Crystal Springs Resort - Wine Cellar DinnerOn May 4 – 6, Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ, will host the 2018 New Jersey Wine & Food Festival, one of the largest independent wine and food festivals in the United States.

The weekend’s events are designed to allow food and wine connoisseurs to meet and mingle with the world’s finest chefs and winemakers. This year’s 10th anniversary festival will be the largest collection of chefs and winemakers yet, featuring renowned Chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud.

Highlights of the three-day festival include…

Wine Cellar Dinner with Thomas Keller: Chef Thomas Keller and Marc Perrin of Chateau de Beaucastel will join forces for an extraordinary night of cuisine and fine wine. Chef Keller and his team will prepare a multi-course dinner that will be paired with Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and wines from Chateau de Beaucastel, including some amazing back vintages. Desserts will be prepared by renowned Pastry Chef Michelle Karr-Ueoka (MW Restaurant, Honolulu).

Chef’s Garden Dinner: Spend the night with acclaimed Chef Michael White and one of New Jersey’s foremost culinary talents, Chef Anthony Bucco, for the opening night of the Crystal Springs Resort’s beautiful Chef’s Garden restaurant.

The Grand Tasting & VIP Grand Tasting: The Festival’s signature event, the Grand Tasting will feature 50 restaurants from NYC, New Jersey, and beyond, along with 50 winemakers from around the world. The two floor VIP lounge will showcase America’s best, including Daniel, Per Se, the resort’s four-star Restaurant Latour and many more, along with premium wines, Champagnes and spirits.

Tickets are now on sale at http://www.njwinefoodfest.com/ or by calling (855) 503-0968.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Alba - Entrance to BarFor Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Restaurant Alba, 7 West King Street, Malvern, Pennsylvania, will be serving a traditional four course prix-fixe Italian tasting menu, accepting reservations from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Antipasto – Crostini of Duck Rillette: Apple Butter… Lobster & Shrimp Croquetta: Tarragon Aioli… Seared Ahi Tuna: Smashed Avocado… Truffle Deviled Egg

Primi (Choice of) – Lobster Bisque: Brioche Crouton, Chervil… Potato Gnocchi: San Marzano Tomato, parmesan… Meyer Lemon Risotto: Parmigiano Reggiano… Spaghetti: Mushroom Ragout, Pancetta, Parmesan… Garganelli: Pork Shank Ragu, Dried Fig, Ginger

Secondi (Choice of) – Pan Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon: Herb Crushed Potatoes, Saffron Crab Sauce… Grilled Trout Filet: Hazelnut Brown Butter, Cabbage & Apple… Surf & Turf of Braised Beef Short Rib & Sea Scallop: Celery Root, Tangerine Butter… Wood Grilled Beef Tenderloin: Foie Gras Butter, Potato Purée, Swiss Chard… Grilled Lamb Tenderloin: Whipped Ricotta, Dried Olive, Brussels Sprouts… Wild Boar Chop: Anson Mills Polenta, Dried Fruit Crumb

Dolici (Choice of) – Olive Oil Cake: Candied Citrus… Affogato: Vanilla Ice Cream, Espresso, Frangelico… Butterscotch Budino: Caramel Sauce, Sea Salt, Soft Whipped Cream… Chocolate Molten Cake: Mixed Berries… Passion Fruit Cake: Graham Cracker Crumb Crust… GelatoSorbetArtisanal Cheese & Accompaniment

The price of the Valentine’s Day Italian tasting menu is $80.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call Restaurant Alba, (610) 644-4009.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Nicholas - Exterior 2On Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m., for one night only, Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, New Jersey, will host a special dinner featuring the honest American cooking of the City of New Orleans…

First Course: “Antoine’s” Oysters Rockefeller

Second Course: “Commanders Palace” Turtle Soup

Third Course: “Central Grocery” Muffaletta Sandwich, Sesame Seed Loaf, Olive Spread

Fourth Course: “Jacques-Imos” Crawfish Etouffee, Dirty Rice, Fried Okra

Fifth Course: Willie Mae’s Scotch House Fried Chicken, Red Beans, Cornbread Muffin

Dessert: Beignets a la café du Monde with Rook “New Orleans Style,” Coffee Ice Cream

