Union Republic - ExteriorFor New Year’s Eve, 2014, proprietors Chef Gregory Torrech and Noah Sexton of Union Republic, 340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, have conceptualized an ambitious six-course tasting menu they call Emerge 2015.

Emerge 2015 Tasting Menu…

Sea: King Crab, Butter Poached Kumamoto Oyster, Uni… Soil: Escargot, Cured Egg, Truffle… Underfoot: Quail, Maitake Mushrooms, Cabbage, Wild Rice… On Land: Colorado Leg of Lamb, Sunchoke, Celeriac… Atmosphere: Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Foie Gras, Canard Bacon… Space: Moon Pie

Vegetarians may take heart, however, as a scrumptious course-for-course meat-free tasting menu is also available.

The restaurant will also be throwing a party from 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Their signature ramen will be available à la carte at the counter and high-top tables.

The tasting menu is priced at $75.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity); $35.00 per person with wine pairings.

Reservations are required. For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 279-5094.

Happy Holidays!

TAD

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Strip HouseOn New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, 2014, Chef Bill Zucosky of the Strip House at Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey, will augment his seductive steak house fare with a number of luxurious specials.

Featured items include: Double smoked pastrami cured salmon with Johnny cakes, pickled fennel & red onion salad… Filet Rossini with sautéed Hudson Valley Foie Gras & black truffle sauce… and Crepe with Vanilla bean ice cream & chocolate sauce.

Strip House will also be serving on Christmas day.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (973) 548-0050.

Happy Holidays!

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Maritime Parc - ViewWith its panoramic views of the Jersey City marina and the NYC skyline, Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, is the waterfront place to be on New Year’s Eve.

Executive Chef/proprietor Chris Siversen has two seatings planned, with lush tasting menus that embody his nuanced, contemporary take on American cuisine.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Three-Course Prix Fixe

First Course (Choice of): Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Aged Gouda Crema, Walnut-Raisin Bruschetta… Spiced Red Kuri Squash-White Truffle Risotto… Crab Dumplings, Aromatic Sweet & Sour Broth… Chilled Lobster, Carrot-Orange Romesco Sauce… Foie Gras, Pain Perdu, Kumquat Compote

Entrée (Choice of): Venison Loin, Red Cabbage, Pickled Cherries, Chestnut Sauce… Braised Colorado Lamb, Smoke Eggplant Caponata, Chickpea Fritter, Spiced Yogurt… Barnegat Light Sea Scallops, Smoked Potato, Pork Belly & Clam “Chowder”… Black Cod, Sea Urchin Broth, Fennel Pollen Noodles, Vadouvan Carrots… Black Sea Bass, White Bean Purée, Maitake & Basil Coulis

Dessert (Choice of): Dark Chocolate Brioche Pudding, Stout Chocolate Sauce, Toasted Pecan Praline… Sticky Toffee Cake, Poached Pears, Ginger Beer Ice Cream, Candied Walnuts… Lemon Parfait, Heirloom Cranberries, Soft & Crispy Meringue, Champagne Gelée

The cost of the early seating three-course prix fixe is $70.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity).

 

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Five-Course Prix Fixe

First Course (Choice of): Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Aged Gouda Crema, Walnut-Raisin Bruschetta… Spiced Red Kuri Squash-White Truffle Risotto… Chilled Lobster, Carrot-Orange Romesco Sauce… Crab Dumplings, Aromatic Sweet & Sour Broth

Second Course (Choice of): Nantucket Bay Scallops, Poppy Seeds, Meyer Lemon Mostarda… Foie Gras, Pain Perdu, Kumquat Compote… Bacon-Wrapped Lavender Honey Glazed Quail, Sunshine Kabocha Squash, Roasted Pear Vinaigrette

Third Course (Choice of): Black Cod, Sea Urchin Broth, Fennel Pollen Noodles, Vadouvan Carrots… Black Sea Bass, White Bean Purée, Maitake & Basil Coulis… Barnegat Light Sea Scallops, Smoked Potato, Pork Belly & Clam “Chowder”

