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Ai Fiori, NYC

Ai Fiori Chef: Michael White Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Midtown Price: Appetizers $20-25, Entrées $30-50 Phone: 212-613-8660 Address: 400 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10018 Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Sat-Sun 8am-10:30am Lunch Mon-Sun 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Michael White restaurant. I had tried Marea … Continue reading

Torrisi Italian Specialties, NYC

Torrisi Italian Specialties Chef: Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone Cuisine: Italian, American Traditional Neighborhood: Nolita Price: $50pp prix fixe + drinks Address: 250 Mulberry St., NYC 10012 Phone: 212-965-0955 Hours: Lunch 11am-4pm / Dinner 6pm-11pm (Closed Mondays) It’s only in Manhattan that one would find an Italian deli that moonlights as a chic restaurant. By … Continue reading

Portobello Pizza

My friend’s mom (Mama G!) whips up these tasty Portobello Pizzas in just 30 minutes, and they are so simple and flavorful.  Plus, the no-carb vegetarian pizza idea is quite ideal for those looking for a healthy appetizer or snack.  I didn’t list the actual ingredient measurements as they will vary based on the size … Continue reading

Baked Peppers with Anchovies

I had some leftover anchovy fillets after making the Honey Mustard Glaze for the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb and so I was exploring what other recipes could use them up.  I decided to use half of them for my Chicken Puttanesca and the other half for this simple baked peppers meze dish I found from my … Continue reading

Maialino, NYC

Maialino Chef: Nick Anderer Cuisine: Italian, Roman Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: $80 per person for a full meal with wine and dessert and some leftovers Phone: 212-777-2410 Address: 2 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10010 Hours: Maialino, another solid culinary outpost in the Danny Meyer restaurant empire sits  on the ground floor of the lovely boutique Gramercy … Continue reading

Chicken Puttanesca

I had some leftover anchovy fillets from making a Honey Mustard Glaze for the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb and I was trying to figure out what to do with these little fishies.  Last time I had cooked with anchovies, it was for Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, a spicy and salty Southern Italian dish that consists of … Continue reading

Pizzeria Mozza, CA

Pizzeria Mozza Chef: Matt Molina Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria Neighborhood: Los Angeles Price: $40 per person for lunch (we could have ordered less food though) Phone: (323) 297-0101 Address: 641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Pizzeria Mozza and its sister restaurant Osetria Mozza are a joint venture of Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph … Continue reading

Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Peas in a Dill Cream Sauce

We had a good amount of crème fraîche leftover from the  Chicken and Artichoke Fricassée with Morel Mushrooms recipe, and as we were fairly new in cooking this particular ingredient, we were a bit stumped as to what to do with it.  As the expiration date loomed near, I started searching all over the internet … Continue reading

Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Sticks

I was feeling too lazy to go to the grocery store and my fridge was empty except for one eggplant and two zucchinis.  So I headed to my favorite allrecipes.com site to see what I could whip up with this bare minimum of ingredients.  The easiest recipe I found was Eggplant Snack Sticks, which not … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010

It’s only been a few months since starting our first ever blog, Food Comas, and the cooking and dining and blogging shenanigans Priscilla, Natalya, and I have gotten into have been quite entertaining thus far!  Thanks for everyone’s support in reading our blog and expect more delicious gastronomic adventures in 2011! Just wanted to round … Continue reading