Recently I went to Shanghai Red's Restaurant, but sadly Shanghai is no longer in Buffalo, NY. The good news is it's now Templeton Landing http://templetonlanding.com/. It was their opening night and the place is gorgeous. Templeton Landing offers contemporary American cuisine. We were greeted by Specialty Restaurants Corp. director of training, William Tallichet. They offer everything from seafood dishes and salads to ribs, and steaks. The same water fountain and fireplace are outside to greet you. The color scheme is blue - makes you feel like you're far away on a cruise ship. I ordered the crab cake appetizer and Veal Oskar as the entree. It was delicous! Each plate is a piece of art created by Executive Chef Norman Nichols, formerly executive chef of Seneca Niagara Casino, Harrah's Entertainment and Carnival Cruise Lines. From the window, I looked onto the large patio next to the water. There were at least eight fire pits! Templeton Landing is the only place I can think of in downtown Buffalo with fire pits! There's something so calming and beautiful about fire by the waterfront. They built a brand new bar too - very large! This is the hang out of the summer. Go grab a cocktail and appetizer after work, sit back and relax, enjoy the sunset over the water! Happy Dining!
Or try some grilling at home with a Martha Stewart cookbook!
Everyday Food Magazine From the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living July/August 2003 (Issue #4) - Special Summer Grilling Issue