Agricola - ExteriorOn Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2017, Agricola Community Eatery, Eleven Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey, will be serving a special prix fixe menu from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

First Course (Choice of) – Local Squash Soup: Pepita Brittle, Pumpkin Seed Oil… Barnegat Light Day Boat Scallops: Carrot, Pomegranate, Tahini… Cherry Grove Buttercup Brie: Cranberry Chutney, Walnut, Wine Bread… Poached Pears: Bone Marrow, Bitter Greens, Oat Crumble/Granola, Agrodolce

Second Course – Organic Kale Salad: Great Road Farm Radish & Carrots, Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

Third Course (Choice of) – Creekstone Short Rib: Collard Greens, Sweet Potato, Red Wine Sauce… Elysian Fields Lamb Shank: Castle Valley Polenta, Bok Choy, Cipollini Onion, Natural JusPan Seared Cod: Mussels, Fennel Saffron Broth, Crostini… Griggstown Chicken Roulade: Lentil, Potato, Chicken JusAcorn Squash: Wild Rice, Chestnuts, Cranberry, Feta

Vegetables to Share ($8.00 Each) – Charred Cauliflower: Pickled Pepper, Currants, Pistachio… Salt-Fried Fingerling Potatoes: Caramelized Onions, Horseradish, Parmesan… Brussels Sprouts: Sherry, Maple, Mustard

Endings (Choice of) – Sticky Toffee Pudding: Spiked Cider Ice Cream, Spiced Pecans… Bouche de Noel: Praline Roulade, Chestnut Caramel Ice Cream, Citrus Fruits… Eggnog Parfait: Vanilla Cheesecake, Rum Caramel, Ginger Snap Crisp

The price of the Christmas Eve prix fixe menu is $70.00 per person; $30, children 12 and under (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (609) 921-2798.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Christmas SceneCrystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, New Jersey, will offer several appetizing opportunities for dining during the upcoming holiday season

Crystal Tavern will feature a three-course Christmas menu ($69.00 per person; $98.00 with wine pairing) highlighting such starters as creamy pheasant velouté with root vegetables; house-cured salmon with black radish & salmon roe; and fried mackerel with oyster mayonnaise & pickled cucumber. Entrée options include rib roast with parsnips and natural jus and ocean trout with Swiss chard & rosemary. Dessert possibilities include eggnog panna cotta or warm apple crumble. The holiday menu will be offered 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (the full à la carte menu will also be available).

Springs Bistro will offer a three-course Italian feast ($69.00 per person; $89.00 with wine pairing). Following an amuse of Bolognese arancini, guests may choose pasta, surf or turf with tortellini en brodo, scallops with cauliflower & hazelnuts or beef carpaccio with apple and arugula. Entrées include porchetta with fregola or roasted bass accompanied by clams, fennel & olives. And for dessert… a rich budino with whiskey cherries or winter citrus with white chocolate and pistachios. Springs Bistro will be open 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Restaurant Latour will be serving a festive Christmas brunch on December 24th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The menu will highlight the flavors and ingredients of the season, such as scrambled eggs with crispy oysters and caviar, pheasant on a stout waffle, , cured salmon on an everything bagel, and poached eggs with pork belly. Chocolate cake or chestnut cheesecake with cranberry and graham cracker will conclude the celebratory meal. The price of the special Christmas brunch is $55.00 for 2 courses; $75.00 for three courses.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (855) 977-6473.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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FROM THE BOOKSHELF: Frank Bruni & Jennifer Steinhauer, A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes – from Mom’s to Mario Batali’s (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017, 272 Pages)

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Two food loving New York Times’ journalists have teamed up to offer readers an extraordinary – and downright delicious – collection of recipes for meatloaf, one of America’s most popular comfort foods. Frank Bruni, before becoming the Times’ op-ed columnist, was the newspaper’s chief restaurant critic. Jennifer Steinhauer is a veteran correspondent, passionate home chef, and the author of the bestselling cookbook Treat Yourself.

The book contains 50 fabulous recipes ranging from simple/traditional to complex/adventurous gleaned from a variety of sources as diverse as Frank Bruni’s mother’s “nostalgic” loaf to Bobby Flay’s Korean-style meatloaf with spicy glaze to Mario Batali’s multilayered stuffed meatloaf.

