Category Archives: Octopus

Fiamma Trattoria & Bar [3,] Las Vegas NV

Fiamma Trattoria & Bar Ciabatta, Olive Focaccia and and Soft Rolls with Tomato Basil Butter and Unsalted Cow’s Milk Butter Beef Carpaccio – Spicy Patatine, Classic Cipriani and Citonette Dressing, Shaved Parmigiano, Brioche Croutons Caprese – Fresh Bufala Mozzarella, Heirloom … Continue reading

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Pujol, Mexico City MX

Pujol Cucumber Margarita – Koch Olla de Barro, Jugo de Limon y Sal de Gusano Guayaba Shrub – Casa Dragones Blanco, Canela, Shrub de Guayaba, Dolin Dry y Solear Gordita, Chicharron, Casava Baby Corn, Chicatana Ants, Mayonnaise, Chili Jerky Tartar, … Continue reading

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Rosetta, Mexico City MX

Rosetta Grissini Focaccia and Wheat with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Charcoal Eggplants, Tomato, Basil, Peppers Black Tagliolini with Octopus Pappardelle, Chicken Livers, Sage Pork Loin, White Mole, Epazote Braised Short Ribs, Creamy Polenta Americano with Meringue Affogato with Cardamom Ice … Continue reading

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Aureole, Las Vegas NV

Aureole Through The Pines – St. Georges Terroir Gin, Aperol, Giffard Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Tonic, Rosemary Focaccia, Black Salt and Butter Raclette Fondue – Intuitive Forager Seasonal Crudites Hummus, Baba Ganoush & Tzatziki – Herb Garlic Flatbread Black Garlic Caesar … Continue reading

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Portofino Ristorante [6,] Las Vegas NV

Portofino Ristorante Olive Oil Soaked Focaccia Caprese Salad – Heirloom Tomatoes, Bufala Mozzarella, Basil Meatballs – Fried Squash Blossom, Goat Cheese, San Marzano Tomatoes Grilled Octopus – Calabrian Peperonata, Fingerling Crisps, Salsa Verde Crab Cake Arancini – Lemon Saffton Risotto, … Continue reading

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Restaurant R’Evolution, New Orleans LA

Restaurant R’Evolution The Overnight Saint-sation – Breckenridge Vodka, Fresh Blackberries and Raspberries, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters Marinated Octopus with Apples and Fennel Duck Fat Brioche and Whole Wheat Sourdough with Salted Butter, Steen’s Sweet Butter, Extra … Continue reading

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35 Steaks + Martinis [3,] Las Vegas NV

35 Steaks + Martinis Buttered Herb Focaccia 35 Steaks + Martinis Limited Edition California Sparkling Wine Lobster Escargot – Garlic Herb Butter, Parsley Foam, Hazelnut, Parker House Rolls 2013 Vincent Delaporte Sancerre Charred Octopus and Black Angus Filet Carpaccio – … Continue reading

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Carnevino [8,] Las Vegas NV

Carnevino 2013 Schramsberg Brut Rose Gougeres Rosemary Focaccia with Lardo and European Butter Prosciutto di Parma ‘Riserva’ Gnocco Fritto Little Gem Salad with Guanciale, Gorgonzola, Pickled Onions, Apples, Walnuts Grilled Octopus with Pickled Vegetables and Limoncello Squash Blossoms with Blue … Continue reading

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Acqua & Mais, Venice IT

Acqua & Mais Fried Shrimp and Squid Brandade and Fried Polenta Seafood Arancini A small food stall located near Pasticceria Rizzardini it was just past 11h00 when I doubled back to sample the Venetian Streetfoods of Acqua & Mais, the … Continue reading

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Fiamma Trattoria & Bar [2,] Las Vegas NV

Fiamma Trattoria & Bar Focaccia and Soft Rolls with Tomato Basil Butter and Unsalted Cow’s Milk Butter Grilled Mediterranean Octopus – Pee Wee Potatoes, Kalamata Olives, Red Pepper Romesco, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Frisee Beef Carpaccio – Shaved Fennel and Celery … Continue reading

