Justin Time for Sandy Relief at Chakra in Paramus‏, NJ

by Melody Kettle


This just in!  Charity event at Chakra, details below:

With many New Jersey residents still without power, water and food, Chakra (W 144 Route 4, Paramus, NJ, www.chakrarestaurant.com, 201-556-1530) is holding a special wine dinner benefiting Sandy relief efforts on November 12 at 6:30pm with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which has been working to respond to the needs of the many local residents affected by the devastation.

“Thankfully, except for a power outage, Chakra was not damaged in the hurricane. We want to give back to our community and give others an opportunity to contribute and help as well,” said the restaurants’ GM/Beverage Director Evelyn Ciszak, who conceived the dinner with Chakra’s chef/partner Thomas Ciszak.  

 The dinner will start at 6:30pm with a wine and passed hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a four course dinner with Justin winery wines that Evelyn paired with Chef Thomas Ciszak’s menu of Diver Scallops with roasted pumpkin, apple and bacon powder; Glazed Duck with yams, brussels sprouts and cranberry jus; Braised Short Ribs with roasted beets, celery and horseradish and a cheese course finale.

$25 of each $79 ticket (plus tax & gratuity) will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey by Chakra restaurant.

Reservations for this Sandy relief dinner can be made at 201-556-1530.


~Monday November 12th 2012~ 

6:30 PM
  Passed Hors d’oeuvres
SAUVIGNON BLANC Justin Vineyards & Winery 2011,

Paso Robles

Seared Diver Scallops
roasted pumpkin, apple, bacon powder
CHARDONNAY Justin Vineyards & Winery 2011
Central Coast
Glazed Duck
yams, brussel sprouts, cranberry jus
BLEND Justin Vineyards & Winery Justification 2009, Paso Robles
67% Cabernet Franc   33% Merlot
Braised Short Ribs of Beef
roasted beets, honey glazed celery, horseradish
BLEND Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles 2009, Paso Robles
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot
Maytag Bleu Cheese
fig and walnut mostarda, olive toast



Justin Vineyards & Winery Obtuse 2009, Paso Robles


$79 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
$25 of proceeds will be donated to Food Bank NJ to relieve Hurricane Sandy Victims


Please call 201.556.1530 for reservations