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Take a peek at Bardea Steak’s new tasting menu

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

From now until New Year‚Äôs Day, many revelers will throw calories to the wind, and there‚Äôs no better place to indulge than¬†Bardea Steak, which recently launched a chef‚Äôs tasting menu that is perfect for holiday dining‚ÄĒand Valentine‚Äôs Day. The downtown Wilmington restaurant, located next to the critically acclaimed¬†Bardea Food & Drink, offers the multicourse menu for $150 per person. (Add …

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What it’s like to eat at Bardea Steak

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

  We fully intended to get a steak. After all, that‚Äôs what carnivores normally do when visiting a steakhouse. But once we entered¬†Bardea Steak‚Äôs¬†sleek space, we succumbed to the allure of the unexpected. And there‚Äôs much that‚Äôs surprising about the new Market Street restaurant in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The steakhouse quietly opened this week with nary a phone …

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Bardea Steak’s ‘meat kingdom’ wows guests during soft opening

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

In any good story, the main characters face an obstacle or two. In this tale, restaurateur Scott Stein and chef Antimo DiMeo, founders of Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington, encountered more than their share while opening another restaurant. Take, for instance, an unexpected pandemic, rising food costs and supply chain issues. These adversaries seemingly conspired to keep the partners …

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Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bardea Food + Drink is one of the restaurants trying a temporary surchange to help them beat inflation. Photo by Valeria Boltneva/Pexels Since Valentine‚Äôs Day was on a Monday, many restaurants had four nights of solid reservations. The business was welcome, considering that most experienced a disastrous January due to mask mandates, bitterly cold weather and ailing staff. But a …

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Bardea’s new venture: Tacos in DE.CO food court

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Headlines

Bardea Food & Drink has opened a taco stand in Wilmington’s DE.CO food court. Photo courtesy of Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III.   Before a restaurant opens for service, the staff often gather for a family meal. More often than not, the food is a departure from the regular menu. For instance, at¬†Bardea Food & Drink¬†in downtown Wilmington, an Italian concept, …

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Wilmington’s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy PriceFood, Headlines

Bardea’s chef Antimo¬†DiMeo¬†and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …

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Bardea owners to open Market Street steakhouse in ’22

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

One of the steaks cooked by Bardea Chef Antimo DiMeo   In 2019, partners Scott Stein and Chef Antimo DiMeo were poised to bring another restaurant to Market Street in downtown Wilmington. They already owned¬†Pizzeria Bardea¬†and¬†Bardea Food & Drink, an Italian-inspired restaurant that helped spark the Market Street renaissance. The new project, however, was a departure. ‚ÄúWe knew we wanted …