Scott Anderson may be a rock star in the culinary world (he’s been a semifinalist for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic region for the James Beard awards four times), but if you’re expecting a Gordon Ramsay type with a fiery temper, think again. This mild-mannered chef prefers his food to be the center of attention. Indeed, it is, and elements is widely considered on par with many of New York’s finest restaurants. Settle in for an experience where a cavalcade of artfully plated cuisine is set before you. Choose from a fourcourse dinner, the chef’s tasting menu (with 10-12 courses) or the grand tasting menu (with a whopping 17-22 courses, but don’t worry since they are diminutive). elements is the very essence of haute cuisine and is the answer to every New Jersey planner’s dilemma of finding a place with Manhattan-level dining sans bridge or tunnel traffic. 

Located upstairs from its more casual sister, Mistral, elements has an open kitchen and just nine tables in the main dining room (buyouts of this room are available with room for 50 guests). There are two private rooms (one accommodates 10 guests; the second is suitable for 25) that can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Though elements is only open for dinner, its two rooms, fully A/V equipped, are available for daytime bookings. Four- and five-course lunches are served family-style from Mistral and shuttled upstairs. 

Located upstairs from its more casual sister, Mistral, elements has an open kitchen and just nine tables in the main dining room (buyouts of this room are available with room for 50 guests). There are two private rooms (one accommodates 10 guests; the second is suitable for 25) that can be combined to accommodate larger groups. Though elements is only open for dinner, its two rooms, fully A/V equipped, are available for daytime bookings. Four- and five-course lunches are served family-style from Mistral and shuttled upstairs. 

Brewing together for pure pleasure since 2006, four guys (Tim Hanna, Matt McDevitt, Chris Konicki and Jim McAfee) finally made their dream a reality in 2011 by opening Tuckahoe Brewing Company. Located in Egg Harbor, Tuckahoe offers tours, private parties and sample tastings of their flavorful on-tap beers. Currently, Tuckahoe has 16 different beers in their tasting room that come in various sizes: 4-ounce pours, 10-ounce goblets and 16-ounce pints.

 

Maritime Parc, located at the marina at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, is well known for its stunning views of Manhattan and its elegant food, but its cocktail list is really worth perusing. These drinks aren’t just delicious—most of the specialty cocktails are inspired by and named for famous shipwrecks off the coast of New Jersey or New York.

The Spanish steamer Vizcaya was headed for Havana on Nov. 1, 1890, when it collided with a coal schooner, Cornelius Hargrave. The wreck is located off the coast of New Jersey about 25 miles south of the Manasquan inlet.

 

Suasion Communications Group, located in Somers Point, NJ, was awarded a 2017 New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award in March for its successful public relations campaign promoting downtown Haddonfield, NJ. This is the third consecutive year Suasion has received an award from the New Jersey Travel Industry Association.

“We are honored to be recognized by the NJTIA for our work,” says Suasion President Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, president. “It is gratifying to contribute to the success of our clients, and even more exciting to be recognized for that accomplishment by our peers.”