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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!

What is #HipNJ?

Live Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard…You’re from New Jersey, and So Are We!

Hip New Jersey is a new lifestyle program featuring the latest in fashion, food, trends and entertainment in New Jersey.  Each episode is made up of a selection of hot topics of people, places and things that will peek viewers interest throughout the Garden State.  It will drive traffic to each location and give added value to each business featured.

Segments include:

Jersey Luxe– Hip New Jersey holds the key to unlock the best-kept secrets in local luxe living.  Featuring magnificent real estate and extravagant home décor, we’ll take you inside the most luxurious homes and introduce you to the highest-quality fashion, beauty and wellness.

Scene & Heard– Get the scoop on New Jersey’s hottest and hippest places to see and be seen.  From the trendiest fashions and most stylish shopping spots, to delectable dining and eclectic events, Hip New Jersey breaks down the best places to shop, socialize, wine and dine in the Garden State. With sneak peeks at everything you need to know to stay in vogue, Hip New Jersey exposes everything our beautiful state has to offer.

Garden State Living– Hip New Jersey will profile businesses and communities that are behind making our state fabulous!

Toast of the Town– With exclusive interviews and revealing discussions, Hip New Jersey gets up close and personal with the best and brightest personalities in the state.  Join hometown heroes on a tour of their favorite spots in town. Whether it’s celeb hangouts for Jersey luminaries, or tranquil spots for idol relaxation, we’ll journey
where few have gone before.

Rising Stars– Hip New Jersey will sit with New Jersey’s up-and-comers before they hit the mainstream. We’ll find out what motivates them on their journey to the top.

For more information, please contact us.

Waterside Restaurant & Catering

Dinner with a view, don’t mind if we do!

Waterside Restaurant and Catering is located in North Bergen on the Hudson River, with a beautiful view of the New York City Skyline. Not only is it an everyday eatery, but it is also a bar and lounge with two polished dance floors in the party rooms upstairs for all your event needs. From weddings to baby showers, benefits and company launch parties, Waterside hosts it all. They have years of valuable experience, which will leave you satisfied with your pick of the night.

Peter Falzo sat with Waterside’s Leslie Lovett to sample many of the Mediterranean-inspired, Zagat-rated dishes offered by Waterside’s excellent executive chef team.  After watching, we’re sure you’ll be calling them (201-861-7767) for the soonest reservation!

For more information, visit their website.