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Saffron – “Red Gold”

Saffron is the most expensive spice on the planet, averaging $20 per gram at stores. Some distributors are¬†more expensive than others. We purchase ours from Spain, which costs us about $70 per ounce (28 grams) wholesale. It’s so expensive because

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Culinary Curiosities. A Glossary of Ingredients

“What is that?” Every night we try to answer that culinary question curious customers ask when thinking about ordering from our specials menu as we try to show off different ingredients and cooking styles that may be considered outside the

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Bringing Up Brioche

Our hand-rolled brioche rolls are made at the restaurant with lots of TLC. Used for our hamburgers and veggie burgers, they add a French flair to the standard all American burger roll. Made with eggs, milk and sugar, the brioche’s

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Our Veggie Burger Gives New Meaning To A Power Lunch

  When we decided to include a veggie burger on our menu, we set out to make it as healthy as possible. Prepared fresh every week, our burger has 33 ingredients with seven fresh vegetables including sweet potatoes, zucchini, summer

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The Art of Grilling Octopus

Will Brown, Culinary Artist from Johnson and Wales. Grilled octopus is always a big hit on our specials list because we do it right. We prepare it with olive oil, toasted potatoes, garlic, and lemon aioli with chili drizzle, or olive

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Our Brussel Sprout Salad

There was a time at my table when the brussel sprout was boiled to oblivion, and was mixed up with gravy and mashed potatoes. The only hint of it was a little overcooked green leaf here and there that gave

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Fresh Pasta

We celebrated Christmas this year by purchasing a tabletop pasta extruder, or more delicately put, a pasta maker. Our new toy is churning out linguine, penne, shells, gemelli, rigatoni and fettuccine. Oh! What fun! What chef doesn’t love a brand

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Our Five Distinctive Teas

Our 5 distinctive teas, with their beautiful colors and textures, offer a wide range of wonderful flavors. The folks at Fazenda, our local supplier for tea and coffee, have a mission to “ethically and sustainably” source their products. That works

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Hen of the Woods

  The woods in fall is enchanting, covered in a carpet of golden pine needles and finished leaves, crimson, orange and yellow. Everything that was once green is gone, opening up a clear view of the trees. Below the wet

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Happy Fall!

Today is the first day of fall, which means our menu will take on whole new colors, textures and flavors. We’ll be serving up sweet winter squash, apples of all varieties, crisp fall greens, and pumpkins. We’ll do turkey tips

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