aphrodisiacs


Heartland Restaurant Chef Lenny Russo Recommends the Chef’s Table for Romance

Minnesota chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant + Farm Direct Market in St. Paul has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years, during which time he’s amassed numerous accolades, both locally and nationally, including being named a 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee. Serving contemporary Midwestern cuisine, Chef Russo’s ingredients [...]

CHAYA Brasserie Chef Harutaka Kishi Talks PDA, Tripe + White Day in Japan

Harutaka Kishi is truly a worldly chef. Born to Japanese parents and raised in France, Haru grew up enjoying the bounty of Paris’s finest farmers markets and his mother’s inspired home cooking. His talents have taken him to some of the finest kitchens, from  Joël Robuchon’s Le Chateau in Tokyo to  Gordon Ramsay at the [...]

Restaurateur Mauro Maccioni of Le Cirque Reveals His Perfect Romantic Meal

Mauro Maccioni is restaurant royalty. The son of Sirio Maccioni, the trendsetting Manhattan restaurateur to the stars, Mauro literally grew up in Le Cirque. Deeply passionate bout food and hospitality, Mauro now helps run the family business, which continues to expand beyond the Big Apple — a boon to international diners seeking the singular experience [...]

Cleveland Chef Jonathon Sawyer on Sensual Foods, Gluttony + Grower Champagne

New York’s loss proved to be Cleveland’s gain as Chef Jonathan Sawyer settled there after several years of cooking in some of Manhattan’s best kitchens. Behind the burner at The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland since 2009, Sawyer has become a driving force in the local food movement in Ohio and his cooking and commitment have helped [...]

Vail Chef Kelly Liken Sounds off on Valentine’s Day, Sexy Veggies, and PDA

If you’re a true foodie, you’ve probably dined at Kelly Liken restaurant in Vail, Colorado. And, if you’re like us, you’ve probably rooted for her on season 7 of Top Chef. So, we were thrilled when Chef Liken agreed to take the OpenTable R.Q., or Romantic Quotient, Test, and share her insights on sexy and [...]

‘Love Miscellany’ Author Deb Levine Talks Aphrodisiacs + Valentine’s Day Food

To kick off a flurry of fun content we’ve got in honor of Valentine’s Day, we sat down with Deborah A. Levine, author of the just-released book Love Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Many Ways We Celebrate Romance and Passion. A collection of letters, quotations, and fun facts, Love Miscellany answers [...]

OpenTable Diners Reveal 2012 Valentine’s Day Dining and Reservation Trends

As Cupid prepares to pull back his bow on February 14th, OpenTable has surveyed our network of diners to find out how and when you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day, which celebs you’d most like to dine with, and what types of foods put you in the mood. Get all the details in our fun [...]