Of late one of my favorite dining spots in Los Angeles is Obica Mozzarella Bar. I have frequented two of their locations, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. There is something about the Italian Cuisine, its presentation and the atmosphere that is very inviting. The owner’s passion makes this small plates authentic Italian restaurant very special.
Today the farm to table concept is the culinary mission for many restaurants throughout the country. Chefs and foodies are always trying to take the idea a step further with many practicing sustainability in the kitchen as well as utilizing every portion of a food staple. Carrying the notion of using local ingredients further wineries
The iconic Different Pointe of View Restaurant sits on the Tapatio Cliffs above downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Besides offering spectacular sunset dinners, an acclaimed wine list and birds-eye views of the city lights, the Executive Chef combines all three into a monthly chef-led dinner with guest winemakers from around the world. Recently I was invited to
It is interesting to discover a winery and restaurant that have the similar philosophies and approaches to their craft. Such was the case when I was invited to the New Zealand winery, Loveblock Wines luncheon at Wolf, West Hollywood. What is even more fascinating is the commonality that exists even though you could consider the
The definition of cuisine is a style of cooking that is specific to a country or region. It can be cultural or geographic but for each individual the cuisine can take on a different perspective. What one person appreciates in a particular cuisine may not be to the liking of another and vice versa. For
The Italy American Chamber of Commerce West, IACCW brings the real Italy to the United States through various programs that include the Taste of Italy Roadshow and the Extraordinary Italian Taste. Tastings include the pairing of authentic Italian food and wine. One will find that the Italy Chamber has us explore the developments of Italian
In Italy the Osteria is a mainstay for regional Italian cooking. Often locals frequent the Osteria. These restaurants are informal yet traditional. One such dining establishment is Trattoria Da Burde in Florence. Here not only did we get to sample the marvelous food but also it was paired with the wines from Castello Di Meleto.
Wining and dining is an integral part of any cruise. Such was the case aboard the Celebrity Reflection. Bending over backwards to indulge the needs of all 3000 passengers is a feat in itself but Celebrity Cruises does it in style. Onboard the Celebrity Reflection there are seven specialty restaurants, the main dining room and
When six chefs come together in one kitchen you have to wonder what it would be like working in a small space together. Such was the case when Café del Rey in Marina Del Rey put together Bless the Chefs Dinner. To read more…
The collaboration of two chefs from different restaurant venues across our nation, joining together for an extraordinary meal and experience is not unique but in the case of Celebrity Chef Eric Klein and especially Chef Matt McPherson it was a chance of a lifetime. The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor,