Category Archives: Dominic Cerino

ciao, dominic cerino

Last week, Cleveland lost a great man, husband, father, brother, friend and yes, chef. Dominic Cerino was 55. I first met him about 5 or 6 years ago. Admittedly, I was not a fan of Carrie Cerino’s nor was I looking forward to my assignment from Cleveland Magazine to review one of their pasta dishes. […]

random news

TartineOn Tuesday, November 18, head to Tartine for the restaurant’s first wine dinner. For $50 per person, you’ll be treated to a four-course meal paired with wines prepared by chef Nolan Konkoski. The menu includes: course 1warm mushroom salad, poached quail eggcourse 2pan seared monkfish, white beans, peppers, artichokes, roasted tomato vinaigrettecourse 3cider braised shortribs, […]

q & a with regan reik

When I first met Dominic Cerino a little over a year ago, he spoke very highly of Chef Regan Reik over at Pier W, and continued to do so during our various conversations. I personally wasn’t familiar with Reik and at the time hadn’t been to Pier W, but Cerino carries a lot of clout […]

getting back to basics: part 2

To understand Dominic Cerino and his family’s restaurant, is to understand the history of the place and the foods of his grandma’s roots (more on that later). A history, I suspect, much richer and deeper than these few paragraphs. Someone told me a long time ago that the restaurant was actually Carrie’s childhood home and […]

getting back to basics: q & a with dominic cerino

If you would have told me back in January that I would be anticipating my next visit to Carrie Cerino’s, I probably would have laughed. Not only have I converted into a supporter from a culinary standpoint, but am now a believer in its future and have grown to embrace its past. I was fortunate […]