Late last year, I had the privilege of devouring a 7 course chef’s tasting menu at one of Montclair, NJ’s best restaurants, Restaurant Passionné. The heart and soul of Restaurant Passionné is Chef Michael Carrino. Chef Carrino is a classically trained chef having studied at the C.I.A. (Culinary Institute of America) in Hyde Park, NY. Chef Carrino is also a local celebrity having appearing on The Food Network’s “Chopped” (he was the winner of his episode), NBC’s “The Today Show”, and the New York Times to name a few.
I’m baaaaack!! I know it’s been quite some time since I last posted back in October. School & the Holidays kind of overtook me & not to mention, I’m just about done with a cold that had a vice grip on me since November. But I am back now & will try to post as much as I can. There are lots of exciting things going on. So let’s get to it.