19 Nov 2009 06:53 am

Come celebrate the 2009 release of the classic French Beaujolais Nouveau wine available this Thursday, November 19th at Marché Bacchus. In addition to the regular menu, Chef Jean Paul Labadie will be offering a special three-course Beaujolais Nouveau dinner menu that includes a starter, entrée, dessert and glass of 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau wine all for $39.99 (does not include tax or gratuity).

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November 19th - Beaujolais Nouveau Menu includes:

FIRST COURSE

Winter Greens and Marinated Goat Cheese, Tossed in a Red Wine

Vinaigrette with Mixed Olives & Pickled Peppers

SECOND COURSE

Traditional French Cassoulet

DESSERT

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Each meal also includes a glass of 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau wine


10 Nov 2009 10:47 am

Best-selling cookbook author and chef Lidia Bastianich hosts

exclusive book signing inside Carnevino at The Palazzo

 

WHAT:          

Beloved television chef, cookbook author and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich will host an exclusive book signing for her newest debut, Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes inside Carnevino at The Palazzo. The cookbook focuses on the regional cooking of the lesser known parts of Italy- Molise, Liguria, Umbria, Abruzzo, Calabria, Valle d’Aosta, Le Marche, Trentino Alto Adige, Basilcata, and Sardinia- and explores hidden treasures in the well-known gastronomic domains of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. The authentic recipes Lidia finds are created from her intimate connections with native Italians who produce the finest ingredients and products the country has to offer.

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All inclusive tickets are $60 per person and include a cookbook, passed appetizers and Sparkling Italian Wine. Guests may purchase tickets by calling 702.266.9971 or by emailing events@moltovegas.com.

WHEN:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Carnevino

The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHO:

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Her cookbooks include Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy and Lidia’s Italy - both companion books to the Emmy-nominated television series, Lidia’s Italy, as well as Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia’s Italian- American Kitchen, Lidia’s Italian Table and La Cucina di Lidia.

 Lidia is the chef/owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants — Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s in Pittsburgh and Kansas City. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions including Lidia’s Italy. In addition, Lidia has developed her own line of specialty sauces that are sold at discriminating retail establishments nationally. Together with her son Joseph, she produces award-winning wines at their Bastianich Vineyards in Friuli and their La Mozza Vineyards in Maremma, Italy. For more information, please visit www.lidiasitaly.com.


09 Nov 2009 11:59 am

Sommelier Smackdown, the spirited wine pairing competition and dinner hosted by NIOS restaurant and wine bar, returns next Tuesday, Nov 17.  For this latest battle of the grapes, NIOS’ master sommelier Emily Wines will defend her impressive winning streak (4-0) against one of the city’s most formidable wine heavyweights, Hristo Zisovski, chef sommelier at Jean Georges.  The contestants will deftly pair their wine selections with NIOS’ three-course market-driven menu, including Butter Poached Oysters with Pork Belly, Caviar and Uni; Slow Cooked Duck Breast with Bacon and “Pastrami” jus; and Tempura Pears with Goat Milk Sorbet.  Diners will vote on their favorite pairings and the winner takes home the Sommelier Smackdown championship belt and the bragging rights that accompany it.

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Sommelier Smackdown

Date: Tuesday, November 17,2009

Time: Cocktails start at 6:30pm; dinner starts at 7:00pm 

 Cost: $55

 Location: NIOS restaurant and wine bar, adjacent to Kimpton’s The Muse New York hotel, located at

130 West 46th Street

(between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Reservations: For reservations, please call the restaurant at (212) 485-2999


03 Nov 2009 07:37 am

All of November

To celebrate their 5 year anniversary this month, all of their dinner guests will receive a complimentary after-dinner drink & mignardise,

as their way of saying MERCI!

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FYI, they have a large screen TV and they will have all of the World Series baseball games playing in the restaurant (with the volume off)

 

Thursday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Day

They will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 12 - 6 pm.  They also have a vegetarian option.

3 Course Prix Fixe Menu: Eat in $38 p.p./Takeout: $30 p.p.

Children under 12 years old - Eat in $20/Takeout $15.

For more details and information, click on:  http://bistro61.com/menu_section/holiday.pdf

 

 

 

Bistro61, 1113 First Avenue @ 61st Street, NYC, Tel. 212.223.6220


02 Nov 2009 04:24 am

Restaurant Week Menus*

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STARTERS

L.I. SEAFOOD CHOWDER

clams, mussels, cioppino broth

ORGANIC FIELD GREENS

pears, goat cheese, pecans, honey-balsamic vinaigrette

PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED SHRIMP

porcini risotto, white truffle oil

MAIN COURSES

HORSERADISH CRUSTED COD

roast garlic mashed potatoes, crispy leeks, chive oil

SLICED FLAT IRON STEAK

potato-spinach hash, crispy shallots, red wine sauce*

LEMON-HERB MARINATED FREE RANGE CHICKEN

wild mushroom polenta, pan ‘gravy’, baby vegetables

SWEETS

CHOCOLATE-VANILLA TORTE

crème anglaise, chocolate sauce, chantilly cream

APPLE-PECAN CAKE

vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, apple chip

CLASSIC CRÈME BRULEE

orange compote, madeleine

*During Restaurant Week, for those who prefer a wider choice, The Plaza Café offers a second Prix Fixe option at $49.95.

 

 

 

STARTERS

 

PUMPKIN-LOBSTER BISQUE

butter poached lobster, chervil

 

SMOKED SALMON NAPOLEON

celery root chips, pear-celery root remoulade, cider glaze

 

GRILLED PORTOBELLO

crunchy arugula salad, balsamic glaze

 

 

MAIN COURSES

 

SOY-ACACIA HONEY MARINATED BLACK COD

edamame puree, yuzu beurre blanc, sautéed edamame

 

PLAZA CAFÉ’S LOBSTER & SHRIMP ‘SHEPHERD’S PIE’

local lobster, shrimp, lobster mushrooms, corn, fall vegetables, chive-potato crust

 

JURGIELEWICZ FARMS DUCK ‘TWO WAYS’

sliced breast, barbequed leg confit, chili corn crepe, local tomato-corn salsa

 

 

DESSERTS

 

PEAR-ALMOND CRISP

ginger ice cream

 

GRANDMA’S VALRHONA CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE

cappuccino ice cream, chocolate-praline tuile, crème anglaise

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

strawberry marmalade crust, white chocolate ice cream


 
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