EDGE takes you inside the area’s most creative kitchens.
Paragon Tap & Table • Bacon Wrapped Pork
77 Central Ave. • CLARK
(732) 931-1776 • paragonnj.com
I like to take traditional items such as pork and ravioli and create dishes such as Bacon Wrapped Pork tenderloin with Wild Mushrooms. Pair it with an award-winning craft beer or craft cocktail and see why were recognized by NJ.com as one of the region’s hottest restaurants.
— Eric B. LeVine, Chef/Partner
BoulevardFive72 • Seared Day Boat Scallop
572 Boulevard • KENILWORTH
(908) 709-1200 • boulevardﬁve72.com
Seared Day Boat Scallop, served with a Green Lentil Daube, Applewood Smoked Bacon Lardons, and Herbed Caper Butter. This has been a signature dish at Boulevard Five72 since we ﬁrst opened. Over the years, our Scallops has been one of my most satisfying items to prepare.
— Scott Snyder, Chef/Owner
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse • Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon
1230 Route 22 West • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 518-9733 • partyonthegrill.com
We prepare a crusted 8-ounce ﬁlet mignon served with gingered spinach, shitake mushrooms, and a tempura onion ring.
Daimatsu • Crab Avocado Salad
860 Mountain Ave. • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 233-7888 • daimatsusushibar.com
One of my favorite creations—I prepare something different every week—Crab Avocado Salad features snow crab, chipotle jelly, avocado, cilantro, lime soy dressing with yuzu citrus foam and caviar on top.
— Momo, Chef
Publick House • Pan Roasted Salmon
899 Mountain Ave. • MOUNTAINSIDE
(908) 233-2355 • publickhousenj.com
Our pan roasted salmon is one of our best selling entrees. Seared to give it a beautiful crispy skin, it is paired with roasted ﬁngerlings, rock shrimp, chopped red peppers, cream, and saffron. The juxtaposition of textures and ﬂavors really makes for an unforgettable dish.
— Bernie Goncalves, Owner
Luciano’s Ristorante & Lounge • Warm Goat Cheese Salad
1579 Main Street • RAHWAY
(732) 815-1200 • lucianosristorante.com
The warm goat cheese salad with tender greens and a mulled cabernet dressing and toasted pine nuts is a signature appetizer at Luciano’s, where fresh ingredients and personable service in a beautiful Tuscan décor create a ﬁne dining experience. Our menus are seasonally inﬂuenced to feature the best of what’s available in the market.
— Joseph Mastrella, Executive Chef/Partner
Morris Tap & Grill • Herb Chicken with fresh Gnocchi
500 Route 10 West • RANDOLPH
(973) 891-1776 • morristapandgrill.com
Herb chicken with fresh gnocchi and house sausage ﬁnished with red wine garlic demi. This dish is a perfect example of how my team and I create fun and stylish food, and why we have received accolades for the last 4 ½ years from every major New Jersey dot-com and magazine.
— Eric B LeVine, Chef/Partner
Boulevard Seafood Company • Sautéed Black Sea Bass
49 West Main Street • SOMERVILLE
(908) 722-0600 • boulevardseafoodcompany.com
Our Sautéed Black Sea Bass sits atop asparagus, ﬁnished with a black olive & caper vinaigrette. This is one example of the simple preparations we use that let the quality of our locally sourced seafood shine.
— Scott Snyder, Chef/Owner
Spirit: Social Eatery and Bar • Jersey Breakfast Bar Pie
250 Morris Ave. • SPRINGFIELD
(973) 258-1600 • mclynns.com
Get in the Spirit! Our Jersey Breakfast Bar Pie features potatoes, Taylor ham, cheddar cheese and onions. It doesn’t get more Jersey than that!
— Mark Houlker, Chef
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse • Volcano Roll
23A Nelson Avenue • STATEN ISLAND, NY
(718) 966-9600 • partyonthegrill.com
Hot-out-of-the-oven, crab, avocado and cream cheese rolled up and topped with a mild spicy scallop salad.
Galloping Hill Caterers
Galloping Hill Road and Chestnut Street • UNION
(908) 686-2683 • gallopinghillcaterers.com
Galloping Hill Caterers has been an incredible landmark for nearly sixty years. We pride ourselves in delivering “over the top” cuisine, impeccable service and outstanding attention to detail. That is the hallmark of our success! Simply, an unforgettable experience. Pictured here is one of our crepes ﬂambé that really creates lots of excitement!
— George Thomas, Owner
The Garden Restaurant • Top Sirloin Baseball Cut Steak
943 Magie Avenue • UNION
(908) 558-0101 • gardenrestaurantnj.com
The Garden’s top sirloin baseball cut steak is deliciously prepared to set off every ﬂavor on the palette. Accompanied by our “sweeter than lobster” Nigerian jumbo tiger prawns, this butcher’s choice certiﬁed angus is served on our chef’s ﬁnest steak board to display the ﬂavor infusion accentuated with house made sweet peppercorn sauce. Served with a simple accompaniment of seasonal roasted vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes.
— Justin Massie, Executive Chef