Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining In: Local Restaurant Recipes

Dining out is enjoyable, but wouldn't you like to make restaurant quality meals at home? Better yet, why not make the exact dishes you have enjoyed at your favorite local restaurants. Moffly Media looked to the area chefs and restaurateurs for recipes to their most popular dishes and they were happy to oblige. We have collected them all in our virtual recipe box and organized them by contributor and category. Bon appetit!


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Black Mission Fig Tartlet

Contributed by: Osianna Taverna
Cusine: Italian
# of Servings: 4

For crust:

  • 1/2 stick butter, soft
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour

For filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 black mission figs, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  1. Combine butter with sugar, vanilla and flour in medium bowl, and knead into homogenous dough.
  2. Line four greased tartlet pans with dough and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  4. Combine cream cheese with sugar, egg and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  5. Spread mixture over tartlet dough in pans.
  6. Arrange sliced figs on top in overlapping circular pattern.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees and bake for 25 more minutes.
  9. Serve warm with a scoop of gelato.



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