Chefs Bryan Gregg and Peter Minaki

Two exciting events for fans of both these chefs.

On Thursday, May 12, Toronto Greek chef and cookbook author Peter Minaki will host a Greek/Mediterranean dinner with chef Bryan Gregg at Escape, 345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 7 PM. The following menu will be served:

Amuse bouche: Crudo of snapper, oranges, fennel, olive oil – chefs collaboration

Duck and almond pie “bisteeya” dates, house-made harissa by chef Gregg

Seafood dolmades with creamy lemon sauce by chef Minaki

Beef Stifado – braised short rib with pearl onions by chef Minaki

Semifreddo with nuts, chocolate, crumbled amaretti cookies topped with warm chocolate sauce by chef Minaki

Call 973-744-0712 for pricing and reservations.

Executive chef Greg Vassos of Brick Farm Tavern, Hopewell, will teach a cooking class on Sunday, May 15, at Heirloom Kitchen, 3853 Rt 516, Old Bridge. A dinner will be demonstrated with a dominant emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. This dinner is a BYO but complimentary wine tastings/pairings will be provided by Mike Lykens, the restaurant’s general manager and sommelier. 6 PM; $110. Reservations: 732-727-9444.

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