Double Baked Chocolate Brownie, caramelized bananas, Calicchia honey ice cream at Dante’s in Cleveland!
This wonderful dessert at Dante’s in Cleveland, Ohio was perfect after a early evening dinner on crisp Spring day.
The coffee at Dante’s is also some of the best ever.
Here’s a photo of the Double Baked Chocolate Brownie, caramelized bananas, Calicchia honey ice cream.
The polenta is amazing.
I don’t have any photos but I have to say that the polenta is creamy and perfect.
We had the wild mushroom and goat cheese polenta. So Delish!
Also, Sushi for happy hour is a must.
Dante Boccuzzi makes sushi like no one else in town!
I’ll have more on Dante soon. He is truly amazing and a true gem in Cleveland.
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Tags: banana, brownie, Cleveland Chef, Cleveland chefs, cleveland restaurant, cleveland restaurants, Dante Boccuzzi, Dante's, Dante's Cleveland ohio, dessert, goat cheese, ice cream, polenta, sushi, wild mushroom
Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes and a Chili Rellenos Omlette! Brunch at The Feve!
The FEVE in Oberlin Oh should be on your list of places to have brunch!
Insanely good strawberry cheesecake pancakes! Two cakes with homemade cheesecake chunks and fresh strawberry compote.
The chili rellenos scramble is roasted pablanos, quesso fresco, mama Maria’s salsa, mexican white onion and avocado served with yukon golds, salad and bread.
The brunch menu changes weekly! There is always a nice surprise at the Feve.
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Tags: avocados, chili rellenos, cleveland restaurants, cream cheese, Oberlin Oh, omlette, pancakes, strawberries, Sunday brunch, Sunday Brunch in Cleveland Oh, The Feve
Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon, Thyme and Goat Cheese Gnocchi at Pier W!
Pier W never lets me down.
From the fantastic Happy Hour to the incredible views this place is a winner every time.
Not only is the happy hour a great value; 1/2 price bar food and select drinks, but the quality is first class.
These calamari must be some of the best I’ve ever tasted. Light and crispy calamari are fried to perfection with delicate fragrant dipping sauces; a spicy mayonnaise and a tamarind sauce.
This is a far cry from the usual bar food you’d find elsewhere and you get the incredible atmosphere as a bonus!
Pan seared scallops with goat cheese, thyme and lemon gnocchi with an asparagus coulis was amazing!
Sous Chef Jack Ahern was on board this night and his precision in the execution of this dish was out of this world.
The tempura fish and green beans looked yummy…
…but I couldn’t get over the flavor pairings of my scallops.
I usually feel that mushrooms with any seafood is a risk; the earthiness of the mushrooms can overpower and compete with delicate sea flavors but it was not the case tonight.
Lemon and thyme kept the gnocchi light and the mushrooms and asparagus lent smoky and bitter notes, respectively that were enhanced by the subtle creaminess of the goat cheese.
Asparagus coulis was a light sauce of everything beautiful about asparagus!
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Tags: asparagus, chef Jack Ahern, Cleveland Chef, Cleveland happy hour, cleveland restaurants, gnocchi, goat cheese, goat cheese gnocchi, happy hour, lemon, pan seared scallops, pier w, Pier W Cleveland, scallops, Sous Chef Jack Ahern, thyme
Fruity Cocktails, Amazing Pizza, 200 Fabulous Gay Men and Me!
A dream come true!
Me in a sea of men surrounded by the most glorious pizzas, ever and tropical fruity cocktails served up by a cute bartender with attitude!
Luxe was host to the G2H2 Happy Hour event in Cleveland , Oh.
The food was amazing! I know it’s a social thing but given the “circumstances” I had plenty of time to focus on the food and drinks!
This portobello mushroom, spinach, goat cheese and balsamic reduction pizza was my favorite.
Chef Marlin Kaplan knows that a light touch of fresh potent ingredients is the way to go!
I couldn’t get enough of this pizza and made myself a fixture at the buffet!
This is definitley something that I want to try at home.
Chris was adorable and he knows the food.
This tomato basil was fantastic; fresh and delish!
The setting was elegant but casual.
Sweetheart! Jen kept the fresh hot pies coming my way
Tomato and herb.
Chicken, rosemary and goat cheese was a big hit.
What would the evening be without a spunky bartender serving up the one-liners with the best mojitos in town?!
Lee was a delight!
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Tags: balsamic reduction, Chef Marlin Kaplan, chicken rosemary, Cleveland happy hour, cleveland restaurants, G2H2, Gay happy hour, goat cheese, happy hour, Luxe Cleveland, mushroom spinach pizza, pizza, portobello mushrooms
Crab Ceviche with Lotus Chips, Mango and Roasted Red Pepper Puree!
Tartine Bistro never fails to impress. And the wine list has a life of it’s own; getting better all the time!
Crab ceviche with avocado, roasted pepper puree, mango, lotus chips.
This was amazing and the best part were the lotus chips! So easy and light and crispy.
These are a new favorite.
This fresh and light appetizer was fantastic with a Monterey red by Muirwood.
Avocado adds a creamy, rich texture and buttery flavor. Absolutely delicious.
Grilled pita with chipotle hummus, cucumber yogurt, tomato-olive tapenade.
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives or other brine-cured black olives
3/4 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup drained capers
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound lotus roots, peeled
Peanut or vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Using a mandoline or other mechanical slicer, slice the lotus into very thin rounds. Soak in a large bowl of cold water to prevent discoloration and to remove excess starch.
In a large heavy pot, heat enough vegetable oil to come halfway up the sides of the pan to 350 degrees F.
Drain the lotus completely and pat dry with paper towels. Add in batches to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon or spider and drain on paper towels. The chips will crisp as they cool; serve at room temperature.
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Tags: avocado, cleveland restaurants, crab ceviche, lotus chips, mango puree, olive tapenade, roasted red pepper puree, sundried tomato and olive tapenade, Taritine Bistro Cleveland Oh, Tartine Bistro