Sepia Chicago

Chicago is all about style – not pretentious style, but beautifully well thought out design style. Logically organized and deliberately functional –  there’s nothing wrong with that. I like the simplicity to the interior of Sepia with lovely unique touches like the lighting affects. It’s also where timelines become fused – mixing metaphors from the past with present day ones. … Read More

Bistro 110

I had a lovely afternoon late lunch at the Bistro 110. Nice French cuisine. For something very traditionally French I tried the Cod and potato like a Brandade de Morue, or a cod mousse. It was delicious but as I am quickly learning Chicago restaurants use a lot of salt. I am not sure why there is a need for … Read More

Mac & Cheese – – – Then and Now

Some comfort foods never go out of style, and macaroni and cheese is one of these. I am personally a fan of mac & cheese. In these recessionary times this popular entrée is all the more desirable. It can be said that Mac & Cheese is a recession specialty. Modern renditions can still capture the homey goodness while featuring up-to-the-minute … Read More

Kamehachi North Brook, IL

I enjoyed a lovely day in North Brook, IL with Elaine Paque and Jeremy Lieb. We had dinner at Kamehachi. This is the Wonderful Maki…it lives up to its name. Roberto, the sushi chef created this Maki masterpiece. He made about a dozen while we were sitting at the sushi bar. I enjoyed watching him use a torch to carmelize … Read More

Chicago Daily Eats: Pane Caldo

I’ve always admired Chicago for its beauty and architectural acumen. I lived briefly in Chicago enjoyed the luster of the city and well groomed streets. Unlike, New York – don’t get me wrong New York raised me from a poor country girl to one who appreciates the finer things in life – Chicago has a plan for living. That plan … Read More

Jani Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

Jani is a Chinese and Japanese restaurant with themed interior. Jani is located in Milford, CT. I had the pleasure of dining there with Joyce and Elaine. The food nice not overwhelming with spice as some Chinese restaurants tend to be. I enjoyed the chicken with hoisin sauce and beef scallions with wraps. We tried the cold sesame noodles. I … Read More

Real Simple Roasted Fennel Onion and Salmon

Real Simple’s recipe for Roasted Fennel Red Onion and Salmon. I ordered all the ingredients from Fresh Direct. This recipe is no hassle and easy to make and tastes delicious. Prep takes about 10 minutes. Roast vegetables for 20 minutes. Bake the salmon for about 10-12 minutes. This yummy recipe is about 395 calories. I fell in love with fennel … Read More

Let Her Eat Chocolate Cake!

I went to Market Café for the first time. I read about the quality of food from this Hell’s Kitchen eatery. I also heard about the service. Despite the pros and cons I wanted to experience this for myself, this is my neighborhood after all. First Market Café is all about the food and the food is awesome. I had … Read More

Spring on Park

Surprise and delight at the detail of all things spring. This is a restaurant that not only believes in sensory experience but provides a seasonal twist. This is a smart fresh concept and I love it. From the awning at the entrance to the hallway bar nook your senses are engrossed in all things spring. The menu is the season. … Read More