Chatham, Dough Artisan Pizzeria in Caldwell, Spring Wine Festival at the Hilton Short Hills, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 6
The Atlantic City Beer Fest with over 80 different breweries in attendance will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City. For information, log onto: http://celebrationofthesuds.com/

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BREAKING NEWS: Chef Adam Weiss Leaves Esty Street

Adam Weiss—who won this year's Best Chef Bergen County competition—is suddenly no longer employed at Esty Street in Park Ridge, where he had been executive chef since 2007.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Fricassee in Montclair, Sorrento in East Rutherford, a wine and martini tasting at Salt Creek Grill in Rumson and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Chef Bryan Gregg's Escape

Bryan Gregg, former chef of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and later of Michael Anthony's on the Jersey City waterfront, is teaming with chef George Mandakas to open a new restaurant in Montclair, called Escape, serving what he is calling "Southern fine" cuisine.

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Food Events

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
An Easter Tea with scones, finger sandwiches, petit fours and more will be held at the Peacock Café, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 4 to 6 PM; park admission required, café fees apply. Reservations: 609-890-6015.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, Taste of Montclair, Montclair Restaurant Week, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Rosie Saferstein will have chocolate samples and chat about restaurants from 2 and 4 PM as part of the grand opening weekend for the new Kings at 977 Valley Road in Gillette. Enter to win dinner for two at Pluckemin Inn, courtesy of New Jersey Monthly, and participate in other events throughout the store.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Maritime Parc in Jersey City, I Trulli in Woodland Park, Flavors to the Max, places to dine on Easter and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Jerseyans Named to First "Best Chefs America" List

Best Chefs America, a 386-page book published this month, bills itself as the "first-ever industry peer review guide [to] chefs." The 4,650 chefs across the country who made the cut are listed state by state. A quick count shows New Jersey has 196 honorees, ranging from stars like Craig Shelton, Nicholas Harary, Scott Anderson, David Felton, Zod Arifai, Ryan DePersio, Ariane Duarte, Marilyn Schlossbach and Anthony Bucco to many lesser known names.

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Food Events

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
A five-course Wines of Piedmont dinner will be held at the Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. 6:30 PM; $150, includes tax and service charge. Reservations: 973-731-5600 ext 3016. Overnight accommodations are also available at the Chateau.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Civile E Tornato in Metuchen, Millie’s in Morristown, a special St Patrick’s Day menu being offered till March 24 at Stage Left in New Brunswick and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Christine Nunn

Christine Nunn, who recently closed her highly rated BYO Picnic, in Fair Lawn, has been named executive chef of Grange Restaurant, soon to open in Westwood.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8
The Delaware Valley chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will present Grapes & Grain at The Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main St, Voorhees featuring wines, beers, food, music, and much more.7 PM, $75; 6 PM, VIP tickets, $125. For tickets, e-mail Felice Kelem@fkelem@cff.org or call 610-325-6001.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Down to the Bone in Stanhope, A Toute Heure in Cranford, the Montclair Food & Wine Festival and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 2
The Warren County Community College Foundation is hosting a celebrity waiter and comedy dinner at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, 294 Route 31 S, Washington. 7 to 11 PM; $95 includes three-course dinner and show. For tickets, contact samir@warren.edu/

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the New Jersey Wine & Food Festival, Atlantic City Restaurant Week, Kuzina by Sofia in Cherry Hill and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
The New Jersey Winter Wine Festival will be held at the Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills. 7 to 10 PM; $79; week before show $89. For tickets, visit www.newjerseywinefestivals.com or call 866-811-4111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, Sigiri in Edison, Toscania Trattoria in Little Falls, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: NJ's James Beard Award Nominees

The James Beard Foundation today released the list of semi-finalists for this year's awards for chefs and restaurants. Three New Jersey restaurants are among the nominees. All three were named to NJM's list of Top 25 restaurants in the state last August...

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BREAKING NEWS: Adam Weiss Wins Best Chef Bergen County

Chef Adam Weiss of Esty Street in Park Ridge defeated chef.Ninamarie Bojekian of Ooh La La Catering in Franklin Lakes to win the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition at Chef Central, Paramus, on February 16. The secret ingredient was tea.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities is sponsoring a Cape May Wine weekend, which will include a four-course wine-tasting dinner at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, on Friday evening; a winery cellar tour and tasting at Cape May Winery at 3 PM on Saturday; and a wine school class at 1 PM on Sunday at the Washington Inn. The total weekend package is $145, plus gratuity. The Sunday, February 17 wine school class is available for purchase separately for $40. For more information, or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a mushroom tasting dinner at The Brothers Moon in Hopewell, Bottagra South in South Orange, Chatni in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
A Hidden Gems of France wine diner with Mark Altom will be held at The Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $105, all inclusive. Reservations: 732-846-3216.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about DeBragga and Spitler, a top meat purveyor located in Jersey City, Sam Mickail’s Cut Steak House in West Orange, places to dine on Valentine’s Day and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
The International Great Beer Expo with over 50 breweries in attendance will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus. The first session will be from 12:30 to 4 PM; second from 5:30 to 9 PM; $40 in advance; $55 at the door. Ticket includes beer samples, tasting glass, and access to beer seminars. Info and tickets: www.greatbeerexpo.com/meadowlands/beer.html

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a birthday party for Thomas Edison at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, Verve Restaurant in Somerville, places to dine at on Valentine’s Day and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Long-Term Lease For Highlawn Pavilion

Good news for fans of the venerable Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange. Essex County Executive Joseph N DiVincenzo, Jr announced at a press conference today that the Knowles Family has signed a 20-year lease to continue operating the restaurant in Eagle Rock Reservation.

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Ultimate Chef Bergen County: Latest Results

Chef Adam Weiss of Esty Street in Park Ridge defeated chef Arthur Toufayan of Cafe Amici in Wyckoff at the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition held Saturday, January 26 at Chef Central in Paramus. Now it's on to the finals!

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
The Asbury Park BeerFest will be held at Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park featuring craft beers from all over the world, as well as conventional retro beers. Noon to 4 PM or 6 to 10 PM; $30 advance $35 at the door. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com, the Stone Pony or the Asbury Park Boardwalk box offices.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Benissimo in Madison, places to celebrate Mardi Gras, Dining Deals and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Ultimate Chef Bergen County: Round 2 Result

Chef Arthur Toufayan and his sous chef, Arturo Baralass, won the second round of the Ultimate Chef Bergen County 2013 competition on Saturday at Chef Central in Paramus. The secret ingredient was mushrooms.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
A Biodynamic Wine Tasting from the South of France will be held at Bin 14 Wine Bar, 1314 Washington St, Hoboken. 2 to 4 PM; $65, excluding tax and gratuity. Includes tasting of six wines and a three-course food pairing. Reservations: 201-963-9463 or e-mail info@bin14.com/.

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BREAKING NEWS: Drew's Bayshore Bistro Fundraiser

Andrew Araneo's highly-rated Keyport restaurant, Drew's Bayshore Bistro, was decimated by Hurricane Sandy.. In an effort ot help him reopen the popular Cajun and Southern-style eatery in another Keyport location, a fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Feb 10, from 3 to 7 pm.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Trattoria Rustica in Montclair, Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, two Slow Food events, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Ultimate Chef Bergen County

In the first round of the 2013 Ultimate Chef Bergen County Competition, held at Chef Central in Paramus, chef Adam Weiss of Esty Street in Park Ridge defeated chef Joseph Cuccia of Joseph Cuccia Catering in Lodi. The secret ingredient was soy.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
A Love Bird Cooking & Cocktail Class will be held at Morris Tap and Grill, 500 Rt. 10 West, Randolph. 7 to 10 PM; $65. For reservations, e-mail: Cheferic@morristapandgrill.com

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Enza’s Restaurant in Hawthorne, a cookbook for those who enjoy sailing or reading about it, upcoming charity events and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Picnic in Fair Lawn Closes

This just in from Christine Nunn, chef/owner of Picnic in Fair Lawn, one of NJM's Top 25 Restaurants in 2011 and 2012:

It is with a sad heart that I announce that New Year’s Eve was our “Last Supper” at little Picnic. I wish it was not the case, but the economy got the best of Picnic.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
A Wine & Cheese Tasting will be held at Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Ave, Little Silve,r to benefit Holiday Express a non-profit organization that delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to adults and children who are physically and mentally disabled, living with AIDS or homeless, as well as the isolated elderly and others in need of the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year. 7 to 10 PM; $125. For tickets, call Tori Sickles at 732-741-9563.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Daryl in New Brunswick, Lu Nello’s Montville Inn in Montville, the upcoming Ultimate Chef of Bergen County competition and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
A two-hour Port Wine educational seminar will be held at Crystal Springs Resort, Hardyston. For information call 973-827-5996 ext 3.

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This week Rosie tells us about the favorite dishes she has eaten in 2012, Agricola, a new restaurant that will be opening soon in Princeton, some options for New Year’s Eve, her new kitchen, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
Celebrate a proper British Boxing Day with a special dinner at The British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Information and reservations: 856-354-0204; BYO.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Café La Terrassa in New Brunswick, the Collaberative Fest held at Elements in Princeton, New Year’s Eve options and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
A Cote d’Or wine class will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Route 206 South, Bedminster; 3:30 to 5 PM; $50. Reservations: 908-658-9292.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Next Door in Montclair, Nero’s Grille in Livingston, tips on renovating a kitchen, dining options for Christmas and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
The Emmy Award-winning chef Paula Deen will bring her Southern charm to the Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City in An Evening with Paula Deen. 6 PM; $35, $40, and $50. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or call 800-736-1420.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Valentino’s On Park in Rutherford, Zorba in Wayne, chef Ryan DePersio at the Beard House in NYC, her kitchen renovation and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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DECEMBER 1
An Intro to Burgundy wine class will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Route 206 South, Bedminster. 3:30 to 5 PM; $35. Reservations: 908-658-9292.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about executive chef Anthony Bucco from The Ryland Inn at the James Beard House in New York City, new cookbooks to check out, her kitchen renovation, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
The Festival of Flavors Wine & Food Tasting with more than 35 restaurants in attendance, will be held at the Park Ridge Marriott, 300 Brae Boulevard, Park Ridge to benefit the Youth Consultation Service, which provides residential care or in-community and in-home services for children and their families. 6 to 9 PM; $75. For more information and tickets, call Kathy at 201-678-1312 x128.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a benefit dinner at Restaurant Nicholas for Hurricane Sandy victims, two new cookbooks, her kitchen renovation and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
A Portugal wine tasting will be held at the Toad Hall Shop & Gallery, Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 5:30 PM; $10, which can be applied to dining at Rat’s following the tasting. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week on Table Hopping With Rosie read about updates on NJ restaurants who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, Samba in Montclair, Bellissimo’s in Little Falls, a few places she ate at while her kitchen was being renovated, where to dine on Thanksgiving and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Savor Borgata, an evening featuring the restaurants and chefs at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City will be held at 8 PM; $125 general admission; premium access at 7 PM, $195. For tickets, visit theborgata.com or call 866-900-4849.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a collaborative feast at Elements in Princeton, Sefarat Kebab House in West Orange, Rob’s Bistro in Madison, her kitchen renovation, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

The Seventh Annual Harvest Wine Festival will be held at the Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills with a portion of the proceeds going to Family Promise of Bergen County, an organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of the homeless in Bergen County. This event will include more than 150 wines, hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, pasta, cheese, and breads as well as wine classes (an additional $25) and live music. 7 to 10 PM; $79 (thru 10/27); Final Week: $89. For information or tickets call 866-811-4111

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a two wine dinners on November 8: a Burgundy wine dinner at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, and a Stag’s Leap Wine dinner at Casa Dante in Jersey City; chef Ryan DePersio; Rosie’s kitchen renovation and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
A Beer vs. Wine Dinner will be held at the Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick. Information and reservations: 732-846-3216.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the renovation of her kitchen, Savor Borgata event in Atlantic City, Halloween Happenings, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
A German wine tasting will be held at the Toad Hall Shop & Gallery, Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 5:30 PM; $10, which may be applied toward a meal at Rat’s following the tasting. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Pig & Prince in Montclair, Razza Pizza Artiginale in Jersey City, Perona Farms in Andover, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
A beer dinner will be held in the greenhouse of Suydam Farms, 1803 Rt 27, Somerset to benefit Elijah's Promise, New Brunswick. 5:30 PM; $50. Information: www.elijahspromise.org

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Salugo Bistro in Verona, Red Sky Restaurant in Keyport, Amanti Vino Oktoberfest and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: MAE Closes

MAE in Jersey City--in August named one of NJM's notable new restaurants of 2012--has shut down for renovations, according to Joe Dell'Armi, one of the owners. When it reopens in about a month, he said, it will not be called MAE (Modern American Eatery), and the other owner as well as chef Gregory Torrech will have moved on.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
A Ramey Wine dinner will be held at the Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. Information and reservations: 732-846-3216.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, Jazz @ the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, Ma Maison Brasserie in Millburn, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28 TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30
A Greek Fest will be held at SS Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Ave, Roseland. Information: http://roselandgreekfest.com/

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This week Rosie tells us about the soon to be opened Ryland Inn in Whitehouse, Ama Ristorante at Driftwood in Sea Bright, chefs at the Beard House in NYC, chef Jesse Jones Cooking Classes, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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A Spanish wine tasting will be held at the Toad Hall Shop & Gallery, Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 5:30 PM; $10 will be applied toward dining at Rat’s following the tasting. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Seabra’s Marisqueira in Newark, the Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge, Uproot in Warren, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Creative Heartwork, an organization that utilizes the power of the arts to heal children who have experienced trauma, loss, serious illness, or disabilities will hold a fundraiser at Ninety Acres Culinary Center, 2 Main St, Peapack. The event will include wines from Argentina, a lamb roast, lecture, and tasting of four wines, followed by a walk-around tasting of more than 50 wines from Argentina. Casual attire. Noon to 3 PM; $165. For tickets contact Karen@CreativeHeartwork.org or call 973-889-0809.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the latest news from the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse; the newly opened Pig & Prince in Montclair; two uncles, Uncle Vinnie’s Clam Bar in Raritan and Uncle Moustache in Montclair; the Epicurean Palette in Hamilton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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ShopRite of Medford will host the Taste of Medford 2012 at Kirby’s Mill, 275 Church Road, Medford. Noon to 3 PM. There will be tastings from local restaurants, live music, and much more. Information: http://medfordbusiness.org

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UPDATE: Party at the New Ryland

A veritable who's-who of North and Central Jersey chefs turned out for an exclusive preview party at the soon-to-reopen Ryland Inn in Whitehouse...

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Meal in Nutley, Blue Morel in Morristown, New Jersey Restaurant Week, and a cooking class at Kings in Short Hills called Rosie Dishes—Suzanne Cooks, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

New Jersey’s best barbecue joints will be in attendance at a “BBQ & Craft Beer Festival” at Monmouth Park Racetrack (Oceanport Ave, Oceanport). For information, visit: monmouthpark.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Summit Wine and Food Festival in Summit; executive chef Mitchell Altholz from The Manor and Highlawn Pavilion, both in West Orange; our dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville; and much more.

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Chefs on the Move

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Brian’s (9 Klines Court, Lambertville) will host, “A Culinary Tour Through France,” a 20-plus course dinner that includes hors d'oeuvres, small plates, charcuterie, soup, entrées, and dessert. 6:30 pm; $60; BYO. Reservations: 609-460-4148.

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NEWS: Resto in Madison to Close

Fans of chef Robert Ubhaus' contemporary French cooking at Resto have only until September 2 to dine at this lovely restaurant. But Ubhaus himself is not fading from the scene...

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange; the What the Doctor Ordered program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson; a tomato dinner at The Manor in West Orange; a tomato tasting in Pittstown; plus, an update on Agricola in Princeton.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Latin Night will be celebrated at Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture (16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton) with cocktails, sangria, ceviche, roasted pork, garlic shrimp, fried yucca and much more including salsa lessons in the pavilion; $50. Reservations and information: 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse; Casa Vasca in Newark; Taste of the Quarter at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City; Dining Deals and lots more New Jersey restaurant news.

