Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with these Sweets & Specials

Crystal Tavern at Crystal Springs Resort (One Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg NJ) will serve a special St. Patrick’s dinner on March 17th from 5-9pm.

The menu, offered as a 3-course prix fixe($38 or $52 with beer pairings) or a la carte, includes sheep’s milk ricotta and nettle gnudi dumplings with crispy pork rinds to start, followed but a choice of three entrees, from the traditional Corned Beef with Irish Soda Bread and accompaniments to Black Sausage & Mash to Irish Lamb Stew cooked with Crystal Springs’ own lamb that’s raised for them at their Rifle Ranch in Colorado. A Mint Brownie Baked Alaska rounds out the menu and each dish will be paired with beer, either Irish or East Coast American craft beer, including the dessert (served with Mothers Milk Stout from NY). Call 973-827-5996 Ext. 3 for reservations.

Interested in taking a class? Check out these awesome St. Patty’s Day classes provided by Coursehorse:

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Last, celebrate with some of these sweets that’ll knock you off your feet:

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  In honor of St Patrick’s Day, Georgetown Cupcake is offering a vanilla and a chocolate St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake.  Both are only available by pre-order, but will be available in the shop for pickup on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  These cupcakes are vanilla or chocolate cupcakes topped with a light green buttercream frosting and a fondant shamrock.  We also have an Irish Crème cupcake available all month (by both pre-order and in store pick up).  The Irish Crème is a chocolate cupcake topped with a non-alcoholic irish-crème-infused vanilla frosting and a fondant shamrock.

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Sweet Revenge, in the West Village will be offering a special Black & Tan cupcake for St. Patty’s Day! Can’t go wrong with a Guiness draft or Chocovine to go with a cupcake!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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Treat Your Sweetie To These Valentine’s Day Treats

If you haven’t noticed I am huge sweet connoisseur. Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth?
Surprise them on Valentine’s Day with one of these treats:
Divine Valentine at Ivy Bakery
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Enjoy a special Divine-inspired menu, chocolate giveaways and more at Ivy Bakery on Valentine’s Day. Ivy Bakery created a special Divine-inspired sampler menu for you to share with your sweetie or indulge on your own! More details and you can RSVP, here.
The $10 sampler menu includes five delicious treats all made using Divine Chocolate products:
  • Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pie
  • Chocolate Butter Gooey
  • Mini Chocolate Cupcake
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberry
  • Chocolate Truffle
Georgetown Cupcake Valentines Day Dozen:
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  • 3 Red Velvet cupcakes
  • 3 Chocolate² cupcakes
  • 3 Strawberry Lava Fudge cupcakes
  • 3 Strawberry Champagne cupcakes.

FYI: Georgetown Cupcake will be open regular hours on Valentine’s Day, 10 am to 9pm, and urge everyone to place orders until 7 pm the night before so they can skip the line!

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Red Velvet heart shaped cupcakes and assorted valentines day themed cupcakes are available at Mr. Cupcakes.

Seth Greenberg’s Authentic New York Brownie Crunch, a snack-able, bagged version of the crispy edges of fresh-baked brownies. Each bite-sized piece is like a cross between a brownie, a cookie and a wafer. Greenberg was inspired to create this product by his award-winning baker father and his daughter’s love for the crispy edges of fresh-baked brownies. $3.99-$4.99 per four ounce package, current flavors available: Chocolate Chip, Toffee Crunch and Mint.

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Retail Stores that offer Seth Greenberg’s Authentic New York Brownie Crunch:

  • Zabar’s
  • Amazon.com
  • Food Emporium
  • Fairway
  • Macy’s
  • Grace’s Marketplace

Carmine’s Family-Style Cookbook ($29.95)

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There is nothing more romantic than whipping up a delicious Italian meal for two, from irresistibly creamy penne a la vodka to herb-crusted salmon arrabiata, with a glass of champagne or a bottle of wine. Available online, here.

Cheers to a sweet Valentine’s Day!!! 😀

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