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  • Stocking Stuffers for the Chef

    There are some essentials that all cooks need, and it's much better to have a few high-quality, often-used items than to have a lot of cheap and lousy ones. For the home chef on your holiday list, here are some battle-tested suggestions from our kitchen to yours!

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  • Fall Flavors for 2015

    Our culinary team – Mike West, Matt Robertson, and Lucus Danckwart – have created some truly amazing, fresh, and delicious dishes that showcase the season and their traditions. You have to come in to experience our most recent menu additions with all five senses, but here’s a visual teaser!

    Starting with starters...

    Savory flavors permeate our new small plates...

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  • Springing Ahead with NOVA

    Dear Pescara patrons:

    Happy “Spring Ahead!” Now that we’ve all set our clocks forward, it’s time to look forward—to Spring holidays—and we couldn't be more excited. On behalf of all of Pescara's staff, I invite you to join us and enjoy some chef's specials, along with some libations, to celebrate our 6th birthday party on March 17th. While our...

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  • Better Know A Chef

    Greetings, Rochester family and visiting guests!

    Nova has a great new addition coming to its restaurant group soon! It's an exciting time, but also a busy one. As such, we've placed this month's Chef's Corner in the capable hands of writer Allison Roe, who interviewed me for the Post-Bulletin's Radish Magazine.

    Happy Reading!

    Tony Pester

    Pescara...

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  • New Year's News

    Happy New Year Rochester, and to all of our out-of-town guests!
    Now that the new year has begun, I just wanted to throw out some new information to the Rochester community. We are midway through January, and that makes us all think...What's next?
    Valentine's Day!! THAT is whats next! The biggest date night of the year!
  • Holidays Feasts and Festivities (and Gift Cards!) with Pescara

    Dear Pescara patrons and friends,

    Thanksgiving is over, you have selected the perfect Christmas tree, and you've put up your sparkly holiday decorations. While Black Friday has faded to a grey memory, we still want to give you a great holiday deal you won't want to pass up -- and you don't have to wake up obnoxiously early to get it!

    The Nova Restaurant Group is pleased to...

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  • Autumn Transitions and Events

    Dear Pescara patrons:

    We would like to thank you all for an amazing summer. Our restaurant has seen progressive growth every year since we opened in 2009. On behalf of our management team and loyal staff, we must pay homage to our supportive community for such a great run the past five years. The summer of 2014 has been one of the best. Between the local farmer's market and...

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  • Spring into Summer with a fresh menu

    Hello, loyal pescara patrons:

    May was a very successful menu roll out month for the chefs at pescara. We have some new dishes to showcase for our beautiful community. I took some of my favorite dishes I like to eat when I go out to my favorite restaurants and put a little spin on them to make them my own version of classic dishes I've grown to enjoy. Here are some of my favorite new...

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  • Pescara's 5th Birthday Celebration

    Dear loyal Pescara patrons, hotel guests, and future first-timers:
    We would like to thank all of you for yet another fantastic holiday season and new year! We hope your Valentine's weekend was romantic as well. The awards won in February's Rochester Magazine "Best of Restaurants" edition were also an incredible high point for Pescara. We appreciate and are...

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  • T.G.I. Valentine's Day at Pescara

    Hello Dear Patrons:
    This year is a special year for one the most anticipated evenings of dining. It is special because Valentine's day falls on a Friday. T.G.I.F. right? Well, I know every restaurant in town will be busy, so please make your reservations early enough to ensure you won't be stuck at home cooking. My Sous Chefs and I have taken a look back on all of...

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  • Chef's New Year's Celebration

    Happy new year from all of us at pescara!

    Here is our Chef's New Year's celebration menu for the end of 2013. We look forward to having you join us. Coming off of Pescara's best fiscal year since we opened in 2009, we would like to thank all of our loyal local patrons and hotel guests for making our restaurant and hotel one of most successful Double trees in the world. Thank you...

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  • Happy Holidays, Ladies and Gentleman!

