I recently attended a blogger birthday celebration at VB3 in Jersey City for Jill Goldsberry, blogger for examiner.com, and beautyliciouslifestyle.wordpress. We started the four course dinner started off with The Twist, a VB3 martini, paired with Arancini - saffron rice balls stuffed with mozzarella as the first course.
The second course was my favorite of the night - Crispy Grilled Sea Bass - skin-on, with roasted cauliflower, capers, golden raisin vinaigrette & pinenut gremolata. The sea bass was incredibly tasty, with a nice crispy texture. It's definitely a dish I would get again. The third course was Grilled Beef Short Ribs - marinated & grilled bone-in short rib with charred scallion & sesame romesco sauce. The short ribs were tough and thick, not the fall-off-the-bone short ribs. The final course to end a great night featured Chocolate & Pistachio Semifreddo with vanilla creme anglais and candied pistachio.
- Kim Weling