But there’s more here than just meatloaf… Each of the book’s eight chapters – Classics, Around the World, Lamb, Cluck Cluck Gobble Gobble, Meatless Loaves, Guilty Pleasures, Political Postscript, and Sides – is prefaced by several pages of banter between the authors, which adds immensely to the snappy dialogue-y casual nature of the book. There are also notes on equipment and a generous introduction filled with bits of history, meatloaf philosophizing, and series of helpful tips.

The authors, for example, make passionate arguments for sautéing onions before mixing them into meatloaf batter. They also spend a good deal of time discussing the crucial role of binders – rice, bread, potatoes, breadcrumbs – that hold each loaf together. And they are not above handing down a number of rules: Hand-chopping vegetables produces a better texture than using a food processor, for instance… Meat should be almost at room temperature before supporting ingredients are added to the mix… And, finally, always use your hands instead of a spoon.

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As you would undoubtedly surmise, I do have a few favorites… Among the “Classics,” I cast my vote for Annie Miler’s Home-Style Loaf with Cheddar and Parsley, which incorporates both ground beef and pork… Among the loaves made with lamb, the Greek Loaf with Lamb & Feta, which also throws in a healthy dose of roasted pine nuts, is absolutely fabulous… When it comes to meatless possibilities, I simply can’t resist the Tuna Melt Loaf, replete with olive oil packed tuna, cannellini beans, and provolone cheese… In the guilty pleasures department, I confess to two faves. The Cheeseburger and Fries Loaf utilizes crushed potato chips to bring in a bit of French fry flavor; it also adds 1½ cup of sharp cheddar and eliminates the usual Worcestershire in favor of hearty doses of ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. And the Mashed Potato Meatloaf, which blends both beef and lamb, combines two of my favorite dinner companions into one delicious package.

The final chapter of the book, “Sides,” is an incredible bonus; because, just occasionally, you may wish to supplement that delicious meatloaf with a suitable side dish. J And there are some real winners here. Helene’s Extremely Delicious Mashed Potatoes, for example, are a super-creamy, slightly tangy addictive mash spruced up with sour cream. Veggies include Jonathan’s Roasted Broccoli, Quick and Easy Super-Snappy Green Beans, and “It’s Maaaa-gic!” Moroccan Carrots.

The real killer in the sides department, though, is Garret Fleming’s Macaroni and Cheese. Mr. Fleming, the executive chef at restaurant Barrel in Washington, DC, has put together his own innovatively decadent take on an American comfort food favorite. As the authors note: “This is a somewhat involved execution of a classic dish. It’s also an expensive production, using an array of cheeses with price points well above Velveeta’s. We cursed the cost and labor while doing the shopping and cooking, then woke the next morning with an itch to make it again soon. It’s that special.” And this isn’t exactly diet food… In addition to the pound of pasta, five (5) cheeses, and assorted seasonings, the recipe also calls for an entire quart (A Quart!) of heavy cream. If you decide to give this one a try, I’d plan on putting off that next cholesterol test indefinitely!

A Mealoaf in Every Oven - AuthorsMeatloaf traditionalists will find plenty to like here… as will more adventurous cooks. This is a terrific collection that will make a marvelous addition to your recipe library.

A Meatloaf in Every Oven is available online through Barnes and Noble and amazon.com.

 Bon Appétit!

TAD

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The holiday season is a particularly warm and wonderful time of the year when we gather together to dine with family and friends. It is also a time of the exchanging of gifts. So… noted below are just a few personal libationary suggestions to bring good cheer to your holiday table and, perhaps, a special present to the wine lover in your life.

Champagne for HolidaysCHAMPAGNES:

Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne Dom Pérignon Plénitude P2 2000, $349.00

Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne, La Grande Dame 2006, $295.00

Bollinger Brut Champagne, La Grande Année 2007, $155.00

Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne Grand Vintage 2008, $70.00

Taittinger Brut Champagne Réserve NV, $42.00

 

White Wine ImageWHITE WINES:

2015 Louis Latour Meursault Perrières (Burgundy, France): Currently operated by the seventh generation, Masion Louis Latour has remained family-run since its foundation in 1797 and has built an impressive reputation for tradition and innovation. In 1997 Louis Latour was admitted into the exclusive club of the Hénokiens. This club only admits companies that remain family owned, have a history of 200 years’ experience, and still bear the name of the founder. Latour’s Meursault Perrières – named after the plot from which the grapes are harvested – has always been a considered an excellent wine… and the 2015 vintage is no exception. The Wine Spectator recently bestowed 93 points noting “a balanced mix of toasty oak, honey, peach, pastry and mineral flavors lend(ing) allure to this opulent white.” A quintessential French Chardonnay… and considering the outlandish tariffs being exacted for some high end white Burgundies these days, its $99.00 price tag is something of a bargain.

