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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 »
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 »
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 »
Newlywed Celebration Dinner
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 »
Piedmontese-Style Veal Grenadins
My tongue was a filling estuary,
My palate hung with starlight:
As I tasted the salty Pleiades
Orion dipped his foot into the water.
—Seamus Heaney, “Oysters”
Giovanni Vialardi was a masterful chef who began working for the House of Savoy as an … Read More »
“Ricotta in the Hay” (SARAS DEL FEN)
“Ricotta” means “short curing,” which is why this cheese tends to have such a young and fresh taste.
SARAS DEL FEN (“Ricotta in the Hay”) is sweet ricotta that hails from the Alps where … Read More »
White Truffle Season
Happiness alone is salutary to the body
—Marcel Proust, Time Regained (1926)
After all these culinarily melancholy months, weeks, days, minutes, seconds, milliseconds… White truffles are finally back!
Let us all take a moment of silence for these holy gifts from … Read More »
Maccheroni with “Quagliette”, Chanterelles and Truffles
This week, Chef Luisa Silvia Marani, still fascinated by the charming tradition of osterias in Italy, was inspired by a popular Piedmontese dish that fuses two specialties: (1) Maccheroni del fret, an egg-heavy macaroni … Read More »