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

Clifton Inn: Restaurant Review of Birthday Dinner

My parent’s treated me to dinner at the Clifton Inn for my birthday this month.  This was no average, celebratory dinner, though.  Not only was my dinner at one of the best restaurants in Charlottesville, but it was also at the chef’s table directly overlooking the Inn’s beautiful kitchen.  The Clifton Inn is a hotel … Continue reading

Ultimate Steak Sandwich

This post features a steak sandwich I made earlier in the fall.  My sister was in volleyball season, and I met my family at a few of her games, bringing a picnic lunch featuring Cville’s wonderful ingredients.  I made a few great BLT’s with avocado and brie cheese and homemade mayonnaise during tomato season, but … Continue reading

Steak and Eggs Breakfast

This is just a quick post about one of the breakfasts I made for myself this past week.  I had made a local steak for dinner earlier in the week, so I cut it into strips and sauteed them with red onions in some olive oil and butter.  I added a splash of red wine … Continue reading

Steak Dinner

Just a quick post about last night’s delicious dinner.  I had a lovely Delmonico steak from a local farm whose cows are grass-fed and raised without antibiotics or pesticides.  It was a big one, so I cut it into two pieces, having one for dinner and saving the other for steak and homemade mayo sandwich … Continue reading