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Winemaker Takeover – Manuel Gonzalez/Mario Remesal, Rejadorada Spain

Thursday, May 4 2017 5:30PM-8:00PM A two for one deal! Meet Manuel and Mario from Spain’s Rejadorada Winery and taste Tempranillo at it’s finest! From Rejadorada: “Our story begins in 1999 in a fifteenth century small palace located in Toro (Zamora), the palace of Rejadorada. Here the particular project of Luis Remesal, Jose A. Fernandez (Chencho)… Read more »

Calera Vineyards Wine Dinner with 56 Degree Wines

April 18th Wine Dinner with Calera Vineyards Tuesday April 18th – 7pm Restaurant Serenade – 6 Roosevelt Ave. Chatham, NJ Join us for an evening of absolute California love as we welcome, Marta Rich and the wines of Calera to Restaurant Serenade in Chatham on Tuesday April 18th. The wines of Calera are the “gold… Read more »

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Fresh Oysters

  Yield – 4 portions   Ingredients 2 LB Jerusalem artichokes ½      lemon 1 ea.  onion, medium, diced 1 ea.  leek, washed and chopped 4 ea.  garlic, cloves, minced 5 cu  chicken stock 1 ea.  bay leaf 2 ea.  thyme sprigs 4 oz  heavy cream 1 dz. oysters, shucked and dried       Cover… Read more »

Good Thyme-ing Cocktail Recipe

Good Thyme-ing   Glass:  Coupe Ingredients: 2 oz                       Old Forrester Bourbon ½ oz                     Honey Syrup 1 oz                       Sour Mix 1 oz                       Egg White Thyme for Garnish Angostura Bitters for Garnish   You guessed it, dry shake the lemon and egg whites. Add honey and Bourbon. Shake well, strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with drops… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Gavin Chanin, Chanin Wines

Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:30-8:00PM Meet Gavin Chanin, master of Pinot Noir, at Restaurant Serenade.   From Gavin’s website: “The vineyards are the focus of all of our wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. We search out old vines, and make wine from some of the… Read more »

Honoring Chef James Laird

Honoring Chef James Laird   Chef James will be honored with The Champion of the People Award during “A Taste of NJ’s Best,” FAMILYConnections’ Tasting Gala at the Westminster Hotel, Livingston, NJ, May 2, 2017.      Purchase Tickets   The Champion of the People Award is given each year to someone with a special commitment… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Katy Wilson, LaRue

Thursday, March 30 5:30-8:00PM Meet Katy Wilson, San Francisco Gate’s Winemaker To Watch at Restaurant Serenade! Be the only people to attend a tasting of her stunning Pinot Noir in New Jersey this Spring! It’s Pinot Time!   Katy’s Website Here More Events Like This No Reservations Required, drop in for flights of sub-atomic production Pinot Noir!

Winemaker Takeover – Angelo, Rocca di Castagnoli

Thursday, May 18 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Angelo from Rocca di Castagnoli. Rocca di Castagnoli is a medieval village in Gaiole in Chianti, using mainly Sangiovese, surrounded by woods, olives and rows of cypress trees. This property has been around since the Etruscan period, and they have since built a modern wine-making cellar while still… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Roberta Perillo, Joseph Drouhin (Beaujolais)

Thursday, April 20 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Roberta Perillo representing Joseph Drouhin’s holdings in Beaujolais. Taste the crus side by side and explore the hippest terroirs of Burgundy. Joseph Drouhin’s Website More Events Like This No Reservations Required, stop by for flights of Beaujolais’ best!

Winemaker Takeover – Frederico Simoni, Maso Cantanghel

Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Young winemaker Frederico Simoni from Maso Cantanghel (Trentino, Italy). Federico is both the owner and winemaker. He is making Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer using all organic practices in vineyards on the hills over Trento. Mason Cantanghel’s Website More Events Like This No Reservations Required,… Read more »