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,

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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

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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

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[email protected]: 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 [email protected], a fabulous Asian – Argentine fusion restaurant. [email protected] is the

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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

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