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.
Start your Sonoma experience off with a visit to the American Center for Wine, Food & Arts. Take in art exhibits, cooking classes and the three-acre edible garden. Once you've worked up an appetite, stop by the property's restaurant, like Giada did, for a glass of wine and a freshly prepared lunch.
Giada De Laurentiis hits our nation's capital for Zola, serving exciting new American cuisine in Washington DC, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, host Giada DeLaurentiis grabs a cup of coffee at The Flying Goat Coffee, brewing coffee in Healdsburg, CA.
When Giada goes to Vail, Colo., she stops at this local favorite. Sitting on a deck overlooking the majestic views of Gore Creek, guests can savor award-wining modern cuisine and libations. Sweet Basil is a lovely lunch spot, with a creative seasonal menu of plates like Seared Rocky Mountain Trout.
There are plenty of fantastic places to shop and eat at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, and one of Giada’s favorites is the French Crêpe Co. The specialty: a dessert crepe spread richly with Nutella. According to Giada, it’s the perfect breakfast for a vacation.
There's no better place to enjoy an amazing sunset than at The Sunset Restaurant. Giada is a huge fan of the sangria, calling it ''sweet, refreshing and absolutely perfect.'' Try the restaurant's most delicious meals: Fish and Chips for dinner and the Crème Brulée for dessert.
For handcrafted, traditional Italian gelato that Giada calls "rich, dense and super creamy," head to Cold Fusion in Newport, R.I. Visit the store for a sampling of the latest flavors, or look for prepackaged pints in more than 20 locations throughout New England.
If the 10 burgers on the Burger Bar menu don't make your mouth water, you can build your own from nine burger bases, six types of buns and 46 toppings, with eight kinds of fries. Giada opted for a Turkey Burger with provolone, avocado and pickled green tomatoes on ciabatta with sweet potato fries.
The dynamic menu at Oleana is a "mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, lots of influences from Spain, a little bit from Italy, Moroccan [and] Armenian." Giada indulged in a diary-free Almond Cremolata and Warm Chocolate Panino so delicious she thought, "I've died and gone to heaven."
Owned by three Italian brothers, Trattoria Grappolo is "a restaurant that's full of life." Giada was enchanted with this vibrant "traditional Southern Italian trattoria" that serves hearty portions of authentic southern Italian food, including "a very special dish called Rollino Vento."
The rustic decor of SantaCafe in Santa Fe isn't just for show — the building is actually more than 150 years old and houses a 40-foot well. When Giada came here for dinner on her weekend getaway, she made sure to try the famous roasted Chiles Rellenos with chipotle cream sauce and mango salsa.
At La Boca in Santa Fe, Chef James Caruso specializes in authentic Spanish Tapas, small plates with appetizers such as fried Marcona almonds and bruschetta with crimini mushrooms. Giada thought her meal was nothing short of "phenomenal'' when she stopped by on a weekend getaway.