Carpaccio di Capesante

Hey guys! I thought it would be nice to share an old recipe of mine that would be great during this time of year. Scallops happen to be one of my favorite “sea” ingredients to cook. They are extremely versatile, and can be eaten raw or cooked. My personal favorite? I love making scallop ceviche. I’ve made it in a few different ways, but this time I thought I would have a throw back to my scallop carpaccio dish. Super easy to make and definitely an impressive dish to make for guests or for a date night. 


Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 10 U/10DrySeaScallops
  • 3 Corn on the Cob (husks on)
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Pint of Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Capers
  • 1 oz Parsley
  • 1 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • Splash of Tabasco
  • Lemon Vinaigrette


  1. Roast Corn with Husks on, then cut corn from cob (If you don’t have time to roast the corn, just brown some thawed kernels in a pan to give them some extra flavor)
  2. Juice Limes
  3. Chop Parsley
  4. In mixing bowl toss roasted corn, lime juice, grape tomatoes, capers, chopped parsley, Olive oil, salt & pepper, & tabasco; set aside until ready to use
  5. Slice Scallops paper thin & arrange on plate in a circular formation, top with salad
  6. Drizzle plate with olive oil & lemon vinaigrette
  7. Garnish with parsley




The Catering Salon

Well guys, I have to admit, I LOVE PARTIES! What do I love about them? Planning the party, creating tablescapes and designing menus to fit any occasion. So it only made sense for me to branch into my NEW catering company, the Catering Salon! We now cater for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and pretty much any party you can think of. Whether the event is taking place in one of our restaurants or at another venue, we can cater and design an event just for you! Cool, right?!

I wanted to create an event production company that would work around anyone’s budget and vision. So, whether it’s a black-tie bar service or a casual aesthetic, we would take care of your needs from A-Z. 

Every booked event will receive a complimentary tasting as well, which I think is so great! Sometimes I find that when planning parties you don’t really know what you’re getting until you’re actually enjoying your party! With Catering Salon, you get to be a part of the party process all along the way. 



We have two menus to choose from, a Three Course and a 4 Course. Both menus include butler passed hors d’oeuvres and include cake cutting or champagne wedding toasts if it’s a special event. I’m really proud of the team we have created for the Catering Salon and can’t wait to spend your important celebrations together! 

To learn more or to begin planning your event, shoot us an email! I’d love to hear your feedback and answer any questions you may have!

Exciting News!

Hey guys!

So we are officially 4 days away from our 4th Bocca Di Bacco location opening! I can’t begin to describe how gorgeous it is looking! We’ve revamped the previous Il Bastardo location and will now be featuring the Il Bastardo Brunch every weekend. The Enomatic wine systems are in, chandeliers are hung and the bar is glistening! Our opening party will be on April 8th & 9th from 6-8pm with an open bar and appetizers. Open bar means it’s time to party, right?! If you’d like to join us email I’d love to share this exciting time with all of you, so RSVP and come!!


In other exciting news, my first Food Network show premiers on April 7th at 9|8c! It’s called “Kitchen Casino” and I’ll be a judge alongside a few other familiar faces. Ladies, Bill Rancic is on there for one! It’s a really fun show so I hope you all tune in and let me know what you think!


That morning I’ll be whipping up a recipe on The Couch on CBS. What do you guys think I should make?

Looking forward to seeing you all for our opening party and feel free to ask my any questions! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @KristinSollenne!