Chef David Viana joins Chef Todd Villani at Terre a Terre’s next Supper Club event “The Art of Local Cuisine” January 12, 2016 in Carlstadt. Seats are going quickly, call in your reservation today.
The lengths at which Chef Todd Villani and his team go to ensure that everything is sourced as locally as possible has become a part of the culinary folklore of NJ. Where others make a call asking if something is local, Todd, and very often his business partner Lisa, make the journey to the farm, ranch, or food crafter personally to guarantee that everything is the best there is.
Growing up in New Jersey, Villani has seen much of the the Garden State go from wide open spaces and small family owned agricultural operations, to endless suburban sprawl. By finding, and supporting, local growers, that acreage stands a much greater chance of remaining green. The passion for local is more than just vegetables, someday soon we’ll share the story of local salt.
David Viana has an extensive career in culinary arts that includes working for some of the most recognized names in the business. Most recently, Viana made the Kitchen at Grove Station the talk of Jersey City.
The six course dinner menu reads:
Liver and Onions (Chef Viana)
Chicken Liver Mousse and Caramelized Onion Bread Pudding
Goat Cheese Mousse/Wasabi Walnuts
Local Trout “Puttanesca”(Chef Viana)
Tomato Confit / Black Olive Emulsion
Smoked Pork Tenderloin (Chef Villani)
Aerated Parsnip/Pomegranete Jerk
Slow Braised Short Rib ( Chef Viana)
Glazed Carrot/Maple Black Sesame Sauce
Sweet Potato Pound Cake “Brulee” (Chef Villani)
Roasted Marshmallow Gelato /Cinnamon Potato Skins
Located in Carlstadt, Terre a Terre is a surprise from the moment you first pull off the freeway and drive the narrow streets of the borough that were obviously laid out in the era before automobiles. Carlstadt was actually organized by German immigrants in the 1860s and little details and motifs of that heritage can be seen here and there around town. Renovations and restorations have changed parts of Hackensack Street but those old values of hard work, passion for a job well done, and using the best resources around are everywhere, especially at Terre a Terre. Chef Todd Villani’s vision combines the best elements of local and seasonal market bounties and presents them in an environment the echoes a fresh approach to reduce, reuse, recycle.
Terre a Terre has is one of the Garden State’s most acclaimed restaurants with glowing reviews from the New York Times, The Record of Bergen County, and numerous other culinary media outlets. Chef Todd Vilanni’s restaurant received 3.5 stars in New Jersey Monthly in 2014 – the first restaurant in several years to achieve such a high rating.
Terre à Terre
312 Hackensack Street
Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072
Lunch – Wednesday – Friday from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner Wednesday – Saturday from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Brunch is served on Sunday from 11:00 – 2:30 p.m.
(but the food is so good you can enjoy it without the buzz!)
Note: New Jersey Restaurants are permitted to sell NJ wines. It is the Garden State after all and promoting agriculture will prevent more of the state from turning into condo farms. Terre a Terre offers Unionville Wines.