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Chefs on the Move

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A “Down Under, Australia and New Zealand” wine tasting will be held at the Toad Hall Shop & Gallery at Grounds for Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant (16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton). 5:30 pm; $10 will be applied toward a meal at Rat’s, if you dine following the tasting. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Divina Ristorante in Caldwell; Sustenance on the Farm Dinner at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown; The Corner Table at Whole Foods in Vauxhall; The Manor and Highlawn Pavilion both in West Orange and much more news about New Jersey restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A Cakebread wine dinner will be held at Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village (Rt 1), Princeton; 7 PM. Call 609-419-4200 for reservations and more information.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Modern American Eatery (MAE) in Jersey City, Lola Latin Bistro in Metuchen, an ice cream festival at Rosa Mexicano in Hackensack, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

A Merchants in Venice Seafood Festival with entertainment will be held on Asbury Ave from 6th to 9th Sts, Ocean City, from 5 to 9 PM; free admission. For more information, call 609-525-9300.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Bernards Inn at the James Beard House in New York City, the Kolo Klub in Hoboken, a cooking class for singles, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A clambake will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton. Seatings from 5:30 PM. For pricing information and reservations, call 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Trattoria Bolu in Basking Ridge, a Farm to Table menu at Lorena’s in Maplewood, the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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A Patron Tequila dinner will be held at Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village (Rt 1), Princeton; 7 PM. Call 609-419-4200 for reservations and more information.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Tuscany in Upper Montclair, the Gourmet Cafe in Parsippany, Ursino in Union, dining deals, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Sickles Market, One Harrison Avenue, Little Silver is hosting a day of luxury and indulgence with a Ladies Lunch at Lacroix in the Rittenhouse Hotel. 9:30 AM to 6 PM; $165. Contact Kirsty Dougherty for more information kdougherty@sicklesmarket.com or call 732-741-9563.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Fig Tree in Hoboken, WannaBee Chef in Cresskill, the Montclair Food & Wine Festival that will be held in May 2013, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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BREAKING NEWS: David Burke Fromagerie on TV

On July 5 at 10 pm on the Food Network, chef David Burke and his David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson will be featured on Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. The story line: Burke needs a new executive chef for the restaurant, and Burrell brings in four candidates she thinks can make the grade.

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Food Events

Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Avenue, Little Silver, is hosting a day of luxury and indulgence with a Ladies’ Lunch at Lacroix in the Rittenhouse Hotel. 9:30 AM to 6 PM; $165. For more information, contact Kirsty Dougherty at kdougherty@sicklesmarket.com or call 732-741-9563.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about LuNello in Cedar Grove, Elements in Princeton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Seafood Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Demetrios Haronis, executive chef of Fin at the Tropicana Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, for winning the 2012 Jersey Seafood Challenge. The victory means he will represent New Jersey at the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans in August.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

The Fourth Annual NJ Beer & Food Festival will be held at Crystal Springs Resort, Hardyston. A Top Chefs & Brew Reception will be held on June 22 from 8 to 11 PM; $95. The Beer Festival will be held from 3 to 7 PM on June 23; $70 until June 9, $80 afterward. Also on June 23, there will be an After Party from 8 to 10 PM; $50. For more information and tickets, call 973-827-5996 ext 3.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Mantra in Paramus, Salt Creek Grille in Rumson and Princeton, Chef’s Night 2012 at the Palace at Somerset Park, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A Goose Island Brewing Company dinner will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly. For more information and reservations, call 609-265-9199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Salt Creek Grille in Princeton, Chef Ryan DePersio at Kings in Short Hills, the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild’s Beer Festival, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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BREAKING NEWS: Dennis Foy

Chef Dennis Foy, one of the pioneers of modern fine dining in New Jersey, and his wife, Estella Quinones, have launched D’Floret, a 28-seat restaurant at 18 South Main Street, Lambertville. The seasonal menu, sourced locally from Hunterdon and Bucks County farms, showcases Foy’s commitment to farm-to-table and contemporary cuisine.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Hidden Treasures Wine Bar, presented by Amanti Vino, Montclair, will be held at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, to benefit the museum. 7 to 10 PM; $85, members $75. For reservations, contact Monica Lupiloff at 973-259-5143 or e-mail mlupiloff@montclairartmuseum.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Thirty Acres in Jersey City, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne, True North Osteria in Montclair, the Strip House in Livingston, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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BREAKING NEWS: All-Star Chef Dinner

Would you like to attend a very exclusive dinner in Andover, cooked by Daniel Boulud, David Burke, Roberta Donna, Gordan Drysdale, Robert Irvine, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen, Ken Oringer and more with each chef presenting a course? It'll only cost you a mere 1,000 smackers.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A Weyerbacher beer dinner will be held at Salt Creek Grille, 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton Forrestal Village (Rt 1), Princeton; 7 PM. Call 609-419-4200 for reservations and more information.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Daryl in New Brunswick, Elements in Princeton, the NJ Seafood Festival in Belmar, Chef Daniel Frey’s health coaching and cooking classes, upcoming charity events, and much more about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Iron Hill Brewery, 124 East Kings Hwy, Maple Shade, will host a five-course spring beer dinner. 7 to 9 PM; $70 including gratuities. Reservations are required; call 856-273-0300.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Resto in Madison, Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest in Augusta, dining deals, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Jeremiah Langhorne, chef de cuisine at McCrady’s (Charleston, SC), will be joining executive chef Scott Anderson at Elements, 163 Bayard Ln, Princeton, to present a seven-course tasting as part of the Guest Chef Summer Series. Open seating from 5:30 to 10 PM; $145 (beverage pairings will be available for an additional $65). For more information and reservations, call 609-924-0078 or visit www.elementsprinceton.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Osteria Morini in Bernardsville, Gaffer’s Pub in West Orange, the Monet’s Palate documentary by NJ producer Aileen Bordman, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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A Wine & Spirits Festival with appetizers and desserts will be held at Avalon Community Hall, 30th St and Avalon Ave, Avalon. 6:30 to 9 PM; $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For ticket information, call Pat at 609-967-5647.

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Breaking News: James Beard Award Winners

James Beard Foundation Awards recognize two Jersey chefs.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Daryl in New Brunswick, Village Green in Ridgewood, Ephesus in Denville, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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A Spring Craft Beer Fest with Mexican food and live music, hosted by High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly, will be held across from the Burlington County Courthouse. 2:30 to 6:30 PM; $40. Tickets and more information: 609-265-9199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Blu in Montclair, Koreander in Upper Montclair, the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse, the Sickles in Sicily tour, where to dine on Mother’s Day, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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As part of the Annual Spring Festival, a Sweet & Savory Smackdown will be held throughout properties in Cape May. Sample signature sweets or savory snacks, vote for your favorites, and get the recipes via e-mail. 1 to 3 PM; $25, children ages three to twelve $15. There will also be a beer and chocolate tasting at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. 2 PM; $30. For more information and reservations, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts at 800-275-4278 or log on to www.capemaymac.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Amanti Vino in Montclair, Tbones in Bridgewater, Picnic in Fair Lawn, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Taste of the Caldwells will be held at Caldwell College. 4 to 7 PM; $50. Mail payment to CWCEF, PO Box 96, Caldwell, NJ 07006, e-mail cwcefinfo@gmail.com, or call 973-228-4390.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Edward’s Steakhouse in Jersey City, Samba in Montclair, a Cooking for Kids charity event, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Breaking News: Chef Craig Shelton

Former Ryland Inn chef/owner Craig Shelton, back in NJ after a stint in Texas, is now a partner at Skylark on the Hudson, a stylish diner located at 25 River Drive South, Jersey City, in the Newport development.

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Food Events

An American whiskey tasting, with special guest Jeremiah Goldovitz of Hunterdon Brewing Company, will be held at the Stockton Inn, 1 Main St, Stockton. Call 609-397-1250 for details and reservations

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Breaking News: The Ryland Inn

The new executive chef at the renovated Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, which is expected to reopen this summer, will be Anthony Bucco--formerly of the well-reviewed Uproot in Warren and for many years before that of Stage Left in New Brunswick,

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about JukGajee in Bloomfield, Gourmet Chopsticks in Fairfield, a Sickles Market trip to the Di Bruno Bros. Gourmet Retailer & Cheese Makers in Philadelphia, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Breaking News: The Frog and the Peach

Betsy Alger and Jim Black, who founded the famed New Brunswick restaurant in 1983, have decided to retire--and have sold the restaurant to Bruce Lefebvre, the restaurant's executive chef since 2001.

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Food Events

A moonlight tour of Grounds for Sculpture and a three-course dinner at Rat’s, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, will be held at 7 PM; $65, members $55. Price includes tax and gratuity, but beverages are extra. Reservations: 609-586-0616.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Nico Kitchen + Bar in Newark, Brian’s in Lambertville, Verde in Morris Plains, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Breaking News: Chef Michael Carrino Returns

PIG & PRINCE COMING TO MONTCLAIR
Michael Carrino, previously chef/owner of Passionne in Montclair, will open Pig & Prince, a Gastro lounge and restaurant at 1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, this summer. The restaurant will feature creative unpretentious modern American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Hudson County CASA’s sixth annual wine tasting, Sweets & Eats, will be held in the Atrium in the Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City. 6 to 9 PM; $70. For more information and tickets, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about corkage fees in NJ restaurants, Just Restaurant in Old Bridge, a summer cooking camp for kids, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A Celebrity Waiter & Comedy Dinner with comedian Robert Klein will be held at Hawk Pointe Golf Club, 294 Rt 31 S, Washington, to benefit the Warren County Community College Foundation. 7 to 11 PM; $95. For tickets and more information, call 908-835-2325 or e-mail samir@warren.edu.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Blue Morel in Morristown at the James Beard House in NYC; Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Napa, California, which she visited recently; a charity event at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A class on the Great Wine Regions of Italy led by GM/wine director Jim Mullen will be held at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. $55 for one class, $130 for three (the others are on March 23 and 30). $235 for all three classes and a dinner on April 14, and $125 for dinner only on April 14. Call 732-846-3216.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Bistro 18 in Montclair, Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine in Chatham, the reopening of Blu and Next Door in Montclair, Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

The Garden State Cake Show will be held at Burlington Township Middle School at Springside, 1600 Burlingon Bypass, Burlington, to benefit the Burlington Township Food Pantry. The event will offer classes, cake competitions, vendors, demos, and more. Ages twelve and up: $10 for one day/$15 for both, or $5 plus two canned goods for one day/$10 plus four canned goods for both days. Ages four to eleven: $2 for one day/$3 for both days. Ages three and under are free.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, Ursino in Union, Anna’s Ristorante in Summit, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A murder mystery dinner will be held at La Tavola Cucina Ristorante, 700 Old Bridge Tpk, South River. 5 PM; $45 including buffet dinner, tax, and gratuity. Reservations: 732-238-2111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about upcoming cooking classes and Restaurant Weeks, plus much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

The New Jersey Farm to School Network is hosting a winter conference, It Takes A Village: Collaborations in Good Food and School Gardens, sponsored by the AtlantiCare Foundation. The event will explore collaborations in southern New Jersey among higher education, not-for-profit organizations, K–12 schools, and community organizers who are bringing good food and nutrition education solutions to the region. For more information, log on to www.njfarmtoschool.org/register-today.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chakra in Paramus, the Palm in Atlantic City, the Candlewyck Diner in East Rutherford, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Saints and sinners can party at a Mardi Gras celebration at Oddfellows Restaurant, 80 River St, Hoboken. Along with live music, jambalaya and hurricanes will be on the menu. Reservations: 201-656-9009.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a new Jazz Menu at Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, Sickles Market in Little Silver, the Made With Love Organic Bakery & Cafe in Jersey City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

The Fourth Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family event, sponsored by Slow Food Northern New Jersey in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, will be held at Morristown High School, 50 Early St, Morristown. Noon to 4 PM; $3. The event will feature more than twenty local farmers and food artisans. Visitors will be able to purchase seasonal vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, eggs, cheese, breads, and prepared foods. Snow date: February 12.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Mekong Grill in Ridgewood, Il Capriccio in Whippany, Valentine’s dining options, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

A five-course Year of the Water Dragon dinner will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton. Cocktails will be served at 6 PM, followed by dinner. Call 609-584-7800 for pricing and reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Eno Terra in Kingston, Samba in Montclair, Valentine’s Day dining options, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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The Winner: Ultimate Chef Bergen County

The Ultimate Chef Bergen County 2012 has been crowned--and the winner is chef Ninamarie Bojekian of Ooh La La Catering in Franklin Lakes.

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Food Events

A six-course South African wine dinner with a tasting bar will be presented at the Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park. The event is sponsored by Uncorked Consultants. 6:30 to 10:30 PM; $100 including tax and gratuity. For tickets, call 973-5-WINE-54.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the MoonShine Modern Supper Club in Millburn, upcoming charity events, the Shannon Rose Irish Pub in Ramsey, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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2nd Round Results: Ultimate Chef Bergen County

The winner of the second round of the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition held January 21 at Chef Central, 240 Rt 17 N, Paramus, was Chef Ninamarie Bojekian of Ooh LaLa Catering in Franklin Lakes.

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Food Events

A Burgundy wine region three-course dinner will be held at David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Rd, Rumson; $110 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 732-842-8088.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about three new Italian restaurants (Angeloni’s in Caldwell, Tomato Pie in Morristown, and Acappello in Montclair), Bin 14 in Hoboken, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Breaking News: Zod Arifai, Opening and Reopening

Executive chef Zod Arifai announces news of his three restaurants: the much-decorated Blu and Next Door in Montclair and the new, exciting Daryl in New Brunswick...

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Food Events

Round one of the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition will be held at Chef Central, 240 Rt 17 N, Paramus, with Laurie Cera of 5 Seasons Bistro and Joe Macri of Elan Catering. The winner will compete on January 28 against the winner of round two, which will be held on January 21. 11 AM; free. For more information, call 201-576-0100.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Ultimate Chef Bergen County contest at Chef Central in Paramus, Fin in Montclair, Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Picnic: The Restaurant, 14-25 Plaza Rd N, Fair Lawn (BYO), will host a four-course Game Night with fresh game from D’Artagnan Gourmet Foods. Seatings are at 6 and 8:30 PM; $85 plus tip. Proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Bergen County Reservations. Call 201-796-2700.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Lorena’s in Maplewood, Di Palma Brothers in North Bergen, Stage Left in New Brunswick, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

Picnic: The Restaurant, 14-25 Plaza Rd N, Fair Lawn (BYO), will host a four-course Game Night with fresh game from D’Artagnan Gourmet Foods. Seatings are at 6 and 8:30 PM; $85 plus tip. Proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Bergen County Reservations. Call 201-796-2700.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about her favorite dishes of 2011 and about Chef Ariane Duarte of CulinAriane in Montclair.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Monticello, 69 Broad St, Red Bank (732-450-0255), is offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $25.

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This week Rosie tells us about Drew’s Bayshore Bistro in Keyport, Daryl in New Brunswick, cooking classes at Rat’s in Hamilton, Christmas and New Year’s dining, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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A Feast of the Seven Fishes cooking class taught by Chef Paul Drew will be held at Phillips Seafood Restaurant at the Pier at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City. 11:30 AM; $65 including a chef demo, wine, and lunch. Call 609-348-2273 to register.

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This week Rosie tells us about Resto in Madison, Arturo’s in Maplewood, Christmas and New Year’s dining, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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The Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Party will be held at the Arc of Middlesex County, 219 Black Horse Ln, Suite 1, North Brunswick, to benefit the Arc’s mission in providing support and services to people with developmental and other disabilities, and their families. 7 to 9:30 PM; $45. For tickets, call 732-821-1199.

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This week Rosie tells us about Upstairs in Montclair, LeVant in Edison, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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A discussion and cooking demonstration by bestselling cookbook author and food columnist for the New York Times Melissa Clark and cooking instructor Rick Rodgers will be held at Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpk, Short Hills. Two recipes from Clark’s latest cookbook, Cook This Now, will be demonstrated. 11 AM to 1 PM; $100. Registration includes a copy of the book, and a signing will be held from 2 to 3:30 PM. To register, call 973-258-4009.

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This week Rosie tells us about a Collaborative Feast she attended in Princeton, NJ chefs at the James Beard House in NYC, holiday-themed events across the state, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
The Wines of Langtry Estate & Vineyards, a wine tasting and five-course dinner presented by Uncorked Consultants, will be held at the Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park. 6:30 to 10 PM; $120 all-inclusive. For more information and tickets, call 973-5-WINE-54.

