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Chef James Laird on NBC Today

Watch Chef James Laird appear on NBC’s Today at 9:50AM on Monday, May 1 2017 NBC’s Today: Food More Chef James Laird

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 »

Veal Ragout with Dill and Crispy Mushrooms

Serves 4 2 lbs. veal, cubed 1 quart chicken or veal stock 1 cup white wine 2 medium onoins, diced 2 TBS. flour 4 oz. sweet butter 3 TBS. fresh dill, chopped (about one bunch) 4 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 10 oz button mushrooms, sliced 1. Dry and season veal with salt and… Read more »

Moloko Plus Cocktail Recipe

Glass: Highball 1              oz. Arete Tequila ½           oz. Mescal ½           oz. Half and Half ½           oz. Egg White 1              oz. Sour Mix* Club Soda Lemon Twist   Combine Tequila, Mezcal, Half and Half, Egg White and Sour Mix in a shaker. Without Ice, shake well for 15 seconds. Add ice. Shake Well. Pour into highball… Read more »

Good Thyme-ing Cocktail Recipe

Glass: Coupe Ingredients: 2 oz Old Forrester Bourbon ½ oz Honey Syrup* 1 oz Sour Mix* 1 Egg White Thyme for Garnish Angostura Bitters for Garnish 1. You guessed it, dry shake the lemon and egg whites. 2. Add honey and Bourbon. 3. Shake well, strain into a coupe glass. 4. Garnish with drops of… Read more »

Serenade Sour Mix

Yields: 1.06 Quarts/1000g/1 Liter 150g Water 250g Sugar 20g Powdered Egg White 420g Fresh Lemon Juice Combine Sugar, Water, and Egg Whites. Blitz with a stick blender until fully incorporated. Squeeze lemons and add fresh juice to slurry. Stir well to combine. Taste the sour mix and adjust with sugar or lemon juice as needed…. Read more »

Wine Maker Takeover – Jeff Beckmen, Beckmen Vineyards

Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:30PM-8:30PM Meet a real Rhone Ranger, Jeff Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards will be visiting Restaurant Serenade with his Rhone inspired wines. The Beckmen family established their Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley in 1994. After years as leaders and pioneers in the electronic music business, Tom and Judy Beckmen, joined by… Read more »

Wine Maker Takeover – Leah Jorgensen Cellars

Friday, January 27 2017 6PM-8:30PM Leah Jorgensen is a fifteen-year wine industry veteran making expressive interpretations of France’s Loire Valley wines centered around Cabernet Franc grown in Southern Oregon. “I focus on site selection, first, working almost exclusively with vineyards in the Rogue and Applegate Valleys, save for a small lot of Gamay Noir coming… Read more »

Valentine’s Day 2017

Four Courses 135- per person (excludes tax and gratuity) See Our Menu

Pomegranate Punch

Pomegranate Punch   Pomegranate Punch: prepare, place, party!   Yield: 20 Servings   For the Oleo Saccharum 3 oranges 2 lemons 1 lime 500 g sugar 250 g warm water   For the Punch: 15 oz. Bourbon 10 oz. Pomegranate Juice 2 oz. St. Germain 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine 24 oz Club Soda… Read more »