Mother's Day 2On Sunday, May 8, 2016, Chakra Restaurant in Paramus, New Jersey, will be serving a special Mother’s Day prix fixe menu from 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

FIRST COURSE (Choice of) – Caesar Salad: Romaine Hearts, Lemon Confit, White Anchovies… Mesclun Greens: Fines Herbes, White Balsamic Vinaigrette… Roasted Red & Golden Beets Salad: Walnuts, Pears, Confit Onions, Caveman Blue Cheese… Horseradish-Crusted Crab Cake: Snow Pea Shoots, Mustard Seed Vinaigrette ($8 Supplement)… Fried Calamari: Crispy Cherry Peppers, Aioli, Sofrito… Lobster Bisque: Cognac-Marinated Lobster, Tarragon Chantilly… House-Made Radiatore “Primavera”: English Peas, Goat Cheese, Red Beets, Sorrel-Lemon Gremolata

MAIN COURSE (Choice of) – Salmon Medallions: Young Leeks, Smoked Salmon, New Potatoes, White Asparagus Velouté… Chili-Cinnamon Glazed Chilean Sea Bass: Potato-Wrapped Shrimp, Baby Bok Choy, Lemongrass Nage ($12 Supplement)… Goffle Farm Chicken: White Asparagus Gratinée, Fondant Potato… Filet Mignon: English Pea Purée, Truffled Crostini, Asparagus, Pinot Noir Reduction ($13 Supplement)… Mailbock-Glazed Pork Tenderloin: Hazelnut Spaetzle, Morel Mushroom à al CrèmeTop Sirloin of Lamb: Slow-Cooked Bell peppers, Green Olive Polenta, Olive Tapenade… Vegetarian Eggplant Tart: Sacred Chow Tofu, Tomato-Bell Pepper Coulis

DESSERT (Choice of) – Coconut Tapioca: Golden Pineapples, Passion Fruit Sorbet, Cilantro… Goat’s Milk Cheesecake: Figs, Port Wine, Honey-Rosemary Ice Cream… Peanut Dacquoise: Caramelized Bananas, Jivara Milk Chocolate Chantilly, Hawaiian Sea Salt… Valrhona Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding: Macerated Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream

The cost of the Mother’s Day prix fixe menu is $49.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). A children’s à la carte menu will also be available.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 556-1530.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar - Glen MillsFrom Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8, 2016, the Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, 549 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, will be serving a number of Mother’s Day specials.*

 

APPETIZERS:

Roasted Red Pepper Bisque: White Wine, Cream, Chilled Crab Garnish, Chives ($8)

Vegetarian Spring Rolls: Edamame Purée, Sweet & Sour Carrots, Pickled Daikon Radish, Snow Pea Shoots, Thai Chili Vinaigrette, Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce ($10)

Kennett Square Mushroom Flatbread: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Asiago Cheese, Red pepper Oil ($13)

 

ENTRÉES:

Grilled Petite Filet Medallions: Creamy Risotto, Asparagus, tomato Concasse ($32)

Wild Alaskan Salmon: Wild Rice, Snow Peas, Red & Yellow peppers, Sautéed Spinach, Lemon Beurre Blanc ($29)

Ratatouille Linguini: House Ratatouille, Spinach Linguini, Goat Chèvre, Basil ($23)

 

DESSERTS:

Raspberry & Chocolate Mousse ($3)

Strawberry: Cheesecake Mousse, Pretzel Crust ($3)

*The restaurant’s regular menu will also be available.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (610) 358-1005.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Cinco de Mayo3From Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone, New Jersey, will be serving a special menu to honor the cuisine and heritage of Mexico and Mexican Americans

The celebration will begin at the bar where tequilas y cervezas will be flowing, mixing up classic and cactus margaritas. Specialty cocktails will include the Tito Puente made with Patron Silver and Agave de Cortex mescal; and Pineapple Haze, featuring Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila and Ilegal Mezcal.

Sangrias will come in two flavors, classic red and tropical blanco, and will be available by the glass or pitcher.

