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A Farm to Table Event

Chatham Borough Farmer’s Market presents A Farm to Table Event Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:30PM-7:30PM at Reasoner Park under the stars   Sample the BEST of local eateries Sipping local wines and brews Showcasing local businesses and services Supporting Public Improvements and Economic Growth Top Chef Competition Tickets are Limited 50- per person contact Janice… Read more »

Catch ’em All: Japanese Grapefruit Sour

When Chef James sent me the latest from Baldor’s seasonal and fresh cocktail ingredients, the Japanese ingredients stood out. With interesting fruits like Yuzu or red and green Shiso leaves, my mind started to wonder. Behold: “Catch ’em All” Catch ’em All 2 oz. Gin 1/2 oz. Yuzu Juice 1/2 oz. Shiso Leaf Simple Syrup*… Read more »

Five Reasons to Book Your Event

Location, Location, Location.  Restaurant Serenade is nestled into the foothills of Chatham, NJ minutes off of the highway with easy access to Northern NJ and NYC.  Right in the middle of everything. Unique and beautiful rooms.  Our private Room, the Loft, is set away from the rest of the restaurant high above our trademark Palladian… Read more »

15th Annual Tomato Extravaganza!

  Welcome to our 15th Annual Tomato Extravaganza 8.11.2016 7PM  120- per person excluding tax and gratuity Pete’s Tomato Consommé beefsteak, shrimp dumplings, ginger GRÜNER VELTLINER, Forstreiter (Krems, Austria) 2013 Local Fluke Crudo purple Cherokee, zucchini flower tempura, artichokes, basil SAUVIGNON BLANC, Domaine de Mauperthuis (Chablis, France) 2012 Cured Duck fried green tomatoes, purslane, balsamic… Read more »

Make the most of your local Farmer’s Market

Here are Chef James Laird’s tips for making the most of your visit to your local farmer’s market: Plan Ahead The summer is the most wonderful time to be at your local farmer’s market. Everything is beautifully colored and in abundance. To bring some of the glory of summer to your winter table, consider buying… Read more »

Chef James Laird on Beat Bobby Flay!

Premiering Thursday, July 14th  at 10pm ET/PT “Dancing with the Devil” Bad boy chef Michael Voltaggio and former boy bander Lance Bass are teaming up to put Bobby in his place. On stage in hopes of squaring off with Bobby are Delaware executive chef Robbie Jester and the Garden State’s top-rated French chef, James Laird. … Read more »

Shades of Red Walk Around Wine Tasting

  **This event is sold out, please check back for another great wine tasting!** Sunday, July 10, 2016 2PM-4PM 35- per person*   Join us for a walk around wine tasting featuring red, white, and rose wine from across the globe. We will be opening 40 different wines for you to enjoy along with Chef… Read more »

Summer Cocktails: The Powder Monkey

Powder Monkey with barrel aged rum, Vermut, and bitters. We geek out on single barrel Bourbon, swoon over Single Malt Scotch, argue over which vodka is the purest expression of ethanol, but rum hasn’t been taken seriously when it comes time to make an honestly good cocktail. Forget the Malibu bay breeze or the Captain and Coke for… Read more »

Chef James’ Grill Tips and Barbeque Rub Recipe

Chef Laird’s Grilling Tips: James Laird has three great grilling tips to make the most flavorful food from your grill with ease this year. Heat Make sure your grill is very hot. Pre-heat your grill to as hot as you can. A hot grill will prevent your food from sticking, accelerate the caramelization of your meats, and produce… Read more »

Team Serenade Reaches Out

Team Serenade Reaches Out StreetSquash – Newark StreetSquash-Newark offers after school programs to help students advance their lives academically, socially, and athletically. The average graduation rate for area students is only 55 percent but over 85 percent of StreetSquash alumni are college graduates. We hope that you will join Team Serenade in this cause. We… Read more »