The price of the New Orleans dinner is $95.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuities). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (732) 345-9977.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Valentine's Day at HomeOn Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone, New Jersey, will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu with music by jazz Guitarist Andrew Forman from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COCKTAILS – Blind Passion: Tito’s Vodka, Cointreau, Blood Orange, Passion Fruit… Mon Amour: Aperol, Veuve Ambal Brut, Hibiscus, Honey

FIRST COURSE – Drunken Kiss Oysters (6): Meyer Lemon Granita, Pink Champagne Pearls, Hearts of Fire… Red Lettuce Salad: Trevisano, Tardivo, Castellraco, Pignoli Praline, Orange, Hibiscus Vinaigrette, Honey Labneh Yogurt… Velvet Crab Bisque: Jumbo Lump Crab, Confetti Flowers, Spciy Vodka “Kiss”… Heart Shaped Ravioli: Goat Cheese Filling, Truffle Foam, Fresh Pea, Shaved Pink Beet Hearts

MAIN COURSE – Grilled American Red Snapper: Roasted Tri-Color Cauliflower, Baby Fennel, Crispy Capers, Blood Orange Sauce… Butter Poached Lobster: Whole Shelled Lobster, Saffron Risotto, Velvet Spinach, Glazed Thumbelina Carrot, Spicy Carrot Reduction… Grilled Whole Rack Baby Lamb: Pomegranate Jus, Grilled Asparagus, Orange, Pistachio, Toasted Cous Cous

DESSERT – Strawberry Napoleon (For Two): Chocolate Painted Hearts, Strawberry Mousse, Rose Meringue, Passion Fruit Panna Cotta, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, Chocolate & Strawberry Sauce

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

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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NA Joe's - BarFrom February 9 – February 14, 2018, Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar, 49 St. James Place, Suburban Square, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special romantic menu…

BERRY ME IN BUBBLES – Absolut Citron Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, Strawberries, Fresh Lemon, topped with Cava, $8.99

FEATURED WINES – Brut Cava: Segura Viudas, Spain, Glass $5.99/Bottle $21.99… Chardonnay: La Crema, Monterey, CA, Glass $9.99/Bottle $34.99… Pinot Noir: Erath, Willamette, OR, Glass $9.99/Bottle $34.99

STARTERS – Lobster Bisque: House-Made with Main Lobster Meat, Cream Broth, Sherry, $7.99… Heart Beet & Goat Cheese: Wine-Poached Pears, Goat Cheese, Baby Kale, Peppered Pecans, Warm maple Vinaigrette, $7.99… Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Shrimp: Fried & Crispy Shredded Kataifi, Peanut Sauce, Sweet Chili Glaze, $11.99

ENTRÉES – Surf & Turf: Filet Medallions in Garlic Butter, Lobster Tortellini in a Lobster Cream Sauce, $24.99… Crab-Stuffed Flounder: Baked Atlantic Flounder, Buttered Leeks, Cauliflower Florets, Sunchokes, Lemon Beurre Blanc, $21.99… Herb-Roasted Statler Chicken Breast: Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Spinach, Mustard Cream Sauce, Crispy Buttermilk Onion Strings, $19.99

DESSERT – Love in a Glass: Chocolate Mousse over Chocolate Cookie Crumb, Fresh Strawberries, Whipped Cream, Marshmallows, Toasted Coconut, $8.99

For more information, or to make reservations, please call Not Your Average Joe’s, (484) 708-1500.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kimberton Inn - Main Dining RoomOn Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Kimberton Inn, 2105 Kimberton Road, Kimberton, Pennsylvania, will be accepting reservations from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for their special Valentine’s Day menu.

APPETIZERS (Choice of) – Shrimp Cocktail: House-Made Cocktail Sauce… Coconut Shrimp: Pineapple-Mango Salad, Spiced Rum Syrup, Orange Horseradish Mustard… Smoked New York Salmon: Baby Arugula, Pickled Red Onions, Capers, Focaccia Croutes… Lobster Bisque: Cream Sherry… Stony Hill Farms Duck Spring Rolls: Plum-Hoisin Dipping Sauce

SALADS (Choice of) – Kimberton House Salad: Dijon Vinaigrette, Maple-Honey Mustard, Herb Buttermilk or Balsamic Vinaigrette; Blue Cheese Crumbles Upon Request… Caesar Salad: Baby Red & Green Romaine Lettuce, Brioche Croutons, Reggiano Parmesan… “Probably the Best Salad You Will Ever Have”: Red Leaf Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Sweet Sesame-Walnut Dressing, Tart Apples, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Aged Gouda Cheese

