Category Archives: Food

Vasa Restaurant Salisbury MA

Vasa is the new waterfront restaurant in Salisbury MA just across the Merrimack River from Newburyport.

I met with owner Sean Toomey and head chef T. J. Bernard and did some views of their Savory Mussel bowl, Boston Strip Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Oyster Mushrooms, plus the Vasa Wings with Spicy Honey Garlic Glaze. When you get there you can start you meal with their specialty drink “A Shore Thing”.

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

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Grilled Endive at Birch on Elm

Back shooting at Birch on Elm with Chef Nick Provencher for a new review by writer Dean Johnson for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time Nick served up a Grilled Endive with Shaved Fennel and Charred Blood Orange Vinaigrette. Check out the Flank Steak with Rutabaga Puree and Grilled Scallions.

For dessert have your choice of Drunk Cherry Cork or the White Chocolate Panna Cotta.

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Lobster Ravioli at Grazie’s

Some more views from my shoot last summer for Merrimack Valley Magazine with Grazie’s at the Four Oaks Golf Course.

Check out the Lobster Ravioli, Eggplant Tower or how about a Raw Bar plate and a Martini.

Codex Espresso Martini

Codex is the Speakeasy styled destination in Nashua NH.

It takes a little time just to figure out the entrance and I have given you some hints here but you will find it well worth the effort.

Check out their specialty drinks and especially the Codex Espresso Martini.

Check out the article “The Riddle of Codex” by Amanda Leahy in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

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Simon Pearce Glassworks Quechee VT

Celebrating my birthday with dinner and a show at Simon Pearce Glassworks in Quechee Vermont.

Janet and I arrived early for a tour of their glassblowing facilities and pottery and for my birthday dinner at their restaurant.

I saw the process of making their Shelburne Bowl by glass blower David and his assistant Scott.

For dinner we were seated at great table with a view of the falls that powered the facilities producing 110% of their needs.

I topped off the night with a great Confit Duck dinner and our waitress Stephanie brought out a special treat of their vanilla ice cream and salted caramel.

I will be back.

 

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Thai Sauteed Duck with Tamarind Sauce

 

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Photo shoot with Y Sok (pronounced “E Soak”) on her visit back to Lowell MA.

She produced her recipe for Sauteed Duck and Tamarind Sauce with Thai Basil and Chilies for Merrimack Valley Magazine in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue this month.

Y says it is a popular dish at her restaurant the Angkor Soul in Marple England.

Get the recipe and look for the article Duck, Duck, Goose with writer/editor Doug Sparks.

 

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Tavern in the Square at Cross Point Lowell MA

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Tavern in the Square located in the Cross Point Towers complex at 900 Chelmsford St. Lowell MA may be a little hard to find but might be worth it.

I shot a few of their specialties with a Cobb Salad, Bistro Steak and Parmesan Truffle Tots plus their Raspberry Peach Sangria.

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the 2016 Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

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Favorite Views from the Past Year 2016

2016 is almost over and I’m looking forward to the New Year.

Some favorite views from blog postings from the past year and wishing you a Happy New Year 2017.

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Holiday Chefs with Orzo Trattoria and Yalla Grill


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Wrapping up my views with Holiday Chef Rick Gianelly head chef at Orzo Trattoria in North Andover MA with his Insalata di Baccala (salt cod salad).

For desert I visited Yalla Grill in Methuen MA for some Meghli with Dalia Fakhry and her Mother Hiam Abourjeili.

Meghli is a savory rice pudding with anise, caraway and cinnamon, garnished with shredded coconuts and cashews.

Check out the recipes in the 2016 Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writers Dean Johnson and Doug Sparks.

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Holiday Chefs with Angelina’s Restaurant in Tewksbury MA

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Holiday Cooking with local chefs for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time a shoot with owner Susan Amato at Angelina’s Italian Restaurant in Tewksbury MA.

Her favorite for the holiday is hearty Polenta made with cornmeal, marinara sauce, kidney beans and sausage.

Check out the article and recipe Holiday Cooking with writer Dean Johnson in the 2016 Holiday issue.

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