(CNN) — Roses? Champagne? Candlelight? A heart-shaped molten chocolate cake? While culinary clichés abound for what is the busiest and most profitable day of the year for many restaurants, there are those special establishments where the setting, the service and the flair from the kitchen make it well worth a punt for Valentine's Day -- or any other important occasion. Whether it's celebrity chefs or million-dollar views, 12th-century dining rooms or Indian Ocean idylls, here are 14 of the world's most romantic restaurants where the love is well and truly shared. Crab Shack, Soneva Jani, Maldives Soneva Jani's not your typical luxury resort. Here's what visitors at this "no shoes, no news" property can expect. If you ask seasoned travelers to pick the most romantic destinations around, the chances are that the Indian Ocean paradise of the Maldives will make it to the top of more than one list. Barefoot luxury resort Soneva Jani offers a number of exclusive … [Read more...] about The world’s most romantic restaurants
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Mark Kurlyandchik Detroit Free Press Published 10:12 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 The past is always over and the future never comes. And yet we spend so much time living in the fictive worlds inside our heads, anxious about tomorrow while pining for some simpler sepia-toned past — before social media timelines, Netflix queues and news tickers without end. At least hunger always demands our attention, forcing us back to the present despite other distractions. Did you know that momentarily quelling your existential morass can be as simple as slurping some springy noodles? You can’t check your phone when you’ve got a pair of chopsticks in one hand and a soup spoon in the other, a big bowl of flavorful broth steaming your pores open. That’s the conceit behind Ima (“ee-ma”), the scrappy Corktown udon noodle sensation that recently unveiled a more fully realized version of itself in Madison Heights, where udon is augmented by creative ramen riffs and rice … [Read more...] about Ima named Detroit’s Restaurant of the Year for 2019
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Food Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Food | Gumbo, the Classic New Orleans Dish, Is Dead. Long Live Gumbo. Supported by Rich in flavor and history, the dish is no longer a fixture of local restaurants. Some chefs see that as a chance to reinvent it. ByBrett Anderson Jan. 8, 2019 NEW ORLEANS — Decades ago, soon after moving to this city from India, Arvinder Vilkhu began telling his wife and children, “If we ever have a restaurant, we must have a curried gumbo.” Mr. Vilkhu had tasted his first gumbo in 1984 during a job interview at a New Orleans hotel. “I was so much in love,” he said of the rich dish, something between a soup and a stew. He began developing his own distinctive version after immigrating here later that year. But it wasn’t until 2017, when the family opened their Indian restaurant, Saffron Nola, on a … [Read more...] about Gumbo, the Classic New Orleans Dish, Is Dead. Long Live Gumbo.
VietNamNet Bridge – Pho can be credited as the most popular soup in Vietnam. You may have tried beef or chicken noodle soup in any city or sizeable town across the country. But pho vit quay, or roasted duck noodle soup, has appeased the taste buds of Hanoians over the past decade. Local market: In the northern mountains, the marketplace is always where the best food is served, including pho.— VNS Photo Doan Tung After first starting at specialty restaurants in the suburbs, duck dishes have made their way into the heart of Hanoi: the Old Quarter. If you go into the area, it is hard to miss this special roasted duck noodle soup at the crossroads of Hang Thiec (Tin Street) and Hang Non (Conical Hat Street). Affordably priced at VND30,000 (US$1.30) a bowl, you can opt for more meat for VND40,000. The food is quite good with flavorful broth cooked from duck bones and crucial pho spices like roasted ginger, star anise, cinnamon and black cardamom. Marinated: … [Read more...] about Pho vit quay comes down to Hanoi
By Greg Morago Published 12:32 pm CST, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Kung pao chicken and red oil dumplings at Mala Sichuan, one of 10 food vendors at the new Finn Hall food hall in downtown Houston. Kung pao chicken and red oil dumplings at Mala Sichuan, one of 10 food vendors at the new Finn Hall food hall in downtown Houston. Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 Kung pao chicken and red oil dumplings at Mala Sichuan, one of 10 food vendors at the new Finn Hall food hall in downtown Houston. Kung pao chicken and red oil dumplings at Mala Sichuan, one of 10 food vendors at the new Finn Hall food hall in downtown Houston. Photo: Jon … [Read more...] about First look: Finn Hall in downtown Houston