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Sunday, May 16, 2010
This Mt. Lookout gem of a restaurant deserves local foodies' support.
Alas, I don't get over that way very often, but made it for dinner at Nectar with friends Saturday night.
Chef/Owner Julie Francis is a true locavore who lists the provenance of many dishes and ingredients. She selects locally grown, produced and/or created foods whenever possible. She's well known among many of the farmers and other purveyors of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana foods who sell at Findlay Market.
We had a light supper, with wine, that included the dishes above. At top is a Mediterranean sampler appetizer, followed by a delicious risotto (with mussels and clams, among other ingredients) and dessert of panna cotta topped with poached spring fruits -- strawberry and rhubarb, mostly.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.