Estiatorio Milos

I’ve had the pleasure of vacationing in Greece on several occasions. And among the most memorable things about it was the pristine freshness of the fishermen’s catch. It didn’t smell like fish; it smelled like the ocean. That was the “driver” when I created THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM– that and the utter simplicity of the Greeks’ preparations: simply grilled or broiled, or quickly sautéed.
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My Top 10 Favorite Appetizers

My Top 10 Favorite Appetizers

Here’s something to whet your appetite: my list of the best appetizers I’ve enjoyed over the years. One caveat, though: There are so many ways to categorize “best” that this is inevitably more an impressionistic jumble than an authoritative list. After all, on some outings the best appetizer will be the one that provides the greatest culinary “wow.” Other times, it’s homespun comfort food that satisfies, while on occasion it’s the wit of the dish that makes an impression.

Nevertheless, here’s my list of starters that are outstanding for all manner of reasons….
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Road Trip!

Joanne and I recently drove down to Chicago to visit her brother. We stayed downtown in Madison on our first night and stayed there again on our way back to Minneapolis; a great way to break up a drive and revisit two of our favorite restaurants in Madison: L’ETOILE and RARE STEAKHOUSE, both downtown, right on Capitol Square.


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