2015 Shafter “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chardonnay (Carneros, California): Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chard, with its dynamic interplay of power and finesse, is always impressive. The 2015 was barrel-fermented with wild yeast in 75% oak and 25% stainless steel and aged for 14 months. It is rich & spicy, juicy & ripe. I’ve tasted numerous “Red Shoulder” vintages over the years and, while I’m not a big fan of ponderous California Chards, this particular wine is in a class by itself. Weighty but extremely well balanced, the 2015 exhibits an incredible depth of character that impresses at every step. If you fancy the absolute gusto of a dramatic Chardonnay, this is a wine you will thoroughly enjoy. Average price: $50.00.

2009 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (Alsace, France): Listed as number 9 in the 2015 Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 100 Wines of the Year,” The Cuvée Frédéric Emile is only released as it approaches maturity… and the 2009, a benchmark for Alsace Riesling, is just arriving there now. This is a simply fabulous wine, full-bodied, tangy, and loaded with intense citrus and mineral flavors. And at 13.5% alcohol, it is bone dry. Of all the Rieslings I’ve sampled over the years, this remains my absolute favorite. There’s an incredible aromatic piquancy here, a dramatic tactile bite that pulls you in and holds you right through to the tenaciously lingering finish… and the memory remains. You haven’t tasted Riesling until you’ve tasted Cuvée Frédéric Emile. Priced at approximately $60.00.

 

Nicholas - Holiday Walk Around Wine TastingRED WINES:

2014 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile): The 2014 Don Melchor is nothing short of phenomenal. It recently received a whopping 96 points (100 point scale) from the Wine Spectator; the highest score to date for a Chilean wine in the publication. This exceptional score is added to the extensive list of Don Melchor’s historic achievements in the Wine Spectator, where it has made eight appearances among the Top 100 Wines of the World; three times among the top 10. The 2014 is rich, ripe, and full-bodied. In short, it is a classic Don Melchor, artfully combining power and elegance. And even priced at approximately $100.00 a bottle, it is something of a bargain, as there are a number of California Cabs out there charging almost three times as much. The perfect gift for the wine lover… and the perfect complement to your holiday feast.

2014 Chateau Montrose (Bordeaux, France): Chateau Montrose is a winery in the Saint-Estèphe appellation of France’s famous Bordeaux region. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Montrose wines tend to be overly tannic, which, during excellent vintages can take up to 20 years to mature. That being said, however, the raves for the 2014 Montrose have been universal. It has been variously described as “brilliant,” “truly superb,” “sublime,” etc., etc. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet France, and 1% Petit Verdot, this rich, smooth and generous wine will live & prosper in the cellar and be enjoyable for many years to come. If you’re a Bordeaux fan, you won’t want to miss it. Priced around $130.00 mark.

2012 San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino (Italy): I happened upon this wine quite by accident and thought I’d give it a try. It’s highly rated across the board, receiving a 96 from the Wine Spectator; 93 from James Suckling and the Wine Enthusiast, respectively; and 91 from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The wine is aged in large oak casks for 36 months, which slows the aging process and contributes to intensity and finesse. Smooth as silk on the palate with round and velvety tannins, the 2012 will age gracefully… but why wait? It’s ready to enjoy now. Priced at approximately $55.00.

2014 Joseph Phelps Insignia Estate Grown (Napa Valley, California): This extraordinary vintage of Joseph Phelps signature (Bordeaux-style) blend combines 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Soft and supple on the palate, the wine is seamless and perfectly balanced with hints of cassis, oak, and chocolate. It should age beautifully in the cellar. An exquisite wine. Price: $250.00 ($199.99 on sale online).

2014 Franciscan Magnificat Red Blend (Napa Valley, California): Magnificat is one of the original Napa Valley Meritage wines first created by the late wine legend André Tchelistcheff. It is an harmonious “composition” of Bordeaux varietal grapes, hence the name that pays tribute to another famous “composition” by J.S. Bach. The 2014 Magnificat, which was aged for 20 months in oak barrels, 70% new, is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 2% Petite Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine recently scored a whopping 96 points from Tasting Panel magazine, which gushed over its satiny texture and firm structure. If the price for the above-mentioned Joseph Phelps Insignia is a bit of a bummer, the more modest Franciscan retails for $59.95 ($49.95 from Wine Express online).

