Clifton Inn Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series

Last Monday, the Clifton Inn hosted the second dinner of its Chefs in the Garden series where they invite additional chefs to join head Chef Tucker for a multiple-course dinner in the garden. ¬†Each of the chefs dreams up and creates their own courses. ¬†The most recent dinner featured¬†Chef Joe Sparatta from Heritage (Richmond), Tim … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Restaurant Report

Ciao! ¬†I am finally back with another post from the lovely Firenze. ¬†It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with visits to Sienna, San Gimignano, Chianti, and the Amalfi coast. ¬†Not to mention I’m still at school so I do have to go through the motions of homework and midterms and the like. ¬†This post … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Experimenting with Fiorentine Food

As I’ve been learning more and more in photography class (such as how to use the camera in a mode other than “Auto,”), I’ve been taking much better pictures of everything from the streets here in Firenze to all the wonderful food here. ¬†Here is a little chronicle of my evening of cooking, including a … Continue reading

Foods from the Past: Salmon Over Salad

Last year, fish topped with pesto was a staple of mine. ¬†I know that makes me quite an abnormal college student, but I loved (and still do!) salmon and trout broiled or baked with a nice smear of pesto on top. ¬†So here is a dinner I made for myself and some friends of pan-seared … Continue reading

Dinner at Avalon in Richmond

The first weekend of my spring break, I attended a Matchbox 20 concert in Richmond. ¬†I made two earth-shattering discoveries on the night of the concert: the first was that the lead singer, Rob Thomas, of Matchbox 20 is the same person as Rob Thomas, solo artist. ¬†I know it seems like a trivial discovery, … Continue reading