Recipes and culinary adventures. BYO. Restaurants.
Growing up "Kosher," I missed out on many food pleasures, like killing lobsters.
This time, we opted to make lobster rolls for lunch Sunday!
First, I boiled up 12 lobsters, on Saturday.
Then, I got out as much meat as possible, and used a very simple recipe, from a friend of mine, here......
On Saturday night myself and a few friends wanted to go out for a nice meal. We choose The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. I had eaten here a year ago when it first opened, the food rocked but the wine list sucked, and I mean SUCKED....After failed attempts to help them build the beverage program and a...
I'm headed to the original Mortons Steakhouse in Chicago. When I called to inquire about corkage, they said $25.
About a year ago I signed up for the VIP program (free to join). With VIP, you receive after dinner drinks for your entire party.
As I was talking to the restaurant, I asked if...
Going to do more grilling this weekend but looking for something new. What's you favorite BBQ sauce to use or what's your favorite recipe?? I've never made my own, I usually buy Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce! :beer:
I think this is a good read. http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/getting-kicked-out-of-a-restaurant/
made these, and paired with an 04 Winter Napa Cab; both were outstanding, fun to make/easy and quite a mouthful, a meal in an unto itself.
Napa Valley Basil Smoked Burgers
By James McNair
Author Notes: The quintessential American dish, the hamburger, has come a long...
Can anyone help me out? I would like to go to the french laundry on either July 7th or 8th for dinner. Either 2 or 4 people, whatever works
Please help me
Chicken Breasts with Pistachio-Cilantro Pesto
An unusual pesto made from pistachios and cilantro gives the chicken Middle Easter flavor.
1 cup unsalted raw pistachios
2 cups (packed) fresh cilantro leaves
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
I ventured into this hole in the wall place for authentic BBCue cuisine. I tasted the slow roasted pork shoulder sandwich which comes with pickles and white bread with your choice of mild or hot sauce. I chose the mild sauce and had half a rack of ribs in the hot sauce. Both were amazing and...
What a night. We tried to get into Guy Savoy last year when we were in Paris. Fortunately, he opened a restaurant in Vegas and we were able to make it in.
The service was top notch. Not only were they informative and precise, but loaded with charisma.
Now to the important things - the...
I put this on the blog as well! Buon Appetito :wine2:
A few months ago, my new sister in-law treated my wife and I a full five course meal at one of San Francisco's premiere restaurants Gary Danko and it was probably the best dinner I have ever had! His menu is done a llittle differently,...
So is the taboo between weed and food being broken? Marijuana, wine, food? I know I have had some wonderful experiences with all 3 in the same evening, and it usually led to a 4th taboo....:Bondage:
"“Everybody smokes dope after work,” said Anthony Bourdain, the author and chef who made...
Alan invited us yesterday for dinner and surprised us with baked chicken stuffed with leeks (I love leeks) and we had couple of Burgs to make the chicken go smooth.
1997 Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin (5/14/2010)
Not the most heralded...
Gonna go out for dinner tomorrow (a rarity as I'm perpetually broke). Any suggestions? Ok, big city for sure. Here is some criteria.
No Chinese (just went). Nothing expensive, ie would prefer AUTHENTIC cuisine no matter what the fare, but no main dishes above $15. More prone...
Interestingly enough, by law in New York State, if a restaurant/retailer does not pay their invoice in 30 days, the wholesaler, by law, is supposed to report them to the New York State Liquor Authority. The SLA then puts you on COD with every wholesaler, until you are paid...
Just posted a new article to my blog. It's a good read for everyone with a quick recipe and wine but I'm also sure that others in the restaurant industry will get a special little kick out of it.
"I’m out of pesto… SO… MAKE PESTO", posted at The V.I.P. Table.
Back home from a 4 days trip to Tuscany with my group, and one of our highlights was having lunch at Mac Dario in Panzano in Chianti.
Mac Dario was in "hopla" and so was the rest of the staff in the restaurant. Great laughs and the staff was singing involving the quests in singing, making the...
This is a bit confusing though:
"I sincerely hope he doesn't have the same problem with Chessa, because the Sardinian-born chef is a natural for Valentino. First of all, he comes from the south of Italy and it's the...
I decide to make a homemade pizza and take it to work for lunch.
I cheated w/boboli but added carmelized onions, turkey pepperoni, bacon bits on half, with a mix of italian cheeses and sauteed tri colored bell peppers, spicy red sauce.
Then tonight we had people show up and order Round Table....
Announced last night. Here are a few of the winners. The rest can be seen here, including the regional award winners.
Outstanding Chef - Tom Colicchio
Outstanding Restaurant - Daniel
Outstanding New Restaurant - Marea
Rising Star - TImothy Hollingsworth, French Laundry
If you are in NYC, like innovative cuisine and only 100% mark up on wines -
you won't be disappointed at
The chef will surprise you with extras with every course.
Violet Hill Farm Egg
“Tête de Cochon,” Yellow Cauliflower, Serrano Gelée
the 4 plates very...
I found a cheese at Trader Joes that is a white cheddar with carmelized onions . It goes great on their Everything crackers.
Also big chunks of Bleu Cheese spread on really good extra sourdough bread.
Almost any cheese is good to me..
- Alan lost his virginity and cooked his first osso buco and I couldn't throw a single criticizing comment at it. It was so good I asked for recipe, it was better, lighter and more enjoyable than my usual productions. The list of wines below are from two nights and we finished all the bottles as...
One of the signature marks of expensive Boca Raton / Delray restaurant is when you walk in you drop the average age to 79. The place we went yesterday was not an exception. It all started nicely when we dropped the car behind 750 BMW and Alan asked the valet to bring it to me on the way back.
Brown bag tasting, followed by typical Cuban dinner, tripe and pig feet stew as the main course.
Brown bag tasting was rather intimate event with die hard and real wine junkies present (plus women we brought who had a ball discussing wine and teeth while we were discussing the merits of the...
The Veritable Quandary
is a long family tradition. My step daughter lost her virginity there, well, sort of. She was the vegetarian and I corrupted her to try fish for the first time there. She is a vegetarian no more.
We had TRUE BLIND TASTING tonight. My wife's aunts are both legally blind...
The name of the place is "Lovely Hula Hands"
located in "North Portland", once a "no man land" and far away from tourist attractions, if you are not a local, your chances of making it here are close to zero.
The restaurant is located in "young people neighborhood", I never seen so many lesbians...
Chicken Liver Pate with Port
(from Laurence Tourondel; this recipe used to be Googleable, but seems to have been yanked. I've included all the notes and serving suggestions)
For the reduction:
1 bay leaf leaf
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup ruby Port
1 shallot, thinly sliced
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