Tag Archives: local

Whiskey Night – James, John, Tim – Silk City Distillery

  Taste Local Spirits! James, John and Tim will be joining us for an evening of New Jersey made whiskey and rum! From Silk City: Established in 2014, Silk City Distillers is a true handcrafted, farm to bottle distillery, located in Clifton, New Jersey. We use locally sourced corn, rye and barley (from a farm… Read more »

Support Team Serenade! StreetSquash Newark

HISTORY Founded in July 2012 and modeled after StreetSquash located in Harlem, NY, StreetSquash Newark is a comprehensive after-school youth enrichment program that combines intensive academic support with squash instruction, one-on-one mentoring, service learning, college access and preparation, and professional development for young people from adolescence through college graduation. MISSION StreetSquash Newark’s mission is to… Read more »

Fleur de Provence, Provencal Vegetables Recipe

From Edible Jersey: “The flower-shaped pinwheel of sliced vegetables, which he serves as a special summer appetizer, is a variation on a dish Laird learned to make as a young chef working in Provence. In his revised version, he shrunk the size of the dish from a single large “flower” to individual florets. And he… 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

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 »

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 »

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!

Shepard’s Apple Tart with Cranberries Recipe

Shepherd’s Apple Tart with Cranberries Serves 4 © James Laird   1          cup sugar 5          golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut in half ½1/2    cup cranberries   4          eggs ½1/2    cup sugar ½1/2    vanilla bean, split and scrapped ½1/2    cup creme fraiche 1          cup flour   In 2 quart sauce pan, add the 1… Read more »