On The Road — Napa Valley Wineries & San Francisco

“Splendor” , “Mirth” and “Good Cheer”.   These are the “Three Graces”,(daughters of Zeus) known in ancient Greece for dancing, singing and bringing joy to Olympian parties.  This is also the guiding philosophy  at the Clos du Val vineyards in the Stag’s Leap District and at the Carneros region in Napa and Sonoma County, CA.  After […]

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On The Road — Oceania Cruises

There was a time on Cruise Ships , many years ago, when the passengers had to be satisified with the meals which came out of those large galleys–Prime Rib, Meat Loaf, Chicken in Lemon Sauce and Baked Halibut, etc.  While it was always ok, and tasty, it wasn’t until recently—in the past 20 years or […]

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TULSI Restaurant — NYC — Hemant Mathur

Chef Hemant Mathur,  formerly from DEVI, in New York, recently opened his Indian Restaurant, TULSI (meaning “Basil”” in Hindi) at 211 E. 46th (between 2d & 3d AVe).   If you like Northern Indian “street” food, as Hemant calls it, you’ve come to the right place. The majority of his menu is northern Indian inspired […]

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MENU-The TIDES Restaurant, Mexico

If you get a chance to take some time away from the hubbub of the city and are fortunate to get to Mexico’s Riviera Maya–on the Carribean or to the West Coast  on the Pacific–in Zihuatanejo–, The Tides Restaurant in both these places offers cuisine that is worthy of some of the finest cuisine anywhere. […]

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On The Road–VINITALY at EATALY in NYC

In case you haven’t discovered the large variety of terrific Italian Wines available these days here is your chance to do so if you are in NYC on the 25th of October. Sponsored by VINITALY, the Ambassador Organization of the finest Italian Wines, there will be a celebration of this event at the newly opened 36,000 […]

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Events–Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani

If you love Italian Food—and almost all of us do–there will be a symposium by GRI(The Italian Restaurant Group) at NYU on June 15, 16, 2010 on the subject of the success of Italian Food in the USA.   There will be both a morning and afternoon session on the first day and a morning the […]

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On the Road–James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation Annual Awards event was held at the beginning of this month at Avery Fisher Hall. This “Academy Awards” for the Culinary World was as exciting as ever.  This year’s theme “The Legacy Continues” celebrated the spirit of mentorship.   Kudos go to all the Chefs, Sommeliers, and Proprietors who were acknowledged for […]

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On The Road- NRA Show at the McCormick Center in Chicago

The  Ninety-first (91st) Annual  National Restaurant Show opened last  weekend (May 22d-25) at the McCormick Center in Chicago.  This is the largest trade show for the restaurant Industry in the western hemisphere. The cutting edge technology and innovative products for every aspect of food service is represented here. There is no place under one roof which offers […]

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