In this special weekly feature, TODAY food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
THIS WEEK: We’ve “stolen” a recipe from Chef Carlyn Berghoff of 17/west at the Berghoff in Chicago, Illinois. This dish uses a classic pan-searing technique for fish and pairs it with the tangy twist of Tabasco. It’s simple and delicious - the recipe is tailored for a larger group, so the whole family (and friends) can come together to enjoy!
1PfalsefalseAbout the chef: As a fourth-generation member of one of Chicago’s most prominent restaurant families, Carlyn Berghoff had a passion for food that was nurtured from the womb. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has used her degree in Hospitality Business from Florida International University to open the doors to 17/west at the Berghoff. The menu at 17/west is described as “tradition with a twist”; it’s comprised of contemporary European cuisine and German favorites – dishes such as Bratwurst, Weiner Schnitzel, and Sauerbraten are always crowd pleasers.
Carlyn and her mother, Jan, have written "The Berghoff Family Cookbook," a collection of 150 of the best-loved, traditional Berghoff recipes. The book, set to release on September 5th, features first-time published recipes, entertaining tips, beautiful photography, and the story of four generations of Berghoff family history revolving around great food.
Carlyn uses her culinary expertise for her favorite project: raising healthy children and teaching them to love food and develop nutritious eating habits.
17/west at the Berghoff
17 W. Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Tabasco Broth is served at 17/west at the Berghoff for $14.95.
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