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Jun 26, 2008 06:04 PM

Restaurant Passione - Montclair, NJ

Had an absolutely delicious dinner at Passionne tonight. My husband and I tried a few things off the new summer menu. We shared 3 different appetizers and all were outstanding. There was a nice refreshing cold peach gazpacho with tiny bits of apple in it (and other flavors I can't remember). The rabbit spring roll had some pickled vegetables in it (again can't remember exactly which vegetables). I'm not big on pickled, but I did not detect a real pickled flavor at all. Delicious! The last appetizer was a foie gras with cherries jublilee over a thin toasted bread. Loved it!! For dinner we both decided to try the monkfish. It comes wrapped in bacon and was the most tender and delicious monkfish I've ever eaten. The chef makes his own bacon so it is not too salty and does not overpower the dish at all. Sorry that I can't remember all of the exact ingredients. I feel I'm doing the dishes a disservice, but just believe me - they were excellent!! I have eaten at Passione many times, but it just keeps getting better and better.

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  1. I’d like to thank you for the recommendation of Passionne. I went there last week and LOVED it! The menu is really creative (well, I already knew that from looking at the website) and the execution is equally excellent. I loved everything I had – the foie gras appetizer, which was perfect (I particularly enjoyed the accompanying scotch bonnet jam made from kumquats), the skate, and the bread pudding. The service was also thoroughly excellent. So was the value, which was reasonable even without the coupon. The BYOB aspect also helps in making it a great value (and if you forget that it’s BYOB, there’s a liquor store half a block away with a nice selection of wines). Great recommendation!

    77 Walnut Street
    Montclair NJ 07042

    77 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042