Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an invitation-only event at Chakra as the popular Paramus restaurant begins celebrating its tenth anniversary. Beautiful Chakra, which I describe as “South Beach meets Marrakesh,” was transformed into a walk-around food haven, buzzing with top New Jersey chefs, members of the media and longtime patrons of the restaurant.
To continue the tenth anniversary celebration, Executive Chef/Partner Thomas Ciszak is for three days, April 29 to May 1, putting his own spin on old Chakra favorites. Each of these dishes will be priced at $20.04 and include dishes like Skate Wings with fennel, capers and lemon vinaigrette, Coconut Shrimp with mango chili sauce and Short Ribs of Beef with glazed cipollini onions and mousseline potatoes. Both of the appetizers and the Dark Chocolate Tartufo with black perigord truffle will be served for the table to share. The full regular menu will also be available.
Also, during the three-day anniversary celebration, General Manager and Beverage Director Evelyn Ciszak, will pull some special older wines that are not typically poured by the glass, many from the 2004 vintage, from the cellar to serve by the glass for $20.04. Also all wines by the bottle from the 2004 vintage will be 20.04% off.
Chakra 10th Anniversary Menu – April 29 to May 1, each item $20.04:
APPETIZERS (for the table)
Oyster Platter – ginger, lemon, soy caviar
Coconut Shrimp – mango chili sauce
Short Ribs of Beef – glazed cipollini onions, mousseline potatoes
Skate Wings – fennel, capers, lemon vinaigrette
Brick Chicken – confit lemon, garlic, rosemary
DESSERT (for the table)
Dark Chocolate Tartufo – black perigord truffle
Wine Specials – ALL 2004 vintage wines by the bottle are 20.04% off, wines by the glass $20.04
Blend, Scubla Pomédes 2004, Friuli
Chardonnay, Varner Amphitheater Block 2004, Santa Cruz
Chenin Blanc, Nicolas Joly Clos de la Bergerie 2005, Savennières
Merlot, Côte Bonneville DuBrul Vineyard 2004, Yakima Valley
Refosco, Antico Broilo 2004, Friuli
Gevrey-Chambertin, Dominique Gallois 2008, Côte d’Or
Seating is limited for the 3-day celebration so call right away for a reservation.
144 W. Rt 4
Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie: Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie Insider, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews and insight into the travel industry of which she’s a 15-year veteran. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.