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Wild Game Night @ Craftbar, No Chicken Here

My husband and I attended Craftbar’s Winter Wild Game Night Dinner at the end of January on a whim—based on a late afternoon Tweet from owner Tom Colicchio (i.e. his marketing assistant) that there were a [...]

Sophisticated & Delicious Invention @ Akelaŕe

My second night in San Sebastián Donostia was Thursday at Chef Pedro Subijana’s Akelaŕe, one of only seven restaurants in Spain currently receiving the top rating of 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. Amazingly, three of [...]

San Sebastian Culinary Tour Starting @ Bernardo Etxea

My 2013 San Sebastian Donostia culinary tour started Wednesday evening at one of the classic homes of traditional Basque cuisine, Bernardo Etxea, in the Parte Vieja secton of town. Both a pintxo bar (Basque for tapas [...]

Mixed Mature Italians @ Corvo Bianco NYC

To round out our summer wine outings four of us joined together on August 22nd to try out Upper West Side newcomer Corvo Bianco, the latest from acclaimed chef Elizabeth Falkner. Despite an overly harsh—especially for [...]

A Summer’s Day @ McLaughlin Vineyards in CT

When my wife Monica and I received an invitation from a friend to visit a winery and hear her friend play in a band, there was no hesitation, we went. Her friend Corky Ballard plays in [...]

1990’s Burgundies @ Calliope NYC

This informal gathering of wine lovers took place on July 13, 2013. The group: a few from the trade, a few Burgundy collectors and a few that simply love great food and wine. The topic: 1990’s [...]