Tag Archives: NJ

Empire Apple Crêpes

Empire Apple Crêpes Serves 4     2 ½      cups AP flour, sifted 2          cups milk 8          eggs, separated ½         cup cream ¼         sugar ¼         cup melted unsalted butter 1          tsp. vanilla extract 4          Empire apples, peeled and cut into eights 2          TBS light brown sugar 1          TBS. unsalted butter 2          TBS. apple schnapps  … Read more »

At the “Farm” with Chef James Laird

Local and Organic, Why We Should Dine Responsibly Chef James Laird has been farming organically at his home “farm” since the early nineties. It’s been his goal to provide locally grown, organic foods for the guests at Restaurant Serenade since its conception in 1997. “My mother and grandmother were both smokers.  They also ate a… Read more »

Vodka Night – Richard, Tree City Vodka (Heathermeade Distillery, NJ)

Friday, July 21 2017 5:30-8:30PM No Reservations Required Celebrate New Jersey’s artisan distillers! Richard from Tree City Vodka will be with us for an evening of specialty cocktails, vodka tasting, and incredible insights into the world of Chatham’s favorite spirit! About Tree City:  Good Friends Our story is pretty simple. We’re two good friends and… Read more »

Corn Soup Recipe

3          ears fresh corn, shucked, kernels removed 1          shallot, minced 1          TBS. extra virgin olive oil ½         cup water 1          TBS. butter             salt and pepper   Sweat the shallot in the olive oil with a touch of salt for five minutes, taking care not to color the shallots. Add corn, water and butter and… Read more »

Sixteenth Annual Tomato Extravaganza!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7PM  Complete your Foodie Bucket List! Join us for our Sixteenth Annual Tomato Extravaganza! Heirloom tomatoes grown by Chef James Laird will be featured in all five courses (even dessert) but the fun doesn’t stop there… tomato themed hors d’oeuvre, tomato martinis and wine pairings by Sommelier John Jansma. Tomato Extravaganza August… Read more »

Seared Tuna with Celery Root Salad

SEARED TUNA WITH CELERY ROOT SALAD (Serves 4) 1 LB. Sushi quality tuna 2 TBS chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 TBS. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sel gris (large grain sea salt) 1. Combine thyme, oil and salt. Rub on tuna. 2. Heat sauté pan until very hot. 3. Remove tuna from marinade. Shake… Read more »

Negroni Week Recipes 6/17

Cask-Ade   Glass: Rocks Ingredients: 2             oz. Barrel Aged Negroni Orange Twist   Method: Place a hand cut rock in a rocks glass. Add pre-batched Negroni Torch Orange Twist until edges are black for Garnish   For the Batch: Combine 3L Gin, 2L Carpano Antica, 2L Aperol in a 9L Barrel. Rest for at… Read more »

Asparagus Soup Recipe

Fresh Asparagus Soup with Cherry Tomatoes, Morels and Mint 6 Servings   4          cups asparagus, cooked and cut into one inch pieces 1          TBS fresh shallot, minced 1          TBS. fresh thyme leaves, chopped 3          cups vegetable stock 1          TBS. EVO (extra virgin olive oil) 2          TBS. butter 6          cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters 1          cup… Read more »

Fruit Cobbler Recipe

Fruit Cobbler Serves 8   8          cups fruit, cleaned, peeled, pitted, etc. ¼         cup all-purpose flour 3/4       cup granulated sugar (depending on the sweetness of the fruit) 1          lemon, grated zest and juiced. 1          cup granulated sugar 1          cup dark brown sugar 2          cups all-purpose flour 1          tsp. ground cinnamon ½         lb. unsalted butter, cool… Read more »

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 »