Blog

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 »

Perfectly Poached Eggs, an Interview with Chef James Laird

This week we spent some time over a pot of hot water with Chef James, here are his secrets to the best Poached Eggs in North Jersey:     RS: James, what’s your secret to the perfect poach? CJ: I have a few secrets. Always use the freshest eggs possible, it’s worth it to pay… Read more »

The Serenade Guide to Rose Wine

The Serenade Guide to Rose Wines   Every Spring we look forward to the arrival of rose wines. Here’s our quick guide to navigating rose this spring and summer: France Look to the South of France for some of the world’s best rose wines. They are typically a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. Don’t… Read more »

Mother’s Day Brunch

Treat Mom without lifting a finger, except for the reservation! A wonderful three course brunch featuring many of your favorite dishes. Sunday, May 8, 2016 12pm-7pm 79- per person, 35- per child 10 and under (excludes tax and gratuity) To see the menu Click Here

Easter Brunch

A Serenade Tradition! Enjoy our three course menu. Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:30AM-6PM 75- per person, 35- per child 10 years old and younger. excludes tax and gratuity To see our Menu Click Here