Sixteen, Chicago- Jan 2017, Oct 2014

Eat, Michelin Dining By August 19, 2017 1 Comment

This meal in 2014 had a lot of sentimental value to me. It was a delectable way of celebrating my hubby’s acceptance into a prestigious medical Fellowship. I noted the following from 2014, “What better way to celebrate success than in the Trump Tower. As I ate this meal, I enjoyed connecting the dots with Mike and how much sacrifice…

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Roister, Chicago- May 2017

Eat, Michelin Dining By May 29, 2017 1 Comment

Dined at Chef’s counter tonight to see the action. We had the best hushpuppies ever and the duck with orange chips was superb. This new restaurant was recently opened by my favorite Chef, Grant Achatz, known for his famous restaurant Alinea. Unlike Alinea, its ambiance is much more casual and the food was of a familiar variety only elevated. Of…

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Commis, San Francisco- Jan 2017

Eat, Michelin Dining By January 30, 2017 No Comments

Wow, really enjoyed dinner. The plating of this tasting menu had simplicity, but with a melody of accents that make a statement at this unassuming restaurant. The unanticipated textures were enough to be interesting, yet the flavors were seamless. The wagyu was excellent and cooked to perfect temperature. The broths in the entrees had complexity in flavors but were smooth…

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Jean Georges, New York 2016

Eat, Michelin Dining By October 23, 2016 No Comments

Jean Georges located in The Trump Hotel in NYC is a hopping place. Having a Central Park location probably helps with the foot traffic. Our meal started out rather unimpressive. The bread basket they offered was cold and stale tasting. However, it did get better when the courses started coming out. My favorite for the evening was the perfectly poached…

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Authentic Tuscan Gourmet Pizza

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By July 29, 2016 No Comments

PrintAuthentic Tuscan Gourmet PizzaCook 2 hours, 30 minsTotal 2 hours, 30 mins Straight from Tuscany, this recipe is from a Tuscan Cooking Tour we took in Italy. It was incredibly fresh and delicious! This pie we made ourselves and out of an Artisan Gourmet Wood Fire Oven it came. The recipe calls this to be cooked in a wood oven,…

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Authentic Italian Pasta and Ragù Meat Sauce

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By July 29, 2016 No Comments

  PrintRagù meat saucePrep 1 minCook 2 hours, 15 minsTotal 2 hours, 16 minsYield 4
 To truly master the authentic Italian Ragù alla Bolognese one must strictly follow the below ingredients, measurements and timings. Difficulty – 2 out of 5 Cooking process – Pan   Ingredients1 chopped celery stalkhalf a large finely chopped onion1 carrot, roughly chopped4/5 tablespoons of extra…

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Florentine gelato

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By July 29, 2016 No Comments

PrintFlorentine gelato We ate so much gelato in Italy! Italians love their Gelato and there are Gelato Universities everywhere. Their Gelato shops are like Starbucks in America, there’s one on every corner. On the Tuscan Cooking Class Tour, we were taught to make 2 desserts included in the 4 Course Feast. This is a great base recipe that can easily…

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