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February 16, 2021

‘A dream come true’: From Haiti to NJ, Spuntino chef wows his diners and the Beard House

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Wine Spectator Award Winners

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July 9, 2019

Wine Spectator has announced the winners of their Restaurant Awards for 2019, which recognize outstanding wine programs.

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Spring Food Trends

Spring food trends

Cara di Falco | May 5, 2017

I headed over to Spuntino’s Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton NJ to hang out with Chef Michelle DeJardine and talk about Spring food trends…

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Fresh for the Season

Fresh for the Season: NJ Chefs’ Favorite Spring Veggies

JerseyBites | May 1, 2017

“Spring sparks the beginning of the local farming season, with early vegetables including asparagus, fava beans, peas and spring onions, so we focused on incorporating those fresh flavors into our new seasonal menu.”

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NJ chefs predict the next food trends

North Jersey chefs predict the next food trends

NorthJersey | February 8, 2017

“It’s absolutely amazing to me,” says executive chef of Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton. Even just a few years ago, he says…

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Good Day New York

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Fox 5 | December 23, 2017

Chef Ryan joined the Good Day New York team to speak about our Feast of the Seven Fishes menu and demonstrated how to make the Squid Ink Campanelle Con Ragu di Mare…

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Drink For Good Cause

breast cancer awareness

Daily Voice | October 17, 2016

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas’ Clifton restaurant will raise money for local charities supporting the fight against breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

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Clifton Chef Aims To Prove ‘Anyone Can Do It’

Josh at Ramsey Farmers Market

Daily Voice | June 13, 2016

Chef saunters across Ramsey’s farmers’ market with nothing but salt and pepper shakers and a bottle of olive oil in his basket…

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Story of a Dish: Lobster Corn Risotto

lobster corn risotto

Edible Jersey | Summer 2016

In honor of the many local farmers who attended the Table to Table dinner, Bernstein created a risotto that pays homage to one of the state’s most beloved farm products—Jersey sweet corn…

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Chef Josh at the James Beard House

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April 1, 2016

Executive chef, Josh Bernstein, will present a Taste of Tuscany dinner at the world-renowned James Beard House…

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Ultimate Chef of NJ Cooking Competition

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The Record | January 19, 2016

Our very own Executive Chef Josh Bernstein is competing in the Ultimate Chef of New Jersey Cooking Competition…

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The Day’s Special: Butternut Squash

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The Record | November 4, 2015

Butternut squash may be available all year round, but executive chef Josh Bernstein of Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton says now is the time to enjoy it.…

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Farm-to-Table Nets $3,000 for City Green

Clifton Journal | June 19, 2015

Chefs from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas present a check for $3,000 to City Green, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities…

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New Jersey Fresh

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The Record | May 17, 2015

“New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons From Farm to Table” by Rachel Weston showcases the bounty that New Jersey farmers grow and locavorian chefs use…

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North Jersey Chef’s Favorite Kitchen Tools

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The Record | May 13, 2015

What is Chef Josh Bernstein’s favorite tool? “Tongs are a crucial kitchen tool. And the long ones, not the short ones.”

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Quick Bites

New Jersey Monthly | April 7, 2015

Options are plentiful on this small-plates menu divided into nine distinct categories, ranging from salads to pastas to veggies to meat and fish…

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2014 Best Wine List Restaurants in America

OpenTable | October 15, 2014

OpenTable Diners voted Spuntino Wine Bar as one of the best wine list restaurants in America in 2014…

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