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This week Rosie tells us about Pairings in Cranford, culinary holiday gifts, La Griglia in Kenilworth, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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11/18: A five-course Argentinean wine dinner will be held at the Publick House, 111 Main St, Chester. 7 to 10 PM; $55. For reservations, call 908-879-6878.

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This week Rosie tells us about the Gourmet Cafe in Parsippany, dining deals, Thanksgiving openings, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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11/13: Chef Michael Anthony will present a four-course harvest dinner highlighting local ingredients at Tula Restaurant & Lounge, 47 Easton Ave, New Brunswick. 5 to 9 PM; $45; supplemental charge for wine pairings. For reservations, call 732-246-0014.

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This week Rosie tells us about Esty Street in Park Ridge, Porto Leggero in Jersey City, places to dine on Thanksgiving, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Breaking News: Arthur McGreevy

Condolences to the McGreevy family on the loss of Arthur McGreevy who was in the restaurant business in New Jersey more than 61 years. He is best known as owner of the Arthur's Tavern in Morris Plains, Hoboken, North Brunswick, and Emerson. McGreevy was past president of the New Jersey Restaurant Association and on the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association.

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11/4: A Super Tuscans and truffles dinner with special guest sommelier Alessandro Cellai will be held at Elements, 163 Bayard Ln, Princeton; $195. For reservations, call 609-924-0078.

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This week Rosie tells us about Ah’Pizz in Montclair, Il Gabbiano in Cranford, Java Love coffee, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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10/28: A Fall Harvest wine dinner will be held at the Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr, Northfield. 6 to 9 PM; $69. For reservations, call 609-236-4415.

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This week Rosie tells us about a tasting dinner at Liberty House in Jersey City, a game dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, a Festival of Flavors in Park Ridge, a Harvest Wine Festival in Short Hills, a charity event at Sickles Market in Little Silver, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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10/21: Oktoberfest sponsored by Amanti Vino, Montclair, will be held at the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair, to benefit Intensive Therapeutics, which provides occupational therapy for children. General admission, 7:30 to 11 PM, $80, includes unlimited food and beverages; VIP tickets, $150, allow, in addition to all of the above, entrance at 6:30 PM, access to the balcony area, and a swag bag. For tickets, call Amanti Vino at 973-509-9463.

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This week Rosie tells us about Casa Vasca in Newark, Moghul in Edison, the Strip House in Livingston, Halloween happenings, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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10/15: A Chef’s Table dinner will be held at WannaBee Chef Cooking Studio, 18 Union Ave, Cresskill. 7 to 9:45 PM; $75; BYO. For reservations, call 201-503-0335.

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Breaking News: Doris & Ed's

Jim Filip, owner of Doris & Ed’s in Highlands, says the restaurant, closed since sustaining heavy damage in Tropical Storm Irene, is not even close to reopening.

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This week Rosie tells us about a “So You Want to Be a Food and Wine Blogger?” panel discussion in Montclair that she’s a part of, plus Oktoberfest with Amanti Vino in Montclair, upcoming charity events, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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10/7: A medical-mystery dinner, Fast Food Critic Fred Is Dead, will be held at the Wedgwood Country Club, 200 Hurffville Rd, Turnersville, to benefit the Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $55, in advance only; cash bar. For tickets, call 856-227-5522 ext 3. 1970s attire is suggested but not required.

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This week Rosie tells us about her interview with Bobby Flay, a three-day hands-on Mangalitsa pig class, Ristorante Giorgia in Rumson, two Glenfiddich scotch dinners, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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10/1: A cooking class, Chef Paul Drew’s Big Night, will be held at Phillips Seafood, Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City. 11:30 AM; $65 including a chef demo, wine, and lunch. For reservations, call 609-348-2273 or log on to www.phillipsseafood.com.

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This week Rosie tells us about Blue Morel in Morristown, the Oyster Festival at Legal Seafoods in Paramus and Short Hills, Arthur Schwartz at Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills, a murder-mystery weekend in Cape May, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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9/23: An Antinori Italian wine dinner will be held at Steakhouse 85, 85 Church St, New Brunswick. 7:30 PM; $85 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 732-247-8585.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Drew’s Bayshore Bistro at the Beard House in New York City, Bhoj in Elmwood Park, upcoming wine events, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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9/17: The annual Oktoberfest celebration with family activities including lumberjack contests, pie-eating contests, a magic show, and pony rides will be held at the Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg. In addition to authentic German beers, there will be an Oktoberfest menu including roasted pig and lamb, knockwurst, weisswurst, potato pancakes, Black Forest cake, and strudel. Noon to 9 PM, rain or shine; free admission. For more information, call 973-827-5996 ext 2.

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This week Rosie tells us about two Crystal Springs Resort events, the Taste of Montclair Harvest Festival, a Philanthropy for Foodies dinner, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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9/10: The Bellview Winery Harvest Party will be held at 150 Atlantic St, Landisville. 10 AM to 5 PM; $5 including parking, wine tasting, music, and a souvenir wine glass; children free. For more information, call 856-697-7172. Rain date 9/11.

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This week Rosie tells us about Maritime Parc in Jersey City, Picnic the Restaurant in Fair Lawn, Brick Lane Curry House in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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9/8: A special Indonesian tasting dinner will be held at A Taste of Asia, 245 Main St, Chatham. 6 and 8 PM; $40 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations, call 973-701-8821.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a dinner hosted by Boulevard Five72 at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, Chef Humberto Campos Jr. from Lorena’s in Maplewood, Amanti Vino in Montclair, the Summit Wine and Food Festival, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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8/27: A Rockin’ Wines: A Taste of Volcanic Terroirs class will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 4 to 6 PM; $35. For reservations, call 973-509-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Liberty House in Jersey City, Cuisine Inspirations/Class in a Glass offerings, Restaurant Serenade in Chatham, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Breaking News: Ryland Inn to Reopen

Jeanne and Frank Cretella of Landmark Hospitality--the parent company of Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Liberty House Restaurant, Crave Caterers, and Celebrate at Snug Harbor (Staten Island)--will be reopening the Ryland Inn.

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8/19: A Belgian beer tasting from the Trappist monks will be held at the Stockton Inn, 1 Main St, Stockton. 6:30 PM; $35 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 609-397-1250.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Uproot in Warren, Cafe Luna in Millburn, A Toute Heure in Cranford, the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Taste of the Quarter in Atlantic City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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8/16: Jazz Night, featuring a Creole menu with wine available in the wine shop, will be held at Cafe Matisse, 167 Park Ave, Rutherford. 6:30 PM; $130 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 201-935-2995.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Farm to Table dinner at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, Bibi’z in Westwood, Luca’s Ristorante in Somerset, the Crab Cake Festival & Shore Chef Cook-Off at Monmouth Park, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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8/5 to 8/7: A Fresh From the Farm three-course prix-fixe dinner will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High Street, Mount Holly; $30. For time information and reservations, call 609-265-9199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Krave in Newton, the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster, the Mockingbird Café in Basking Ridge, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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7/30: A farmers’ market and wine tasting will be held at Meadowlands Racetrack, 50 Rt 120, East Rutherford. 5 to 10:30 PM; wine tasting includes an unlimited sampling of locally produced wines for $18. Call 201-843-2446 for reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Strip House in Livingston, the Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge and the Park West Tavern in Ridgewood at the James Beard House in NYC, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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7/22: A dessert wine tasting will be held at the Wine Cellar at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge St, Lambertville. 7 PM; $45. For reservations, call 609-397-8300.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge in Rahway, the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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7/16: A Blues Festival to celebrate locally grown blueberries and blue Jersey products will be held at Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Ave, Little Silver; noon to 4 PM. There will also be blueberry pie–eating contests. For more information, log on to www.sicklesmarket.com or call 732-741-9563.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Taormina in Kenilworth, a pig roast at Stage Left in New Brunswick, a Feast of the Farm dinner at the Mill at Spring Lake Heights in Spring Lake Heights, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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7/8 to 7/10: More than 25 restaurants will be in attendance at the ShrimpFest of Ocean Township, which will be held at Joe Palaia Park, Deal and Whalepond Rds, Ocean. Free admission; July 8, 5 to 10 PM; July 9, 2 to 10 PM; July 10, 2 to 8 PM. For more information, call 732-897-1111 or visit www.gotcc.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Basilico in Millburn, J&K Steakhouse in Morristown, Wayne Steakhouse in Wayne, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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6/29: A four-course Paul Hobbs Winery dinner with special guest Stephanie Harris will be held at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. 7 PM; $79. For reservations, call 201-445-4115.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about G.K.’s Red Dog Tavern in Morristown, Highlawn Pavilion and the Manor in West Orange, Cuba Libre in Atlantic City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Breaking News: Craig Shelton

Chef Craig Shelton, previously owner of the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse and consultant at the Skylark
Diner in Edison, is no longer at the Inn at Dos Brisas, outside Houston, Texas. He was executive
chef and managing partner there from November 2010 to June 2011.

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6/26: A summer walk-around wine tasting will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 10 Pluckemin Way, Bedminster; $30. For time information and reservations, call 908-658-9292.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about St. Eve’s in Ho-Ho-Kus, Fossil Farms in Boonton, patio dining at Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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6/18: The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival will be held on the Battleship New Jersey, Camden. 1 to 5 PM; $45. For tickets, call 856-966-1652 ext 107.

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This week Rosie tells us about the Dog Days of Summer at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, a Chefs at the Shore event, where to dine on Father’s Day, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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6/10: A Cakebread wine dinner will be held at the Atlantic City Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City. 6 to 10:30 PM; $150 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 609-344-0483.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Divina Ristorante in Caldwell, Rosa Mexicano in Hackensack, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn in Ho-Ho-Kus, Chef’s Night 2011, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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6/3 through 6/5: Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, featuring music, food, crafts, and camping. For more information, log on to www.crawfishfest.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Bistro Seven Three in Bernardsville, a wine dinner with Carol Berman, La Pergola in Millburn, the Metuchen Inn in Metuchen, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

6/3 through 6/5: Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, featuring music, food, crafts, and camping. For more information, log on to www.crawfishfest.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Urban Table in Morristown, Chakra in Paramus, and the Crawfish Fest in Augusta, plus much more news about NJ restaurants.

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5/21: A Chili & Salsa Cook-Off will be held on Washington Street, Toms River. 11 AM to 5 PM; free admission and parking; tasting kits are $6 until May 20 at 4 PM and $7 on the day of event. For more information, log on to http://downtowntomsriver.com or call 732-946-2711.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Flannery’s Pub in Fanwood, a Greek festival in Frenchtown, the new Canal House cookbook, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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5/14: A Buy-Rite & Super Buy-Rite Super Sampling, with food, will be held at the Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 1 Atrium, 34 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, to benefit the Sarala Bathena Cancer Fund and the Jersey City Police. 7 to 11 PM; $99. For tickets, call 201-239-1200.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Great Grill & Pig Out in River Vale, Roots in Morristown, Zylo Tuscan Steak House in Hoboken, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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5/6: A Long Meadow Ranch wine dinner with Chris Hall will be held at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. 7 to 10:30 PM; $149 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 732-828-4444.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Satis in Jersey City, Sofra in Montclair, Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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4/30: A Cape May County Zoo fundraiser wine fest will be held at Natali Vineyards, 221 N Delsea Dr (N Route 47), Cape May Courthouse, to benefit the new snow leopard cubs exhibit. Noon; free. For more information, call 609-465-0075.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Cooking for Kids gourmet charity event in East Rutherford, a Table to Table Chef’s Gala in Demarest, Greek Taverna in Glen Rock, Passionné in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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4/26: A wine pairing dinner with Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards will be held at CulinAriane, 33 Walnut St, Montclair, with wines provided by Amanti Vino, Montclair. 7:30 PM; $130. For reservations, call Amanti Vino at 973-509-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Avenue in Long Branch at the James Beard House in NYC; a new cookbook, You Can Trust a Skinny Cook, by Allison Fishman; the Strip House in Livingston; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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4/16: An Easter in Greece cooking class taught by executive chef Todd Villani will be held at the Park Avenue Bar & Grill, 3417 Park Ave, Union City. For time and cost information and reservations, call 201-617-7274.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Pairings in Cranford, Cocco Bello Cafe in Livingston, casual restaurants offering tasting dinners, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

4/2: A Talk With Your Farmer will be held at the Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Rd, Princeton, with Jess Niederer, owner of Chickadee Creek Farm, and Stanley Skeba of J & L Family Farm, who will share how they became farmers and how they’re preparing for the bountiful summer season. Judith K. Robinson, manager of the Princeton Farmers’ Market, will moderate a discussion on Growing Your Own Vegetables. 1:30 PM. For more information, call 609-356-0558 or log on to www.princetonhistory.org.

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4/2: A Talk With Your Farmer will be held at the Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Rd, Princeton, with Jess Niederer, owner of Chickadee Creek Farm, and Stanley Skeba of J & L Family Farm, who will share how they became farmers and how they’re preparing for the bountiful summer season. Judith K. Robinson, manager of the Princeton Farmers’ Market, will moderate a discussion on Growing Your Own Vegetables. 1:30 PM. For more information, call 609-356-0558 or log on to www.princetonhistory.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Nick Stellino’s new cooking show on NJN, a BYO dinner at the Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick, a Taste of the Nation charity event in Princeton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

3/25: The Hudson County CASA Wine Tasting and Chocolate Bar will be held at the Atrium of the Harborside Financial Center, Hudson St, Jersey City, to benefit CASA’s mission to advocate on behalf of Hudson County’s 700-plus foster children while moving them toward safe and permanent homes. 6 to 9 PM; $65. Buy tickets at http://hudsoncountycasa.org.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chengdu 1 in Cedar Grove, NJ chefs at the James Beard House in NYC, an Opus One dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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3/18: The Second Annual Sickles Market Girls’ Night Out, a women-only event featuring wines, foods, spring fashions, and health and beauty exhibits, will be held at the Greenhouse at Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Ave, Little Silver. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. 7 to 9 PM; $35. For tickets, call 732-741-9563 or visit shop.sicklesmarket.com; ages 21 and over.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Arturo’s in Maplewood, Thai Nam Phet in Rockaway, Tosca in Montclair, a Restaurant Supported Agriculture dinner series at Tre Piani in Princeton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

3/9: A five-course Beer Maker’s Dinner will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton; 6 PM. For price information and reservations, call 609-584-7800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Corso 98 in Montclair, Girls’ Night Out at Sickles Market in Little Silver, a Kilts vs. Lederhosen dinner at David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

3/4: A Wine & Wild Game Dinner featuring ostrich, wild boar, venison, and buffalo will be held at Steakhouse 85, 85 Church St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $85. For reservations, call 732-247-8585.

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Breaking News: David C. Felton

Congratulations to David Felton, executive chef of Ninety Acres at Natirar, in Peapack-Gladstone, who has won the People’s Best New Chef award from Food & Wine magazine for the New York area.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Copeland in Morristown, Zita Keeley’s Wine School, Chef Jesse Jones, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie is here with the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

2/25: An Italian-Inspired, Locally Grown dinner with executive chef Christopher Albrecht from Eno Terra, Kingston, will be held at the James Beard House, 167 W 12th St, New York City. 7 PM; $170, James Beard Foundation members $130. For reservations, call 212-627-2308.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Food & Wine Festival at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, Zylo in Hoboken, Atlantic City Restaurant Week, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings and Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Breaking News: James Beard Award Nominees

Congratulations to the following New Jersey chefs, who were named semi-finalists in this year's James Beard Foundation Awards, the Oscars of fine dining...

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Food Events

2/21: A Wines and Food of Campania dinner will be held at Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Rd, Rumson; 6:30 PM; $85 all-inclusive. For more information and reservations, call 732-842-3880.

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Breaking News: David C. Felton

Felton, executive chef of Ninety Acres at Natirar, has been nominated by Food & Wine magazine as one of the Best New Chefs in America. He is the only NJ chef among the nominees. And you can vote for him. Here's how...

