Updated: Oct 27, 2020
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. Assuming those words are true (and since The Great Gatsby was required reading in high school English, we'll assume they are), there's lots of living to be done in in The Garden State starting right now. As of this weekend hoody season is officially upon us, autumn foliage is reaching its peak, Rutgers won their first Big 10 football game in three years, and all of our cool weather dishes are back in stock in Far Hills and Basking Ridge.
To get in the proper mindset for another fall in the 908, we thought we'd share some of our favorite cool weather dishes so you can get busy living. Best of all, each of these dishes are available on our online menus for Basking Ridge and Far Hills. If you have favorites of your own that we've missed, let us know in the comments!
Stuffed Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
"On a cold night, I like having the stuffed chicken with our mashed postatoes and brown gravy. It's like having a mini Thanksgiving feast. It warms the soul."
Beef Barley Soup with Pecorino Romano Cheese and Whole Wheat Panella Bread
"For me, it's our Beef Barley Soup with pecorino romano cheese and a charred crusty whole wheat panella bread from Calandra's Bakery. It takes the chill out of my bones and distributes warmth in my heart."
Slow-Cooked Chuck Beef, Mashed Potatoes, and Charred Brussel Sprouts
"Eating this feels like being wrapped in a weighted meat blanket. Plus, my grandfather Amos was a bad, bad man who made a mean pot roast, and he would have eaten this like there was no tomorrow."
Chicken Pot Pie
"The crust on our chicken pot pie tastes like candy and if the sound of everyone you've ever loved saying they're proud of you were a flavor, it would be the gravy. One of my favorite musicians Zack Deputy performs a song that's just him wailing on a guitar and singing the words Chicken Pot Pie for four minutes. Every time I sink a fork in our chicken pot pie I'm reminded the song deserves to be way longer."