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Contents may 2016

FEATURES 50

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As Mom said, they’re the only pair you’ve got. Find out four problems to beware—and why.

We asked four top Bergen chefs “What is your favorite dish to prepare?” They share their secrets—and now you can serve up these meals at home.

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For better health, slow down and let all five senses savor your food.

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tools of the trade

Want to cook like a pro? Local chefs explain what you’ll need.

Where chefs shop

Eight Bergen chefs reveal their favorite ingredients and where they find them.

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Contents May

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DEPARTMENTS

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LOCAL BUZZ

You heard as a child that eating your greens was important. But they didn’t mention that it could be this much fun.

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County.

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health newS

Facts and insights you can use, including the impact calcium supplements can have on the development of kidney stones.

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Chokers in mixed metals with polished hardware will heat up your spring look.

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home front

The kitchen is food-prep central—and so much more. It deserves to be a place that lifts a family’s spirits.

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talk of the town

You’ll find the good life—and an easy-as-pie commute—in Ramsey.

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POWER FOOD

Loaded with nutrients, the almighty asparagus is a tasty veggie that you mustn’t miss.

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wine + spirits

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GATHERINGS

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Generally speaking, mothers are pretty sharp—just heading out to the car at brunchtime on that special day, yours will guess you’ve got something special in mind. But why not make your destination special too? To find three Bergen brunch spots good enough for Mom, we consulted the experts—that is, you! These three restaurants were voted tops by readers last year in our Best in Bergen survey: The Ivy Inn (268 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, 201.393.7699; ivyinn.com) features a two-course, prix-fixe Mother’s Day Brunch— along with a 12-and-under brunch menu that will delight the kids. Once a stagecoach inn and later a speakeasy, this charmingly restored 1870s-era building promises Mom an atmosphere of indulgence (and a chef who once worked at Sardi’s in New York). After all, ivy is a symbol of enduring love. With food equally tasty but a vibe a bit looser, Mason Jar (219 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, 201.529.2302; masonjar.com) offers a Sunday brunch menu with more than 80 food and dessert items served buffet-style, including brick-oven pizzas and barbecue specialties. Don’t miss its famous Bloody Marys and mimosas. Is Mom a connoisseur of skylines? If so, take her to Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar (2 Main St., Edgewater, 201.943.1900; havenedgewater.com). Just 20 feet from the Hudson, this restaurant has outdoor waterfront seating with a breathtaking view of Manhattan. Haven’s brunch menu boasts a selection of seasonal, locally sourced seafood that is sure to please. (For another great waterfront eatery with a view, a bit south of Bergen, see the item on page 24.)

What does mom REALLY want? Definitely not another “World’s Best Mom” mug, according to the female staff at Bergen Health & Life. Here’s what’s on their wish list for Mother’s Day this year. “Just to spend the day with my children and grandchildren. Two of my kids live on the West Coast so I don’t get to see everyone together very often.” —Annette Vanore, account executive “A relaxing day at the Fountain Spa in Ramsey. Every mother needs one once in a while!” —Bridget Juliano, account executive

“Spending the day down the Shore, where I can walk along the beach with my kids and just enjoy them.” —Mary Masciale, associate publisher “Afternoon tea at Harmony Tea Room in Westwood. It’s an annual tradition! The food is fantastic, and the setting is so inviting.” —Carol Bialkowski, managing editor

“A day with my kids on the beach—ideally in Southampton—listening to music without any social media. Absolute bliss!” —Maura Templeton, account executive “A multigenerational celebration because I’m lucky enough to have my mom around. So whether my son plans a BBQ or takes us out for lunch or dinner—anything’s fine as long as the ladies don’t have to lift a finger.” —Rita Guarna, editor in chief

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Fishing for something new Have you ever heard of tusk, European plaice, wolffish or blue ling? If you answered “no” you’re likely not alone. Each of these delectable fish can be found in Iceland’s cold waters—and in a little shop in Closter. Olafur and Maria Badrusson recently opened The Fish Dock in that town, selling fish that isn’t readily available in North Jersey. The couple grew up in a small village in Iceland, where they ate wild-caught fish daily; they decided to share their seafood secrets with North Jersey residents when they moved to Closter. The shop is stocked with fish from Iceland, except for shellfish, which is sourced in the U.S. All of its fish, which range from $12 to $21 per pound, are either wild-caught or bred in sustainable farms and are free of antibiotics or chemicals. Not keen on preparing your own fish dish? The shop also sells prepared meals such as fish burritos in a smoked tequila marinade or seared European plaice with fresh broccoli salad. The owners have also included some of their favorite easy-tofollow recipes on their website. So if you feel like branching out beyond familiar salmon and halibut, stop by The Fish Dock for some healthy protein like you’ve never tasted.

You’ll hit the culinary jackpot with a meal at Molos (1 Pershing Rd., Weehawken, 201.223.1200; molosrestaurant.com), a waterfront Greek seafood restaurant that features great food, great service and a great view. Owner Eliana Stefanitsis greets guests like they’re friends visiting for a home-cooked meal. In the dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the river. There’s a vast bar area in modern white with a black-and-white, basket-weave tile floor. Tables, too, are simple and stylish with crisp white linens. And what a meal! Of course, seafood is the star of this stylish eatery, where chef Gregory Zapantis, born on the Greek island of Kefalonia, presides. Before becoming executive chef at Molos a year and a half ago, he worked in several New York City eateries, including Thalassa, Trata and Estiatorio Milos. We feasted first on a perfectly prepared crab cake with just enough bread crumbs and an appetizer consisting of a cold salad of octopus, shrimp and squid. The medley was cooked to perfection with just the right blend of spices. I chose the Chilean Sea Bass Fricassée with Swiss chard, fingerling potatoes and lemon emulsion for my entree. My dining companion opted for the snapper filet, which was oven-roasted, then wrapped in parchment paper. The fish in both dishes was fresh, moist and very flavorful, though I admit to preferring mine. Molos has an extensive offering of Greek wines, and we opted for one suggested by our waiter. For dessert, we shared a trio of sweets: baklava, cheesecake and chocolate cake with ganache served with fresh fruit. They were all good, but we favored the nutty stickiness of the flaky Greek pastry. Molos is a perfect choice for a special night out or when you crave great fish. And you can’t beat the view! —Rita Guarna

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PUPPY LOVE

Dog: Rosie, 1 year old, Pekingese/Lhasa Apso mix Owners: The King family of Englewood: Margaret; Tim; Charlie, 9; and Emily, 5 Rosie was picked up at Pet ResQ in Tenafly last year and has been inseparable from Emily and Charlie ever since. She loves playing with the kids and waits by the door for them to get home from school. Says Margaret: “If you ever can’t find her, all you have to do is say ‘bacon’ and she high-tails it to the kitchen to get her favorite treat.” Think your furry friend is the cutest in Bergen County? Send us a picture of you and your pooch and we may publish it! Email editor@wainscotmedia.com.

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The dogs are on the loose Hot dogs on wheels? We’re in! Daniel DeMiglio, owner of Callahan’s, has added a second food truck for his popular North Jersey hot dog establishment—and it’s headed south. Beginning later this month, the new truck—sporting a stainlesssteel kitchen fully equipped with two deep fryers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator—will begin its coastal journey in South Jersey and continue through Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. But fear not; the original Callahan’s truck will continue selling its oversized hot dogs and freshly cut fries Tuesdays through Sundays through October 31 at Van Saun Park in Paramus. If you haven’t already, be sure to try one of these iconic Bergen County delicacies. You can track the trucks on the Callahan’s website and, of course, you can always order one (or two or three) of its award-winning hot dogs at its Norwood location. Callahan’s, 10 Broad St., Norwood, 844.468.3641; callahanshotdogs.com

It’s food fest time As spring brings warmer weather, there’s nothing like an outdoor festival to give your taste buds a new experience. Below are three of this month’s must-visit events with edibles. Don’t miss out! Sunday, May 1—Food Truck and Arts Festival, Academy of Holy Angels, Demarest: Enjoy delectable food from a variety of gourmet trucks and performances by the Academy of the Holy Angels’ vocal ensemble and other entertainers. Pre-sale tickets: $15 includes $15 in food vouchers; tickets at the door: $15 includes $10 in vouchers. Visit holyangels.org/foodtruck2016 for more info. Sunday, May 15—A Taste of Ramsey, Main Street train station: Bring your friends and family to the Relay for Life fundraiser and sample a selection of menu items from local restaurants and caterers under a 6,400-square-foot outdoor tent. For more info, visit ramseychamber.com. May 26–29—A Taste of Greece, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, Tenafly: The annual Greek festival will feature Greek food, music and dancing with amusement rides, carnival games and a bazaar with crafts, jewelry and more. Visit stjohntenafly .org/parish/festival for more details.

What’s new at the plaza At your service To complement the high-end retail additions to Westfield Garden State Plaza in recent years—stores like Michael Kors Men, Burberry, Ferragamo and Versace—New Jersey’s largest mall has rolled out luxury concierge services. An updated concierge desk sits across from the Pirch entrance, while a new valet parking service is based in the corner of the parking deck. Other personal services include a coat check, custom gift wrapping and a language line, which interprets more than 20 languages. The mall is also making technological upgrades, with free wi-fi and free phone-charging stations on the lower level in the food court and on the upper level by the AMC Theatre. One convenient new service is Answers on the Spot, a mobile concierge that can be accessed from anywhere in the mall. Customers can text questions to the mall’s phone number and receive an immediate response. More info is at westfield.com/gardenstateplaza.

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Now that’s entertainment! The Bergen Performing Arts Center has collaborated with Westfield Garden State Plaza to

create a family programming series at the mall. Two free concert series geared to ages 2 to 10 will be presented this year at the location of the former carousel near Ruby Tuesday’s. Here’s what’s on tap for spring and summer: Saturday, May 14: Gizmo Guys—Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have won international juggling competitions and taught at top circus schools. Your kids will enjoy their appealing act with its infectious humor. Saturday, June 11: Anthony Salazar: Magic & Illusion—Witness amazing illusions choreographed to high-energy music in Salazar’s one-man show. It is a carefully blended combination of magic, comedy, dance and audience participation that will leave you breathless. Saturday, July 9: Twinkle & Friends—Twinkle and her companions bring you a colorful, high-energy pop concert fusing education, language, arts and pop culture into a hot kids’ phenomenon. Saturday, Aug. 13: Story Faces—As seen on NBC’s Today show, CBS’ Early Show and many others, Christopher Agostino is both a visual and performing artist who tells stories through painted faces.

