Your latest local restaurant news:
- Trattoria Rustica in Montclair has been hosting Vegan Pop Up Nights for the past year. Now it adds a Pop Up Tapas Night! Michael Merida, former chef of critically acclaimed Mezza and Cravings Tapas Bistro, will host a pop up Tapas night at Trattoria Rustica on Wednesday, September 24 at 6 pm. Reservations for the event are being taken now at (973) 783-3436.
- Samba Montclair, the Brazilian restaurant on Park Street, welcomes Executive Chef Roberto Carnero (below), a 2004 graduate of NYC’s French Culinary Institute. Carnero has added new specials to the lunch menu, which has been fine-tuned toward a more Brazilian sensibility: larger salads and entrées that can be the day’s main meal and new dinner selections.