Author Archives: Fred Bollaci

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.

Jimmy’s Bodega: Fresh Seafood, Best Tequila Selection, Raw Bar, Happy Hour & Aspen’s Favorite Patio, Aspen, Colorado

    Jimmy’s Bodega is a fun and spirited place to enjoy specialty bottled cocktails, fresh seafood and raw bar, and a wine list focused on value and interesting finds. The Bodega features tequila and mezcal hand-selected by owner Jimmy … Continue reading

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Matsuhisa: World Class Sushi & Japanese by Nobu Matsuhisa, Aspen, Colorado

  Nobu Matsuhisa’s legendary Aspen outpost is located in a 120-year old Victorian house in downtown Aspen. Matsuhisa Aspen opened in 1998 as the first Matsuhisa location outside of Chef Nobu’s original Beverly Hills restaurant.     The downstairs main … Continue reading

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Kenichi: An Aspen Favorite for Excellent Sushi & Gourmet Japanese Cuisine Since 1991 in Aspen, Colorado

Kenichi: A Longtime Favorite in Aspen for The Finest Sushi & Japanese Cuisine! Kenichi Kanada and Bil Rieger opened Kenichi in 1991 in the hope of providing Aspen with a new local hot spot “to see and be seen”. Today, … Continue reading

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Acquolina Aspen: Casual Chic Italian Trattoria with Great Wood Fired Pizza and an Extensive Menu of Italian Specialties

  Aspen’s go-to spot for Italian favorites, including great wood-fired pizza and an EXTENSIVE selection of cured meats, cheeses, pastas, seafood, meat dishes, salads, and more, Acquolina is an ideal place for a casual, yet very sophisticated meal.     … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pan-Seared Pompano Swiss Chard, Pearl Onion, Edamame, Plum Tomatoes, Roasted Corn & Champagne Butter by Michael’s on East (Sarasota, FL)

  Recipe and photo courtesy of Chef Jamil Pineda, Michael’s on East. Pan-Seared Pompano Swiss Chard, Pearl Onion, Edamame, Plum Tomatoes, Roasted Corn & Champagne Butter Serves 4 For the Pompano 4 pieces of Pompano (4 oz) 2 Tablespoon Olive … Continue reading

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