Posts Tagged: Food

BoccaLupo | Atlanta, Georgia USA

BoccaLupo

BoccaLupo

BoccaLupo Menu

BoccaLupo Menu

Octopus & mortadella spiedino, shell beans, escarole, marsala

Octopus & mortadella spiedino, shell beans, escarole, marsala

20 yolk tagliatelle with wild mushrooms, Tuscan kale Kimchi, butter

20 yolk tagliatelle with wild mushrooms, Tuscan kale Kimchi, butter

Black spaghetti, hot calabrese sausage, red shrimp, scallions

Black spaghetti, hot calabrese sausage, red shrimp, scallions

Done :)

Done :)

Huckleberry panna cotta, cookie crumbs

Huckleberry panna cotta, cookie crumbs

Pulled EVOO pound cake, meyer lemon curd, rhubarb, maraschino cherry

Pulled EVOO pound cake, meyer lemon curd, rhubarb, maraschino cherry

 

BoccaLupo (information gathered 6/2014)
753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404.577.2332

Hours
Mon – Thurs 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Sun Closed

Parking
Street parking

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Avtar | Heidelberg, Victoria Australia

Outside Avtar - Tandoori Indian Curry

Outside Avtar – Tandoori Indian Curry

 

Inside Avtar

Inside Avtar

 

Chef Mohammad cooking the Tandoori Chicken in the Tandoori Oven

Chef Mohammad cooking the Tandoori Chicken in the Tandoori Oven

 

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

 

Plain Naan

Plain Naan

 

Saag Lamb, Tender lamb and spinach cooked in curry

Saag Lamb, Tender lamb and spinach cooked in curry

 

Butter Chicken, chicken cooked in tomato and creamy sauce

Butter Chicken, chicken cooked in tomato and creamy sauce

 

Chicken Jalfrezi, chicken cooked with onion, tomatoes, capsicum and green chilli

Chicken Jalfrezi, chicken cooked with onion, tomatoes, capsicum and green chilli

 

Alu Palak, quarters of potato and spinach in curry

Alu Palak, quarters of potato and spinach in curry

 

Chicken Biryani, Rice cooked with spiced chicken

Chicken Biryani, Rice cooked with spiced chicken

 

Eggplant, Peas and Potato

Eggplant, Peas and Potato

 

Amazing Northern Indian cuisine! A pleasure to meet the lovely family behind the cuisine we also had a special treat where Chef Mohammed shared with us his way of cooking with the Tandoori oven. High quality food for an un-proportionally low/reasonable price. Must try!

 

Avtar (information gathered 7/2013)
188 Burgundy St
Heidelberg VIC 3084
03 9458 4600

Hours (Based on word of mouth information; pending confirmation for accuracy)
Mon Closed
Wed - Fri 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Tues – Sun 5:00pm - “Late”

Parking
Parking on streets

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Star Provisions | Atlanta, Georgia USA

On Assignment for ChefsFeed!! Star Provision’s Salami Bread; recommendation by Ford Fry of No246, The Optimist, and JCT Kitchen

 

 

Inside Star Provision

 

 

Star Provision Brownie

 

To kick this year off (happy new year everybody, by the way), started off with going to Star Provisions to shoot a quick dish for Chefs Feed. Joined their team back in Q2/Q3 of 2012 and it’s been a fun ride so far, looking forward to more delicious shoots! If you havent checked out the app yet, please do. It’s a great tool to find some great eats locally.

The assignment was of Star Provision’s Salami Bread; recommended by Chef Ford Fry from such awesome restaurants like JCT Kitchen, No246, and titled by Esquire Magazine, “Best New Restaurant in America,” The Optimist. If he thinks this self-contained salami/cheese consumable is good, it is worth checking out. The shoot was a quick 30-45 minutes to find the optimal lighting, plate and capture the image. After, they heated up the salami bread and I got to eat it! Nothing gets wasted~ Such is the benefit of shooting the food as you would see it. No fake food or mash potatoes for ice cream here.

The Salami bread was awesome though. A great outer crust with a hot cheese and thin sliced salami on the inside. I was decently full after just eating half, got the rest to go. Had a quick chat with one of the workers behind the counter and was convinced to try their brownie. Made sure to snap a photo before I took a quick bite and took it also to go for later. It was definitely worth it. :)

Star Provisions (information gathered 1/2013)
1198 Howell Mill Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
404.365.0410
Hours
10:00 am until Midnight
Monday through Saturday

Parking:
Parking lot in front of the eatery / shop.

