Restaurant Reviews

  • The Commonwealth: tantalizing for both eyes + mouth

    … off the al la cart menu too. Each course was beautifully presented and tasted equally as amazing as it looked. I wanted to have a beer with the meal but it’s not always easy to find one beer that will or can carry you through your entire meal. This one, the Almanac Golden Gate Gose did. It was pure bliss. Nice and light for the seafood…

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  • My Top Dishes of 2014

    … The Bazaar Uni Steamed Buns My job had me on the road more than not in 2014 and while I’ve had many, many unforgettable meals in 2014, I’ve tried to narrow down the 10 best dishes I enjoyed during the past year. Here’s the list in restaurant name alphabetical order. Hushpuppy – Atera Chef Matthew Lightner’s take on hushpuppies is simply…

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  • 2014 In Review: A Collection of Favorite Lists

    … that they should strongly appeal to most of my readers. Kudos go to all of those who are listed in my Favorites as they have well earned the accolades. This post collects links to all of my 2014 Favorite lists. I hope you enjoy. 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $50 2014: Favorite Wine Related Items 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink Related Items 2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50 2014: Favorite Food-Related Items 2014: Favorite Sake Items …

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  • 2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50

    …What were some of my favorite restaurants of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014. I have already posted my Top Ten Wine lists, my Favorite Wine Related Items & Favorite Spirits and Drink Related Items. Now, I want to concentrate on my Favorite Restaurants of the past year. This is certainly…

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  • Alpamayo: Peru in the Berkshires

    … started with a glass of Chicha Morada ($3), an ancient Peruvian drink made from purple corn, fruit and spices. In some respects, it was like a cold mulled wine, without the alcohol, full of fall spices but with some citrus flavors. It was mildly sweet and had an interesting taste, a good choice for an autumn drink. As an appetizer, we selected…

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  • Lynmar Estate Picnic Food & Wine Pairings

    … Each season ushers in a bountiful new crop of food from the garden. There is a wine for that. People who love to eat are the best kinds of people. Here in Wine Country, when we eat together, we also like to drink together. Take away the conventional dining room & insert a view of majestic hills covered in vines and framed by an edible bio…

    Amy Lieberfarb/ Sip on this Juicein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Red Heat Tavern: The Food & Drinks (Part 2)

    … How does food taste cooked in the Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven? Red Heat Tavern, located in Wilmington, opened in March 2014 and is owned and operated by the Burtons Grill restaurant group. It is easily accessed from Route 93, or you can get there via Route 129. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and on both times when I visited…

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  • Alden & Harlow: First Impressions

    … Although Alden & Harlow opened in January 2014, I felt bad that I hadn't dined there until very recently. And now that I've dined there, I feel like I've cheated myself out of some excellent meals, and I promise myself to frequent this restaurant more often. As I mentioned yesterday, I recently dined there with a Chilean winemaker and I…

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  • HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar Seafood Risotto

    … A couple weeks ago, I visited HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar with some colleagues and once again, against my normal rule of not ordering the same dish at the same place multiples times, I ordered the Seafood Risotto, again. This one one of my favorite dishes of 2013 and after enjoying it again on my last visit, it’s still very special…

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  • Bufala: Local Boy Brings it Home

    … Wicked Margherita with herbed and spicy oils to match Bufala has landed on the West Side with a bang! A few years back, when I referred to Kerrisdale as a ‘culinary backwater’ the comment was removed by a sensitive editor. But the fact is that, for many years, the explosion of culinary culture that’s engulfed the rest of Vancouver…

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  • Patisserie Kouign Amann – a Montreal Gem

    … While I was in Montreal last week, our waiter at Joe Beef urged us to visit Patisserie Kouign Amann in the Plateau neighborhood for its signature pastry, the aptly-named Kouign Amann (Breton for “butter cake”). Apparently, this pastry is available Saturday mornings at various pastry shops in Montreal, but our waiter assured us the one…

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  • Chef Tim Fischer Finds a New Home at Cosmos

    … employer, Crystal Springs Resort – an oyster topped with a luscious sabayon and gilded with three caviars. If you’ve seen the animated movie Ratatouille, when I tasted that oyster again, I had a moment similar to Anton Ego’s, the restaurant critic, as he tasted the ratatouille. Briny, creamy, texturally-perfect – a fantastic way to begin our meal…

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  • Rant: Sex, Drugs & Restaurant Reviews

    … When you describe a restaurant experience to someone, do you use the language of drug use or sex? That choice speaks volumes about the type of food you ate, as well as the the size of your check. I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. The book explains and expounds upon…

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