Restaurant News


On April 23, enjoy limited-production California wines and a six-course dinner at Casa Dante, 737 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. Executive chef Gregg Freda will present the following menu:

Zucchini flower stuffed with ricotta and Asiago with basil cream sauce

(2005 Camelot Highlands Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley)

Chatham codfish cake topped with sweet and spicy pepperonata

(2005 Seco Highlands Pinot Noir, Monterey)

Garganelle pasta with Roman sausage sauce
(2004 Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet, Alexander Valley)

Filet mignon stuffed with Gorgonzola
(2004 Taylor Peak Merlot, Bennett Valley)

Salad of crispy duck confit with citrus marmalade and balsamic barbecue sauce
(2004 Alisos Hill Syrah, Santa Barbara County)

Meyer lemon crème brûlée
(Arrowood Late Harvest Riesling, Alexander Valley)

6:30 PM; $95. For reservations call 201-795-2750.

On April 18, a Shinn Estate Vineyards wine dinner will be held at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. The following menu will be served:

Hors d’oeuvres
(Sparkling NV)

Baked oysters with absinthe and marjoram
(2007 Sauvignon Blanc)

Foie gras stuffed morels with risotto and pencil asparagus
(2005 Estate Merlot)

Fettuccine with wild boar ragù, rosemary, and fried sage
(Cabernet Franc 2005)

Painted Hills flat-iron steak with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
(2004 Nine Barrel Merlot and 2006 Nine Barrel Merlot; barrel sample from the winery)

Caramel financier, house-preserved sugarplums, and brandied local cherries

7 PM; $125 plus tax and 20 percent gratuity. For reservations call 732-828-4444.
On April 19,, 57 Main Street, Millburn, will serve a five-course holiday meal; $52. For more information and reservations call 973-463-6500.

The Chef’s Table, 200 Buckelew Avenue, Jamesburg, is offering a take-out Passover package that will leave your family loving all things unleavened. The menu includes gefilte fish with horseradish and carrots, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, herb-roasted chicken, braised brisket of beef, potato kugel, spring vegetable medley, matzo farfel, broccoli soufflé, matzo, fresh fruit platter, macaroons, and sponge cake. $23 per person. For more information call 732-521-5544.

On April 16, the Fifth Annual Dishes for Wishes event will be held at the Falls at Doubletree Guest Suites, Mount Laurel, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NJ. The evening will include a competition among twenty South Jersey Hot Chefs as well as a silent auction and a raffle to win a year of dining out. 6:30 to 10 PM; $75 in advance; $85 at the door. For tickets call 800-252-9474.

On April 16, the Tenth Annual Wine and Martini Tasting Fundraiser for Kidz Kare will be held at Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson. 7 to 10 PM; $150. For tickets call 732-933-9272.

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