Want to dine, indulge and bask in Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis's favorite hotel restaurants? You got it. Travel Channel and Oyster.com found out where Giada's favorite hotel restaurants are in various cities across the US, and now we’re salivating. Here are the best dishes from this star’s go-to hot spots.
Giada’s take: "It's another restaurant from Jose Andres, who has restaurants in Washington, D.C. Great traditional and modern Spanish tapas." The best dishes include Mediterranean mussels with olive oil, vinegar and pimentón; King Crab with raspberries and raspberry vinegar; and Delta Farm Green Asparagus with labneh and macadamia nuts.
Giada’s take: "The Delano Hotel is one of the grooviest and hippest hotels in South Beach. Have a mojito!" Some of the top dishes are the ceviche of the day, with red onions, cilantro, jalapeño and smoked salmon mousse; the salmon carpaccio with tapioca caviar, lemon, chives and olive oil; and the caramelized octopus with garlic, shallots, Dijon mustard and black olive potato salad.
Giada’s take: "Fantastic place to stay." Some of the top dishes are the Cappesante Dorate Con Porcini with seared sea scallops, porcini mushrooms and parmigiano-reggiano; Gamberi E Cannellini with poached shrimp, cannellini beans, pomini tomato and basil; Insalata di carciofi with porcini, ruchetta e pecorino sardo–sautéed artichokes and porcini mushrooms, wilted arugula and Sardinian pecorino.
Giada’s Take: "Spectacular view of the city." Best dishes include tuna sashimi and green papaya slaw with wasabi and pickled ginger; charred mango salsa with organic blue corn chips; and hummus and mixed olives with rustic bread crisps.
Giada’s take: "Vibrant, classy." Best dishes include the Pacific or domestic oysters, littleneck clams with mignonette; and chicken kebab minced chicken with spice on sugar cane and tamarind mint sauce.