Last week I had the GREAT privilege to finally meet one of my favorite winemakers in the world, Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard. He visited New York City and graced us with a “Producer Night” at the ridiculously good Anfora Wine Bar (A personal NYC favorite) in the West Village where Joe Campanale is […]
Farm fresh egg yolks, flour and potatoes. This will become what I have come to call gnocchi… “little pillows from heaven”. Photo taken at La Giro di Vite in Monchiero, Italy in Piemonte.
As some of you may already know, I entered and won a contest at Rouge Tomate Restaurant in NYC for Valentine’s Day Dinner for 2. They asked people to recount a funny Valentine story. I couldn’t decide, so I entered two: I have a somewhat funny and a very sweet one. Funny first: I was […]
I just learned that I no longer have to sit at home on Valentine’s Day eating popcorn and watching “Intolerable Cruelty” (seemed a fitting title) on Netflix! Because… GUESS WHY!! I WON DINNER FOR 2 AT THE AMAZING ROUGE TOMATE IN NYC! But I still have a problem. I don’t have a Valentine! Will […]
It’s Thirsty Thursday and I’m sitting in chilly NJ dreaming about islands. I have a grapefruit in front of me and I was feeling like using it for a cocktail. Feeling rather uninspired I called on my dear friend Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer for some ideas. “Gin, he says.” And I love this. But […]
Blah blah blah. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day again… blah blah blah… gag. Can we tell I’m feeling a little bitter this year? (insert fussy face here) I don’t like Valentine’s Day when I am in love and I really don’t like it when I’m not (like now). Silly, contrived holiday. But, I confess that […]
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.” – Mark Overby I am deeply, madly, passionately in love with and swooning from my own latest creation. Roseblood For 1 cocktail: The juice of 1 small blood orange 1.5 oz […]
For two years in a row, I have had the great pleasure and privilege of living in Dogliani, Italy for harvest and the remainder of Autumn. Just a short hop away from Dogliani lies the tiny town of Monchiero where the small, unassuming Osteria “Giro di Vite” (one of my absolute favorite places to eat) […]