Rapid Fire: Thomas Ciszak of Chakra & Blue Morel

Rapid Fire: Thomas Ciszak of Chakra & Blue Morel

Thomas Ciszak is one of the Northeast’s most acclaimed chefs. Born in Germany and trained at top schools and restaurants in his home country, Chef Ciszak came to the United States in 1994.  His work grew noticed and he gained great popularity first at The Manor in West Orange, then at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan. From there, he joined The Fireman Hospitality Group as opening Executive Chef at Shelly's New York. 

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MFEE Chili Cook-Off

MFEE Chili Cook-Off

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is serving up a tasty fundraiser this spring with its first-ever Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm at the Woman's Club of Upper Montclair (200 Cooper Avenue).

The culinary competition benefiting Montclair Public Schools will feature tastings of dozens of chili recipes created by area individuals and teams (both professional and non-), a craft Biergarten with Jersey's best brews, live music and desserts prepared by MACHE (Montclair Academy of Culinary Hospitality Education), a program launched at Montclair High School and funded by the Montclair Food & Wine Festival.

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New Duck Bar Menu at The Ryland Inn

New Duck Bar Menu at The Ryland Inn

Executive Chef Craig Polignano and his team have just unveiled a delicious new menu at the Duck Bar, featuring succulent snacks and entrees for a laid back night out.

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Rapid Fire: Todd Villani of Terre a Terre

Rapid Fire: Todd Villani of Terre a Terre

Chef Todd Villani, owner of Terre a Terre in Carlstadt, grew up in a kitchen alongside his grandmother who prepared 3-course meals every day for most of her adult life.  

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17 Summer Restaurant: Open and on Restaurant StartUp

17 Summer Restaurant: Open and on Restaurant StartUp

 17 Summer Restaurant, the new brick and mortar endeavor of brother/sister team of Jenna & Joseph Cuccia (of Joseph Cuccia Catering),  opened on Friday February 20, 2015. 

 

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