Thursday, May 9, 2013
Over 20 local eateries taking part in weeklong restaurant showcase in August.
Hope you're hungry this summer. Bloomfield will hold its Second Annual Restaurant Week from Sunday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 10. More than 20 local eateries are expected to delight customers with prix-fixe menu selections. The offers include multiple-course lunches at $15 or less and dinners for $30 or less, excluding tax, tips and drinks. “If you’re a foodie, Bloomfield is the place to be during our Second Annual Bloomfield Restaurant Week,” Anthony Lauro, owner of Anthony’s Cheesecakes, and one of the Bloomfield Restaurant Week committee members, said. "You will get to see what our talented chefs have to offer Riding on the success of the first event in 2012, organizers are optimistic that the second food week event will yield an …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Delicious event raises more than $60,000 for children's medical treatment at Clara Maass
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The eighth annual "A Tasteful Experience" showcasing fare from Bloomfield restaurants raised more than $60,000 last Monday for children's medical treatment at Clara Maass Medical Center. Anthony's Cheesecake, Gencarelli's Bakery, Orange Squirrel and Stamna Greek Taverna were among area restaurants to partake in the annual food tasting at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. "We were so delighted at the wonderful community support and response to A Tasteful Experience," said Mary Ellen Clyne, president and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center, in a statement. "Our medical center treats thousands of children and supports their families through that process. These funds are critical in helping them receive the best experience possible through …
Friday, May 4, 2012
What are local businesses are doing to celebrate Mother's Day?
With Mother's Day just around the corner, many local businesses will be offering special events in honor of Mom. From now until Sunday, May 13, Patch will be publishing Mother's Day news and deals around town. Any retail establishment -- salons, spas, florists, boutiques, bookstores, stationery shops, etc., -- is welcome to send information about Mother's Day specials and Patch will share it with our readers! For example, The Orange Squirrel Restaurant on Bloomfield Avenue has announced that it will be serving its first-ever Mother's Day Brunch. There will be two seatings, 11:30am and 1:30pm, with a special pre-fixe menu. Reservations are highly recommended: 973.337.6421. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Orange …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Some Bloomfield restaurant owners extended the event another week, saying Restaurant Week was so successful, they want to do it all over again.
The first Bloomfield Patch heard that some restaurant owners were extending Restaurant Week was on Friday night. A local resident who went to the French bistro Mes Rêves was told by the owner that he had decided to keep the special prices in effect through the week of March 11-17, because many of his customers couldn’t take advantage of them last week. “Please come back next week!” said the owner, who ran outside to explain the situation to her. He said his small restaurant couldn’t accommodate the influx of customers and he’d had to turn some away. “We hate to turn anyone away.” And he’s not the only one. Ivolett Bredwood, owner of Taste it Again Jamaican Restaurant at 271 Glenwood Avenue, said she was looking forward to extending …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Hot From The Kettle visits The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
I’ll be honest: I did not pay for the meal I’m about to describe, nor is the tasting menu I enjoyed available on the menu*. So, what value is there in my opinion of The Orange Squirrel? Lots. What follows is not a review, but rather a description of the great talent of the effervescent, epicurean artist, Chef Francesco Palmieri, owner and chef of Bloomfield’s The Orange Squirrel. I dined at The Orange Squirrel last Saturday evening on the very gracious invitation of Chef Palmieri. Over the course of the evening I sampled as many of his artful creations as would require three visits to ingest. That said, I found all but one to be extraordinary in composition, creativity, and flavor. The Newark born, 39-year-old Bloomfield resident, …