Wine: Cecilia Beretta Brognoligo Soave Classico DOCG
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This Malbec from Argentina is an almost-to-good-to-be-true deal, arriving just in time for holiday celebrations.
As I’ve said many times over the years, some food items are highly personal, the “right” recipe generally being whatever formulation, variation or idiosyncratic details you grew up with. This especially seems to apply to pizza, marinara sauce, Chinese food, hot dogs and barbecue.
Longtime restaurateur Bobby Mercado returned to the local dining fraternity Nov. 23.
In fine Suessian tradition the origins of the Whos’ Who-roast beast remain a mystery, and sometimes such things are for the best. For all of us who aren’t of the Who persuasion, however, the Christmas beast tends to be defined by tradition.
“Cannibal sandwiches,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but health officials say they are not healthy, citing that more than a dozen people who became ill after consuming them.
There are, it seems, a gazillion pasta cuts out there, but aficionados know that certain sauces and other ingredients are perfect with some shapes but don’t work so well with others. So it was completely understandable to me when Fred Bilello wrote in looking for long fusilli, a corkscrew pasta, and mafalda, which looks like narrow lasagna noodles — and it appears it was, as well, to his fellow Taste of the Town readers, who supplied sources.
DaVinci Chianti isn’t the most complex wine, but it is a very enjoyable drinking wine that loves good food.
Heritage Steak, which opened in August, is from Tom Colicchio, a five-time James Beard Award-winner, head judge of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and executive chef of Craftsteak at the MGM Grand.
We’re featuring an even dozen sources for food gifts from businesses that are based in Las Vegas or have locations here.