Fourth Course (Choice of): 45 Dry Aged Rib Eye, Creamed Greens, Mustard-Roasted Brussels Sprouts… Braised Colorado Lamb, Smoke Eggplant Caponata, Chickpea Fritter, Spiced Yogurt… Venison Loin, Red Cabbage, Pickled Cherries, Chestnut Sauce

Dessert (Choice of): Dark Chocolate Brioche Pudding, Stout Chocolate Sauce, Toasted Pecan Praline… Sticky Toffee Cake, Poached Pears, Ginger Beer Ice Cream, Candied Walnuts… Lemon Parfait, Heirloom Cranberries, Soft & Crispy Meringue, Champagne Gelée

The cost of the early seating three-course prix fixe is $115.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity).

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 413-0050.

Happy Holidays!

TAD

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Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen - ExteriorFor New Year’s Eve, 2014, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, 110 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey, will offer guests an extraordinary array of experiences for the restaurant’s first holiday season.

Guests may choose from a variety of tasting menus in the downstairs Oyster Bar and just-opened Dining Room, accompanied by live music from a jazz ensemble selected and supervised by Grammy Award winner Christian McBride. Reservations for two seatings and the varied menus feature Chef Kevin Sippel’s inimitable modern Italian fare of seafood, salumi, meats, and sweets.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Reservations accepted from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. During this seating, parents may bring their children (ages 5+ only) to play games and enjoy a buffet in the Rathskeller.

9:00 – 1:00 a.m.: Reservations accepted from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Oyster Bar tasting menu will be available in the Vail Bar at a discounted price.

During the late seating, the Rathskeller will offer music from the special DJ of the evening, jazz virtuoso Christian McBride; there will also be dancing, as well as an open bar of wine and beer and a selection of oysters and antipasti.

Tasting menus range from $75.00 – $345.00 per person.

For complete menus and details, or to make a reservation, please call (973) 644-3180.

Happy Holidays!

TAD

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Grissini RestaurantOn New Year’s Eve, 2014, Executive Chef Giuseppe Lentini of Grissini’s Restaurant, 484 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, will prepare a special four-course prix fixe menu, a casually sophisticated take on la vera cucina Italiana.

The evening will begin with a selection of Antipasti, then Primi of Risotto Grissini or Gnudi al Burro, Salvia & Parmigiano. This will be followed by a choice of either potato-crusted filet of halibut or Colorado roasted lamb loin with salsify purée. Then, of course, Dolci to conclude the meal. A Champagne toast at midnight, a DJ, and live music will add to the festivities.

The cost of the evening is $75.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 568-3535.

Happy Holidays!

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undici3To celebrate the holiday season, Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Road, Rumson, New Jersey, will be serving up special additions to their menus on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Christmas Eve 2014…

PRIMI – Minestrone: Purée of Winter Vegetable Soup, $9.00… Carciofi Ripieni: Half-Steamed Artichoke with Shrimp, Red Onion, Garlic, Lemon, and Olive Oil, $18.00… Calamari Fritti: Golden Fried Fresh Calamari served with Lemon, $15.00… Sarde: Fresh House-Cured Sardines with White Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Chili Flakes & Parsley, with Honey Crisp Apple, Baby Arugula, and Red Radish, $16.00… Cozze: Fresh Main Black Shell Mussels, Pomodoro Fresco, Bail, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $16.00

SECONDI – Ravioli: Fresh Main Lobster and Besciamella Ravioli, Italian Tomato, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, and Parsley, $34.00… Salmone: Grilled, Skin On, King Salmon Filet, Carciofini, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Sicilian Olive Oil, Saba, $36.00… Pescatrice Piccata: Sautéed Medallions of Monkfish, Lemon, White Wine & Capers, Fresh Green Beans Oreganata, New York State Fingerling Potato, #6.00… Zuppa Di Pesce: A Combination of Fresh Fish, Calamari, Clams, and Mussels in a light Tomato Clam Stock served with Ciabatta Bread and Olive Oil, $39.00

 

