Around the World in Seven Days!

Posted October 17th, 2010 by Deepa and filed in Food
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This week I prepared seven different dinners– each one from a different country. I made everything from scratch and this is how it all turned out.

DSCN0133Last Sunday, I prepared my version of a dish from Mexico — chicken tamales with black bean salsa. Continue Reading »

Volt

Posted October 11th, 2010 by Deepa and filed in Food, Reviews
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Volt 081Last Saturday, we had dinner at Volt.  Although I am devoted follower of many Food based TV programs, I have never followed Top Chef and therefore had no clue about Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s culinary style or techniques.  All I knew was that he used local organic seasonal ingredients and that he was brilliant.  His restaurant, Volt had been voted Maryland’s best restaurant and it was on my list of top places to try. There are three different kinds of dining options at Volt.  You can either dine from the a La Carte Menu or from the prix fixe six course tasting menu. The third option is  called “Table 21” and is a 21-course meal that you have with the chef preparing it right in front of you.  It is a testimony to the popularity of the restaurant that it’s Table 21 option is  booked pretty much well into the end of 2011.  We were incredibly  lucky to get a reservation for the a la Carte option at  5:30pm on  Saturday. Continue Reading »