Platos Pequeños – Chips & Tres Salsa: Black Bean, Tomatillo, Charred Tomato… Tortilla Soup: Chicken, Chili, Lime, Cilantro, Blue Corn Tortilla… Shrimp Tamale: Husk-Wrapped Masa, Garlic Shrimp, Smoked tomato Salsa… Goat Cheese Relleno: Smoked Tomato Salsa… Chorizo Quesadilla: Queso Fresco, Chilis, Flour Tortilla, Salsa Verde… Ensalada: Fire-Roasted Corn, Black Bean, Avocado, Tomato, Mesclun, Tortilla, Cilantro… Ensalada Con Pollo: Chili-Rubbed Grilled Chicken Breast Added

Soft Corn Tortilla Tacos Combos of Three – Chicken: Traditional Mole, Guacamole, Radish… Carnitas: Pork, Salsa Verde, Queso Fresco, Pickled Cabbage… Smoked Short Rib: Grilled Red Onion, Charred Corn, Pico de Gallo… Mahi: Shredded Cabbage, Chipotle Cream, Cilantro… Vegetarian: Grilled Squash, Queso Fresco, Black Beans… Served with house special chipotle HOT sauce

Accompañamientos – Mexican Street Corn: Chipotle Butter, Cotija Cheese, Lime… Verduras: Simmered Corn, tomato, Green Chili, Scallion, Lime… Arroz Con Frijoles: Saffron Rice, Pinot Beans slow cooked with Smoked Pork Belly

Postres – Mexican Chocolate Cake: Sweet Corn Ice Cream, Caramel Popcorn… Vanilla Flan: Fruit Salsa, Sweet Corn Tortilla

For more information about the Cinco de Mayo menu, or to make reservations, please call (908) 234-9055.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Farmer's Daughter - InteriorThe popular Mother’s Day buffet is sold out, but the Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant, 1401 Morris Road, in the Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, is still accepting reservations from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for their special Mother’s Day prix fixe dinner menu…

FIRST COURSE (Choice of) – Lobster Bisque: Quail Egg… Five Onion Soup: Honey Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette… Pickled Beet & Noodle Salad: Apples, Pear Chips… Quinoa & Bulgar Salad: Feta Cheese, Parsley, Blueberries, Apple Cider Vinaigrette… House Salad: Local Greens, Cherry tomatoes, Carrot Twirls, Cucumber, Candied Pecans, Grapes, Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing

ENTRÉE COURSE (Choice of) – Poached Main Lobster Tail: Linguini, Spicy tomato Sauce ($58.95)… New Jersey Raised Lamb Loin: Almond Crusted, Jasmine Rice with Pine Nuts, Scallions, Mint Jus ($56.95)… Pennsylvania Proud Beef Tenderloin: Pepper Crusted, Sous Vide Center Cut, Carrot Purée Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini Au Poive Sauce ($51.95)… Poached Halibut: Chorizo Mashed Potatoes, Orange & Jalapeño Sauce, Grilled Artichokes, Clam & Fennel Broth ($52.95)… Lancaster Raised Rotisserie Game Hen: Tuscan Kale, Idaho Potato Pancake, Sweet Tomato Sauce ($48.95)… Vegetarian Selection ($39.95)

DESSERT COURSE (Choice of): Pastry Chef Sam Nahhas’ Decadent Desserts

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (215) 616-8300.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Iron Hill Brewery - PhoenixvilleBeginning on Sunday, May 1, 2016, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will kick off their annual Burger Month celebration, featuring a different burger each day throughout the month of May for $13.50 each. In addition, for the first time, Iron Hill will feature a special beer pairing with each burger; the combo will be just $16.50 each, available for one day only.

The complete list of burgers and brew pairings are noted below…

May 1 – Hangover Burger: Fried Egg, Bacon, sharp Cheddar, Sriracha Aioli, Crispy Onion Rings, served with Potato Tots; Brew Pairing: Ore House IPA

May 2 – Bacon Lover’s Burger: Tomato-Bacon Jam, Applewood Bacon, Bacon Aioli, Smoked Gouda; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 3 – Voodoo Burger: Grilled Peppers & Onions, Smoked Gouda, Spicy Voodoo Barbecue Sauce; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

May 4 – Gilroy Burger: Sweet Roasted Garlic Spread, Mushrooms, Spinach, Gorgonzola, Bacon; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 5 – El Fuego Hamburguesa: Jalapeño Pepper Poppers, Pepper Jack, Habanero Aioli; Brew Pairing: Ore House IPA

May 6 – Fun-Ghi Burger: Exotic Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Gruyère, Truffle May, Arugula; Brew Pairing: White Iron Wit

