Food Network Magazine – The Italian Issue

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The Italian Issue

 

I like the aroma of garlic – but not on my hands. To eliminate it, rub your hands with a little salt, then rub them against anything made of stainless steel, like a spoon or a pot. Do it for about a minute and the smell will completely go away!

Chicago’s most popular Valentine’s Day destinations, according to Uber

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you might still be searching for a romantic spot to take your sweetie. Luckily, Chicago is home to a plethora of eateries perfect for those extra special occasions. Rideshare company Uber tapped into its drop-off data to determine Chicago riders’ go-to spots for dinner and drinks last V-Day. So if you’re still on the fence about where to take your special someone, this list might help you narrow your search.

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Top Uber Valentine’s Day destinations in Chicago

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Top Uber Valentine's Day destinations in Chicago

 

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you might still be searching for a romantic spot to take your sweetie. Luckily, Chicago is home to a plethora of eateries perfect for those extra special occasions.

Rideshare company Uber tapped into its drop-off data to determine Chicago riders’ go-to spots for dinner and drinks, making Siena Tavern the number one destination.

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Why ROC: Portico by Fabio Viviani

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Rochester First: Portico by Fabio Viviani

 

The launch of Portico by Fabio Viviani at del Lago Resort and Casino will officially take place February 24 and 25 in Waterloo.

The renowned chef, restaurant owner, author and TV personality discussed the launch and his desire to source local food for the menu in our Why ROC conversation Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.

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8 Extravagant Hot Chocolates to Sip in Chicago

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Hot chocolate is the best medicine for winter woes. When the temperature gets laughably frigid, there’s nothing like a creamy, piping hot cocoa to keep things cozy. Fortunately, Chicago is a city filled with destination-worthy hot chocolates, from the booze-infused to the spicy. Here are eight places to put on your chocolate bucket list this season.

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6 Top Chef Contestants Who Are Still Killing the Game

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Offscreen, the loveable Florentine transplant and Top Chef All-Star competitor has managed to author a series of acclaimed books on Italian cooking, while continuing to make regular Food Network appearances. Viviani’s list of restaurants—namely, Southern California hot spot Cafe Firenze, as well as Chicago’s Bar Siena and Siena Tavern—are equally impressive.

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Chicago Restaurant Week Top Picks

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Chicago Restaurant Week is the ultimate foodie dream. There really is no better week to visit your old favorites or test out a new hot spot. Restaurants from all over the Windy City have created prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus to enjoy a taste of the Chicago culinary world. This year, many restaurants are also new offering brunch menus, so there are even more opportunities to nosh. Forks up, let’s get planning!

Prime & Provisions Steakhouse
This dinner menu might be one of the best deals for Restaurant Week, thanks to the decedent options from DineAmic Group’s Prime & Provisions Steakhouse {222 North LaSalle Drive, Chicago; 312.726.7777}. Start your meal with their signature House-Flared Thick-Cut Bacon topped with dark chocolate, then really go for the beef with a six ounce Petit Filet, and finish with Banana Cream Pie or Chocolate Caramel Cake. The lunch menu is lighter, but still delicious, and includes their Dry-Aged Prime Burger or Chicken Club. Pair any menu item with one of their signature cocktails, and sit back and enjoy.

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5 Chicago hot chocolates that are dressed to impress

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Why be hot when you can be hotter? These ornate cups of happiness are pretty much what dreams are made of. Whether you go with the Funfetti – made with hot white chocolate, whipped cream, sprinkles, funfetti shortbread and a vanilla donut – or the S’mores – made with hot milk chocolate, toasted marshmallow fluff, chocolate biscotti and a chocolate donut – you’ll make your tastebuds proud.

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Chicago Culinary Museum Announces Chef Fabio Viviani as Chef of the Year

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The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame announced their 11th event featuring the induction of Chef Fabio Viviani as Chef of the Year, Chef Sébastien Canonne as Pastry Chef of the Year, Chef Pierre Pollin as Legendary Chef, Jim Kallas asIndustry Leader, and Charlie Mok as Industry Legend into the Chefs Hall of Fame for 2017.

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New Restaurant at del Lago Casino

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Fabio Viviani says the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York reminds him of his native Tuscany, in central Italy. “It doesn’t look like Tuscany, but it has the same feel,” said Viviani, a chef, restaurateur and cookbook author who rose to fame in the United States as an exuberant contestant on the reality TV show “Top Chef.” “The farms, the animals, the fields, the wineries — it’s a region very much like where I’m from.”

That’s what lured Viviani to open his newest restaurant, Portico, at the del Lago Resort Casino in Tyre, just off the New York State Thruway near Waterloo.

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