Restaurant Reviews

    Thai Cuisine by Montri: The King of Thai Returns

    Montri’s back on Broadway This week I spent some time with Montri Rattanaraj. Not only is he one of the most charming people, he’s one of those few I consider a Vancouver ‘original.’ Montri didn’t just ride the wave of Thai cuisine in the 1980s, he was a key player in bringing it into the mainstream. Also, as far as I can recall—his was the first Asian room to really get serious about wine.

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    Faubourg Paris’ Franck Point: Croissant Crusader

    Faubourg Paris’ Franck Point: croissant crusader Franck Point is fanatical about croissants. In fact you could call him a ‘croissant crusader’ and he likely wouldn’t object.

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      Sage in Vegas: A Worthy Splurge

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - From France to Lebanon to South Africa, a fascinating vinous journey to begin our Vegas vacation. Enhancing the experience, the wines accompanied compelling dishes, creating a superb culinary evening. Dinner at the Sage restaurant in the Aria Hotel. While deciding on which restaurants to patronize while in Vegas, my good friend Adam recommended Sage.

      Beijing Noodle No.9: Hand Pulled Noodles

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - While recently in Vegas, my friends and I ate lunch at Beijing Noodle No.9, in Caesar's Palace, a place I positively reviewed five years ago. My experience this time was equally as positive, and I got to try several more dishes than I had previously.

      Rant: Revisiting Restaurants & Updated Reviews

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - It's true that new restaurants get the lion share of publicity from food writers and restaurant reviewers. In fact, there often is a rush to be the first to review a new spot, though prior etiquette meant reviewers often waited three months or so before reviewing a new restaurant.

      Puritan & Co.: Alsatian Wine Advice

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - The wines of Alsace, mainly white and produced from grapes such as Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner and more. As I've said repeatedly before, Alsatian wines are generally not on the radar of the average consumer but they should be. They can often provide excellent value and taste. They are enjoyable while young but can also age well.

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      Blue Ox in Lynn: Excellent Neighborhood Spot

      … others to do the same. What did I finally do? I dined at The Blue Ox in Lynn, which describes itself as "an upscale casual neighborhood restaurant" that "offers an approachable American menu." The Blue Ox, which opened in 2009, is owned by Chef Matt O'Neil, a Swampscott native, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York…

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      Tasting Table at Terre à Terre

      … and Merkato and also at some of the top restaurants in New Jersey. Tuna and Beet Amuse The décor of the 45-seat Terre à Terre leans to French country with light fixtures made from Mason jars, wall artwork featuring local farming and tables dressed in burlap and butcher paper. Over 75% of the food served at Terre à Terre is sourced within a 300…

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      Puritan & Co.: Alsatian Wine Advice

      …. They are enjoyable while young but can also age well. They can provide a sense of history, as well as showcase state of the art wine making. At their most basic though, they are delicious. You can read some background info on Alsatian wines here, and also check out my prior Alsatian wine reviews. From those articles, you will quickly see that I am a fan…

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      Beijing Noodle No.9: Hand Pulled Noodles

      … restaurants, though you have to consider that this restaurant is located inside a major Vegas casino/hotel so you expect to pay a bit more. With the quality of the cuisine, you may not mind paying extra while you are on vacation. As I've mentioned before, as you walk into dining room, you'll pass huge fish tanks containing Ryukin goldfish. I…

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      Abriya Raku: Hidden No More

      … Five years ago, while in Las Vegas, I had an excellent dinner at Abriya Raku, a Japanese restaurant which then seemed to be a hidden treasure. Located in a small, Asian shopping center off the Strip, it was highly unlikely you would just stumble upon Raku. The area was filled with dozens of Asian restaurants, from Korean to Chinese, Thai…

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      Sage in Vegas: A Worthy Splurge

      … From France to Lebanon to South Africa, a fascinating vinous journey to begin our Vegas vacation. Enhancing the experience, the wines accompanied compelling dishes, creating a superb culinary evening. Dinner at the Sage restaurant in the Aria Hotel. While deciding on which restaurants to patronize while in Vegas, my good friend Adam…

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      Thai Cuisine by Montri: The King of Thai Returns

      …Montri’s back on Broadway This week I spent some time with Montri Rattanaraj. Not only is he one of the most charming people, he’s one of those few I consider a Vancouver ‘original.’ Montri didn’t just ride the wave of Thai cuisine in the 1980s, he was a key player in bringing it into the mainstream. Also, as far as I can recall—his was the first…

      7 readers - By hiredBelly.com

      Chef Florian Wehrli Triomphe-ant in Manhattan

      … Chef Florian Wehrli A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of revisiting Chef Florian Wehrli’s delightful food while hosting a client lunch at the popular Manhattan restaurant, Triomphe. Until last fall, I’d enjoyed Chef Wehrli’s food when he oversaw five award-winning restaurants while he was Executive Sous Chef at New Jersey’s Crystal…

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      Faubourg Paris’ Franck Point: Croissant Crusader

      … Faubourg Paris’ Franck Point: croissant crusader Franck Point is fanatical about croissants. In fact you could call him a ‘croissant crusader’ and he likely wouldn’t object. Point is the man behind Faubourg Paris, those pretty swish looking, chandelier-trimmed artisan bakery-bistros popping up all around town (there are three so far, all busy…

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      Left Bank Vancouver: Modern French Trumps Classic Bistro

      … tea anglaise   Details:  Left Bank Restaurant & Bar 751 Denman Street just north of Robson, in the West End, Vancouver Open from 4pm weeknights, followed by dinner;  brunch available weekends and holidays from 10:30am. Open for weekday lunch soon. Left Bank website with full menu and non-blue tinged food pics here   The post Left Bank Vancouver: Modern French Trumps Classic Bistro appeared first on hiredBelly.com. …

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      Besito Mexican: A Little Kiss of Deliciousness

      … New restaurants continue to open on a regular basis in Burlington, making it an interesting, suburban culinary destination. There have been a few new steakhouses, a BBQ joint, a noodle shop and more. One of the latest openings is Besito Mexican Restaurant, located at the Burlington Mall between Legal Sea Foods and Bobby's Burger Palace…

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