Eating out isn’t just about feeding the family on a can’t-face-the-kitchen nigh. Pizza fills that role perfectly well. Restaurant dining isn’t about learning new recipes – as a home cook I don’t aspire to imitate. What I look for in fine dining is a chance to taste what food can be. Great chefs define a regional cuisine by marrying technique with local food. The Kitsap peninsula fortunately has talented chefs who may not show up on TV but win the award that counts – turning out healthy and delicious food, night after night, for the locals.