Posts tagged ‘#Italian’

Ducky’s in Tampa

Lunch with old friends Keith Goan (owner of Ducky’s) and Lou Maggio in Tampa!!! The food is delicious! Not your typical Sports Bar food. Craving the tuna tartare & kale, chicken, feta salad. Can’t wait to go back.

Rao’s Hollywood with Shaun O’Hara

Fun night at Rao’s Hollywood with my East Coast friends Shaun O’Hara (former NY Giant & NFL Commentator) and Jen Groover (Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Author)!

Rao’s has 3 locations…New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood.

We tried the following…..

Meatballs
Ground Beef, Pork, Veal, Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Golden Raisins, Pine Nuts, Garlic, Olive Oil

Burrata with Prosciutto & Melon
Ciabatta Toast, Parma Proscuitto, Melon, Mandarin Oranges

Braised Short Ribs
Creamy Polenta, Beef Short Ribs, Gremolata,Beef Jous Reduction

Lemon Chicken
Bone-In, Charcoal Broiled, Uncle Vincent’s Lemon Sauce

Chicken Scarpariello
Bone-In, Hot & Sweet Sausage, Hot Cherry Peppers, Bell Peppers, White Wine Sauce

Red Wine Valpolicella Superiore, “Ripassa,” Zenato

Pane e Vino

Pane e Vino is making a comeback!

I was a regular at Pane e Vino for 15 years. The owner, Rod Dyer became part of my family! I was so sad the day it closed, as were alot of other people. It was the kind of place that you felt like Norm from Cheers.

The Pane e Vino pop up dinner was quite the reunion! I am happy to announce it is coming back to the old Hatfield’s space on Melrose, near Highland very soon. Stay tuned!

Chef Victor’s menu included some of the signature dishes, as well as some new dishes!!! So delicious!

APPETIZERS:
Gamberetti Santa Margarita (My favorite signature dish)
secret recipe is from Italy, with polenta

Tortino di Risotto al Funghi
Mushroom risotto cake with wild mushrooms and baby greens

PASTA:
Fusili all Melanzane Scarmoza
Marinara, eggplant, and scarmoza cheese

Risotto Con Gamberetti
Creamy arborio risotto, shrimp, cherry tomatoes & lemon zest

ENTREE:
Sea Bass alla Putanesca
Flaky Sea Bass, kalamata olives, capers, tomatoes, basil, shallots and garlic served with herb roasted potatoes

Bistecca alla Fiorentina
Rib eye medallion marinated in herbs, served with sauteed spinach and herbs roasted potatoes

Petto di Pollo al Rosmarino
Chicken breast marinated in rosemary, chili flakes, garlic and lemon zest, served with roasted vegetables and chicken Au jus

DOLCE:
Panna Cotta Vaniglia
Served with raspberry sauce and seasonal berries

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Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills

Amazing food and live music in Beverly Hills!

Brunch, Dinner & Social Hour
Check schedule for live music performances.

Italian-inspired California food with the finest available local and seasonal ingredients.

http://www.spaghettinibh.com/
184 N. Canon Beverly Hills, California 90210
Tel: 310.424.4600

BURRATA
strawberry jam – miso – mizuna – yuzu – toast aged balsami

AHI TUNA TARTRE
avacado – ponzu – scallion

CARNAROLI RISOTTO
mushrooms – madeira – parmigiano-reggiano – chives

SPAGHETTINI
saffron – dungeness crab – shrimp – fennel pollen

BRAISED SHORT RIBS
balsamic glaze – salsify puree – baby turnips – baby carrots

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Il Piccolino

Lunch at Il Piccolino. Crashing the Friday lunch club of handsome gentlemen!!! Watch out boys!!!

 

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Sirena Pizza

Actor/Comedian Clint Picketts (not sure if that is spelled correctly) at Sirena restaurant. I don’t know him. He is a friend of a friend that came in to pick up a pizza. I had to take a peek and see what kind it was. He was kind enough to let me look….and he even offered up a slice! Oh so nice!!!!

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