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That’s how much your UV exposure can increase from your iPad’s glare in the sun. Remember to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors.

—Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Shooting yourself in the foot Suffering from chronic foot pain? Ask your doctor about Botox. In one study, people with plantar fasciitis who received the wrinkle fighter in lieu of a steroid injection had found more relief six months after the injection than had those who were given cortisone. —Foot & Ankle International

Needling pain

If you’re seeking relief from a pain in the neck, try acupuncture. Folks who underwent an average of 10 sessions—combined with physical therapy and pain meds—reported 33 percent less neck pain after a year. —Annals of Internal Medicine

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The percentage increase in the risk of developing brain cancer you get by talking for 20 minutes a day via cell phone over a five-year period. Researchers say if you talk for an hour daily for four years, the spike is 500 percent. —Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine

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The percentage of people taking annual vacations who report having romance in their lives, compared with 56 percent of those who don’t take time off. So pack those bags. —Nielsen

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The asthma/ obesity link

Obese women have the highest risk of asthma, more than double the rate of average-weight women. That’s the word from a report showing the link between obesity and the respiratory condition. —U.S. National Center for Health Statistics

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Limit heartburn meds

Some 20 million Americans take proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, to ease heartburn pain. But a study of nearly 3 million people found that PPI users were 16 percent more likely to have a heart attack and twice as likely to die from one than non-users. The reason, researchers theorize, is that the meds reduce levels of nitric oxide in artery linings, making them less flexible. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re not overdoing PPIs. —Stanford University

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Folks taking calcium supplements have a faster rate of kidney stone growth than people who get their calcium via foods like yogurt, milk and dark, leafy greens. So if you’re prone to stones, consider asking your doctor about upping calcium through dietary changes. —Cleveland Clinic

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Every masterpiece begins with a clean slate, a canvas waiting for an artist’s touch. For Hillsdale-based interior designer Jennifer Pacca, the canvas was a newly constructed home in Saddle River and its 432 square feet of empty kitchen space. To start filling in the pieces for the floor plan, Pacca collaborated with Stephen Caruso of Kitchen Concepts in Norwood and the homeowners to determine their wants and expectations. “I consider the space, the clients’ lifestyle, how much they cook, who lives in the house, what appliances they want and the overall vision they have,” Pacca explains. Large marble counters were installed to give the chefs of the house plenty of food prep space, while the large island provides additional surface area for work. The 8-footlong island, which contains a second sink, a dishwasher and extra storage compartments, is the centerpiece of the kitchen—its custom design also provides ample room for family and guests to pull up a stool for a quick conversation, a bite to eat or nighttime homework for the kids, the designer notes. Two pendant lights combine with the recessed lighting to create a rich glow on the island’s surface. The homeowners chose pristine white cabinets to run along the perimeter of the kitchen, contrasting nicely with the dark hardwood floor. Specially designed doors were selected for the cabinets near the stove. Pacca says she and her collaborators saw the design of the doors in the Kitchen Concepts showroom. “We knew we had to use it as one of the focal points in the kitchen,” she says, “so placing them next to the stove made perfect sense.” The white-surface dishwasher and refrigerator match the gleaming cabinetry, while stainless steel was selected for the cooking appliances —two ovens and stove—as well as the conversation-starting range hood, which Pacca notes “we all just fell in love with.” “This is a very awesome kitchen to work in, prep in and congregate in,” she says. “There is plenty of counter space and room for everyone to move about.”

At left, an 8-foot marbletopped island dominates the cheery kitchen, with a second sink for a family “sous-chef.” Above, the sweeping range hood is flanked by cabinets with distinctively patterned doors, while the dark hardwood floor in this mostly white space helps to create a warm, expansive feeling.

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housing costs Homes in this cozy community are always in demand, thanks partly to the convenience of its Main Street train station and its Victorian-style downtown. Last year’s median home value, according to Zillow, was $511,800—down just 0.3 percent from the year before, but predicted to rise again in 2016.

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town business district or the many annual events Ramsey offers. Recreational highlights include A Taste of Ramsey, an Easter egg hunt, the Home Run Derby and the fire department’s Home for the Holidays Parade. Ramsey’s residents aren’t the only ones taking advantage of this town’s appeal—hundreds of North Jersey natives visit its thriving downtown business district every weekend. It is known for the Ramsey Farmers’ Market, located at the Main Street train station just minutes from numerous shops and dining spots. The market, which was opened in 2010, draws about 40 vendors from all over the Garden State and the Hudson Valley and features everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade pastas, breads and sauces.

Locals Love... ...Ramsey’s many places to enjoy the sunny days of late spring and summer. Two favorite recreational spots are Finch Park, which has a playground, eight baseball and softball fields, a street hockey rink and basketball courts, and the newly renovated Ramsey municipal pool, which features water slides, a recreational field and pavilion, and beach volleyball and basketball courts.

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What are your core values as a practitioner? Our mission is to be the very best in the world in every treatment that we offer. Whether it is a simple facial or high tech facial rejuvenation, our patients trust us to do the job better than anyone else. We never, ever take this trust for granted.

What sets you apart? My passion for seeking out the most innovative and effective aesthetic treatments has lead me to become one of the pioneers in the use of Adipose Derived Stem Cell ADSC technology and energybased skin tightening treatments. I am now teaching my unique method of naturally restoring a youthful look without surgery to other doctors from around the country and even overseas. I recently had the honor of training a doctor from Morocco who came to learn my technique before treating a member of the royal family.

How do you educate your patients? I travel the world to learn about all the best technology and techniques then bring that knowledge back to my patients through educational seminars as well as one-on-one consultations.

“We are committed to seeking out the latest, most innovative treatments available.”

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H. WILLIAM SONG, M.D. • Aesthetic Medicine Specialist • Board Certified, Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Internal Medicine Dr. Song is an Aesthetic Medicine Specialist board certified in Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Internal Medicine. Graduating from Bucknell University with a dual major in biology and studio art, he received his medical degree at the Rutgers Medical School ( formerly UMDNJ) and completed his residency at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and is currently on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Song is a physician trainer for various aesthetic medical device companies. SERVICES OFFERED: MEDICAL PROCEDURES: • Body Contouring • Body FX non-invasive fat reduction • CoolSculpting non-invasive fat removal • Facial Fat Transfers for non-surgical face lift • Kybella for neck fat reduction • SmartLipo laser assisted outpatient liposuction • Smoothshapes laser cellulite treatment • TickleLipo high definition body sculpting • Weight Loss services • Laser/Energy Treatments • Forma for non-invasive skin tightening • Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing • Fractora for acne scars • IPL (Intense Pulse Light) for brown and red spots • Laser Hair Removal • Spider Vein Treatment • ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation • ThermiTight minimmaly invasive skin tightening • Ultherapy non-invasive skin tightening

INJECTABLES: • Botox for frown lines and crow’s feet • Bellafill dermal filler that lasts for over 5 years • Belotero Balance for upper lip lines • Dysport alternative to Botox • Juvederm for lip enhancement • Juvederm Voluma for cheek and midface enhancement • Radiesse for laugh lines • PRP Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for regenerating skin and growing hair SPA TREATMENTS: • Customized Facials • Medical Grade Peels • Electrolysis • Advanced Treatments • Dermapen Micro-Needling skin rejuvenation • Forma Skin Tightening • Hydra Facial MD • Microdermabrasion

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[A] There is a highly effective alternative to a surgical face lift. SCEFI™, which stands for Stem Cell Enhanced Fat Induction, is our signature procedure. Instead of cutting and stretching the skin, we can restore the layer of fat under your skin which is then enhanced with the regenerative powers of your own stem cells. This will restore the lost volume in your face. Combine this procedure with our SmartSkin® resurfacing Laser and ThermiTight® skin tightening, and you can look decades younger without ever having to go under the knife.

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What alternatives do I have to a surgical face lift?

At the Forefront of the Aesthetic Medicine Field With a background in medicine and studio art, Dr. Song cultivated a passion for aesthetic medicine and since 2007 has focused solely on aesthetics by opening Omni Aesthetics, a one-stop destination offering a comprehensive range of high quality, evidence-based services, treatments and skincare. In addition to offering popular treatments like Botox and laser treatments, Dr. Song provides cutting edge rejuvenating treatments with platelet rich plasma, autologous stem cells and fat grafting.

What do clients say about you? Our five-star “Yelp” ratings say it all. Our clients appreciate the time and attention we take in recommending the most advanced yet appropriate treatments for their specific needs. They enjoy coming to an atmosphere where they feel safe and never feel pressured.

What are you most proud of? We are very proud that we have loyal clients who have been coming to us for almost a decade. It is very rewarding when we look at their pictures together and see that they actually look better now than they did 10 years ago.

What’s your favorite treatment? I enjoy using fat and Bellafill® because they have immediate, long lasting effects that my patients enjoy for years to come. As an artist, I take pride in knowing that my style is unique and nobody else in the world can transform a face exactly the way that I do.

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What do we care most about? We care about our patients. We care about how they feel, what their goals are and how they want their legs to look. We care that our patients are educated about their condition. We care about providing them with convenience, a smile, affordability and the absolute best vein care they’ll find anywhere. This is why we have “Care” in our name.

What do our patients say about Dr. Cohen?

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“After just four simple treatments my legs are gorgeous and varicose vein-free. I couldn’t be more thrilled!”

• Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease • Diplomate of The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine • N J Top Docs

“My only regret was waiting so long!”

Will insurance cover your vein treatment?

