The combination of living in New Jersey and residing 20 miles outside of The Big Apple, has expectedly resulted in an overwhelmingly large restaurant wish list. One place specifically that has long been on my mind (ever since the talented Anne Constance snapped our engagement photos) is Ninety Acres. Ninety Acres is a new restaurant that has opened in the 491-acre Natirar estate, which was once home to the King of Morocco.
Set against rolling acres the King’s old mansion sits high in the center of one of the most serene and peaceful places in New Jersey. The moment your feet hit the entrance, you begin to feel alive as earth’s unparalleled nature consumes you with plush greenery and innate beauty. A perfect reminder of the true meaning of beauty.
Adjacent to the house (which will soon be a spa and fitness club) is the restored carriage house and garage which is where Ninety Acres lives. Complete with a restaurant, bar and cooking school, the culinary center also supplies their own fresh and local products from the surrounding farm land. Boy does this make me giddy! Gardens and greenhouses are out the window to your left. Barns and stables are down the road to your right. Just as they say — farm to table is one thing, but this is a table at the farm.
Our first experience at the culinary cornucopia was for an ideal morning brunch.
A Homemade Terrine and Pate, Fresh Picked Berries and Yogurt, Natirar Poached Eggs with Chicken Hash and Chocolate Bread French Toast with Corn Flake Crust and Bourbon Maple Syrup. So rich with freshness, exquisitely pure in taste and the most dreamy Chocolate French Toast my stomach’s ever laid eyes on. Good thing the cute guy sitting across the table proposed first!