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Restaurant Hunter from FiOS1 News Reviews Two Westfield Restaurants: Chez Catherine & Limani Seafood Grill

Restaurant Hunter from FiOS1 News Reviews Two Westfield Restaurants: Chez Catherine & Limani Seafood Grill

Emmy winner Christine Sloan searches for the best eats in New Jersey. Her segment airs Thursdays at 8pm on Verizon FiOS1 News. On january 18, 2018 she aired a Westfield segment and reviewed two of our Downtown restaurants. 

"French Cuisine with a Flair" 

Watch what Restaurant Hunter had to say about Chez Catherine (431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011). She talks with French owner Stephane Bocket about his intimate restaurant, escargot, dover sole filleted tableside, his mother's chocolate mousse, and chef Christine's Grand Marnier souffle. Watch it here: www.fios1news.com/newjersey/restaurant-hunter-chez-catherine-westfield

"Flavorful Dishes at Limani Seafood Grill" 

Check out this awesome segment on Flavorful Dishes at Limani Seafood Grill (235 North Avenue W., 908.233.0052). It features Limani's flavorful Greek dishes (including their Shrimp Santorini) and showcases owners George and Vasilia Vastardis. Watch it here:  

www.fios1news.com/newjersey/restaurant-hunter-limani-seafood-grill-westfield 

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February Food & Wine

February Food & Wine

 

Now Delivering: Sweet Waters Steak House

Sweet Waters is partnering with Doordash to bring Sweet Waters Steak House straight to your door! They will be offering delivery of all of their dining options very soon. Stay tuned for details. Sweet Waters will also be releasing a new Happy Hour menu -- Happy Hour is Monday-Friday, 3-6pm with 1/2 price drinks, appetizers and a special bar menu. 43 Elm St., 908.317.2599. www.sweetwatersnj.com 


Weekend Buffet at Duke's Delhi
Duke's Deli is making alot of changes in their decor. Bring a friend to Duke's Weekend Buffet: Buy one buffet meal, get the 2nd buffet FREE! Eat in only. Plus, enjoy 10% off all online pickup orders thru their website and 20% off all catering orders (Min 20 people). Free Samplers and taste-drives everyday. 339 South Ave. W., 908.232.4040. www.Dukesdelhi.com  

Free Meals for Kids on Tuesdays at The Salad House
Join The Salad House for "Family Night" every Tuesday! Kids 12 and under eat free after 5pm. (Offer valid for dine in only.) Known as a fast, casual restaurant specializing in freshly-prepared customized and signature salads made to order from quality, wholesome, delicious ingredients, The Salad House offers health-conscious comfort food for your time-starved day. 113 Quimby St., 908.233.2467. www.thesaladhouse.com 

Wednesday Specials at Patricia & Paul
In honor of National Heart Health Month, Patricia & Paul invites you to stock up on their nutritious Olive Oil and Balsamics every Wednesday during their Buy 3 get 1 free special. Buy any 3 oils or balsamic and get 1 of the same size free! What better way to improve your health while creating delicious meals for you and your family. 20 Elm St., 908.232.EVOO (3866). www.Patriciaandpaul.com 

Party Space: Ferraro's Restaurant

Ferraro's 3rd floor grand ballroom is 100 percent up and running and they are booking parties! They are ready to host all your special occasions from Sweet 16 to small intimate weddings. Contact events coordinators at 908.232.1105 or email events@ferrarosrestaurant.com. 8 Elm St., www.ferrarosrestaurant.com 

 

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Dine Out Westfield - Downtown Westfield's Annual Prix Fixe Culinary Event with Fresh New Options 

Dine Out Westfield - Downtown Westfield's Annual Prix Fixe Culinary Event with Fresh New Options 

Attention foodies! This year Dine Out Westfield will be held Sunday, February 25 - Thursday, March 8, 2018. 

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) sponsors Dine Out Westfield to celebrate local dining at affordable prices. Participating restaurants offer two or more course prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants' menus will be published in advance (when available) for review before making a reservation. This event spans two weeks, with Friday and Saturday excluded. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

Dine Out Westfield is an annual culinary event with various wine and liquor options. Participating restaurants with liquor licenses will be making recommendations for wines, beers and cocktails along with their food menus. Several wineries sell wines by the bottle in a handful of our restaurants. Local liquor stores NosVino and The Liquor Basket are making wine recommendations for other BYOB restaurants and are offering discounts for sales by the bottle. NosVino will even deliver wine bottles tableside to those who order in advance! 

