Baton Rouge’s boldest adventures in food

Move over, meat and three. Today’s top culinary experiences in the Capital City give you something worth sinking your fork into. Whether it’s a supper social with a sophisticated menu or an opportunity to learn cutting-edge techniques, there are more ways than ever to stir up a meal to savor.

Cover story MAINThe gourmet revolution: Food prep and presentation is finessed in home kitchens as everyday cooks kick it up a notch

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One night only: Dining out takes on a new dimension with elevated fare in unexpected venues

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A deliciously raw deal: The down and dirty on Louisiana’s favorite mollusk

Nino’s Chef Elton Hyndman added wild boar to his dinner menu last fall as the centerpiece of a bolder new Bolognese pasta entrée. The dish combines the meat with oven-roasted marinara, demi-glace and Parmesan and mascarpone cheeses over fresh housemade spaghetti.

Feasts of the Southern wild: More and more local restaurants are getting into the game with dishes featuring exotic meats

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Weeknight wines: Ever wondered what your neighbors are drinking on a Wednesday? These unfussy, affordable bottles are versatile and appealing.