Working in the food and wine biz, there are tons of opportunities to try new wines, new restaurants and the like, but a recent invitation came across my desk that I couldn’t pass up…a wine dinner featuring Chateau La Nerthe wines.
Chateau La Nerthe Ancient Cellars
As luck would have it, we discovered these beautiful wines while [...]
Being a huge fan of Food and Wine magazine, I’ve always seen a lot of promotion over the years for the giant event they sponsor each year in Aspen officially known as the Food and Wine Aspen Classic. Each year that I planned to go, something always changed our travel plans. This year it finally [...]
Whenever I have a question about Texas wine, I call Steven Kruger, the wine savvy sommelier at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Already being an expert in wines from around the world (I call him about those too), Steven was one of the first pros to truly learn about and seek out [...]
On a recent TV segment on KPRC with anchor Courtney Zavala, I featured some of Houston’s best brunch bets. I say some … there are plenty of awesome choices. One of my favorite brunch spots is Backstreet Café and their Braised Short Rib with Butternut Squash Hash is one of the dishes I took on the show.
The first ever South Texas Slow Food Dinner is on the fast track to being one of the hottest dinner tickets in town. Under a big blue Texas sky at South Texas Heritage Pork farm near Floresville, the setting Sunday evening couldn’t have been more beautiful.
Chef Steven McHugh and his talented team from Luke restaurant [...]
There’s something ceremonial about cooking on the weekends. Having the glorious luxury of time to relax and really enjoy the whole process of putting a meal together… glass of wine in-hand of course! Sometimes that luxury of time just doesn’t exist, so I found a quick answer when you need a wonderful meal in [...]
There’s a first of its kind event for South Texas Sunday night. Imagine a fabulous dinner prepared with locally sourced foods in the middle of a beautiful farm – birds in the trees, wildflowers all around – how could it get any better than this! Well, actually, it can when you hear that Chef Steven [...]
If you’ve not busy this Saturday, you are now! Chef Scott Cohen will be in San Antonio for a special fois gras demonstration at Luciano’s Goucho Gourmet at 935 Isom road starting at 11 a.m. Chef Cohen is an incredibly gift French trained chef ( he’s even worked with Julia Child…one of my favs). For [...]
Masraff’s Mini Tuna Tartare Tacos
There are plenty of great food and wine events in Houston, but the HLSR Uncorked! is one of my favorites. Easy to see why it’s always a sell-out event!
Most of the city’s best restaurants turned out Sunday night to compete in the Best Bites competition, and the rodeo’s award winning wines [...]
All month long I’m challenging you to love on your heart in honor of Heart Month. The American Heart Association hooked me up with some great recipes that are designed to help you do just that. Quick, easy and most importantly, healthy options for dinnertime…or anytime!