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Portofino [5,] Las Vegas NV

Portofino by Chef Michael LaPlaca BARREL-AGED MARGARITA- Patron Reposado Mirage barrel select tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, shaken with sugar OLIVE OIL FOCACCIA CAPRESE SALAD – heirloom tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, basil MEATBALLS – fried squash blossom, goat cheese, San Marzano … Continue reading

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Hugo’s, Portland ME

Hugo’s Restaurant Everything Bagel – Salmon Mousse, Onions, Crème Fraiche Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits with Butter Pork Katsu – Buckwheat, Chinese Mustard, Pickled Celtuce Halibut Crudo – Tomatillo, Radish, Yuzu Kosho Charred Broccolini – House Ricotta, Salsa Verde, Spicy Pepitas Sweetbreads … Continue reading

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Carmine’s, Las Vegas NV

Carmine’s Bread Basket – Focaccia, Rye, Tomato and Herb, Rustic Italian Cold Antipasto Platter – Mortadella, Prosciutto, Eggplant Caponata, Salmon Crostini, Seafood Salad, Mixed Olives, Panini and More Spicy Scarpariello Wings Eggplant Parmigiana Lasagna Double Espresso on Ice Bread Pudding … Continue reading

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35 Steaks + Martinis [2,] Las Vegas NV

35 Steaks + Martinis 2014 Lamiable Brut Champagne   Herb Focaccia Lobster Escargot – Herb and Hazelnut Butter, Parkerhouse Roll, Parsley Foam 2009 Nickel & Nickel Dolce Late Harvest Foie Gras – Foie ‘a l’Orange, Candied Oranges, Cara Cara Orange … Continue reading

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35 Steaks + Martinis, Las Vegas NV

35 Steaks + Martinis Amuse – Scallop Crudo, Yuzu, Truffle, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon, Espelette 35 Steaks + Martinis California Sparkling Wine Roasted Baby Beet Salad – Tri-colored Beets, Petite Greens, Kataifi Wrapped Goat Cheese, Beet Paint, Banyuls 2015 … Continue reading

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Chef Series #2 at Inyo Asian Restaurant, Las Vegas NV

Inyo Asian Restaurant sparkling sake and shiso kanpachi sashimi – sliced amberjack with serrano chili, yuzu kosho, tobiko & house ponzu 28 day dry aged wagyu carpaccio – aged stilton blue cheese, honey soy mustard seed & micro chives smoked … Continue reading

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Artisanal Foods Cafe, Las Vegas NV

Artisanal Foods Cafe Jack’s Hard Peach Cider Pacific Gold Oysters – Cucumber, Ginger, Asian Pear, Fresh Wasabi Mignonette Sunny Side Up Quail Eggs – Hackleback Caviar, Smoked Sturgeon, Shaved Red Onions,Toast Points Octopus Sirloin Carpaccio – Black Garlic, Caper Vinaigrette … Continue reading

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Ferraro’s Restaurant & Wine Bar [2,] Las Vegas NV

Ferraro’s Garlic Focaccia, Bread Stick, Roll with herbs and Olive Oil Borgoluce Valdobiadene Brut Prosecco Superiore DOCG Ricotta with Langoustine and Blood Orange Arancino di Carne e Caciocavallo Tartare di Avocado – Pomodoro – Melanzana Venica Ronco del Cero Collio … Continue reading

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Broken Spanish, Los Angeles CA

Broken Spanish Patron Saint – Old Grand Dad 100 Bourbon, Ancho Teyes, Lemon, Tamarind, Egg White, Bitters Heirloom Corn Tortillas Rebanada – Pan Dulce, Foie Gras Butter, Piloncillo Crudo – Diver Scallop, Apple, Cucumber, Serrano Queso Fundido – Bacalao, Quesillo, … Continue reading

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Horma Ondo, Larrabetzu ES

Horma Ondo Remirez de Ganuza Blanco 2014 House Made Bread Grilled Sardine Grilled Octopus with Onion Confit and Mashed Potatoes 1.1kg Txuletoia with Salad and Fries Grilled Rice Pudding Grilled Torrijas with Bourbon Ice Cream Suggested by a well traveled … Continue reading

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