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Ciro’s tasting menu highlights hidden jewel’s offering

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In Delaware, status is bestowed to those with low-digit license plates, an address in the 19807 zip code and beachfront property. But in culinary circles, you can display your cultural or financial wealth by posting your tasting menu on Facebook. At Snuff Mill Restaurant, Butchery & Wine Bar, the “Off the Chain” six-course menu runs $200 per person sans wine. The …

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What it’s like to eat at Bardea Steak

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  We fully intended to get a steak. After all, that’s what carnivores normally do when visiting a steakhouse. But once we entered Bardea Steak’s sleek space, we succumbed to the allure of the unexpected. And there’s much that’s surprising about the new Market Street restaurant in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The steakhouse quietly opened this week with nary a phone …

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Bardea Steak’s ‘meat kingdom’ wows guests during soft opening

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In any good story, the main characters face an obstacle or two. In this tale, restaurateur Scott Stein and chef Antimo DiMeo, founders of Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington, encountered more than their share while opening another restaurant. Take, for instance, an unexpected pandemic, rising food costs and supply chain issues. These adversaries seemingly conspired to keep the partners …

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Rosenfeld’s Big Fish opens in Brandywine Hundred

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  Warren Rosenfeld is asking Brandywine Hundred residents for a bit of patience. The new Rosenfeld’s Big Fish in North Wilmington is not the Washington, D.C.-area native’s first restaurant. Still, it has faced modern obstacles, namely staffing shortages, supply chain issues and backups in permits and licenses. The combination restaurant, deli and market on Marsh Road had a soft opening May 12, …

Opening of Grain in Trolley Square reminder of changes there

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  The opening of Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen on Wednesday, May 11, is another feather in Trolley Square’s party hat. The stretch between N. DuPont Street and N. Scott Street is a hipster hive that can hold its own against most fun hubs in the state. But it wasn’t always that way. Here’s a look at what is and …

Hamilton’s brings elegant fare to Newark’s Main Street

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  Hamilton’s on Main features this dining room on the front of the first floor.   For months, Newark residents and visitors impatiently waited for Hamilton’s on Main to open its doors. The anticipation grew when the restaurant hosted a private party last December, but an unexpected HVAC issue forced the hungry public to practice patience. The wait is finally over. Hamilton’s …

Wine, dine with Italian count at Milford’s Benvenuto

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Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio   It’s not every day that Milford-area diners get to dine with a count. But on Friday, March 18, Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio will be showcasing his wines at Benvenuto, a Milford restaurant.  The count and the restaurant are a perfect pairing, said Diego Lascano, the restaurant’s wine and beverage director.  “We are a …

Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes

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Bardea Food + Drink is one of the restaurants trying a temporary surchange to help them beat inflation. Photo by Valeria Boltneva/Pexels Since Valentine’s Day was on a Monday, many restaurants had four nights of solid reservations. The business was welcome, considering that most experienced a disastrous January due to mask mandates, bitterly cold weather and ailing staff. But a …

3 courses for $30: Newark Restaurant Week returns

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Newark dining spots start their annual winter Restaurant Week specials Friday, Jan. 20.     Development in downtown Newark has turned the college town into a dining destination, and you can witness that firsthand during the 2022 Newark Restaurant Week, which runs Jan. 20-26. Participating establishments will offer three-course dinners for $30. The event has been a much-loved winter promotion since …

Food & fun: Music, games on menu at many Delaware restaurants

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Shrimpy’s Bar & Grill in Rehoboth has sold out 55 weekends in a row, which the owner credits to singer Bryan Clark performing. Melissa Ferraro is an innate event planner. Credit her tenure as president of Rolling Thunder, a Delaware food truck association. The owner of Outlandish also has Sonora in Newark. But having a bricks-and-mortar location hasn’t changed the need to “put …