“Iron Chef”

Trash on the Tasting Menu; $2K Dish of Pasta; Deceptive Calorie Counts + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * One man’s trash is another man’s tasting menu. Ingredients that would have wound up on the compost heap are being heaped onto diners’ plates. [Washington Post] * A pasta dish that’s seriously rich. And at $2,000 a plate, it ought to be. [NYPost] […]

Wednesday Spotlight Offers: Save Two Ways at Vermilion in Chicago; Plus, New Discounts on Dining in Atlanta, Denver, and Minneapolis

We’ve got another terrific round of Spotlight offers on OpenTable today. Also, our deals are now live for 48 hours, giving you more time to save at these great restaurants. * Atlanta: Sink your teeth into this! $20 for $40 of sublime steakhouse far at JW’s Steakhouse in Duluth. Buy now. * Chicago: The headline is […]

“Iron Chef” Jose Garces on Inheriting His Love of Cooking from His Mother

Jose Garces wasn’t born an “Iron Chef” but this top competitor, James Beard award-winning chef, and master of Latin cuisine’s culinary ambitions took shape from an early age. An American chef born to Ecuadorian parents and raised in Chicago, Chef Garces began his culinary training in the kitchen of his paternal grandmother and mother. The […]