Voorhees Winery to Open Scenic Tasting Room; More Food News

Plus: David Burke revamps his underground speakeasy, while the owner of Montclair's Laboratorio Kitchen is bringing a new spot to Maplewood.

Saddlehill Winery & Vineyards wine glass
Saddlehill Winery & Vineyard in Voorhees is opening a tasting room on Wednesday, April 10. Photo: Courtesy of Saddlehill


Saddlehill Winery & Vineyard, Voorhees

On Wednesday, April 10, this winery will celebrate the grand opening of its tasting room. Saddlehill has been crafting wine at the 70-acre vineyard and farm since 2021, and the tasting room will sit amid the open land. Wines include red, white, rosé, dessert and fruit. Sparkling wine will be introduced in the fall. Keep an eye out for the property’s horses!
1407 White Horse Road

Olluco Bistro, Franklin

Breakfast sandwiches, wings, empanadas and buttermilk fried chicken are some of the grilled and barbecued dishes served at this Peruvian fusion bistro. Barbecue from the smoker, which includes slow-smoked pork ribs, pulled pork and brisket, is only served on the weekends. Olluco is primarily a takeout establishment, so seating is limited.
535 NJ-23

Osteria LK, Maplewood

Chef James DeSisto, owner of the popular Laboratorio Kitchen in Montclair, is opening a new Italian restaurant this spring. Osteria LK will be a casual indoor/outdoor eatery with authentic Italian cuisine, including pastas, brick-oven pizzas, seafood, antipasti and desserts. The BYOB restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner and takeout. Follow along on Instagram for more updates on the grand opening.
180 Maplewood Avenue

The Bernie by David Burke, Bernardsville

A new underground speakeasy/supper club has replaced the Wine Vault at chef David Burke’s Red Horse at the Bernards Inn (which we recently named one of the best new restaurants in New Jersey). Guests can enjoy wine, specialty drinks and small, shareable plates in an elegant atmosphere. Regular live entertainment includes monthly jazz and comedy nights.
27 Minebrook Road

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it’s a hidden cafe, Hillsborough Township

It may be hidden, but it’s been open daily since the beginning of the year! This cafe serves hot coffee, cold brew, espresso drinks, matcha, several teas, apple cider, floral lemonade, mocktails and a collection of pastries. Outside, there’s limited seating; inside, there’s plenty of space to relax—plus free WiFi, games and music.
430 Route 206

Casa Calaveras, Middletown

At this majority women-owned Mexican restaurant, classic dishes and flavors are served with modern twists. Menu items include avocado Caesar salad, mushroom tacos and pistachio-crusted grouper. More than 100 in-house tequilas can be enjoyed on their own or in margaritas, palomas and other cocktails. (Even the espresso martinis are made with tequila!)
1864 NJ-35

Turning Point, Oakhurst

NJM readers’ choice for the best breakfast and brunch in New Jersey has opened in Ocean County, bringing its statewide locations tally to 16. Three more are on the way.
1605 NJ-35

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