Tagged with Mediterra

Cent’Anni at Dorothea’s House – Celebrate 100 Years on October 5

Cent’Anni at Dorothea’s House – Celebrate 100 Years on October 5

Dorothea’s House surely represents the best of Princeton. It was founded as a living memorial to Dorothea van Dyke McLane, a volunteer social worker who assisted Princeton’s newly arrived Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. (They likely included my maternal grandparents; I still have the deed to their house on Pine St. which they bought for … Continue reading

Lunch at Mediterra

Lunch at Mediterra

Shortly before holidays, I enjoyed an excellent staff lunch with my University colleagues at Mediterra. They worked up a prix fixe menu for us, based on some of the dishes from the dinner menu, and did a wonderful job. Here you see my Verlasso Salmon (a sustainably raised salmon), with tri-color caulaiflower and Swiss chard; it … Continue reading

Pi[e] Day Rules! (or measures…)

Got Pie?  As part of the 2011 Princeton Pi Day festivities, there is a pie-judging contest.  That takes place at the Nassau Inn on March 13, and your’s truly will be judging along with several other local culinary “luminaries”!  Home bakers should submit their family favorite pie recipe by March 1 to lillipies@yahoo.com.  Selected pies will be … Continue reading

Holidays & Gifts

Holidays are creeping up on us with their tiny cat feet, so here are some of the goings on that have arrived in my Inbox lately: I only wish I could celebrate my birthday (39 again!) at the American Museium of Natural History’s Wild Mushroom Harvest: Foraging Local Woods and Markets event on Tuesday (11/9), … Continue reading

Alice Waters and more

There are, as always, myriad food events on the horizon, so here goes: A series of ethnic food demonstrations are planned at various branches of the Asian Food Markets: Filipino food will be featured at the N. Plainfield store on Oct. 9 and 10, and on the same dates, in the Piscataway store, shoppers can sample … Continue reading

Dinner Theatre

What a great idea! No, not a meal served while a theatre production unfolds in front of you (eew), but a more civilized dinner-then-theatre match between two really good local restaurants and award-winning McCarter Theater, for a series of five plays during the 2010-2011 season. First you have a 5:30pm pre-theatre dinner at Mediterra or Eno Terra (it … Continue reading

From Argentina to Italy to Greece

So many events and so little time.  On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:00pm, Eno Terra in Kingston hosts a taste of Argentina and Bodega Norton wines. Chef Christopher Albrecht will serve light fare to accompany the wines.  $25.00 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Call Eno Terra for reservations (609) 497-1777. The very next evening (2/24), their … Continue reading

Guest Appearance

My sister-in-law’s cousin, Joe Zawistowski, has become a regular at our Christmas Eve dinners.  Joe is an architect, and he travels and eats out a lot with his (many) friends, so I always enjoy talking to him.  He lives north of Princeton, and gets to a lot of places that I don’t, so as we dined on delicious baked cod … Continue reading

Film for Foodies

The Princeton Public Library’s “Film for Foodies” series kicks off on November 10 with a screening of “Big Night” at 6:00pm.  “Big Night” is the movie set in New Jersey in the 1950s that made a classic over-the-top Italian dish, Timbale, famous.  (See a nice photo of one and recipe at The Hungrey Blogger.) Continuing … Continue reading

So many events, so little time

Encore Please! – Princeton HealthCare System’s October 21 Introduction to Korean Cuisine demonstration and tasting is fully subscribed, and at $10 per person, no surprise there!  BUT, if enough people ask, they’ll schedule an encore presentation. (Call 609.897.8980 to get on the waitlist for that.)  This event, and many others hosted by PHCS, is dedicated … Continue reading