Entries by Taste-the-Love

Valentine’s Weekend Menu

Join Alpine for a Romantic Meal and a Little Night Music.  We will be serving a special Chef’s menu along with our everyday dinner menu.  Reservations are highly recommended.  770-410-9883 Valentine’s Weekend Menu February 13-15, 2015 Tuna Tartare Marinated Ahi Tuna stacked with diced tomato and avocado topped with a ginger-teriyaki glaze and toasted sesame seeds […]

Happy New Year…in America and Italy.

People celebrate the New Year all over the world, but that celebration varies based upon country, and culture. In America, New Year’s Eve Celebrations featuring champagne toasts, midnight kisses, rousing versions of “Auld Lang Syne,” and “ball drops” are staples… with a New Year’s Day synonymous with parades, football, and maybe a meal of black-eyed […]

New Year’s Eve 2014 Menu

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio thin sliced tuna on a chilled plate with shaved cucumber, carrot, capers, red onions, drizzled with spicy mustard, and served with crostini 15 Cauliflower and Winter Squash Soup 4 cup / 6 bowl Endive and Granny Smith Apple Salad Belgian white endive, golden raisins, Maytag blue cheese, candied walnuts, toasted walnut vinaigrette […]

Christmas Weekend Menu

Featured Menu for Dec. 19-21st Crab Bisque pureed with jumbo lump crab meat finished with a splash of sherry, served in a bread bowl 8 cup / 10 bowl Grilled Corn & Lobster Salad roasted potatoes, baby arugula, and applewood-smoked bacon tossed in herb balsamic vinnaigrette topped with lobster claw meat 12 Oysters Rockefeller Gulf […]

This Season, Spread Some Cookie Joy.

Nothing says, “Hello I like you,” better than cookies.  It’s impossible to pick a favorite so we bake lots of varieties that you can sample and purchase by the pound.  We’ll put them in a festive, Holiday wrapping so you can give them as gifts.  Perfect for your Guests, Hostess Gifts, Teacher Gifts, and to leave […]

A Macaroon is NOT a Macaron

Maybe you grew up with the American chewy, messy, probably chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons. And maybe you did a bit of a double take when you encountered the “new” almond macarons, which look nothing like the traditional macaroons you remember. Well not to worry, they are two different things. The words macaron and macaroon are not […]

The Rich, Earthy, Dramatic Pleasures of The Portobello

Portobello, pronounced [por-toh-BEHL-loh] is simply a brown crimini mushroom that has been allowed to continue growing up to 4″ – 6″ in diameter. As for the often heard variance in pronunciation between “Portobello vs. Portabella”; it turns out it has nothing to do with dialect, but instead is a reflection of a marketing decision that […]

It’s Thanksgiving … And We Baked.

Thanksgiving, an American tradition that dates back to the first harvest meal in 1621, began with a few pilgrims and a simple table with modest food. That was then. Today, it has turned into what can only be described as a day of feasting, family, and football… punctuated by thankfulness for our many blessings. Let’s […]

Some Like it Hot

No, this is not a post about Marilyn Monroe, or the iconic film Some Like It Hot starring Monroe along with actors Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. It’s a post about something hotter, spicier, and more delicious… Alpine’s Arrabbiata sauce. Arrabbiata sauce, or sugo all’arrabbiata in Italian, is a spicy sauce for pasta made from […]