Saturday, April 20, 2013

Michael Mina Once Again

Squid Ink pasta at Michael Mina SFI have visited and written about Michael Mina's eponymous restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas before.  Earlier, his signature restaurant in San Francisco was housed within the St. Francis hotel.  Two years ago, he recently moved this restaurant to the current location, where Aqua once existed and where he began his culinary career.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tantalizing & Tamilian

Chennai has seen a sudden influx of hotels and restaurants, giving us foodies several options of sampling delicacies from the Tamilian heartland without having to brave the humid, hot outdoors. All you need to do is locate the best new choices within the many burgeoning five-star hotels with their many restaurants that are falling over each other to get your attention and business!


Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Best Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops for the Gods at EvviaOne of the meat dishes I really, really enjoy is lamb chops.  During my travels around the world, I have had a chance to sample this dish in its varying forms in several different places. While pork chops are a close second, nothing in my mind, beats a well crafted dish of lamb chops.  Incidentally, the idea of a chop apparently originated from British 17th century chophouses who began cooking individual portions of meat on the bone.  The Indian 'chaap', a lovely rendition of lamb chops in Indian spices slow-cooked on a tandoor grill, may owe its name to the British too.