Tag Archives: Tremont

bac

The last time I was at Bac it was called La Tortilla Feliz. I was pretty drunk on sangrias if I recall. Or should I say, barely recall… So clearly it’s been awhile as la Tortilla Feliz hasn’t been happy in quite some time and Bac opened in 2010. Yes, I am late to the […]

ginko. go.

When chef Dante Boccuzzi first returned to Cleveland, I remember going to his initial Sushi Blues event at his original Dante location. I didn’t know then that he opened a Nobu in Milan or even worked with the celebrated chef. All I knew was that I would make every attempt to attend these events because […]

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 […]

cook like rocco whalen

I simply adore Rocco Whalen. And it’s not because he’s a talented chef or that Fahrenheit is one of our favorites (had another fabulous dinner a few weeks ago with some lovely ladies, try the seared sea scallops and sinfully good Kobe beef sliders, which Rocco let us sample), but because his passion for his […]

review: wine & cheese tasting at l’albatros

I can’t think of a combination I like better than wine and cheese. Who doesn’t? Add some fresh bread, and I am one happy, happy girl. For as much as I enjoy cheese, whether at home or dining out (I prefer cheese at the end of my meal versus something sweet), I’ve never participated in a structured […]

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, […]

bake like wendy thompson

I first became familiar with Wendy Thompson when she was the pastry chef at the old Dante in Valley View. One bite of her peanut butter chocolate crunch bar and we were hooked. She can now be found at her shop in Tremont, A Cookie and A Cupcake. I’ve served these cupcakes at various events […]

cook like dante boccuzzi

How good do these recipes sound? Chef Dante Boccuzzi, whose Tremont restaurant, Dante, opened several months ago after closing in Valley View, shares two spring-time favorites with readers. Personally, I can’t wait to make either dish – especially the lamb! Confit of lamb & spring garlic w/ preserved lemons & watercress Ingredients: 6 oz. lamb […]

shop local this holiday season (and maybe shop for free, too)

Inspired by the lovely Amelia, I’ve been trying to buy as many of my Christmas gifts within the 216 as I can this season. Now, I won’t be able to buy every last one locally, but a decent amount. It’s a good challenge. Not just now – but always. I go out of my way […]