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About Our Wine Dinners

Our guest speakers all have a direct hand in the wine-making process. We only invite the owner, winemaker, or general manager to speak to us, never a salesman or the regional sales manager of a wholesale company etc., etc.

Not that there aren't some great people in that end of the business. We just like to use our long-standing relationships to bring you some insight right from the source. We are honored that these folks think so much of us as to make us a premier venue for this sort of thing.

Wine is about people. Wine is about dining. Wine is food.

Wine is about a common experience.

We hope that you can join us for some of these uncommon common experiences.

Get the most up-to-date information on our upcoming events by joining the Stage Left/Old Vines mailing list.

And don't forget--there are more great events scheduled at our other restaurant, Catherine Lombardi.

Upcoming Events

[Except where noted, prices are per person and do not include tax or service.]

Tha Stage Left Wine Dinner Club: Get 20% off all wine purchases in both restaurants for the entire next calendar year! Just come to six wine dinners in a calendar year and you're automatically a member.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pre-Theater Menu at Stage Left (Quite the Bargain!)

  • Beginning Friday, March 13
  • Offered Every Night Until 6 PM Sharp
  • Just Show Your Tickets

It's been a while since we offered a specific pre-theater menu, so we thought it time to reintroduce one. This menu will be available to theater-goers alongside our regular menu until 6 PM. We would encourage you to check out the schedules at the George Street Playhouse and The State Theater for a whole slew of great shows heading to town.

Pre-Theatre Menu

First Course Selections

Lamb Terrine
Micro Cilantro, Pickled Caraway Seeds
Espelette & Honey Vinaigrette
Grilled Raisin Pecan Bread

Potato Gnocchi
Maitake Mushrooms
Roasted Winter Vegetables

Arugula and Quinoa Salad
Candied Pecans, Pickled Shallots
Duck Confit Butternut Squash
Pickled Apples, Duck Fat Powder
Banyuls-Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Main Course Selections

Scottish Salmon
Charred Onion Soubise,
Pickled Pearl Onions, Shaved Fennel
Blood Orange & Black Garlic Vinaigrette Salmon Roe

Seared Chicken Breast
Fingerling Potato, Bacon & Herb Salad Fried Leeks, BBQ Chicken Jus
Rosemary Slow Roasted Potatoes

Shibumi Farms Mushroom Risotto
Roasted Oyster & Maiitake Mushrooms
Crispy Lion’s Mane, Fried Beet
Truffle Powder

Dessert Selections

Coconut Sabayon
Crème Brulee
Daily Sorbet

$39 per person

Call 732-828-4444. $39.00


Sunday, April 05, 2015

Easter Brunch at Stage Left

  • 11 AM-2:30 PM
  • $39.95
  • Kids 12 and under pay their age

In Stage Left, we celebrate with Easter Brunch. It's not buffet (except for the awesome dessert table). It's a lovely, civilized a la carte, 3-course brunch.

Check out the menu. Make a reservation here, or call 732-828-4444.

First Course Selections

Potato Leek Soup

Lobster Bisque

Market Salad
Preserved Jersey Tomatoes, Crispy Carrots, Sherry Vinaigrette, Leek Purée

Market Fruit & Berries

Cured Salmon &Salmon Roe
Horseradish and Lemon

Seared Day Boat Scallops
Poached & Pickled Ramps, Leek Soup

Warm Duck Confit Salad
Arugula, Endive and Cider Vinaigrette

Main Course Selections

Poached Eggs over Lobster Potato Hash

Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Omelet
Raisin Hazelnut French Toast Blackberries & Almonds, Maple Syrup

Scottish Salmon
Cauliflower Purée, Charred Broccoli Rabe, Sweet Pickled Radicchio, Saffron Mignonette, Brown Butter Croutons

Seared Wagyu Flat Iron Steak
On a 500° Himalayan Salt Brick
($25 supplemental)

Roasted Chicken
Cinnamon-Infused Carrots, Ale Infused Black Rice, Red Cabbage-Potato Puree, Foie Gras Butter, Pistachios

Flat Iron Steak and Eggs

Wood Grilled Burger
Aged Cheddar, Tomato, Red Onion

Dessert Bar

Try As Many As You Like
Crème Brûlée / Assorted Cookies / Chocolate Mousse / Lemon Bars / Sabayon over Fresh Fruit / Carrot Cake / Tiramisu with Coffee and Cognac / Chocolate Bread Pudding / Apple and Almond Financier / Small Irish Coffee / Molten Valrhona Chocolate Cake / Fresh Spun Ice Cream and Sorbets

$39.95 not including tax, service and beverage

Call 732-828-4444. $39.95


Friday, April 10, 2015

Super Tuscans of Bolgheri: The Wines of Michele Satta
It was never easier to come up with a wine dinner menu than the experience we had this week with the Michele Satta dinner. An excellent line up from a great producer of Super Tuscans from Bolgheri. We were inspired and the menu is the result of that inspiration. These wines are so food-friendly it's remarkable. They also stand well on their own. I'm sure you'll be delighted.

Make a reservation by emailing Reservations@StageLeft.com or calling 732-828-4444. Mark and I are running this dinner for you. The wines speak for themselves (but that doesn't mean we won't say a few words to help them along).

The Wines of Michele Satta
Super Tuscans of Bolgheri
Friday, April 10 - 7 PM

$99 per person, plus tax and service and that's a steal!

Hors d’Oeuvres
Rosso di Bolgheri 2012
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah)

Hamachi Crudo
Espalette Pepper, Clam and Kumquat
Costata Guilia 2012
(Vermentio, Sauvignon Blanc)

Potato Gnocchi
Wild Brown Enokitaki Mushrooms Roasted Winter Vegetables
Piastraia 2011
(Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah)

Short Ribs
with Garlic & Marrow Croutons
Syrah 2010
(Syrah)

Veal Birds
with Pancetta & Fresh Herbs
Cavaliere 2006
(Sangiovese)

Torta Mantovana
Traditional Tuscan Cake from Pignoli and Almonds with Pignoli Ice Cream and Honey

Call 732-828-4444. $99.00


Get the most up-to-date information on our upcoming events by joining the Stage Left/Old Vines mailing list.

And don't forget--there are more great events scheduled at our other restaurant, Catherine Lombardi.

Dinner-Theater Package

Enjoy a night on the town with a great performance at The State Theater and a fabulous dinner at one of your favorite restaurants. Park once. We’ll pick up the tickets and have them waiting for you here. Dine before or after the show and it’s all for one very reasonable price.

View the Stage Left Menu
View the Catherine Lombardi Menu

Prices are per person plus tax, service and beverage. Please visit the State Theater's website for performance details.


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