Robert's favorite appetizers are highlighted, many of which are found in Las Vegas, including the eggplant stack at Martorano's, the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, and Strip House's potato sampler. Also: Robert visits a Peruvian restaurant in Miami; has lobster salad in Long Beach; and cooks lobster popovers with Lydia Shire in Boston.
Robert dines on griddled brioche and caramel flan at Normans in Orlando; treats his dad to a gourmet meal for his 88th birthday at Eddie V's Prime Seafood; and accompanies a famous food critic to Ravello for veal milanaise, stuffed olives and creste pasta.
Eclectic restaurants in the Big Apple are visited, including the health-conscious Dimes in Chinatown, where Robert dines with Boy George. Also: Maiale heritage pork chops and unique pastas are on the menu at Tribeca's Tutto il Giorno; and fries with a Vietnamese sauce are served at Pommes Frite.
Robert visits Taverna Opa in Orlando for Greek cuisine, including the restaurant's specialty kleftiko; and in New York City, he has tuna tartare, Brussels sprouts with bacon, potato au gratin and a twist on the bone-in rib eye at BLT Steak. Also: Pro golfer Chris DiMarco joins Robert for St. Louis ribs, baked cheese grits and banana dream pudding.
Robert is served whole snapper in a bouillabaisse sauce with fennel and potato while visiting Manhattan, where he also dines on Spanish octopus and an elegant mushroom salad. Later, he eats a Grand Marnier soufflé in Hollywood; and spends time with a famed restaurateur known for her lobster popovers in Boston.
A trip to Boston begins with the Atlantic Fish Company, where Robert dines on Chilean sea bass, lobster ravioli and Atlantic cod with comedian Steve Sweeney. Later, he visits Abe and Louie's steakhouse; and visits the kitchen of Legal Sea Foods.
Conclusion. Robert's culinary tour of Orlando continues with a trip to Restaurant Row, where he dines at the Pharmacy, which is reminiscent of a speakeasy. Other highlights include a Spanish steakhouse; Cuban comfort food; music at B.B. King's Blues Club; and a drink to end the night at Minus5 Ice Bar.
Part 1 of 2. Robert's favorite places to eat are visited when he goes home to Orlando. Included: pub grub served at the Rusty Spoon; Emeril Lagasse's Polynesian fusion cuisine featured at Universal CityWalk; the upscale food and extensive wine selection at Luma on Park; and the farm-to-table approach of Txokos Basque.
Robert's trip to Miami begins with a meal shared with five fitness trainers at Azul. Later, he learns how to make seafood stew at Emilio and Gloria Estefan's Cuban restaurant Larios on the Beach; and for dinner, he explores the menu and eats local snapper at Scarpetta.