Tag Archives: Chef Recipes

cook like doug katz: local mushroom risotto

Holiday entertaining on the mind? Then this dish could be for you: local mushroom risotto courtesy of chef Doug Katz at Fire. I’m a big fan of this chef and Fire so you just know this will impress guests. local mushroom risotto (yield: 8 portions) 3 ounces, olive oil 1 cup,  fennel, fine dice 1 […]

cook like brandt evans: rainbow trout in salt crust

This time of the year is when I appreciate Blue Canyon the most (though I really do like the patio for dining al fresco in the summer). I think the chef, Brandt Evans, is at his best when the weather dips and the atmosphere just screams autumn comfort.Here, the chef shares with us his recipe […]

cook like jonathon sawyer: half roasted chicken in bread

Next up in our Cook Like series is a wildly popular one from chef Jonathon Sawyer of The Greenhouse Tavern – and one that I have been wanting to try for awhile. Half Roasted Chicken in Brioche Bread w/ fresh black truffle, petit wood ear mushrooms & natural jus 1 pc  Pastry dough, puff pastry […]

cook like ellis cooley: roasted chicken and grilled zucchini salad with grapes and feta vinaigrette

How simple – and delicious –  does this dish sound? I have a chicken in my fridge and now know what I’m making for the game on Sunday. This recipe comes to us from chef Ellis Cooley of AMP150. Roasted Chicken 1 3# farm raised chicken 1 lemon Salt and pepper 1 TBSP olive oil […]

cook like jeff gable: warm goat cheese salad

Since its opening, Parallax has been one of my favorite Cleveland restaurants. I have never experienced anything there but wonderful food and service. I love the atmosphere and creative menu. The sushi is some of my favorite in town and either patio is great to sit back and enjoy the night with friends. Here, chef […]

cook like chef andy dombrowski: fennel salad

Funny thing – I used to dislike fennel. And I don’t really know why. Perhaps it’s the anise smell (of which I never cared for and had a bad reaction to Sambuca once and therefore developed an aversion to anything that reminded me of it). This all changed when chef Jonathon Sawyer was at Bar […]

cook like david uecke (croque monsieur)

I’ve made no secret of my love for L’Albatros. Why would I? This restaurant is simply fantastic. I always leave happy and genuinely enjoy the food (especially the cheese!) and atmosphere (my favorite patio in town). I first tried this sandwich when we went for lunch one day and had Natalie with us. Little Miss […]

cook like eric williams (braised beef brisket)

food and wine pairings, guacamole recipeThe chef pairings might just be my husband’s favorite series on the blog to date. We (I) try to make most of the dishes at home, and he knows this. And when I told Jamie what Eric Williams, chef/owner of Momochoprovided, he quickly followed up with a request for immediate trial. […]

cook like rocco (lamb burgers)

Regular readers know I’m a huge fan of chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit. With that personality of his and infectious passion for our city, how can you not be? And now I have two more reasons: his recipe for lamb burgers and some fun random bits of quirkiness he shares with us at the end of this […]

cook like ellis cooley

If you have been to AMP150, then you know this chef. He’s been making quite an impression since coming to Cleveland – and that’s not easy given that he’s running a restaurant inside the airport Marriott. I’ve only been once (so far) and was truly impressed (and admittedly wrong to prejudge). I’m also impressed with […]