Chef Mitchell Altholz from Highlawn Pavilion passed along his recipe below for brining and cooking a turkey. He chose this recipe because it's one simple thing the home cook can do to really improve the taste and quality of the central part of most Thanksgiving dinners.Read More
There are few places in NJ as beautiful to dine at as Highlawn Pavilion in Eagle Rock Reservation. Though the dining room offers refinement and sweeping views, I prefer the al fresco patio - and especially the bar menu!
Here's a few pics for the food porn inclined from Highlawn. Tweet @melodykettle #foodiefriday.Read More
This afternoon, the Knowles Family, who have operated the Highlawn Pavilion at Eagle Rock Reservation since 1984, held a celebratory lease signing and press conference with Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and James Paganelli, Executive Director of the Essex County Improvement Authority, at Highlawn Pavilion.
On March 11, 2012, the Sunday Business section of the Star-Ledger published an ad announcing a "Business Opportunity" at "Eagle Rock Reservation." It read:
"The County of Essex is seeking a fine dining restaurant operator for the Eagle Rock Restaurant, located in the Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ[.] A Request for Information (RFI) has been issued to find an operator interested in developing and operating a fine dining restaurant."
The rumor mill went swirling! The most important question proffered was: is Highlawn Pavilion, the renown fine dining and banquet establishment, closing? The Knowles Family, owners of Highlawn Pavilion, responded to the buzz on the Highlawn Pavilion website: