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Squash Solutions

Banana Squash Napoleon with Acorn Squash Risotto   Slice raw banana squash cut into three inch squares that are ½ inch thick. Season, oil lightly and roast until tender.  These are for the layers. Make standard risotto. When it is 2/3 finished, add acorn squash purée and parmesan cheese. To assemble, place small amount of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Winemaker Takeover – Gavin Chanin, Chanin Wines

Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:30-8:00PM Meet Gavin Chanin, master of Pinot Noir, at Restaurant Serenade.   From Gavin’s website: “The vineyards are the focus of all of our wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. We search out old vines, and make wine from some of the… 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!

Winemaker Takeover – Angelo, Rocca di Castagnoli

Thursday, May 18 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Angelo from Rocca di Castagnoli. Rocca di Castagnoli is a medieval village in Gaiole in Chianti, using mainly Sangiovese, surrounded by woods, olives and rows of cypress trees. This property has been around since the Etruscan period, and they have since built a modern wine-making cellar while still… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Roberta Perillo, Joseph Drouhin (Beaujolais)

Thursday, April 20 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Roberta Perillo representing Joseph Drouhin’s holdings in Beaujolais. Taste the crus side by side and explore the hippest terroirs of Burgundy. Joseph Drouhin’s Website More Events Like This No Reservations Required, stop by for flights of Beaujolais’ best!