March 1, 2018

“Movies told me lies, but music told me the truth. I’m still trying to untangle the lies; it’s why I read history. And I’m still trying to understand the truths. Music taught me about being human.” The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans by Ned Sublette

Freehand Los Angeles

Fresh off days of spirits judging with ADI, followed by back-to-back research trips in Vancouver and Nashville, I barely escaped snow and rainstorms to head home after one rich, full February.

Come join me in Peru! The deadline is mid-March to sign up for a culinary adventure in the Andes mountains’ town of Cusco (gateway to Machu Picchu), savoring the unique Asia-meets-South-America cuisine that is Peruvian food. I will be the host of a “dig deep” food tour this May, open to anyone, so please join us for what will be an unforgettable week. Details here at Adios Adventure Travel (more on my past food and pisco-making adventures in Peru here).

New pastry delights at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Check out the latest in my weekly Time Out, and WineAccess columns.

This issue:
Wandering Traveler8 International Hotels Where You Can Eat & Drink Right
Top Tastes
Time Out Print Magazine: Interviewing a pioneering brewer, modern Indian cuisine master chef and one of our great bar managers. Articles on where to mushroom forage in the Bay Area and 13 top chic, sleek SF wine bars.
Top Tastes Top 5 Dishes of the Month: Whether chestnut gnocchi or elevated chicken nuggets, these 5 dishes are worth heading out for.

As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I create personalized itineraries; provide food and drink consulting for restaurants and bars; and classes at companies for the layperson wanting to dig deeper in food and drink (more info here).


LINKS to Social Media & Articles:

Time Out Food & Drink International
Table8, National Editor
Wine Access Restaurant & Wine Column
Food Republic
Zagat SF Editor
Editor, Distiller Magazine Drinkwire

SF Bay Guardian Critic (2009-2013)
Where Magazine