Escape will host a charity-driven wine dinner at its Montclair location on February 26, at 7 p.m. Like its past charity dinners, this one will be co-hosted by a top New Jersey chef, Thomas Ciszak, of the popular Chakra in Paramus.
The dinner five-course, wine-paired dinner will benefit the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in Morristown. The center is dear to Escape chef and owner, Bryan Gregg, who utilized the facility during his own battle with cancer.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
Uni, rye, fermented radish “Korean style” – Chef Gregg
Foie Gras “Torte”, parsnip, pear, cacao dusted hazelnuts – Chef Ciszak
Pol Roger Brut “Reserve” NV
Scallops, celery root, black truffle – Chef Gregg
Benovia Russian River Chardonnay 2011
Arctic char, lardo, parsley root, beet butter – Chef Gregg
Bethel Heights “Estate” Eola-Hills, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Lamb Crepinette, green olive quinoa, braised radicchio, dehydrated garlic, aged balsamic – Chef Ciszak
Owen Row “The Keeper” Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc 2012
White Chocolate “cream of wheat,” pistachio, orange, young carrot foam – Chef Ciszak
Cascina Castle’t Moscato d’Asti 2012
The cost of the dinner is $95 per person. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go toward cancer research in New Jersey.
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