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paryzer

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#1439942 Supper

Posted by paryzer on 10 April 2019 - 10:48 PM

Mrs. P made an awesome pan seared boneless quail salad with roasted sugar snap peas, mini peppers, Brussels sprouts, red onions, shredded sweet and smoky beets, red grapes, arugula, in a reduced balsamic syrup :P 

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#1439873 [Wayne] Viaggio

Posted by paryzer on 09 April 2019 - 12:06 PM

I’m looking forward to your report!


#1439815 Esty Street...April 2019

Posted by paryzer on 08 April 2019 - 02:20 PM

Excellent write up E.L.A. This sounds like an amazing restaurant. I would love to try it, but I don't think they have any wines under $50 a bottle LOL. Most of their wines are in the triple digits. I doubt that they would let me bring my own wine with a corkage fee LOL.

 

As far as posting pictures it is very convoluted. You would have to sign up for a service like imgur.com and upload your pictures there. Once you are signed into imgur.com you would click on your user name on the top right hand corner, then images, then add images. After you upload your image, you click on that image, and on the right hand there is a box that says view and edit post. On the bottom of that box there is a field that says sizes. You choose the size you want (i.e. small square, huge thumbnail, etc). Then you click on the the 'copy' button of the 2nd field that says 'direct link'. You then click on the little green square icon in Mouthfuls that says 'image' and paste the URL from imgur into that field (control/V). I hope that helps.




#1439692 Strange request...near West Orange...dinner, Friday night

Posted by paryzer on 03 April 2019 - 10:53 PM

I haven’t been to Montclair Social Club but I heard it is very noisy. It might be difficult to have a conversation. If you want a really nice dinner, and are ok without having any live entertainment, then I would highly recommend Laurel and Sage in Montclair. If you don't mind Spanish food, Sayola in Montclair is a beautiful looking new restaurant with exemplary service. Both are BYO’s.


#1439668 Supper

Posted by paryzer on 02 April 2019 - 11:36 PM

Mrs. P made rabbit browned in olive oil with red and white onions, garlic, shallots, white wine, mustard, chicken broth, salt and pepper with fresh shaved orange rind on top :P  She also made an excellent side dish of roasted fennel, leeks, red and white onions, sugar snap peas, sweet peas, sautéed in olive oil with salt and pepper. 

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#1439575 [Wayne] Viaggio

Posted by paryzer on 01 April 2019 - 08:37 PM

Viaggio Chef Robbie Felice's new restaurant in Westwood called Osteria Crescendo has their grand opening on April 9th and is taking reservations through Open Table. They had a soft friends and family opening the other day. Below is a link to their menu. It looks very expensive. Some larger family style steaks made for sharing below. He cures and ages his own meats. Below is a picture of the black angus ribeye from their Instagram page.

https://osteriacrescendo.com/menu/

 

 

Florentine Steak | 135 
30 day dry aged local black angus porterhouse 
porcini | rosemary potatoes | black truffle mustard 
dry aged beef fat bittersweet onion sweet

Tomahawk Reserva Ribeye | 175 
60 day dry aged local black angus ribeye 
rosemary potatoes | dry aged beef fat sweet and sour chips | dry aged beef fat sauce

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#1439161 Supper

Posted by paryzer on 23 March 2019 - 04:47 PM

This week Mrs. P was able to make three meals out of a huge Costco chicken. The first night she made beer can chicken. She already removed it from the beer can before I could take the picture. The next day she made chicken tostadas out of the leftover beer can chicken. She baked the tortilla to make it nice and crispy, and easier to hold. Besides the pulled chicken, the tostada contained fresh garlic, red onions, chopped red, yellow, and orange mini peppers, chipotle powder, hoisin sauce, homemade guacamole, radishes, green onions, fresh parsley, queso cotija cheese, English cucumbers, and arugula. With the final leftovers she made a deconstructed chicken taco using the same ingredients as yesterday’s chicken tostadas plus shredded smoky beets (from Fairway) plus blue corn tortilla chips, from Trader Joe’s. We had air fried mini peppers on the side.