May 7 – Kentucky Derby Burger: Applewood Bacon, Pimento Cheese, Bourbon Glaze, Tomato; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

May 8 – Mama’s Brunch Burger: Sunny-Side Egg, Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese, Prosciutto, Exotic Mushroom Relish, served with Potato Tots; Brew Pairing: Seasonal Belgian Ale

May 9 – Californian: Mashed Avocado, Pea Shoots, Ponzu Mayonnaise, Grilled Peppers, Monterey Jack; Brew Pairing: Ore House IPA

May 10 – Gringo Burger: Pickled Jalapeños, Bacon, Red Onion Jam, Chipotle-1,000 Island, Smoked Gouda; Brew Pairing: Seasonal IPA

May 11 – Farmhouse Burger: Pulled Pork, Sunny-Side Egg, Applewood Bacon, Shallot Aioli, Barbecue Sauce, Cheddar; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 12 – Smokehouse Burger: Apple-Smoked Bacon, Smoked Gouda, Barbecue Onions, Lettuce & Tomato; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

May 13 – Asian Elvis Burger: Spicy Peanut Sauce, Apple-Smoked Bacon, Pickled Vegetables, Cucumber, Sriracha Mayonnaise; Brew Pairing: Light Lager

May 14 – Puebla Burger: Fire-Roasted Poblano Peppers, Griddle Onions, Mushrooms, Monterey jack; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 15 – Upscale Diner Burger: Sunny-Side Egg, Swiss, Herb-Roasted Exotic Mushrooms, Bacon, Shallot-Black pepper Aioli, served with Potato Tots; Brew Pairing: White Iron Wit

May 16 – Sweet Caroline Burger: Pulled Pork, Mustard Sauce, Griddled Sweet Onions, Coleslaw; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red lager

May 17 – Steakhouse Burger: Smokey Bacon-Onion Marmalade, Mushrooms, Swiss, Creamy Steak Sauce; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 18 – Black Forest Burger: Roasted Exotic Mushrooms, Swiss, Horseradish Sauce; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

May 19 – Sweet & Smoky Blue burger: Blue Cheese, Caramelized Onions, 1,000 Island, Applewood Bacon, Arugula; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 20 – Grandpa Munster Burger: Apple-Smoked Bacon, Griddle Onions, Muenster, Barbecue Sauce; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

May 21 – Armed Forces Tribute Burger: Bacon, American, Onion Rings, Bread-and-Butter Pickles, Barbecue Sauce; Brew Pairing: Light Lager

May 22 – Double Dutch Burger: Scrapple, Pork Roll, Sunny-Side Egg, Maple Mayo, Cheddar, served with Tater Tots; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

May 23 – Tombstone Burger: Fried Onion Stack, Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, Barbecue Sauce; Brew Pairing: Seasonal IPA

May 24- Blackstone Burger: Gruyère, 1,000 Island, Tomatoes, Rosemary Bacon, Arugula; Brew Pairing: Seasonal Belgian Ale

May 25 – Big Cheesowski: Balsamic Onions, Chipotle Ketchup, Lettuce, Tomato, White Sharp Cheddar, Provolone; Brew Pairing: Light Lager

May 26 – Poppy’s a Little Sloppy burger: Brisket, Gravy, Muenster, Fried Onion Rings; Brew Pairing: Pig Iron Porter

May 27 – Ode to Jerry Garcia Burger: ‘Shrooms, Monterey Jack, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Garlic Aioli; Brew Pairing: White Iron Wit

May 28 – Brewmaster’s Burger: Beer-Braised Onions, Bacon, Swiss, Cheddar, Roasted Garlic Aioli; Brew Pairing: Ore House IPA

May 29 – Good Day, Sunshine Burger: Sunny-Side Egg, American, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Maple Mayo, served with Potato Tots; Brew Pairing: Light Lager

May 30 – Pic-a Nic Burger: Bacon, American, Bread-and-Butter Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Special Sauce, served with a side of Potato Salad; Brew Pairing: Light Lager

May 31 – Alpine Burger: Fried Onion Rings, Bacon, Swiss, Horseradish Sauce; Brew Pairing: Vienna Red Lager

Iron Hill Locations: Newark & Wilmington, Delaware; Media, West Chester, North Wales, Phoenixville, Lancaster, Chestnut Hill & Ardmore, Pennsylvania; Maple Shade & Voorhees, New Jersey.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Gladstone Tavern ExteriorOn Sunday, May 8, 2016, the Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone, New Jersey, will be serving a special Mother’s Day menu beginning at 12:00 noon.