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

TAD

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Cornerstone BYOB & Artisanal Market

1 West Avenue

Wayne, Pennsylvania

(610) 688-1888

www.cornerstonewayne.com

 You would think that if there’s one thing Wayne, Pennsylvania, doesn’t need, it’s another restaurant. After all, there are 80 plus in the community proper… and God knows how many in the surrounding area. Indeed, Philadelphia’s Main Line is packed, racked and stacked with eateries of every size, shape, and gastronomic persuasion.

Cornerstone - Interior 1Fortunately, however, Cornerstone is definitely not your ordinary restaurant… Chefs Christine and Nick Kondra have put together a pretty nifty package; and the word has quickly gotten around. The couple met when both were working on Nantucket Island, MA: she as a private chef; he cooking at Straight Wharf Restaurant. They soon discovered that they shared the same passion for food, which is clearly evident in their most recent culinary endeavor. Cornerstone offers patrons an outstanding selection of seasonal & artisanal cheeses, hand-crafted charcuterie, and house-made sausages and pâtés sourced from small-batch farms and time-honored purveyors, which may be purchased to go or enjoyed on the premises.

The daily changing, seasonally-driven menu – which is simply divided into Raw (oysters), Share, Small, Large, and Sweets – presents diners with just enough choices to pique their interest without overwhelming their psyche. A four-course seasonal tasting menu, chosen by the chefs, is also available.

With regard to seating… The place is tiny; but that is part of Cornerstone’s unique charm. There are a several high top tables in the restaurant and a minimal amount of seating on the outdoor terrace, which is weather dependent and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The 14-seat chef’s counter, however, is where the action is; not only providing diners an up close and personal view of the chefs at work, but also affording the opportunity to chat with the owners about food, wine, or anything else that happens to be of mutual interest.

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As you begin your gastronomic journey, among the shareable dishes, the Chicken Liver Mousse is nothing short of extraordinary. Its texture is as smooth as silk on the palate, its assertive flavor bewitchingly addictive. Slather it lovingly on a slice of perfectly grilled rustic bread, savor its goodness… and your taste buds will be immediately smitten. Its charms are simply impossible to resist.

The small plates are also suitable for sharing; and there are several gems here that should not be missed… During one visit, for example, the Roasted Brussels Sprouts evoked a number of spirited oohs and aahs along the counter. Perfectly prepared – that is firm to the bite, as well as maintaining their verdant green coloration – they are tossed with an enticing splash of sherry vinaigrette and sprinkled with bits of salumi (Italian cold cuts). The Seasonal Cavatelli is another must have. This is house-made ricotta pasta awash with tomato confit, fresh basil, and Bio-Hombre Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio. Bio-Hombre is the first certified organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in Italy; and also the first to be imported into the United States in 3 ages. Stravecchio, deeply textured and intensely flavorful, is their top of the line, aged an average of 36 months.

Cornerstone - Heirloom TomatoesWhile both the aforementioned items are highly recommenced, the two salads I sampled really stole the show… The first is the Local Heirloom Tomato & Stracciatella Salad. Ripe fleshy tomato slices recline on a slather of pesto, topped with dabs stracciatella di bufala – a cheese produced from Italian buffalo milk using a stretching and shredding technique – and splashed with a tangy/sweet balsamic vinegar. A relatively simple dish, but extraordinarily delicious.

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But even more delightful, in my opinion, is the salad of Local Beans & House-Made Citrus Ricotta. And, once again, a subtly beautiful presentation. The ricotta serves as a creamy pillow, crowned with a colorful combination of local beans, predominantly green and golden wax. The beans are enhanced with a hint of mint, smattering of toasted pistachios, and tossed with a combo of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and Maldon Salt (an English sea salt). The result is an eye-catching amalgam of colors, tastes, and textures.

As you move on to the large plates, activity behind the chef’s counter and diners’ anticipation both pick up noticeably. There are a number of intriguing options from which to choose – including a whole roasted free range Lancaster County chicken that serves 2-3 patrons and takes an hour to prepare – and all are worthy of consideration.

Cornerstone - Mediterranean Rock BassShould you, for example, decide to follow the seafood route, the plump & irresistible Maryland Style Crab Cakes are served up with a spicy remoulade and sautéed baby bok choy. And the Lobster Roll, a daily special served on the roll or as a salad, proved to be, according to my dining companion, utterly enchanting. My personal vote, however, would go to the Mediterranean Rock Bass (pictured). Continuously basted with canola oil, the pan seared succulent filet was presented skin-side up companioned by baby carrots, green & golden wax beans, and consummated with a bewitching green goddess dressing.