With Dr. Cohen as its new medical director, Advanced Vascular Vein Care is dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive office-based treatment of vein disease. Dr. Cohen and his associates provide the convenience of multiple locations including Morristown, Paramus, Clifton, Sparta, and Riverdale. In addition to Dr. Cohen, our team of surgeons includes Drs. Amit Patel, Kevin James, Michael Resnikoff, Thomas Lee, Nirman Tulsyan, Omer Riaz, and Tejas Shah.

Medical insurance typically covers most vein treatments for people who have symptoms that fail to respond to common sense measures and compression stockings. And even better is that we are in-network with almost all of the major insurance companies making your treatment even more affordable.

SERVICES OFFERED: • Endovenous Laser Ablation • Sclerotherapy • Varithena • ClariVein • Ambulatory Phlebectomy • Venaseal

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Why should patients come to you for nonsurgical procedures and treatments? For years, we’ve helped people feel more youthful and vibrant by improving their vision by getting rid of their reading glasses. Our patients trust my precision, skill and extensive knowledge of leading-edge technology and they naturally turn to us to bring youth and vibrancy back to other areas of their face, body and skin, as well.

How do you determine what treatments to offer and which ones will be effective? Treatments are only as effective as the technology that delivers the procedure. Technology has finally advanced to the point where I feel comfortable with the results that can be achieved. For the past 20-plus years, we’ve always offered the most cutting edge procedures in the world for improving vision and we have taken the same approach here. I researched every piece of equipment worldwide and spoke to experts all over the world. There are a lot of ineffective technologies out there and I wanted to personally select each procedure for my patients so they could feel the same level of confidence when improving their appearance as they did when they wanted me to improve their vision. We also have multiple types of technology for each result that we want to achieve and we will select the very best one or combination for you.

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RICHARD A. NORDEN

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• Castle Connolly Guide Top Doctor NY Metro Area • M ember – MENSA • Top Ophthalmologists in America 2015 Doctors Choice Awards Recognized as one of the top LASIK eye surgeons in the country, Dr. Richard Norden is a boardcertified ophthalmologist, LASIK and cornea specialist, founder and director of Norden Laser Eye since 1986 and Aesthetics by Norden since 2015. For over 30 years, Dr. Norden has helped people restore their vision, and now, he’s helping people reclaim their appearance. SERVICES OFFERED: • BBL Forever Young - photofacial • CoolSculpting - targets small and focal bodysculpting • Vanquish - larger area bodysculpting • Exilis Elite - targeted skin tightening • BroadBand Light Treatment - pigment removal • Hydrafacial - medical grade facial • Botox - neurotoxin filler • EndyMed Intensif RF Microneedling minimal downtime skin resurfacing

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What makes Nuzzi Chiropractic a Lifestyle Wellness Center?

We believe in a holistic, non-invasive approach to your personal health and well-being. We are a full service chiropractic center, also offering full body massage services, exercise therapy, and physician-directed weight loss programs. We are excited to have added the Zerona® laser. We don’t just treat your problem, we treat your whole body.

Can you tell us about the Zerona® fat-loss laser? LORI NUZZI, D.C. • Founder, Principal of Nuzzi Chiropractic Lifestyle Wellness Center • Certified Chiropractic Pediatric Physician • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician • Recognized in 201 Magazine Top Chiropractors for 2015 Dr. Nuzzi is a chiropractor and health and wellness expert. A 1992 honors graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Nuzzi is an industry innovator offering a “results driven, patient centered” approach to chiropractic, health and wellness care. SERVICES OFFERED: • Zerona®-Z6 Non-Invasive Fat-Loss Laser • Lifestyle Transformations Weight Loss Solutions • Relaxation Massage • Rehabilitative Massage • Chiropractic Treatments - Back, neck, shoulder, knee and hip pain - Headaches and Migraines - Sciatica - TMJ - Carpal Tunnel - Disc Herniation - Spinal Stenosis

The Zerona® is a cold low-level laser treatment that painlessly reduces inches and removes stubborn body fat. Treatment is easy, carefree and takes less than an hour. The laser is applied for 20 minutes to the targeted area, generally a combination of the waist, hips and thighs. There is no downtime because no healing needs to occur inside the body. There can be visible results in as little as two weeks.

How does this fat removal technology differ from the competition? Zerona® is an FDA-cleared low-level laser that simply shrinks and reduces a cell. A penetrating light temporarily opens the cell and liquefies the fat inside in 20 to 40 minutes. The fat leaves the cell and is absorbed into the lymphatic system to be discharged. The cell then closes and collapses. Cells are not injured during the process so there’s no cellular debris or trauma to the body. Each Zerona® treatment is followed by a lymphatic massage by one of our licensed massage therapists to assist the body’s natural detoxification and drainage of waste products.

“Relieve, Rehabilitate, Renew.”

NUZZI CHIROPRACTIC LIFESTYLE WELLNESS CENTER 12 Goffle Rd., Midland Park, NJ 07432

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Refractive errors which include nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are the most common causes of blurred vision. Glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery are available at Liva Eye Center to correct these conditions. Cataract is the most common eye disease affecting vision. Cataract surgery restores vision and also treats preexisting refractive errors. Multifocal implants offer the additional benefit of providing near vision which has been lost through aging. Macular degeneration is another common cause of blurred vision and some forms can be treated if detected at an early stage before irreversible visual loss occurs. Comprehensive eye examinations determine the various causes of blurred vision and at Liva Eye Center we offer the solutions. Our new facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic imaging devices and lasers. Retinal exams can now be performed without dilation with out new retinal scanner. Our optical shop provides a vast selection of attractive affordable eyewear.

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What causes blurred vision?

Douglas Liva, M.D.

•M  edical Director and Chief of Ophthalmology, Saddle River Valley Surgical Center •T  op Doctor in the New York Metro Area 16 Consecutive Years, Castle Connolly

LIVA EYE CENTER 625 Franklin Tpk., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Have Nice Legs This Summer! THE VEIN CENTER OF ORADELL’S Special Spring Incentive Program: Come in for your free screening and treatment plan. Don’t tolerate varicose veins. We can make your legs look and feel better. Dr. James W. Geuder, a board-certified vascular surgeon, has practiced vascular surgery in Bergen County for over 25 years. Dr. Geuder is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery of New Jersey Medical School. Castle Connolly and New York Magazine consistently include Dr. Geuder on their “Best Doctor” list and he also has the Patients Choice Award which is based on patient’s experience. The Vein Center of Oradell makes every effort to offer patients the most comfortable and friendly environment as they receive the best medical care. Visit our website: www.veincenteroforadell.com.

James W. Geuder, M.D.

Board-certified Vascular Surgeon

Castle Connolly Top Doctor Vascular Surgery Fellowship, NYU

“Most vein problems can be treated with minimally invasive techniques.”

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Go easy on those eyes As Mom said, they’re the only pair you’ve got. Here are four problems to beware—and why. by Joana Mangune

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Together they weigh about half an ounce, but they’re our windows on the world: the eyes. Think of all we perceive—and learn—and enjoy—through sight! Eye problems can put all that at risk, so it’s vital to protect those peepers with regular checkups. Michael Eric Rosenberg, M.D., of the Department of Ophthalmology at Hackensack University Medical Center, says adults should go for eye exams at least annually if they have any sort of vision problem, every other year if they’re asymptomatic. And attention, parents! Eye exams should start early in life. “Toddlers as young as three should have their eyes checked for amblyopia, commonly known as ‘lazy eye,’” says Douglas Liva, M.D., of Liva Eye Center in Ridgewood. “Once children reach age five, it’s more difficult to correct that condition.” If you suspect that you or a family member has suffered an eye injury, remember that early evaluation is key. “I saw a college student once who got into a fight, was injured and waited four months to get his eyes checked,” says Dr. Liva. “That was unfortunate, because he suffered some permanent visual loss that could have been prevented with earlier treatment.” According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of vision problems are avoidable and easily curable. While the years bring inevitable wear and tear on the eyes, seeing an ophthalmologist regularly, getting prompt treatment for any problems and avoiding certain dangerous conditions can help keep your eyesight strong for decades. Beware these four eye maladies: Cataracts What is it: Dr. Liva describes this condition as the clouding of the human lens. “Think of your camera,” he says. “No matter how much you focus, if the lens is cloudy, you won’t be able to see clearly through it.” Risk factors include age, a family history of the condition, uncontrolled diabetes and dehydration. Should you worry? People with diabetes as well as those over age 60 should be checked regularly for cataract. The good news? “Modern cataract surgery can not only remove cataracts, but also reduce refractive errors,” Dr. Liva says. These errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (an age-related condition in which diminished flexibility in the lens can cause symptoms similar to farsightedness) and astigmatism (an irregularity in the eye’s curvature that can produce blurry vision). Dry Eye What is it: Dryness that commonly occurs when there’s a shortage of oil in tears. “Your tears are made up of oil, water and

mucus,” Dr. Liva explains. “When people don’t secrete the proper amount of oil due to a dysfunction in their meibomian glands [located at the rims of the eyelids], that causes tears to evaporate quickly, leading to dry eyes.” Should you worry? Because of hormonal factors, women are more susceptible to this condition. Luckily, it’s easily detectable and there are treatments such as over-the-counter drops to help soothe the pain. Dr. Liva’s advice? “Dry eyes can be minimized by omega-3 fatty acids.” Try the supplement or stock up on oily fish such as salmon.

