Farm-to-Fork Dinner Featuring NJ Chefs

Event to benefit the non-profit The Foodshed Alliance.

On Sunday August 30, the Foodshed Alliance will host a seven-course Farm-to-Fork dinner with wines at Alba Vineyards, 269 Route 627, Milford. The following chefs will be in attendance: Andre’ de Waal, Andre’s Restaurant and Dre’s; Mike Carrino: Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastro-lounge; Bill Dorrler & Kevin Knevals, Osteria Morini & Altamarea Restaurant Group; David Felton, Ninety-Acres at Natirar; Jesse Jones: private chef for celebrities, caterer, host of Chef Jesse Live; George Mandakas, Big Bang Kitchens; Dan Rothman, Whole Foods Regional metro chef for Northern NJ; and Nina and Jonathan White, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse.

The Foodshed Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable farming and locally grown, fresh, healthy food in northern New Jersey. 4 to 8 PM; $150. Reservations at this website.

The first thing we tell the waitress at Razza Pizza Artigianale in Jersey City, co-owned by Dan Richer is “We’ll have some bread and butter.” It is that good. It is made at the restaurant using locally sourced cream from grass fed cows, and has been gently fermented with beneficial bacteria (just as you’ll find in yogurt) to give it a cheese-like tang. Now, this butter is available exclusively at the newly opened Whole Foods Market at 1255 Raritan Road, Clark. 5.5oz. glass jars for $6.99.

Greene Hook, 70 Greene Street, Jersey City, a full-service bar and restaurant will be opening soon with executive chef David Drake at the helm. Additionally, Drake will be overseeing operations at Light Horse Tavern, Jersey City, which is also owned by Bill Gray.

Initial menu offerings include a Mangalitsa burger, topped with bacon; Asian meatballs (made with duck and hoisin); homemade arepas; deviled eggs and lobster agnolotti. Drake’s signature touches, such as homemade curry and Maine lobster, will also be available.

Greene Hook will seat about 100 guests, with additional patio tables that offer a view of Manhattan and the Freedom Tower. The restaurant is expected to open in September 2015. Watch for details Table Hopping With Rosie.

Darryl Harmon is the executive chef at The Beer Spot & Grill, 2027 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee (201- 461-9740).

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