I am getting ready for the holidays here at Il Ristorante. I have been working with my kitchen crew to prepare some special holiday menus that I am very excited to share with everyone. I am always excited for the holiday time because even though it is cold, spirits are high and people want to connect with each other. What better way to enjoy time with your family and loved ones than over a meal? Holidays and food always go together and I love the comfortable feeling of simple, honest, classic food. I think that comfort food always evokes a feeling of home and that is what the holidays are about.