The Francesca’s group of Chicago-area restaurants has grown over 15 years to boast 16 different locations, each with its own unique, neighborhood-driven vibe. But infused in each restaurant is founder Scott Harris’ philosophy: “simple, rustic cooking and flavors, great service and good prices.” A recipe for success? You bet.
Yeah, I’ve done this one before. But it’s a great go-to recipe for me (I always have chicken breasts and edamame in the freezer) and this time I added some salted black bean paste. Plus the picture came out pretty good!
The beauty of Hawaii provides a spectacular backdrop to the life and culture of this unique United State. Of course, a focus for me was the food! Along with enjoying the sights and ambience of this heavenly place, I took notes and photos of the many meals and sights I enjoyed on this relaxing, but too-short vacation.
Modern decor and Old World Italian cuisine combine for an incredible dining experience.
Presenting a visual feast as well as a culinary one, Tio Pepe is a throwback to the “good old days” of personal table service, offering delicious food in a unique atmosphere. One of the Tampa Bay area’s leading, award-winning restaurants.
Had a wonderful veal dish at La Mora. Veal scallopine, stuffed (rolled) with pancetta, spinach, ground veal, pine nuts, a little parmesan. Sauteed, then served with a rich tomato sauce that was just perfect…not too tart, not too anything…just simple enough for the complex flavors of the veal rolls to come through. Herbed potatoes (which were a tad salty) and simple, roasted vegetables rounded out the meal.
At my cousin’s wedding banquet in New York, we were treated to an outstanding Chinese dinner at East Manor in Elmhurst. The Menu:
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the gigantic mall at Hollywood and Highland, one will find refuge from touristy fast food at Vert. But is that a good thing? The decor at Wolfgang Puck’s Vert is pure California chic, with cool lighting, mirrored walls, pearlized vinyl booths and Asian artwork. Oddly, there was very little “vert” (green) to be seen.
An unforgettable dining experience in Los Angeles.