Larry Gilman Donna Mills Mandeville Canyon Winery Mandeville Vineyards

Discovering Mandeville Vineyards in Mandeville Canyon

Sometimes we find wonderfully exceptional things in the most unlikely places. Take for example the passion of the wine lover who decides to grow grapes in his backyard in the city. Many winemakers start by growing grapes at home. Not everyone can do it successfully because the climate can be entirely different than in many

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Visiting Julian California

A Day Trip to Julian California

Good food, wine, and apples are what you will discover on a visit to Julian California, a town nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains about an hour northeast of San Diego. When visiting Julian think Old West meets apple orchards with a little wine thrown into the mix. The town dates back to the 1870s during

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Interior Italian Eatery N.10. Photo Courtesy of N.10

No. 10: Dynamic Italian Eatery Comes to the Beverly Grove

Tucked away in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles on Third Street is a newly appointed culinary find. Welcome to No. 10 Restaurant, an upscale Italian eatery that is both chic, and eclectic in its culinary offerings. Entering, you are welcomed into a modern vibe, with a variety of taste sensations that reflect the

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STK: Trendy steakhouse dining in Westwood Village

The atmosphere is chic nightclub meets contemporary restaurant.  It is the modern concept steakhouse encountering the stylish lounge. STK is located at the W Hotel in Westwood Village and this steakhouse restaurant is all the rage in more ways than one. This is the hottest trend from the One Group in dining. Placing their restaurants

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The Wines of Ca' del Bosco

Ca’ del Bosco: Bringing friends together over Franciacorta

It was an opportune day when attending the well-known Franciacorta producer, Ca’ del Bosco luncheon at Spago. This was a luncheon about friendship and wine. It became obvious when Wolfgang Puck dines at our table, that he and Maurizio Zanella are long time friends who have shared many wonderful experiences over Maurizio’s wine and Wolfgang’s

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Dining at Obica

Obica Mozzarella Bar: Authentic Italian Cuisine at its best

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.

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Austerity Wines

Feedfeed meets Austerity Wines: A dinner at Lucques

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

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Pointe-Hilton-Tapatio-Vina-Maquis

Capturing the Magic of Chilean Wines with Thoughtful Food Pairings

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

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New Zealand Loveblock Wines

New Zealand Loveblock Wines Meets West Hollywood Wolf Restaurant

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

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Desserts Aboard the Celebrity Reflection

What is in this Cuisine: Dining with Dietary Restrictions

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

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