Feeding the soul is an essential element of life. Whether you order takeout or chef it up in your luxury Port Imperial apartment, there is no need to sacrifice your healthy lifestyle!
One of our favorite places to dine is Luna Restaurant and Bar in Jersey City. Known for both its remarkable food and immaculate vibes, Luna was founded with the intention of being a home for food lovers everywhere. We connected with restaurant owner, Julian Muscio, to speak about his most popular and health-conscious dishes.
Fine dining cooked at home
As you settle in for a quiet night at home or a flirty date night for two, look to this crowd favorite and healthy Luna recipe: Zucchini Noodles. This nutritious meal is a spin on one of Luna’s classic “Angel Hair Michael Angelo”. Pour a glass of wine while you gather the few, but tasty ingredients needed to take on your designer kitchen.
1 red pepper
1 small onion
1 cup dry white wine
Parmesan, salt, and pepper to garnish
*Recipe requires spiralizer
Start off by cutting off the ends of your zucchini, then carefully place it on your spiralizer. Next, toss them in the pan and let them sizzle in its natural juices. While waiting for the noodles to cook, begin chopping up your veggies. Add them to the pan and pour in a generous cup of white wine. After about 5-10 minutes the noodles and veggies should turn a golden brown, releasing a beautiful aroma. Plate the noodles and garnish with parmesan, salt, and pepper. For our non-vegetarians, play around with the dish by adding your favorite protein. Baby shrimp is a great compliment to the zoodles as well as grilled chicken.
Fine dining ordered in
If you aren’t feeling up to the challenge, skip cooking and order in. Luna’s menu offers a spin on traditional Italian by incorporating American and Latin influences– catering to everyone in the neighborhood! Luna’s top three takeout options are a balance of health-conscious and treat-day worthy dishes.
When you are on a health kick, opt for the classic choice of salmon marinated in Cajun and balsamic flavors, paired with sautéed brussels sprouts garnished in parmesan. You won’t regret it!
Or try a favorite among customers– the juicy Luna Burger – a classic American burger made with a twist. Plated on a potato roll and topped with pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, and of course their homemade Luna sauce, there is no questioning the love and attention this burger gets.
Want to splurge? Treat yourself to the Pappardelle, made from scratch and mixed with Bolognese meat sauce and parmegiano regiano. This dish will make you feel like you are in the heart of Rome and goes perfectly with a glass of cabernet.
An experience to remember
Make your way over to Luna on Tuesday nights for some live jazz excitement. A hub for both musicians and music lovers, Luna welcomes individuals from all over to come and showcase their talent. From the mellow sound of the sax to the bold sound of the trumpet, there will never be a dull moment on your night out.
Check your calendar and be sure to stop by for one of their full moon parties, created to honor their “Luna” name. The events feature happy hour all evening long!
The Capstone community is full of timeless taste and good times. Luna is just one of the many hot spots that you can treat yourself to when joining our community. Contact us to learn more about the luxury lifestyle that comes from living in Port Imperial.