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Peter’s of Millburn Hosts Chef Ryan DePersio

Two powerhouses of the New Jersey restaurant scene joined forces in this latest edition of #HipNJ!

#HipNJ’s own Peter Falzo, of Peter’s of Millburn, invited Chef Ryan DePersio for their “Guest Chef Night”. DePersio is the owner of the Zagat rated Fascino of Montclair, the Executive Chef of Jersey City’s Battello, and runs Nico Kitchen + Bar at NJPAC in Newark (whew!)  He took time out of his busy schedule to treat Peter’s patrons with a delectable, 5-course “Italian without Boarders” specialty meal.

DePersio, who has appeared on “The Today Show” and “Chopped”, gave #HipNJ a taste of how he became the critically acclaimed master chef that he is today. Although he comes from a traditional Italian family and his food is considered fine Italian cuisine, DePersio’s professional experience in the kitchen is deep-rooted in a French background. The idea of “Italian without Boarders” came about by intertwining a French technique to Italian cuisine.

For guest chef night at Peter’s, DePersio featured some of his prime specialties such as his ricotta gnocchi (nicknamed “pillows of heaven”) and bone marrow brioche steak. From the way DePersio passionately describes the preparation and ingredients that go into creating these specialty dishes, it’s no wonder his restaurant has been named one of the Top 10 Classic Restaurants in New Jersey.

Bon Appétit!

#HIPNJ Women Fighting Back Against Dove

The video you are about to see will change the way people view New Jersey women forever…

Dominating the news recently was the Dove campaign that unfairly targeted New Jersey as “The Armpit of America”.

Well Dove…you messed with the wrong group of women.

Our production company, Long Shot Productions, LLC, produced a viral video in support of #HipNJ correspondent Melisa LaTour‘s company, The MTL Communications Group and #HipNJ guest, Jennifer LoBianco, CEO of 8fold.

These two women, pros in the PR and marketing industry, teamed up to take a stand against this unfair stereotype that constantly plagues The Garden State.  The video features real-life Jersey women who capture the strong spirit of our citizens.

#HipNJ proudly stand next to them in their initiative. After all, who knows better than our #HipNJ team, amazing guests and loyal followers how FABULOUS our great state is!?

Please watch and share this important message!

Discovery Wellness Center

The human mind is the number one key tool to that greater and healthier lifestyle we all crave.  But for most of us living in New Jersey, our high-paced, busy schedules get in the way of achieving our goals.

At the Discovery Wellness Center of Morristown, New Jersey, their board of highly trained experts and therapists give their patients that extra push to harness the power of their minds.

HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia spoke to the Discovery Wellness team at their  “Discover Wellness in 2014” event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston.  Gina was able to speak with director, Christopher Barker, Ph.D., and observe other therapists in action.  Barker explained how their facility uses psychotherapy to help solve patient issues such as depression, eating disorders, behavioral problems, and more. They use an integrative approach, which channels the mind and body in order to achieve success on the pathway to better living. The goal is to “discover” how to use those tools needed to achieve happiness. We learn that there are major health benefits, both physical and emotional, that come from proper nutrition and meditation.

If you or anyone you know suffers from any psychological issues and/or could benefit from the services The Discovery Wellness Center offers, visit their website and see how to begin the journey towards a better, healthier you.