Davio's KOP - Interior, BarOn Thursday, November 22, 2018, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 200 Main Street, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner ($65.00): Oven-Roasted Free-Range Organic Turkey… Creamy Potatoes… Green Beans, Caramelized Onions… Rum-Glazed Yams… Herb-Roasted Root Vegetables… Savory Brioche Stuffing… Homemade Gravy… Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Special Holiday Desserts ($12.00): Salted Caramel Cheesecake… Homemade Apple Pie, Tahitian Vanilla Gelato… Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Chantilly

Children Under 12 Years ($23.00): Oven Roasted Turkey… Stuffing… Creamy Potatoes… Gravy

Tomorrow’s Turkey Sandwich ($13.00): Oven Roasted Turkey… Stuffing… Cranberry Ginger Chutney… Gravy

Prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity. Davio’s regular dinner menu will also be available.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (610) 337-4810.

Bon Appétit!



Nicholas - Game DinnerOn Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, New Jersey, will treat diners to a special five-course menu that reflects the best of wild game and seasonal produce.

Amuse: Roasted Chestnut Soup, Poached Pears

First Course: “Nashville Hot” Fried Quail, Cheesy Polenta

Second Course: Wild Boar Ravioli, Game Jus

Third Course: Bison Schnitzel, Field Greens

Dessert: Yogurt Cake, Concord Grape Sorbet, Graham Cracker Purée

The price of the special game dinner is $135.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (732) 345-9977.

Bon Appétit!



HoHoKus InnOn Thursday, November 22, 2018, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern, 1 East Franklin turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.

First Course – Autumn Soup: Spiced Butternut & Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Croutons

Second Course (choice of) – Fall Mixed Greens: Pear, Candied Pecans, Craisins, Brie, Balsamic Dressing… Butternut Squash Ravioli: Mascarpone, Brown Butter, Sage… Fried Goat Cheese: Bacon Lardons, Frisée, Honey, Crushed Pistachios… Seared Scallops: Shaved Sprouts, Delicata Squash, Beurre Blanc ($8.00 Supplement)

Third Course (choice of) – Turkey Dinner: Turkey Gravy, Apple-Sage Stuffing, Roasted Wild Mushrooms & Pearl Onions, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato & Marshmallows… Salmon: Roasted Root Vegetables, Celery Root Purée, Brown Butter… Seared Halibut: Wild Mushrooms, Parsnip Purée ($8.00 Supplement)… Filet Mignon: Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Au Poivre Sauce ($10.00 Supplement)

Fourth Course (choice of) – Pumpkin Cheesecake… Whipped Cream, Berries… Pecan Pie… Vanilla Ice Cream

Children’s Menu (choice of) – Turkey Plate… Hamburger… Chicken Fingers… Grilled Cheese served with French Fries or Stuffing

The price of the special Thanksgiving Day menu is $49.00 for adults; $19.95, children 15 and under (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 445-4115.

Bon Appétit!



Alba - Interior 2Once again, Restaurant Alba, 7 West King Street, Malvern, Pennsylvania, will be offering delicious pastas, sides and sauces to complement your turkey. All items come in disposable aluminum pans with easy reheating instructions.

Sides (minimum order 2 people): Mac and Cheese, $8.00 per person… Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, $7.00 per person… Brussels Sprouts, PA Maple and Pancetta, $8.00 per person… Duck Confit & Brandied Cherry, Brioche Bread Pudding, $9.00 per person

Italian Classics: Quattro Formaggio Lasagna, San Marzano Tomato, $50.00 (serves 6)… Beef Bolognese Lasagna, $65.00 (serves 6)

Etcetera: Sage Turkey Gravy, $12.00 pt./$17.00 qt…. Five Spiced Cranberry Chutney, $8.00 pt./$12.00 qt.

Order online at https://www.restaurantalba.com/thanksgiving-order-2018.html or call the restaurant at (610) 644-4009 to place your order by Thursday, November 15th. Orders will be available for pickup the afternoon of Wednesday, November 21st. Restaurant Alba will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Bon Appétit!



