L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants: Restaurant Highlight by George Geary

Dan Tana’s “Tana’s”

9071 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90069


In 1964, only a few blocks outside of Beverly Hills in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles (now the City of West Hollywood), sat only a few things on the area of land. A menu filled with Italian favorites. It is till in operation today.

Chicken Piccata Recipe

Dan Tana’s is one of 60 locations highlighted in my recent book. L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants

The Holland America World Cruise #7 by George Geary

Auckland to Cairns "The World" 2017

This was my second time in Auckland, NZ without really seeing it. From the airport to the ship.. Then we sailed! 14 days on the water, 5 ports, 2 demonstrations, 2 hands on cooking classes, 2 cocktail "sip and savory" parties and 5 co-hosting of Good Morning Amsterdam. And that's just a few of the highlights.

I have been on this run a few times, but getting up at 5am to see us sail into the Port of Sydney with the Opera house illuminating with the morning sunrise and going under the Sydney Bridge just clearing it by a few inches. Previously we have docked in Circular Quay (Between the Bridge and the Opera.. But since the ma Amsterdam can clear the bridge under we go to another dock..

One of my shows was New Zealand Foods. Here are the two recipes I made. Try them out.

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Corn Chowder

The Brown Derby... Paprika Chicken by George Geary

The Brown Derby. One of the iconic historical Los Angeles landmarks gone... The Wilshire location (across from the Ambassador Hotel) was the only one that was in the shape of a derby.. Here is a recipe for the Paprika Chicken. It was served on the menu only once a week.

Paprkia Chicken


Take a look at my cookbooks (9 now.. next year will be 10!). Cookbooks

Also, my France 2014 has only a few limited spots left! Tours

See you in class, on TV or on a tour soon! 

Chicken Marsala The Real Deal by George Geary

I love me some Chicken Marsala. The tender yet a little bit of sweetness from the Marsala is just what I love about it.

I use local a vineyard for the best.   Galleano Winery is a state historical site. If you are ever in Mira Loma close to Ontario California you should stop. The winery has been n full operation since 1927. When you do visit you will probably be surprised as to how the grapes grow. Its in bushes and they are not watered as the water table low. And the ground is like sand.

Here is the Recipe for the Chicken Marsala.  

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