Rosies Reds Whites & Boo! Sky Dinner

Held at Blue Sky American Bistro & Cafe
Montclair, NJ

October 31, 1999

Hosted By Rosie Saferstein,
Food Forum moderator and Restaurant Reviewer of Food Bytes®.
Featured wines by Michael Skurnik Wines

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Rosie and Lowell greet guests
at the front door.
Sous chef Matthew Davis prepares appetizers
Representatives of Michael Skurnik Wines, Anthony Austin prepares for the wine tasting
Chef/Owner David Joseph with "Mom & Dad"
Rosie and Manager Craig ham it up in the kitchen
Appetizer of tuna tartare wrapped with a long thin slice of cucumber
Lori and Anthoni
A plate of HUGE oysters
Crostini topped with crab, mango, red pepper and cilantro. Some were on pumpkin shaped toasts
Some folks at the front table
A group of folks enjoying the appetizers
A whole bunch of Chef Daves! Which is the real one?
Front table under a cool chandalier
Course 1, Crispy Potato Napolean with Jumbo Shrimp, Seared Diver Scallops, Saffron Aioli and Celeriat Sauce.

Wine - Hirsch--Austrian white

The staff in top form begin another course
Chef Dave and Sous Chef Matthew Davis
Course 2, Duck Confit stuffed with Autumn Root vegetables on Roasted Garlic Mashers

Wine - Bovard-Swiss white

A visit from Patty--a waitress at Blue Sky
Course 3, Rack of Lamb with Savory Bread Pudding

Wine - Lingenfelder Reisling old vine & Hendry Vineyard--Pinot Noir

Course 4, Watercress & Frisee with forme d'Abert cheese and maple scented ver jus

Wine - Bonny Doon --Barbera Selby--old vine Zin

Message for Dave & Cheryl
Course 5, Cider baked apple filled with applejack tartufo surrounded with a cranberry apple cider sauce
We're not worthy!
This was a wine tasting after all!

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David Joseph - Chef/Owner
Craig Agans & Sherri Lessard - Managers
Rosalie Saferstein - Restaurant Reviewer, NJOnline