Nectar In the News
May 15, 2010: Cooking Quietly with Julie Francis
The only sound in the kitchen comes from a deft knife breaking through a line of celery stalks. Crack-crack crack-crack. It’s 3:00 p.m. on a hot Saturday afternoon and Julie Francis is just warming up." Click to Read Full Article.
November 5, 2010: Insider Julie Francis
The changing of seasons and what foods come into season is a a huge inspiration for my menus. It is really what all classic cuisines of the world are based on." Read Full Article.
May 28, 2008: Nectar's Dinner Club a smashing success
"Chef/owner Julie Francis of Mount Lookout Square's Nectar restaurant has found a unique way to connect with her customers. Nectar's Dinner Club is a monthly affair with a special five-course menu priced at $51 per person, and based, generally, on one delicious ingredient." Click to Read Full Article.
April 2, 2008: Freshness is Favored
"Julie Francis, chef/owner at Nectar, builds dinners around one delicious ingredient - then invites a local food expert. Blood oranges in season, fresh basil picked early in the morning, maple syrup tapped from Warren County trees: it's good ingredients that inspire Julie Francis, the owner and chef of Nectar, a Mount Lookout restaurant." Click to Read Full Article.
March, 2003: FASVT
"Let the guy-chefs in town puff up their toques like roosters crowing before the hens. Aioli's chef and owner, Julie Francis, has a quieter, steadier, talent, and the thoughtfully imagined and deceptively simple food coming out of her kitchen proves it." Click to Read Full Article. Click to see the magazine cover.
October, 2001: Dinning Guide
Downtown Cincinnati's Aioli (inspired by the name of French garlic mayonnaise) touts itself as a "Saucy Bistro". But don't get the wrong impression - the namesake makes only a few appearances on the menu, and while sauces abound, the dishes are painstakingly seasoned in order not to overshadow natural flavors. Click to Read Full Article.
March, 2001: Cutting Edge
"Spice Girl Julie Francis. After several years in one of America's culinary capitals - Santa Fe - Cincinnati native Julie Francis has come home. Having eased back into the local scene as chef de cuisine at Trio for the last year and a half, Francis has opened Aioli..." Click to Read Full Article. Click to see the magazine cover.
June 29, 2008
NECTAR RESTAURANT'S POPULAR DINNER CLUB CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY. Nectar, a restaurant featuring contemporary seasonal cuisine using quality local and organic products prepared with a French Mediterranean flair by executive chef / owner Julie Francis is successfully enjoying a big following for its monthly Dinner Club series. Click to Read Press Release.
April 4, 2008
NECTAR RESTAURANT DINNER CLUB A HUGE LOCAL SUCCESS STORY. Chef/owner, Francis announces her winter/spring schedule of themes. Click to Read Press Release.
June 21, 2007
NECTAR RESTAURANT MONTHLY DINNER CLUB SERIES IS A BIG SUCCESS. Second Dinner Club Theme is “The Fabulous Fig” on Thursday June 21, 2007. Click to Read Press Release.
August 9, 2007
NECTAR RESTAURANT MONTHLY DINNER CLUB SERIES HAS ANOTHER
SUCCESS STORY AND ANNOUNCES ITS NEXT THEME
Third Dinner Club Theme is “You Say Tomato…” on Thursday August 9, 2007. Click to Read Press Release.
September 27, 2007
NECTAR RESTAURANT MONTHLY DINNER CLUB SERIES CONTINUES THE
SUCCESS STORY. Fourth Dinner Club Theme is “Maple Syrup: A Flavor for Everyone” on Thursday
September 27, 2007. Click to Read Press Release.
October 5, 2007
NECTAR RESTAURANT DINNER CLUB ANNOUNCES FALL DINNER CLUB
SERIES SCHEDULE OF THEMES. Fifth Dinner Club Theme “Everything Mushroom” on Thursday, October 25, 2007. Click to Read Press Release.
January 19, 2007
NECTAR RESTAURANT TO START MONTLY DINNER CLUB SERIES.
First Dinner Club Theme is “The Many Flavors of Mustard” on January 19, 2007. Click to Read Press Release.