review: a tale of two tasting menus

3rd Course: Pan-Seared Dorade Fleur de Sel To see all of the photos from this meal, click here. My recent lunch at the 1 Michelin-starred Fleur de Sel was a tale of two tasting menus.  my guest and I both ordered the five-course lunch prixe fixe.  With the exception of the canape and cheese course, each course […]

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review: a tale of two tasting menus

3rd Course: Pan-Seared Dorade Fleur de Sel To see all of the photos from this meal, click here. My recent lunch at the 1 Michelin-starred Fleur de Sel was a tale of two tasting menus.  my guest and I both ordered the five-course lunch prixe fixe.  With the exception of the canape and cheese course, each course […]

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review: potential realized…

3rd Course: Wagyu Tartare I haven’t done a formal restaurant review in a long time.  Here’s one of my now-favorite restraurants re-reviewed.  bluestem (at least 10 visits)  Since my first visit to bluestem in May of 2005, I have had the pleasure of returning many times – especially now that I’ve moved back to Kansas City. Nearly two years ago, I described […]

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review: potential realized…

3rd Course: Wagyu Tartare I haven’t done a formal restaurant review in a long time.  Here’s one of my now-favorite restraurants re-reviewed.  bluestem (at least 10 visits)  Since my first visit to bluestem in May of 2005, I have had the pleasure of returning many times – especially now that I’ve moved back to Kansas City. Nearly two years ago, I described […]

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best dishes of 2006…

#10: Hot Potato at alinea Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. From a second visit to the newly named number one restaurant in the U.S., Alinea (according to Gourmet Magazine), to snacking from street vendors in China, I’ve had a pretty amazing year of eating.  I visited Jean Georges on two continents, Thomas Keller on both coasts, […]

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best dishes of 2006…

#10: Hot Potato at alinea Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. From a second visit to the newly named number one restaurant in the U.S., Alinea (according to Gourmet Magazine), to snacking from street vendors in China, I’ve had a pretty amazing year of eating.  I visited Jean Georges on two continents, Thomas Keller on both coasts, […]

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review: unapologetically unfussy…

Chez Panisse (one visit May, 2006) *Pictures can be seen on flickr* Out of the five spectacular restaurants that I visited on my eating tour of the San Francisco Bay area and Napa Valley last month, I have decided to review Chez Panisse, the Restaurant (not the Café), first. (The other four were Manresa, The […]

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review: unapologetically unfussy…

Chez Panisse (one visit May, 2006) *Pictures can be seen on flickr* Out of the five spectacular restaurants that I visited on my eating tour of the San Francisco Bay area and Napa Valley last month, I have decided to review Chez Panisse, the Restaurant (not the Café), first. (The other four were Manresa, The […]

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tying up loose ends…

So, my time in the little town of Ann Arbor has finally come to an end. Tomorrow, I pack up and head out to the big shiny Bay and lush Valley that is my next food adventure. …but, before I leave, I want to tie up some loose ends up regarding the eats in this […]

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tying up loose ends…

So, my time in the little town of Ann Arbor has finally come to an end. Tomorrow, I pack up and head out to the big shiny Bay and lush Valley that is my next food adventure. …but, before I leave, I want to tie up some loose ends up regarding the eats in this […]

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best dishes of 2005…

Best Dishes of 2005 Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005 Wild wood strawberrys, Nicoise olives, basil chiffonade, & basil ice cream at Mosconi. Luxembourg. Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005. My gosh does time fly… It’s been […]

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best dishes of 2005…

Best Dishes of 2005 Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005 Wild wood strawberrys, Nicoise olives, basil chiffonade, & basil ice cream at Mosconi. Luxembourg. Click on any of the photos to see all of the Best Dishes of 2005. My gosh does time fly… It’s been […]

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review: where food is the focus…

Jeremy Restaurant Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Jeremy Restaurant (one visit February, 2005) I felt bad. My friend looked haggard and beat from an apparently grueling day of work. But, our reservation had been set for over two weeks, and two other friends were as determined as I to risk a life-threatening dodge-and-weave through high-speed traffic […]

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review: where food is the focus…

Jeremy Restaurant Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure. Jeremy Restaurant (one visit February, 2005) I felt bad. My friend looked haggard and beat from an apparently grueling day of work. But, our reservation had been set for over two weeks, and two other friends were as determined as I to risk a life-threatening dodge-and-weave through high-speed traffic […]

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review: great potential in the making…

bluestem (two visits may, 2005) Colby and Megan Gerrelts came to Kansas City with outstanding training and credentials. The dynamic duo met in the kitchen of TRU in Chicago. Returning to Colby’s hometown, Kansas City, the Gerrelts garnered more top-notch training in the kitchen of the famed American Restaurant, under Michael Smith and Debbie Gold, […]

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review: great potential in the making…

bluestem (two visits may, 2005) Colby and Megan Gerrelts came to Kansas City with outstanding training and credentials. The dynamic duo met in the kitchen of TRU in Chicago. Returning to Colby’s hometown, Kansas City, the Gerrelts garnered more top-notch training in the kitchen of the famed American Restaurant, under Michael Smith and Debbie Gold, […]

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review: over-priced “truck stop”

Zingerman’s Roadhouse (multiple visits, last in May, 2005) When Ari Weinzweig decided to open the Roadhouse edition of the methodically expanding Zingerman’s “full-flavored” demi-empire in 2003, American “road food” stepped up a notch. At this awkwardly situated corner where Huron Street turns into Jackson Street crossed by Maple-almost-Stadium Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the always-friendly, […]

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review: over-priced “truck stop”

Zingerman’s Roadhouse (multiple visits, last in May, 2005) When Ari Weinzweig decided to open the Roadhouse edition of the methodically expanding Zingerman’s “full-flavored” demi-empire in 2003, American “road food” stepped up a notch. At this awkwardly situated corner where Huron Street turns into Jackson Street crossed by Maple-almost-Stadium Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the always-friendly, […]

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review: southern comfort…

Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel (visited October, 2004) I was in Nashville, Tennessee and had one dinner to “play with.” I did my research, and decided to forgo the whole “blues, country and bbq” scene. Like a true gem, the Capitol Grille is tucked away in a mine – almost. Not to be confused […]

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review: southern comfort…

Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel (visited October, 2004) I was in Nashville, Tennessee and had one dinner to “play with.” I did my research, and decided to forgo the whole “blues, country and bbq” scene. Like a true gem, the Capitol Grille is tucked away in a mine – almost. Not to be confused […]

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