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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

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

Dinner at elements

Dinner at elements

It was a double-header celebration of my birthday and retirement. A most generous friend took me to elements in Princeton for a “twofer” dinner, and we went all-out, ordering a tasting menu, something I’ve always wanted to, but not had a chance to do there before (the whole table has to participate). If you are ever … Continue reading

Events galore and holiday dinner ingredients

Agricola is serving a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner that sounds scrumptious, and will surely start a new tradition in our area. Book early ($65 adults/$35 children), as I predict a lot of families will want to enjoy downtown Princeton on this holiday. Tre Piani has a full slate of holiday events (including a la carte TG … Continue reading

Not sharing. No way.

Check out this bag from elements restaurant in Princeton. When I could not finish my entrée there recently (delicious Griggstown chicken), manager Emilia Sparatta presented me with this take home bag that made my day (or evening).  Soft woven “fabric,” piped edges, cord handles.  You’d think I’d been to the toniest shop on Madison Avenue.  My friend … Continue reading

elements – awesome!

I just can’t resist somewhat scooping my own upcoming (12/26) Packet review of the new restaurant in town, elements.  Let’s just say I was very impressed with my recent dinner there, which included the Foie Gras Torchon appetizer at left.  Scott Anderson is in his – ouch! – element here, with a highly imaginative global … Continue reading