Glaucoma What is it: A disease of the optic nerve for which the numberone risk factor is an elevated intraocular pressure—fluid pressure in the eye. This pressure varies through the day and can be influenced by drug or alcohol use, caffeine, some exercises—even playing some wind instruments. (Check your habits with your eye doctor.) The increased pressure damages the optic nerve, which sends images to the brain. “Think of a tire,” says Dr. Liva. “Putting too much pressure on it is no good.” The result? Slow loss of peripheral (side) vision at a slow speed. Other risk factors include being over 60, being African-American or Hispanic, or having a family history of the condition. Should you worry? Glaucoma at its worst can lead to loss of vision, and symptoms don’t usually present themselves until the condition is advanced. But Dr. Liva is confident that it can be spotted early on with proper routine eye exams. “It’s very detectable in this day and age, especially with the Ophthalmologists say new tests and instruments we have, such as many of us aren’t doing optical coherence tomography [OCT] nerve all we could to protect our fiber analysis,” he says. eyes. Among common errors: Macular Degeneration n Not getting annual eye What is it: “This is a disease that can affect exams. your central vision,” Dr. Rosenberg says. There n Applying eyeliner on the are two types of macular degeneration: wet inside of your lower lashes. and dry. Wet, or exudative, occurs when blood n Relying regularly on vessels form underneath the retina. Dry or atroredness-reducing drops phic macular degeneration is commonly assoinstead of checking out the ciated with aging and the associated thinning of cause of redness. macular tissue. Smoking is a big risk factor. n Not wearing sunglasses Should you worry? “It’s very rare to get it in the sun year-round. before you’re 60,” Dr. Liva says. Although n Sleeping with your conyour risk of developing the disease increases tact lenses on. as you get older, a routine eye exam should n Not wearing eye protecbe able to catch it. “There is no treatment tion when gardening or for dry macular degeneration, but there are using power tools. vitamins that can slow the progression,” Dr. n Overlooking furniture Liva says. “For the wet form, there are certain with sharp edges at home injections we can use to treat it, and ocsuch as a table, which casionally we use lasers. When appropriate, could poke a toddler’s eye. we refer patients to a retina specialist,” Dr. Rosenberg says.

Are you making these eye care mistakes?

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eat mindfully Do you munch on the run? For better health, a dietitian says, slow down and let all five senses savor your food.

Sixty people with their eyes closed consumed a single almond each. Then a berry. Then a piece of chocolate. “Free your mind,” said the speaker. “Feel the food on your tongue. Smell it. Taste it. Notice the sounds when you bite down and chew.” The event was a recent presentation at Ramapo College by dietitian Jacqueline Ehlert, a research fellow at the college. The assembled group ranged from teens to seniors, and she was taking them through simple exercises to “waken the senses.” The goal was to acquaint them with a strategy called conscious eating. “This is how we should be eating all the time,” she said. And if you’re someone who grabs breakfast in the car on the way to work—or gobbles a salad at your desk for lunch while staring at a screen, or punctuates dinner with smartphone check-ins to see who’s texted what—it just may be that your senses could use some waking too. Ours is a society on the go, says Ehlert, and daily distractions such as work, television and social media frequently pull us away from what’s most important—our health. Slowing down to practice conscious eating, says Ehlert, is much better for us, particularly because unconscious eating typically becomes overeating. Our hasty, hurried gobbling can turn into a cycle that works like sugar addiction, the dietitian explains. (And in many cases, of course, it is sugar addiction.) While not fully paying attention we rapidly consume large amounts, and that causes our blood-sugar levels to spike. Then, in perhaps an hour, those levels crash, producing sensations of lethargy,

hunger and a new craving for more of the same food. “We begin to think things like ‘All I have to do to be happy is to eat ice cream,’” says Ehlert. “It can be a strong loop, easy to get caught up in. To break it, you need to be a conscious eater. If you’re eating chocolate, stop yourself after two or three pieces, then breathe and feel what’s happening inside your body. If you slow down and take a deep breath, you’ll be more conscious of what you’re doing and make better choices.” Audience member Stan Richmond, a member of Ramapo Foundation’s board of governors, took Ehlert’s words to heart. “If you sit at the table and concentrate on eating—without a sound, without reading emails—you can really enjoy your meal,” he says. “A lot of us have to make a concerted effort to do that. It’s a whole new experience for me. Instead of having a whole cup of walnuts or almonds each night, I’m going to start eating them individually—and consciously.” Full-sensory eating leads to more awareness and attention to the foods we consume, says Ehlert. It’s not meant to “guilt” us to limit our eating, but rather to make us conscious of how we feel so that every bite can truly be a choice. And there’s one more thing conscious eating does: It creates good and bad “food memories.” “Research shows that our experience of foods can actually modify cell biology,” Ehlert reports. “Our brains form strong connections to these memories of food.” And our bodies will thank us when we practice conscious eating.

6 tips for conscious eating

n Always sit at a table to eat. Put electronic devices away so there are no distractions. n If you’re not used to eating in silence, consider playing soft, relaxing music. n Plate food attractively and pay attention to portion size. n Be conscious of the food you eat and how it is affecting your body. n Eat slowly. This will make it easier for your stomach to let you know when you’ve had enough. n Savor every mouthful and chew your food well.

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chefs shop

Eight Bergen chefs reveal their favorite ingredients and where they find them. When it comes to buying the freshest foods and the best

tools to cook with, these culinary masters know their stuff. So Bergen Health & Life got them to share some local shopping habits—and secrets.

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Robert Cho Executive Chef Kimchi Smoke, Bergenfield His flavors are “out of this world,” but Cho likes to buy his ingredients locally. Favorite sources include Sun Noodle in Teterboro for ramen noodles and Central Bakery in Hackensack for marble rye. For donuts, Cho’s go-to spot is Glaze Artisan Donuts in New Milford, where they cook in small batches with only natural ingredients. What does he use it for? His infamous creation, the Chonut: smoked brisket, smoked kimchi, Fat Boy Bourbon Chipotle Sauce, cheese, bacon and scallions—on a glazed donut. What a time to be alive. Thomas Ciszak Executive Chef Chakra, Paramus “For produce, I usually shop at the Asian markets,” this chef says. “I like H Mart in Hackensack and New K F Supermarket on Kinderkamack in River Edge. There I can buy greens I don’t find in American brand supermarkets.” You’ll find choice veggies such as young garlic chives, Japanese eggplants, parsley root and Chinese broccoli (gai lan) on Chakra’s menu. His favorite? Snow pea shoot leaves, which he uses to make his jumbo lump-crusted crab cakes and horseradish-crusted crab cakes. Chris D’Eletto Executive Chef Jack’s Café, Westwood D’Eletto is a fan of Trader Joe’s. “It’s a great place to get organic items,” he says. “Sometimes I go there to shop for stuff for home and end up with some ideas for Jack’s.” Looking for a good dry-aged steak? D’Eletto recommends B&M Meat Market in Park Ridge. For kitchen equipment, he goes to Bergen Restaurant Supply just over the border in Pearl River, N.Y. “They have everything I need—or they can order it for me,” says the chef. Michael Latour Chef/Owner Latour, Ridgewood In the summertime you can find Latour at the Ramsey Farmers’ Market sifting through their fresh produce. His favorite find at the market? Wild mushrooms. Specifically, the maitake or hen-of-thewoods mushroom. “It’s a great addition to our potato dumpling forestierre appetizer or any wild mushroom dish,” says Latour.

Christine Nunn Executive Chef Picnic on the Square, Ridgewood This former journalist knows the scoop. Trust her when she reports, “Nicholas Markets Foodtown in North Haledon makes the best sausage in-house. It’s tiny, but it has very knowledgeable, CIAtrained butchers.” Nunn also raves about the market’s pastry department and recommends all of its homemade breads. For smoked ham and bacon, Nunn travels to the Swiss Pork Store in Fair Lawn. And for kitchen tools? “Like most chefs in the area, I go to Chef Central.”

Jack Zaorski Chef/Owner Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights Charged with preparing food for a romantic restaurant that has inspired many a proposal, Zaorski obviously knows a thing or two about putting a little love in the shopping cart. To sweeten things up, Zaorski goes to the Savory Spice Shop (locations in Westfield and Princeton) and gets natural cocoa powder for his chocolate desserts. Another favorite? Indonesian cinnamon for desserts such as apple pie, rice pudding and carrot cake—all baked on the premises.

Janice Tinari Chef/Owner Just Janice, Ho-Ho-Kus Nothing can keep Janice Tinari down. Not even a car crashing into her restaurant, as happened last August. After closing up shop for four months of reconstruction, Tinari is back in business. She favors Demarest Farms in Hillsdale and Abma’s Farm in Wyckoff for fruits and veggies. “I just love Demarest’s peaches,” says Tinari. “For kitchen tools and gadgets, I actually like to go to Home Depot.” Michael Ventura Executive Chef The Plum and The Pear, Wyckoff As a person with diabetes, Ventura knows healthy cooking. For freerange poultry (no steroids, antibiotics or animal by-products allowed), he visits Goffle Road Poultry Farm in Wyckoff, where chickens, ducks and turkey are home-grown and naturally processed. For inspiration, Ventura likes to visit Abma’s Farm. “Sometimes I go in there without knowing what to prepare, and I get inspired just by seeing the different colors,” Ventura says.

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Hot plates We put four of Bergen’s top chefs in the hot seat, asking each “What is your favorite dish to prepare?” They graciously shared their secrets, allowing you to serve up these meals at home. Whoever coined the phrase “I’ve died and gone to heaven” might have been dining on one of the divine signature dishes featured on the following pages.The kitchen geniuses behind these culinary creations open their recipe

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Pappardelle & Silly Sauce with Tiger Shrimp Serves 2

By Chef Joel Scheinzeit of Grange in Westwood INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

n 8 oz. fresh pappardelle n 10 tiger shrimp (peeled and deveined) n 1 Tb. shallots, chopped n ½ Tb. garlic, minced n 1 cup portobello mushrooms, sliced n ½ cup grape tomatoes, diced n 1 red pepper, small dice n 1 carrot, small dice n 1 green zucchini, small dice n 8 oz. tomato sauce n 6 oz. heavy cream n 2 Tbs. unsalted butter n 1 Tb. olive oil n 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated n Chiffonade fresh basil n Big ol’ splash of Grand Marnier n Salt and pepper to taste

Make the silly sauce n Melt 1 Tb. butter in a saucepan over medium-high flame. Add the shallots, mushrooms and tomatoes and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and add a big ol’ splash of Grand Marnier. Return to heat and carefully flambé. Add tomato sauce, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer over medium heat for several minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Make the shrimp and veggies n Melt 1 Tb. butter and 1 Tb. olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the diced red pepper, carrot and green zucchini and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and slightly browned. Turn heat slightly higher and add the tiger shrimp to the pan. (You may dredge these in egg and flour, but it’s not necessary). Sauté for another 2 to 5 minutes until the shrimp are firm and have a crisp browned coating. n Combine the cooked pappardelle and silly sauce. Coil around a serving fork and then neatly place in middle of a bowl. Spoon the sautéed vegetables into the center of the pasta. Place the tiger shrimp evenly spaced around the edge of the bowl. Garnish with the fresh basil.