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Meaty matters are also well represented… My dining companion’s superbly moist Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop was served atop a rustic corn & tomato hash; my Tri-Tip Steak – a cut from a tri-tip roast, which is a small, triangular cut from the sirloin – was teamed with an excellent sweet potato hash, mushrooms, and cipollini onions. The star of the show, however, was, without doubt, the incomparable Braised Veal Shank (pictured). Luxuriating on a sumptuous bed of Castle Valley stone ground grits spiked with organic parmesan and caressed by an intensely flavorful veal jus, this is one entrée that is worth every penny of its $34.00 price tag.

On the other hand, if you find yourself in a more casual state of mind, Cornerstone’s Farmhouse Burger should fill the bill quite nicely. The house blend of ground beef is perfectly grilled and arrives at table a precise medium rare. Garnishes include romaine lettuce, caramelized onions, a juicy slice of tomato, vintage cheddar, and a side of mixed greens. Oh… and for an additional $2.00, be sure to throw in the local fried sunny side up egg with the supporting cast. A bit messy… but it adds immensely to the fun.

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Desserts, in my opinion, are worth both the additional expense ($10.00 per) and the calories. At present there are three noted on the printed menu: Nutella Cheesecake with bourbon whipped cream; Smoked Maple Bourbon Balls with honey whipped cream cheese; and a Seasonal Galette garnished with honey whipped cream… The recently sampled peach galette was excellent. My nod, though, goes to the decadent Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream (pictured), an evening special. It isn’t always available; when it is, however, be sure to give it a try.

Cornerstone - Interior 2As noted above, Cornerstone is a BYOB restaurant… But things are about to change. If all goes according to plan, in January (2018), the restaurant will complete its expansion into the adjoining building and acquire a liquor license. The new Cornerstone will feature a more formal dining room and a full service bar. The owners have noted that patrons may still BYOB for a small corkage fee… They have also promised to maintain the charming 14-seat chef’s counter, which is the center of activity and chief drawing card of this intimate little establishment.

The quarters may become more spacious… but I’m certain the magic will remain. Highly recommended on all counts.

 Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Crystal Springs Resort - Krug Champagne DinnerOn Thursday evening, December 14, 2017, Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, New Jersey, will welcome Krug, one of the most storied houses in Champagne, for an exclusive Wine Cellar Krug Dinner in celebration of the release of the 2004 vintage. Krug vintages are only bottled in the best of years; and the 204 is considered an excellent year for Champagne.

Executive Chef Anthony Bucco will create a six-course tasting menu featuring the season’s favorite ingredients to pair with these rich, elegant Champagnes.

Krug Champagne Dinner Menu…

Canapes + Krug Grand Cuvée

Belon Oyster: Uni, Caviar + Krug Grand Cuvée Brut

Langoustine: Salsify, Vanilla + Krug Grand Cuvée Brut

Chestnut Raviolo: Hen’s Egg, White Truffle + Krug Grand Cuvée Brut

Foie Gras: Sweet Potato, Quince + Krug Grand Cuvée Brut

Pheasant: Apple, Black Truffle + 2004 Krug

Cheese + 2004 Krug

The Cost of the Krug Champagne dinner is $165.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a canape reception; seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling (866) 976-7286.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Frog and Peach - Ramey Wine DinnerOn Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m., the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street at Hiram Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey, will host a special dinner featuring the wines of Ramey Wine Cellars of Healdsburg, California. The special guest of the evening will be George Staikos, Ramey’s National Sales Manager.

Ramey Wine Dinner Menu…

Reception: Sidebar Ritchie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 2015

First Course: Pheasant & Black Truffle Terrine, Fermented Cabbage, Chestnut Honey Mustard; Wine Pairing: Sidebar Red Field Blend, Russian River Valley 2015

Second Course: Grilled Lamb Loin, Shawarma Spices, Jerusalem Artichoke, Pomegranate Yogurt; Wine Pairing: Ramey Sonoma Coast Syrah 2014

Main Course: Kobe Salisbury Steak, Smoked Butter Whipped Potato, Porcini “Gravy”; Wine Pairing: Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Cheese: Préferé de Nos Montagnes, Cow’s Milk, Rhône-Alpes, France; Wine Pairing: Ramey Platt Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2014

The price of the Ramey wine dinner is $100.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call the Frog and the Peach at (732) 846-3216.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Seasons 52 - ExteriorOn Thursday, November 23, 2017, Seasons 52 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, will be serving a special Thanksgiving Day menu…

THANKSGIVING MENU – Roasted “Never Ever” Turkey (antibiotic free turkey): Savory Pan Gravy…Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes… Herb Stuffing… French Green Beans… Mashed Butternut Squash… House-Made Cranberry Relish… Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence

The price of the Thanksgiving Day menu is $26.90 per person; child’s portion, $12.90 (plus beverages, tax & gratuity).

