Restaurant News and Food Events


Going down the shore? Some of the seasonal and enticing specials on Chef Pat Trama’s menu at David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Road, Rumson are "vine ripened" watermelon salad with prosciutto di parma, baby mozzarella and balsamic tarragon emulsion; fresh Dover sole with sweet corn butter and confetti cherry tomatoes; and jumbo soft shell crabs with "goldfish" cracker crust, fingerling potatoes and Atlantic shellfish "chowda". For reservations call 732-842-8088.

The recently renovated Olive Restaurant, has reopened at 1 Hilton Court, Parsippany Hilton, Parsippany. One aspect of their innovative menu is the “Eat Right” selections with nutritional information listed such as total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbs, protein, and calories helping the diner to make informative choices. Some menu items include chicken Milanese, pepper crusted flatiron steak, and sesame seared Ahi tuna. For reservations call 973-267-7373.

Passionne, 77 Walnut Street, Montclair is now serving brunch on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM. For reservations call 973-233-1006; BYO.

On June 21, the “Garden State Craft Brewers Guild 12th Annual Beer Festival” will be held on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Place, Camden. Sixteen breweries will be offering samples of their products and food will be available for purchase. Noon to 4 PM; $40 includes tasting glass and self-guided tour of the ship. For tickets log onto:

On June 22, a one hour “Summer Meals” demonstration cooking class followed by a three-course prix–fixe dinner with menu selections from the day’s recipes will be held at Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham. 5 PM; $75 exclusive of tax, tip and additional beverages. For reservations call 973-701-0303. Payment is required at time of the reservation.


6/15: A “Fathers Day Festival” will be held at Alba Vineyard, 269 Rt 627, Milford. Noon to 5 PM; free admission, $5 for a tasting. For information call 908-995-7800.

6/18: A three course cooking class will be held at Bacio, 2806 Rt 130 N, Cinnaminson. 6:30 PM; $35. For reservations call 856-303-9100.

6/18: An “Australia and New Zealand” wine dinner will be held at Stage House Restaurant and Wine Bar, 366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains. For information or reservations call 908-322-4224.

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