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Spring ‘Caesar’ Salad with White Frisée, Snow and Snap Peas, Parmigiano-Reggiano-Lemon Dressing Serves 4 By Chef Marc Forgione of American Cut in Englewood DIRECTIONS:

INGREDIENTS: For the Caesar dressing: n 2 large eggs n 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard n 2 garlic cloves n 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil n ¾ cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano n ¼ cup fresh lemon juice n Kosher salt n Freshly ground black pepper For the croutons: n 2 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise n 4 (1-inch-thick) slices country bread, such as filone n Extra-virgin olive oil n Kosher salt n Freshly ground black pepper

For the salad: n 2 cups (about 7 oz.) snow peas n 2 cups (about 8 oz.) sugar snap peas n 4 cups white frisée, stems and green parts, trimmed n 3 Tbs. chiffonade of fresh mint n Kosher salt n Freshly ground black pepper n 1 lemon, halved n Extra-virgin olive oil n 1 cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano n Red pepper flakes

Make the Caesar dressing n In a 2-quart pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low until the water is simmering and gently lower the eggs into the pot. Cook the eggs in the simmering water for 6 minutes. Immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath and allow them to cool for 4 minutes. Crack and peel the eggs and transfer to a food processor fitted with a blade. Add the mustard and garlic, and pulse a few times until the ingredients are just combined. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the oil until emulsified. Add the cheese and lemon juice and pulse a couple of times to combine. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. Transfer the dressing to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Make the croutons n Light a grill or preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Rub the garlic halves all over the bread slices. Drizzle the bread with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. n Grill the bread for 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until charred. Alternatively, broil the bread on high for 1 minute or until slightly charred. It should still have some softness inside, but the outside should be crisped. Let the toasted bread cool for a few minutes before cutting it into bite-size pieces. Set aside. Make the salad n Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Trim both types of peas and remove the inedible stringy spine. Blanch the snow peas in the boiling water for 1 minute; remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to an ice bath. Repeat the blanching process with sugar snap peas. Julienne the cooled snow peas and slice the sugar snap peas into bite-size pieces. n In a large salad bowl, toss together the peas, frisée and mint. Drizzle with the Caesar dressing, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. n Divide the salad among 4 chilled plates. Scatter croutons all around. Add a squeeze of lemon and drizzle olive oil onto each plate. Sprinkle each plate with Parmigiano-Reggiano and a pinch of red pepper flakes before serving.

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Salmon Tartare

Serves 3

by Chef Todd Villani of Terre Ă Terre in Carlstadt INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

n 2 oz. fresh raw salmon (skinned and diced) n 1 tsp. capers n 1 tsp. diced shallots n 2 Tbs. mustard oil or extra-virgin olive oil n Salt and pepper to taste n 3 cucumber wheels n Wasabi tobiko for garnish

n Combine raw salmon, capers, shallots and mustard oil in mixing bowl. n Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. n Cut cucumber into wheels and top with tartare. n Add a touch of tobiko on top. Enjoy!

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Nature Calves Liver in Port Wine Raisin Sauce

Serves 4

by Chef Kevin Kohler of Café Panache in Ramsey INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

n 1 cup port wine n ¼ cup balsamic vinegar n 2 Tbs. raisins n ¼ tsp. green peppercorns n 4 portions of calves liver n Dijon mustard n Italian bread crumbs n Salt and pepper to taste

For sauce n Reduce port wine, vinegar, raisins and peppercorns slowly down to a syrup. n Whisk in 1 stick of butter. n Season with salt and pepper.   Assembly n Smear calves liver with Dijon mustard. n Coat with Italian bread crumbs. n Sauté liver in a frying pan (approximately 1 minute on each side; cook to preferred wellness). n Serve drizzled with port wine raisin sauce.

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Tools of the trade Want to cook like a pro? Here’s some of what you’ll need, as local chefs explain. They say a poor workman blames his tools, but no good cook would credit success

to a kitchen device. Still, there’s much to be said for having just the right trusty gadget—the one that not only does its job elegantly and dependably but also reassures you with its authoritative feel and gets your whole culinary rhythm going. Below are some of the tools we heard about when we asked local chefs: “Which one would you be lost without?”

THE KNIFE

Where would kitchen magic be without chopping, slicing, dicing, carving and puncturing? “Every chef will tell you the knife is the one indispensable tool,” says Thomas Ciszak, executive chef at Chakra in Paramus. Indeed, Michael Ventura of Wyckoff’s The Plum and The Pear seconds that emotion, singing the praises of his “really comfortable” 10-inch model from Wüsthof. Adds Ciszak: “My latest was handmade in Germany by a specialist smith who took six months to make it. It is a beauty, and sharp like few others. Give me a knife and a fire, and I’ll be able to cook a great meal!”

THE MIXER

“My KitchenAid mixer is an essential instrument,” says chef/owner Jack Zaorski of Ivy Inn in Hasbrouck Heights. “It’s a great value, very reliable and very versatile. I’m replacing mine after 10 years, and I’m not even sad because it has more than paid for itself.” “If you’re a serious chef,” agrees Michael Latour, chef/owner of Latour in Ridgewood, “you have to have a mixer.” (Another Michael—The Plum and The Pear’s Ventura—swears by his Robot Coupe brand mixer.)

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THE FISH TURNER

THE STRAINER

Says Chris D’Eletto, executive chef at Jack’s Café in Westwood: “My favorite kitchen tool is my chinois. It’s a cone-shaped strainer with a metal mesh for straining sauces. I use it for many of my service sauces.”

Christine Nunn, executive chef of Picnic on the Square in Ridgewood, says she’s “not a tool kind of girl.” But she swears by this instrument for “whisking and stirring sauce. It also picks up fish beautifully.”

THE SPOON

“I’ve always cooked with a wooden spoon—it’s just more comfortable for me than a metal one,” says Janice Tinari, chef/owner of Just Janice in Ho-Ho-Kus. “I still have the wooden spoon passed down from my mom.”

THE GLOVES

“The gadget I need the most?” says Robert Cho, chef/owner of Kimchi Smoke in Bergenfield. “My insulated gloves, which I use to take my smoked meats off the smoker. One of my first rules in cooking is ‘Don’t cut or burn yourself!’”

THE SPOONULA

Even if you’ve never heard of this handy tool, its parentage is apparent, just like that of the spork. “Its curved head lets me scrape into every nook and cranny, which helps prevent waste,” raves Jamie Knott, chef/ owner of the Saddle River Inn in Saddle River. “And when you own a restaurant, there’s no room for waste.”

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SALADS HAVE A WELL-DESERVED REPUTATION FOR BEING HEALTHY. But these three selections—made from garden-fresh ingredients and each featuring a delightful explosion of colors, shapes, tastes and textures—are good enough to be a wicked indulgence. So prepare and enjoy one today as a family treat. Rarely has being “sensible” been such a pleasure! From A Girl and Her Greens by April Bloomfield. © 2015 April Bloomfield. Recipes reprinted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Steamed and Raw Radish Salad with Kimchi and Sesame Serves 4 to 6 as a side INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

n ¾ pound daikon radishes (each no thicker than 1½ inches), peeled, topped, tailed and cut into 1-inch irregularly shaped pieces n 1 lb. mixed small radishes (some with pert greens left on), halved lengthwise if larger than 1 inch in diameter n 2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. sesame seeds n Maldon or another flaky sea salt n 4 Tbs. neutral oil, such as safflower or grapeseed n ¾ cup roughly chopped drained kimchi (preferably homemade), plus 2 Tbs. of the kimchi liquid n 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil n 1 head Little Gem lettuce, root end at floppy outer leaves discarded, leaves separated

n Put a steamer insert (or a colander, so long as the pot’s lid can still close) in a large pot with a lid. Add about a half inch of water to the pot, pop on the lid and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the daikon radishes to the insert, cover again, and let them steam until they’re fully tender, but not mushy, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the daikon and let it cool. Put the steamed and raw radishes in the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes. n Meanwhile, put the sesame seeds in a small skillet. Set it over medium heat and toast, stirring and tossing frequently, until they’re a few shades darker, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer them into a bowl to cool. Set 1 tsp. of the seeds aside and pour the rest into a mortar, along with a pinch of salt. Thoroughly pound the seeds, add 1 Tb. of the neutral oil, and stir until smooth. n Pulse half of the drained kimchi in a small food processor until you have a coarse puree. Transfer it into a bowl and mix in the rest of the kimchi, the kimchi liquid, the sesame oil, the remaining 3 Tbs. of the neutral oil and 1 tsp. of salt. n Combine the kimchi mixture, steamed radishes, raw radishes and Little Gem leaves in a large bowl and toss well. Season to taste with salt and transfer the vegetables to a plate in a heap. Drizzle the sesame paste mixture over the vegetables, then sprinkle on the remaining sesame seeds.

