Food and Wine

Our new place has a ceramic glass electric cooktop from Whirlpool. I really don’t understand the popularity of these things. My first choice would be gas, but gas cooktops are hard to find in the Bay Area in newer (non high-end) constructions. Although the traditional coil electric burners are a bit ugly, they are so [...]

Last night we had a wonderful early Valentine’s Dinner at Manresa. The chef was doing a special citrus menu. Here is an excerpt from their site: Citrus Modernista Dinner Thursday, February 2 Experience tangelo, mandarin, sevilla orange, yuzu, Mexican lime, blood orange, and indio mandarinquat at their peak. Plucked fresh from the tree, David Kinch [...]

While dining at Manresa last night, I started wondering why the fish formerly called St. Pierre is now being called John Dory. If I recall, back in the 90’s, it was almost exclusively called St. Pierre. I haven’t seen a single menu refer to the fish as St. Pierre in over 5 years. I did [...]

Since I generally hate to dine out on Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating early at Manresa tonight. Chef has a really interesting menu planned. I absolutely love citrus flavors so I’m really excited. Citrus Modernista Dinner Thursday, February 2 Experience tangelo, mandarin, sevilla orange, yuzu, Mexican lime, blood orange, and indio mandarinquat at their peak. Plucked [...]

After my last visit to Campton, I’ve been telling people of my near perfect experience at Campton. Talking about it way too much, I decided with some good friends to return for another visit so they could experience it for themselves. The couple joining us had been doing degustations for the past couple of weekends [...]

On my trip to NY, I tried some Coluccio olive oil. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. It has a wonderful bright, green flavor and a spicy, peppery finish which adds a great additional layer of flavor to your cooking. Hopefully I can locate it in the Bay Area or else [...]

I finally got around to trying raw milk! I purchased a quart of Claravle Farm raw milk (Watsonville, CA) from Whole Foods for $3.49 plus a $1.25 bottle deposit – definitely a splurge for a quart of milk but well worth it. The taste is incredible with much more depth and intensity of flavors. It [...]

Two of us dined here for a birthday celebration. Although I’ve know of this restaurant and passed by this location probably a thousand times I’ve never noticed it. The façade of the building is pretty ugly and seriously need a redesign in my opinion. Upon entering, the interior is nice if you like the whimsical [...]

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