RSVP: Angela Russo 201.510.4460
Englewood Cliffs, NJ – (October 5, 2016) – American Cut Bar & Grill invites guests to attend a special dinner featuring the incredible wines of Darioush. Founded by Darioush Khaledi in 1997, Darioush has established a reputation for producing premium Napa Valley wines. Special guest for the evening will be Allen Papp who will share the story of this iconic winery and the evening's wines.Papp will explain how Darioush wines are instilled at an early age with the winemaking craft of this generational family owned winery in Napa Valley. The wines being served are inspired by the wine culture of the literary city of Shiraz - in modern day Iran - and the ancient city of Persepolis. For those seeking out old world wines infused with tradition and energized with a modern technique will enjoy this premiere wine and food experience at American Cut Bar & Grill located at 495 Sylvan Avenue in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Chef Anthony Russo has prepared a savoring menu to accompany rare and exclusive wines from the Darioush Napa Valley Estate on Wednesday, October 12th from 7pm – 10pm, $150.00, RSVP: Angela Russo 201.510.4460.
Wine Dinner - 5 Course Menu Pairing
2015 Viognier - Seared Ahi Tuna, Arugula, Chili Pepper, Olives, Lemon
2014 Signature Chardonnay - Roast Halibut, Farro, "Peas & Carrots" Lemon Herb Butter
2013 Signature Merlot - Five Spiced Duck Breast - Beluga Lentils, Morello cherry sauce
2013 Signature Cab Franc & 2013 Signature Cabernet - Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon - Seared Foie Gras, Pommes Puree, Cabernet Demi Glace
Cambells Rutherglen Muscat - Dessert by Kristen Moorer – TBD (something chocolate and delicious!)American Cut Bar & Grill is located at 495 Sylvan Ave (9W) in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday from 11:30AM to 11:00PM, and Sunday from 11:30PM to 9:00PM. Reservations preferred, and walk-ins welcome. Complimentary valet parking available daily in a private parking lot. For more information and updates, please visit www.americancutsteakhouse.com and follow @americancut on Instagram. About American Cut Bar & Grill- Englewood Cliffs American Cut Bar & Grill owned by LDV Hospitality (La Dolce Vita, or ‘the good life’) in partnership with Peter Serpico will offer a modern take on classic American dishes in a contemporary, casual ambience, reminiscent of Art Deco fused with a bit of rock & roll. Chef Marc Forgione, winner of Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef” supervises the menu. Marc Forgione was recognized with a glowing two-star review in the New York Times and received a Michelin star. American Cut Bar & Grill is located at 495 Sylvan Avenue (9W), Englewood Cliffs at the entrance to the Palisades Parkway. www.americancutrestaurants.com
About Anthony Russo: Anthony Russo, born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, is a true blood New Yorker that grew up in a traditional Italian family, where every Sunday meant large family dinners with traditional home cooked meals. As a child he always dreamed of being in the restaurant business and realizing this passion as teenager led the chef-in-training to enroll at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in 1991. After graduating in 1993, Anthony went on to work with top culinary icons such as David Burke, Michael Meehan, Sam Hazen and Todd English. In 2009, Anthony joined LDV Hospitality as the Executive Chef of Lugo Cucina Italiana. Here, celebrities of all types stop in to enjoy some of his signature dishes, including his now famous Crispy Pork Shank and Meatballs! He also went on to oversee operations for additional properties in the LDV Hospitality portfolio, including the storied No.8 Nightclub. In July 2016, Lugo Cucina Italiana was awarded a Michelin Guide Recommendation and, with Anthony’s continued development within LDV Hospitality, he has been named Executive Chef at American Cut Bar & Grill in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, responsible for all culinary operations. Anthony Russo resides in Bloomfield, NJ with his wife Angela and their beloved lab Bailey Belle.
About Marc Forgione: Chef Marc Forgione is the Chef/Owner of Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut and Lobster Press and is the Co-owner/Partner of Khe-Yo. He won season 3 of Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef” at just 31 years old, making him the youngest winner in the show’s history. Among the many accolades, Restaurant Marc Forgione was recognized with a glowing two-star review in The New York Times and received a Michelin star. Chef Forgione is a Chef Ambassador for Family Reach Foundation, Chefs for Kids Cancer, City Harvest, and Feeding America. In 2014, Chef Forgione became an author as well with the release of “Marc Forgione: Recipes and Stories from the Acclaimed Chef and Restaurant.
About John Meadow: Focused on concept and business development, John Meadow drives the creative process for LDV Hospitality, envisioning and creating new concepts as well as forging business partnerships with hoteliers, developers, and celebrated chefs alike. John began his career in the hospitality industry immediately after graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, starting off as manager at The Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room. At 24, John sought out to create something of his own and opened the bar and grill Local West in midtown Manhattan. After an entrepreneurial freshman success in 2008, he launched LDV Hospitality, which now boasts a range of food and beverage concepts throughout the country. Whether fine dining or indulgent nightlife, the passion and philosophy of LDV is to take inspiration from iconic classics of old world hospitality cultures and adopt them to today’s modern social life.
About LDV Hospitality: LDV Hospitality (La Dolce Vita, or 'the good life') is a premier restaurant group that owns and operates 26 food and beverage venues across the country. LDV's philosophy is to take inspiration from the iconic classics of Old World cultures and adopt them to our modern social life through its collection of extraordinary people and concepts. Founded in 2008 by John Meadow, the LDV portfolio includes: American Cut | American Cut Bar & Grill | Corso Coffee | Diamond Horseshoe | Dolce Italian | D.O.C.G Enoteca |Lugo Cucina Italiana | No. 8 | Paramount Bar & Grill | Rec Room | The Regent Cocktail Club | Scarpetta. In 2015, LDV Hospitality partnered with Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa to open five food & beverage venues within the resort. www.ldvhospitality.com.