Category Archives: dante boccuzzi

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 […]

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 […]

cleveland food rocks crop bistro

This past weekend, the Cleveland Food Rocks week-long event came to a close, but not before the chef behind the idea threw a party to celebrate the city, its chefs and of course, its food. Chef Steve Schimoler, along with Elaine Cicora and the entire staff at Crop Bistro, hosted the first ever late night […]

dante update

Here’s an update on Dante Boccuzzi’s new Tremont restaurant. He posted this on the food forum earlier today: I’m truly excited about the move to Tremont and I hope to see you foodies there as soon as we open this coming May. I understand there is still a little legitimate confusion about the transition from […]

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 […]

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 […]

cleveland magazine: the tastemakers

I finally got around to going through last week’s mail, which included my copy of Cleveland Magazine with Michael Symon, Karen Small and Dante Boccuzzi on the cover. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this issue, which focuses on taste, because I had the pleasure of interviewing both Dante and Karen, as well as Jonathon Sawyer and […]