In 1993, French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel came to Cincinnati from New York to be Chef de Cuisine of the five-star-rated Maisonette. Over the next 20 years, drastically changed the way the Queen City looked at French food, became an integral part of our local tapestry and fostered the careers of countless young chefs.
We gathered up some of our favorite local chefs, threw them together in a virtual chat room and asked them for their favorite places to grab some grub, post shift. Because if our local chefs like it, it’s got to be good, right?
One of the best things about our dining scene now is that it’s so rich, it’s spreading beyond the highly concentrated city center into the outer neighborhoods. One of those new neighborhood gems is Ash American Fare in Hyde Park.
Skepticism was the common feeling among the crowd during “The Bottle and the Board: How Bourbon Pairs with Cheese,” one of the Bourbon Classic University events held during last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky.
At the end of February, excitable news outlets and social media foodies were whirring about a new line of ice cream from a company that has a lot of experience in crafting clever twists on frozen favorites: Ben & Jerry’s.
Alfio Gulisano, executive chef of Alfio’s Buon Cibo in Hyde Park, wants to bring his “A game” to The Art of Food, The Carnegie’s annual exhibition of culinary and food-inspired visual art. Although the focus is on engaging the senses through food as art and art as food, he and other chefs say that every day is an opportunity to be artful when cooking and dining.
On a chilly January afternoon, my co-worker Bonnie and I stopped into one of these cool new establishments called Meatball Kitchen, a brick-and-mortar restaurant that recently evolved from a local pop-up dining experience.