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"It’s All Greek to Me" – Tzatziki & Other Musings

In Dining, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On August 3, 2013 15 Comments

“It’s all Greek to me,” muttered Sous Chef as he poured through the menu of a quaint taverna on the esplanade in Katakolon, Greece.  While he may have… Read More »

Flamenco, and a Taste of Spain

In Appetizers, Beverages, Cocktails, Desserts, Dining, Entrees, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Salads, Soups On January 30, 2012 12 Comments

The plot was simple:   invite seven of my best friends over for an afternoon of Flamenco music and a Taste of Spain.  What followed was reminiscent of an… Read More »

Venison, Asparagus & 11,000 Virgins aka My Weekend in Los Angeles

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On January 17, 2012 1 Comment

Venison, asparagus and eleven-thousand virgins.  That is one of the descriptions in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Program for Mahler’s 4th.  Given the fact that I am a foodie,… Read More »

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner! M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken…..

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On January 13, 2012 27 Comments

Four paws up and a tail wag from Sasha, The Wonder Dog, and one “Oh, Mama!” from the sous chef, signified that  M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken recipe was… Read More »

Rivera Restaurant – A Culinary Journey

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On October 3, 2011 1 Comment

John Sedlar is a Los Angeles chef/restaurateur icon.  In 1980 he opened St. Estephe in a Manhattan Beach strip center where he combined the traditional foods of his… Read More »

Ladies Who Lunch

In Books, Dining, Lifestyle, Products, Resources, Travel On July 27, 2011 1 Comment

You know such a place.  The one where the lunching ladies are perfectly coiffed, lingering over a glass of white wine, and speaking whispered tidbits of highly confidential… Read More »

Comme Ca – French Brasserie Perfection in Las Vegas

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On June 20, 2011 1 Comment

I am not a full-fledged Francophile, but I admit to loving French food and wine, dining in a bistro and a long, leisurely lunch.  Las Vegas is one… Read More »

Scarpetta – Memorable, Innovative Italian at The Cosmopolitan

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On June 6, 2011 0 Comments

There is a new dining mecca in Las Vegas, and its name is “The Cosmopolitan,” at the CityCenter project in the middle of the Strip.  Thirteen dining options… Read More »

David Smith – Cubes and Anarchy (with a little Stark Bar to balance out the day)

In Dining, Events, Lifestyle, Travel On May 25, 2011 1 Comment

Have you ever walked into a room and felt your jaw drop in amazement?  That is exactly what happened to me when recently we visited LACMA (Los Angeles… Read More »

An Enchanted Evening – Spencer’s Restaurant & Kosta Browne Wines

In Dining, Lifestyle, Wine On April 29, 2011 2 Comments

Spencer’s Restaurant is a Palm Springs institution favored by locals, snowbirds, and  tourists alike.  Nestled against the beautiful Santa Rosa mountains, Spencer’s is one of the most versatile… Read More »