Page 30 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • June 6, 2012 Sage features upscale, casual dining experience Edward Island mussels. Salad selections include a traditional Caesar salad and a warm goat cheese salad of baby greens served with raspberry vinaigrette, walnuts, and Granny Smith apples. In addition to the onion soup au gratin, be sure to ask about the soup du jour. Sandwich options include a hearty 10ounce hamburger; a pepperjack chicken sandwich served with bacon, sautéed onions, and pepperjack cheese; and the Sage signature chicken sandwich, made with breaded chicken, broccoli rabe, sausage, and fresh mozzarella. Pasta choices include penne vodka or Portobello, and “Bowtie Suzanne,” which is prepared with garlic, olive oil, cannellini beans, prosciutto, and spinach. There are many seafood, chicken, pork, Rob DeLaurentis, Lou Di Mauro, and Javier Campos. Two friends who are long experienced in different aspects of the restaurant business joined forces in March to open Sage Restaurant at 17-15 Broadway in Fair Lawn. Lou Di Mauro and Rob DeLaurentis searched for months for the ideal spot for their new venture and have assembled the perfect team and created the ambiance to provide diners with a top-notch experience. Di Mauro, the former owner/manager of the Porchlight Grill in Midland Park, and DeLaurentis, the front and back of the house manager there, had worked together for 10 years and gone their separate ways before deciding to combine their talents. The two leased the locale of the former Campania Restaurant and gutted it, install- ing a state-of-the-art kitchen and decorating the premises in a contemporary, open setting, featuring original artworks and simple furniture strategically placed to provide privacy and comfort. The partners brought in Javier Campos, the former executive chef at Legends Restaurant, as the sous chef and many former staff members to provide seamless service. The result is an upscale casual dining establishment, featuring old favorites and new creative additions, with the added convenience of diners being able to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Sage offers Continental cuisine with and Italian flair. Appetizers include crab cakes, fried calamari, smoked trout, and Prince and veal options available, but seafood lovers will want to try “Shrimp Sage,” featuring shrimp sautéed with fresh sage, white wine, shiitake mushrooms, and a touch of cream. Try the “Pork Chops Murphy.” This dish is served with a brown garlic demi-glace sauce with mushrooms, onions, hot cherry peppers, and potatoes. Children’s entrees include macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers with fries, and a cheeseburger with fries. Children’s meal prices include a beverage. Take time for dessert, such as a caramelized banana, warm apple encroute with ice cream, or crème brulee – and top it all off with a coffee, cappuccino, or tea. Visit or call (201) 797-0500.