The practiced chefs at Buono Bistro have spent the last 30 years creating a mouthwatering menu of classic Italian comfort food jazzed up with a gourmet twist. In addition to their daily specials, they craft gnocchi gorgonzola, lobster ravioli, and wild-mushroom risotto from scratch. The expansive menu also includes such nonpasta specialties as braised-lamb osso buco and veal stuffed with provolone and prosciutto.
Basking in the glow of an ornate, glittering chandelier, guests can sip a handcrafted martini or a glass of bold wine. Though the food and decor are decidedly upscale, Buono Bistro keeps it low-key, offering diners a relaxed atmosphere akin to a billionaire's treehouse.
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Beneath softly lit chandeliers, Chama Grill's gaucho chefs navigate tables piled with fried bananas and other Brazilian sides, whisking cuts of fire-roasted meats to diners. They hand-carve lightly seasoned top sirloin, brazilian pork sausage, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and more—and the meat keeps coming whenever diners flip their table cards to indicate they want more. This rodízio style of dining is native to Brazil, as is the churrasco cooking method the chefs employ: All the meat is seasoned, skewered, and slow-cooked over the fire or a sleeping dragon's nose.
The chefs also make their own pasta for a selection of Italian dishes, including handmade jumbo lobster ravioli drowned in a light cream-saffron sauce. In-house wine connoisseurs recommend the best pairings for a certain meat or a diner's zodiac sign from the international wine list, which includes bottles from Chile, Argentina, Europe, and the United States.
Patrons at Zinga! Frozen Yogurt fill up their cups with any of the 12 different frozen yogurt flavors on rotation, which have included sea-salt caramel, a?ai energy, and new york cheesecake. More than 50 total non-fat, low-fat, and no-sugar-added flavors pair up with self-serve toppings such as cookie dough, hot fudge, and fruit.
Cakes by Design specializes in designing deliciously dainty desserts that match the hobbies, interests, and favorite flavors of every individual pastry personality. Begin your confectionary conception by perusing the palatable list of cake flavors, such as coconut, chocolate fudge, and red velvet, before moving on to cover each moist, cakey canvas with a frosting masterpiece to suit any holiday, special event, or surprisingly doable ransom demand. Collaborate with confectionary artist Lina Ochoa Hunter to design the edible works of art or garner icing inspiration from the bright gallery of past cupcake creations.
Chef and owner John Ingalls, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, populates Palmers' menu with fresh entrees accompanied by local, organic produce. In the recently renovated eatery, tables of two, four, or six stand back as white balsamic vinaigrette showers upon parched napkin swans or a starter platter of pan-seared scallops. Meanwhile, the petit filet mignon and grilled shrimp pad bellies with béarnaise-sauced sustenance accompanied by asparagus and mashed potatoes. Unsheathe a Statler chicken breast from a pistachio-crust case embellished with Frangelico-cream sauce before squelching sugar cravings with a dessert sweeter than a whispered compliment from Cookie Monster.