Best Risotto

The Black Pearl

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Shanna Gillette
Best Risotto

This is the sleeper restaurant of the Bay area. I find myself wallowing in memories of their cuisine. And their white truffle lobster risotto is so creamy and flavorful you’ll luxuriate in every al dente bite. The entree portion is served with an entire perfect lobster tail on top, playfully flopping out of its shell. If your heart is set on it, please check in first because this dish is only a special, but not to be missed. 315 Main St., Dunedin, 727-734-3463, theblackpearlrestaurant.com.

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Jon Palmer Claridge

Jon Palmer Claridge—Tampa Bay's longest running, and perhaps last anonymous, food critic—has spent his life following two enduring passions, theatre and fine dining. He trained as a theatre professional (BFA/Acting; MFA/Directing) while Mastering the Art of French Cooking from Julia Child as an avocation. He acted...
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