Tag Archives: Valpolicella

The Italian Wines at the Culinary Extravaganza

I realize that I have been going on and on about the wines that were served at the Culinary Extravaganza 2015, but I have no choice. The selection was fantastic, compared to some of the years. Some years it felt … Continue reading

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El Barzon in Detroit, Michigan

Just a little Northeast of where I grew up is a very unique restaurant that just packs them in.  I say unique because of the culinary offering; one side of the menu is true Mexican food and the other side … Continue reading

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La Trattoria Restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan

This was a delightful little restaurant right across the street from the City Hall of Dearborn, in what is referred to as East Dearborn.  It was always a busy place of good homemade pastas and a small, but nice menu … Continue reading

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La Bistecca Revisited

Last night we met some friends that we have not seen in ages and we met again at La Bistecca.  We have had some wonderful evenings of dinner and wine with them at several venues, even once out in San … Continue reading

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Opera With Dinner

It is not too often that one can go out for dinner and be entertained by the staff.  We had dinner at DePalma’s one time, where the waiter broke off into an aria between his customary duties.  Talk about an … Continue reading

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The Last Night at Joey’s Stables in Delray/Detroit

Joey’s Stables was the restaurant in Delray, which was annexed to the city of Detroit in 1905.   Though most people thought of the Delray area as Hungarian, it was a melting pot of nationalities as they started on their quest … Continue reading

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Amarone della Valpolicella

A group of us had a couple of bottles of Capitel de’ Roari one night during dinner at the old Arriva Ristorante in Warren, Michigan.   The dinner was a classic spread of Italian dishes, from an antipasto salad and ending … Continue reading

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