Follow me through the adventures that take place in my kitchen, in restaurants or in other kitchens. Cooking and food are my passions and I want to share my experiences of cooking, baking and eating with you.
I'm a Greek self-taught cook who lives in Chicago. I learned a lot about cooking from both of my grandmothers, my mom and dad, family and friends. Passing on timeless traditions through food is one thing I strive to do in life.
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I was in Las Vegas last week on a business trip. A vendor took me out to dinner at Onda Ristorante at the Mirage. This was my meal (after appetizers of green olive and sun-dried tomato tapanades, mussels and caprese salad).
Salmon Saltimbocca served with tuscan white beans and lemon butter sauce
Although I could have used another piece of prosciutto wrapped around that filet (of course), the salmon was tender and flaky… cooked perfectly. I’m a huge fan of citrus - so the sauce could have been heavier on the lemon flavor to boost the tang. Overall I was pleased with the meal though. Nice restaurant, quaint atmosphere and pretty good food. I recommend it!