Category Archives: Rocco Whalen

rocco’s new gospel

One month in to the New Year – are you still on track with your resolutions? I’m not. Mine, like many, was to get healthy and lose the rest of my baby weight. I’m not doing bad – but I’m certainly not there yet. I like to think I’m smart with what I eat – […]

cook like rocco whalen: two perfect sauces to accompany grilled satay

I love food prepared on the grill – but, I have a fear of the grill itself. Not sure why as nothing dramatic has ever happened. So instead, I’ll happily prepare anything to get it grill-worthy, then pass off to Jamie who is the designated  master griller for our household. Like many of you, we’ll […]

breakfast with santa

For the second year in a row, we went to Fahrenheit for Breakfast with Santa. I think I was more excited than my two-year-old for this outing. Granted, my overall experience with kids and Santa is rather limited. But I can’t imagine someone doing a better job than Rocco Whalen and the entire staff at […]

clambakes: throwing or going

Those that know me well know this is my favorite time of the year for three reasons: the Browns, fall and clambakes. I’m always trying to persuade people to throw a bake or wrangle up a group to attend one. To me, a bake is always best when thrown in someone’s backyard on a crisp […]

a night in the 216

Actually, most of our nights are spent in the 216 supporting local one way or another, but I thought I’d stick with my friend Danielle’s Room Service theme. Before we made our way to the Made in the 216 event at Room Service, which showcased several local designers and products made right here, we met […]

a quick conversation with rocco

In the November issue of Cleveland Magazine, I wrote two small articles. One took a look at four restaurants that offer al fresco dining practically year round, while the other was a very quick peak at a recent conversation with chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit. For the Rocco piece, I noticed the editors did some […]

happy hour at fahrenheit

What a great evening we had on Friday night. Since it has been some time since we’ve been to Fahrenheit, we decided to head there for an early dinner (I mean early – Dr. Phil was still on the TV when we got there!). We sat at the bar and decided to order a variety […]

the gospel according to rocco

Next up for the Q&A is Chef Rocco Whalen of Tremont’s Fahrenheit. Whalen, who spent several years cooking with Wolfgang Puck at three of his restaurants, is just 30. That’s a lot to accomplish at such a young age. It will be interesting to watch him continue to grow and develop. In my short chat […]