Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

A review of a truly “local” restaurant and a dish inspired by that meal. Keep reading for two (almost three) recipes: yogurt-brown sugar panna cotta, “100-year-old” Balsamic, and putting it all together. . . . → Read More: Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

Texas dining

Our destination was Houston but we ended up experiencing France and Italy. . . . → Read More: Texas dining

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with Campari Foam

I adore panna cotta and I definitely do not make it enough.     Panna cotta was the perfect dessert choice for the end of our Modern Italian Cooking class with Chef Marcus of Tavolo.

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta From Chef Marcus Vause of Tavolo 

1 qt. cream 1 T. orange juice 1 t. orange blossom . . . → Read More: Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with Campari Foam

Chicken Saltimbocca with Caponata

Chef Marcus’ modern take on traditional Italian recipes. . . . → Read More: Chicken Saltimbocca with Caponata

Pasta Puttanesca

The next course after the charred octopus was Chef Marcus’ take on Pasta Puttanesca.    Puttanesca can be loosely translated to “spicy like a prostitute” and most puttenesca sauces are spicy.    Chef Marcus switched it up a bit with his rendition.

(This post is the next installment of our Modern Italian Cuisine Cooking Class with Chef . . . → Read More: Pasta Puttanesca

Amuse-bouche and an Italian Compote

This was a tasty little bite which inspired me to create my own Italian preserve: Triple Berry Mostarda . . . → Read More: Amuse-bouche and an Italian Compote

Go West, youngman, Go West

Cowboy cooking used to consist of beans and hardtack with maybe some freshly butchered T-bones thrown in a skillet over a campfire.  Then Chef Tim Love introduced contemporary cowboy cuisine at his  Lonesome Dove Western Bistro located in the Ft. Worth Stockyards. We have dined at Chef Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove and loved it.

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A mini-vacation…

A great art museum, an impressive farmers market, and a few eateries. . . . → Read More: A mini-vacation…

Dining in Santa Fe

Some dining adventures from our Christmas trip to Santa Fe. . . . → Read More: Dining in Santa Fe