Tonight was a tasting session of the cheese from Italy. I attended with Sue. Kathryn made a point of selecting cheeses that weren’t the obvious Italian ones, like parmigiano and the like. She focused on the regions around Piedmont. Starting at 12:00 on the plate, and moving clockwise: * La Tur – Cow, goat and [...]
Eating in with one of my favorite foods, eggs. Poached egg and asparagus. Bacon and scrambled eggs. Soft boiled egg and asparagus. Peacock farm eggs. Asparagus from that stall that always has asparagus and artichokes. Tamworth bacon from C’est Cheese. Heaven. Even when eaten over the sink.
Sunday afternoon Sue and I swung by the Margerum Tasting Room, adjacent to the Wine Cask. She had her wine club selections to pick up, and members + guest get tastings in the room included in the membership. Margerum has nothing to fear of me drinking them dry, I’m such a lightweight, I pretty much [...]
This evening’s special La Tour friend is Jonah. I love bringing people here for the first time! He’d swung by the 515 project site, I was there and hungry, so we went off in search of food. It’s a slight challenge, as it was past 9 pm and most places still open was primarily greasy [...]
A recent indulgence I’ve been lucky enough to receive – the midnight snack. This comes from a friend I’ve nicknamed Clams Casino, who’s spoken of making his own blog about the midnight snack. And these are good ones. Not a bag of chips or a slice of cold pizza. No. The first night I got [...]
Let’s try something new. I’d never been to Olio e Limone before. Yeah, that’s right! Let’s also take a few risks and try going there at 8 pm on a Saturday night without a reservation. You’d think we’d fail, and you’d be so wrong. But we did arrive with a queue going out the door. [...]
The bar, really, it’s the best place to sit. I may be waiting for someone, or I may not, it doesn’t matter, I get to sit in peace and browse the menu without expectations. Leslie did join me, and we had a lot to discuss, sitting side by side was best. We stayed at the [...]
How to please a Santa Barbara gal like me: * fine weather * good company * baguette from Our Daily Bread * double gouda from C’est Cheese * a glass of Pale Pink * sitting on the deck of Municipal Winemakers.
It’s time to start off-loading old routines and making new ones. With the passing of an old friend – my First Thursday tradition of getting dessert at a little restaurant that has now closed – I had to begin looking for a new one. There are many places I enjoy grabbing a small plate or [...]
Ever since I had the dol sot bibimbap on a recent roadtrip down south, I’ve been thinking about it. It was so damn good. Unlike standard bibimbap, dol sot bibimbap is prepared in a very hot stone pot. It comes out sizzling onto the table, with an egg on top, which is stirred into the [...]