Bistro located in a Livingston strip mall, sounded like a cute,
out-of-the way small eatery worthy of a look-see somewhere down the
line. We began to hear a bit of "buzz" about how good the
food was, so we decided that it was time for a visit.
As a party of
five, it is almost impossible for everyone to be pleased with his or her
choice of food, but to our surprise, there was not a complaint in the
group. The salads were crisp, fresh and nicely presented. Of
special note was a creamy Butternut Squash Soup served in a comfortably
large bowl. A perfect soup bowl is hard to find.
Two in our group
ordered interesting fish specials: Potato Encrusted Orange Roughy with
mushrooms and leaks and Fennel Encrusted Red Snapper. It would be an
understatement to say that the group was pleased. On the beef side of
the menu, the Tornadoes Of Filet Mignon in a Merlot Sauce with Roquefort
was outstanding. The accompanying creamy mashed potatoes and very fresh
vegetables were delicious. Desserts were every bit as good as the
It is evident
that the owners of Lu Lu's are not new to the restaurant business. The
staff is clearly experienced and works very hard to make the patrons
comfortable and appreciated. The overall atmosphere is serene, warm
and inviting. We truly hope that they will be able to maintain this
level of excellence.
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Focus - March, 2004
- Steeped in history with enormous potential for a promising future.
No County in the United States is richer in history or more ethnically
diverse than Essex County, New Jersey. Essex County was the first to create a
county park system in the United States. Much of the parks in the
county's renown park system were created by famed New York City Central Park
architect, Frederick Olmsted. Many of the parks run along the
beautiful Passaic River through towns like Nutley on its way to the Great
Falls in neighboring Passaic County. All tolled, Essex County has an
astounding 5,700 plus acres in their park system including the very locally
well-known South Mountain Reservation complete with zoo, waterfalls and
stunning views of New York.
Much of the hit television series, THE SOPRANOS is set in Essex County.
Essex County is very diverse indeed with big city challenges but unlimited
opportunity because of it's deep potential. The County is much more
than a place to set a television show, it's a great place to work, live and
simply enjoy. Most of the county has excellent bus and train service
to nearby New York City and superior restaurants and artistic venues.
The Newark and Montclair Museums and NJPAC are among the very best in the State.
Essex County has 3 public golf courses, a minor league baseball team and
future plans may include the NHL's New Jersey Devils to set up shop in a yet-to-be-built arena in Newark. All in all, if the current leaders focus
on the future by celebrating the County's rich history and strong legacy,
attract new business and protect its natural resources the future is
brighter than ever.
On Essex County, New Jersey