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, a scotch and steak dinner at the Strip House in Livingston, a wine dinner at Casa Dante in Jersey City, Lola Latin Bistro in Metuchen, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

2/12: The Third Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food & Family event, sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Chapter of Slow Food in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, will be held at the Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Rd, Morris Township. Local farmers and food artisans will be selling their products. For more information and a list of participating farms, food artisans, and friends, visit www.slowfoodnnj.org. Snow date February 13.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chef Christopher Albrecht from Eno Terra in Kingston at the Beard House in New York City, Fusion Restaurant in West Orange, Noodle Chu Dim Sum Seafood House in Parsippany, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest info on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

2/4: A Great Wines From Great Places in Europe class and dinner will be held at Renault Winery, 72 N Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City. 6:30 PM; $75 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations, call 609-965-2111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Resto in Madison, “Sunday Dinner With Chef Anthony Pino,” cooking classes at Rat’s in Hamilton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Breaking News: Ultimate Chef of Bergen County

And the winner of the three-stage competition is...

Justin Pehowic, sous chef of Chakra in Paramus, who bested chef Bryan Gregg of
the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/28: Join Uncorked Consultants as they host a four-course wine-paired dinner celebrating the romantic side of wine. The event will be held at the Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park. 6:30 to 8:30 PM; $95 all-inclusive. For more information, visit www.uncorkedconsultants.com or call 973-5-WINE-54.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Deirdre’s House wine and chocolate tasting in Morristown, cooking classes at Middlesex Community College, Tre Piani in Princeton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Breaking News: Justin Pehowic

Pehowic, sous chef of Chakra in Paramus, won the second round of the
Ultimate Chef of Bergen County competition, besting chef Matthew Tirri of Nicole's in Bogota.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/21: A four-course Roy Estate wine dinner will be held at Copeland Restaurant, Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Rd, Morristown. 7 PM; $129 including tax and gratuity. For reservations call 973-451-2619.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Honey’s Kitchen in Fairfield, Bon Giovanni in Ramsey, Tutti Vous in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Breaking News: Bryan Gregg

The first round of the Ultimate Chef of Bergen County competition was held at Chef Central, Paramus. on January 15. Chef Bryan Gregg of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn bested chef Michael Ostros of Regina's Steakhouse in Teaneck.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/15: A Viva La Spain: Wine & Food of the Iberian Coast class with Spanish cheeses and tapas will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 4 PM; $45. To register e-mail will@amantivino.com or call 973-509-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Lemongrass in Morris Plains, Julio’s in West Orange, a Team New Jersey dinner at the Beard House in NYC, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/8: The Art of the Home Bar class will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 4 PM; $30. To register e-mail will@amantivino.com or call 973-509-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition, Thai Chef in Montclair, Taste of Madison, a Robbie Burns dinner at High Street Grill in Mount Holly, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/8: The Art of the Home Bar class will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 4 PM; $30. To register e-mail will@amantivino.com or call 973-509-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about some of the best dishes she tried in 2010.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

12/28: Celebrate chef Andre’s birthday with rock ’n’ roll and a BBQ buffet during a Pork ’n’ Roll evening at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. 7 to 11 PM; $35. For tickets call 973-300-4192.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Fish in Asbury Park, Plum on Park in Montclair, places where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

12/28: Celebrate Chef Andre’s birthday with a “Pork ’n’ Roll” evening featuring rock ’n’ roll and a BBQ buffet at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. 7 to 11 PM; $35. For tickets call 973-300-4192.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Four Seasons Kebab House in Upper Montclair; Rat’s in Hamilton; places where you can celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

12/10: A wine and cheese fundraiser will be held at the Arc of Middlesex County, 219 Black Horse Ln, Suite 1, North Brunswick. 7 to 9:30 PM; $45. For tickets call 732-821-1199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Chef’s Place in New Brunswick, Lassoni in North Arlington, restaurants that will be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Breaking News: Scott Cutaneo

Scott Cutaneo is no longer executive chef/owner of Equus and Claremont Tavern in Bernardsville. A new executive chef has not been named, according to General Manager Matthew Veltri.

The following e-mail was received from Chef Cutaneo...

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

12/3: As part of the Dinner and an Artist series, a Tuscan dinner with Leonardo da Vinci will be held at Georgian Court University, north dining room, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, with Lisa Festa, PhD, assistant professor of art. 6:30 PM; $37 including a multi-course Tuscan dinner and lecture. For more information and reservations log on to www.georgian.edu or call 732-987-2263.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Picnic in Fair Lawn, Hog Wild in Caldwell, a New Year’s cooking class at Viking Culinary Center in Fairfield, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

11/27: A fall beer tasting will be held at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, 175 Riverside Square, Hackensack. 1 to 5 PM; $35 all-inclusive. For reservations call 201-968-9410.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Annual Benchmark Holiday Dinner at the James Beard House in NYC, the new restaurant Rose in Caldwell, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

11/19: A Wines of Burgundy dinner featuring Olivier Daubresse will be held at Avenue, 23 Ocean Ave, Long Branch. Call 732-663-0002 for price information and reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Seven Deadly Zins wine dinner at Stage Left in New Brunswick, Greek Night at Nisi in Englewood, holiday events in Cape May, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

11/12: A Tailgate Party: An American Art Form cooking class taught by Cardie Mortimer will be held at Chefs Lab, 345 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. 6 to 9 PM; $65. To register log on to www.chefslaboratory.com or call 973-746-1260.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Corso 98 in Montclair, the Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge, executive chef Anthony Bucco from Uproot in Warren cooking at the Beard House in New York City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

11/5: The Fifth Annual Harvest Wine Festival will be held at the Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills. 7 to 10 PM; $69 until October 15, $75 until November 1, $84 after November 1. For tickets log on to www.newjerseywinefestivals.com or call 866-811-4111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Salute in Montclair, holiday cooking classes, dining deals, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news about where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Restaurant News

HELL'S KITCHEN, the restaurant reality show hosted (with fiendish glee) by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, is looking for contestants for a new season...

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

10/29: A Masquerade Ball with live music and a two-hour open bar and buffet dinner will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton; 8 PM. Call 609-584-7800 for more information and reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chakra in Paramus, a wine and cheese fundraiser at Sickles Market in Little Silver, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

10/22: A Bacchanalia Wine Festival will be held at Napa Valley Grille, Garden State Plaza, Paramus. 7 to 11 PM; $75 including tax and gratuity. For reservations call 201-845-5555.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Valenca in Elizabeth, a Glenfiddich scotch tasting dinner at Copeland in Morristown, a Southern Rhône wine dinner at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, Halloween happenings, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

10/15: A six-course black-tie organic Farm to Table Dinner of Hope to benefit Creative Heartwork Inc. will be held at the Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park. 6:30 PM; $1,000 per plate or $5,000 for a table of ten. For tickets call 973-889-0809.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Twofiftytwo Restaurant in Bedminster, Amanti Vino’s Oktoberfest 2010 in Montclair, a Festival of Flavors charity event, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

10/6: An Opus One wine dinner will be held at David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Rd, Rumson; $135 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations call 732-842-8088.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Dinner of Hope at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, the Far Hills Race Meeting, Taverna Mykonos in Elmwood Park, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

Two fun OKTOBERFESTS in Jersey City Thursday...

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

10/1: Dinner and an Artist: Russian Dinner With Marc Chagall will be held at Georgian Court University, north dining room, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, with Lisa Festa, Ph.D., assistant professor of art. 6:30 PM; $37 including a multi-course Russian dinner and lecture. For more information and reservations log on to www.georgian.edu or call 732-987-2263.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about an Opus One wine dinner at Smoke Chophouse in Englewood, dinner and a show at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, cooking classes with Chef Jesse Jones, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/24: A Chateau Ste. Michelle wine dinner will be held at Clementine’s Restaurant, 306 Main St, Avon by the Sea. 7 to 9:30 PM; $85 all-inclusive. For reservations call the Wine Concierge at 732-663-0002.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about brunch at Elements in Princeton and Lorena’s in Maplewood, a War of the Worlds weekend in Cape May, upcoming Oktoberfests, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the lates news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/18: Enjoy food, beer, wine, and music at the Oktoberfest in the tent at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly (609-265-9199). 1 to 5 PM; $45. Tickets are on sale at High Street Grill and online at www.highstreetgrill.net.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Cardie Cooks catering, the One wineglasses, the Summit Wine and Food Festival, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/10: A four-course dinner with canapés and cocktails to benefit Autism Speaks will be held at Uproot Restaurant, 9 Mount Bethel Rd, Warren. 6:30 PM; $80. For reservations call 908-834-8194.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Epicurean Palette at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, Cha Cha Cha in Morristown, the Original Michael Angelo’s in North Arlington, upcoming food and wine festivals, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie is here with the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/4: An Outstanding in the Field dinner will be held at Mosefund Farm, 315 Mattison Reservoir Ave, Branchville, with executive chef Scott Anderson of Elements, Princeton, preparing the meal. 3 PM; $220. For tickets log on to www.outstandinginthefield.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Cafe Panache in Ramsey, the Black Horse Tavern in Mendham, Epernay in Montclair, Thai Passion in Chatham, Sickles Market in Little Silver, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/4: An Outstanding in the Field dinner will be held at Mosefund Farm, 315 Mattison Reservoir Ave, Branchville, with executive chef Scott Anderson of Elements, Princeton, preparing the meal. 3 PM; $220. For tickets log on to www.outstandinginthefield.com.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Amanti Vino in Montclair, an Outstanding in the Field dinner in Branchville, a Craft Beer and BBQ Festival at Monmouth Park Racetrack, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

8/20: A Chardonnay wine tasting will be held at Uproot, 7 Mount Bethel Rd, Warren. 7 to 8:30 PM; $69 plus gratuity. Chef Anthony Bucco will be preparing a menu for anyone who wishes to stay for dinner. For reservations call 908-834-8194.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the dog days of summer at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Dauphin Grill in Asbury Park, a peach festival at the Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick, the Chef’s Garden at Crystal Springs Resort in Hardyston, a Taste of the Quarter charity event at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, Qube Terrace in Morristown, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie is here with the latest NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

8/13 to 8/15: The Second Annual NJ Beer & Food Festival will be held at various venues at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg. The event will include a Sam Adams dinner, beer seminars, and more. For more information log on to www.crystalgolfresort.com or call 973-827-5996 ext. 3.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the new Star Room Patio at Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, a Farm to Table dinner in Morristown sponsored by Slow Food Northern NJ, an Outstanding in the Field dinner at Mosefund Farm in Branchville, a Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off in Oceanport, Taste of the Quarter in Atlantic City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

8/6: A charity event, Uncork a Cure, will be held at Mays Landing Country Club, 1855 Cates Rd, Mays Landing, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 6:45 PM; $125. For more information and tickets call 609-601-VINE (8463).

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Uproot in Warren, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern in Ho-Ho-Kus, the Jersey Fresh Wine & Food Festival in Mullica Hill, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

7/30: Guy Fieri's Cheesesteak Battle will be held at the House of Blues Music Hall, Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 7 to 10 PM; $75. For more information and tickets call 609-343-4169 or log on to www.acfoodandwine.com.

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Breaking News: Craig Shelton

Chef Craig Shelton has been named Culinary Director for Landmark Hospitality, owned by Frank and Jeanne Cretella.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Slow Food Northern NJ Farm to Table dinner, the Wine Bar in Atlantic Highlands, an Ice Cream Social for dogs and their humans, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

7/24: A Boaks Brewery beer class will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair; 4 to 5:30 PM. For reservations and more information call 973-509-9463.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the new summer menu at Copeland in Morristown, lunch at David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, new menu items at Morton’s in Hackensack, a casting call for Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

7/17: A free cooking demonstration where guests will learn the secret to adding Mexican flavor to homemade ice cream and sorbet will be held at Rosa Mexicano, Riverside Square, 390 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack. Guests will also have the chance to win an ice cream maker, which will be raffled off during the demonstration. For more information call 201-489-9100.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Costanera in Montclair, Pamir in Morristown, Elements in Princeton, cooking classes at Chef Central in Paramus and at Viking Cooking School in Fairfield, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

7/11: A five-course Crab & Lobster Fest will be held at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton; $65. For reservations call 973-300-4192.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Peacock Inn in Princeton, Bin 14 in Hoboken, the Food Network Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Food Events

7/13: A cooking class, Princeton Eats: Cooking With Local Ingredients, will be held at the Princeton Library, Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton. 10 AM to noon; free. To register log on to www.princetonlibrary.org or call 609-924-9529 ext 220.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Slow Food Northern NJ Farm to Table dinner, a sunset dinner cruise hosted by Liberty House in Jersey City, plates of the day at Zylo in Hoboken, brunch at Lambertville Station in Lambertville, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

6/25: A Summer Sippers tasting will be held at Passion Vines Wine Bar & Spirit Company, 265 New Rd, Somers Point. 6:30 to 8:30 PM; $8 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information call 609-601-VINE (8463).

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Doris & Ed’s in Highlands, Niko’s Trapezi Greek Taverna in Long Branch, Scott Anderson at the Beard House in NYC, Fin in Atlantic City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

6/18: A Summer of Love Italian wine dinner will be held at Berta’s Chateau, 7 Grove St, Wanaque. 7:30 PM; $49. For reservations call 973-835-0992.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a fundraiser in Somerset for Elijah’s Promise, Seabra’s Marisqueira in Newark, Ninety Acres in Peapack-Gladstone at the James Beard House in NYC, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

6/11: A Napa vs. Sonoma wine pairing dinner will be held at the Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights; $75. For more information and reservations call 732-449-1800.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Restaurant Latour in Hardyston, Paula at Rigoletto in Weehawken, Kuzina by Sofia in Cherry Hill, the East Coast Food & Wine festival in Pennington, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie is here with the latest news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

6/4: A Regional France (Burgundy) dinner will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. The evening features a short cocktail reception followed by a four-course dinner paired with wine. 7:30 PM; $100 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call Joanne Carducci at 908-658-9292.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Race Street Cafe in Frenchtown, D’Oro in Chatham, Chef Kevin Spraga from Rat’s in Hamilton, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

5/29: The Readington River Buffalo Farm, 937 Rt 523, Flemington, will hold its annual buffalo watch to benefit the Whitehouse Rescue Squad, with walking tours, wagon rides, and demonstrations. Admission, parking, and tours are free. Buffalo burgers and hot dogs will be for sale, and the farm store will be open. For more information call 908-806-0030.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Alice’s Restaurant in Lake Hopatcong, Chef Michael Haimowitz, 32 Church Street in Montclair, Resto in Madison, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

5/21: A Francis Ford Coppola wine dinner will be held at Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 500 Rt 73 N, Marlton. 6:30 to 8:30 PM; $65 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 856-988-1351.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about La Isla in Hoboken, Pasquale’s in Edison, A Toute Heure in Cranford, Zita Keeley’s Wine School, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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5/14: A Morels & Asparagus dinner will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. The evening features a short cocktail reception followed by a four-course dinner paired with wine. 7:30 PM; $100 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call Joanne Carducci at 908-658-9292.

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This week Rosie tells us about David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, NJ chefs at the James Beard House in New York City, Doon Indian Valley Restaurant in Basking Ridge, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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5/7: A wine walk-around series with hors d’oeuvres will be held at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $49. For reservations call 732-846-3216.

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This week Rosie tells us about Morton’s in Hackensack, Chef Humberto Campos Jr. at the James Beard House in NYC, the Great Grill & Pig Out to benefit Table to Table, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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5/2: A Summer Sippers wine class taught by the Cape May Wine School will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, Cape May. 1 to 3 PM; $30. For reservations call 800-275-4278.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Gelone in Lyndhurst, free wine and cheese tastings at Morton’s in Hackensack, Park Avenue Bar & Grill in Union City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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4/22: Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, will hold its annual anniversary wine and martini tasting fundraiser to benefit the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 7 to 10 PM; $100. For tickets and more information call 732-751-5134.

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This week Rosie tells us about Next Door in Montclair, Trattoria Bel Paese in Cranford, a meeting of Slow Food Northern NJ in Morris Township, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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4/16: The First Annual Deaf Mosaics Center Spring Wine & Cheese Tasting Benefit will be held at Primo Glass and Candy’s Cottage, 533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park. 7 to 10 PM; $55, members $45. For tickets call 732-686-9990.

