About Rick Tramonto

Rick Tramonto

Rick Tramonto has garnered countless awards for his work at Trio, Brasserie T, and Tru in Chicago, including being recognized as a Food & Wine Best New Chef and as Best Chef: Midwest Region by the James Beard Foundation. He’s also the author of eight cookbooks and has appeared on Top Chef MastersIron ChefOprah, and Today, among others. Tramonto lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Eileen, and their children.

Four individual baking dishes with mac and cheese, topped with truffles

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Grilled Porterhouse Steak

Grilled Porterhouse Steak

The porterhouse is a generous steak when it comes to flavor and size. Here it’s slathered in oil, topped with chopped garlic and herbs, and grilled.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
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Gorgonzola Dolce with Roasted Pears

Gorgonzola Dolce with Roasted Pears

Mild and oh so creamy, Gorgonzola dolce gussies up a cheese course with honeyed roast pears to sweet effect. Certain to woo even stinky-cheese haters.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Ahi Tuna Cube with Toasted Black and White Sesame Seeds

Ahi Tuna Cube with Toasted Sesame Seeds

This Asian-inspired hors d-oeuvre is nothing more than small cubes of fresh raw tuna that are rolled in gently toasted white and black sesame seeds. Perfection.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
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Two metal cups and lids with soft polenta and forest mushrooms inside, on a white plate

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossible soft and then is topped with all types of sauteed mushrooms

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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