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Busaba Eathai | London, England UK

Busaba Eathai

 

 

Thai calamari ginger and peppercorn

 

 

Ginger beef – Thai pepper, chilli and spring onion asparagus

 

 

Tom yam talay – prawn, squid and fish cake, vermicelli noodle, spicy sour soup

 

 

Pad kwetio – sen yai noodle, smoked chicken, prawn and holy basil

 

Thanks to one of Christine’s (aka Xteeener) fans, we were pointed in the direction towards some wonderful Thai cuisine. Perfect as I was totally in the mood for some tasty Asian food. :) The place seriously has a zen like environment and you cannot help but feel transported upon stepping in. I especially love the identical wooden community tables that are spaced out perfectly throughout the establishment and the little pond in front with the candle-lit stuffed flowers. Really nice touches.

Enough of the decor and now onto the food! Ordered a few dishes that were recommended both from Chefs Feed and various online review sites and must say the dishes we ordered were delicious! Although I think we should have coursed the dishes a bit better as we went from the flavorful calamari, to the rest of the dishes. Like a sapling in a densely covered forest, That Tom Yam Talay dish was so delicate in flavor with the lite prawn broth that the other super bold dishes never gave it a chance to shine. Oh and the food comes out really FAST. You will probably want to ask them to space it out a bit as we didn’t even have 3 minutes to eat the calamari when the other three rolled on by. The servers (you will have multiple people helping) were informative and patient however I would have liked more water and it seemed unanimous throughout the restaurant as the other patrons were constantly asking for more too. Might be best to order a drink next time or BYOW (bring your own water). But aside from that, the service was excellent.

Favorite dish was definitely the Pad Kwetio. Perfectly cooked noodles with smoked chicken, well prepared prawns, and some blanched green beans that added a brightness and textural crunch; topped with an addictive spicy sauce that made you want to eat one bite after another.

They have multiple locations scattered throughout London. Checkout their website linked below for more information. We were able to walk to one that was but 10 minutes from the National History Museum. So if you’re in that area, do check it out.

Busaba Eathai (information gathered 11/2012)
44 Floral Street
London WC2E 9DA
020.7759.0088
Hours
Mon – Thurs 12:00 – 11:00pm
Fri – Sat 12:00pm – 11:30pm
Sun 12:00 – 10:00pm

Parking
Walked from a nearby tube station.

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A Little of What You Fancy | London, England UK

Inside ALOWYF

 

 

Mussels

 

 

Terrine with farm egg

 

 

Guinea Fowl

 

 

Roast Pork Belly over Cauliflower

 

 

Dinner Demolished

 

 

Cows Milk and Salted Caramel Ice Cream

 

 

Meringue topped with cream and passion fruit

 

 

Outside ALOWYF

 

A really cool restaurant located off of Kingsland Rd in the district of Dalston. Initially walking up to the establishment was a bit confused as one would expect proper signage for a restaurant/eatery. It was thanks to  my cousin’s explanation that ‘A Little of What You Fancy’ is one of London’s best pop-up restaurants, things made more sense. Exciting, as I’ve always wanted to experience a pop-up restaurant!

The dinning there was relaxing and easy going. Never felt rushed or had the feeling the server was trying to up-sell. Gave us the information we needed as we asked for it. The food was just what I wanted. Traditional and authentic British food that was delicious!

That Roasted Pork Belly, Ice Cream, and the meringue were awesome. The menu typically changes but, should one be fortunate to find those items on the evening of your visit, make sure to order those dishes. You wont be sorry, nor will you have trouble sleeping; after dinner, I slept like a rock. Enjoy! :)

A Little of What You Fancy (information gathered 11/2012)
464 Kingsland Road
London E8 4AE
020.7275.0060
Hours
Tues, Wed 7:00 – 9:45pm
Thurs – Sat 7:00 – 10:00pm

Parking
Walked.

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Lumiere | Newton, Massachusetts USA

Amuse Bouche; Soldier bean hummus on a slice of cucumber. black and white sesame seeds and little scallions.

 

 

Verrill Farm Corn Soup; Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa, Lime Crema

 

 

Seared Barnegat Light Sea Scallops; Succotash Salad & Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

Miso-Mustard Glazed Chatham Bluefish; shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, and eggplant, sweet & spicy soy-sesame vinaigrette

 

 

Sophia’s Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta; Local Berry Compote, Lemon Shortbread Crumble

 

For what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday, I searched the state of Massachusetts for a restaurant that would have a menu that reflects her teachings. One of the eateries near me happened to have a special menu and so I went to check it out. Really enjoyed the soup as it was creamy but not too much where the corn flavor was masked. Also liked the scallops, which was actually ordered off their regular menu, I just did some research and found that this was a not-to-miss type of item.

Lumiere  (information gathered 9/2012)
1293 Washington St
Newton, MA 02465
617.244.9199
Hours
Mon – Thu 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Fri 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sat 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Sun 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Parking
Is kind of tough. The site specifies street parking, but there isn’t much. About a block down near the police station was a metered parking lot that I found a spot at. Good luck. No valet.

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Lumiere http://www.lumiererestaurant.com