Café Panache Names Gregory Stott as New Executive Chef

Plus: A handful of restaurant openings in Jersey City, Montclair and Belmar.

Greg Stott, new executive chef for Café Panache. Photo courtesy of Café Panache

Café Panache, Ramsey

After the sudden passing of talented chef/owner Kevin Kohler, this esteemed Bergen County spot is set to reopen this week. Gregory Stott will take over as executive chef and general manager, continuing to deliver the same classic dishes Kohler and Café Panache were known for. Stott worked closely with Kohler during his career, serving as chef du cuisine at the café twice over the years. Known for its fresh, farm-to-table plates, Café Panache’s standouts include filet mignon ravioli and crispy confit duck—delicious meals that will continue to be served in chef Kohler’s honor.
Café Panache, 130 Main Street, Ramsey; 201-934-0030

Openings:

Brick Lane Curry House, Jersey City

This British-Style Indian spot has opened its second New Jersey location. Bringing an array of Indian dishes to the Garden State, Brick Lane is serving items like bhuna (cooked in a rich onion gravy) and dal makhani (lentil curry with cream). In addition to their curry menu (ranging from mild to very spicy), the new location also has a full bar full of Brick Lane’s signature cocktails including a Lychee Martini (jaisalmer gin, lychee juice and lemon), the Island Kuri (mango rum, pomegranate juice and lemon), and the Cheeky Bandar (bourbon, limoncello, apricot jam and sage leaf).
Brick Lane Curry House, 136 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

Beach Haus Bar & Grille by David Burke, Belmar

The famous New Jersey chef David Burke has made his way back to the Jersey Shore to bring tavern-style food to a popular local spot. Partnering with Beach Haus Brewery, chef Burke is bringing dinners, a pizza oven, and delicious tavern food to the craft brewery and taproom. The two-story building will continue to have a fun atmosphere, where guests can enjoy a beer or sit down for a more formal dining experience. Although food service began a few weeks ago, the full restaurant will open after Valentine’s Day.
Beach Haus Bar & Grill, 801 Main Street, Belmar; 732-202-7782

Mishmish, Upper Montclair

After six years in the heart of Montclair, this Mediterranean restaurant is moving locations to Upper Montclair. After almost a year of being unable to operate at full capacity, Mishmish has decided to move their kitchen into the space of its sister restaurant Marcel. The main dishes on their menu change weekly, with options like chicken shawarma over hummus, lamb meatballs and curried tofu. The kitchen will continue doing delivery and pick-up options at their new location.
Mishmish, 631 ½ Valley Rd, Upper Montclair; 973-842-4088

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