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    I Am Quite “FOND” Of This New Fondue Haus in Downtown Boca

I Am Quite “FOND” Of This New Fondue Haus in Downtown Boca

Hello Foodie Friends,

Downtown Boca has a plethora of International cuisines from American, Italian & French to Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian – and now Swiss can be added to the mix.  After 19 long months of arduous renovations, the spot formerly known as Ovenella (Federal & 5th) finally completed their transformation into a beautiful Swiss Chalet and opened to the public on Tuesday Oct 20th.  I was amongst several local food bloggers to attend a special media dinner at The Little Chalet, organized by the restaurant’s PR Agency, the Gab Group.

The evening began with introducing the restaurant’s management team and giving us some background info on the company and its long standing origins from Brazil. We found out that we were sitting in their flagship US location, right here in Boca Raton.

The Little Chalet was born from a spark of love and passion and this love and passion is reflected in every detail you will find on your visit there. From delectable European style dishes and innovative fondues to impeccable service and a warm friendly staff.  The Little Chalet has a truly unique dining experience to share.

First opened in Brazil in 1979 by Antonio Agusto Marcellini, “Chalezinho” began as a quaint & charming boutique shop before turning quickly into the exceptional Prime Steak & Fondue Haus it has become today. Passed down from father to sons, the Little Chalet’s family has grown with new additions, while today each sharing the family’s same values and heartfelt approach as Antonio once did.

The Little Chalet believes in striving for perfection in everything they do.  They offer a well – rounded menu of classical American steakhouse items along with the European – inspired entrées. Widely known for their gourmet […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Boca Raton, fondue, food, wine|0 Comments|

DaVinci’s is D’vine, Part II

Hello Foodie Friends,

Back in December, my friend Shaina and I reviewed DaVinci’s shortly after they opened. (Click here to read that review.) Well, today I am pleased to share with you my latest review after being invited back to try some brand new items to commemorate their newly revamped menu executed by new Executive Chef, Ardany Rivas. Chef Rivas may be DaVinci’s new Executive Chef, but he is no stranger to the Carvelli Family. He has been working in the family owned restaurants since he joined them in 2005 working in Naples, FL and Wisconsin Dells, WI before coming to Boca to head up the kitchen.

“Ardany has worked with our family for more than ten years now, providing insight and inspiration for this location, as well as our other venues, so it made sense to move him into this role,” said Luigi Carvelli, who launched the restaurant with his family in September 2014. “Ardany shares the Carvelli family’s passion for delivering authentic Italian dishes that are prepared with the best, freshest, ingredients possible.  We are thrilled to have him managing the DaVinci’s of Boca kitchen full-time.”

Shortly after we sat down, GM Francesco came to our table and asked us about our wine preferences. Luckily we were able to agree on a bottle of Rosso di Montalcino, a wonderful baby Barolo.

First thing to arrive on our table was their yummy warm bread basket and trio of dipping sauces that I fell in love with the first time around. (The Mascarpone with lemon zest & thyme is my personal favorite). Thank goodness this is one thing that they did not change when they created a new menu, I am pleased to announce.

Francesco informed us that Chef would be preparing a special tasting menu for us highlighting some of the new menu […]

By |October 17th, 2015|food, Uncategorized, wine|0 Comments|
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