Italy American Chamber of Commerce Meets Cafe Del Rey

Italy American Chamber of Commerce West meets Cafe Del Rey

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

Read More

Osteria Trattoria Da Burde

Osteria Trattoria Da Burde meets Castello Di Meleto

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.

Read More

Celebrity Reflection Tuscan Grille Restaurant

Behind the scenes on Celebrity Reflection

Wining and dining is an integral part of any cruise. Such was the case aboard the Celebrity Reflection. Bending over backward to indulge the needs of all 3000 passengers is a feat in itself, but Celebrity Cruises does it in style. Celebrity Cruises Restaurants Onboard the Celebrity Reflection there are seven specialty restaurants, the main

Read More

In the Kitchen with Chef Jesse Hernandez

Bless The Chefs: Paying homage to the chefs of Cafe Del Rey

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…

When two chefs meet at The Looking Glass Restaurant

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,

Read More

Chef Matthew Briggs and Winemaker Marcus Notaro

Ocean Prime meets Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

It was a real treat to participate in the first ever winemaker dinner at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills. This dinner featured the new 2012 releases from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars presented by winemaker Marcus Notaro. Having just attended a special luncheon that included The Art of Aging by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, it was an

Read More

Mueller Serving Röbller Wine

Röbller Vineyard Winery: Enjoying a day in Missouri Wine Country

As summer approaches and wineries gear up for special outdoor entertainment to enhance the wine enthusiasts visit, I am reminded of my visit to Missouri Wine Country and Röbller Vineyard Winery on the Herman Wine Trail.   For those visiting the area, this winery combines traditional midwestern wine methods with a European approach with some nuances

Read More

Mun@Casarena: Integrating a passion for food, wine and Andes Mountains

Discovering the wines of Argentina includes learning about the cuisines that evolve around each winery experience. In Argentina some of the most outstanding restaurants are an integral part of the wine scene. One such winery is Casarena Bodega & Viñedos where one will find Mun@Casarena, a fabulous Asian – Argentine fusion restaurant. Mun@Casarena is the

Read More

The Willows: Fine dining at its best

The Willows at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez is one of those very special dining experiences. Being located in the casino one would think the restaurant would have the same bustle and environment of a gamblers paradise. Contrary, the Willows Restaurant does not; it is Santa Ynez Valley’s best-kept secret. To read more…

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn: Bringing back the classics with a new flair

The latest restaurant to open in Santa Ynez Valley is the Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn. It is the latest project from Matt and Jeff Nichols and is currently the trendiest place to dine in the Santa Ynez Valley. After being open two weeks, with a group of friends, we decided to see how it

Read More