Wine festivals are popping up all over America and many of them are for charities. Here’s a review of one local event that serves as a shining example for those who would like to start a similar endeavor in theirs.
From Chef David Gutowski comes this trifecta of lamb dinner perfection. Seared lamb loins, ramp pesto and manchego potato cakes. A gourmet dinner that looks and tastes superb.
There is a move among the up-and-coming, conscientious chefs among us; an undertaking toward more responsible stewardship of resources in food preparation and service. Chef David Gutowski is in this league. From Peekskill, New York, David is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
Some people hike for days in the hot sun and climb rugged mountain terrain just to sit face-to-face with their white linen loin-clothed, cross-legged guru to glean wisdom. We were lucky enough to find our wise guy fully clothed, standing as tall as possible, with a huge smile on his face, a glass of wine in his hand and a beautiful wife by his side. Anthony Giglio, the Wine Wise Guy.
Webster’s definition of the word faithfulness is: “Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.” Executive Chef and restaurant owner, David Walford is a seasoned craftsman who has spent the last 30 years immersed in the culture of the culinary world, the 20 of them in Beaver Creek, Colo. Now that’s faithfulness. We recently chatted over coffee in his beautiful restaurant with splendid views, thus named, Splendido, at The Chateau, Beaver Creek.
Gail Simmons is sweet; just the right amount of sweet. So it comes as no surprise that she is the host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, Bravo’s pastry-focused spin-off of the Top Chef franchise, which aired its third season in the fall of 2012. As a trained culinary expert and food writer she has lent her extensive expertise as a permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef, where she is often seen with a glass of wine in her hand. Now in its tenth successful season, Top Chef is rated the No. 1 food show on cable television.
Sometimes in life, we require a therapist; physical therapists, group therapists, individual therapists or marriage therapists. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we recommend that lovers spend money at the The Chocolate Therapist which just may reduce the need for the aforementioned therapists!
Everything about our experience at the Second Annual Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend was beautiful. There were trees with fresh-laden snow, ice sculptures, well-behaved children and well-mannered people like the joyful and very tall Tim Baker, who cheerfully manages the town itself. Each event was well orchestrated, beginning with the casual cocktail reception where we mingled with celebrity chefs and local talent. Read William & Natalie Myers' account of the weekend.
Our Super Bowl hopes were dashed as our home team, the Denver Broncos, lost in the playoffs. To comfort ourselves, we intend on throwing a Super Bowl party with lots of carbs—Italian style! We’ll be ordering ours from our new favorite Italian spot in the Denver area.
With varying flavor combinations on holiday tables, Riesling is the perfect palate cleanser matching the ability of a sweet sorbet. Rieslings are usually varietally pure and unoaked. In order from driest to sweetest. Consider the following four Rieslings to present to your guests or host this season.
Still in planning mode for the holidays? Why not host a pairing party! Small plates and paired wines will create an interactive food-and-wine experience. Building your network in the wine community? This is the perfect opportunity to solidify those connections. Check out the Two Poets' recipe for a holiday soiree and let us know how your own turns out!
Here is a little language lesson. The Italian verb, volere, means to wish, expect, need and require. That definition should be in Webster’s under “purse”! What better gift to give the lovely lady in one’s life...especially when it's filled with wine. Natalie Myers (aka Mrs. Poet) reviews the Volére wine purse just in time for the holidays.
There's no doubt wine is a complex subject and learning about it can become a lifelong hobby. We can probably all relate to this humorous little poem by the Two Poets -- a little book-learning can make us think we know more than we do!
What does wine add to family celebration? It captures memories through the senses. WineTable lifestyle writers William and Natalie Myers remember their best Thanksgiving as a blend of family, love and wine.
Finding joy in life. A commentary on attitudes, life and the transformative quality of wine to make moments special and unique. From WineTable writers William and Natalie Myers.