Thanksgiving ImageOn Thursday, November 22, 2018, the Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone, New Jersey, will be serving a special family style Thanksgiving menu…

SOUP – Pumpkin Soup: Ancho-Cocoa Syrup… Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup: Natural Broth, Dill

FAMILY STYLE SERVINGS – Cider Brine Farm Turkey… Hand Carved Ham… Herb Crusted Salmon… Harvest Quinoa

FAMILY STYLE SIDES – Cranberry-Orange Relish… Country Style Gravy… Apple – Sausage Stuffing… Buttered Green Beans… Spicy Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts… Sweet Potato – Kale Gratin… Classic Mashed Potatoes… Cranberry Cornbread

DESSERT TABLE – Traditional Pumpkin Pie… Dutch Apple Pie… Cranberry Cheesecake… Bourbon Pecan Square… Chocolate Mousse Cake… Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream… Fresh Baked Cookies… Coffee/Tea

The price of the family style Thanksgiving menu is $48.00 adults; $16.00 children under 10 (plus beverages, tax & 22.5% service charge). Portions are unlimited. For more information, or to make reservations, please call (908) 234-9055.

Bon Appétit!



333 Belrose Offers Thanksgiving to Go

by artfuldiner on November 9, 2018

in Uncategorized

333 Belrose - Interior333 Belrose Restaurant, 333 Belrose Lane, Radnor, Pennsylvania, is offering “Thanksgiving to Go,” with an oven-ready fresh local turkey and all the trimmings.

The complete to-go menu and prices are noted below…

Oven-Ready Fresh Local Turkey: Rubbed with Herb Butter and resting on Root Vegetables in a Disposable Pan – 12/14 lbs., $8.00/lb.; 14/18 lbs., $8.00 lb.

Traditional Sage Stuffing: Quart Price $15.00 / Feeds 2-4

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes: Quart Price $15.00 / Feeds 2-4

Maple Spiced Mashed Yams: Quart Price $15.00 / Feeds 2-4

Country Style Gravy: Quart $12.00 / Feeds 4-6

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Bacon: Quart $15.00 / Feeds 2-4

Classic Coleslaw: Quart $10.00 / Feeds 2-4

Cranberry Jelly: ½ Quart $15.00 / Feeds 4-6

Butternut Squash Soup: Quart $18.00 / Feeds 4

Pumpkin Pie: $15.00 / Feeds 4-6

Dinner Rolls: $8.00/Dozen

Orders must be placed by Friday, November 16th; pick up Wednesday, November 22nd, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Place orders by phone, (610) 293-1000, or in the restaurant. 50% deposit required.

 Bon Appétit!


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Chakra InteriorOn Thursday, November 22, 2018, Chakra Restaurant, W 144 Route 4 East, Paramus, New Jersey, will be serving a special three-course Thanksgiving feast.

APPETIZER (Choice of) – Caesar Salad: Romaine Hearts, Lemon Confit, White Anchovies, Parmesan Crisp… Mesclun Greens: Fines Herbes, White Balsamic Vinaigrette… Roasted Beet Salad: Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Fennel Pollen… Roasted Squash & Kale Salad: Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Baked Apples, Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette… Kabocha & Butternut Squash Soup: Cashew Nuts, Apples, Yuzu… Horseradish Crusted Crab Cake: Snow Pea Shoots, Mustard Seed Vinaigrette ($9.00 Supplement)

ENTRÉE (Choice of) – Brandy-Maple Brined Goffle Road Turkey: Cornbread Stuffing, Chestnuts, Yams, Roasted Squash, Baked Terhune Farm Apple, Cranberry Sauce… Crispy Trout: Fennel Orange Salad, Coriander, Smoked Marcona Almonds, Brown Butter… Vegetarian Eggplant Tart: Sacred Chow Tofu, Tomato, Bell Pepper Coulis… Chili-Cinnamon Glazed Chilean Sea Bass: Potato Wrapped Shrimp, Baby Bok Choy, Lemongrass Nage… Short Rib Ragu: House-Made Linguini, Parmesan Gremolata… Filet Mignon: Roasted Fall Vegetables, Truffled Fingerling Potatoes, Terhune Farm Apples, Pinot Noir Reduction

DESSERT (Choice of) – Pumpkin Cake: Mascarpone, Cinnamon Chantilly… Warm Valrhona Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding: Macerated Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream… Goat’s Milk Cheesecake: Figs, Port Wine, Honey-Rosemary Ice Cream

The price of the three-course Thanksgiving menu is $49.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). Children’s à la carte menu will also be available. For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 556-1530.

