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Recap: NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs

A couple weekends ago, beautiful Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg hosted its annual NJ Beer & Food Festival. The craft beer events took place over Father’s Day weekend, providing a unique way for guests to spend quality time with dad—and with a wide array of beer-centric activities. The three-day festival kicked off with the “NJ […]

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Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs: The Winners!

The Crystal Springs New Jersey Wine & Food Festival recently wrapped up and the results of the sold-out Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs are in. The competition was designed to showcase the contributions of some of the best, most dedicated sous chefs who cook long hours on the line. The judging panel for the […]

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Crystal Springs NJ Wine & Food Festival Recap

Oh what an event! The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival took place last weekend at beautiful Crystal Springs.The three-day event was a celebration of the world’s best wines and renowned national and local chefs, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The weekend’s events were designed to allow foodies and wine aficionados to meet and mingle […]

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Restaurant Latour Welcomes Chef Jean Paul Lourdes

Chef Jean Paul Lourdes brings a wealth of diversified experience from the world’s finest kitchens to Crystal Springs Resort’s Restaurant Latour. A native of New Zealand, Lourdes was hand-selected as Chef de Latour for his unique ability to develop inventive menus that will perfectly pair with the wines of Latour’s award-winning cellar. With a resumé […]

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Chef Spotlight: Timothy Fischer

Timothy Fischer, Executive Chef of Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, lets us in on how he first entered the culinary scene, some of his favorite memories, and advice for budding chefs. JERSEY BITES: What is your earliest food memory? CHEF TIMOTHY FISCHER: Cooking and canning with my mother and grandmother. When did you realize you […]

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Chicken Wings

Big-Game Wings for Every Kind of Fan

Denver fan? Rooting for Seattle? Just in it for the commercials? No matter the reason, here are some super wing recipes you can dive into on Super Bowl Sunday, including a gluten-free option. Baked Wings with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce Submitted by Christine Van Arsdalen, Somerset County Ingredients 1 package frozen chicken wings (plain) 1 […]

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Crystal Springs Vintage Champagne Dinner

Last Saturday, I was thrilled to attend Crystal Springs’ Vintage Champagne dinner held in the gorgeous wine cellar room. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to tour the cellar at Crystal Springs, there are complimentary daily tours given at 3 p.m., which I’ve documented in a prior post and are impressive. The […]

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Beneduce Winery

Turnpike? Fuggedaboutit. Try a North Jersey Wine Trail

Sponsored Post New Jersey’s Skylands Region is known for its captivating landscapes, tranquility, natural beauty and lack of “exits.” Sprinkled with nearly a dozen vineyards, the area is also making its mark as a delightful destination for a diversity of wineries. So no matter in which direction you travel, you’re sure to discover something to […]

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Fall in Love with North Jersey Wineries – Sept 14 & 15

Sponsored Post Could there be chemistry between you and Northern New Jersey wines? Great wine making involves multiple steps – from growing to bottling – and a little bit of chemistry.  Some would say it is as much an art as a science. To the French, good wines depend upon “terroir”, that is upon the […]

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Crystal Springs Resort’s Restaurant Latour – Culinary Masterpiece

Crystal Springs Resort, located in the beautiful mountains of Sussex County, is New Jersey’s premier culinary and leisure destination and less than 90 minutes from New York City. Grand Cascades Lodge at the resort offers an unmatched culinary and wine program at the award-winning Restaurant Latour and the Wine Cellar. With its white-glove service, American cuisine […]

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