Restaurant News

PRIVATE DINING AT STONE HOUSE AT STIRLING RIDGE

There are two options for private dining at Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Avenue, Warren. The secluded wine cellar accommodates twenty to fifty guests, who can dine among handcrafted wine racks and cabinets in an elegant setting. The glass-enclosed Chef’s Room seats eight to sixteen people around a massive oak and steel table, where they can watch executive chef Jerry Villa and his staff create their five- to seven-course dinner. For more information and reservations call 908-754-1222.

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE AND THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
Every Sunday through September, guests at Morton’s the Steakhouse, Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, can order the $19.78 Morton’s Prime Sirloin Burger, and five dollars from the price of each burger-and-fries entrée will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This initiative is in honor of Morton’s the Steakhouse’s 30th anniversary; the goal is to raise enough funds to grant the wishes of 30 children who are living with life-threatening medical conditions. For reservations call 201-487-1303.

LATE-NIGHT DESSERTS AT CHURCH STREET KITCHEN, MONTCLAIR
It seems that whenever we’re looking to have a late-night “coffee and…” every place we try is closed. Well, not anymore. Church Street Kitchen, 12 Church Street, Montclair, offers items from its house-made dessert menu along with coffee drinks, with seating inside or outside, after 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays and after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (closed Mondays). Try the NY cheesecake with fresh berries, profiteroles con crema, or a refreshing artisanal cheese board with fresh fruit and peasant bread. For more information call 973-233-0216; BYO.

READY, SET, GRILL!
All-natural beef, pork, buffalo, and duck hot dogs, made with meat from animals raised on a vegetarian diet with no antibiotics or growth hormones, have been introduced by Ariane Daguin, co-owner of D’Artagnan, Newark, a leading purveyor of foie gras and other specialty organic poultry and game products. Not sure which to order? Then try the sampler consisting of one twelve-ounce package of each of the four kinds of hot dogs. For more information and to purchase log on to www.dartagnan.com.

DIVINE WINE
Amanti Vino, a boutique wine store, has become twice as beautiful, as it has broken down its walls at 30 Church Street, Montclair, and expanded, doubling its number of selections. It now has a dedicated classroom space available for wine seminars, a larger tasting bar, and a temperature-controlled “cellar” with old vintages, hard-to-find gems, allocated wines, and large-format bottles. For more information log on to www.amantivino.com or call 973-509-WINE.

TECHNIQUES FOR TEENS COOKING CLASS
On July 15, a Techniques for Teens participation cooking class taught by Paul Ingenito, chef/owner of the Perryville Inn, Perryville, will be held at Kings Cooking Studio, 450 Route 206, Bedminster. The following menu will be taught: jumbo lump crabmeat salad with gazpacho vinaigrette; grilled skirt steak with panzanella salad; and country shortcake with summer berries. 11 AM to 2 PM; $65. To register call 908-719-4966.

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