Bon Appétit!



Crystal Springs - ThanksgivingLocated in the picturesque Skyland’s region of New Jersey, Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ, is a great place to spend Thanksgiving. The celebration on Thursday, November 22, 2018, will feature something for everyone… from family-friendly buffets to live entertainment to traditional turkey dinner.

The Cascades Lodge offers three different options for families. The Emerald Ballroom will host a grand buffet from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring everything from local cheeses, salads and seafood to a lavish hot and cold buffet to a carving station with Turmeric Roasted Turkey and Garlic Herb Roast Prime Rib of Beef. The dessert bar offers pumpkin pie, apple crumble and more with live entertainment. The buffet menu is $59.00 per person; $25.00 for children 4-11.

Crystal Tavern will offer a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A wine pairing and à la carte menu will also be available. The Crystal Tavern menu is $65.00 per person; $35.00 for an optional wine pairing; $25.00 for children under 11.

Springs Bistro will put an Italian spin on the holiday with its three-course Thanksgiving menu featuring Autumn Agnolotti with pancetta and sage, a traditional turkey dinner entrée, and apple pie. Served from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the Springs Bistro menu is $65.00 per person; $35.00 for an optional wine pairing; and $25.00 for children under 11. A limited à la carte menu will also be available.

Minerals Hotel Diamond Ballroom will offer a buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a seafood bar, hot and cold buffets, carving & pasta stations, a children’s buffet and a selection of desserts. The menu is $49.95 per person; $2494 for children 4-11.

Black Bear, a more casual lunch option, will serve a buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., including endless shrimp, turkey carving, desserts and live entertainment. The buffet is $38.95 per person; $14.95 for children 4-11.

For more information about the Thanksgiving dining options, please click on https://www.crystalgolfresort.com/discover/packages/thanksgiving-at-crystal-springs-resort/. Reservations may be made by calling (877) 627-9114.

Bon Appétit!



Frog and Peach2On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018, the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, will be serving a special three-course prix-fixe menu from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

FIRST COURSE (Choice of) – Purée of Lentil Soup: Bacon, Drop Biscuit Croutons… Gem Lettuce and Arugula Salad: Gaeta Olive, Pignoli, Sun-Dried Tomato, Ricotta Salata, Dijon Vinaigrette… Jumbo Lump Crab Salad Napoleon: Mango-Serrano Pepper Relish, Crispy Wonton, Pickled Ginger Emulsion… Salt Roasted Local Beets: Pistachio Cous Cous, Goat Cheese, Watercress, Pomegranate Yogurt Dressing… Half Shell Fishers Island Oysters: Green Apple and Vodka Mignonette ($5.00 Supplement)… Black Truffle Ricotta Gnocchi: Hen-of-the-Wood Mushrooms, Leeks, Pine Nuts, Sage… House Smoked Salmon: Truffled Egg Salad, Cornichons, Pumpernickel, Mustard Oil… Guinea Hen and Foie Gras Terrine: Port Poached Pear, Quinoa Nut Granola, Buttermilk Truffle Emulsion

MAIN COURSE (Choice of) – Free Range Organic Turkey: Mushroom Pecan Stuffing, Lemon Glazed Baby Carrots and Haricots Verts, Cranberry Compote, Brown Butter Gravy… Cacio e Pepe: Fresh Cut spaghetti, Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper… Blackened Line Caught Tuna: Butternut Squash, Nori, 25-Year Balsamic Vinegar… Steamed Halibut: Manila Clams, Sea Beans, Lobster Phò… Rosemary Braised Lamb Shank: Barley Risotto, Shaved Squash, Feta… 7-Ounce Center Cut Beef Tenderloin: Brussels Sprouts Caponata, Whipped Potatoes, Red Wine Veal Jus ($10.00 Supplement)

DESSERT (Choice of) – Pumpkin Flan: Candied Pepitas, Spiced Biscotti… Classic Crème BrûléeWhipped Mascarpone CheesecakeTrio of Sorbet: Cranberry Ginger, Spiced Apple, Pomegranate-Lime… Sticky Toffee Pudding: Butterscotch Espuma, Spiked Eggnog Ice Cream… Three Cheese Board: Walnut and Date Bread, Garnishes ($5.00 Supplement).

The price of the Thanksgiving Dinner prix-fixe is $56.00 per person; children $16.00 (plus beverages, tax & gratuity).

