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.

WHERE’S THE BEEF?
On Sundays, the Grain House Restaurant at the Olde Mill Inn, 225 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, offers Prime Rib Night, with a ten-ounce cut for $18 or a fourteen-ounce cut for $21, including a vegetable and mashed potatoes; 5 to 9 PM. For reservations call 908-221-1150.

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HERE’S THE HAM
Ham aficionados can now order jamón ibérico, made from Spain’s prized black-hoofed Iberian hog, at Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi restaurants, New Brunswick; $50 for a three-ounce portion and $89 for six ounces.

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LOOKING AHEAD
Watch for the April grand opening of a new Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne. The 24,000-square-foot space will include wine (kudos to the organic, biodynamic, and kosher wine section) and spirits, as well as a specialty market that will offer fresh organic milk, butter, and eggs, plus fresh-cut flowers and an expanded gourmet kitchenware line.

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BRUNCH AT COCCOLA
CoccoLa, 150 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, is offering a Sunday brunch buffet; $25 including a Bloody Mary or Bellini. For reservations call 908-704-1160.

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WINES FROM THE RAINBOW NATION
On February 24, a Wines From the Rainbow Nation (South Africa) tasting sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street, Cape May. 1 to 3 PM; $25. For more information and reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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HUDSON RESTAURANT DECK
For $25 you can save on dining all year with the 2008 Hudson Deck, which offers $10 off a $40 food bill at more than 40 participating restaurants. New retail bonus coupons are also included. To order call 201-388-6232 or log on to www.hudsondeck.com.

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DINE LIKE IT’S 1998
Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in February with “1998 Tuesdays,” where executive chef Richard Deutsch will prepare nightly specials of favorite dishes at 1998 prices. For reservations call 732-933-9272.

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CHANGES AT PIQUANT, NEW BRUNSWICK
Piquant, 349A George Street, New Brunswick, the “new age” BYO Indian restaurant under the direction of chef/owner Kirti Rahi, is now closed on Mondays except for special events. For more information call 732-246-2468.

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