This event offers diners great deals on tasty prix fixe lunch and dinner menus with unique and varied offerings. Prices and number of courses vary by restaurant, so diners are encouraged to browse the list and find one that fits their appetite and budget before calling the restaurant directly for reservations.

Many thanks to Mayor Brindle's Media Council for creating the wonderful Dine Out Westfield video!

See the list of participating restaurants and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below. Don't forget to post your dining photos on Instagram #dineoutwestfield. Bon Appetit!

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Valentine's Day Essential Gifts

Valentine's Day Essential Gifts

Look no further than Downtown Westfield for the perfect gift for those important people in your life on Valentine's Day. Here are some of the best places to get the essentials. Show your love for your Valentine and our downtown businesses at the same time!

Flowers: 

  • Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique - 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393
  • Flower Art by Design Contempo - 103 Prospect St., 908.301.0300 
  • The Green Room - 605 South Ave. W., 908.518.0400

Chocolates: 

  • Brummer's Chocolates - 125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904 
  • The Chocolate Bar -112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000
  • Kilwins - 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476 

Champagne: 

  • NosVino - 127 Central Ave., 232.5050
  • The Liquor Basket - 115 Quimby St., 908.232.1900 
  • Trader Joe's - 155 Elm St., 908.301.0910
  • Westfield Wine & Liquors - 276 North Ave. E., 908.232.1133

Jewelry: 

  • Adler's Jewelers - 219 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900
  • Alex and Ani - 299 E. Broad St., 908.264.8157
  • Bridget's Irish Cottage - 15 E. Broad St.. 908.789.0909
  • The Farmhouse Store - 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444
  • The French Martini - 41 Elm St., 917.532.5776 
  • Gordin & Sons Jewelers - 135 E. Broad St., 908.232.0736
  • Juxtapose Gallery - 58 Elm St., 908.232.3278
  • Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600
  • N & C Jewelers - 102 Quimby St., 908.233.3380 
  • Robert Anthony Jewelry - 254 E. Broad St., 908.317.5800 
  • Tamar Jewelry - 55 Elm St., 908.317.0180

Lingerie: 

  • Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600
  • Victoria's Secret - 233 E. Broad St., 908.518.0859

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Cakes/Cookies: 

  • Bovella's Pastry Shoppe - 101 E. Broad St. 908.232.4149 
  • Carlo's Bakery - 21 E. Broad St., 908.228.5525
  • Tutti Baci Italian Bakery & Deli - 401 South Ave. W., 908.317.9200

Dinner Reservations: 

  • See the Food & Wine section in this issue for ideas, or view a complete list of restaurants.
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Food & Wine
Italian food, gelato and steaks -- there are some delicious things to eat in the new year.

 

Brick Oven
It's Brick Oven's 25th Anniversary and for the month of January they are offering a special menu for lunch and dinner. Monday through Thursday enjoy a 4-course dinner for $25 and lunch for $10. See the special menu here. 117 Quimby St., 908.317.9500. 
 
Omaha Steaks
Omaha steaks is having a great promotion in January: Get 50%* off Storewide from January 10 to January 21! Plus, save even more on their doorbuster special up to 75% off!. (*Savings are over aggregated single item base price.) 131 E. Broad St., 908.654.0055. 
 
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Turning Point Restaurants' Founder Receives Industry’s Highest Honor

Turning Point Restaurants' Founder Receives Industry’s Highest Honor

Kirk Ruoff, founder and owner of the The Turning Point restaurants received the Golden Plate Award 2017 from New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association at the 37th Annual Awards Gala. The event presented awards to the state’s best and the brightest professionals at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City in November.

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Food & Wine: Seasonal & Savory

Food & Wine: Seasonal & Savory

There are many downtown Westfield restaurants offering seasonal menus, wine dinners and happy hours. Many have also received great accolades in the press.

Feast Catering is Offering a Full Thanksgiving Catering Menu 

Whether you want to order the entire dinner or just need help with elements of it, they have you covered. Place your orders by November 18 for your Thanksgiving feast and your order will be ready Wednesday, November 22 between 1-4pm. Call or stop in. See the full menu here and on their website. 27 Elm St., 908.654.0045. www.feastcateringwestfield.com

Casa di Pizza has a Holiday Catering Menu

Let Casa cook your Thanksgiving meal entirely or simply supplement your efforts. Their holiday catering menu is now available on their website and offers both main dishes and sides. From stuffed turkey breast to roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta, Casa offers half (for 6-8 people) or full trays (18-20 people). 50 Elm St., 908.654.3232. www.casadipizzawestfield.com/cateringmenu.html  

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Seasonal Food & Wine

Seasonal Food & Wine

Xocolatz is Remodeling

On October 19, Xocolatz will be unveiling their newly remodeled space! Enjoy the same location, same delicious food, same friendly service, in a new atmosphere. Join them for complimentary wine tasting during dinner 6pm-8pm from their friends at Old York Cellars.  235 Elmer St., 908.232.3962. www.xocolatznj.com 

Turning Point Restaurant Owner Wins Gold

Congratulations to Kirk Ruoff (Turning Point owner) who won the Gold Plate Award from the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association. This site announces the winners! 137 Central Ave., 908.264.8180.

