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The Zaferon Grill Celebrates its First Anniversary!

The Zaferon Grill in Verona is celebrating its one-year anniversary with new menu additions, an open house and fun giveaways to thank their patrons for a great first year. The elegant restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the town’s dining scene. First-time restauranteur and owner, Soody Nelson, would like to pay the community back for their wholehearted support.

The bistro features refined Mediterranean-American cuisine with a hint of Persian influence to reflect Nelson’s personal heritage and culture. Dinner and weekend brunch is made from quality ingredients utilizing wild-caught fish and organic meats, poultry and produce for the best possible quality food experience.

In addition to food preparation, Nelson focuses on the dining space as an integral part of the experience. Applying a neutral color palate to the backdrop of the restaurant soothes guests and highlights the vibrant photo murals containing Saffron Crocus flowers, the namesake of the Zaferon Grill and producer of the signature spice in Persian cuisine – saffron.

There will be a yummy anniversary offer for guests patronizing the restaurant between Friday, April 13th and Wednesday, April 18th. Guest who purchase an entrée have their choice of a free dessert including Lime Tart, Dulce De Leche, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Crème Brulee or the day’s Gelato and Sorbet.

New menu additions from Executive Chef Luis Andres Ramirez Villarroel include special tapas offerings available Tuesday – Thursday, a Thursday ‘Guy’s Night’ for steak specials and more seafood options. And don’t forget their beloved weekend brunch that includes breakfast options like Challah French toast, Farmer’s Market Frittata and much more!

The open house and anniversary party will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, complimentary cocktails, special desserts, giveaways and delicious treats from the menu. Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan and Director of Administration & Economic Development Steven J. Neale will be in attendance to support Nelson on her successful first year.

If you haven’t visited the Zaferon Grill yet, this is the perfect opportunity to experience what everyone has been raving about. Be sure to join #HipNJ in supporting this fun week of celebration and sophisticated cuisine!

#HipNJ’s Hudson Restaurant Week Guide

Hudson Restaurant Week is returning January 22nd, and #HipNJ is here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of it. Check out our restaurant guide and try to hit as many spots as possible!

Halifax, Hoboken

 

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Cadillac Cantina, Hoboken


Amelia’s Bistro, Jersey City

 

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Haven, Edgewater

The Stewed Cow, Hoboken

 

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Talde, Jersey City

 

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Molos, Weehawken

 Check out the full list of participating restaurants here, and enjoy!

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Review: Hoboken’s Porter Collins

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Private room at Porter Collins

#HipNJ visited new Hoboken hot spot Porter Collins, and it’s THE place to see and be seen! The restaurant’s eye-catching decor, while a mix of comfort and luxury, rivals any Manhattan or South Beach establishment!

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The Classic Caesar Salad – Traditional Tableside Preparation – Organic Baby Romaine, Croutons, Parmesan

After we were whisked to Porter Collins’ beautifully designed private room, we started the night by ordering their Crispy Oysters with saffron remoulade and dill pickles. We were also treated to their Classic Caesar salad with traditional table side preparation!

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The Porter Burger

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Pan Roasted Black Bass

For dinner, we had their juicy Porter Burger with grilled onions, gruyère, brioch bun, hand-cut fries and Porter sauce. We also feasted on the deliciously-fresh Pan Roasted Black Bass with peas, favas, shiitake mushrooms, tarragon and Gremolata.

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Flour-less chocolate cake

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Apple tart

When visiting PC, definitely leave room for dessert! Their Apple Tart and Flour-less Chocolate Cake were sinfully divine!

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Now that the weather is nicer, pencil in a trip to Hoboken and Porter Collins! For more information or to make a reservation, visit PorterCollinsRestaurant.com.