| Aug 16, 2007
With its office parks and strip malls, Darien's South Cass Avenue off Interstate 55 (near Exit 273B) doesn't present obvious choices when it comes to dinner-hour takeout. But with a little detective work (thank you, Google!), we put together two delicious...
| Apr 16, 2008
THE braised lamb is redolent of pomegranates and cumin. The chicken dumpling soup is fragrant with Persian limes and cardamom. Pan-seared potato gnocchi are laced with dried porcini, mesquite-grilled salmon is sauced with harissa and a flourless chocolate...
| Apr 27, 2008
Mamma mia! Look!
Perched on a hill overlooking the Italian Riviera, Villa Gnocchi B&B offers a spectacular view at a great price. Close to beautiful Portofino.
Villa Gnocchi Bed & Breakfast, 53 Via Romana, Santa Margherita Ligure; 011-39-0185-...
| May 7, 2008
THE restaurant's name -- Michael's on Naples Ristorante --sounds dubious, like the kind of place you might see showing up on British chef Gordon Ramsay's hit television series "Kitchen Nightmares." In fact, Ramsay did take in hand an Italian restaurant...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 2:50 PM
Time: 2 hours plus at least 2 to 3 hours chilling time
Servings: 4 to 6
1 kabocha or buttercup squash, about 2 pounds
2 cups whole milk
1/2teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
| Dec 5, 2007
YOU hear Eric Greenspan before you see him, whether he's running the floor at his year-old Melrose Avenue restaurant, the Foundry, or now, cooking for Hanukkah with his mother at her place on a tree-lined street in Woodland Hills.
Mother and son are in...
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...
| Dec 16, 2009
On a recent weekend night, the excitement at the new Firenze Osteria is palpable. It's three-deep at the bar, air-kisses galore, the "ciao, ciaos" and "buona seras" coming fast and heavy. Tablecloths are whisked off tables and silverware and glasses...
| Jul 8, 2009
Every couple of years I feel that siren call to go up and spend some time in Napa Valley. For most of us, this was our first wine country experience, as exotic as anything discovered later in Burgundy or Piedmont. Who can forget the smudged violet of...
| Jul 9, 2009
Recipe: Spring vegetable stew with herbed ricotta gnocchi
Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Note: This gnocchi recipe is adapted from one by Lidia Bastianich. Drain the ricotta in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before making the gnocchi,...
| Aug 6, 2009
One is tempted to view 10-week-old Nightwood in terms of 10-year-old Lula, the now-legendary Logan Square restaurant to which Nightwood is the long-awaited sequel.
But that might be a disservice to both restaurants. Lula was a process; Nightwood was a...