Tag: italian

McDonald’s Hong Kong Now Serving Ferrero Rocher Coffee

January 13, 2014 // 1:10 pm

A new collaboration between McDonald’s Hong Kong and Italian chocolate company Ferrero has made tiny, golden-wrapped, peanut-bedazzled, and Nutella-filled chocolate-flavored coffee a reality. The chain’s new limited time Golden Moments series, features two drinks and one coffee cake inspired by Ferrero products. In other words, yes, you can now…

An Intimate Look at Macaroni Grill’s Updated Four-Course Tasting Menu

January 12, 2014 // 4:19 pm

After initially offering a $15 four-course tasting menu during the holiday season, Macaroni Grill has since updated the promotion with new main courses (and ultimately higher prices) including Chicken Scaloppine, Chicken Marsala and the Pork Chop Vesuvio. Even though the price points on these menu items have been raised…

Wagyu Steak, Braised Beef Cheek and One-Year Aged Acquerello Risotto at Al Bacio

January 8, 2014 // 6:00 am

In the heart of Los Angeles, there’s a new little bistro that if you blink, you’ll literally miss the entrance. In Italian, al bacio means to do something in an exquisite fashion. Like it’s namesake, Al Bacio Ristorante delivers on that promise. Formerly occupied by the restaurant Osteria Drago,…

This OC Mexican Restaurant Serves Escargot, Frog Legs in Bacon Sauce & Plantain Foster [9 PHOTOS]

October 30, 2013 // 5:00 am

It doesn’t happen too often, but every once in awhile in the midst of breaking national food and beverage news – our team finds something spectacular in our own backyard. The unveiling of new delicious foods and restaurants is always exciting, but can also be a bit embarrassing as…

Wagyu Beef Lasagna And More Japanese-Italian Fusion at LA’s La Botte [GALLERY]

October 22, 2013 // 4:00 am

Michelin-starred chefs, Stefano De Lorenzo of La Botte and Morihiro Onodera previously of Mori Sushi, graciously collaborated at Chef Squared – a 10-course menu featuring Wagyu Beef Lasagna (pictured above), White Rice White Truffle Risotto and Mushroom Gelato. Although the menu was only available for two-days on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, we’re hoping…

CRAVING: Aventine Hollywood’s Short Rib Agnolotti and Ossobuco

September 24, 2013 // 6:00 am

When one typically thinks of Los Angeles-based restaurants, celebrity chefs, ritzy entrepreneur transplants and fusion concepts come to mind. But at Aventine Trattoria, located on Cahuenga in Hollywood, the restaurant was able to combine well-executed traditional Italian cuisine, contemporary decor and an air of familial welcoming.

In addition to…

Italian Burrito Swaps Rice With Pasta Noodles

September 18, 2013 // 4:05 pm

From the ramen burger to the cronut to the new concrete at Shake Shack, it’s clear we love our hybrid foods. And now, the next contender for our hearts has arrived: the Italian Burrito.

The burritos can be found at Burrisimo,

Today I Learned: Spaghetti and Meatballs Aren’t Actually Italian

June 8, 2013 // 7:00 am

It’s easy enough to understand that the dry, doughy pancake you get from Pizza Hut isn’t actually authentic Italiana, but spaghetti and meatballs? My whole life is a lie.

It all started, apparently, with the mass Italian migration to America in the late 1800s/early 1900s, according to Smithsonian Mag.…

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