Restaurant News


Fans of Nova Terra, 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick (732-296-1600), have a few weeks, plus or minus, to dine at the restaurant, which is known for its creative Pan Latin cuisine. It has been sold and will be reborn as Due Mari.

The summer menu is being served at Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Route 35 South, Middletown. Items on the new small-plates bar menu include tempura-crusted squash blossoms; foie gras terrine with apricot purée, red pepper marmalade, and brioche toast; and wild king salmon. There are three dinner menu options: a three-course menu ($59), a tasting menu ($79, $124 with wine), and a four-course garden menu ($59). For more information log on to or call 732-345-9977.

South Jersey Hot Chefs will be celebrating Farm to Fork Week from July 27 through August 1 with $35 four-course dinners using ingredients from NJ farmers. For more information and a list of participating restaurants log on to

Joseph’s Restaurant at Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, is offering a three-course dinner Sundays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 PM for $14.95. For more information and reservations call 609-965-2111.

Vivas Classic Latin Cuisine, 801 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, is presenting a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes one tapa, entrée, and dessert; $30; cash only. For reservations call 732-681-1213; BYO.

Every Monday night, chef/owner Peter Bernstein of Berta’s Chateau, 7 Grove Street, Wanaque, creates a Chef’s Night Dinner with wine that includes a number of appetizers, a choice of main courses, and coffee or tea for $29.95 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 973-835-0992.

Please send press releases and restaurant news, including information on staff changes, wine tastings, and cooking classes, to [email protected].

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