On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada DeLaurentiis visits Emeril's Delmonico, where Emeril Lagasse is serving dishes like Crispy Pork Cheek with Creole Dirty Rice and Roast Chicken Bonne Femme, in New Orleans, LA.
If you want a classic meal in a timeless Chicago environment, the Chop House is where to go. Giada loves the petit filet and gets a kick out of the photo walls: one with all the town's mayors, one with all its gangsters.
When Giada ended her weekend getaway to Miami she finished at The Pelican Café. The café wows tourists with their diverse take on coastal fare from Italy to the Peruvian Coast. Make it a Pelican double by reserving one of their eclectic and funky decorated hotel rooms.
Cap off a day of sightseeing with dinner at Zin, where farm-fresh produce, local wines and homegrown ingredients are the stars of the menu. If there's a long wait for a table, Giada recommends grabbing a seat at the bar and ordering zinfandel-glazed barbecue-beef short ribs with mashed potatoes.
Emporio Rulli's dessert cases offer an array of delicious Italian treats, including mixed berry tortes and limoncello cakes. But come the holidays, Giada wants none other than the panettone Milanese. The sweet, buttery bread is unlike any other. As she says, "this is love."
Todos Santos in Santa Fe is known both for its delicious handmade chocolates and its inventive Day of the Dead-inspired decor, making it a prime spot for Giada's Weekend Getaways. Giada helped herself to a variety of treats made with a special French dark chocolate known as Valrhona.
Host of Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada De Laurentiis travels to Newport Vineyards, in Middletown, RI, to visit the largest grower of wine grapes in New England.
Foreign Cinema in San Francisco offers dinner and a movie with style — customers can watch classic films while enjoying dishes like oysters and fried chicken. Giada is a big fan of the brunch menu, and she thought the baguette French toast was soft, creamy and delicious.
Giada De Laurentiis, host of Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways grabs a slice of Wood-oven pizza in a Western setting at Old Yellowstone Garage.
Looking for a place to stop between wineries? Giada recommends Nappy Valley's Round Pond Estate olive mill to learn about artisanal olive oils and how they're made. Book a tour and tasting, or drop in during the summer months for a sampling of the estate's olive oils and red wine vinegars.
Sonsie is "perfect for people watching and gourmet pizza," Giada observed. The restaurant has many delicious dishes but is known for pizza made in a brick oven. Athough pies change seasonally, some are served year-round, like the Corn, Cheddar, Brie, Smoked Bacon, and Scallion Pizza that Giada ate.