CHATHAM, NJ — As Valentine’s Day approaches, restaurants in Chatham and the surrounding area are offering food and drink specials, as well as regular fare.
During the weekend, Sorriso Kitchen at 252 Main Street offers specials on the menu, with extra love on the plate. A small stack of buttermilk pancakes with strawberry jam, bacon and chocolate whipped mascarpone is a sweet breakfast treat.
The Shop in Chatham’s Supper Club plans to open on Saturday, with a prix fixe menu. This menu for the restaurant, at 465 Main Street, features a first course of Raviolini or jumbo poached shrimp. Pistachio-crusted salmon, Barolo-braised prime rib or French-style chicken are among the main dishes. The dessert ends with a dark chocolate tart. Call to reserve at 973-635-2757. The restaurant is open on Sunday and Monday with its regular and creative pizza, pasta and panino menu. Additionally, there’s a special pizza on Sunday, reps for The Shop told Patch, due to the weekend’s second Super Bowl celebration. On Sundays the restaurant organizes a pizza for purchase, get the second at 50%. See the full menu at www.theshopchatham.com.
Serenade Restaurant, located at 6 Roosevelt Avenue, is offering a special prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day weekend. Slide waygu, potato soup, smoked salmon and Osetra caviar are some of the first courses on the menu. Ravioli with beef ribs, black truffles and parmesan mousse are part of the second course. Appetizers are Roasted Halibut with Thai Emulsion or Grilled Beef Sirloin with Potato Hash, Creamed Spinach, Thumbelina Carrots and Cipollini Onions. There are exquisite dessert offerings, including “Lover’s Sampler,” featuring red velvet cheesecake, hazelnut chocolate mousse, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. View Serenade Restaurant’s Full Valentine’s Day Menu here and call the restaurant for weekend reservations at 973-701-0303.
Scalini Fedeli at 63 Main Street is known for its elegant, award-winning cuisine. The regular dinner menu, with the restaurant open on Valentine’s Day, offers a four-course prix-fixe option. Ecuadorian prawns with seasonal vegetables are part of the starters, as well as a specialty risotto. Snapper with sautéed oyster mushrooms, sliced duck with truffle reduction, boneless veal chop served Milanese style and braised beef ribs are on the restaurant’s regular menu. Desserts suitable for Valentine’s Day include crunchy banana pie, chocolate soufflé, sweet and sour chocolate truffle cake with cherries, and mascarpone and ricotta pie with red wine and strawberries marinated in lemon juice. balsamic. Make reservations online here or call 973-701-9200.
Charley’s Aunt at 8 South Passaic Avenue offers a range of menu choices on her regular menu, which would be perfect for a relaxing meal on Valentine’s Day weekend. The restaurant is also open on Mondays. See the daily specials menu here and the extensive regular menu here. The restaurant’s grilled Portobello mushrooms, zucchini fritti, small Cajun shrimp and loaded nachos are some of the special dishes. There are specialty salads to choose from, with minced grilled chicken and other toppings. Steak burgers and the restaurant’s signature burgers are other menu favorites. There are specialty sandwiches and packed lunches, including fish and steak fries. Pastas include spaghetti carbonara and penne primavera. Enjoy bone-in steak, rib-eye and other entrees. Call for more information at 973-635-6772.
Ashada’s Soulfood restaurant at 262 Main Street offers a comforting and casual menu for a late weekend lunch or dinner. The restaurant is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays. Fried chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, green beans, and cornbread are some of the menu items. Call with questions at 973-978-4333.