Risotto al Barolo (Red Wine Risotto)

Risotto al Barolo (my specialty & favorite) serves 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 yellow onion 2 cups Arborio Rice 2 glasses Barolo/Nebiolo or other dry red Piemontese wine 1 litre /32 oz. chicken stock/broth (preferably homemade) 3/4 stick of cold butter (cut into small pieces) 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (more for serving) Optional: 1/2 cup…

Superica Comes to CLT!

  All the buzz around Superica coming to Charlotte is 1000% worth it! When it was announced that this popular Tex-Mex restaurant from Atlanta would be opening in my building, I started counting down the days. After months of watching (and hearing) construction on the space that used to be an old office being renovated…

iPho

My new favorite Vietnamese restaurant invited me to dine with them for their 1 Year Anniversary last night and my palette is pretty darn happy about it. iPho is located at Park Selwyn Terrace (the shopping center where Park and Selwyn intersect @ 5110 Park Rd.) As I was trying to make most important decision of…

Guac It Out

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! One of my favorite days of the year, because guac and margaritas are a few of my favorite things. I make this homemade guac just about every week. It is so easy, and will impress anyone! Ingredients: 2 Ripe Avocados 1 bunch of cilantro (to taste, I overload always) Cherry Tomatoes…

Broccoli Crunch Salad

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of […]