If you are looking for a great place to have drinks and enjoy exquisite dining, check out Dbar. Dbar is a full service restaurant that transforms into a lounge once the sun goes down. Formally an old Irish pub, they renovated it into a sleek hot spot. The decor sets the atmosphere so well. The unique and classy menu changes with the seasons and features the finest and freshest ingredients New England has to offer.
It’s definitely a premiere destination for fine dining. Dbar is located in a accessible location right on Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, MA. They offered a 4-course menu to ring in the New Year. To top it off, all guest received a complimentary glass of champagne. Out of my four dishes, I wouldn’t be me, if my favorite wasn’t the cheesecake. Let’s not forget the delicious cocktails! I had not one, but two “Full Harvest” Martini’s. I would have to say this martini made it on my favorite’s list. I will probably look for this martini for all future visits. My husband had their “Bourbon for Apples” martini. It was equally delicious, but it had a strong dose of whiskey. I like the sweeter and less harsh drinks. So I would recommend the “Bourbon for Apples” to someone who enjoys whiskey and/or enjoys stronger concoctions.
My meal started with their Wagyu Beef, I also was able to try the Tuna Ceviche because my husband ordered that for his starter meal. For my entree, I had chicken with aspargus and my husband had black sea bass. I of course wanted to finish my cheesecake, so I only had a few bites of the entrees. Dbar’s complimentary champagne, celebratory horns, and tiara’s for the girls and top hats for the boys, I had a great New Year’s Eve celebrating with my husband and one of our couple friends. Cheers to another year completed filled with lots of food and memories.
One of my favorite meals is pasta! Of course it is probably not the best meal if dieting, but substituting the whole wheat pasta with zucchini pasta would be equally as great and with way less calorie consumption.
Pasta is a traditional Italian dish that dates back to year 1154 in the beautiful country of Sicily. Pasta is generally a simple dish, but comes served in many ways. The combinations you can make are endless.
When choosing which type of pasta and sauce to serve together, there is NO general rule.
Just keep in mind that simple sauces like pesto are ideal for long and thin strands of pasta because they lightly coat your pasta while tomato sauce combines well with thicker and chunkier pastas because it allows the sauce to cling better onto the holes and cuts of short, tubular, and twisted pastas.
I made whole wheat
pasta coated in a
kale pesto and sun
dried tomato cream sauce.
It was yummy!
🙂 You Will Need:
Pasta: Racconto Whole Wheat Pasta
Tomatoes: Pastene Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Hot Sauce: Mattock’s West Indian Hot Sauce
Pasta Sauce: Sonoma Gourmet Kale Pesto Sauce
Oil: Rosemary Infused Oil
Shrimp and Sausage of your choice
Mozzarella cheese or whatever you prefer!
You’ll need a cup and a half of water or cream and top it off with freshly cut parsley.
Cooking is one of my favorite things to do. I like to take traditional meals and add a twist. My passion for cooking definitely didn’t come from my mom. Don’t get me wrong, my mother is an amazing cook but she has never had one on one sessions with me. I just picked up on every
thing she did by watching. My grandmother, on the other hand, I feel had a bigger influence on me. She cooked sweets just as well as she tackled savory. She passed away when I was 8. Cooking is how I keep her spirit alive.
Once you understand the foundations of cooking; whatever kind you like, you’ll never need a cookbook.