Valentine's Day Continued

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Valentine treats from Piece of Cake in Rahway
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We’re continuing to present Restaurant offerings for Valentine’s Day and the following week. This is the time to enjoy life with your loved ones! MKB.
 
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Pairings in Cranford - A bit of what you might select during Valentine’s Week
Caprese Zuppa: Fresh mozzarella puddle: tomato basil soup, macadamia-pignoli pesto, olive oil crisp
Day boat scallop Provençal, and saffron tagliatella, braised fennel, tomatoes, chablis, vegetable medley, red pepper rouille 
 
Butternut squash ravioli, sherried onions, chive pasta, maple scented squash, pecorino romano, toasted pepitas, fried sage
Chocolate-dusted beef tenderloin port reduction, parmesan broth, fig tapenade, fennel salad
Sake infused black sea bass, baby bok choy, crispy coconut-almond rice cake, Grand Marnier, burnt blood orange sauce
Sweets to Share:
Warm chocolate lover’s souffle cake, banana flambe
BYOW as in Wine Only....Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any day, do make time to visit Pairings in Cranford. You’ll love owners Carol and Vince.
Pairings for dinner: Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday 5 to 8 p.m. Pairings is located on the corner of Walnut Street and South Ave. in Cranford. Call for reservations and information: 908.276.4026.
Valentine's Day Three Course Menu at Nicholas
*Sunday, February 12th
*Monday, February 13th
*Tuesday, February 14th: Sold Out
3-Course Menu
Amuse 
First Course (Choice of):
Baby Field Greens, Caramelized Hazelnuts, Beaufort Cheese
Smoked Salmon, Purple Potato Salad, Egg Yolk Custard, Pickled Red Onion
Day Boat Sea Scallop, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Parsley Creme Fraiche, Herbal Fumet
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ginger Three Ways, Citrus Salad
Open Faced Lobster Ravioli, Mascarpone Cheese, Chive Oil, Lobster Butter Sauce
Second Course (Choice of): 

Nova Scotia Lobster, Foie Gras Emulsion, Pomme Mousseline, Black Truffle
Bass, Rouille Purée, Mussels, Fennel Marmalade, Bouillabaisse Broth
Vadouvan Spiced Monkfish, Pistachio Powder, Golden Raisin Purée, Cockles
Veal Chop, Lemon Spaetzle, Mustard Greens, Caramelized Onion Purée
Bourbon Braised Suckling Pig, Parisienne Apples, Toasted Pecans, Maple Jus 
Filet Mignon, Parsnip Purée, Glazed Carrots, Au Poivre Sauce  
Dessert Amuse, Curry Coconut Tapioca, Mango Sorbet, Micro Cilantro
Sweethearts Dessert Tasting  
 $95 per person (tax and gratuity excluded)  
**Please note menu is subject to change due to seasonal ingredients  
Nicholas, 160 Route 35 South, Red Bank; Call for reservations and information: 732.345.9977
 
Call Deli King in Linden to Deliver One Dozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Give your sweetheart the Gift of love. Order one dozen chocolate covered strawberries from Deli King. Cost: $25 (Pickup only. Please pre-order by February 13th.)
Then Order a Romantic Dinner for Two----Start with a salad of Romaine lettuce tossed with a dressing of Balsamic vinaigrette
Then enjoy entrees of Breast of Chicken Forrestierre which is a Boneless Chicken Breast dredged in a light batter, then sauteed and served with a rich brown mushroom demi glace. Roasted potatoes, sauteed green beans with almonds and 2 Petite Fours are included.
The Cost: $34.95 (pickup only: Pre-Order by February 13th, 2012
Deli King of Linden, 628 West St. Georges Avenue, Linden: Call: 908-925.2265. Email: eddie@delikinglinden.com
 
Valentine’s Day Menu at Limani Seafood Grill in Westfield
Appetizers:
Half Lobster Cocktail, Main Steamers and Littleneck Clams, Mussels with sweet Red Pepper,  Roasted Garlic  and Thyme, Limani Spreads with Toasted Pita and Crostina, Baby Arugula and Spinach, Mango and Green Apple Salad
Entrees;
New York Strip Steak and Grilled Colossal Shrimp
Crab Stuffed Arctic Char
Red Snapper Fillet with Spicy Crab and Andouille Sausage
Pistachio Crusted Cod
Seared Ahi Tuna Steak with Ginger Scallion Sauce
Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass Barigoule
Grilled Swordfish and Stuffed Portobello with Crab
Seared Sea Scallops over Sun Dried Fig, Marsala and Caramelized Apple
Grilled Whole Dorato with Chimichurri Sauce 
Grilled Whole Bronzini Mediterranean
For each guest that dines on Valentine’s Day 2012, Limani will contribute to Mended Little Hearts
Proprietor George has a lovely dessert menu featuring hearts of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Limani Seafood Grill, 235 North Ave., West. Call for reservations: 908.233.0052.
 
