Two Central and South American restaurants serve food that explodes stereotypes of Latino cuisine.
by Pam George Published September 18, 2008 at 05:55 AM
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So you don’t feel like messing your kitchen. Here’s help.
KitchenAid on the fritz? Burnt your last dozen soufflés? Worry not. Local businesses offer gourmet cooking without the shopping, prepping and, well, cooking that’s normally required.
Chef Kris Etze is Abracadinner (Lewes, 228-6125, www.abracadinner.com). For her clients, she prepares vacuum-sealed meals such as spicy manicotti with fresh tomato sauce, red peppers and aged cheeses. “I’m all about cooking fresh and organic whenever I can,” says Etze, who tailors menus to tastes and diets.
Men are allowed at My Girlfriend’s Kitchen (1227 Quintilio Drive, Bear, 834-1720), but the relaxed atmosphere really does resemble a girlfriend’s kitchen. “We have love seats in the middle of the floor,” says manager Tiffany Gilmore. MGK specializes in ready-to-cook family entrées that you can prepare on site, pick up fully prepared or have delivered. Sesame orange chicken tenders are big hits, as is Gilmore’s favorite: orange-cranberry glazed tilapia.
At Super Suppers (3619 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 478-5935), customers can zip out with a month’s worth of dinners or hang out to prepare meals from ingredients and equipment on hand. Private parties are big, says co-owner Cathy Hagan of the Wilmington store. Dishes change monthly, but a few favorites generally stay, such as Asian flank steak and vegetarian lasagna.
Celebrity Kitchens (1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 427-2665) is like dinner and a show. Dinners are created tableside by chefs such as Julio Lazzarino from Deep Blue—or by you. “Some of the chefs are closet comedians,” says owner Cindy Weiner. “They want the guests to have fun.” Entreés range from sushi to filet mignon. Best of all, wine is free with each course. —Matt Amis