Chef Rocco Whalen of Tremont’s Fahrenheit restaurant continues to get national praise not just for his weight loss efforts on Food Network’s "Fat Chef," but also for his food. Lou Harry of the
Indiana Business Journal
listed the chef's Nuekse’s Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Chorizo among his favorite dishes at the popular Taste of the NFL event.
"Nuekse's Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuff with Chorizo courtesy of Rocco Whalen, chef for Cleveland's Fahrenheit Restaurant. Note to self: Next time in Cleveland, it's date night at Fahrenheit," wrote Harry in his Arts & Entertainment column.
The charity event, this year supporting Gleaners Food Bank, is held annually the evening before the Super Bowl. The event features chefs from each of the NFL team cities as well as an autograph friendly alumnus from that town’s team.
While Whalen continues to receive attention for his physical transformation, his food continues to be praised wherever he is.
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