Tag Archives: Essence

Success Stories: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Executive Chef: John Gorrick Location: 1280 PA-315, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 Phone:(570) 208-2266 www.ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/wilkes-barre In 1965, Ruth Fertel bought a New Orleans steakhouse called Chris Steak House, after spotting it for sale in the classified section. When a kitchen fire destroyed the restaurant in 1976, she purchased a new property a few blocks away. She opened under a new name, ...

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Perfect Beverage Pairings for Large Plates

Dining is more social than ever, with guests looking for unique, shared experiences. To make dining more exciting, beverages big enough for a crowd will pair well with large plate menus. More diners are looking for food-liquor/cocktail pairings, one of the top cocktail trends in the What’s Hot in 2015 report by the National Restaurant Association, so a large plate ...

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Infusing Ethnic Flavors For An Authentic Experience

Now more than ever, savvy diners, especially millennials, are concerned with a meal’s authenticity. When it comes to ethnically influenced menu items, family-style preparations are a more authentic way to present food from other corners of the world. Large platters are nothing new to ethnic cuisine, as this type of dining is traditional at restaurants such as Chinese and Korean ...

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Choosing Proteins for Large Plates

When meat is presented as the centerpiece of a meal something special occurs. Customers crave these large portion, shareable meals when dining out. Large platters boasting beautiful cuts of meat can help restaurants and food service operators meet customer needs for communal dining, shared plates, and unique, bold flavors that are all currently trending. When it comes to choosing the ...

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Customer Spotlight: The Krebs

Over 100 years of tradition in every meal. The Krebs has a history that goes all the way back to the summer of 1899. Fred and Cora Krebs began serving meals between May and the first of November to neighbors and visitors in the small town of Skaneateles from their quaint summer cottage. Without any advertising, word spread about the ...

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Tasty Cheeses to Top Salads and More

Cheese has always been a staple in salads and it pairs wonderfully with produce-rich dishes, among an endless list of other summer-friendly foods like burgers, pizzas and even desserts like ice cream, tarts and pastries. We’ve profiled some of the best cheeses for an easy, quick reference to complement your summer menu. Chevre In most U.S. markets, soft, fresh goat ...

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Customer Spotlight: Joey’s Classic Italian Dining

Owner Joey DeCuffa describes his experience in the restaurant industry as the classic “rags to riches” story. He started out as a dishwasher, became a busboy, then bartender, and finally headed into the kitchen to learn to cook because, as he explains, “the kitchen is the heart of the whole business.” After acquiring a reputation in entry-level positions at another ...

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Making your own BBLT

What goes better with bacon? MORE BACON!! Join Chef Mike in the kitchen and try this Canadian bacon and traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with a creamy avocado mayo spread. This BBLT recipe is featured in the March 2015 Essence of Maines. Get the recipe here!

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