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Breaking News: New New York Times Reviewers

NEW NJ REVIEWERS NAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES
Scott Veale, editor of the Sunday Arts and Leisure section of The New York
Times
, and David M. Halbfinger, a Metro reporter for the Times, will begin
reviewing New Jersey restaurants for the paper's Metropolitan section on
Sundays, starting in late May. They replace David Corcoran, who continues in his job as an editor at the paper. Karla Cook, a freelance writer, will continue to
review New Jersey restaurants for the section as well.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Basilico in Millburn, Ah’Pizz in Montclair, charity events throughout the state, happenings in Cape May, the NJ Food & Wine Festival at Crystal Springs in Hardyston, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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4/9: Traino’s Fourth Annual Wine and Beer Festival will be held at Ramblewood Country Club, 200 Ramblewood Pkwy, Mount Laurel, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of New Jersey. 7 to 10 PM; $50. For tickets call 856-983-0056.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about two restaurants that serve excellent lunches, two NJ chefs who will be at the Beard House in New York City, a fundraiser at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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4/5: A Glorious Greens lecture and cooking demonstration with Bernadette Armiento, owner of Shining Life Nutrition, will be held at Montclair High School, 100 Chestnut St, Montclair. 7:30 to 9:30 PM; $30. For more information and to register log on to www.adultschool.org or call 973-746-6636.

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This week Rosie tells us about the St. Hubert’s Canine Cotillion in Gladstone to benefit homeless dogs, charity events at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, the Taste of Essex charity event in West Orange, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about David Burke at the Beard House in NYC, Farm 2 Bistro in Rockaway, places to dine for Easter, who’s catering for Passover, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

3/19: Restaurant Plan B, 705 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, will hold its monthly Shabbat dinner. 8 PM; $25. For reservations call 732-807-4710; BYO.

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This week Rosie tells us about her appearances as a judge at Chef Central in Paramus, a full moon dinner at Rat’s in Hamilton, an Earth Day menu at Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about her very brief appearance as a judge on Throwdown With Bobby Flay, which will air on March 17, plus Campania Restaurant in Fair Lawn, Hat City Kitchen in Orange, brunch at Ninety Acres in Peapack/Gladstone, St Patrick’s Day festivities, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

3/5: A five-course Ferrari-Carano Vineyards dinner with Peter Adelman of Ferraro-Carano Vineyards will be held at Napa Valley Grille, Garden State Plaza, Paramus. 6:30 to 10 PM; $110 all-inclusive. For reservations call 20-845-5555.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about PF Market in Fairfield, Vincent’s at the King George Inn in Warren, an appearance by Chef Michael Madigan Jr. of Farm 2 Bistro in Nutley and Rockaway on Food Network’s Chopped, a special month-long mac and cheese promotion at Liberty House in Jersey City and at Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

2/28: A Slow Food Central New Jersey winter farmers’ market will be held at Tre Piani Restaurant, Forrestal Village Shopping Center, 120 Rockingham Row, Plainsboro. 11 AM to 3 PM; $2 suggested donation to benefit Slow Food Central New Jersey. For more information call 609-577-5113.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Mamma Vittoria’s in Nutley, a wine dinner at Casa Dante in Jersey City, a DeBragga & Spitler beef dinner at the Manor in West Orange, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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2/19: A Wine Lover’s Luncheon with Anthony Pino, chef/owner of Bin 14 Trattoria & Wine Bar, Hoboken, will be held at the James Beard House, 167 W 12th St, NYC. Noon; $90, James Beard Foundation members $75. For reservations call 212-627-2308.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Frank Anthony’s in Verona; Green Door Cafe in Tenafly; NJ chef David Rodriguez, who’s now in Florida; a Silver Oak wine dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville; Restaurant Week throughout the state; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

2/16: A Mardi Gras menu will be offered at Braddock’s, 39 S Main St, Medford, featuring Cajun grilled shrimp, seafood gumbo, chicken and shrimp jambalaya, and much more. For reservations call 609-654-1604.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Cavallo’s in Nutley, Chef Jon’s in Whippany, Smashburger in Montclair, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

2/5: A four-course Benziger wine dinner will be held at Caffe Aldo Lamberti, 2011 Rt 70 W, Cherry Hill. 7 to 9:30 PM; $85 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 856-663-1747.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chef Anthony Pino, from Bin 14 and the Dining Room at Anthony David’s in Hoboken, at the James Beard House in NYC; the Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield; Olive & Fig in Flemington; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest information on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/30: The Second Annual Winter Beer Fest will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly. Sessions at 1 and 3 PM; $25. For reservations call 609-265-9199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chakra in Paramus, Arturo’s in Maplewood, upcoming charity events, the Junction in Whitehouse Station, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/22: A Graceful Winter's Supper cooking class taught by Walter Leffler, executive chef at the Olde Mill Inn and Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge, will be held at Kings Cooking Studio, 450 Rt 206, Bedminster. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $60. To register call 908-719-4966.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Rob’s Bistro in Madison, Lemongrass in Morris Plains, Montclair Restaurant Week, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

1/16: An Art of Blending & Importance of Terroir (Dark Chocolate) class will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 4 PM; $40. For reservations call 973-509-9463.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Blu in Montclair, the Black Horse Tavern in Mendham, Indigo Kitchen & Bar in Maplewood, a mac and cheese contest at Tortilla Press Cantina in Pennsauken, NJ chefs at the James Beard House in New York City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Breaking News

Restaurant David Drake has closed in Rahway. Drake said, "I'm not sure what is going to happen, or not happen. It may reopen in the near future but perhaps as Bistro David Drake. We shall see because I'm totally focusing on doing good things at Alice's in Lake Hopatcong right now. "

 

 
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1/9: An Extreme Wine & Cheese class will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 1 PM; $40. For reservations call 973-509-9463.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Uproot in Warren, Avenue in Long Branch, new cookbooks from NJ authors, a Paul Hobbs dinner at Stage Left in New Brunswick, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

1/7: A California Syrah tasting hosted by the Essex County Wine Society will be held at the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St, Montclair. 7:30 PM; non-members $72, members $60. For more information and reservations call 908-766-9601.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about some of the best dishes she had in 2009 and about a dining deal at the Strip House in Livingston.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

12/27: A five-course Andre’s Birthday Dinner will be celebrated at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton; $55. For reservations call 973-300-4192.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Alice’s in Lake Hopatcong, Montclair Restaurant Week, dining options for New Year’s Eve, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

12/19: Renault Winery, 72 North Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City, will present a four-course dinner and the show A Christmas Carol. 6:30 PM; adults $54.95, children ages twelve and under $24.95. For reservations call 609-965-2111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Above in South Orange; Maritime Parc, a new restaurant that will be opening at Liberty State Park in the late spring; dining options for Christmas and New Year’s Eve; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

12/12: A Nutcracker tea will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, Cape May, featuring a performance of The Nutcracker by the Jersey Cape Dancers, tasty tea with finger sandwiches, desserts, and a memento of the event. 11:30 AM; $22. For reservations call 609-884-5697.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about an Italian wine dinner at Restaurant Lorena’s in Maplewood, the Cooking School at Ninety Acres Culinary Center in Peapack-Gladstone, Stamna in Bloomfield, Stage Left in New Brunswick, dinner with Santa at the Pop Shop in Collingswood, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Grand Opening Celebration at the Natirar Resort Restaurant

On Tuesday, December 8, a Grand Opening Celebration will be held at Natirar, 2 Main Street, Peapack-Gladstone. Tour this magnificent restaurant while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and participating in a wine tasting, mixology demonstration, mini cooking class; and more.

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12/4: Chef Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, will be conducting signings of his new book, Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes, at Kitchen Kapers, 23 Hulfish St, Princeton (609-924-9190), from 2:30 to 4 PM and at Kitchen Kapers, East Gate Square, 1341 Nixon Dr, Moorestown (856-778-7705), from 6 to 8 PM.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster, recaps the Dinner of Hope charity event held in November, previews Graziano’s of Puglia in Berkeley Heights, and offers much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

11/27: Uncorked Consultants is hosting a wine tasting with six wines and hors d’oeuvres at the Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park. 4:30 to 6:30 PM; $45. For reservations call 973-5-WINE-54. The wines tasted will be available for purchase at a special discount from Village Wine & Liquors of Mendham.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Benchmark holiday dinner at the Beard House in NYC, Restaurant Serenade in Chatham, dining deals, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

11/20: A four-course Duckhorn winery dinner will be held at Napa Valley Grill, Garden State Plaza, 95 Rt 17 S, Paramus. 7 PM; $135 all inclusive. For reservations call 201-845-5555.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone, a Zinfandel dinner at Casa Dante in Jersey City, a holiday tasting dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Luciano’s in Rahway, Bistro 55 in Rochelle Park, Avenue in Long Branch, and much more news about NJ dining.

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11/13: World Wine Tour: A Journey of Hope, to support cancer research in memory of Lisa Marie Stanton, will be held at Caffe Aldo Lamberti, 2011 Rt 70 W, Cherry Hill. 6:30 to 9 PM; $125 all inclusive. For reservations call 856-663-1747.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Cucharamama in Hoboken, a Corison Cabernet wine dinner at Stage Left in New Brunswick, Li’l Lucy Potholders, a Shabbat dinner at Restaurant Plan B in Asbury Park, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

11/6: A gala will be held at the Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, to benefit the Mental Health Association of Morris County. VIP cocktail hour, 6 to 7 PM, $150; dinner only, 7 to 9 PM, $100. For tickets call 973-334-3496 ext 104.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

10/30: A Baxter wine dinner will be held at South Street Steakhouse, 24 South St, Freehold. 6:30 PM; cost to be determined (expected to be between $80 and $100, all inclusive). For more information and reservations call the Wine Concierge at 732-663-0002.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Trinity in Keyport, Grand Cru in Englewood, upcoming charity events, dining deals at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

10/23: A Shabbat dinner will be held at Restaurant Plan B, 705 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park. 8 PM; $25. For reservations call 732-807-4710; BYO.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Arturo’s in Maplewood, Garam Masala in Parsippany, upcoming charity events, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

10/17: A four-course Bobby Byrne with Charlie Warwick dinner show will be held at Forte Unique Cuisines, 2154 Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant. 7 PM; $50 including tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-899-5600.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Segreto Ristorante in Tenafly, American Masala in Jersey City, Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Breaking News: Dennis Foy

Chef Dennis Foy has announced that on October 16 he will be opening Dennis Foy’s Lawrenceville Inn, 2691 Main Street, Lawrenceville (609-219-1900); BYO.
Estella Quiñones-Foy, Chef Foy’s wife and longtime business partner, will oversee the operation.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

10/10: A home brew contest will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly. Noon to 4 PM; $30 including buffet, two beer tickets, tasting, and voting for the “people’s choice” winner. For more information and reservations call 609-265-9199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Madre’s Cuban Cuisine in Teaneck, Zeina in Highland Park, Bistro 55 in Rochelle Park, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Apply To The CIA, Save Money

The Culinary Institute of America will be holding an admissions reception at Restaurant Passionne, 77 Walnut Street, Montclair, on Sunday, October 18 at noon. Attendees who apply to the CIA at the event will have their college application fee waived.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

10/3: The Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School. 10 AM to 4 PM. Farmers and local food producers will be in attendance, and meats, produce, flowers, and artisanal foods will be available. For more information log on to www.hopewellharvestfair.org. Rain date 10/4.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chef Loryn’s Cafe in Madison, the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Chef Jesse’s cooking class (with a recipe!), Arthur Schwartz’s area appearances, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

9/25: An evening of dinner and dancing, Sunset at Sandy Hook, will be held at the Sea Gulls’ Nest Deck Restaurant, Area D inside Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, to benefit the group Clean Ocean Action. 6 to 10 PM; $100 in advance, $125 at the door. For tickets call 732-872-0111.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Elements in Princeton, A Mano in Ridgewood, an Argentinean and Spanish wine dinner at Casa Dante in Jersey City, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/18: A four-course Grgich Hills wine dinner with Wolfgang Puck and vintner Violet Grgich will be held at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City. 7 PM; $149. For reservations call 866-MY-BORGATA.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Nisi Estiatorio’s Greek wine dinner in Englewood, the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Sublime in Gladstone, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

9/12: Boulevard Five 72, 572 Boulevard, Kenilworth, will have a four-course farm harvest dinner with paired wines at Dreyer Farms, 831 Springfield Ave, Cranford. 5 PM; $125 all inclusive. For reservations call 908-709-1200.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about J&K Steakhouse in Dover, the Cape May Food & Wine Festival, a farm dinner at Wightman’s Farms in Morristown, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie has the latest information on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie has the latest news on NJ resturant openings and closings.

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Food Events

9/6: An outdoor barbecue will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. 1 PM; $30 plus drinks. For reservations call 908-658-9292.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Boulevard Five 72 in Kenilworth, American Masala in Jersey City, the Pop Shop in Collingswood, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie is here with the latest in where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

 

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Food Events

8/28: Greek wine pairings to accompany the nightly tasting menu will be featured at Elements, 163 Bayard Ln, Princeton. For reservations call 609-924-0078.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Buoncristiani Winery dinner at Elements in Princeton; Table 8 in Montclair; Carmine’s in Livingston; Sette Cucina Italiana in Bernardsville; and much more news about NJ dining.

This week Rosie tells us about a Buoncristiani Winery dinner at Elements in Princeton; Table 8 in Montclair; Carmine’s in Livingston; Sette Cucina Italiana in Bernardsville; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie is here with the latest in where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

Rosie is here with the latest news on NJ restaurant openings and closings.

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Food Events

8/21: A fifth-anniversary Victory beer dinner will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly. 7 to 10 PM; $50. For reservations call 609-265-9199.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Aroma Palace in Montclair, the book Canal House Cooking, an Outstanding in the Field dinner, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

Rosie is here with news on where NJ chefs are manning the stoves.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

8/14: Burgundy wine pairings to accompany the nightly tasting menu will be featured at Elements, 163 Bayard Ln, Princeton. For reservations call 609-924-0078.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Farm to Table dinner at Starbrite Farm in Andover; a corn dinner at the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster; Xocolatz in Montclair; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

8/6: A five-course Australian wine and food pairing dinner will be held at Biagio’s Restaurant, 299 Paramus Rd, Paramus. 6:30 to 11 PM; $65. For reservations call 201-652-0201.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Highlawn Pavilion and the Manor in West Orange, Skinny Jim’s Blends, the Italian Pantry Bistro in Cranford, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

7/31: A four-course Wines of Summer dinner will be held at Anton’s at the Swan, 43 S Main St, Lambertville. 6:45 PM; $95. For reservations call 609-397-1960.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a Mangalitsa pig dinner at Elements in Princeton, the Jersey Fresh Food and Wine Festival, a kids’ cooking class and farm tour, a Great Syrahs wine class, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

7/31: A four-course Wines of Summer dinner will be held at Anton’s at the Swan, 43 S Main St, Lambertville. 6:45 PM; $95. For reservations call 609-397-1960.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chef Bill Dorrler of Due Mari Pesce e Vinoteca in New Brunswick and Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville; Nisi Estiatorio in Englewood; Hudson Restaurant Week; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

7/17: A four-course Regional Spain, Catalonia: Cooking on the Edge of Spain dinner with wine will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. The evening begins at 7:30 PM with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and the choice of a themed cocktail or a glass of champagne, followed by dinner. $100 plus tax and gratuity. You may book the entire table with a party of twelve or join the table as a single diner, a couple, or more. For more information and reservations call 908-658-9292.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Cucina 98 in Montclair, Citrus & Spice in Morristown, Dalto in Clifton, the Summit Wine & Food Festival, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

7/12: A four-course Crab & Lobsterfest will be held at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. For more information and reservations call 973-300-4192.

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7/3: A three-course July 3 fireworks dinner will be held at Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Rt 35 S, Middletown. Reservations are from 6 until 7:30 PM; fireworks are at 9:15 PM; $95. Call 732-345-9977 for reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Equus in Bernardsville, stuffed cupcakes from the Petite Cafe in Nutley, Blackfish Stone Harbor in Stone Harbor, the Farm to Table dinner at Griggstown Quail Farm, and much more news about NJ dining.

