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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.
Bistro Grace has opened on Hamilton Avenue in the spot where Honey used to be. Here is the five-spice duck breast, quite tasty. Click on photo to visit the website. More to come on this welcome restaurant.
It's not ALL bad to have passed 60, but for the most part, it sucks. I hope not to rant and complain the entire time, but instead will make this a blog about the ups and (mostly) downs of encroaching old age. I'm still working, by the way, as a college prof at the University of Cincinnati. My other blog, www.healthyfoodies.blogspot.com, is about healthy eating.