Articles posted in ‘Wine’

Casa Carol

Friday, May 14, 2010

Now that you know it was my birthday, expect to hear more about the celebrating. After all, birthdays are all about more eating, as if I could eat any more than usual. Lunch at Eleven Madison Park was an excellent way to kick things off. I was only worried that I wouldn’t be hungry by […]

Le Bernardin

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First, Happy New Year!
Ahhh….the holidays, constant eating.
So, the eve of New Year’s Eve, we went to
Le Bernardin 155 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019, a much anticipated dinner, a holiday treat to ourselves. No presents this year since we’re getting a new apartment (more on that soon) but time with […]


Sunday, November 8, 2009

We were invited to attend Cook.Eat.Drink.Live, yet another food event. It seems like these are popping up every other week these days (in NYC). Held at The Tunnel/La Venue, there was a room for wine tasting, a long corridor of food tastings, and two stages with scheduled demos. There was also one room that seemed […]

Wine Night Series: August 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Here’s the first edition of our Wine Night Series (besides the preview):
We had a 2007 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc. Like many of the Robert Mondavi wines I’ve had, this is a perfect safety wine. It’s a great beginner wine as well, being very easy to drink, light and fruity.

We had two favorites, with two new […]

Ginger Spiked Peach Lassi

Monday, August 3, 2009

Several nights ago, Lon and I stopped in at a liquor store looking for something else, but ended up with a bottle of Stone’s Original Ginger ( Ginger Flavored Currant Wine).  Having no idea what it was, we thought the ginger would be nice with some carrot cake we had lying around.

We tried it over […]

James Beard Luncheon Aboard Queen Mary 2

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My mom and I were the last to arrive to the James Beard Luncheon, unintentionally. Between traffic and the construction redirecting the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance, we were nervous that we’d miss out on so much. When we arrived, we were lucky enough to snatch a few hors d’ oeuvres, like this beautiful shrimp cocktail, […]


Monday, July 27, 2009

We went to
Scarpetta 355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014 for Lon’s birthday. It’s just blocks from our apartment so that we could roll our stuffed selves home. The simple earth tones, high ceilings, and sky light make a comfortable atmosphere. However, the mirrors looked like they had seatbelts on. […]

Pierre Loti Wine Bar

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pierre Loti Wine Bar 53 Irving Place, New York, NY 10079 gave me mixed signals. When I asked for wine recommendations, our waiter didn’t seem to want to make suggestions. On the flip side, my friend, Sheryl, dropped and broke her phone and our waiter came over with a flashlight to help […]

Fetzer Gewurztraminer Valley Oaks 2007

Friday, July 10, 2009

Last night, we opened a 2007 bottle of Gewurztraminer from Fetzer Vineyards. It gives an interesting fizzle on the tongue (although not carbonated) and is quite strong for a white. It’s full of frutiness, especially peach, and quite sweet. It was too over-powering for chicken an seemed like it would be better for sipping on […]


Thursday, July 2, 2009

While I was waiting for the rest of my party to arrive, I sat in the bar area in the front of
Convivio 45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017 and decided I don’t like red colored restaurants. The similar feel this had to Strip House and Giorgio’s of Gramercy (both […]