LIBATION – Blood Orange Mimosa: Prosecco, Solerno Liqueur, Blood Orange, Mint… Mom-Tini: St. Germaine, Aperol, Fresh Grapefruit, Champagne… Château La Chase Rosé: 2015, Rhone… Monaci Primitivo: 2014, Piluna

FIRST COURSE – Chilled Asparagus Bisque: White Truffle Foam, Chive Blossom… Crispy Soft Shell Crab: Kimchee Salad… Strawberry Fields: Local Strawberry, Hazelnut, Drunken Goat Cheese, Baby Watercress, Burnt Caramel Vinaigrette

MAIN COURSE – Fresh Shucked Maine Lobster Pasta: Pea Greens, Red & Yellow tomato, House Pappardelle, Micro Basil, Champagne… Seared Local Sea Scallop (Viking Village, NJ): Fire-Roasted Corn, Fresno Chili, Beech Mushroom, Lemon Grass, Coconut Milk… Grilled Lamb Chops: Moroccan Spice, Mint Yogurt, Cucumber Salad, Baby Carrot Confit, Chickpea Cakes

SWEET COURSE – White Chocolate Raspberry Tart: Sugar Cookie Crust, White Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Raspberry, Chocolate Sauce, Raspberry Sorbet… Coconut Milk Panna Cotta & Exotic Fruits: Papaya, Mango, Passionfruit, Guava, Pineapple, Sesame Brittle

*Complimentary flower for Mom.

For more information, or to make Mother’s Day reservations, please call (908) 234-9055.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Trisaetum Winery - ExteriorIf you’re a fan of Oregon’s Trisaetum Vineyards, as I am, and live within commuting distance of the Pittsburgh area, here’s a unique opportunity you can’t afford to pass up… On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar, 301 Freeport Road, Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, will host an amazing chef’s menu paired with eight (8) of Trisaetum Vineyards’ very limited production wines.

Leigha Hill, sales manager, blender, and all-around farm hand will share the stories behind the wines, vintages, and harvest seasons for each of Trisaetum’s wines.

Course One: Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallop, Double Smoked 6-Hour Braised Pork Belly, Pungent Orange Sauce, Smoked Hoisin Demi, Grilled Bok Choy… Wine Pairings: 2014 Tisaetum Coast Range Estate Riesling; 2014 Tisaetum Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Course Two: Butter-Poached Oregon Wild Sockeye Salmon, Lobster Potato Purée, Pickled Ramps, Red Wine Lobster Gastrique… Wine Pairings: 2014 Tisaetum Chardonnay; 2013 Tisaetum Coast Range Estate Pinot Noir

Course Three: Panko-Crusted Braised Veal Cheek, Onion Soubis, Pea Tendrils; 5-Onion Braised Short Rib, Weisenberger Grist, Charred Scallions… Wine Pairings: 2013 Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir; 2010 Trisaetum Estates Reserve Pinot Noir

Course Four: Savory Cheesecake, Field Greens, Lemon Herb Vinaigrette… Wine Pairing: 2014 Trisaetum Coast Range Estate Dry Riesling

Course Five: Meyer Lemon Tart, Mascarpone, Orange Rosemary Pudding, Tarragon Scented Berries… Wine Pairing: 2012 Trisaetum Lassa Late Harvest Riesling (only 1 barrel produced)

Cornerstone Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PAThe cost of the Trisaetum Vineyards wine dinner is $70.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call the Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar at (412) 408-3420.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Crystal Springs - Mother's Day Dessert DisplayOn Sunday, May 8, 2016, Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a weekend of dining, special events, and a free round of golf for moms.

Restaurant Latour will celebrate with an elegant Mother’s Day brunch where guests may enjoy a two-or three-course meal ($55.00 & $75.00, respectively) with multiple options, including starters such as cured salmon with lemon ricotta pancake and pine nuts; entrées of Atlantic cod with trout roe or wagyu rib-eye with blue cheese & fingerling potatoes; and chocolate ganache for dessert.

