Tagged with Blue Bottle Cafe

June Best Bites

June Best Bites

It was a tasty month, starting with strawberries (jam and shortcake) and ending with blueberries (jam). I had enjoyed Nomad’s soppressata pizza with a drizzle of honey, so I did the same with this Trader Joe’s uncured pepperoni pizza. Until now I didn’t even like pepperoni, because it was neon orange, harsh, and so greasy. But the higher-quality uncured … Continue reading

August Best Bites

August Best Bites

Even though it was the third hottest August on record (worst one since 1980), I had a great month, culinarily speaking, with some wonderful dinners out and about, including the Wednesday prix fixe at Blue Bottle Café (five fabulous courses for $55), and a preview tasting menu at elements’ new location downtown. I already posted … Continue reading

Hopewell Valley Restaurant Week debuts Feb 22-28

Hopewell Valley Restaurant Week debuts Feb 22-28

It’s hard to miss the fact that Hopewell and the surrounding area has become quite the dining destination. But if you’re playing catch-up when it comes to exploring the delicious options in the area (which includes Pennington), be sure to enjoy a meal or two during Hopewell Valley’s first restaurant week, with special menus on offer … Continue reading

Upcoming Fundraisers for Foodies

Upcoming Fundraisers for Foodies

Thing are gearing up for fall, so be sure to check out these culinary events – each raises funds for a worthy non-profit cause: September 15 charity dinner at the Blue Bottle Café benefits the White Aisle Foundation, fighting melanoma: Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:00pm Hors D’oeuvres, Champagne and Silent Auction 6:00pm Dinner Seating Wine … Continue reading

Meringue & Marjolaine

The kid in me loves meringue.  This big one, with cocoa in it, is from Whole Foods Market; they often have them in the bakery, and I can see splitting them and topping them with berries for a summer dessert, much like a Pavlova. (Sometimes Rory Philipson at Blue Bottle Cafe in Hopewell has a Pavlova … Continue reading

Bring on the Bubbly!

Here are some great ways to spend New Year’s Eve, plus a pre-New Year’s Eve dinner in Trenton that is part of Patriot’s Week – Dinner with Ben Franklin 12/29 @ 4 p.m. Settimo Cielo, 17 East Front St. Exactly what was Ben Franklin thinking during this historic time? Find out as his story is … Continue reading