DESTINATION DINING: 7 NEW JERSEY RESTAURANTS WORTH A ROAD TRIP

Common Lot, Millburn Why go: Don’t go if you’re looking for the usual fare — pasta, burger or even bread. Australian-born chef and owner Ehren Ryan isn’t going for the same-old, same-old. His rustic no-airs-about-it, grown-up restaurant has portobello-mushroom colored walls, wooden floors and an open kitchen and an intriguing menu with loads of possibilities for adventurous food

Private Parties

Private Parties and Functions at Common Lot The Chef’s Library is our lovely secluded dining area located on our second floor (only accessible by stairs) that can accommodate up to 26 guests. For the exclusive use of our Chef’s Library for private parties or functions, we offer a sliding scale stand-alone room hire fee. For parties

Kitchen Pass

Kitchen Pass The Kitchen Pass is our exclusive four seat counter directly overlooking the Kitchen. Kitchen Pass diners purchase their seat for the evening, and while being served a multiple course menu, get a front row seat to the kitchen operations and interaction with the Chefs.  There are a total of 4 seats, but they

13 ICY TREATS TO COOL YOU OFF THIS SUMMER

Black sesame semifreddo at Common Lot, Millburn It’s as delicious as it is beautiful: Common Lot’s semifreddo. (Photo: COURTESY OF COMMON LOT) This black sesame semifreddo is one of the best desserts of the summer season: the black sesame meringue stuffed with mousse-like creamy semifreddo atop dehydrated strawberries, pickled green strawberries and fresh strawberries. It’s light, it’s refreshing,

FOUR NOTED NJ CHEFS TO COOK AT BEARD HOUSE

Anthony Bucco, Ben Nerenhausen, Ehren Ryan and David Viana will prepare a “Jersey Road Trip.” By Andrea Clurfeld | | March 20, 2018 New Jersey was shut out last week when the list of finalists for a James Beard Award was announced. Why? Well, that’s a story for an opinion column. But there’s a New Jersey-centric dinner starting