Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Jersey Shore Fall Menus

Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Jersey Shore Fall Menus


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When the leaves start to fall, football games take up our Sundays, and our flannels become a mainstay in our closets, it can only mean one thing – autumn. What makes this season even better is the food. Full of butternut squash, gamey meat, fresh seafood, and pumpkins… lots and lots of pumpkins, autumn is a season we can get behind. Celebrate the harvest along with some of our favorite Jersey Shore fall menus to welcome the flavors of fall, whether you’re in the mood for some squash, a tasty seafood dish, sweets, or some cocktails, it’s a fall flavor feast for the senses.

Squash, Pumpkins, and Fall Veggies… Oh my!

jersey shore fall menusButternut Squash Ravioli at Porcini, Highlands
The classic pair of butternut squash and sage is only made more mouth watering when stuffed in homemade ravioli, then tossed in a nutty brown butter sauce and topped with sweet amaretto cookie crumbles. It’s a Jersey Shore fall menu item that has strong Italian roots. For a look at their fall menu, visit http://www.restaurantporcini.com/menus.

jersey shore fall menusButternut Pizza at The Beach Tavern, Monmouth Beach
This fall, pizza makes its debut at The Beach Tavern. We’ve got our eyes on the Butternut featuring creamy mozzarella topped with farm fresh apples and crispy, smoky bacon. And while you’re there, try out the Brussels Sprout, another fall vegetable that’s worthy of bacon. And of course, the classic pictured above is always a winner. http://www.beachtavern.netjersey shore fall menusKale Pesto Pasta at Eventide Grille, Sea Bright
Who said pesto was boring? Or that it was just made with basil? At Eventide Grille they’re upping the ante on pasta with their Kale Pesto Pasta. You may know kale from your smoothies, but you’re about get to know a different side of this hearty fall green, and you’re going to love it. http://www.eventidegrille.com

Surf and Turf on Jersey Shore Fall Menus

jersey shore fall menusCod at Mister C’s, Allenhurst
The beach season may be over, well at least for bathing suits, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy it. Sit back and relax at Mister C’s, where you’ll enjoy a view of the ocean along with the taste of its bounty. Try the Cod and you won’t be disappointed. http://www.mistercsbeachbistro.com/jersey shore fall menusLobster Pot Pie at Sitting Duck, Long Branch
What’s more extravagant than lobster? Sitting Duck has the answer with their Lobster Pot Pie. The ultimate comfort food made with sautéed root vegetables that are then baked in a brandied lobster cream sauce, then topped with chunks of lobster and a puff pastry crust. That’s a mouthful. http://www.sittingduckrestaurant.com

jersey shore fall menusRoasted Fig Balsamic Glazed Salmon at Marina at Oceanport, Oceanport
The just launched fall menu at the Marina at Oceanport is full of enticing dishes from their Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto to our favorite, the Roasted Fig Balsamic Glazed Salmon served with rice pilaf and broccoli rabe. You just can’t go wrong with this combination. http://www.marinaatoceanport.com/

jersey shore fall menusPan-Seared Quail at Graze, Little Silver
Ever since Chef Chamon Jr. aka “Junior” transformed his restaurant to Graze, we’ve been drooling over what he’s been busy creating, including his Pan-Seared Quail on his “Butcher Block” menu. This ever-changing menu features the best cuts of meat on the market. If you’re lucky, order the Quail that’s served with a Roasted Beet Risotto. We can’t choose favorites, but this one is definitely at the top of our list. http://www.graze.restaurant

jersey shore fall menusPork Belly at The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
How can you make pork belly even better? Serve it the way The Molly Pitcher Inn does – shaved fennel, red endive, Gala apple salad, autumn spiced pumpkin seeds, and a maple-apple cider vinaigrette that provides the perfect acidic counter to the rich and fatty meat. Oh yes. http://www.themollypitcher.com

jersey shore fall menusAngry Lobster at Trama’s Trattoria, Long Branch
There’s nothing about this dish that will make you angry, besides finishing it. The fall menu at Trama’s Trattoria is filled with winners, but we have to say Chef Pat outdid himself with the Angry Lobster. Looking for something land friendly? Try the Chicken Breast served with rainbow baby carrots, braised leeks, and creamy mascarpone polenta, all in an artichoke broth. Pair it with one of their fall cocktails and it’s a night out that you’ll be reminiscing about for quite some time. http://www.tramastrattoria.com

jersey shore fall menusCinnamon-Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket Sandwich at The Cheese Cave, Red Bank
If you haven’t had a sandwiCHEESE yet from The Cheese Cave, there’s no better time to start then now because he’s done it again. This new Jersey Shore fall menu item is one we can get behind. Succulent cinnamon and red wine braised beef brisket, topped with sweet caramelized onions, and sharp vintage cheddar, all served on a toasted brioche bun – that’s what food dreams are made of. Add on a bowl of Tomato-Mascarpone Bisque and it’s a lunch date. http://www.cheesecaveshop.com

jersey shore fall menuThanksgiving Catering at Joe Leone’s, Pt. Pleasant Beach 
If you’re not up to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry because Joe Leone’s will satisfy every single one of your guest’s cravings! Choose from some of their specialty meets including the Apple Cider and Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin (above) to pastas, and of course desserts. The chefs here know what they’re doing, so all you have to do is take credit for it! http://www.joeleones.com

jersey shore fall menusSpicy Garlic Aoili Shrimp at Temple, Red Bank
If you’ve ever had the good fortune to eat to Temple, you’ve experienced Chinese food like never before. Don’t believe us? Enter their new Jersey Shore fall menu that features this tasty entree. Jumbo U12 shrimp are lightly battered, then wok-fried and tossed in Temple’s own spicy lemon aioli and topped with crunchy minced garlic. Delicious. http://templegourmet.com/

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

jersey shore fall menusDeep Fried Pumpkin Cheesecake at Oyster Creek Inn, Leeds Point
What’s better than pumpkin cheesecake? Deep Fried Pumpkin Cheesecake. We’ve never had it, but now that Oyster Creek is offering it, we can’t wait to devour it. Did we mention it’s served with a maple syrup glaze? http://www.oystercreekinnnj.com

jersey shore fall menusPumpkin Pie Truffle at Jean Louise Candies, Spring Lake
When Jean Louise Candies says they’re excited about new additions to the menu, we tend to stop in our tracks. Turns out, they weren’t kidding. The Pumpkin Pie Truffle is everything we love about fall wrapped up in chocolate. This pumpkin pie flavored ganache is available in both milk and dark chocolate so you have an excuse to eat more than one. http://www.jeanlouisecandies.com/

Fall for These Cocktails

jersey shore fall menusFall Cocktails at McDonough’s Pub, Keyport
On top of their extensive list of beer and wine, McDonough’s has one heck of a fall cocktail list. We’re partial to the Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour that’s made with Small Batch Bulleit Bourbon, house made cranberry cinnamon simple syrup, fresh lemon, lime, and orange juice, but we can definitely be convinced to try the Fall Spiced Margarita, Espresso Pumpkintini, Pumpkin White Russian… you get the idea. http://www.mcdonaghs.comjersey shore fall menusSpiked Apple Pie at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurants has answered the age-old question – another cocktail or dessert? With their Spiked Apple Pie cocktail, you don’t have to choose. Starting with apple and cinnamon infused Jameson that’s combined with apple cider that’s only amplified by the cinnamon and sugar piecrust rim. http://www.rooneysocean.com