Culinary Corner

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A Fresh Start

Fromagerie, a Rumson institution serving contemporary American cuisine, is open once again under new ownership. Business entrepreneurs Paul and Enilda Sansone have revamped the restaurant with an updated menu, new staff and a freshly instated happy hour on Tuesdays to Fridays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., with small plate and drink specials.

For dinner, guests can choose from entrées like gnocchi with lobster, cowboy ribeye with compound butter and French fries, and halibut and oreganata, which is Fromagerie’s signature dish. The restaurant offers event space and a private bar for parties and corporate events, and Fromagerie promises that its event coordinator Katherine Myszka will be there to help every step of the way.
Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Rd., Rumson, 732.852.2650, FROMAGERIENJ.COM

Fired Up

Flames, one of downtown Belmar’s newest establishments, is a rodízio aka “all-you-can-eat” Brazilian steakhouse offering authentic churrasco and other traditional meat dishes. Long skewers of pork, beef and chicken are brought over and carved right at the table; for veggie lovers, there are full-service hot and salad bars with grilled veggies and mixed greens plus fresh ceviche. Be sure to save room for dessert—Flames also offers sweet treats like a tres leche cake and chocolate flan served with hot coffee.
Flames Brazilian Steakhouse, 1000 Main St., Belmar, 732.681.7680, FLAMESBRAZILIANSTEAKHOUSE.COM

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