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6/27: A four-course summer wine dinner will be held at Terraces Restaurant at Meadowlands Racetrack, 50 Rt 120, East Rutherford. 7 to 10 PM; $78 plus tax, gratuity, and racetrack admission. For reservations call 201-843-2446.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Zylo in Hoboken, Tanti Baci Caffé in Sparta, Ana Beall’s Tea Room in Westfield, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

6/19: A five-course Sam Adams beer dinner will be held at T-Bones, Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater. 7 PM; $49.99 plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. For reservations call 908-482-0007.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Grand Cru in Englewood, CulinAriane in Montclair, the East Coast Slow Food & Wine Festival, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

6/12: Dinner and a show, True Jersey, will be held at Braddock’s Tavern, 39 S Main St, Medford. 6:30 PM; $50 includes dinner and the show, plus tax and service charge; cash bar. For reservations call 609-654-1604.

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This week Rosie tells us about La Sicilia in Belleville, a Big Fat Greek Festival in Flemington, cooking classes in Westfield, and much more news about NJ dining.

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6/5: An Argentinean Malbec tasting with hors d’oeuvres will be held at Morton’s the Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall, 1 Riverside Square, Hackensack. 6 to 7:30 PM; $45 including tax and gratuity. For reservations call Korina Insana at 201-487-3614.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Avenue in Long Branch, Café Fiore in Randolph, the NJ Seafood Festival, dining deals, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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5/29: A Portuguese wine dinner will be held at Anton’s at the Swan, 43 S Main St, Lambertville. 6:45 PM; $95. For reservations call 609-397-1960.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Strip House in Livingston, Bin 14 in Hoboken, and much more news about NJ dining.

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5/22: A wine and food pairing with hors d’oeuvres will be held at Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 500 Rt 73 N, Marlton. 6:30 to 9:30 PM. For price information and reservations call 856-988-1351.

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5/15: The Morel of the Story, a three-course wine dinner, will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. 7:30 PM; $100 plus tax and gratuity. Call 908-658-9292 for more information and reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Blu in Montclair; Morton’s in Hackensack; two pig events, the Pluckemin Inn pig roast in Bedminster and the Great Grill & Pig Out in River Vale; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

5/8: A Pour for a Cure wine tasting with a full buffet dinner and dessert will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, to benefit the fight against muscular dystrophy. 7 to 11 PM; $90. For tickets call 908-358-4030.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about DeBragga and Spitler meats; Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren; Chef Mitchell Altholz at the Beard House in NYC; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

5/1: A Sexy Wines of the Rhone Valley dinner will be held at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $129 plus tax and tip. Call 732-828-4444 for reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Elements in Princeton; Due Mari Pesce e Vinoteca in New Brunswick; an Authors & Inns Tour that will be held in Spring Lake; restaurants that will be celebrating Mother’s Day; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

4/25: A Taste of Burgundy wine tasting with small plates from Chef Anthony Pino will be held at Bin 14, 1314 Washington St, Hoboken. 2 PM; $60 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 201-963-WINE.  

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Rocca in Glen Rock; the Restaurants for a Cure charity event at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park; Avenue in Long Branch; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

4/17: A three-course All About Asparagus & Artichokes wine dinner will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. 7:30 PM; $100 plus tax and gratuity. Call 908-658-9292 for more information and reservations.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Resto in Madison; an American Culinary Federation dinner in Jersey City; a wine dinner at Milford Oyster House in Milford; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

4/13: A Napa Valley wine dinner will be held at Bin 14, 1314 Washington St, Hoboken. 7 PM; $45 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 201-963-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about a chef’s gala to benefit Table to Table; Arturo’s in Maplewood; the Friday Night Dinner Club at the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster; steak house dining deals; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

4/6: A Food for Thought charity event to benefit the Mental Health Association of Morris County will be held at the Hyatt, Morristown. 6 PM; $50 prior to April 3; $65 at the door. For more information log on to www.mhamorris.org or call 973 334-3496.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Chef Michael Carrino of Restaurant Passionné in Montclair, who will be featured on the new Food Network show Chopped; Etc. Steakhouse in Teaneck; the Good Scout Award luncheon in Somerset; the Passover menu at Rosa Mexicano in Hackensack; and much more news about NJ dining.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

3/27: A Bordeaux wine dinner will be held at Branches, 123 Monmouth Rd, West Long Branch. 7 PM; $75. For reservations call 732-542-5050.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Docs of Sparta, Nisi in Englewood, a value-packed office get-together package from Christopher’s Bar at the Heldrich Hotel & Spa in New Brunswick, and much more news about NJ dining.

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Food Events

3/20: An Italian Super Whites class with cheeses, sponsored by Slow Food Northern NJ, will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Ave, Morristown. 7 to 9 PM; $40. To purchase tickets log on to www.slowfoodnnj.org.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

3/13: A wine pairing dinner will be held at Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 500 Route 73 N, Marlton. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $95. For reservations call 856-988-1351.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the St. Hubert’s K-9 Cotillion for dogs and their owners, an Opus winemaker’s dinner at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, Terrazza Italian Ristorante in Nutley, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

3/6: A Pinot Envy wine tasting class with artisanal cheeses, rustic breads, and six wines will be held at Napa Valley Grille, Garden State Plaza, Paramus. 7 to 8:30 PM; $60 all inclusive. For reservations call 201-845-5555.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Nisi Estiatorio in Englewood, the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, a Southern dinner at the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

2/27: A Worldly Whites wine tasting class with artisanal cheeses, rustic breads, and six wines will be held at Napa Valley Grille, Garden State Plaza, Paramus. 7 to 8:30 PM; $60 all inclusive. For reservations call 201-845-5555.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the James Beard dinner that will be held at the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster; Maplewood Village Restaurant Week; the Iron Monkey in Jersey City; Farm 2 Bistro in Nutley; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Openings & Closings

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Food Events

2/19: A demonstration cooking class, the Marriage of Food and Wine, will be taught by nationally renowned wine and food educator John Ash at Viking Culinary Center, 4 Sperry Rd, Fairfield. 6:30 to 9 PM; $79. Enroll online at www.vikingcookingschool.com or call 973-244-1580.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, a Dewar’s single malt scotch tasting/beefsteak dinner at the Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge, a Chocolate Fantasy buffet at the Washington Inn in Cape May, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Food Events

2/13: Learn the art and history of absinthe at Morton’s the Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall, 1 Riverside Square, Hackensack, and enjoy Pernod absinthe cocktails and Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres. 6 to 7:30 PM; $45 including tax and gratuity. For reservations and more information contact Korina Insana at 201-487-1303.

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Food Events

2/7: A Wine and Cheese Tasting 101 class taught by cheesemonger Michael Trullinger will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 1 PM; $30. For reservations call 973-509-WINE.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Corso 98 in Montclair, the Brothers Moon in Hopewell, dining deals that offer more bang for your buck, special dinners on Valentine’s Day, and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Breaking News: Ryland Gift Certificates Now Redeemable

Chef Craig Shelton, who closed the Ryland Inn after a water main break in 2007, has landed at Doc's of Sparta as corporate chef. All Ryland Inn gift certificates, no matter how old, will be honored at Doc's.

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Food Events

1/30: A six-course Braising Wine Dinner will be held at Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City. 7 PM; $65 plus tax and gratuities. For reservations call 201-395-0300.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about the Orange Squirrel, a new restaurant in Bloomfield; the weekday chef’s menu at the Manor in West Orange; Montclair Restaurant Week; where to dine on Valentine’s Day; and much more news about NJ restaurants.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

1/23: An Inaugural Dinner with wines paired with each course will be held in a private room at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster.

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Restaurant News

This week Rosie tells us about Restaurant Lorena in Maplewood, a grilled cheese contest where she will be a judge, where to dine on Valentine’s Day, and much more.

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Chefs on the Move

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Food Events

1/17: A Pinot Noir tasting will be held at Amanti Vino, 30 Church St, Montclair. 1 PM; $25. For reservations call 973-509-WINE.

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Food Events

1/9: Don your tartan for a Robert Burns dinner that will be held at High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly. 7 to 10 PM; $65. For reservations call 609-265-9199.

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Food Events

1/2: A Master Class on Champagne with a light dinner will be held at Berta’s Chateau, 7 Grove St, Wanaque. 7 PM; $135. For more information and reservations call 973-835-0992.

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Food Events

12/27: A wine class will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, Cape May. 1 to 3 PM; $25. For more information and to register call 609-884-5404.

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12/12: A holiday wine tasting dinner featuring little-known varietal wines will be held at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St, Cape May. 7:30 PM; $70. For reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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12/5: A Harvest of Spirits wine tasting will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 800 Wood St, Vineland. 7 to 10 PM; $25. For tickets call 856-691-1589.

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Food Events

11/29: A fondue demonstration and tasting with Will Layfield, owner of the Melting Pot, Westwood, will be held at Chef Central, 240 Rt 17 N, Paramus. 11 AM; free. For more information call 201-576-0100.

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Food Events

11/21: A four-course Barcelona & Beyond dinner with wine will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 202/206 and Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. 7:30 PM; $100 plus tax and gratuity. Call 908-658-9292 for more information and reservations.

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Food Events

11/14: A walk-around wine tasting will be held at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $69 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-846-3216.

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Food Events

11/7: A Taste of Lambertville will be held at the Lambertville Rescue Squad, 70 Alexander Ave, Lambertville. $45. For time information and tickets call 609-397-0055 or e-mail info@lambertville.org.

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Breaking News: Varga Vacates Heldrich

Executive chef Richard Varga will leave the Heldrich Hotel (home of Christopher's restaurant) in New Brunswick this Friday, November 7.

In the next few weeks he will reopen the former Larison’s Turkey Farm in Chester as Larison’s Steak House.

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Food Events

10/16: A wine tasting with food provided by the Brownstone, Paterson, will be held at Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Rd, Paterson, to benefit the Mental Health Clinic of Passaic. 6 to 10 PM; $65. For tickets call 973-473-2775.

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Food Events

10/11: A demo and tasting with Chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino, Montclair, will be held at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, 1308 Rt 23 N, Wayne. Noon to 2 PM. For more information call 973-633-3900.

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Breaking News: CulinAriane

New Jersey may have a Bravo star in the making.

Ariane Duarte, chef/co-owner of CulinAriane, 33 Walnut Street, Montclair, will be one of 17 chefs competing on the new Bravo series, Top Chef: New York.

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Food Events

10/4: A Sushi-Making class along with a three-course meal will be held at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. 6:30 to 9 PM; $70. For more information and reservations call 973-300-4192.

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9/28: A wine class will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, Cape May. 1 to 3 PM; $25. For more information and to register call 609-884-5404.

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Farm 2 Bistro

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9/22: Cruise around Manhattan with celebrity chef Sara Moulton at a Culinary Stars tasting to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The yacht leaves from 1301 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. 6 to 9:30 PM; $125. For tickets call 201-967-5599.

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9/7: The Harvest Festival & Craft Show featuring grape stomping will be held at Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 N Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City, with food, crafters, and entertainment. Noon to 4 PM; free admission and parking. Reservations for brunch can be made before the festival. For more information call 609-965-2111.

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Openings & Closings

Openings

Bella’s BBQ Churrasqueira, 387 Main St, Metuchen (732-321-9270); BYO.
CoolVines (retail wine business), 344 Nassau St, Princeton (609-924-0039).

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Food Events

9/5: A walk-around wine tasting will be held at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $69 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-846-3216.

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FOOD EVENTS

8/25: A culinary event, Taste of the Quarter, will be held at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, to benefit the Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 7 to 9 PM; $25. Tickets are available at the IMAX box office at the Quarter or through Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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TABLE HOPPING WITH ROSIE
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
BY ROSIE SAFERSTEIN

DINNER AND A SHOW
On August 29, a four-course dinner presented by executive chef Mitchell Altholz and featuring a performance by singers Michelle Oram and Jenny Peters will be held at the Manor, 111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS
August 2008

Boulevard Five72
, 572 Boulevard, Kenilworth  (908-709-1200).

Brick Oven at Morristown, 90 South St, Morristown (973-984-7700); BYO.

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Food Events

8/17: A Crab & Lobsterfest will be held at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. For more information and reservations call 973-300-4192.

8/17: Pooches and their owners are invited to a Dog Dinner to benefit St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center that will be held on the terrace of the Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main St, Gladstone. Seatings at 2, 4, and 6 PM; $10 per dog plus the cost of your meal. For reservations call 908-234-9055.

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TABLE HOPPING WITH ROSIE
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
BY ROSIE SAFERSTEIN

CALLING ALL BAKERS! TOMATO GROWERS TOO!
On August 24, the Morris County Historical Society is holding contests for homemade dessert pies, Jersey tomatoes, and picnics at its annual garden party, which will be held at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, from 1 to 4 PM.

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OPENINGS


Chelsea Prime, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S Chelsea Ave, Atlantic City (800-548-3030).

Dino & Harry’s, 163 14th St, Hoboken (201-659-6202).

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Food Events

8/9 & 8/10: The Jersey Fresh Wine & Food Festival will be held at Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd, Pennington. Noon to 5 PM. For ticket information call the Garden State Wine Growers Association at 609-588-0085.

8/12: Michael Carrino, chef/owner of Restaurant Passionne, Montclair, will be cooking at the James Beard House, 167 W 12th St, New York City. 7 PM; $165; James Beard Foundation members $125. For reservations call 212-627-2308.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
BY ROSIE SAFERSTEIN

BY LAND OR BY SEA

Come by car or boat to Antoinetta’s, 523 Cedar Run Dock Road, Eagleswood Township (Cedar Run), where executive chef Rich Diemer is offering a $25 three-course prix-fixe dinner Sundays through Thursdays.

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Breaking News

Brian Walter will be the executive chef of CHAR, a new steak house expected to open in October in the space formerly occupied by Acqua, 777 Rt 202 N, Raritan. Acqua has closed.

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8/7: A lobster tasting dinner will be held at Rosemary and Sage, 26 Hamburg Tpk, Riverdale. $64 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 973-616–0606.

8/7: Katie Lee Joel (yes, she’s Billy Joel’s wife), author of The Comfort Table, will teach a demonstration class at Viking Cooking School, 4 Sperry Rd, Fairfield. 6:30 to 8:30 PM; $69. For more information call 973-244-1311 or log on to www.vikingcookingschool.com.

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TABLE HOPPING WITH ROSIE
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
BY ROSIE SAFERSTEIN

STAR CHEF AT THE BORGATA, AC
Izakaya, a cross between a restaurant and a bar (the name means “pub” in Japanese), has opened at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, under the direction of Michael Schulson, star of the Style Network’s Pantry Raid. 

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Chefs on the Move

Carlo Carbonaro is the chef/co-owner of Bottagra, 80 Wagaraw Rd, Hawthorne (973-423-4433).

Rich Diemer is the executive chef at Antoinetta’s, 523 Cedar Run Dock Rd, Eagleswood Township (609-978-9785); BYO.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Banzai Japanese Seafood Buffet, 560 Stelton Rd, Piscataway (732-968-6688).

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Food Events

Correction: The date of Chef Jesse's event is this Sunday, 7/27: At Mona Lisa Gallery and Framing, 168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, Jesse Jones, chef/owner of Heart and Soul Catering, will demonstrate the cooking of baby-back ribs; apricot chicken; buttermilk corn muffins; and more. 3 to 6 PM; $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 877-CHEF-1-US.

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Food Events

7/27: At Mona Lisa Gallery and Framing, 168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, Jesse Jones, chef/owner of Heart and Soul Catering, will demonstrate the cooking of baby-back ribs; apricot chicken; buttermilk corn muffins; and more. 3 to 6 PM; $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 877-CHEF-1-US.

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Restaurant News

RESTO, CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CUISINE
Scattered over the truffled pea sauce that encircled day-boat scallops was “carrot caviar,” made from carrot juice that was dissolved in sodium alginate, put into a pipette, and then dropped into calcium chloride, transforming the juice into tapioca-type pearls. We weren’t at Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli in Spain, where molecular gastronomy was born, and we weren’t at Blu, Montclair, where Zod Arifai is known to create culinary surprises such as olive oil powder and mushroom “risotto,” sans rice, made from mushroom juice that’s turned into a form that resembles grains of rice.

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Food Events

On July 26, The Northern NJ Alumni Association of Theta Phi Alpha sorority is hosting a benefit luncheon for one of their young alumni, Stephanie Coonan of Hazlet who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer. The benefit luncheon will take place at Noon at Trinity Restaurant, 84 Broad Street, Keyport.

