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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 October 31- November 2, “Sweet Life Tart”

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

Sweet Life Tart

Inspiration

This week, Chef Luisa Silvia came across an interesting publication from a well-known family in Tuscany. They own vast properties throughout Central Italy, produce world-renowned wine, and still follow many traditions established by their forebears hundreds of years … Read More »



Weekend Special October 24-26, “Piedmontese-Style Veal Grenadins”

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

Piedmontese-Style Veal Grenadins

Inspiration

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 »


Weekend Special October 17-19, “Ricotta in the Hay”

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

“Ricotta in the Hay” (SARAS DEL FEN)

Inspiration

“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 »



Weekend Special October 10-12, “White Truffle Season!”

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

White Truffle Season

Inspiration

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 »