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Wild Mushrooms

Posted on November 14th, by nikki in Menu Spotlight, Uncategorized, Written Articles. No Comments

We at Merlo on Maple strongly believe in the great hearty flavor provided by wild mushrooms when combined with our traditional Italians recipes.
In addition to the delicious taste mushrooms offer several natural benefit including; vitamins, minerals, folic acid, beta carotene,selenium … Read More »

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Mushrooms

Posted on October 3rd, by nikki in Written Articles. No Comments

Mushrooms have been utilized in cooking for thousands of years due to their delicious taste and texture. Recent mycologic discoveries at the level of structure have caused mushrooms to reclassified as part of the Fungi kingdom. Formerly they were thought … Read More »


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“Looking forward to dinner at Merlo” -Connie B.

Posted on October 1st, by nikki in Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

Special trip planned specifically to visit Merlo

 

Looking forward to this coming weekend. My boyfriend Martin R. and I have reservations on Saturday along with his sister. We live in New York and have been to the restaurant several times in … Read More »


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“Lovely and Memorable Evening” – Justin K.

Posted on September 5th, by Merlo in Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

Engagement Celebration

 

Giampaolo,

I’m following up on a request you made following a lovely dinner at Merlo in late May.

I proposed to my fiance on May 10th, and then hosted a dinner at Merlo on May 17th to celebrate with our … Read More »


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“Terrific Dining Experience” -Terry & Gene

Posted on August 12th, by Merlo in Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

Newlywed Celebration Dinner

 

Good evening,

Thank you so much for a terrific dining experience last Tuesday evening. We were married earlier that same day. We were hoping for a special dinner that evening, and you did not disappoint.

First off, our server, Nicole, … Read More »


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Weekend Special December 12-14, “Roasted Free-Range Ribeye with Herbs and Normandy Butter, Black Truffles, Parmigiano Zabaglione”

Posted on July 10th, by Merlo in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Roasted Free-Range Ribeye with Herbs and Normandy Butter, Black Truffles, Parmigiano Zabaglione

Recipe

Painted Hills dry-aged ribeye encrusted with herbs, roasted with hand-whipped Normandy butter, and finished with a Burgundy truffle sauce. Accompanied by a zabaglione ravioli made with thirty-six-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Weekend Special December 5-7, “Chestnut Tagliatelle, Braised Venison Leg, Red-Beet Droplets and Black Truffles”

Posted on July 10th, by Merlo in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Chestnut Tagliatelle, Braised Venison Leg, Red-Beet Droplets and Black Truffles

Recipe

Tagliatelle composed of chestnut flowers and egg yolks, tossed with finely sliced venison leg steeped in its own reduction, and finished with red-beet puree and a julienne of Burgundy truffles.

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Weekend Special November 28-30, “Filet, Foie Gras, Truffle, and Proscuitto Turkey Breast”

Posted on July 10th, by Merlo in Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Filet, Foie Gras, Truffle, and Proscuitto Turkey Breast

Inspiration

On behalf of the Old World, we’d like to note that the first mention of a turkey in Bologna came from a mid-sixteenth-century book written by Marquis Tanara. According to the Marquis, this … Read More »


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