Restaurant Recipes

Sauteed Mushrooms

Chef Arturo Mejia

Restaurant: Donovan's of Downtown | San Diego

Mushrooms are full of flavor and make for the perfect side dish. Now you can make delicious sauteed mushrooms at home, Donovan's style. This recipe pairs well with savory food, just the right addition to any steak, and it's perfectly capable of serving as a main course. Open a door to the possibilities and discover how flavorful mushrooms can really be.


Pacific Fire Shrimp

View of Downtown San Diego

Restaurant: Peohe's | San Diego

This hot and spicy appetizer will have you licking your fingers and asking for more! Shrimp, rice and a compound butter make up the majority of this simple dish. Add a twist on this recipe with your own spice mix or herbs.


New York Steak Alla Pizzaiola

Steak & Potato

Restaurant: De Medici | San Diego

A Vitale original family recipe, New York Steak Alla Pizzaiola, is a Southern Italian dish that packs a whole bunch of flavor. Restaurant owner Salvatore Vitale suggests the dish be served medium rare as to keep the steak juicy and tender. Enjoy this dish at your kitchen table with your family as the Vitales do in their home on Sundays. Toss in a full bodied Cabernet or a Nero D'Avola and you're set for a meal of epic proportion, flavor, and deliciousness.


Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Fondue Recipe

Table Setting

Restaurant: The Melting Pot - Gaslamp | San Diego

This cheese fondue appetizer is a fan-favorite among Melting Pot guests and staff alike.


The Whole Chicken

Restaurant: Foundation Room | Las Vegas

This recipe is for a whole chicken and is a great entree to make for any occasion. It serves two generous portions; great for a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner at home with accompaniments. Not only does the recipe create a delicious poultry plate, but the ingredients are nutritious as well, with diced onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, and mushrooms, just to name a few. Using the whole chicken allows picky chicken eaters to enjoy their favorite parts of the bird. With simply prepared ingredients masterfully mixed into a wonderful combination of textures and flavors, The Whole Chicken is bound to be a repeated recipe!


Pan Seared Halibut

Restaurant: Donovan's of Phoenix | Phoenix

This delicious recent addition to Donovan’s seafood selections was developed by Chef Robert Nixon. It consists of a large piece of halibut, sautéed to a golden brown, layered with julienned vegetables, a rich sauce and is topped with crunchy shoe-string potatoes. Serve it up at home in a wide, shallow bowl for a beautiful presentation.


Vegetable Biryani

Restaurant: Royal India | San Diego

A Northern Indian staple, the Vegetable Biryani is basmati rice paired with fresh vegetables, an authentic dish that everyone can enjoy. Serve this classic Indian dish alongside a table full of flavorful curries or alone for a hearty vegetarian meal. Simple and easy to make, the Vegetable Biryani is an Indian dish that anyone can make from their kitchen with simple ingredients at your local grocery store.


White Truffle Mac & Cheese

Patio Seating

Restaurant: Gaslamp Strip Club | San Diego

While the White Truffle Mac and Cheese is a mere side dish at the Gaslamp Strip Club--where steaks take center stage--the dish can certainly hold its own as a main course. Rich and creamy, with the unmistakable aroma of truffles, this decadent creation is a surprisingly easy dish to prepare.


Red Snapper and Manila Clams with Saffron Fennel Broth

Restaurant: Top of the World | Las Vegas

We can't figure out a way to bring Top of the World's stunning view to your kitchen, however we are able to bring the taste of Chef Mario Andreoni's delectable cuisine. This recipe, which pairs high quality seafood with a stunning fennel and saffron broth, is surprisingly easy to prepare and quick to complete. The Red Snapper and Manila Clams with Saffron Fennel Broth is enjoyed alongside a crisp white wine and is a dish that is ideal for a romantic dinner for two. Create this entree and wow your guest/s.


Cajun Seared Lamb Chops

Restaurant: Donovan's of La Jolla | San Diego

At Donovan's Steak and Chop House, the emphasis, is of course, on the steak. Yet while Executive Chef Sal Reynoso takes steak and potatoes seriously, he also has fun with other items on Donovan's menu. His Cajun Seared Lamb Chops, for example, combine feisty Cajun flavors with cool ranch dressing. The dish is served as an appetizer at the restuarant, but makes a hearty main course at home. It is easy to prepare and is sure to please.