• New Spot Opening in Montclair for Sweets Lovers

    POSTED August 27, 2017

Vanillamore Dessert Kitchen's Bloomfield Avenue space nears completion and is expected to open in September. Risa Magid Boyer, Vanillamore's 29-year-old chef/owner, has been refining her concept for more than two years and while sweets are definitely a focus, they’re not the only thing offered.

Boyer, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, will be offering a range of options for sharing: "Charcuterie" Boards with Dark or Milk Chocolate "Salami"; shortbreads, compotes and mousses; Tapas of S'mores, Milk + Cookies and Dessert Kebabs; and flavor-themed Dessert Flights.

Vanillamore's seasonal savory menu will feature cured meats and artisanal cheese; share plates (think Buffalo Cauliflower Bites; Roasted Beets + Herbed Goat Cheese) and an array of toasts, salads and grain bowls. Saturday and Sunday brunch means house-made quiches and, of course, pastry baskets.

Vanillamore will feature a 12-seat U-shaped "kitchen table" that's perfect for communal dining, group outings (team-building), and, eventually, classes.

349 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday + Saturday 11am - midnight
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Closed Monday

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There was plenty going on for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 (the fourth annual Meetings Mean Business Coalition event), but NYC & Company caught everyone's attention by turning some of the city's most iconic buildings blue. Using MMBC’s signature color, the goal was to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.

The following buildings stayed blue from sundown to 2 a.m.: