Fine Dining Writer Rebecca Cahilly’s passion for food is nearly as intense as her passion for travel, so she tries to combine both whenever possible. “I’ve always been a stickler for great service and fresh, not frozen, food,” she says, “With two small children, going out is a rare and special occasion, so this criteria is now an imperative.” When she’s not dodging spoonfuls of ketchup during family outings to Chick-Fil-A, she and her husband are most likely to be found enjoying a quiet meal and a bottle of the house’s finest at these secret date-night spots.
Canyon Southwest Café, Fort Lauderdale
place I go to discuss existentialism while worshipping a Prickly Pear Margarita.
The Field Irish Pub & Eatery, Dania Beach
The closest we get here to frolicking in a meadow while a shoeless fiddler plays on.
Greek Islands Taverna, Fort Lauderdale
Two words: Lamb Chops.
Café Vico,Fort Lauderdale
Our first date was at Café Vico. Yes, we are married now – and Chef Marco greets us like family every time we stop in.
buccan, Palm Beach
The unique “see-and-be-seen” place whose small dishes never fail to delight the senses. One of my Best New Restaurants of 2011.
Our Friday Night Family Fun spot; love these burgers and the fact that they are all natural!
Garlic (abundantly available, thank goodness)
I begin nearly all my dishes with a clove.
Water for the table?
The answer to the eternal question: Sparkling or Still? Sparkling, always.