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Restaurant News

NOVA TERRA, NEW BRUNSWICK, IS CLOSING
Fans of Nova Terra, 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick (732-296-1600), have a few weeks, plus or minus, to dine at the restaurant, which is known for its creative Pan Latin cuisine. It has been sold and will be reborn as Due Mari.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS
 
Attillio’s Tavern, 80 East McFarlan St (Rt 46 E), Dover (973-328-1100).

Bongard Allendale Cheese Shop
, 85 W Allendale Ave, Allendale (201-825-0185).

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Food Events

FOOD EVENTS

7/23: A five-course tasting menu paired with wines will be served at Tbones, Bridgewater Marriott Hotel, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $75. For reservations call 908-482-0007.

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Restaurant News and Food Events

GARDEN STATE TASTING MENU AT COPELAND
Executive chef Thomas Ciszak of Copeland, Westin Governor Morris Hotel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, is serving a Garden State Tasting Menu in July and August that features New Jersey produce, seafood, poultry, meat, and dairy. Purveyors include Griggstown Quail Farm, Valley Shepherd Creamery, Readington River Buffalo Farm, and Hopewell Valley Vineyards. Pastry chef Michael Zebrowski will showcase local fruit, starting with peaches this month. The five-course menu will be $64; wine pairings $35. For reservations call 973- 451-2619.

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Chefs on the Move

CHEFS ON THE MOVE

Jason Hippen is the chef/owner of Jay’s on Third, 9836 Third Ave, Stone Harbor (609-368-1000); BYO.

Peter Ingrasselino is the chef/co-owner of Clemente Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, 2 Mercer St, Lodi (973-779-0744).

 

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Restaurant News

SHOPPING DONE FOR YOU
Personal shopping, which can save you precious time, is offered at Delicious Orchards, 36 Route 34, Colts Neck. All you need to do is place your order online, give them two hours, and stop by the designated parking area, where staff will bring your order to your car. 11 AM to 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Log on to www.deliciousorchardsnj.com or call 732-462-1989 for more information.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Alberto’s Seafood & Latin Cuisine, 300 Main St, Avon (732-776-8833); BYO.

Bona Vita Osteria, 37 Maple St, Summit (908-277-1414); BYO.

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Food Events

FOOD EVENTS

7/17: A Pacific Rim dinner will be held at Rosemary and Sage, 26 Hamburg Tpk, Riverdale. $62 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 973-616–0606.

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Restaurant News and Food Events

RALLY FOR A CURE
On July 22, a luncheon to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation will be held at Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road, Florham Park. Bring your checkbook to participate in a raffle and a silent auction of more than 150 items. 12:30 PM; $35 including tax and gratuity; reservation required. For more information and reservations call Sandy Nash at 973-467-6655.

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Food Events

"Journey to Tuscany," an exhibit of recent photos by Highland Park artist Mark Chernin, will open at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick this Friday from 6 to 8 pm.

Would this be Table Hopping if there were only visuals, no victuals?

Not on your life!

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Chefs on the Move

Bradley Boyle, chef/owner of Salt: A Gastropub, 109 Rt 206, Byram (973-347-7258), is overseeing the kitchen and bar at the restaurant while his wife, Laurie, handles most of the front of the house and the business end.

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NEW GRILL MENU AT STAGE LEFT, NEW BRUNSWICK
Meat lovers now have more options at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, as a new grill menu has been added to the offerings. Rack of lamb, 14-day dry-aged Angus strip, pork porterhouse, grass-fed flatiron steak, and 28-day dry-aged prime Angus porterhouse for two are wood grilled and served with classic sauces and sides. For reservations call 732-828-4444.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Aikou Modern Asian Cuisine, 63 Reaville Ave, Flemington (908-788-1882); BYO.

Bellagio Ristorante
, Westin Mount Laurel, 555 Fellowship Rd, Mount Laurel (856-778-7300).

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Food Events

FOOD EVENTS

7/9: A Classic Malts of Scotland dinner will be held at Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main St, Gladstone. 7 PM; $100 including food, scotch, and gratuity. For reservations call 908-234-9055.   

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PRIVATE DINING AT STONE HOUSE AT STIRLING RIDGE
There are two options for private dining at Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Avenue, Warren. The secluded wine cellar accommodates twenty to fifty guests, who can dine among handcrafted wine racks and cabinets in an elegant setting. The glass-enclosed Chef’s Room seats eight to sixteen people around a massive oak and steel table, where they can watch executive chef Jerry Villa and his staff create their five- to seven-course dinner. For more information and reservations call 908-754-1222.

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Chefs on the Move

CHEFS ON THE MOVE

Scott Bergman is the executive chef at Braddock’s Tavern, 39 S Main St, Medford (609-654-1604).

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LET’S PARTY
Are you planning an event but don’t know where to hold it? Then tour the state’s caterers and banquet facilities via a new book, Let’s Party—New Jersey’s Top Places for Catered Affairs, by John and Laury Bakie.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Champions Grille, Old Tappan Golf Course, 83 DeWolf Rd, Old Tappan (201-784-0550).

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, Atlantic City Hilton, Boston Ave and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City (609-340-7585).

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Food Events

7/9: A Classic Malts of Scotland dinner will be held at Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main St, Gladstone. 7 PM; $100 including food, scotch, and gratuity. For reservations call 908-234-9055.

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Breaking News: Farewell Zoe's

Zoe’s By The Lake was a unique and unlikely success. A country French restaurant, it overcame its remote location in Sparta and the fact that there was at first no lake--it had been drained after a dam burst a few years before Zoe's opened.

Jean-Charles and Marla Saben bought the rundown property and its two-story cabin anyway. They made it a warm and welcoming place. Last year New Jersey Monthly named Zoe's the "Most Romantic Restaurant in the State." 

But now, it seems, Zoe's has closed, and not for vacation.

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Chefs on the Move

CHEFS ON THE MOVE

Peter Case is the executive chef at Vineyards Restaurant, 3619 Rt 94, Hardyston (973-209-0500).

Giacomo (Jack) Mistretta is the new executive chef at Napa Valley Grille, Garden State Plaza, Paramus (201-845-5555).

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Restaurant News

SUSHI WORKSHOP
On June 28, learn the fundamentals at a Sushi Workshop taught by David P. Martone, CCP, at Classic Thyme Cooking School, 710 South Ave West, Westfield. In this participation class, you’ll make miso soup, Japanese ginger salad dressing, miso dressing, gyoza with ponzu sauce, and California, tuna, spicy tuna, and inside-out rolls. 7 to 10 PM; $65. For more information and to enroll call 908-232-5445.

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Food Events

FOOD EVENTS

6/23: A wine party with passed hors d’oeuvres will be held at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. 5:30 to 8 PM; $95 for the tasting, with $50 going toward the first case of wine purchased. For reservations call 732-828-4444.

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B.R. COHN WINE DINNER
On June 25, taste the newly released wines from B.R. Cohn at a five-course dinner with winemaker Dan Cohn at Napa Valley Grille, Garden State Plaza, 95 Route 17 South, Paramus. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $125 including tax and gratuity. For menu information and reservations call 201-845-5555.

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Chefs on the Move

CHEFS ON THE MOVE

Chris Albrecht is the executive chef at Eno Terra, 4484 Rt 27, Kingston (609-497-1777).

Craig Polignano is the chef de cuisine at the Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville (908-766-0002).

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ATLANTIC CITY FOOD FESTIVAL
From June 26 to 28, the Toast of the Coast 2008 Food & Wine Exhibition will be held at Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City. The event will feature food and wine tasting exhibits, culinary demonstrations, celebrity chefs including Giada De Laurentiis, pool-party tastings, a cigar beach party, a gospel brunch, and many other fun activities. For more information call 609-398-4450 or e-mail info@gourmetshows.com.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

The Artisan Kitchen, Lebanon Plaza, 1271 Rt 22, Lebanon (908-236-9919); BYO.

Bia, The Majestic Hotel, 19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove (732-775-6100); BYO.

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FOOD EVENTS

6/19: A whiskey tasting will be held at the Dark Horse, 4 Dehart St, Morristown. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $50. For more information call 908-497-0035.

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SHORE SPECIALS
Going down the shore? Some of the seasonal and enticing specials on Chef Pat Trama’s menu at David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Road, Rumson are "vine ripened" watermelon salad with prosciutto di parma, baby mozzarella and balsamic tarragon emulsion; fresh Dover sole with sweet corn butter and confetti cherry tomatoes; and jumbo soft shell crabs with "goldfish" cracker crust, fingerling potatoes and Atlantic shellfish "chowda". For reservations call 732-842-8088.

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Chefs on the Move

Anthony Accardo, formerly general manager at Rat’s, Hamilton, is a sales manager with R&R Marketing.

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Restaurant News: Father's Day

FATHER’S DAY
Here are some places where you can celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15).

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Openings and Closings

Ten East, 125 Le Fante Way, Bayonne (201-437-1212). 

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SERENADE IN JUNE
James and Nancy Laird, owners of Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, are featuring bounty from their organic mini farm in new dishes at their restaurant.

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Chefs on the Move

Tokio Naito is the executive chef at Ten East, 125 Le Fante Way, Bayonne (201-437-1212).

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FATHER’S DAY
Here are some places where you can celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15):

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CHEFS WITH HEART
On June 5, the Fourth Annual Chefs With Heart event will be held at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, to benefit the American Heart Association.

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Restaurant News and Food Events

THE MONTVILLE INN, MONTVILLE
The Montville Inn, 167 Route 202, Montville, has opened, with executive chef/pastry chef John Livera serving contemporary American cuisine.

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Food Events

FOOD EVENTS

6/1: Latin Night, with a four-course dinner and dancing, will be held at the Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights. 7 to 11 PM; $64. For reservations call 732-449-1800 ext 111.

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FESTIVAL OF FISH COOKING CLASS
On June 3, expand your recipe repertoire at a Festival of Fish cooking class taught by Suzanne Lowery at Classic Thyme Cooking School, 710 South Avenue West, Westfield. The menu for this full-participation class will include: crab cakes with red pepper remoulade; spicy mussels meuniere; Provençale seafood stew; broiled lemon-Parmesan tilapia; pesto-stuffed sole in white wine sauce; and pan-fried hoisin salmon. 7 to 10 PM; $59. For more information and to enroll call 908-232-5445.

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A COOKING CLASS AT LA CAMPAGNE
On May 29, learn about Southern hospitality at a Low Country cooking class at La Campagne, 312 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill. Menu items include cornbread, stewed okra, and Carolina shrimp and grits. 7 to 9 PM; $45. For reservations call 856-429-7647.

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Openings and Closings

Openings

The Brick House Restaurant, 179 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, has reopened (201-848-1211).
Hummus, 942 Main St, Paterson (973-247-0066).

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Food Events

5/27: A special dinner created by Chef Jesse Jones will be served at 11 Village Plaza, South Orange. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $35. For reservations call 973-580-2203 or e-mail chefjesse1@aol.com.

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HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEXT DOOR?
Have you been to Next Door for lunch or dinner? This little restaurant, owned by Chef Zod Arifai from Blu, Montclair, is at 556 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, and serves scrumptious, reasonably priced comfort food (check out the menu at www.restaurantblu.com/nextdoor).

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CRAWFISH FEST
From May 30 through June 1, see five tons of live crawfish cooked before your eyes at Michael Arnone’s Nineteenth Annual Crawfish Fest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta.

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Openings and Closings

Openings

Gertrude’s, 7309 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor (609-823-3003).
Gyro House (takeout), 246 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell (201-599-9299).
Joe’s Java, 302 Ridge Rd, Lyndhurst (201-372-0250).
Melange @ Haddonfield, 18 Tanner St, Haddonfield (856-354-1333); BYO.
Mexicali Rose has reopened under new management at 10 Park St, Montclair (973-746-9005); BYO.

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Food Events

5/11: A three-course dinner with live music will be held at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St, Cape May. 7:30 PM; $60. For reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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Restaurant News

The following restaurants will be open on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11):

Arthur’s Landing, 1 Pershing Road at Port Imperial, Weehawken, will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu. 11:30 AM to 7 PM; $55 plus beverage, tax, and gratuity. A children’s menu (ages twelve and under) will also be available; $17.50. For reservations call 201-867-0777.

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Chefs on the Move

Chefs on the Move

Neil Elsohn is the chef/owner of Gertrude’s, 7309 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor (609-823-3003).
 
Shadee Holden is the chef de cuisine at Melange @ Haddonfield, 18 Tanner St, Haddonfield 856-354-1333); BYO.

Joe Stoner is the executive chef at Mexicali Blues, 1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck (201-833-0011).

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Restaurant News

Gary's Wine (and much more)
New Jersey’s largest wine market has opened. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, 1308 Route 23 North, Wayne (973-633-3900), has 24,000 square feet for you to browse.

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Openings and Closings

Openings

Beacon on the Bay, 1 Willow St, Highlands (732-872-1450).
Indigo Smoke Q (previously known as Indigo Smoke), 387 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair (973-744-3440).
Perlin’s Kosher Vegetarian, 2442 Rt 38, Cherry Hill (856-755-1116).
Salt: A Gastropub, 109 Rt 206, Byram (973-347-7258).
Sushi Samurai, 57 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood (201-666-0990).
Vienna Inn, 920 W White Horse Pike, Galloway (609-965-0457).

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Food Events

5/5: A six-course cooking demonstration will be held at Harvest Bistro, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $70. For reservations call 201-750-9966.



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The following restaurants will be open on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11):

Arthur’s Landing
, 1 Pershing Road at Port Imperial, Weehawken, will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu. 11:30 AM to 7 PM; $55 plus beverage, tax, and gratuity. A children’s menu (ages twelve and under) will also be available; $17.50. For reservations call 201-867-0777.

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Chefs on the Move

Chefs on the Move

Bradley Boyle is the chef/owner of Salt: A Gastropub, 109 Rt 206, Byram (973-347-7258).

Robert Trainor is the executive assistant manager of food and beverage at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York City.

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
The Embankment, 234 10th Street, Jersey City, recently opened under executive chef Bryan Gregg. Some “I want to try that” items on the seasonal American menu are: roasted littleneck clams with bacon; charcuterie plate; roasted black cod; and lamb loin with broccolini flowers and pureed yams. For reservations call 201-222-6115.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Backwoods BBQ & Grill, 301 Center Ave, Westwood (201-383-0368).
Crème de la Crepes, 12-56 River Rd, Fair Lawn (201-791-0005).
L’Aragosta Ristorante, 16 Chestnut St, Ridgewood (201-444-9499).
LoBianco New American Cuisine has moved from Margate to 2 Powell Ln, Collingswood (856-854-4500); BYO.
Myung Dong, 452B Broad Ave, Palisades Park (201-947-1025).

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Food Events

5/1: A Chefs Gala black-tie event to benefit Table to Table will be held at the Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest. Chef André Soltner will be the guest of honor. 6:30 PM; $300. For more information and tickets call 201-444-5500.

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BERNARDS INN OVERNIGHT SPECIAL

From May 1 through 31, the Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, is offering a special Dine and Design package in celebration of the Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Garden Tour, an annual fundraising event to support the Women’s Association of Morristown Memorial Hospital. The package includes overnight accommodations, a three-course gourmet dinner on the evening of your stay, a leisurely breakfast in the conservatory the following morning, a Mansion in May tote bag filled with special gifts from selected Bernardsville merchants, and tickets to the event. Prices are $395 per couple Sundays through Fridays and $495 per couple on Saturdays, based on double occupancy, with a portion of the fee donated to the Women’s Association of Morristown Memorial Hospital. For more information and reservations call 908-766-0002.

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Chefs on the Move

CHEFS ON THE MOVE

Jay Lippin is the executive chef at Backwoods BBQ & Grill, 301 Center Ave, Westwood (201-383-0368).
Arsen Mirochnik is the executive chef at Crème de la Crepes, 12-56 River Rd, Fair Lawn (201-791-0005).
Craig Shelton is the executive chef at Ome Caterers, Whippany (973-560-4540).

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TASTE OF THE NATION EVENTS
On April 28, a charity event, Taste of the Nation Princeton, will be held at the Westin Princeton, Forrestal Village, Princeton, to benefit Share Our Strength, a nonprofit group that strives to end hunger in the U.S. and abroad. More than 40 area restaurants and leading purveyors of specialty foods, fine wines, and spirits will showcase their culinary talents and products. 6 PM; advance tickets $85; tickets at the door, if available, $95. For tickets call 1-877-26TASTE or visit www.tasteofthenation.org/princeton.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Acoustics in the Attic at David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Rd, Rumson (732-842-8088).
Cheng Du 23, West Belt Plaza, 6 Willowbrook Rd, Wayne (973-812-2800); BYO.
China Spice, 839 Newark Ave, Jersey City (201-653-7742); BYO.
Fairmount Fish & Chips, 673 Main St, Hackensack (201-489-0455).