Crystal Tavern will serve a 3-course menu ($65.00 (plus tax & gratuity); $30.00 additional with wine pairings) from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Sunday May 8th. Appetizers include a choice of vichyssoise with potato rocks, caramelized yogurt & chive flowers or English pea salad with fried shallots and petite herbs. Entrée choices include organic Irish salmon with shaved asparagus & pickled ramps or New Jersey’s own Griggstown Farm poussin with beets & pistachio. A rhubarb & white chocolate panna cotta will conclude the meal. The à la carte menu will also be available.

Springs Bistro will offer a menu of Italian-inspired specials with a wine pairing option on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $65.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity); $25.00 additional with wine pairings. Specials include English pea risotto, roasted branzino with petit garden vegetables; Colorado lamb with asparagus & morel mushroom; and mascarpone & cherry tartlet with almonds & honey. The à la carte menu will also be available.

Families will have the option of three Mother’s Day Sunday brunches buffet-style in the Emerald Ballroom at Grand Cascades Lodge ($54.00 for adults; $25.00 children; children under 3 free); Black Bear Country Club ($38.95 for adults; $15.95 for children; children under 3 free); and the Diamond Ballroom at Minerals Resort & Spa ($45.00 for adults; $21.00 for children; children under 3 free).

Moms can also hit the links for a free round of golf on the Black Bear Crystal Springs, Cascades, or Minerals courses.

Additional Mother’s day information and menus may be viewed at www.crystalgolfresort.com/stay/mothers-day/.

Reservations for all restaurants, activities and/or hotels stays may be made at (844) 247-9137. Restaurant Latour, Crystal Tavern, and the Emerald Ballroom are located at the Crystal Springs Clubhouse (1 Wild Turkey Way), Springs Bistro is located at Grand Cascades Lodge (3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ) and Black beat at 138 State Route 23, Franklin, NJ.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Stockton Inn - Dad's Hat Whiskey DinnerBeginning on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, and continuing throughout the month of May, Executive Chef Alan Heckman of the Stockton Inn, 1, South Main Street, Stockton, New Jersey, will partner with the award-winning Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Distillery to offer an unparalleled 5-course whiskey dinner.

“The flavor components in the rye pair perfectly with our colonial-inspired menu,” notes Chef Heckman. “Not only are small whiskey cocktails paired with each course, I’ve incorporated the spirits into the production of all of the dishes in a variety of ways.”

Rye Berry Salad: Braised Rabbit, Radish, Fennel, Orange Vinaigrette; Libationary Pairing: Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey finished in Vermouth Barrels Old-Fashioned

Dad’s Hat Glazed Heirloom Carrot: Chipotle, Golden Raisin, Cumin, Watercress; Libationary Pairing: Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey

Whiskey-Cured Salmon: Smoked Roe, Toasted Shaved Bread, Sorrel, Dill, Crème Fraiche; Libationary Pairing: Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey & Ginger Highball

Cherry Glazed Wild Boar Loin: Cippolini Onion, Potato Mille Feuille, Cherry; Libationary Pairing: Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Manhattan

Whiskey & Maple Panna Cotta: Toffee, Rye Shortbread, Cinnamon & Clover Meringue; Libationary Pairing: Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey finished in Port Barrels

The cost of the Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey dinner is $75.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity); $100.00 per person with whiskey cocktail pairings.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (609) 397-1250.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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undici4On Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:45 p.m., Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Road Rumson, New Jersey, will host a special dinner headlining vintages from the J. Hofstatter Winery.

Founded in 1907, the J. Hofstatter Winery is among the largest in the Alto Adige region of Italy, with around 50 hectare of estate property vineyards. Joining proprietor Victor Rallo will be Martin Hofstatter, whose great wines will be paired with a classic Italian dinner. This will be the only vertical tasting of Hofstatter wines in the United States.

The Wines…

Hofstatter Pinot Grigio 2014

Hofstatter Pinot Blanco 2014

Hofstatter KOBENHOF Gewürztraminer 2009, from Magnum

Hofstatter Meczan Pinot Nero 2013

Hofstatter BARTHENAU 2011

Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano Pinot Nero – Blauburgunder 2008

Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano Pinot Nero – Blauburgunder 2007

Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano Pinot Nero – Blauburgunder 2006

Tickets for this event are $79.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (732) 842-3880.

*Menus and wines are subject to change based on availability.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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