New Year’s Eve, 2014…

PRIMI – Zuppa di Lenticchie: Traditional New Year’s Eve Soup, Vegetarian with House-Made Pasta, $9.00… Salsiccia e Lenticchie: House-Made Hot Italian Sausage served with Braised Lentils, $15.00

SECONDI – Ravioli: House-Made Ravioli filled with Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Winter Root Vegetable Mascarpone, with Sugo Finto, $32.00… Salmone: Grilled “King” Salmon Filet, Carciofi alla Romano, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Sicilian Olive Oil, Saba, $36.00… Pescatrice Piccata: Fresh Medallions of Monkfish, Lemon, White Wine, Capers, Fresh Green Beans Oreganata, New York State Fingrling Potato, $34.00… Cape Sante: Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallops, Broccoli Rabe Flowers, Purée of Sweet Corn, $36.00… Costata Agro Dolce: 16-Ounce Center-Cut Berkshire Pork Chop, grilled with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, House-Cured Sweet and Hot Peppers, Potato Croquette, $38.00… Bistecca: Grilled 18-Ounce 21-Day Prime Aged Sirloin with Coastal Sea Salt, Sicilian Olive Oil, Sauté Spinach, Spaghetti Pomodoro, $59.00

*Menus subject to change based upon seasonal availability.

For more information, or to make reservations for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, please call (732) 842-3880.

Happy Holidays!

TAD

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Orale Mexican KitchenNew Year’s Eve at Órale Mexican Kitchen, 341 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, will feature a hip & edgy vibe serving classic Mexican flavors, a “Prohibition is Dead” theme, prix fixe dinner, midnight toast, and DJ Raul, all for $80.00 per person.

Seating begins at 9:00 p.m.

Please note: Órale Mexican Kitchen will be closed on New Year’s Day.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 333-0001.

Happy Holidays!

TAD

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Pilsener Haus Biergarten - Interior 2On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, 1422 Grand Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, will be hosting a “New Year’s Eve Haus Party.” The full dinner menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The restaurant will also be serving a New Year’s Day brunch beginning at 12:00 noon.

On New Year’s Eve, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., the restaurant will be hosting the 2nd annual Kid’s New Year’s Eve party. The cost is $10.00 per adult to reserve a table; and $5.00 per child, which also includes one kid’s meal, dessert & drink. Entertainment will feature a balloon animal artist and Big Jeff and the Bouncy People Kid’s Band

Starting at 9:00 p.m. guests can party like it’s Oktoberfest. Reserving a table guarantees seating, sausage sampling, and pitcher of bier for your group for only $20.00 per person ($5.00 per person at the door cover for walk-ins after 9:45 p.m.). The party also includes complimentary anti-hangover goulash soup at midnight, DJ spinning all night, party favors, and watching the ball drop on the restaurant’s giant projector screens.

Reservations for groups of 10 or more: call (201) 83-5465 ext. 503 or email robyn.s@pilsenerhaus.com.

Happy Holidays!

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Anthony David's - Chef Anthony PinoOn Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Anthony David’s, 953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, will be offering diners three seatings with Italian classics, new creations, and seasonal, local ingredients.

The 5:00 p.m. seating will feature a three course dinner priced at $60.00 per person; at the 7:30 seating, a four-course dinner will be served, priced at $90.00 per person. The 9:30 seating will headline a four-course dinner with Champagne toast and party favors priced at $110.00 per person. All dinners are exclusive of tax & gratuity.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 222-8399.

Happy Holidays!

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Bin 14On New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Bin 14 Trattoria & Wine Bar, 1314 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey, will celebrate with a special menu and seatings at 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

The 6:00 p.m. seating: three courses priced at $50.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity); 7:30 p.m. seating: four courses priced at $75.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity); and the 9:30 p.m. seating, which also includes a Champagne toast, $100.00 per person (plus additional beverages, tax & gratuity).

Wine pairings may be added to any dinner for an additional $35.00 per person. Additional drink specials begin at midnight; and, also starting at midnight, the bar will be open to the public.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (201) 963-9463.

Happy Holidays!

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