 

SOMMELIER WINE PICKS (priced per offering)

WHITE: Chateau Ste. Michelle Mimi Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, 2016… Whitescape Pinot Grigio, California, 2016/2017

RED: Mirassou Pinot Noir, California, 2015… Inflection Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2015/2016

 

SEASONAL COCKTAILS (priced per offering): Cranberry & Sage: Prairie Organic Gin, White Cranberry Juice, Candied Sage Leaf… New Old Fashioned: Breaker Craft Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Apple Bitters

For more information, or to make reservations, please call Seasons 52 at (610) 992-1152.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Vickers Restaurant - InteriorOn Thursday, November 23, 2017, Vickers Restaurant in Exton, Pennsylvania, will be serving a special à la carte Thanksgiving Day menu from 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

COCKTAILS – Cranberry Sparkler: Vodka, Cranberry, Orange, Champagne… Harvest Martini: Pumpkin Pie Vodka, Cider, Prosecco… French 75: Henrick’s Gin, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Champagne… Orchard Martini: Pear Purée, Vodka, Lemon, Champagne… Venetian Bellini: Purée of Peach, Champagne… Negroni: Campari, Aviation Gin, Vermouth, Orange Essence

APPETIZERS – Wild Mushroom Ravioli: Brown Butter, Sage, Toasted Walnuts ($14)… Crab Stuffed Mushrooms: Local Kennett Square Mushrooms, Fresh Crab, Lobster Sauce ($15)… Escargots Persillades: Burgundy Snails, White Wine, Garlic, Fresh Herbs ($15)… Lobster Bisque: with a touch of Fine Champagne ($11)… Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: Caramelized Granny Smiths, Celeriac ($10)… Farmhouse Salad: Blue Cheese, Roasted Beets, Candied Walnuts, Red Wine Vinaigrette ($13)… Caesar Salad: House-Made Dressing $12)

ENTRÉES – Traditional Roasted Turkey: Sage Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans Amandine, Creamy Whipped Potatoes, Candied Yams, Spiced Cranberry Compote, Pan Gravy ($34)… Free Range Great Plains Bison: Grass Fed US Heritage Breed Bison, Local Kennett Square Mushrooms, Bordeaux Reduction, Whipped Potatoes ($42)… Roasted Rack of Lamb: Rosemary and Dijon, Pork Wine Reduction, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans ($39)… Filet Mignon Béarnaise: Hand-Whipped Sauce Béarnaise, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Farm Vegetables ($37)… Wild Mushroom Ravioli: Brown Butter, Sage, Toasted Walnuts ($27)… Twin Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes: Sauce Remoulade, Roasted Rosemary Potato, Vegetable du Jour ($36)… Maple Glazed Salmon: Vermouth Orange Infusion, Potato, Vegetable du Jour ($34)

Children’s Menu: Petit Plate of Thanksgiving Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans; $19.00 for children under ten years of age.

Please note that prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity. For more information, or to make reservations, please call Vickers Restaurant at (610) 363-7998.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Flemings Steakhouse - Radnor, PAOn Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017, Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 555 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 110, Radnor, Pennsylvania, will be serving a special three-course menu from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day Menu…

Buttermilk Biscuits with Pumpkin Butter & Honey

First Course (Choice of): Fleming’s Salad… Lobster Bisque

Main Course: Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy served with Fresh Cranberry, Orange & Cinnamon Sauce, House-Made Sage and Brioche Bread Stuffing

Side Dishes: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow… Green Beans with Bacon, Onion & Almond… Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Dessert (Choice of): Carrot Cake: Three Layers, Cream Cheese Frosting, Dark Rum Caramel Drizzle… Pumpkin Cheesecake: Chantilly Cream, Caramel Glaze

The price of the three-course Thanksgiving Day menu is $50.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call Fleming’s Radnor, (610) 688-9463.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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