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Jersey Steaks-Out at Stage Left Steak and Catherine Lombardi



Last week, 25 lucky Elites from Central Jersey got to enjoy an intimate evening sipping craft cocktails and biting into heaping portions of Steak at Stage Left Steak & Catherine Lombardi in New Brunswick.  Elites had cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres upstairs at Catherine Lombardi before heading downstairs to an abundant feast of the finest quality.  Elites were served family style, with appetizers including escargot, bone marrow, jamon iberico, cheese plates, ribs, and more!  For dinner, along side carrots, creamed spinach, and truffled corn, Elites were served their different cuts of steak (and lamb) rare, then were instructed to ‘cook’ it on a 500 degree salt block at their tables.  The fun didn’t stop there, a molten lava cake rounded out the evening, and everyone’s bellies!  Be sure to check out the five star reviews here and the photos here!  A very big thank you to both Catherine Lombardi and Stage Left Steak for such a memorable (and mouthwatering) evening!

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Stage Left Steak – They opened their doors in 1992.  Owners Mark Pascal and Francis Schott were two friends from Rutgers who had a shared passion for food and a love for the emerging City of New Brunswick.  Stage Left has always been greenmarket-driven and seasonal, celebrating the best of what’s local.  They’ve always sought out estate-bottled wines from small producers, beer and spirits from craftsmen, and made great cocktails with fresh ingredients from scratch.  Among the first restaurants in the state to follow these principles, they are as passionate about them now as they were back in the early 90s.

Catherine Lombardi – In 2006, Stage Left opened another restaurant right upstairs.  Inspired by the food and culture of owner, Mark’s, grandmother, Catherine Lombardi is a Brooklyn-style Italian restaurant.  With two large fireplaces, an elegant bar and 21 new windows offering a dramatic bird’s-eye-view of The New Brunswick Theater District, Catherine Lombardi is a crown jewel in New Brunswick’s thriving downtown.

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