Roosevelt Ave. Cocktail Recipe

Glass:  Coupe Ingredients: 2 oz                       Gordon’s Gin 1/8 oz                   Simple Syrup 1/2 oz                   Green Chartreuse 1 oz                       Champagne Thyme for Garnish   Combine the Gin, simple and Chartreuse over ice in a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a coupe. Top with Champagne and garnish with a slapped sprig of thyme. More Cocktail Recipes

Syrups, Simple Recipes for Cocktails

1:1 Simple Syrup Yields: 1.16 Quarts/1000g/1.09 Liters 500g Granulated White Sugar 500g Water Combine Sugar and Water. Bring syrup close to boiling. Stir syrup to completely dissolve the sugar solids. Remove mixture from heat and allow it to cool. Refrigerate and store for up to 1 month.   Honey Syrup Yields: 0.17 Quarts/164g/.16 Liters 100g… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Carol Berman, Panebianco Wines featuring La Togata

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:30-8 PM Unbelievable wines from Tuscany! Join Carol “Take Home Sommelier” Berman famous for her Class in a Glass – in home wine classes as she leads you through wines from these unique terroirs of Montalcino. From La Togata: “The Togata is a small family company with vineyards in the south of… Read more »

Roast Chicken, Asparagus Salad, Mixed Berry Cobbler as seen on NBC Today

Follow this Link to see the recipes from Chef James Laird’s Appearance on NBC Today!   More Recipes

Pumpkin Soup with Chestnut Cream Recipe

Serves 4 © James Laird   2          medium butternut squash 1          quart vegetable or chicken stock ¼         cup honey 2          TBS. unsalted butter cut into cubes (optional) ¼         cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks 2          TBS. chestnut purée (available in specialty stores)   Preheat oven to 350° Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop… Read more »

Juniper-Dusted Venison with Winter Fruits and Vegetables

Serves 4 James Laird     4          5 oz boneless venison medallion, from saddle 3          TBS. crushed juniper 1          TBS. butter 2          Golden Delicious apples, peeled and quartered 24        seedless red grapes, peeled 1          cup pearl onions, roasted 4          roasted chestnuts, shelled 1          cup Brussels sprouts, roasted 1          TBS. canola oil 2          sprigs fresh thyme… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Manuel Gonzalez/Mario Remesal, Rejadorada/Seis Quintas Martue

Thursday, May 4 2017 5:30PM-8:00PM A two for one deal! Meet Manuel from Portugal’s Seis Quintas Martue and Mario from Spain’s Rejadorada Winery and taste the reds of Portugal and Spain at their finest! From Rejadorada: “Our story begins in 1999 in a fifteenth century small palace located in Toro (Zamora), the palace of Rejadorada. Here the… 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 »