Red Oak Grilled Tri-Tip and Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Rosé Ancho Chili Sauce

Chef Lee Abbott’s famous Santa Barbara Surf n Turfby Lee Abbott | Photography Lee Abbott Created exclusively for Basil & Salt Magazine, the burst of coastal ranch and sea flavors matched with Altaneve Rosé Prosecco bubbles, creates the perfect pairing. Watch Chef Abbot make it below! Pair with a lovely wine and good company! Cook…Wine… Read More Red Oak Grilled Tri-Tip and Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Rosé Ancho Chili Sauce

buttery apple cake

A simple and delicious cake filled with apples and a hint of rum. When choosing apples for this gem, pick apples that will hold up during baking and not lose their form. The following apples are good for baking:Granny Smith, Jonegold, Braeburn, Honey Crisp and Pink Lady. The cake has a fairly delicate flavor and… Read More buttery apple cake

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