• Kelli Kirkland, recent winner of the Food Network’s, Worst Cooks In America competition.

    Kelli’s favorite restaurant is in Gordan Ramsay’s Hotel London in West Hollywood.  She is crazy for the Sweet Corn Tortellini and Brussels Spouts.

    Kelli Kirkland, recent winner of the Food Network’s, Worst Cooks In America competition.
  • Brook & Nick, of The Tripel

    The chef/owner couple love going to either Sakura on centinella or Fresh in the Box for casual sushi. The main draw, other than sushi, is that their 4 year old kid can’t get enough teriyaki salmon and cucumber salad! Talk about a chefs’ kid.

    Brook & Nick, of The Tripel
  • Chef Kamil Majer

    At Terroni in Los Angeles he gets the Spaghetti ea’ Muddica—homemade spaghetti with anchovies, black olives, cherry tomatoes, capers, bread crumbs and parsley.  He loves the saltiness of the anchovies with the sweetness of the tomatoes, among perfectly cooked pasta and the crunch of the bread crumbs.

    Chef Kamil Majer
  • Chef Jason Rivas

    Anthony’s Restaurant and Lounge, located in Old Town Murrieta.  It is a little Italian eatery set within an office building that serves classic Italian, with a upscale presentation. A cozy, warm, inviting and with the back drop of live crooner music.  I always have Calamari Fritti, Insalata di Caesar, followed by the Cannelloni (filled with beef, mushroom and spinach).  Then you cannot forget the cannoli; it is nice, rich, with a crispy crust that just flakes apart.

    Chef Jason Rivas
  • Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee

    Having grown up here in Encinitas…my favorite will always be Roberto’s, Alberto’s or Juanita’s. If I ever get on the show, the best thing I ever ate…it will be a carne asada burrito from there.

    Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee
  • Chef Michael Fiorelli

    Some of my favorite restaurants and dishes include:  Pizzeria Mozza:  The anchovy pizza and butterscotch budino; Real Food Daily: The supreme burrito; Ink: Brussel Sprouts with crispy pig ears and lardo, and Bay Cities Italian Deli: The Godmother.

    Chef Michael Fiorelli
  • Erasmo Rodriguez

    I like street vendor bacon wrap hot dog’s after a good night at the club’s or tacos from a food truck’s am a simple guy but if I have time I like the french dip at Philippe’s at Philippe the original in downtown L.A. across from Union Station “Awesome”!!!!

    Erasmo Rodriguez
  • Dakota Weiss

    Lately I have been LOVING Baco Mercat which just opened up downtown, and a “must try” is the Chicken and Waffles and the Pork Shank Crepinette

    Dakota Weiss
  • Welcome to the Restaurant Whisperers

    The Restaurant Whisperers provides “behind the menu” video tours of local restaurants throughout Southern California. Our “webisodes” showcase California chefs and their creations, providing our viewers expert (start to finish) cooking lessons, restaurant recipes, and an opportunity to get to know who is cooking what in California!

    Welcome to the Restaurant Whisperers

Chefs Creations…

New Year’s Eve at Roy’s Restaurants!

Roy’s Restaurant is offering a spectacular four-course dinner that is available for one night only on New Year’s Eve.  Guests can choose one item for each course, to include an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée and dessert.  Available during normal … [Read More...]

Enjoy Dinner at Roy’s This Holiday Season!

Roy’s fine dining restaurants prove to be the perfect location for dinner and special celebrations.  The elegant dining room is filled with aloha spirit, and speaking about spirits, the cocktail menu is creatively splashed with specialty cocktails … [Read More...]

Nine-Ten Port Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Are you taking your sweetie out for dinner in February?  If so, you may wish to consider the multiple award winning restaurant in La Jolla, Nine-Ten.  A few of their awards include: Trip Advisor Honors ranks in the Top 5 of all restaurants in La … [Read More...]

Seasons 52 – Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon

Happy 2013!  To support your new year diet adventure, enjoy this roasted cedar plank recipe from the highly acclaimed UTC restaurant, Seasons 52.  This new concept-driven venue (no dish contains over 475 calories) brings healthy seasonal dining, an … [Read More...]

Eddie V’s Sauteed Lemon Sole

Your New Year’s dinner will be in great hands with this lemon sole recipe from Eddie V’s in La Jolla.  However, if you decide your evening should be celebrated out on the town, Eddie V’s is offering Nantucket Bay Scallops. From now until mid-January, … [Read More...]

Chef Bruce Nguyen of Bashi restaurant

Chef Bruce Nguyen of Bashi restaurant located in Terranea Resort shares his wok skills and most delicious recipe for his very popular shaking beef dish.  Terranea Resort is located on the bluffs of Palos Verdes and is simply perfect in every way!  … [Read More...]

Seared Rare Ahi Tuna From L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540

Are you cooking for the holidays?? Here is a delicious Ahi Tuna recipe from L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540. KITCHEN 1540 will offer a special Christmas dinner menu inspired by the principals of sustainability and presented in Chef Scott Dolbee's … [Read More...]

Islands Restaurants Holiday Offerings!

After a long day of holiday shopping, Islands Restaurant is the perfect spot for a casual meal.  For the tired and frazzled shopper, a special coffee drink might be in order.  Enjoy this recipe for the holidays from the popular west coast Islands … [Read More...]

Raffioli De Herbe Vantazati, Venice, Rome

A Traditional Dish-Italian Cheese Ravioli-Straight from Venice!  We are delighted to share this recipe from a lovely restaurant in Venice, Bistrrot De Venise.  Their classic Italian dishes are remarkable and can be reproduced at home with just a … [Read More...]

Antonello Ristorante – Seafood Stew-Cioppino

Since 1979 Antonello Ristorante has captured the essence of Old World authenticity with a new Italian cuisine - Cucina Nostalgica Italiana. The authentically Italian Dishes, made with freshest ingredients, are created by Executive Chef, Salvatore … [Read More...]