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Cafe Matisse candidate for Garden State Culinary Arts Award

February 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm

The candidates in and around North Jersey named for the first Garden State Culinary Arts Awards include Cafe Matisse!

Most romantic restaurants in North Jersey

February 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Most romantic restaurants in North Jersey: Valentine’s Day is not the only night to celebrate your love. There are 364 other nights to mark your romance in these lovely spots.  Check out this story on

How to Win Valentine’s Day! The North Jersey Edition

February 3, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Before I begin this post, I feel like a disclaimer is in order.  I am tired of receiving hate mail that uses phrases that would make Tyrion Lannister blush.  I am fully aware that the name of my blog is The Blue... (more)

Rutherford’s Cafe Matisse Wins DVlicious ‘Special Occasion’ In Bergen

December 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Café Matisse is the winner of our DVlicious “Special Occasion Restaurant” contest. The Rutherford eatery won with 47 percent of the vote and will receive a DVlicious certificate. Coming in second in the reader poll was Saddle River Inn... (more)

Have you stopped in to see the new front room in Cafe Matisse?

November 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Have you stopped in to see the new front room in Cafe Matisse? A touch of North Africa in Café Matisse’s front room. If you haven’t yet stopped in to see the year-old completely renovated front room at Café Matisse in Rutherford, may we suggest that you do so before another year goes by

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Café Matisse

February 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm

VALENTINE’S DAY First Course Tuna Taco Peppered Sashimi Sliced Tuna, Wasabi Green Pea Jam, Spiced Crab Relish and Asian Slaw with Green Scallion, Dusted with Crumbled Rice Cookies, Soy Hoisin Dipping Sauce and Pineapple Relish. Beets Tartare, Onion Goat Cheese Shortbread Cookie... (more)

Join us for New Year’s Eve

December 18, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Join us at Cafe Matisse on New Year’s Eve!
Reservations Now Being Accepted for our Four Course Taster Menu
$95 per person plus tax and plus gratuity

My Inspiration? Childhood Sunday Dinners…

November 9, 2015 at 4:12 am

Hello Foodies! I would like to share with you a memory of mine that has inspired one of the new dishes on our Fall/Winter menu. Nearly every Sunday afternoon when I was growing up, my parents would get together with our neighbors... (more)

A first at Matisse – Braised Octopus Special!

October 26, 2015 at 3:27 am

Hi folks and a warm welcome to all of our foodie friends from Chef Peter Loria at Cafe Matisse. Today, a fish purveyor from Ocean Frost came in and sampled us on octopus. This is new for Matisse as we have never put octopus... (more)

Announcing the Grand Opening of our New Moroccan Front Room!

October 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm

We are planning our new grand opening