Mediterranean Cruise Cafe – Burnsville

In Restaurant Review by Lisa Soldo-Johnson0 Comments

The breathtaking land of the Mediterranean is home to an abundance of beautiful countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Morocco and Greece. Each region offers a genuinely enthralling experience in culture, language and most certainly their perspective on cultural cuisine. Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, owned by Jamal Ansari, is a culinary experience that takes you on a journey through six …

Faces Mears Park – St. Paul

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One of Minneapolis’ most familiar restaurateurs, David Fhima, is known for brainchild restaurants like Fhimas, Louis XIII, Minneapolis Cafe, Mark’s in Los Angeles California, and most recently, FACES mears park, just to name a few. This top chef would quickly tell you, that although his formal training included a culinary school in Switzerland, and years of hands-on training in some …

Japanese Poached Salmon

In Food Around The World, Recipes by Lisa Soldo-Johnson0 Comments

“Melt in your mouth” tends to be a favorite catch phrase I’ve heard again and again when describing food that is super moist and delicious. Unfortunately sometimes the food doesn’t quite match it’s beloved description. That is until now. Yes, I’m going to say it. This is one salmon recipe that is truly “Melt in your mouth” good! If you …

What Are They Drinking In Europe?

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  If someone were to ask me to guess which beverage was most popular with Europeans right now, I might as well have said “Rumpelstiltskin.” That’s because what’s trending in glasses across Europe is as hard to guess as for the name of that peculiar fairytale character himself. Surprise! Surprise! Almond Water is its name, and it has become a …