CHEF JAMES AVERY
New Jersey native chef James Avery has opened The Bonney Read Seafood Restaurant & Bar, 533 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732-455-3352). Chef Avery received his Culinary Arts degree at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and has worked at Formagerie (Rumson), Michael Mina’s Sea Blue (Atlantic City), BR Guest Hospitality where he helped to open Dos Caminos, and three sister restaurants at Harrah’s Resort. In 2012, chef Avery was the Blue Team sous chef on Gordon Ramsay’s culinary competition show Hell’s Kitchen on Fox.
Sam Byrne, is no longer the executive chef at the Peacock Inn, Princeton.
CHEF/OWNER NICHOLAS HARARY ANNOUNCES LOBSTER SPECIAL AT BAR N AT RESTAURANT NICHOLAS, MIDDLETOWN
If you love lobster then plan on visiting Bar N at Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Route 35 S, Middletown, before the end of August, as on Sundays, chef/owner Nicholas Harary is offering the following three-course lobster menu for $45 ($65 with wine tasting flight):
Mug of “Kennebunk” Lobster Bisque
2013 Chardonnay, Clos Julien
Classic Lobster Roll
2014 Sancerre, Domaine Dominique Crochet
Roasted Cherries & Almond Cake
2014 Moscato d’Asti, Elio Perrone
Bar N does not take reservations. For information, call: 732-345-9977.
CHEFS AT WOOD STACK KITCHEN
John Manzo is the executive chef at Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen, a 7,000 square-foot restaurant with a liquor license that has opened at 29 Rt 46 East, Pine Brook (973-227-3007). He also oversees the operations of Novita Bistro in Metuchen. Scott Tolhurst, who was previously chef de cuisine at Crystal Springs Resorts, is the chef de cuisine. Klaus Kronsteiner is the pastry chef.
David Montanez, previously from Teak in Hoboken, is the chef de cuisine at La Isla Restaurant, a Cuban/Latin American Restaurant at 25 12th Street, Hoboken (201-659-6090); full bar.
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