Seasonal Balsamics at Patricia & Paul

Fall in love with the flavors of Autumn...Patricia & Paul has a wide variety of nutritious and delicious Extra-Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamics that is guaranteed to take any recipe to the next level. All month they will be featuring some of their favorite seasonal balsamics including red apple, cinnamon pear, and Vermont maple along with their mushroom sage, rosemary, garlic, and Tuscan herb oils. The team at Patricia & Paul will be happy to share recipes and tips for pairing, drizzling, dipping, marinating and sautéing. 20 Elm St., 908.232.EVOO (3866). www.Patriciaandpaul.com  

Seasonal Salads at The Salad House of Westfield

The Salad House has launched an all new menu packed with both seasonal and classic flavors. Chopped salad additions include the 'Black & Bleu' with pasture raised Angus steak and the 'Reel Love' with grilled ahi tuna, or create your own from 75+ fresh ingredients. Don't forget to try some of their housemade dressings and soup! Other new dishes include the Sweet Heat sandwich, the Sun Daze wrap, Housemade guac & chips, and Buffalo Poppers. And if you are looking to refresh your catering options, the Salad House is ready to deliver fresh vibes your way. 113 Quimby St., 908-233-2467. www.thesaladhouse.com 

NosVino Celebrates Fall

NosVino has great pairings for delicious Fall cuisine. The October Wine Club at NosVino is all about "BYO Selects," their favorite and most versatile food-friendly wines to accompany indoor and outdoor dining at the many BYO restaurants in town. Stop by for the BYO Selects wine tasting on Saturday, October 14 from 2pm-5pm. 127 Central Ave, 908-232-5050. www.nosvino.com 

 

Sweets:

Autumn Flavors at Morano Gelato 

Morano Gelato launched its autumn flavors, which include seasonal fruit such as apple, pear and pumpkin. Special gelato flavors include Apple Cider sorbet, Caramel Apple, and Pear and Red Wine. Also on tap for the season is Hot Spiced Apple Cider - made with apple cider fresh-pressed at a New Jersey apple orchard. This cider is infused with cinnamon and other spices to provide a flavorful pick-me-up for cooler autumn days. Stop in and try some! 116 Elm St., 908.228.2150. www.moranogelato.com

Fudge Making at Kilwins

Kilwins is offering fudge making classes! Come make fudge, dip an apple or your favorite item in their amazing chocolate. Share some fun with your family or friends. Call for more information.

9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.kilwins.com/westfield

New Fall Flavors at The Chocolate Bar

Stop in to taste the new fall gelato flavors at The Chocolate Bar, including 'Toble', which features the delicious and velvety smooth combination of chocolate, orange and Torrone grains (an Italian nougat candy). Also, come in to vote in their flavor contest. These flavors are designed by customers and voted on by customers like you! The Chocolate Bar has narrowed it down to the top five flavors for which customers can vote! 112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000. www.thechocolatebarwestfield.com 

Pumpkin Pie Lattes at Ahrre's Coffee Roastery

Ahrre's has Spiced Pumpkin Pie Latte! Enjoy the flavor of the season in a cup or take a pound of Spiced Pumpkin Pie Coffee Beans home. Both are available until November 17. Plus, they always offer brewed 'coffee of the day' at half price 5pm-6pm Weekdays. 104 Elm St., 908.232.7977. www.ahrre.com  

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Food & Wine Latest News

Food & Wine Latest News
Fiamma is on NJ.com's list of NJ's best pizzerias!
Of the 50 semi-finalists, half were selected by Pete Genovese of nj.com based on his years of eating pizza across the state. This is one of NJ's best showdowns. Congrats to Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza for being one of Pete's top picks. 108 Quimby St., 908.654.0400.  Read more....

** Fiamma Photo Contest: DWC has teamed up with Fiamma to sponsor a photo contest on Instagram and give away $100! Just post your favorite Fiamma dish photos to #fiammapizza during the month of September for a chance to win a $100 Fiamma gift card! Contest ends September 30 and winner to be announced.