ENTRÉES (Choice of) – Naturally Raised Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Breast: White Wine, Cream & Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes ($75.00)…. One Half Pound Maryland Crab Cake: Haricots Verts, Herb Remoulade ($75.00)… Eight Ounce Center Cut Filet Mignon: Red Wine Demi-Glace, Caramelized Onions, Creamed Red Skin Potatoes, Haricots Verts ($85.00)… Local Chevre Penne Alfredo: Roasted Cauliflower, Caramelized Onions, Baby Kale ($55.00)… Bourbon-Molasses Glazed Organic King Salmon Filet: Vegetable Slaw ($75.00)… Sautéed Sea Scallops & Jumbo Shrimp: Roasted Winter Vegetables, Mango-Curry Cream

VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERTS (Choice of) – Pecan Pie: Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream… Warm Apple Crisp: Vanilla Ice Cream… Hot Fudge Sundae: Homemade Hot Fudge, Toasted Peanuts, Whipped Cream… Homemade Belgian Chocolate Ice CreamVanilla Ice CreamBlack Raspberry Ice Cream… or Raspberry SorbetNew York Style Cheesecake: Lemon Curd, Berry Compote

Prices, which are noted with the entrées, include appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call the Kimberton Inn at (610) 933-8148.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Valentine's Day w WineOn Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Silverspoon, 503 West Lancaster Avenue, East Village Shops, Wayne, Pennsylvania, will be serving a special five-course Valentine’s Day menu…

Amuse: Carrot Hummus, Crispy Chickpeas, Pita Crumble

First Course: Hibiscus-Cured Tuna, Dill Oil, Beets, Bottarga (salted, cured fish roe)

Second Course: Baby Arugula Salad, Duck Confit, Pomegranate, Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette

Third Course: Wild Mushroom Tart, Rosemary/Black Pepper Whipped Goat Cheese, Truffle

Fourth Course: Filet Mignon for Two, Classic Potato Gratin, Bone Marrow Creamed Kale, Sauce Bordelaise

Dessert Course: Buttermilk Cake, Caramelized White Chocolate, Sesame Brittle

The cost of the Valentine’s Day dinner menu is $75.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). Please note that the regular à la carte menu WILL NOT be available.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (610) 688-7646. Reservations may also be made through OpenTable.com.

The Silverspoon is a BYOB restaurant.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Pluckemin Inn - InteriorOn Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Pluckemin Inn in Bedminster, New Jersey, will be serving a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu, accepting reservations from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FIRST COURSE (Choice of) – Smoked Salmon Confit: Roasted Beets, Watercress, Pickled Mustard… Baby Beet Salad: Goat Cheese, Truffle, Apple, Limoncello, Hazelnut… Leeks Salad: Little Neck Clam, Cured Egg, Sherry, Frisée, Fingerling Chips… Peekytoe Crab Salad: Grapefruit, Celery Root, Lime, Basil

SECOND COURSE (Choice of) – Parsnip Soup: Poached Shrimp, Baby Carrot, Ginger, Kaffir Lime… Rigatoni: Lamb Ragu, Broccoli Rabe, Fennel, Piment d’Espelette… Acquerello Risotto: Lobster, Baby Turnips, Perigord Truffle… Sea Scallops: Endive, Bacon Vinaigrette, Smoked Lentils

THIRD COURSE (Choice of) – Chatham Cod: Heirloom Beans, Pork Belly, Mussels, Epazote, Annatto… Scottish Salmon: Kabocha Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Chorizo, Marcona Almond… Griggstown Chicken: Pommes Purée, Cipollini Onion, Swiss Chard… Hanger Steak: Fingerling Potato, Broccoli, Shishito Peppers, Bordelaise

DESSERTS (Choice of) –Valrhona Orely’s Blond Chocolate: Raspberry Mousse, Hazelnut Sponge, Muscavado Ice Cream… Spiced Crème Brûlée: Compressed Pineapple, Coconut Meringue, Honey Ginger Ice Cream… Banana Cake: Chocolate Ganache, Passion Fruit Compote, Pecan Praline Ice Cream… Cinnamon & Panko Crusted Apple Strudel: Caramel, Honey, Cinnamon Ice Cream