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#1438873 What's with the no activity?

Posted by paryzer on 16 March 2019 - 04:02 PM

 

I tried posting regularly, but then got beat up for only writing about restaurants near me, and not further up North near the other posters (who never post about their dining experiences, but like to complain), so I just gave up. I now mainly post on Instagram, or another food blog which is much more welcoming. ELA, of course, you are the exception. I always enjoy your posts. I really miss Rail Paul.

 

paryzer -- interesting, and I was unaware. First, I don't understand the "got beat up" thing. 

 

Well, I think a few of the bullies were tired of me posting about the same restaurants each time (like Laurel & Sage, Cafe Panache, Tillies, Viaggio, etc.), even though I would only post the new and interesting specials that they had that time, and not the same meals. It just wasn't worth it. 

ELA, you should give Hungry Onion a try. They have a New Jersey section. Although the majority of the members are from Central Jersey they are very friendly and welcoming, and are looking for more North Jersey posters. I actually met a few of them and had dinner with them. They have little HOdowns (HO for Hungry Onion) at some of the restaurants and invite everyone that is interested.




#1438871 [Wayne] Viaggio

Posted by paryzer on 16 March 2019 - 03:51 PM

I think the new place won't be as gourmet as Viaggio. Chef Robbie is looking to serve 'Italian street food' at the bar, and will also have a lot of fresh pastas and maybe some large family style dishes. When we were there over the weekend he had an excellent appetizer special of tramezzini carozza which is basically a fried cheese sandwich with mozzarella, stracchino, and mortadella, that is tempura battered and fried. He was trying it out at Viaggio and plans on serving it at the new restaurant Osteria Crescendo.

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They also had an excellent pasta special of squid ink linguine with uni butter, ground salumi, and scallions.

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#1438835 What's with the no activity?

Posted by paryzer on 16 March 2019 - 12:12 AM

I tried posting regularly, but then got beat up for only writing about restaurants near me, and not further up North near the other posters (who never post about their dining experiences, but like to complain), so I just gave up. I now mainly post on Instagram, or another food blog which is much more welcoming. ELA, of course, you are the exception. I always enjoy your posts. I really miss Rail Paul.


#1438039 OMG Beets

Posted by paryzer on 26 February 2019 - 01:43 PM

Laurel and Sage, in Montclair, has an excellent beet salad with local roasted baby beets and field greens, goat cheese, spiced pecans, and candied bacon, in a banyuls vinaigrette. 

 
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#1437937 Supper

Posted by paryzer on 22 February 2019 - 07:27 PM

Mrs. P made chicken tacos with garlic, red onions, chopped red, yellow, and orange mini peppers, chipotle powder, hoisin sauce, homemade guacamole, radishes, green onions, queso cotija cheese, and fresh parsley :P She actually really made lemonade out of lemons :) Fairway had a special where if you spend a certain amount you get a free rotisserie chicken. The rotisserie chicken looked horrible, but she pulled it apart and kept adding ingredients until it tasted delicious. The hoisin sauce and guacamole definitely helped. She also heated up the taco to make it crispy, like a tostada.

 

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#1437127 Supper

Posted by paryzer on 28 January 2019 - 12:16 AM

Last week Mrs. P made a crispy parmesan and panko crusted pork chop, dipped in an egg and balsamic dijon mustard batter, with roasted delicata squash on the side :P The crust was the best part.

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#1437081 What makes you laugh?

Posted by paryzer on 26 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

Roxanne - featuring Walter the Frenchie

 




#1436679 Supper

Posted by paryzer on 16 January 2019 - 01:39 PM

Mrs. P made a delicious quail salad with pan seared boneless quail breast, delicata squash, arugula, grapes, sautéed red onions, crispy duck cracklings made from duck leg confit, fresh shaved sharp cheddar, in a reduced balsamic syrup :P 

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