Former “Top Chef” contestants and celebrity chefs, Fabio Viviani and Katsuji Tanabe both have successful restaurants right here in Chicago and they stopped by Windy City Live to talk about the perfect appetizers for your big game party. Fabio brings apps with an Italian flair from his restaurant Bar Siena and Katsuji shows us some with Mexican zest from his restaurant Barrio.
Fabio Viviani always orders the black cod with miso from Nobu Malibu.
We asked 10 famous celebrity chefs from the Food Network and beyond about the best meal they ever had. Their answers ranged from three Michelin-starred meals in France to simple street food in New York City.
Top Chef’s Fabio Viviani will open a restaurant in downtown Tampa.
The Tampa Bay restaurant scene has hit a certain kind of critical mass. For several years, rumors have swirled that the nation’s celebrity chefs were considering this part of the Florida peninsula as “the next big thing,” a place to colonize and set up shop.
There’s no cozier winter pastime than putting on a pair of flannel PJs, curling up by the fire, and sipping a mug of hot chocolate — but cocoa has never looked like this before.
Bakeries, cafés, and restaurants around the world are learning that adding those little floating marshmallows may bring the customers — but adding doughnuts, rainbow colors, and other head-turning gimmicks bring the crowds.
Of course, you can spend hundreds on a sparkly outfit and drop even more for a a hosted party and perhaps a hotel room to sleep it off – or, you can get exceptional catering that will thrill friends and family while celebrating the denouement of 2017 for a lot less money and in complete comfort. Impress with barbecue, good old Chicago style sandwiches, au courant poke bowls, fried chicken drenched in honey butter or a comforting Bohemian spread. If you’re lucky, there will be luscious leftovers on New Year’s Day.
Welcome back to our annual Save-the-Tables feature, wherein you, the alert reader, get a shot at impossible-to-get New Year’s Eve tables that I, your not-so-humble servant, have set aside.
OK, actually, the restaurant owners themselves are the generous folks who set these reservations aside. But they’re all in my name. Starting, oh, now, find a restaurant you like, call and ask for the “Phil Vettel table,” and if you’re the first to call, that reservation is all yours.
Passionate feedback ran high this year. Taking on much-debated foods such as steak, breakfast sandwiches and nachos added to my usual flow of Facebook comments, texts and emails—and brought good fodder for this annual selection of great dishes I missed or that hit menus after embarking on a particular taste test.
With the dead of winter on the prowl, what better way to warm up the body than with a decadent or over-the-top cup of hot chocolate? From an Insta-famous hot cocoa to an authentic Italian specialty, thaw your hands out on these chocolate drinks.
I’ve made a GIANT list of the best holiday desserts in Chicago. There are 20 items on this list, and they should all be <$10.
See how many you can hit up this month!
Pssssst — for the boozy version of this list, check out my list of the best Holiday Cocktails in Chicago.