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Food Events

4/22: An Italian Wines of Piedmont tasting workshop will be held at Pierre’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 995 Mount Kemble Ave, Morristown. Arrangements can be made to have dinner before the class. 7:30 PM; $48. For reservations call 973-425-1212.

4/22: A New Carolina Cuisine cooking demonstration with Chef Jesse Jones will be held at Harrar Cafe, 11 Village Plaza, South Orange. 5 to 7 PM; $25. To register call 973-580-2203.

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HAVE IT YOUR WAY

It’s your choice at Stage House Restaurant and Wine Bar, 366 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, where you can have either a fine or a casual dining experience. For informal meals, the Tavern at Stage House, located in a barn built around 1790, serves rustic American fare and is a perfect alternative to chain restaurants. Try a whole grilled artichoke, mussels, a crock of spinach and crab dip, soup, salad, pasta, or an entrée such as fish and chips, pan-seared salmon, beef brisket, or smoked baby-back ribs. A kids’ menu is also available. On Thursday nights there’s live magic and sleight of hand, and Friday and Saturday nights bring live music. Before or after dinner, try your hand at darts or pool—both free.

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FOOD AND WINE FROM DOWN UNDER
On April 25, feast on the foods and wines of New Zealand at a four-course Down Under wine dinner that will be held at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson Street, Cape May. 7:30 PM; $70. For reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Closter Midam
, 221 Closter Dock Rd, Closter (201-768-0693).

Fairmount Fish & Chips, 673 Main St, Hackensack (201-489-0455).

Legends Steakhouse
, 118 Godwin Ave, Midland Park (201-445-2881).

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Food Events

4/20: A wine tasting, It Ain’t Just Chianti, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, Cape May. 1 to 3 PM; $25. For more information and reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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MORTON’S, HACKENSACK
Morton’s the Steakhouse, Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, has introduced a Chilled Ocean Platter consisting of lobster, colossal shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crabmeat, oysters on the half shell, and Alaskan king crab legs. A Baked Ocean Platter featuring sea scallops wrapped in bacon, jumbo lump crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller, and colossal shrimp Alexander is also available. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 11 PM Mondays through Saturdays and 5 to 10 PM on Sundays. For reservations call 201-487-1303.

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Chefs on the Move

Tre Ghoshal is the new executive chef at Nero’s, 618 S Livingston Ave, Livingston (1-800-55-NEROS).

Karen Mitchell is the executive chef at William Douglas Steakhouse, 941 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill  (856-665-6100).

Bruce Nubile is the chef at Legends Steakhouse, 118 Godwin Ave, Midland Park (201-445-2881).

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RESTAURANT-INDUSTRY WORKERS, TAKE NOTE
On Mondays through April, Market in the Middle, 516 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, is offering a 10 percent discount to all Asbury Park and restaurant-industry employees. For more information and reservations call 732-776-8886.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS


Buho’s, 13 Kline’s Court, Lambertville (609-397-6767); BYO.
The Embankment, 234 10th St, Jersey City (201-222-6115).
Shish Kebab Corner, 71 Rt 46 W, Elmwood Park (973-230-8743).
Cafe Cubano, 365 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights (201-257-8693).

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Food Events

FOOD EVENTS

4/8: An Old World vs. New World wine tasting will be held at City Vino, 33-35 Hudson St, Jersey City. 7 PM; $35. For reservations call 201-333-5520.

4/9: A Clos du Bois wine tasting will be held at Mama Giola’s, 446-450 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. 7 PM; $55 including tax and gratuity (a portion will be donated to the Red Cross). For reservations call 973-783-6262.

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CASA DANTE, JERSEY CITY
On April 23, enjoy limited-production California wines and a six-course dinner at Casa Dante, 737 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. Executive chef Gregg Freda will present the following menu:

Zucchini flower stuffed with ricotta and Asiago with basil cream sauce
(2005 Camelot Highlands Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley)

Chatham codfish cake topped with sweet and spicy pepperonata
(2005 Seco Highlands Pinot Noir, Monterey)

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Chefs on the Move

Antonio Goodman, former chef/owner of Fat Kat, Little Ferry, is now at Citrus Grille, Airmont, NY.

Bryan Gregg is the executive chef at the Embankment, 234 10th St, Jersey City (201-222-6115).

Michael Juliano is the executive chef at Docs, 191 Woodport Rd, Sparta (973-729-0555).

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ARTHUR SCHWARTZ IN NJ

Arturo will make the following appearances:

On April 6, he’ll be at a cocktail reception, illustrated lecture, and signing of his new book, Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited, at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 201 South Third Ave, Highland Park. There will be a VIP cocktail party from 5 to 6:30 PM and a lecture at 6:30 PM, followed by a tasting of recipes from the book. VIP cocktail party $118 per person, $218 per couple, including a copy of the book; lecture and tasting reception $60 per person, not including a copy of the book. To register call 732-545-6482.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Delicious Heights
, 428 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights (908-464-3287).
Gimmee Jimmy’s, 2110 Town Center Way, Livingston (800-454-6697).

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Food Events

4/2: An Italian wine pairing dinner will be held at Trattoria Rustica, 517 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. 7:30 PM; $45. For reservations call Amanti Vino at 973-509-WINE.

4/9: A wine pairing dinner with winemaker Julie Belland from Domaine Roger will be held at Restaurant Passionne, 77 Walnut St, Montclair. 7:30 PM; $105. For reservations call 973-233-1006.

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CHOCOLATE LOVERS, TAKE NOTE
On April 6, the Annual Art of Chocolate event will be held at the Skylands at Randolph, 792 Route 10, Randolph, to benefit the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center. I will be a judge! 1 to 4 PM; $35. For more information call 908-453-4121 or log on to www.besafewc.org.

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GOT STEAK?
From now until June 30, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack, is offering a special steak and seafood dinner for two for $99. The meal consists of two single-cut filets mignons plus a choice of two dishes in each of the following categories: Morton’s jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp Alexander, or broiled sea scallops; Caesar salad or Morton’s salad; and Morton’s hot chocolate cake or key lime pie. For more information and reservations call 201-487-1303.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS
March 2008

Cafe Cuba Libre
, 36 Park Ave, Rutherford (201-438-7010); BYO.
Cubanu, 1467 Main St, Rahway (732-499-7100).

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Food Events

3/26: An organic wine dinner will be held at Theater Square Grill, 1 Center St, Newark. 6 PM; $95 all inclusive. For reservations call 973-642-1226.

3/27: A Greek wine dinner sponsored by the NJ Chapter of Women for WineSense will be held at After Athens Restaurant, 17 Park Ave, Rutherford. 7 to 9:30 PM; $65; members $55. For reservations call 201-963-4986.

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Restaurant News: Easter Eats

The following restaurants will be open on Easter:

Branches, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch, will present breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 22, starting at 8:30 AM with an Easter egg hunt and with breakfast from 9 to 11 AM; $22; children ages three to twelve $13; plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. An Easter-day brunch will be offered from 10 AM to 2 PM; $39.50; children ages three to twelve $19.50; plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. For reservations call 732-542-7790.

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Chefs on the Move

JR Belt is the chef at Stage Left (732-828-4444) and Catherine Lombardi (732-296-9463) restaurants, both in New Brunswick.

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Restaurant News

MONTCLAIR EATING SCENE
Want to know what’s going on in restaurant heaven, aka Montclair? On April 7, a restaurateur panel discussion, moderated by restaurant consultant and Montclair Times restaurant/food trends columnist Karen Schloss Diaz, will be held at the Adult School of Montclair; 7 to 9 PM; $15. To register call 973-746-6636 or log on to www.adultschool.org.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Fumio, 21 E Northfield Ave, Livingston (973-740-8585); kosher, BYO (mevushal only).

Mediterranea, 578 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair (973-744-1300); BYO.

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Food Events

3/16: A five-course Alsace dinner will be offered at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. $45. For reservations call 973-300-4192.

3/19: A Wines From the Down Under tasting will be held at Classic Thyme Cooking School, 710 South Ave W, Westfield. 7 to 9:30 PM; $45. To register call 908-232-5050.

3/19: An evening of food, wine, and cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Sara Moulton will be held at the Ridgewood Women’s Club, 215 W Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, to benefit Kaley Smith, a local girl who is suffering from a debilitating brain disease. 7 PM; $100. For tickets call 201-262-5505.

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Restaurant News

CRAVE OPENS
There’s no longer any need to hunger after the cooking of Anthony LoPinto, as he is the executive chef at the newly opened Crave Restaurant & Lounge, 168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield. Some items on the menu are: grilled mini American Kobe burgers with Cheddar and three dipping sauces; vegetarian sampler of hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, marinated olives, feta, and grilled pita; honey maple double-cut pork chop with red-wine-braised cabbage and Fuji apple sauce; pan-seared diver sea scallops with wild mushroom barley, pearl onions, and sweet potato sauce; linguine with roasted garlic, tomato, spinach, eggplant, capers, olives, white wine, and basil; and slow-grilled whole fish with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt. For reservations call 973-882-8700.

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Chefs on the Move

Jeff Carlson, formerly of Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton, is the general manager at One 53, 153 Washington St, Rocky Hill (609-924-1019).

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Restaurant News

SAVE THE DATE
On April 6, the Annual Art of Chocolate event will be held at the Skylands at Randolph, 792 Route 10 West, Randolph, to benefit the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center. As always, I will be a judge! 1 to 4 PM; $35. For more information call 908-453-4121 or log on to www.besafewc.org.

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS
February 2008

9 North, 37 Berdan Ave, Wayne (973-832-4284); BYO. 
Luciano’s, 1579 Main St, Rahway (732-815-1200).

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Food Events

3/8: The St. Hubert’s Canine Cotillion, a charity gala for dogs and their people to benefit the St. Hubert’s animal shelters, will be held at Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd, Whippany. 7 PM; $250, which includes admission for one dog. For more information and reservations call 973-377-4962 or visit www.sthuberts.org.

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Restaurant News

NEW WINTER MENU

Executive chef Chris Bilyk from Theater Square Grill, 1 Center Street, Newark, is offering a new winter menu. Some dishes are: seared foie gras; peeky-toe crab salad with tuna sashimi; short rib tortellini; Berkshire pork shank with saffron risotto; and Colorado rack of lamb with sweet potato purée, roasted eggplant, and hedgehog mushrooms. Desserts include vanilla Bavarois fruit tart and pumpkin crème fraîche mousse layer cake. For reservations call 973-642-1226.

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Chefs on the Move

Josh Bernstein is the chef/owner of 9 North, 37 Berdan Ave, Wayne (973-832-4284); BYO.

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Restaurant News

LUNCH AT COPELAND
Executive chef Thomas Ciszak from Copeland, Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, is offering the New York Steak House Experience, a prix-fixe lunch option that features Caesar salad or thick slices of beefsteak tomato with onions and crumbled blue cheese; 28-day-aged USDA-prime porterhouse steak for two, three, or four; and freshly baked seasonal streusel cake; $42. For reservations call 973-451-2619.
 

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS
February 2008

Aroma Palace Restaurant, 377 Broad St, Bloomfield (973-566-0099); BYO.
Bamboo Restaurant, 271 Livingston St, Northvale (201-750-2000); BYO.

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Food Events

3/3: A vodka and caviar tasting featuring Imperia vodka drinks and hors d’oeuvres that include Petrossian caviar will be held at Morton’s the Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack. 6 to 7:30 PM; $45 including tax and gratuity.

3/5: A hands-on Appetizers cooking class will be held at the Brothers Moon, 7 W Broad St, Hopewell. 6:30 PM; $45. For reservations call 609-333-1330.

3/6: A Women of the Vine Cellars dinner will be held at Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 90 the Promenade, Edgewater. 6 to 10 PM; $95. For more information call 201-313-9463.

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Chefs on the Move

John Bendokas IV is the chef de cuisine at Frank’s Waterside, 7800B River Rd, North Bergen (201-861-0700).

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Openings and Closings

February openings and closings from around the state.

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Restaurant News

CAPE MAY INFO

On February 23, take a self-guided Sweet Treats House Tour of Cape May and receive a signature sweet and recipe card from each of the five participating bed-and-breakfast inns. 1 to 3 PM; $20; children ages three to twelve $10. For more information and to register call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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Food Events

2/20: A hands-on Pastries cooking class will be held at the Brothers Moon, 7 W Broad St, Hopewell. 6:30 PM; $45. For reservations call 609-333-1330.

2/20: A cooking class will be held at Bacio Italian Cuisine, 2801 Rt 130 N, Cinnaminson. 6:30 PM; $45 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 856-303-9100.

2/20: A five-course Rodney Strong wine dinner will be held at Cask 591, 591 Broadway, Long Branch. 7 PM; $75. For reservations call 732-571-8848. 

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Restaurant News

DINNER WITH PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS

On February 21, dine with President John Adams (as portrayed by Joe Doyle of the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia) at the Grain House Restaurant at the Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge. The following authentic eighteenth-century menu will be presented: crayfish bisque; champagne-poached Seckel pear with Babablu cheese and French mâche; poached Atlantic halibut, hush puppies, collard greens, and hollandaise; roasted squab with rutabaga pudding and Delaware succotash; and pawpaw pots de crème. 6:30 PM; $65.  For reservations call 908-221-1150.

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Food Events

2/20: A hands-on pastries cooking class will be held at the Brothers Moon, 7 W Broad St, Hopewell. 6:30 PM; $45. For reservations call 609-333-1330.

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What's for Dinner

Valentine's Day

The following restaurants will offer special dinners on February 14 or Valentine’s weekend.

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Food Events

2/11: A Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting will be held at Park and Orchard, 240 Hackensack St, East Rutherford. 7 PM; $100 plus tax. For reservations call Buddy at 201-939-9292.

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It's a Family Affair

Chefs on the Move

Grace Castagnetta is the head line cook at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick (732-846-3216).

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Openings and Closings

OPENINGS

Bank 34, 34 Division St, Somerville (908-722-9995); BYO.
Bensi, Shoppes at Old Bridge, 3899 Rt 9, Old Bridge (732-970-0010).

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Food Events

1/28: A 2003 and 2004 Brunello wine tasting will be held at Park and Orchard, 240 Hackensack St, East Rutherford. 7 PM; $125 plus tax. For reservations call Buddy at 201-939-9292.

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Restaurant News

JERSEY CHEF AT THE BEARD HOUSE, NYC

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Chefs on the Move

Christopher Boyle is the executive chef at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro, 16 Prospect St, Westfield (908-232-7320).

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Food Events

2/2: Chef Jesse Jones of Heart & Soul Catering will present a free demo and tasting at Chef Central, 240 Rt 17 N, Paramus; noon. For more information call 201-576-0100.

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Restaurant News

On five Mondays beginning January 21, Stage Left, 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, will offer a series of wine classes, with a different region featured each week. The classes will include lectures and discussions, and students will sample wines in order to judge their appearance, aroma, taste, and finish. 7 to 9 PM; $695. For reservations call 732-828-4444.

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Food Events

1/20: The "Third Anniversary Celebration for Jimmy D's Firehouse Red" will be held at Harvest Moon Brewery, 392 George St, New Brunswick, to benefit the Connecticut Burns Foundation's Children's Burn Camp. 2 PM to closing. For more information call 732-249-6666.

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Chefs on the Move

Restaurant News and Food Events

The James Beard House, wine consultants, Jeffrey Haveson's Plan B, and five-course wine dinners.

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Openings and Closings

Restaurant News and Food Events

Hot dogs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Bound Brook's Amazing Hot dog; a Holiday Leftover Do-Over in Moorestown, and wine tastings.

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Chefs on the Move

Restaurant News

Dan Richer of Arturo's, Viking Culinary Center, Diane Carr of the Bernards Inn, The Cooking School at La Campagne, Robert Burns Supper and Celtic Celebration, and openings.

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New Year's Dining

Hot Restaurants

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