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Learning To ACE It In The Kitchen

Learning To ACE It In The Kitchen

When Betsy Harrison’s culinary arts students first arrive in her kitchen at the Alternative Center for Education (ACE), they usually don’t even know how to properly slice a tomato. In no time, however, some are preparing stuffed chicken breasts – with Betsy’s special recipe of ricotta cheese, spinach and a touch of nutmeg.

May 2012
Hotel Food? Never Been Better

Hotel Food? Never Been Better

Four Vero Beach upscale-dining restaurants are housed within popular barrier island hotels. While these upscale dining establishments cater to their guests – and add to the splendor of their stay – they also welcome and promote their menus, service and ambience to the wider Vero Beach community.

April 2012
Eat Local, Eat Fresh

Eat Local, Eat Fresh

At growing numbers of mostly beachside eateries, produce on the plate on any given afternoon was clinging to the earth that very same morning – or at least as much of it harvested from nearby fields. The buy-local phenomenon noticeably improves the taste of many a dish while reducing our collective carbon footprint.

March 2012
The Riviera Comes To Ocean Drive

The Riviera Comes To Ocean Drive

Nice, the lovely port city on the French Riviera, has strong cultural roots in both France and Italy. The city was actually a dominion of Italy until the mid-19th century, when it officially became part of France. Strong influences of the authentic cuisines of both countries, with an emphasis on seafood, provide the perfect blend for the local cuisine.

March 2012
Down in the Cellar with Bob

Down in the Cellar with Bob

Precious few people truly know their grapes like wine connoisseur Bob Roth. His show, Seller to Cellar, has been a staple on local cable channel WWCI 10 for a decade now. And what some of his devout fans may already know, the rest of us could stand to learn – especially if a candlelight dinner is part of our Valentine’s Day plans.

February 2012
Valentine’s Day Rendezvous

Valentine’s Day Rendezvous

Valentine’s Day, the holiday that celebrates love with cards, flowers and chocolates, is best topped off with a romantic dinner.

February 2012
A Soup for the Cool Season

A Soup for the Cool Season

Hearty soups are the ultimate comfort food for cooler temperatures. Serve them with a green salad, add a loaf of crusty bread or a basket of light biscuits or cornbread muffins, and the meal is complete.

January 2012
Italian Inspiration On Easter Lily Lane

Italian Inspiration On Easter Lily Lane

Citrus Grillhouse is getting recognized – for its food, style and, of course, for its spectacular view.

December 2011
Seafood For All Seasons

Seafood For All Seasons

The rich variety of seafood teeming in the waters off the Florida coast makes it a popular choice when dining out or eating at home.

November 2011
Blue Skies and Brewgrrs

Blue Skies and Brewgrrs

Rob Cobun is not an impulsive guy. He systematically plans and carefully researches before he acts. And so it was only natural that he painstakingly thought out all aspects of his new Vero Beach restaurant, including the concept, name, menu, décor, and even placement of the tables and booths.

September 2011