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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 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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Weekend Special November 21-23, “Sagne Molisane”

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

Sagne Molisane

Giampaolo’s (our owner’s) father was born in the Molise region of Italy. Recipes from this area tend to be more strict about incorporating local ingredients. The local ingredients, however, reflect some of the best Italy has to offer: farro, … Read More »


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Weekend Special November 14-16, “Beet Ravioli with Melted Saras del fen, Porcini, and Black Truffles”

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

Beet Ravioli with Melted Saras del fen, Porcini, and Black Truffles

Recipe

Red-beet ravioli filled with saras del fen and tossed with sautéed porcini, Burgundy truffles, and melted Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Reserve

Reserve your table at Merlo on Maple to experience a little slice of Italy … Read More »


Weekend Special November 7-9, “Happy Autumn! “

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

Happy Autumn!

Demeter has blessed us with a rich harvest this season.

Here at Merlo, Chef Luisa Silvia is sanctifying the kitchen, utilizing the very best of local and imported ingredients to give life to her delicious weekend special.

The holidays are a … 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 »