Valentine's Weekend Starts Tonight at Blue Morel in Morristown
 Indulge your loved one with a 6 Course Menu - $89 per person served through Tuesday February 14th.
Wine Pairing - $69 per person
Special a la carte menu available
Seating: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Blue Moral Restaurant, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown: Call for reservations: 973.651.2619
 
Valentine's Wine & Chocolate Pairing  at Rosie’s Wine Bar in Garwood
Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 13th, the staff at Rosie’s Wine Bar in Garwood will be sampling 5 different wines and their respective chocolate accompaniments. Rosie himself, has teamed up with The Chocolate Bar in Westfield.  Arrive at your leisure.  Taste at your own pace. Cost: $35 per person. RSVP: Call: 908.518.9463. Rosie’s Wine Bar, 514 North Ave., Garwood. 
 
On Valentine’s Day, Reserve at the Stage House Inn in Scotch Plains 
The Stage House Inn in Scotch Plains is offering a three course  Prix-Fixe menu on the Stage House side and an A la Carte menu on the Tavern side. 
 
Along with their A la Carte Menu, the Somerset location is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. Ladies who visit the Stage House Inn will receive a rose. Do call the Scotch Plains location for information and reservations. 908-322-4224
 
Restaurant Nicholas Presents:Valentine's Day Three Course Menu
 Amuse 
First Course (Choice of):
Baby Field Greens, Caramelized Hazelnuts, Beaufort Cheese
Smoked Salmon, Purple Potato Salad, Egg Yolk Custard, Pickled Red Onion
 Day Boat Sea Scallop,Ruby Red Grapefruit, Parsley Creme Fraiche, Herbal Fumet
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ginger Three Ways, Citrus Salad
Open Faced Lobster Ravioli, Mascarpone Cheese, Chive Oil, Lobster Butter Sauce
Second Course (Choice of): 
 Nova Scotia Lobster, Foie Gras Emulsion, Pomme Mousseline, Black Truffle
Bass,Rouille Purée, Mussels, Fennel Marmalade, Bouillabaisse Broth
Vadouvan Spiced Monkfish, Pistachio Powder, Golden Raisin Purée, Cockles
Veal Chop, Lemon Spaetzle, Mustard Greens, Caramelized Onion Purée
Bourbon Braised Suckling Pig, Parisienne Apples, Toasted Pecans, Maple Jus 
Filet Mignon, Parsnip Purée, Glazed Carrots, Au Poivre Sauce  
Dessert Amuse, Curry Coconut Tapioca, Mango Sorbet, Micro Cilantro
 Sweethearts Dessert Tasting: $95 per person (tax and gratuity excluded)  
Reservations accepted for Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13th. **Please note menu is subject to change due to seasonal ingredients. Nicholas, 160 Route 35 South,  Red Bank. 
 
Chez Catherine Valentine's Day Tasting Dinner
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 
Amuse-Bouche
Bisque de Crabe
Alaska king crab soup, and tarragon pesto
Risotto aux Truffles Noires
Burgundy black truffle and mascarpone cream cheese
Sole Impériale
local sole filled with shrimp, scallop, and Champagne velouté
Trout Normand
homemade Meyer lemon sorbet
Paupiette de Veau
stuffed veal roulade, foie gras, mushrooms, baby spinach, pommes allumette, rosemary jus   
Dessert de la Saint-Valentine
red velvet cake
Mignardises
Prix-Fixe Dinner: $85.00
 ( 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill )
C.J. Reycraft Jr., Chef de Cuisine and Stéphane Bocket, Maître d'Hôtel
Chez Catherine is located at 431 North Ave., Westfield: Call: 908.654.4011
                             Edith and Didier Jouvenet, Propriétaires
 
 
Have a joyous Valentine’s Day...and a superb week. All the best!
And............don’t forget to send me all of your dining out and restaurant news. Millicent .....Mkbrody@aol.com

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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