Pairing Food with Sicilian Orange Wine

The nutty nose, apricot preserves with orange citrus and a salty finish paired well with the sweet, smokey carrots and lemony walnut gremolata. Continue reading Pairing Food with Sicilian Orange Wine

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Creative Fine Dining at Chef Lorenzo Loseto’s George Restaurant

To our surprise, servers brought totally different plates and wine pairings to us for each course. This prix fixe twist maximized the variety of creations we could sample, so we exchanged plates and glasses halfway through each course. Continue reading Creative Fine Dining at Chef Lorenzo Loseto’s George Restaurant

Rolf and Daughters

Named a semi-finalist for Best Chef South by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 for his achievements in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, at Fish Out of Water, Philip Krajeck left the beach resort to open his own place in Nashville. Krajeck founded Rolf and Daughters in late 2012 within the Boiler Building of the old Werthan Bag Company factory in the Germantown neighborhood of The … Continue reading Rolf and Daughters

Longest Night Party

We invited friends to our Longest Night party to celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016 which began at sunset at 4:52 PM, Central Time, in Memphis. To mark the solstice, we turned off all electric ceiling, table and floor lamps in the house and decorated the inside of the house with white votive candles, strings of white electric lights, and white Poinsettias. We placed white candlelit … Continue reading Longest Night Party

A Taste of Seattle

Seattle offers a robust food scene with access to the sea, produce and livestock from local farms and wines from the Columbia River valley. During our time in the area, we enjoyed sampling the abundance of Washington state. Here’s a round-up of our best eating experiences from August 12-21, 2016. Breakfast and Brunch On our first morning in Seattle, Christy T. suggested we try the chorizo … Continue reading A Taste of Seattle

Susan Spicer’s Bayona

When you hear about destination restaurants, most are headed by men. Bayona, opened by Susan Spicer with business partner Regina Keever more than 25 years ago, is a refreshing exception in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Chef Spicer’s classic New Orleans creations at Bayona and other ventures led to multiple appearances on local and national media and to recognition and awards from the James … Continue reading Susan Spicer’s Bayona