Restaurant Reviews

  • Meeting Chef Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri Fish during #GoIsrael Tour

    … of a destination spot for people touring the area, who enjoy quality fish creatively presented. “Not all my reviews on TripAdviser good,” Uri says, mentioning that at times visitors who’ve read glowing review of the cuisine are disappointed by the low key, old school style of the restaurant, which has its stone walls covered by tapestry. For this Uri had…

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  • Alpamayo: Peru in the Berkshires

    …, and the rice was flavorful, with a nice blend of spices. We were happy with this dish. Once I saw it listed on the menu, I knew that I had to try it, though the menu mentioned that it was not always available. Fortunately, it was in stock so I chose the Cuy, with potatoes and salad. What is Cuy? It's Guinea Pig, and has been eaten in Peru and other South…

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  • Lynmar Estate Picnic Food & Wine Pairings

    … POPCORN Sprinkled with Tangelo Salt SUMMER HARVEST SALAD Season garden lettuce, shaved scarlet radish, celery & golden beets, Mission fig-yuzu vinaigrette SIGNATURE GOURMET WRAP Smoked Willie Bird turkey wrap, Redwood Hill Farm goat cheddar, house verjus-pickled white onion, Gravenstein apple-raspberry aioli SEASONAL GARDEN & ORCHARD FRUIT…

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  • Red Heat Tavern: The Food & Drinks (Part 2)

    …. In addition, they host other special events on a regular basis. As for alcohol, beer is king, and they have an impressive list of about 50 selections, including Drafts, Bottles and Cans. The beer menu includes local craft brews as well as international selections, Draft beers are available in 14oz and 20oz pours. You can even find some beer…

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  • Alden & Harlow: First Impressions

    …) with cocoa rub, grilled carrot mash, and spring green puree, were perfectly cooked slices of lamb, tender and flavorful, with mild cocoa notes, and they were perfect accompaniments to the wines we were drinking,especially the Carmenere. Again, this is a dish you can share, but you might find yourself wanting to eat all the lamb yourself. The carrot…

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  • HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar Seafood Risotto

    …. The Seafood Risotto is made with Riso Venere, Lobster, Sea Scallops, Shrimps, Sea Beans, Sweet Corn and Mascarpone. The black rice contrasts gorgeously with the rich orange broth and perfectly-cooked seafood. Beautiful dish by Chef Peter Larsen. Double yum – a must have at this Hudson Riverfront elegant establishment. Cheers, Veronqiue …

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  • Bufala: Local Boy Brings it Home

    … and environs has all but by-passed this traditionally pretty tweedy enclave. And more than a few attempts to ‘up the game’ have failed. Seriously addictive, smoky Castelvetrao olives Bufala—which I reckon makes as good a pizza as Victoria Drive’s Via Tevere—has taken over the space occupied by relatively short-lived Mac Shack, a ‘mac ‘n cheese’ specialist…

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  • Patisserie Kouign Amann – a Montreal Gem

    … While I was in Montreal last week, our waiter at Joe Beef urged us to visit Patisserie Kouign Amann in the Plateau neighborhood for its signature pastry, the aptly-named Kouign Amann (Breton for “butter cake”). Apparently, this pastry is available Saturday mornings at various pastry shops in Montreal, but our waiter assured us the one…

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  • Chef Tim Fischer Finds a New Home at Cosmos

    … employer, Crystal Springs Resort – an oyster topped with a luscious sabayon and gilded with three caviars. If you’ve seen the animated movie Ratatouille, when I tasted that oyster again, I had a moment similar to Anton Ego’s, the restaurant critic, as he tasted the ratatouille. Briny, creamy, texturally-perfect – a fantastic way to begin our meal…

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  • Rant: Sex, Drugs & Restaurant Reviews

    … When you describe a restaurant experience to someone, do you use the language of drug use or sex? That choice speaks volumes about the type of food you ate, as well as the the size of your check. I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. The book explains and expounds upon…

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  • Rant: Dirty Restaurant? No Worries If It's Authentic

    … in Consumer Evaluations of Restaurants was published in Management Science. The study was conducted by Glenn Carroll of Stanford Graduate School of Business, David W. Lehman of the University of Virginia and Balázs Kovács of the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Their study included statistical analysis of over 724,000 consumer reviews from Yelp (of over…

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  • Rant: Yelp & Extortion

    … is a crowd-sourced business review site, where consumers rate everything from restaurants to nail salons. It has been the center of controversy for years, for a variety of reasons. In the case at hand, several businesses filed a class-action lawsuit against Yelp for civil extortion, as well as violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL…

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  • Sfixio – Italian Fare at Its Los Angeles Best

    … While on a business trip to Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of dining at Sfixio, an incredible restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills. I found this little gem with a non-descript façade from some fellow food writers who’d discovered it and claimed it’s the best Italian food they’ve outside of Italy. I arrived…

  • AKA Bistro & Restaurant Week

    …The second week of Dine Out Boston has started, and it seems that less restaurants are participating this year. BostInno recently noted that about 172 restaurants are participating, down from 194 last year. During this time, some of the restaurants which are not participating are running their own dining specials, such as AKA Bistro in Lincoln…

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  • The Fun Never Ends at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

    … and restaurant in Clifton is now 2 ½ years old and judging by the convivial crowd we encountered on our last two weeknight visits, I’m guessing doing well. With nearly 50 wines by the glass and an extensive selection of tapas, shareable small plates, Spuntino offers something for everyone. Chicken Live Pate Something I especially enjoyed on my last visit…

    Veronique Deblois/ Food & Wine Chickie Insider- 7 readers -
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