Tracie P’s fabu birthday picnic, glam dinner & end-of-the-night smooch

    … decided to set it up in our girls’ playroom, which added to their excitement because food is not allowed in the playroom. Felipe is so talented and resourceful and every dish reflected things I had told him about Tracie. The frittata di pasta, a nod to her years in Naples (above, right), a Parthenopean classic, was rivaled only by the superb…

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    Groovy wines tasted in LA last week & an AMAZING Sardinian

    … personal highlights from last week’s tastings. Supreme among them was the 1999 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Riserva Le Case (above). What a wine! I tasted the 1998 last year in Philadelphia at Vetri and found this vintage to be even more mineral-driven and nuanced with layers and layers of dried and fresh stone fruit. Simply…

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