Category Archives: dante

a revealing dinner at dante

Some people have the gift of patience. Admittedly, I am not one of them. I find it difficult to even wait to give people their birthday or Christmas presents! So the notion of waiting throughout the entire duration of a pregnancy to find out the sex is simply baffling to me. So just like our […]

dante revisited

Of all those posts I’ve written over the years, none has sparked as much interest from chefs, restaurant owners/workers or  fellow foodies via e-mail, calls, forums, etc. as my initial review of Dante (or its follow-up). While I’m all for good conversation and debate, I never quite understood what all the fuss was about. All in all, […]


After waiting much longer than anticipated for a variety of reasons, chef Dante Boccuzzi has finally reopened his restaurant, Dante, in Tremont. And while the move no doubt took its toll on those involved, it was a smart move and one that’s sure to pay off for years to come. We went last Saturday for […]

restaurant news and upcoming events

TartineTartine will be hosting its second wine dinner on Tuesday, January 27 (they host one a month, each with a different theme). January’s dinner will celebrate the culinary exchange between France and the southeast Asian area once known as French Indochina, most notably Vietnam. The dinner will feature 5 courses paired with 5 wines for […]

more cleveland chatter

In response to yesterday’s post about the LA foodie, Adam over at Positively Cleveland sent me a few news stories from national food editors at various dailies. The Convention (wisely) has been putting forth much effort towards the local food scene and brought in 10 national food and wine editors to experience Cleveland first-hand. The […]

dante / sushi blues

We headed back to Dante the other week for my latest Metromix write-up. Thankfully, we found ourselves at the Valley View restaurant on a Thursday night, which happens to be the night Dante becomes master of all things sushi for his weekly Sushi Blues event, find the best sashimi knives –If you decide that you […]

sushi blues at dante

Last night we headed to Dante to finally check out sushi blues for the next piece I’m working on for Metromix. I’ll write in more detail later, but let’s just say I’m kicking myself for waiting so long go to the sushi restaurant to see what this was all about. If you haven’t heard, Dante […]

dante in this month’s food & wine

In this month’s Food & Wine, I full expected to see one of our chefs since the issue focuses on the best new chefs and a look back at the hall of fame of previous winners. But no, the magazine mistakenly overlooked both our new and seasoned chefs (Symon) who previously won this honor. As […]

speaking of nobu…

A little piece of Nobu is coming to Cleveland. Actually, it’s been here for awhile now, but he’s yet to showcase those mad sushi skills for all of us Nobu worshipers. Dante Boccuzzi, who not only worked as Robert DeNiro’s personal chef (DeNiro is part owner of Nobu), but served as executive chef and helped […]

q & a with wendy thompson

One of my favorite desserts in town is the peanut butter crunch bar of sorts at Dante. Normally, I opt for cheese for dessert but make an exception for this little bit of heaven. The woman behind the fabulous dessert, along with many others, is pastry chef Wendy Thompson. 1. What are the top 5 […]