Chef Risa Boyer launches Vanillamore Culinary Experiences

Good news for anyone who was devastated when Montclair restaurant and dessert bar Vanillamore closed in 2020.

Chef/owner Risa Boyer is back, making food in private homes for dinner parties, through her business Vanillamore Culinary Experiences. Oh, how we missed those decadent chocolate cakes and crispy Brussels sprouts with pancetta.

“I wanted to do something that was more manageable lifestyle-wise,” said Boyer, who became a mom about a year ago. “It gives me the ability to do the part of the restaurant industry that I love – cooking.”

Boyer will bring the ingredients and equipment and prepare and serve everything

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Week of Meals: Chef and food writer Jenny Dorsey’s recipes

This is the fifth installment in our “Week of Meals” series, which gives you five weeknight dinner recipes with all the planning and strategizing built in. Each meal makes four servings, comes together — start to finish — in less than 60 minutes, and requires 10 or fewer ingredients (not counting cooking oil, salt and pepper or water). The groceries for all five meals can be bought from a single grocery store and in a single shopping trip and will cost less than $100 total.

Chef and food writer Jenny Dorsey provides the recipes for this installment in our Week

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