The price of the special four-course Valentine’s Day menu is $85.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (908) 658-9292.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Valentine's Day w WineOn Wednesday, February 14, 2008, Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, New Jersey, will be offering diners a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu…

AMUSE – Sunchoke Bisque: Hazelnut Oil

FIRST COURSE (Choice of) – Tuna Poke: Crispy Lotus Root, Yuzu Ginger Vinaigrette… Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras: Sticky Toffee Pudding, Candied Pecans… Spaccatelli Pasta: Braised Oxtail Ragout, Pico Melero Cheese… Baby Field Greens: Caramelized Hazelnuts, Beaufort Cheese… Day Boat Sea Scallop: Braised Escarole, White Bean, Bacon… Pickled Heirloom Beets: Baby Kale, Goat Cheese Purée, Red Wine Sour Cherries

SECOND COURSE (Choice of) – Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster: Shellfish Bouillabaisse Risotto, Saffron Aioli… Pan Roasted Filet Mignon: Chinese Broccoli Purée, Soy Ginger Dressing, Crispy Kennebec Potatoes… Vadouvan Spiced Monkfish: Carrot Ginger Purée, Lime Yogurt, Roasted Cashews… Wood Grilled Florida Gulf Shrimp: Thai Red Curry, Pickled Cherry Peppers, Crispy Yucca Chips… Bourbon Braised Suckling Pig: Parisienne Apples, Toasted Pecans, Maple JusRoasted Colorado Lamb Loin: Chickpea Hummus, Piquillo Pepper Purée

DESSERT – Sweethearts Dessert Tasting

The three-course Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $135.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity). Each couple will also receive a complimentary petite box of chocolate and the restaurant’s freshly made banana bread.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (732) 345-9977.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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Valentine's Day w WineWhether in the mood for a romantic getaway, elegant tasting menu, or wine pairing dinner, Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey, is the perfect spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018.

For the Foodie Couple – The Garden State’s top dining destination, the four-star Restaurant Latour, will open on Wednesday, February 14th, especially for this holiday. Chef de Latour Martyna Krowicka will tempt guests with a five-course menu highlighting the flavors of the season and luxury ingredients well-suited for a Valentine’s Day celebration. $115.00 per person; with wine pairing an additional $55.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). The chef’s tasting will also be available at $145.00 per person; with wine pairing an additional $65.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For the Italy Loving Couple – Springs Bistro Tuscan-inspired dining is perfect for Italophiles. Menu highlights include Grilled Octopus with chorizo, pickled shall & lemon zest; Tagliatelle with duck confit, mission fig & sherry; and Venizon with Jerusalem artichoke, red cabbage and pear. Dinner à la carte 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For the All-American Couple – At Crystal Tavern, Chef Aishling Stevens New American menu may be paired with craft cocktails, craft beers and American wines. Guests will dine on elevated favorites such as Braised Lamb Poutine; Smoked Salmon Toast with salmon roe; or Beef Pot Pie with kale and roasted potatoes. For dessert, couples may split the Chocolate Pot de Crème with salted caramel and whipped cream. Dinner à la carte 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For Wine Lovers – Napa Valley comes to New Jersey! Minerals Resort & Spa will showcase the wines of Cakebread Cellars paired with a five-course menu. Guests will start with raw bar and cocktails before the dinner begins with a Root Vegetable Salad followed by crispy Seafood Arancini with saffron blanc, Chilean Sea Bass with potato purée and baby watercress, and Filet Mignon with Bordeaux sauce with a side of Lyonnaise crispy potatoes with parsley. Dessert will feature a Cake Duo of rich chocolate mousse made with the finest Belgian Callebaut chocolate. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. is priced at $95.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity).

Couples may also enjoy a romantic overnight stay at Grand Cascades Lodge or Minerals Resort & Spa Hotel at Crystal Springs. Special Valentine’s Day packages are available: https://www.crystalgolfresort.com/discover/packages/valentine-suiteheart-escape/.

Reservations for any and all of the above may be made by calling (855) 977-6473. Crystal Springs Resort is located at 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, New Jersey.

Bon Appétit!

TAD

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