Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Awkward space that once drew Gordon Ramsay's attention on 'Kitchen Nightmares' will be getting a big overhaul.
Lisa Mayisoglu is betting she can make work a space that doomed 5 Seasons Bistro and drew the ire of Gordon Ramsay during Bazzini's failed reality show reclamation project. With environmental remediation work about to commence at 54 Chestnut St., Lisa's Turkish Kitchen has instead opted to move to 28 Oak St., spending a month on transforming the vacant space before opening in early September, she told Patch. It's a space that could certainly use some work. The floors are on different levels, a wall splits the middle of the restaurant and diners climb an unnerving, wrapping staircase to use the restroom. On reality show 'Kitchen Nightmares,' celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay chastised the space – and much more – when it was under the stewardship…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Laurie Cera is closing her Oak St. bistro on Sunday, April 15 due to financial issues and a lack of clients.
Unique restaurant 5 Seasons Bistro is hanging up the chef coats on Sunday, April 15, according to head chef/owner Laurie Cera. "Sadly, we are closing our beloved bistro due to lack of support and financial strain," Cera wrote in an e-mail to Patch Thursday morning. "[We] loved being here in the village and sincerely thought it was the right fit for us, but there were many issues with the space that tapped us out and we just can't float it any longer." The awkward space – which first gained notice from Gordon Ramsay when he tried to save Bazzini's, the previous tenant – features restrooms up a rickety staircase, dips here and there, narrow alleys for tables, and mirrors adorning the walls. Cera said the multitude of issues with the space …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The mother-son duo brings unique offerings to Ridgewood; The Record's Elisa Ung reviews the Oak Street restaurant
Monday, January 16, 2012
Laurie Cera, owner and chef of 5 Seasons Bistro, notched a victory in the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition
A Ridgewood chef is vying for the title as the ultimate culinary master in Bergen County, and scored an early victory on Saturday. By effectively utilizing the secret ingredient bananas, the chefs of 5 Seasons Bistro in Ridgewood took out Elan Catering's Joe Macri, of Lodi, in the first round of the Ultimate Chef Bergen County Competition. "It went very well, we won! [We'll be] back on the 28th to face off the winner in the second round," chef/owner Laurie Cera excitedly told Patch in an e-mail. Should Cera and her son, self-taught pastry/sous chef Larry, claim victory once more, the team will take on last year's overall winner, Chakra Restaurant's Justin Pehowic. The competition is being held at Chef Central in Paramus. The reception to …