 

Ferraro's is Expanding their 3rd Floor
Ferraro's Restaurant of Westfield is under construction to build out their third floor to accommodate larger parties and events. Previously empty space, their liquor license now allows for a ballroom. Ferraro's will be well equipped on their new level for your next private or corporate party! 14 Elm St., 908.232.1105. www.ferrarosrestaurant.com 

Thursday Night BOGO at Kilwins

Kilwins is extending their family night thru September. Every Thursday night from 5pm until closing, buy a double or single scoop ice cream and get a second single scoop free!! 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476.  www.Kilwins.com/westfield 

 

Savory Spice Shop Launches New Chicharron Salt  
Savory Spice is now offering Chicharron Salt, a combination salt with ground pork rinds and spices to give a delicious porkiness to anything you shake it on! Sprinkle on grilled meats or veggies, French fries, popcorn, or salads. Great for encrusting white fish or adding flavor to breadcrumb toppings. Use it to add body to broths and soups. It's also perfect for taking desserts in an unexpected direction. 138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947. www.savoryspiceshop.com 
 
Tequila Tasting at NosVino
Join NosVino Friday, September 15th from 5pm-8pm for free tequila tasting! Tequila Ocho is the first tequila to designate both the year it was produced and the precise field from which the agave was harvested as is done with fine wines. Each estate or "rancho" produces a limited amount of agave, so each vintage of Ocho is both rare and collectable. Taste and learn with them, just in time for the Mexican celebration of Grito de Dolores! 127 Central Ave., 908.232.5050. www.nosvino.com 
New Flavors at Emack & Bolio's Westfield
Stop in to try their new flavors: Malted whoppers and Dough (Malted ice cream with whoppers and cookie dough), Triple Raspberry Truffle (Raspberry ice cream, raspberry swirl and raspberry truffles), Gabba Gabba Goobah (Chocolate ice cream, marsh "mellow" swirl and chocolate covered peanuts, and the new s'moreo favorite, Toasted S'moreo (Toasted marsh "mellow" ice cream, graham cracker swirl and Oreos.  
258 E Broad St., 908.228.3967.
 
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Chez Catherine: A New Touch on a French Classic

Chez Catherine: A New Touch on a French Classic

Westfield NJ -- A new wine cellar and tasting room for private parties, a summer menu, a renovated dining room, new owners and a new chef….. This is what you can expect at Chez Catherine in Westfield NJ, a restaurant known as one of New Jersey’s top destinations since 1979 for classic French cuisine.

Former maître d'hôtel, now restaurateur Stephan Bocket and his business partner Michael Cowan recently purchased this renowned restaurant and have invigorated the Westfield staple in many ways, including a fresh staff headed by Executive Chef Christine Migton.

The grand re‐opening showcases a fresh and elegant European feel to its dining room with a plaster stone effect on the walls, a beautiful coffered ceiling with elegant lighting, all creating a warm comfortable ambiance.

The new menu offers many classic dishes including Dover Sole prepared tableside and other enticing new dishes prepared by Executive Chef Migton. The wild, whole Dover Sole is sautéed in brown butter with fresh lemon juice and is delicious and simple. For dessert, the soufflés are superb and come in a variety of seasonal flavors including hazelnut, mango, lemon and Grand Marnier. Seasonal menus are always changing. Don’t miss their mid-week lunch special (Tuesday – Friday) featuring two-courses for $25.

The wine cellar and tasting room downstairs can accommodate private parties up to 20 people with prix fixe menus. A fresco painted wall and wine bottle storage displays make for an intimate and sophisticated event space.

Chez Catherine has its own special monthly events as well, such as wine dinners and a Bastille Day celebration in July. Subscribe to their mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

Owner Stephan Bocket brings 32 years of hospitality experience into this new venture. Stephan has worked alongside many renowned chefs and restaurateurs including Chef Alain Ducasse in both Paris and New York. It is with these experiences that Stephan brings a heightened level of consistency to the operations of the Chez Catherine creating an extraordinary experience with impeccable service.

Executive Chef Christine Migton started her career at Chez Catherine in 2003 as a Chef Tourant and has honed her culinary skillset at some of New Jersey’s best restaurants before her recent return to Chez Catherine’s kitchen as Sous Chef. Now elevated to Executive Chef, Christine brings traditional classic French cuisine to a new generation of sophisticated diners.

Call for reservations at this reimagined classic. You won’t be disappointed. Free self-parking is provided on the premises.

431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011.  www.chezcatherine.com 

Photo:  Executive Chef Christine Migton and Co-owner Stephan Bocket welcome diners to a new renovated Chez Catherine. Photo courtesy of Chez Catherine.

 

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