    Here is an update from the chef team at pescara and a few inspiring words from a great chef. Before I share some fine quotes, I'd like to invite you to research our Christmas Eve and Day hours of operation on our website and also invite you join us on New Years Eve as well. The New years Eve menu is not quite finalized yet but we will have some fantastic specials the evening of and I am really...

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  • Rochester Magazine's 15th Annual Rochester's Best Restaurant Issue

    Thank you for all of your support in 2013.

    Vote for us in Rochester Magazine's 15th annual Best Restaurants issue!

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  • A Wine Dinner with Gaja Wines

    Join us Saturday April 6th to enjoy 8 wines from Angelo Gaja's portfolio.
    These wines will be presented by Mr. Alfonso Aiello a native of Napoli,
    Italy. He is the on premise sales manager for Wine Merchants and also
    the import manager. He is an Italian wine specialist and manages over 65
    Italian wineries. In 2009, Alfonso was named a Gaja Ambassador in the
    United...

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  • Spring is in the air???

    Dear loyal pescara guests,

    The weather this time of year can be depressing....more cloudy days than sun...
    Well, not if your a snow lover but me personally I am a sunshine kind of a guy.
    Short days and long snowy nights put me in an imaginary mindset that spring
    isn't that far away and couldn't get here fast enough. Sous Chef Cory Holmes
    and I are currently...

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  • Valentine's Day

    Chef’s Aphrodisiac Menu

     

    SMALL PLATES

    “Shells and Pearls”

     Four fresh Oysters and caviar

    “Blue Point” James River...

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  • New Years Eve Dinner Features

    Happy New Year! ~  Chef's Specials

    Soup of the Moment

     

    Truffled Potato-Leek Puree

    Blue crab, fresh truffle

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    Small...

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  • Gift Card Special Offer

    Purchase $100 in gift cards at pescara and receive a free $20 gift certificate.

    A great way to do your holiday shopping.  Stop in for lunch or breakfast and get your shopping done too.  You can also get the gift cards on-line...right here.  Go to the Gift Cards Available tab.  Happy Holidays!!

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  • Gobble - Gobble

    Thanksgiving Day

    Pescara will be celebrating in style starting with our breakfast only buffet from 6:30-11:00am.

    Then our Brunch Buffet starts at 11:00am offering:

    Sliced Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon

    Corned Beef Hash Benedict...

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  • Fall/Winter Menus

    It's that time of year again when pescara updates our seasonal offerings and brings forth a  change in colors, textures, and aromas to delight the senses...

    Our lunch menu is now offering Ginger Crusted & Baked Jumbo Shrimp served atop shelled Edamame, cilantro, sesame seeds, and my own citronella broth. A sauce both citrus and vanilla I've carried with me my career and has...

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  • Farmer's Market News

    Do you ever wonder just exactly where your produce comes from? How far it has to travel to get to your grocery store? Has it been sprayed with chemicals, even though it says organic? Well there is a way to alleviate these worries and at the same time support your community.  Fresh Vegetables from a farmer’s market are unlike any that you can get in a store. The flavor, tenderness,...

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  • The fastest lunch in town...

    Have you been down to our red & white tents for Thursday's on First & 3rd yet?

    We serve the most amazingly fresh Mahi-Mahi, Coastal Shrimp, or Vegetarian (even Vegan) tacos in town! Paired with a fresh made lemonade and you have a quick, fresh, and delicious lunch!!

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  • The freshest of salads...

    We have been shopping every Saturday at the Rochester Farmer's Market for our chef's features....look what chef Michael created for your eating enjoyment...

    Sweet Blue Crab // Heirloom cucumbers // tomatoes // avocado mousse

    Crab Salad

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  • Farmer's Market Produce

    It's the weekend! For pescara and our guests that means fresh produce from the farmer's market! Come see what's cooking...

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  • Father's Day Brunch

    Pescara will be featuring our Brunch Buffet on Father's Day...June 17th 2012

     

    From the Buffet

     Scrambled Eggs, Gouda Hash Browns,

    Farmer’s Market Vegetables,

    Honey Glazed...

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