Category: Written Articles
“Tagilatelle alla Faraona e Tartufo Bianco”
For this weekend’s special, Chef Luisa Silvia has been inspired by an old recipe from the monarchal Savoia family, which describes a plate prepared to honor Queen Claudia (1499-1524, wife to the King of France) … Read More »
Bolognese restaurateurs have always been passionate, prolific, and perhaps even brilliant as it relates to producing high-quality recipes. One particularly masterful Bolognese restaurateur in the 1950s, Luciano Draghetti, created a notable dish called “Manicotto Garisenda” (“Garisenda” being the name … Read More »
“Tacchino Arrosto Tartufato”
Happy Thanksgiving Week!
For this weekend’s special, Chef Luisa Silvia has pulled from Pellegrino Artusi’s renowned, 19th century cookbook “La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene” to prepare a delectable turkey dish a la Bolognese.
A free-range, organic … Read More »
“Spaghetti ai Ricci di Mare”
For this weekend’s special, Chef Luisa Silvia will be incorporating sea urchin, now at its season peak, into an intricate and ambrosial Bolognese preparation.
Paintings and mosaics unearthed from the ruins of Ercolano (Campania) reveal how passionate … Read More »
“Risotto alla Enrico Dandolo”
Venice is famous for its risottos and their historical significance. One popular risotto that comes from this region was created to honor Enrico Dandolo, a great doge of the 12th century who led the conquest of Constantinople … Read More »
November 1-3 Weekend Special “Polenta al gorgonzola,tuorlo d’uovo, funghi porcini, e tartufo bianco”
“Polenta al gorgonzola,tuorlo d’uovo, funghi porcini, e tartufo bianco”
White truffles from Alba are now at the height of their flavor. This weekend, Chef Luisa Silvia will continue the celebration of this intoxicating tuber.
Our weekend special is a dish shaped by … Read More »
Merlo has always been known as one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago. So you can imagine how excited we were when we were contacted by the Steve Harvey Show and asked to be featured in one of the … Read More »
Tartufo bianco di Alba Tuber Magnatum Pico
White Truffle Season is Finally Here!
The first mention of truffles goes all the way back to 1600 BC. Plutarch, the famous historian from antiquity, proposed that this magical Tuber arrived under the combined action … Read More »
WILD HARE-PREPARED 3 WAYS
Autumn has arrived and it’s now hunting time. Popular target: The Wild Hare.
The earthy flavor of wild hare has allured people since antiquity. Sculptures excavated from Roman villas going all the way back to 200 BC bear … Read More »
“Palate Pleasing Places” A Collection of Historic and Unique Eateries and Distinguished Foods. By Nancy Slade
Check out Merlo on Maple’s article in the book, Palate Pleasing Places
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