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Greek Salad Serves 4 to 6 as a side INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

n ¾ lb. crunchy cucumbers without big seeds (preferably a few varieties), peeled and cut into irregular ¾-inch pieces n 1 lb. mixed heirloom tomatoes, halved, cored, trimmed of any pale bits and cut into irregular 1-inch pieces n ¼ lb. cherry tomatoes (about ¾ cup), halved through the stem end if large n 2 slender spring onions, green tops and root ends trimmed, bulbs cut into ¼-inch-thick rounds and separated into rings (about ½ cup) n 2 Tbs. Banyuls vinegar (available at specialty shops and online) n 4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil n Maldon or another flaky salt n 1 Tb. lemon juice n 20 or so Nicoise olives, firmly pressed with the flat of a knife and pitted n A 5-finger pinch of mint leaves n 5 oz. creamy feta cheese (preferably goat feta)

n Put the cucumbers and tomatoes in separate bowls and pop them into the fridge just until they’re cold, about 30 minutes. n Meanwhile, add the onions to a small bowl. Add the vinegar, 2 Tbs. of oil and a healthy pinch of salt, and mix well with your hands. Let the onions sit just until they get pickly, a few minutes. n In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining 2 Tbs. of oil, the lemon juice and a good pinch of salt until the mixture looks creamy. Combine the tomatoes and cucumber in one bowl, pour the lemon dressing and toss gently but well. n Grab a large platter (or 4 or 6 plates) and make a pretty layer of cucumbers and tomatoes, so the colors and types of vegetables are well divvied up. Give the onions one more toss, then use your hands to add them (reserving their pickly liquid) here and there over the cucumbers and tomatoes. Scatter on the olives and mint. Use your hands to crumble the feta into pieces of large, medium and small as you scatter it on top. Finally, drizzle on the liquid remaining in the onion bowl. Eat straightaway.

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Roasted and Raw Fennel Salad with Blood Orange and Bottarga Serves 4 to 6 as a side INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

n 4 large fennel bulbs, stalks and outermost layer discarded, tender fronds reserved, root ends trimmed of brown bits n 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped n ½ tsp. fennel seeds, coarsely crushed in a mortar n 3 dried pequin chiles, crumbled, or pinches of red pepper flakes n ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil n 1½ tsp. Maldon or another flaky sea salt n 4 blood oranges n 1 Tb. lemon juice n Several turns of freshly ground black pepper n A handful of delicate peppery arugula n ¼ cup unsalted roasted pistachios, very coarsely crushed n 1 tsp. fennel pollen n 1 oz. bottarga di muggine (salted mullet roe), finely grated on a raspstyle grater

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 450°F. n Halve two of the fennel bulbs through the root end, then cut them through the root nub (so each wedge stays intact) into approximately 1-inch-thick wedges. Combine the wedges in a mixing bowl with the garlic, fennel seeds, chiles, ¼ cup of the oil, ½ tsp. of the salt and ¼ cup of water, and toss well. Spread the mixture in a heavy enameled baking dish (large enough to hold the fennel in a single layer with a little room to spare) and cover tightly with foil. Roast the fennel until it is tender (it should meet with almost no resistance when poked with a knife) and golden brown on the bottom, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the foil and roast just until the golden brown color gets a shade or so darker, 3 to 5 minutes more. Let the fennel cool to room temperature. n Meanwhile, halve one of the oranges and squeeze 3 Tbs. of juice into a small bowl. Use a sharp knife to cut off just enough of the top and bottom of the remaining oranges to expose a full circle of the flesh on either side. Stand them on a flat end, and cut along the border where the flesh meets the pith, following the curve of the fruit to remove the pith and peel. Repeat the process until all you have left are nice round, naked fruits. If you’ve missed any white pith, trim it off. Slice the fruit crosswise into ¼- to 3/8-inchthick rounds. Flick out any seeds. n To the blood orange juice in the bowl, whisk in the lemon juice, the pepper, the remaining 2 Tbs. of oil and 1 tsp. of salt. n Slice the remaining two fennel bulbs crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices (only to remove the core if it’s very tough) and separate the layers with your fingers. Toss the raw fennel, roasted fennel (and any oil and browned bits left in the pan) and dressing in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to give it a gentle scrunch—just to help the flavors come together. n Very coarsely chop enough of the reserved fennel fronds to give you a handful. Add the fronds, arugula and pistachios to the bowl, and toss again. n Spoon some of the fennel mixture onto a platter, arrange some blood orange slices here and there, then add another layer of fennel and oranges. Sprinkle on the fennel pollen, bottarga and, if you’d like, a healthy pinch of salt. Serve straightaway.

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ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE who overlook asparagus in favor of broccoli and other veggies? If so, you’re missing a bet. This springtime green vegetable is tender, tasty, easy to prepare and packed with nutritional benefits. A natural diuretic, asparagus is also thought to help retard aging and improve cognitive function. So maybe it’s time to make these succulent stalks a menu regular.

POWER UP Asparagus is good for the heart at least three ways: It’s rich in fiber, which can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, and B vitamins, which help regulate the amino acid homocysteine, high levels of which can also be a danger. And it’s full of inflammation-fighting antioxidants—including glutathione, which neutralizes free radicals and works to prevent cell damage. One half-cup serving of this powerhouse vegetable provides 57 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin K (which helps blood clotting and strengthens bones) and 34 percent of your folate (needed to produce DNA and help the body’s cells divide properly). Asparagus contains inulin, a “prebiotic” that aids digestion by supporting the colon’s probiotic bacteria. And you get all that—and distinctive taste too—for only 20 calories!

gus within 48 hours of purchase, when it’s at its best both in taste and in nutritional value. Pre-cooking prep is minimal. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer skin of the stem’s thicker bottom portion, which tends to be tough and stringy. Don’t cut the tips off! Wash asparagus under cold water to remove any sand, soil or pesticide residue and then cook stalks whole to maintain nutrients. Serve asparagus as a side dish by sautéing in your choice of vegetable or chicken broth, olive oil or water or baking in the oven, lightly sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. In the mood for a breakfast with a difference? Asparagus makes a flavorful addition to any omelet. Or liven up that lunchtime salad by chopping up asparagus spears—raw or cooked—and tossing them into the mix.

20 are edible. They come in green, white and purple. While green asparagus sprouts out of the ground and is harvested when it’s six to eight inches tall, white asparagus grows under a layer of mulch—it’s white because, lacking sunlight, it doesn’t develop chlorophyll content. (It’s also more tender and delicate in flavor.) Purple asparagus is harvested much smaller than green, at just two to three inches tall, and tends to be fruitier in flavor. It also has a higher sugar content; phytonutrients called anthocyanins give it its purple hue and provide additional nutritional benefits. —danielle gallo

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blood & honey n n n n n

2½ oz. mead wine 1½ oz. gin 6¾ oz. blood orange juice 1 oz. Campari Blood orange slices, for garnish

n Mix all liquids in a shaker

with ice.

n Shake and strain into a

generous martini glass.

n Garnish with blood orange

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ALLENDALE Steakhouse Classic steak house, 95 W. Allendale Ave., 201.962.9797 Masa Sushi & Grill Japanese fare featuring sushi and BYO, 81 W. Allendale Ave., 201.934.6616 SAVINI Italian cuisine, 168 W. Crescent Ave., 201.760.3700

CARLSTADT

IL VILLAGGIO Italian dining, 651 Route 17 North, 201.935.7733 Terre À terre Farm-to-table restaurant featuring an extensive list of local foods, BYO, 312 Hackensack St., 201.507.0500

CLOSTER

BUON GUSTO Casual Italian dining, 534 Durie Ave., 201.784.9036 HARVEST BISTRO & BAR French/American fare, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd., 201.750.9966 LOCALE Eclectic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences, 208 Piermont Rd., 201.750.3233 sear house Upscale steak house with seafood options, 411 Piermont Rd., 201.292.4612

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with a seafood emphasis, 2 Main St., 201.943.1900 KINARA Northern Indian cuisine, 880 River Rd., 201.313.0555 LA VECCHIA NAPOLI Traditional southern Italian cuisine, 2 Hilliard Ave., 201.941.6799

FORT LEE

DONG BANG Korean barbecue, 1616 Palisade Ave., 201.242.4485 PRIME & BEYOND Upscale American steak house, 501 Main St., 201.461.0033

REBECCA’S Caribbean cuisine, 236 Old River Rd., 201.943.8808

Tast Eatery Health-minded wraps, salads, grassfed burgers with vegan options, 1224 Anderson Ave., 201.313.8278

ROBERTO’S II Gourmet Italian dining, 936 River Rd., 201.224.2524

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CHEF’S TABLE French eatery, 754 Franklin Ave., 201.891.6644

ROYAL WARSAW Polish cuisine, 871 River Dr., 201.794.9277

SUSHI COCORO Authentic Japanese cuisine with a sushi bar, 856 Franklin Ave., 201.560.1333

ENGLEWOOD

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AKAI LOUNGE Elegant sushi lounge, also offering other traditional Japanese dishes, 11 N. Dean St., 201.541.0086 Bistro Capri Traditional Italian fare, 22 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.7155 blue moon mexican cafe Traditional Mexican cuisine, 23 E. Palisade Ave., 201.541.0600 La’mezza Lebanese fusion cuisine, 63 Nathaniel Pl., 201.569.2662

Delvina Traditional Italian fare, 172 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0239

PINtXO Y TAPAS Elegant Spanish tapas restaurant, 47 N. Dean St., 201.569.9999

GRIFFIN’S BAR & Grill American fare, 44 E. Madison Ave., 201.541.7575

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

ROCCA Classic Italian and innovative seasonal fare, 203 Rock Rd., 201.670.4945 Tani Sushi & asian grill Pan-Asian dining with a sophisticated atmosphere, 206 Rock Rd., 201.612.1188

HACKENSACK

LOTUS CAFÉ Cozy, authentic Chinese restaurant, BYO, 450 Hackensack Ave., 201.488.7070 SOLARI’S Casual, family-friendly Italian restaurant, 61 River St., 201.487.1969

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS

ivy inn American and Continental fare ser ved in a romantic setting, 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699

cafe italiano ristorante & Bar Authentic Italian fare, 14 Sylvan Ave., 201.461.5041

MT. FUJI STEAKHOUSE Elegant Japanese fare and hibachi grill, 193 Route 17 South, 201.288.2800

CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 18 Sylvan Ave., 201.944.0233

TOM YUM KOONG Authentic Thai cuisine, 305 Boulevard, 201.288.3840

IL MULINO Northern Italian cuisine featuring seafood, 132 Veterans Plz., 201.384.7767