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (732) 846-3216.

Bon Appétit!



Best Wine Buys of 2018

by artfuldiner on November 5, 2018

in Breaking News, Wine, Wining and Dining

Wine 5The most November 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast listed the magazine’s “Top 100 Best Buys of 2018.” This is the annual article that notes the editors’ favorite wines for $15.00 or less. It includes wines from 16 countries with more than 35 different grape varieties represented. This list boasts an average bottle price of just over $12.00 and an average rating just under 90 points (100-point scale).

The following is a breakdown of the 100 Best Buys by country…

Argentina 4… Australia 4… Austria 4… Bulgaria 1… Chile 4… France 13… Georgia 1… Germany 5… Greece 1… Israel 2… Italy 9… New Zealand 2… Portugal 9… South Africa 2… Spain 10… United States 29.

The November issue of the Wine Enthusiast is still available at your local Barnes & Noble and other sources… But here are just a few of my personal recommendations from the 2018 100 Best Buys…

Bogle Old Vine Zin2012 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel (California, $12.00): Listed as the Enthusiast’s number one bargain, Bogle always represents great value and the 2012 Zin is no exception. This wine is polished and smooth and an incredible bargain at $12.00. Ranked 1; Rated 90.

2016 Golan Heights Winery Mount Hermon Red (Galilee, Israel, $13.00): Hints of vanilla on the nose open to flavors of dark fruit. It’s easy and smooth on the palate with a nice finish. Kosher. Ranked 5; Rated 92.

2016 Loosen Bros. Dr. L Dry Riesling (Mosel, Germany, $12.00): A fantastic bargain that is crisp and concentrated with a refreshing lime acidity and mineral backbone. Ranked 9; Rated 90.

2016 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling (Columbia Valley, Washington State, $9.00): Another winner from Ste. Michelle. This Riesling drinks off-dry but still retains a mouth-watering acidity. Ranked 14; Rated 89.

2016 Alois Lageder Pinot Blanco (Alto Adige, Italy, $14.00): Creamy and delicious on the palate, this wine is produced by one of my favorite Italian wineries. Always a good bet. Ranked 19; Rated 91.

Fuchs Gruner 20172017 Adolf & Heinfrich Fuchs Grüner Veltliner (Burgenland, Austria, $10.00): Slightly creamy on the palate, this Grüner is a marvelous alternative to the usual ho-hum Chardonnays and Pinot Grigios. Ranked 25; Rated 89.

2017 L’Ecole No. 41 Old Vines Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley, Washington State, $15.00): Produced by one of the most reliable wineries in Washington State. Chenin Blanc can be dry or slightly on the sweet side. This one is bone-dry with plenty of fruit flavors and a strong acidity on the finish. Ranked 29; Rated 91.

2017 Estancia Pinot Grigio (California, $12.00): Estancia is a long-running value-oriented brand that never fails to deliver. A light-bodied wine with fresh fruit flavors and a crisp, clean finish. Ranked 41; Rated 89.

Marietta Old Vine Lot 66 NVNV Marietta Cellars Old Vine Lot 66 Red (California, $14.00): A down-home fruit-driven wine that maintains an appetizing texture and never seems to get tiring on the palate. The WE suggests you stock up. At $14.00 a bottle, who could resist. Ranked 44; Rated 90.

2015 Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (California, $10.00): A sturdy, flavorful well-made wine that will go quite well with red meat and other hearty dishes. A steal at $10.00 a bottle. Ranked 56; Rated 88.

2016 Château Souverain Merlot (California, $13.00): From a reliable California producer, this wine is smooth and supple with a touch of spicy oak, mild tannins, and softy acidity. Ranked 67; Rated 89.

2016 Wine by Joe Chardonnay (Oregon, $14.00): An easy-going bargain white that is perfect for all-purpose everyday quaffing and widely available. Ranked 74; Rated 89.

Santa Carolina2016 Santa Carolina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley, Chile, $12.00): This is an exemplary value-priced Cab that exhibits a hint of dark spice and cassis. A major bargain. Ranked 84; Rated 88.

2016 Cline Estate Grown Syrah (Sonoma Coast, California, $13.00): Velvety but intense on the palate, this fairly-priced red has a nice tannic backbone with hints of leather. Ranked 90; Rated 88.