Category: Written Articles
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 »
Cappelletti with Ragout and White Truffles
In the fifteenth century, osterias began to gain popularity throughout Italy. These were small locales where weary travelers would find lodging, food, and relaxation during their respective journeys. Where locals would meet for drinks and … Read More »
Milanese-Style Ravioli Timbale
“Ravioli stuffed with herbs, creamy cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Wrapped around a melange of Marsala-stewed sweetbreads, prosciutto di Parma, porcini, and diced veal cooked in white wine and truffles, which has been kept together with salsa spagnola.”
Reserve your table … Read More »
Cavour-Style Veal Cheeks
Camillo Benso (1810-1861), the Count of Cavour, was a deft statesman who helped make the important role of fine cuisine in negotiation clear during the unification of Italy. Throughout his office, momentous decisions were made over long dinners … Read More »
Partridge Stewed in Risotto
The partridge as a form of high cuisine became popular in Northern Italy shortly after its renown in England. At that time (the eighteenth century), people believed partridge embodied a powerful sexuality: many considered partridge broth a … Read More »
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
—George Bernard Shaw
Sigismondo Malatesta was a condottiere (the leader of a troop of mercenaries) who worked for the most noble families in the Romagna region during the early sixteenth century. … Read More »
This week, Chef Luisa Silvia was reading about Niccolo Paganini.
Paganini was very famous during the mid-nineteenth century for his abilities as a violinist, composer, and orchestra director.
More interesting, however, was Paganini’s libertine lifestyle: His inamoratas ranged from … Read More »
This peninsular region of Southern Italy is known for its lofty mountains, steep valleys, and crystalline bays. Its economic mainstay is farming: from forth the fruitful loins of this vast terra firma a host of products spring, such as … Read More »