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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Hot From The Kettle™: Hot Sex, Cold Tuna & The Bitter Pill

Much to the dismay of Baristanet’s hyper-local die hards, Hot From The Kettle left Baristaville city limits, and drove north on the Parkway to the retail hub of Bergen County – Paramus, NJ. Our destination was Chakra, 144 West State Route 4, Paramus, approximately 11 miles from the geographical center Montclair.

Some restaurants are romantic, but Chakra is more than that – - it’s unabashedly hot. With soaring ceilings, cushy, plush “bungalow” banquettes, and cocktails like “Tantric Lemonade,” “Gin Sin” and “Pama Sutra”, Chakra is decadent, hedonistic, and sexy beyond good behavior.

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