GRISSINI Ristorante Elegant Italian cuisine, 484 Sylvan Ave., 201.568.3535

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THE CRAB HOUSE Casual riverside dining with Manhattan views, 541 River Rd., 201.840.9311

OCEANOS Mediterranean food with raw bar, 2-27 Saddle River Rd., 201.796.0546

HAVEN RIVERFRONt Restaurant & bar Water front eater y offering New American cooking

ROSE’S PLACE Fine Lebanese fare, 32-01 Broadway, 201.475.8800

UMEYA Japanese cuisine, 156 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0511

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ANDIAMO Eclectic Italian fare, 23 Hardenburgh Ave., 201.384.1551

HILLSDALE

BELLA CAMPANIA Casual, traditional Italian fare featuring homemade mozzarella cheese, 456 Broadway, 201.666.7700

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Where to eat Domani Authentic Italian food with fresh, local produce, 387 Washington Ave., 201.722.8881

Brady’s at the station Traditional American cuisine and pub food, 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748

REGINA’S STEAKHOUSE Steak house and seafood grill, 827 Teaneck Rd., 201.862.1996

GOLDEN DYNASTY Upscale, traditional Chinese cuisine, 295 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.358.8685

CAFÉ PANACHE Eclectic American fine dining, 130 E. Main St., 201.934.0030

VICTORIA’S Quaint, contemporary American dining, 336 Queen Anne Rd., 201.801.0888

Matsu sushi Sushi eater y and grill with BYO, 140 Broadway, 201.722.9388

GAO Thai cuisine ser ved in a cozy and intimate setting, 63 W. Main St., 201.962.2691

HO-HO-KUS

TAWARA Japanese sushi bar, 53 W. Main St., 201.825.8712

HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN New American farm-totable fare, 1 E. Franklin Tpk., 201.445.4115 Just JANICE Home-style Italian-American cuisine, 23 Sheridan Ave., 201.445.2666

varka estiatorio Specializing in fresh seafood, 30 N. Spruce St., 201.995.9333

TENAFLY

AXIA TAVERNA Stylish Greek eatery, 18 Piermont Rd., 201.569.5999 Kinara Indian cuisine, 10 Jay St., 201.339.7788 MAX’S ITALIAN GRILL Quaint Italian restaurant, BYO, 39 Highwood Ave., 201.569.7171

RIDGEWOOD

Bon appetit french Cafe & bakery A touch of Paris in Mahwah, ser ving breakfast and lunch, 180 Franklin Tpk., 201.512.1144

A MANO Authentic Neapolitan trattoria, 24 Franklin Ave., 201.493.2000

PALMER’S CROSSING RESTAURANT Casual American and Continental eater y, 145 Dean Dr., 201.567.4800

Brick Lane Curry House Indian cuisine, 34 Franklin Ave., 201.670.7311

WALDWICK

Mason jar Traditional American fare featuring brickoven pizza and barbecue specialties, 219 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.2302

Cravings Tapas Bistro Specializing in small plates from around the globe, 8 Wilsey Sq., 201.857.8533

ROXANNE’S Family-friendly Italian eater y with brickoven pizza, 150 Franklin Tpk., 201.529.0007

fish urban dining Seafood restaurant, 54 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.857.5151

stateline diner Neighborhood family restaurant, 375 Route 17 North, 201.529.3353

Latour French/American fare, 6 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.445.5056

MIDL AND PARK

Malee Thai Authentic fine Thai cuisine, 2 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.612.7797

MAHWAH

ARTURO’S Classic Italian fare, 41 Central Ave., 201.444.2466 ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA Casual Italian, BYO, 29 Central Ave., 201.445.3335

MONT VALE

ALDO & GIANNI RISTORANTE Traditional Italian fare, 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd., 201.391.6866 BELLISSIMO Fine Italian cuisine, 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd., 201.746.6669 Momma’s kitchen Italian eater y and pizzeria with gluten-free options, 15 Grand Ave., 201.746.9777 THE PORTER HOUSE American steak house, 125 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.307.6300

NORTHVALE

BRADY’S FOX HUNT INN Irish/American classics, 201 Livingston St., 201.784.8047 The Greek village Classic Mediterranean cuisine, 254 Livingston St., 201.750.8570 MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS Light French cuisine, 416 Tappan Rd., 201.767.0063 northvale classic diner Neighborhood family restaurant, 247 Livingston St., 201.767.6267

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PORTOBELLO Upscale, modern Italian cuisine featuring pizza and a raw bar, 175 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.337.8990 W’s GRILL Classic American bar food, 20 Elm St., 201.651.0005

PARAMUS

EL CID Romantic Spanish fine dining, 205 Paramus Rd., 201.843.0123 KIKU Traditional Korean and Japanese fare ser ved hibachi style, 365 Route 17 South, 201.265.7200

mediterraneo Middle Eastern food with tapas plates, 23 N. Broad St., 201.447.0022 Park West Tavern Modern American cuisine, 30 Oak St., 201.445.5400

ANDREA’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE Cozy, authentic Italian eatery, 20 E. Prospect St., 201.670.0275 MATTHEW’S DINER Classic American fare, 4 N. Franklin Tpk., 201.447.1411 THE VILLAGE GRILLE Eclectic fare with Mediterranean, Japanese and Greek influences, 71 Crescent Ave., 201.670.8200

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

BACARI GRILL Fine contemporary American dining with an extensive wine list, 800 Ridgewood Rd., 201.358.6330 Dog House saloon and Grill Traditional American fare with Texas-style BBQ, 270 Pascack Rd., 201.722.1820

Pearl Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and homemade pasta, BYO, 17 S. Broad St., 201.857.5100

Molos restaurant Seafood restaurant with raw bar, 1 Pershing Rd. 201.223.1200

PICNIC ON THE SQUARE American bistro featuring organic ingredients, 26 Wilsey Sq., 201.444.4001

WEST WOOD

Ridge Thai Traditional Thai cuisine, 50 Chestnut St., 201.493.9929 roots steakhouse Classic chophouse with seafood dishes, 17 Chestnut St., 201.444.1922 Sakura bana Traditional Japanese cuisine with sushi, BYO, 43 Franklin Ave., 201.447.6525 VILLAGE GREEN RESTAURANT Contemporary American cuisine, 36 Prospect St., 201.445.2914

RUTHERFORD

CAFÉ MATISSE Leisurely French dining with grazing portions, 167 Park Ave., 201.935.2995 STEVE AND ANDREA’S RESTAURANT Casual American restaurant ser ving breakfast, lunch and dinner, 298 Park Ave., 201.939.7668

SADDLE RIVER

THE SADDLE RIVER INN Romantic, upscale eatery, 2 Barnstable Ct., 201.825.4016

TEANECK

COFFEECOL AREPA BAR AND GRILL A taste of Colombia, 1126 Teaneck Rd., 201.357.2700 ETC. STEAKHOUSE Contemporary American steak house, 1409 Palisade Ave., 201.357.5677

Weehawken

Bibi’z Eclectic eastern Mediterranean eatery, 84 Center Ave., 201.722.8600 GRANITA GRILLE Italian cuisine, 467 Broadway, 201.664.9846 harmony tea room Soups, salads and traditional afternoon tea, including homemade scones, 224 Fairview Ave., 201.664.2608 Jack’s cafe American fare, BYO, 325 Broadway, 201.666.0400 mezza Mediterranean cuisine, 20 Jefferson Ave., 201.722.8822

WOOD-RIDGE

MARTINI GRILL European-inspired dishes and specialty cocktails, 187 Hackensack St., 201.939.2000

WYCKOFF

Blue moon mexican cafÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 327 Franklin Ave., 201.891.1331 THE BRICK HOUSE Fine steaks, chops and seafood, 179 Godwin Ave., 201.848.1211 The plum & The pear Restaurant where French and Italian meet Latin American and Asian, 393 Franklin Ave., 201.485.8793

Miller’s Ale house Sports pub featuring classic American fare and bar snacks, 270 Route 4, 201.342.4800

PARK RIDGE

Brasserie Brandman Modern American cuisine, 103 Spring Valley Rd., 201.746.9990 esty street Eclectic American fare with an inventive twist, 86 Spring Valley Rd., 201.307.1515 The park steakhouse Old-fashioned chophouse with seafood dishes, 151 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.1300 PEPPERCORNS Classic American steak house, 176 Colony Ave., 201.391.2818

RAMSEY

biggie’s clam bar Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 1315 Route 17 South, 201.962.9099

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COOKING DEMO Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Cooking Studio, Maywood, hackensackumc.org The HackensackUMC cooking studio recently hosted “A Love Affair with Food and Music.” Attendees enjoyed a cooking demonstration, featured dish samples, a take-home recipe and live music.

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STUDENT LEADERS Bergen Community College Paramus, bergen.edu Members of the college’s Student Government Association received the “2015 school spirit award” from Alzheimer’s New Jersey. The team raised more than $3,000 in donations, placing the school on top in the Northern Regional Walk competition.

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TEEN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Tenafly, jccotp.org Teenagers from six local Bergen County middle schools recently attended a conference fostering meaningful discussions on topics such as body image, relationships, anxiety and media literacy. Tova Garr, founder and CEO of From Girls 2 Women, delivered the keynote speech.

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Watch the horses and help a good cause at the Derby Day Party in Hasbrouck Heights, May 7.

MAY 5 If pampering a pet is your cup of tea, help a furry friend who’s waiting for a forever home. Save the Animals Rescue Team (START) II hosts its 11th annual dinner and tricky tray at the Fiesta in WoodRidge, 7–11 p.m. More than 350 prize baskets will be up for bid during the fundraiser. Admission is $55, which includes a four-course dinner and one ticket for each premium category in the auction. All proceeds will benefit animals cared for by START II. To find out more and to order tickets, visit startii.org.

MAY 5 Everyone is invited to sing and dance at Ars Musica’s 50th anniversary gala at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, 7 p.m. For half a century, the choral group has been enriching and nourishing the community through song. The celebration includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets begin at $75. Find more info and get your tickets now at arsmusica.org.

