A few weeks ago we were in Missouri and had dinner at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant. It was an amazing meal. I had their Chicken Florentine and vowed to make something similar. It has taken a few attempts but I have come up with something pretty close. The key is the Sherry I think. I found this lovely medium dry Barbadillo Oloroso. I chose it because I wanted something dry and smokey. This one fits the bill perfectly. It gives the cream sauce a subtle sweet nuttiness.
Well, if you have been wondering what the heck is going on for the last few days, Flo’s Kitchen blog has been undergoing some changes. I can’t help myself, just as with a pretty good recipe, I have to keep tweaking it until it’s really awesome. Same thing with this blog. It’s the geek in me.
This last week I moved to self hosting which will allow me more flexibility with how this website works. I can’t thank Jamii and Kenneth from my WordPress Work Along group enough for all their help. Hopefully things will be running smoothly in the next couple of days, so bear with me. I’ll be cooking and posting about FOOD again very soon.
We spent the weekend in Missouri visiting my husband’s cousins. It was a really nice getaway. So lovely with its green rolling hills, corn fields and fat happy cattle.
Whenever we visit we make a point to have dinner at a locally owned eatery, Luigi’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. The food is some of the most authentic Italian I have had here in the states. There is a reason. Chef Ari Dreshaj was born in Sicily and makes the dishes he grew up with. The menu is varied from pizza to spaghetti to Florentine and Alfredo dishes. The service is spot on and the atmosphere is friendly and warm. The restaurant is located on the historical square of downtown Liberty, Missouri, a destination in its own right. The square and surrounding area has unique boutiques, eateries and a couple of small museums.