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Mothers Day

Mothers Day

Here is information I’ve received from area restaurants about Mother’s Day – wherever you plan to go, be sure to make a reservation well ahead! Brothers Moon offers prix fixe brunch and a la carte dinner. Their menus are packed with your favorite spring foods. Elements will serve prix fixe brunch and a 4-course tasting … Continue reading

Dine Out for Easter

Dine Out for Easter

I’m starting to get notices about Easter dinner on April 20 (and more) from restaurants, so I’ll add to this as new information arrives in my Inbox. Added on March 31 – The Blue Point Grill is opening on Easter for the first time, at 1:00pm. (Best to reserve.) Original Post of March 30- At … Continue reading

Brown Butter In The Kitchen

Brown Butter In The Kitchen

My March 7 In The Kitchen column, about brown butter, did not go on the Packet website for some reason, so I reproduce it below. Brown Butter for Savory and Sweet There are culinary currents that run through many cultures, and it’s interesting to note how a certain kind of food or technique will reappear … Continue reading

Chef’s Surprise Dinner at Tre Piani

Chef’s Surprise Dinner at Tre Piani

I was invited to attend Jim Weaver’s first Chef’s Surprise dinner at Tre Piani last Friday and enjoyed a lovely evening with a congenial group (seated at one, long, table), and of course a great meal. These dinners are Jim’s chance to cook a little more creatively and spontaneously, although he’s already thinking about his … Continue reading

Spring Dinner Series at The Canal House

Spring Dinner Series at The Canal House

Avid fans of the Canal House Cooking series (and the Canal House Cooks Every Day big red book) won’t want to miss this chance to enjoy a series of spring family-style dinner at the Canal House, put on by the extraordinary (really!) Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton. Here’s your chance to dine in the studio where…well, where the magic … Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

I recently got an email from Tre Piani chef/owner Jim Weaver with his recipe for a 6-hour Berkshire Pork Roast. It sounded wonderful, so I post it below. If the Tuscan roast baby pig I enjoyed there at Thanksgiving is any indication, this, too will be delicious. Continue reading

Dîner Inn Blanc

Dîner Inn Blanc

You won’t want to delay signing up for this very special community event! Princeton residents are invited to join students of Princeton University’s Forbes College and Whitman College for the best bargain in town: the second annual “Dîner Inn Blanc” under twinkling lights. “This dinner is all about community of the table,” said Fran McManus, … Continue reading

Guest Chefs and Artisans at elements

Guest Chefs and Artisans at elements

Elements Chef Scott Anderson launches his summer “Chefs & Craftsmen” series on May 17, teaming up top cooks and artisans from coast to coast, right here in Princeton. “My team and I wanted put together dinners that honor masters of their crafts—from chefs around the country that I have to utmost respect for, to fermentation experts, and … Continue reading