“The grilled sardine suffused my palate with its frank and exotic bouquet, with each mouthful I grew more mature, and every time my tongue caressed the marine ash of blistered skin I felt exalted.”— The Gourmet/Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
A quick, inspiring creative retreat in LA last week sadly brought me back to deadlines and sickness this week, though I have family visiting and weather is warm and gorgeous. Trying to take care of myself and wishing you Spring restoration as April kicks in.
Come join me in Peru! With demand to extend our deadline, we have moved our culinary adventure in the Andes mountains’ town of Cusco (gateway to Machu Picchu) trip to November. Please come join me as we explore the unique Asia-meets-South-America cuisine that is Peruvian food. I will be the host of a “dig deep” food tour. Details here at Adios Adventure Travel (more on my past food and pisco-making adventures in Peru here).
The Latest — 3 Upscale New Izakayas: Japanese bar food with a touch of elegance — and great cocktails or saké.
Imbiber — 11 Top Whisk(e)y Cocktails Around the Country: Whether American or Irish whiskey, Scotch or Japanese whisky, these national bars are playing with them in unexpected ways.
Top Tastes — Southern Comfort in Unexpected Places: Southern influence pops-up at a few restaurants that may not have an overt Southern theme.
The Latest — What to Eat at Your New Italian Go-Tos: Pasta, pizza, amari and bocci newcomers from Berkeley to SF.
On the Town — Top 5 Whiskies at Whiskies of the World 2018
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
Table8, National Editor (2015-2017)
Wine Access Restaurant & Wine Column
Zagat SF Editor (2014-2016)
Editor, Distiller Magazine
SF Bay Guardian Critic (2009-2013)