MAY 7 Can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby? That’s OK, you can still show off your fancy hat or quirky tie at Bergen Volunteer Center’s annual Derby Day Party at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Savor Southern food, sip a mint julep or taste

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MAY 7 Bergen Health & Life and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center present Bergen Family health day at the Outlets at Bergen Town Center in Paramus, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the free health and wellness fair, which includes demonstrations and activities for all ages—family yoga, doctor presentations, health screenings and more. Visit healthandlifemags .com/healthday for more information.

MAY 7 Learn about the top sopranos and tenors at Opera: The World’s Greatest Music at the Mahwah Public Library, 2 p.m. Musician, opera teacher and Wyckoff resident Vince Tillona leads the interactive discussion. Admission is FREE, but seating is on a firstcome basis. Find out more at mahwahlibrary.org.

MAY 7 Step to the plate and hit a home run for the Oradell Little League, which is

Also on May 7, the Oradell Little League hosts its Cinco de Mayo party.

hosting a Cinco de Mayo-themed party at VFW Hall, 7–11 p.m. There will be plenty of food and drinks, and a DJ will keep you dancing all night long. Tickets are $65, and all proceeds will go toward the league’s field improvement fund. If you’re looking for more details, contact Heather Corrigan at heather .gocard@gmail.com or call 917.440.3767.

MAY 8 On your mark, get set and go to the annual Rubin Run, featuring 5K, 10K and half-marathon races through the streets of Tenafly. The event raises money to support special-needs individuals at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. Registration: $30 for 5K and 10K, $65 for half-marathon. For additional details and to sign up, check out jccotp.org/rubinrun.

MAY 12–14 If you’ve been busy spring cleaning, it’s time to reward yourself with something nice at the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. each day. Be sure to check out the stores along East Ridgewood Avenue and adjacent streets, most of which will have special sales throughout the three-day event. Get the full scoop at experienceridgewood.com.

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MAY 14 It’s National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time than now to show your skin some love with CANCER SCREENINGS offered by Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Information about skin cancer and advice about skin protection will also be available at the center’s annual screening event. Screenings are FREE but appointments are required. For more info or to sign up now, call 201.833.3336 or visit holyname.org.

MAY 15 Cheer cyclists at the 6th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York. Participants zip from the George Washington Bridge to Bear Mountain in the 50-mile noncompetitive ride, beginning at 7 a.m. For the 100-mile challenge, competitors start their ride at the GWB to Bear Mountain and return to Fort Lee. For more information, visit gfny.com.

MAY 15 Celebrate the environment at Teaneck Creek Conservancy’s SpringFest, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. in Teaneck Creek Park. This year’s family-friendly festival will focus on water and wellness and will feature themed presentations from organizations and vendors, tours and talks in the park, musical performances, and arts and crafts for the kids. Admission: FREE. Still looking for more details? Head to teaneckcreek.org or call 201.836.2403. MAY 15 If classic cars rev up your interest, head to the Restored Rusty Relics Antique Auto Club’s annual North Jersey Auto Show & Flea Market at Bergen Community College in Paramus, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Check out antique and modified cars and trucks,

and find interesting items at the swap meet. Tickets: $5 for adults, FREE for children under 12. Cruise over to northjerseyautoshow.com for full info.

MAY 18 Refresh your diet at The Valley Hospital’s Color of Food NUTRITION PROGRAM in Ridgewood. From 7–8:30 p.m., hospital experts will dish out the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and its guidelines. The program is FREE, but registration is required. Get more info and sign up now at valleyhealth.com/events or call 800.825.5391.

MAY 21 If you missed Bergen Community College orchestra’s holiday concert last December, here’s your chance to catch the orchestra this season! Bergen sifonia’s best of Broadway will be performed at the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre in Paramus, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $35. Ready to buy tickets or need more details? Visit tickets.bergen.edu or call the box office at 201.447.7428. MAY 21 Take a stroll with your family or pets for a good cause. Durga Tree International is hosting Lacing Up For Freedom at the Ridgewood Duck Pond in hopes of empowering survivors of modern-day slavery. There will be live music, pet adoption and a light breakfast and lunch at this family- and pet-friendly event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. FREE. Check out durgatreeinternational.org for further details. MAY 22 Maypole dance, Pinkster cake, donuts, lemonade, spinning demonstrations,

children’s games and garden tours. You can find all that at Bergen County Historical Society’s Pinkster Fest: A Colonial Celebration of Spring at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, 1–5 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for students and FREE for BCHS members. Get the full story at bergencountyhistory.org.

MAY 23 Calling all foodies! Check out Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare’s Culinary Adventure Food and Wine Tasting at the Venetian in Garfield, 6 p.m. More than 25 local restaurants and vineyards will offer food and wine tastings. The event will benefit mental health programs and services throughout northern New Jersey. For more information, call Ray Brush at 201.638.9745 or go to cbhcare.com. MAY 25 For a fun-filled family day, take your inquisitive little one to the Curious George the Golden Meatball show at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, 1 and 4 p.m. Join George and his friends as they go on a mission to save All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day and learn the secret ingredient to cooking. Tickets range from $15 to $39. Curious to find out more about the show? Visit bergenpac.org or call the box office at 201.227.1030. Send event listings to: Bergen Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published. Share events online by clicking the “Submit an Event” link below the Community Calendar at bergenhealthandlife.com.

Can Curious George save All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day? Find out May 25.

May 15 promises to be a great day for a bike ride—the 6th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo.

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Escapes

Barbados beckons!

by rita guarna

You’ll find adventure and beachy bliss in the land of cou-cou. It’s the birthplace of the singer Rihanna. And the rich and famous—Elton John, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiger Woods—have been jetting here for decades. But despite the glitz, Barbados is the perfect laid-back getaway for those looking for an authentic island holiday. A coral island located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, it was discovered by the Spanish and was a British colony until 1966. Today the commonwealth is divided into 11 parishes, all but two hugging the coastline. Not surprisingly, the island’s claim to fame is its beaches; there are 60, all open to the public. On the western shore, known as the Platinum Coast, you’ll find calm waters perfect for snorkeling and kayaking. In stark contrast, the east coast features a rugged coastline with crashing waves, a surfer’s paradise. Our home-away-from-home was the newly renovated Colony Club, an AAA Four-Diamond resort with a wellness focus situated within seven acres of lush tropical gardens. There are complimentary daily yoga, Pilates or Zumba classes, and the resort also provides in-room yoga mats, cooking demos and a complimentary breakfast daily. On arriving, we were treated to a “Cumila,” a refreshing mocktail made of cucumber, mint, agave, lemon and sparkling water. We were promised it would aid digestion. I can’t confirm that, but I can promise it’s good! The resort has its own organic vegetable garden, which guests can tour, and much of the food offered is garden-

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to-plate. There is also a “bait-to-plate” program in which a resort chef takes guests out on the water for a fishing excursion, then prepares the day’s fresh catch. The Laguna Restaurant on the property offers international fare plus local favorites. Seafood is big here: Mahi-mahi, kingfish, snapper and flying fish are prepared in every way imaginable. (Flying fish served with cou-cou, a mixture of cornmeal and okra topped with creole sauce, is the national dish.) For those who need time to unwind, there’s no better place than the resort’s beach. Sunscreen is provided lest you burn, and cold towels and cucumber slices are offered to keep you cool. Staffers like Annette, who works in guest activities, and Michelle, the food and beverage guru, check on you through the day and offer canapés of tomato, mozzarella and pesto or frozen grapes on a skewer. It would be easy to veg here for days on end, but the island beckons. Indeed, you’ll be enchanted by its undeniable charm once you’re beyond the cacophony of auto dealerships, dingy gas stations and low-slung commercial buildings that front the main highway. Live large by living like a Bajan—that is, a Barbados resident. Hop on a bus to go nearly anywhere for less than a dollar. Spend Friday night dining beachside in the fishing town of Oistins, where you’ll gorge on fresh-grilled fish, cold Banks beer and lobsters as big as your arm. The atmosphere is like a huge block party with eating, drinking, singing and dancing. Be sure to wander down to the bandstand where you’ll find old-timers, couples and kids jiving to good ol’ calypso tunes. Feel the need to shop? Bridgetown, Barbados’ capital city, offers everything from tiny boutiques to luxe jewelry stores. There are also local vendors selling fruit, veggies, meats and local spices, plus crafts. Pelican Village on the outskirts of town is a great spot for batik, rum cakes and pottery. If you’re more of an off-the-beaten-path traveler, consider a Jeep safari tour, which will take you to spots accessible only in 4x4 vehicles. You’ll zoom along gullies, traverse forests, climb hills and look out over cliffs at some stunning scenery. Entertaining guides will regale you with local lore and island history and make frequent stops for photo opps alongside sugar plantations, remote beaches and lookout points. Our Island Safari guide even stopped at a local food stand to purchase pudding and souse, a dish of pickled pork with spiced sweet potato, so we could all sample it. Of course, for a truly authentic experience you’ll have to wash it down with a rum punch. Speaking of rum, tour at least one of the island’s three rum distilleries, then stick around for free samples and some terrific rum punch. Rum has been distilled on Barbados for 300 years. It’s the Caribbean’s lifeblood, and there’s no sign that will end any time soon. There are hundreds of rum shops, where Bajans gather to play dominoes and catch up on gossip. Ready to party? The Golden Anchor in Holetown is a great spot. Here you’ll find locals and tourists alike listening to everything from reggae to jazz. You’ll be blown away by the local musical talent on the island. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover the next Rihanna. In any case, you’ll be glad you discovered the joys of beautiful Barbados.

This page, from top: A spacious Colony Club guest room features a charming four-poster bed. Located where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, Barbados is renowned for its 60 beaches—and the hotel provides sunscreen. There are also complimentary yoga, Pilates and zumba classes for those wishing to interrupt their sheer relaxation. A visit to the nearby coastal town of Oistins for freshly grilled fish is a great way to end the day. Opposite: a beach view and a glimpse of the island’s lush and varied vegetation.

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Bergen Health & Life: May 2016  

The Good Living Magazine

Bergen Health & Life: May 2016  

The Good Living Magazine