Tag Archives: Chef Recipes

free eats and recipes in celebration of downtown cleveland restaurant week

The fifth annual Downtown Cleveland Alliance Restaurant Week is coming up – February 27 through March 4. More than 40 downtown restaurants are participating this year, offering diners fantastic deals for both dinner and lunch. And now that I’m happily  part of the rat race downtown, I personally can’t wait to take full advantage. Restaurant […]

cook like jeff jarrett: roast chicken with spring asparagus, peas and pancetta hash

Here’s one simple spring dish any home cook can replicate, thanks to chef Jeff Jarrett, who recently opened Palate, a seasonal American restaurant in Strongsville. He is also one of the founding chefs of the popular monthly dinner events, Dinner in the Dark, which is an ideal way to do good, and eat good. Roast […]

cook like scott kuhn/washington place bistro: cauliflower bisque w/ maytag & balsamic

Since opening last fall, one of the most talked about items on Washington Place Bistro and Inn’s menu has been the cauliflower bisque. And now you can replicate this tasty dish at home, courtesy of owner Scott Kuhn. Kuhn says people are always surprised by this soup, likely due to cauliflower being underrated in general. […]

cook like chris di lisi: peperonata and smoked paprika popcorn

The following recipes are courtesy of Chris Di Lisi, chef/co-owner of Flour, which is set to open on March 29. For a sneak peek inside Flour, check this post. The first recipe Di Lisi shares is for peperonata, which he says is great with bruschetta, or on top of grilled fish or chicken.  He adds […]

more valentine’s day treats. bake like jonathan bennett: soft caramels

With Valentine’s Day upon us, here’s another delectable dish to make for your sweetie. This candy is courtesy of chef Jonathan Bennett of Moxie/Red, who says it’s one of his favorites. Soft Caramels 2 C      Sugar 2 T       Molasses 2 T       Butter 2 C      Heavy Cream ¾ C     Glucose ½ t       Kosher Salt ½ […]

bake like wendy thompson: banana crepes

The woman behind my favorite cupcake in town shares a recipe with us just in time for Valentine’s Day. Banana crepes courtesy of Wendy Thompson, A Cookie and a Cupcake. You just know these are going to be good! Banana Crepes 6.5 oz milk 2 oz heavy cream 2 oz sugar 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1.5 […]

cook like matthew mathlage: thai braised short ribs

Braised short ribs, one of my favorite dishes hands-down. If it’s on a menu, I almost certainly cannot resist. We also enjoy making this savory dish at home, too, either as part of a ragu or alongside polenta or mashed potatoes. And now as chef Matt Mathlage of Light Bistro shares with us here, I’ll […]

food & wine hearts jonathon sawyer (and so does cleveland)

A very big congratulations to Team Sawyer and The Greenhouse Tavern for receiving quite the spread in the February issue of Food & Wine which focuses on chef’s recipes made easy. “When Jonathon Sawyer opened the Greenhouse Tavern, he was pleased to see Cleveland’s foodies come out in droves. But that wasn’t enough. “I wanted […]

cook like ben bebenroth (pfankuchen and bacon-wrapped lamb loin)

For the second year in a row, we used Spice of Lift Catering for our holiday party at work. And for a second year in a row, everyone left will smiles on their faces and bellies happily stuffed with wonderful tastes and flavors. Add a thoroughly enjoyable Plated Landscape dinner to the mix, and this […]

cook like matthew anderson: pumpkin coconut soup

If you’ve been to Umami, especially during lunch, chances are you’ve seen my husband (and sometime me). This tiny Asian restaurant in Chagrin Falls is his favorite (and a favorite of mine, too). The friendly staff doesn’t even have to ask, they know his order: udon noodles with beef and a ginger ice tea. Unlike […]