Have a Sweet and Happy Passover
Monday, March 25, 2013 • 7:12am
Because of the holiday week, I thought it best to include a sampling of some of your favorite restaurants and what they are offering.
The best to each of you and your loved ones for Passover and Easter.
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There’s Always Something Happening at Libretti’s in Orange
Libretti’s in Orange is accepting reservations for Easter Sunday. Serving dinner from: 1 to 8 p.m., look forward to the regular Menu featuring Easter Specials. While there, please check out Libretti’s private banquet room, and the lively Lounge. Slip out of a busy week and into a great weekend with the music of Frank Sinatra, the late Whitney Houston, and even Barry Manilow. It all happens at the lively Lounge. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Some Kitchen Wisdom from Uncle George at Libretti’s. To retain the color green, add a pinch of sugar while cooking spinach and green leafy vegetables; No "curly" bacon for breakfast when you dip it into cold water before frying; When working with dough, don't flour your hands, coat them with olive oil to prevent sticking. Libretti’s Restaurant, 554 Nassau Street, Orange: Call for reservations and information: 973.673.5155.
Wouldn't you prefer your Easter Egg on a Breakfast Pizza?
Pizza Vita in Summit is hosting its NJ Monthly Magazine "Best Brunch"award winning menu for Easter. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Reservations are available for tables of 6 or more.
Al la carte menu:
Eggs Benedict with Cotechino sausage hash
Vegetable & Cheese Frittata plus Steak & Eggs Panini
Easter Ravioli with buffalo mozzarella,
Breakfast pizza with truffle egg, mushrooms & buffalo mozarella
Grilled shrimp salad with artichokes, green leaf, grilled tomato. Kids Menu available. Pizza Vita, 7 Union Place, Summit: Call: 908.277.1400.
Easter Brunch at Moonshine Supper Club
Proprietor Victor Delapa announces his new Sunday Brunch Menu on Easter Sunday, March 31st. Prepared by Moonshine Supper Club Executive Chef Klaus Kronsteiner Brunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.
The Prefix Menu will feature: Appetizers: Yogurt Parfait, Jumbo Lump Crab Salad with green apples, tomatoes and avocado; Roasted golden beet salad; Salad Frisee, with bleu cheese, bacon lardons, and poached egg. Entrees: Traditional Eggs Benedict, Atlantic Salmon with Chorizo, Sweet potatoes and olives; Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Crepes with Lemon Mascarpone, seasonal berries and vanilla sauce, Cost: $17.00 per person, (excluding tax and gratuity, coffee, tea, beverages, and Brunch cocktails. Moonshine Supper Club, 55 Main Street, Millburn. Call for reservations and information: 973.218.6042.
Gentle Reminder from Gluten Free Gloriously
A note from Kathie Schwarz. All Easter orders are due. Special quiches, lemon filled cupcakes, apple and lemon meringue pie. Don't forget the special chocolates. It’s all there for you.
Gluten Free Gloriously, Inc., 267 Main Street, Stirling.
Malbec Tasting: What's all the Hype?
Come join the gang at Rosie’s Wine Bar in Garwood, on Wednesday April 17th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., They will explore the wonders of Malbec the world over. This grape is one of the 5 great blending grapes of Bordeaux, the world's most collected wine region. At Rosie’s Wine Bar, visitors will be sampling at least 10 Malbec's from a minimum of 5 different countries. Believe it or not, some of whom don't even call the grape Malbec. Don't miss this tasting. Cost: $30 per person RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.518-WINE (9463)
Rosie’s Wine Bar, 514 North Ave.,Garwood.
Rebel BBQ in Cranford is Creating a Buzz
For a taste of Portuguese and American cuisine, head to Rebel BBQ. This popular place offers many options. Dine-In, Take-Out, Catering, Delivery and BYOB. Open 7 days. Located at 22 Eastman Street, Cranford. Call: 908.272.5790.
Easter Sunday at Lithos in Livingston
Make reservations for Easter Sunday at Lithos. Enjoy a 4 Course Dinner priced at $37.00 per person. Children’s Menu, (age 12 and under), $16. Pre Fixe Lunch Menu from Monday to Friday includes choice of Appetizer, Entree and Dessert, $19.00. Twilight Dining from Monday to Thursday includes Soup and Salad, choice of Entree and Dessert, $27.00. A La Carte Dinner and Lunch Menu’s are always available. Open for Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Happy Hour and Private Parties, Lithos, Estiatorio, Fine Mediterranean Cuisine, 405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. Call for reservations and information: 973.758.1111. Lithosgreekrestaurant.com.
Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe for Magnificent Celebration Cakes and Your Favorite Desserts
Whatever the occasion or not an occasion, enjoy a special treat from Bovella’s in Westfield, Ralph Bencivenga and his remarkable staff are experts when it comes to eye-catching delicious desserts. You’ll also love his signature designer cupcakes, eclairs, and enormous array of specialty cookies.
For Passover, try his macaroons, sponge and honey cake. Easter Specialties include a chocolate hazelnut cake, gorgeous cream puffs, cheesecake, eclairs, rum cake, cannolis, cookies and pastries. Stop by for a cup of their specialty brewed coffee and a cup of their famous gelato. Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe 101 East Broad Street, Westfield. Call: 908.232.4149.
It’s John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains for Passover and Easter
Folks with the holidays on their mind are busy planning their menus. At John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains, you’re able to pick up all of your favorite cuts of Brisket of Beef and Pork. Please don’t leave without requesting a lamb bone for your Seder plate.
At John’s, the staff will prepare your homemade, spiral cut, low salt, no fat ham, and spring leg of American lamb, to order. Adding to their enormous menu are delicious pulled pork, smoked chicken and ribs, a variety of house made barbecue sauces, and crab stuffed mushrooms,
Proprietors Vinnie and Nick Losavio, and Chef Vinnie Losavio Jr., and their staff of professional butchers are ready to assist with your Passover and Easter meals. John’s Meat Market, 389 Park Ave., Scotch Plains: Call: 908.322.7126.
The Swiss Pastry Shoppe in Scotch Plains Bakes Holiday Desserts
It’s definitely Rugalach season. Time to head to the Swiss Pastry Shoppe in Scotch Plains for rugalach, specialty cakes, pies, cookies, delicious Cheese Danish, cupcakes, and pastries especially prepared for Passover. Proprietors John Cioffi and his son Rob specialize in fabulous tasting rugalach that arrive in flavors of chocolate, raisin-nut, and apricot.
From luscious eclairs, to delectable linzertortes, cheese and chocolate cakes in every size and flavor, the Swiss Pastry Shoppe features pies, cookies, Danish pastry, and specialty desserts.
While there, don’t forget to take home one of their amazing Challahs. Swiss Pastry Shoppe, 1711 East Second Street, Scotch Plains; www.swisspastry.com; Call: 908 322.4751.
A Message from Millicent
Here’s Wishing each of You a Sweet and Joyous Passover and Happy Easter Season. I’ve been noticing many of your favorite restaurants are offering coupons. That might be just the time to try something different. If you do, please let us know what you think of your latest place to taste good food. The best to each of you.
Millicent K. Brody is an award-winning writer and photographer and a resident of Westfield, New Jersey. Contact her at Mkbrody@aol.com
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