During family vacations, dinners out with friends or some quiet one on one time with my wife at a established or new restaurants, I take my time to search and surf the dinner menu for entrees that captures my attention. After dinner or while waiting for our check, I'll ask the waitress/waiter to please let the chef or owner know the entree was outstanding and sneak in a request for the recipe as a keepsake. I also stress that the entree recipe is for "my eyes only" and not to be shared or distributed in any way with family or friends. At times I'm told it's a specialty of the house and recipes are kept a secret but more often I'll end up with either a digest version or the real recipe. What recipes have you collected? From where? And what is your favorite?