Celebrate Love with Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee

Create a tantalizing dessert for a romantic weekend “in”. Manhattan’s Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge Executive Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee is on the menu for Valentine’s Day weekend. Chef Daniel will introduce a masterpiece  at Monarch and although we can’t all be in Manhattan for the weekend, we can make this decadent delight at home.… Read More Celebrate Love with Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee

Recipes for a Night of Romance

The history of Valentine’s Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday’s roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine’s Day. InfoPlease.com Today, Valentine’s… Read More Recipes for a Night of Romance

Dazzling and Delicious Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If you didn’t plan early, making reservations at the restaurant of your choice can be quite a challenge.  Speaking from personal experience, even with a reservation, spending an hour waiting to be seated during the “night of love” is a common experience. Choosing to spend the “love fest” indoors is an excellent option. The two of… Read More Dazzling and Delicious Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Hawaiian Nachos with Pineapple Avocado Relish and “Lava” Aioli

Savor the flavors of the islands in just one bite with these tasty gems. It is evident that in today’s society food serves multiple purposes including entertainment and travel. Sometimes we do not need a photograph to relive a fun and vibrant memory of an exotic far off land; sometimes the memory can be brought… Read More Hawaiian Nachos with Pineapple Avocado Relish and “Lava” Aioli

Chef Adrianne Calvo’s Roasted Tomato + Crispy Cilantro Pico De Gallo

Miami Chef, Adreianne Calvo, uses umami to revamp the upcoming Grilling Season Nothing enhances the beauty of the outdoors during spring and summer and captures the culinary essence of these seasons like a freshly grilled cut of meat, chicken or pork. With the time for backyard barbecues, beach cookouts and lakeside picnics fast approaching, award-winning,… Read More Chef Adrianne Calvo’s Roasted Tomato + Crispy Cilantro Pico De Gallo