Valentine's Picks


This is the week to Remember your Valentine!

This is the week to remember those you love. Whether it’s with flowers, or kind’s always the thought that counts.
Ernesto and Rocco proprietors of the Vita Group of Fine Foods  are giving you more chances to celebrate at Pizza Vita, Bona Vita, and Vita Organic Foods. Special menus will begin on Wednesday, February 13th. Please come and enjoy yourselves.

Vita Valentine's Day Gift
For those searching for a very special place to purchase an organic gift, Visit Vita Organic Foods  at 320 Springfield Ave, Summit. You’ll find a huge selection of raw organic chocolates, chocolate gift boxes, organic chocolate covered popcorn, and their organic body line and lotions all made right before your very eyes.  Follow the scent of chocolate, and take home a jar of hand cream that really leaves your hands soft.  You’ll find your also able to enjoy a bowl of soup or any of their delicious organic salads. Vita Organic Foods, 320 Springfield Ave., Summit. Call: 908.277.0009

Pizza Vita
There is always something good to eat at Pizza Vita. No matter the day or evening, Ernesto and his friendly staff are always there to welcome you. Please note, their special Valentine menu will begin on Wednesday.  Don’t leave without choosing one of Chef Adele’s delicious desserts. Be sure to come and celebrate your Valentine and the special menu. Call: 277.1400.

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Valentine Events at Ana Beall’s
February 14th - Ladies Night Out: A special dinner for ladies only.
February 15th
Valentine’s Dinner for All
February 16th and 17th
Valentine’s Weekend
5-course Dinner Menu for Thursday and Friday features a full menu from Appetizers,to dessert. Cost: $45 per person prix fixe menu includes tea or coffee. BYOB. By reservations only: Call: 908.264.4221

Romance at The Gladstone Tavern
February 14th, 15th and 16th
Special Valentine Menu. Live Music Each Night. Please call and reserve your table.
Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone. Call for reservations: 908.234.9055/

Restaurant Serenade
Energize and heat yourself with some delicious Serenade food.
Restaurant Serenade is located at: Six Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham: Call:973.701.0303
Get more information about Restaurant Serenade
Make a reservation at Restaurant Serenade

Chef Loryn’s
Valentine's Day Dinner for Two
The Menu
Spinach salad with strawberries and candied pecans
with poppy Dijon vinaigrette
Braised beef short ribs over roasted garlic smashed potatoes
with grilled asparagus
Grilled Chilean sea bass with white wine, garlic, olive oil sauce served with shitake mushrooms and asparagus over brown rice
Mini French rolls
Double fudge brownie with fresh whipped crème and berries
*$69.69 dinner for two*
Dinners must be ordered no later than Monday February 11th by 3 p.m.
Chef Loryn's 250 Main St. Madison  973.520.8703

Sammy’s Steak House in Mendham
Consider celebrating Valentine’s Day at Sammy’s Steak House in Mendham. The place for steak and lobster, the restaurant offers 1/2 price on select wines every Monday., Sammy’s Steak House, 353 Mendham Road W.(Rt. 24),
Mendham. Call: 973.543.7675.

Luciano’s in Rahway for Valentine’s Day
Join the folks at Luciano’s in Rahway for Valentine’s Day and enjoy their special Four-Course Menu. You’ll love their selection of appetizers, featuring Oysters, Shrimp and Jumbo lump Crabmeat Risotto, Crispy Fried Calamari and seafood salad.
Included for entrees is your choice of Grilled Salmon, Pan Seared Scallops, Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Tuna, Grilled center-Cut Prime Filet Mignon and so much more.
Dessert is a surprise. All for $65 per person.
Enjoy life entertainment with the Richard Connolly Duo. Reservations from 5 to 10 p.m.
Please call: 732.815.1200. Luciano’s italian Ristorante, & Lounge, 1579 Main Street, Rahway.

Dine at Westfield's Best Eateries for Less

It's that time again for foodies to come downtown and eat! Enjoy lunch or dinner at downtown Westfield's best and most popular restaurants during Restaurant Week, February 17th through the 28th.

Running for two weeks from Sunday, February 17 to Thursday, February 28 (excluding Friday and Saturday), enjoy dining at your favorite restaurant for a special price. Take advantage of wonderful cuisine, and order any two-course lunch for $10, and any two-course dinner for $20 or three-course dinner for $30. Check with your favorite restaurant to see which dinner option they are offering. Prices have been fixed at these prices to offer diners a great opportunity to sample Westfield's restaurants. Beverages, tax and gratuities are not included in the price-fixed menus.

Check your calendar. Beat the crowds. Make reservations in advance by calling your favorite restaurant directly. If you can't schedule dinner reservations, then stop in for lunch. Mangia! Bon Appetite!

For more information about Restaurant Week and a list of participating restaurants, visit week.

Other Spectacular Choices:
Head to Ninety Acres in Peapack-Gladstone,: Gorgeous drive. Ambiance, Excellent service, delicious food, including daily specials. Ninety-Acres, 2 Main Street., P.O. Box 332 Gladstone. Call for reservations: 908.901.9500.
Maritime Parc in Jersey City: It’s all about The View and then The View. Lovely menu. Courteous staff, parking on the premises, Call for reservations: Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City: Call for reservations: 201,413,0050.
Verve. 18 East Main Street, Somerville: Great ambiance Great with a really friendly bar scene. Generous selection of steak, seafood, chops, burgers. Interesting desserts. Call for reservations: Cozy Bar lounge. 18 E.  Main Street, Somerville: Call for reservations: 908.707.8655.

To all the lovely lovers and their friends and family, have a joyous Valentine’s Day. Do something nice for yourself, and for someone you love.

I look forward too hearing from YOU!!!
All the best!

Millicent K. Brody is an award-winning writer and photographer and a resident of Westfield, New Jersey.  Contact her at

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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