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  • Taita

    October 7, 2013


    I write a lot about the food we eat, especially in Paris, but I don’t write much about the wonderful food we eat in Omaha.  I’ve been meaning to write a few posts about some of our favorite local restaurants.  This post is about Taita, a restaurant serving the freshest seafood and locally sourced ingredients.  The food is influenced by the chef/owner’s Peruvian roots.

    We went to Taita for my birthday a little over a year ago.  Dusty asked the chef, José, to create a tasting menu for us.  We were so impressed by the originality of the dishes and the freshness of the fish.  Now, just over a year later, in addition to their regular menu, they are serving handcrafted sushi as well as delicious cocktails and wines.  Our favorite place to sit is at the sushi bar where you can watch José.

    Here are a few pictures from one of our trips to Taita while I was still pregnant.  Dusty ordered the Omakase or Chef’s choice.  Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it to you.”  Essentially it’s a tasting of all the freshest fish the chef has and sort of like a tasting menu, except everything is at the chef’s whim.  I ordered the Uni Pasta.

    I’m not an expert but I’d have to say that Taita has the freshest fish in Omaha and some of the most unique sushi and dishes!

    tiata_002Handcrafted cocktails (mine was a mocktail)

    tiata_003View from our seats at the sushi bar

    tiata_004Vegetarian Roll (Best one I’ve ever had)

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    tiata_009 tiata_010 tiata_011Uni Pasta (Chitarra Pasta, Sea Urchin Beurre-Monte, Uni Bottarga, Crab)

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  • Fall Omaha Fashion Week

    October 5, 2012

    Fall Fashion Week in Omaha has become an annual event for us and as we’ve done in the past, we hit the red carpet in our very best.

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  • Spring Omaha Fashion Week

    April 10, 2012

    A few weeks ago we attended one of the Spring Omaha Fashion Week Runway shows.  On the runway that night were collections by designers Emma Erickson, Megan Hunt for Princess Lasertron, Jane Round and Paddy Tarlton for Dancin Yogi.  The event was held at Kaneko, which is one of Dusty’s and my favorite venues in the Old Market.  It was an excellent event all around–the best front row seats, phenomenal models, and of course, inspiring collections.  To our surprise Jerell Scott, of this season’s Project Runway All Stars was there (See picture below of Jerell with my friend Kate and me, lower right).

  • Omaha Fashion Week

    October 2, 2011

    One of our favorite events in Omaha is the Annual Fall Omaha Fashion Week. This is our third year attending. I love seeing what all of the local designers are able to create.  It’s amazing what great talent we have in Omaha.  Omaha Fashion Week is not only a collection of talented designers, stylists, photographers, artists and models but it’s also the highlight of Omaha’s social calendar. Dusty and I aren’t very fashion forward but I love seeing what beautiful things people are wearing.  We hosted a pre-soiree at our place before the big event.

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  • In May Dusty helped host Silicon Prairie News’ Big Omaha Conference. It was another huge success and here are some pictures from the three day event.

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  • Malone & Co. Couture Party

    February 2, 2011
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  • Enjoying Married Life

    November 13, 2010
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    Here are a few pictures from the past year. Top to Bottom: 1. Me at the last game at Rosenblatt Stadium 2. Dusty and Marlina celebrating the 4th of July 3. Dusty and Marlina at the Omaha Riverfront Wine Festival 4. Dusty and Andy.

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  • Emerging Terrain

    October 10, 2010

    At the beginning of October we went to a wonderful event where we ate dinner outside with 500 great people.  All of the food was locally grown and local chefs and volunteers were prepared and served dinner.  It was one of the most humbling events we’ve been to in a long time, eating outside along side the silos with the friendliest strangers from across the city.  It really made me proud to say that I live in Omaha.  The organization that put on the event was Emerging Terrain, a non-profit that’s goal is to educate people on social, cultural, and economic factors that shape the built environment.  This project was a large-scale installation covering silos in Omaha.

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  • Omaha Fashion Show

    October 21, 2009

    Dusty and I attended the final show of the 2nd Annual Omaha Fashion Week this year.  Dusty and I aren’t super trendy and I’m not huge into fashion but I do love watching Project Runway and do love see local art.  It was one of the funnest events I’ve been to in Omaha.  We got to see a lot of local designers who are doing some really cool things.  Here’s a couple pictures from our night out.

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