In Kyoto’s three restaurants, tangy aromas of teriyaki and wasabi mingle with wafts of warm, simmering curry and sweet almond sauce. Whether slicing and molding rolls at the sushi bar or performing at the hibachi grill, Kyoto’s chefs craft Japanese dishes as deftly as they orchestrate fare from China and Thailand. All three locations unfurl a slightly different menu, combining more than 55 sushi rolls and varied meats prepared on the grill, crisped in the katsu style, or tossed with soba or udon noodles so diners can taste the many flavors of Asia without erecting a complex, transcontinental zipline system.
For example, the signature spicy seafood eggplant appetizer combines grilled eggplant, chopped shrimp, scallops, and fish eggs, topped by a spicy mayo. The Kyoto tartar, or chopped avocado, salmon, tuna, and caviar is also topped with the spicy mayo, while the most popular menu item, the Kyoto scallop au gratin, is topped with enoki mushrooms.
A fully stocked hardwood bar, lit by glowing lights and wreathed with strings of flowers, marks the centerpiece of the Wilmington restaurant, whereas hibachi grills, with chefs creating columns of flames as they chop veggies and sear meats, draw attention in West Chester. Each location bathes diners in dramatic blue lighting, and the West Chester location maintains additional atmosphere with a stone wall mural and a small arched garden bridge.
Reno's Ice Cream & Water Ice presents a varied selection of frozen treats, all handmade on-site in the family owned and operated sweets shop. Sixteen different flavors of hand-dipped ice cream arrive on chariots of cake, sugar, and waffle cones alongside portions of soft serve, milkshakes, and ice-cream cakes. Sundaes show off toppings of candy and fruit, from dark orange crumbles of Butterfinger to bursts of crushed cheery, and water ice displays itself in eight different flavors. Reno's is open from noon until midnight, making it the perfect place for a late-night snack or a showdown with the boogeyman.
In Vallé Cucina’s kitchen, chefs form fresh jumbo lump crabmeat into thick patties, pan-sear them to a golden-brown hue, and drizzle their crispy crusts with beurre blanc. The eatery’s crab cakes have been hailed by Delaware Today as the city’s best for several years running. Vallé Cucina’s classic Italian entrees are held to the same high standard: chefs hand-roll gnocchi and drizzle them with slow-simmered tomato sauce, and accent dry-aged steaks with elegant flourishes such as peppercorn brandy cream sauce and blue cheese. Servers recommend selections from Vallé Cucina’s vast wine list to enhance steaks or Trevi Fountain reproductions.
Although Frazzberry is nestled in Pike Creek Shopping Center, it was inspired by the West Coast’s proliferation of frozen-yogurt shops. As in many California fro-yo establishments, Frazzberry visitors construct their own desserts from an eclectic choice of flavors, such as chocolate, wild strawberry, and birthday cake. Each creamy flavor is crafted with Grade A milk and active yogurt cultures. To crown their confections, patrons peruse a buffet of toppings ranging from fresh fruit and syrups to crumbles of Heath bar and peanut-butter crunch.
Neither Henry nor Carol Huffman, the founders of Cheese Chalet, had any idea that their future careers would be in gourmet dairy products when they first married. Henry was teaching Spanish at the University of Delaware when their local cheese shop closed down in 1976. Though the two began joking about opening their own shop, jokes soon turned to discussion, discussion turned to planning, planning turned to knock-knock jokes, and within a few months, the pair officially opened their first shop. Today, with Henry and Carol still at the helm, their staff of seven seasoned employees prepares fresh deli-style takeout meals and catering trays as they maintain the store’s stock of bulk and prepackaged cheeses from around the world.
Fresh! We bake all night so our guests can enjoy the freshest products all day. Over a dozen gourmet coffee flavors, twenty signature muffin varieties, made-to-order egg-white breakfast sandwiches, six delicious soups, two dozen signature sandwiches and the freshest salad choices around. Life is Ruff - We make it better.