Modena. It’s the birthplace of the real balsamic vinegar and of opera great Pavarotti, the home of Ferrari and Maserati, and – Chef Massimo Bottura.
What will you find at Opera|02? A bit of everything the region is famous for. And if you only have a short time in the area, this is the place.
Wander the streets of old Orvieto and be enchanted. Of course, it’s even better after a delicious meal with local wines.
As long as there is Kaua’i, Don Ho’s words will ring true. After nearly ten years, I finally returned to Hawaii’s garden island and spent over a week basking in the sun (and moon) over Hanalei. This was a very low key trip. Traveling with two friends and a five month old guaranteed good companyContinue reading “Heaven by the Sea”
This trip, I’ve kept the itinerary to a minimum – my hostess has a broken foot and I’m content to relax and go with the flow of being on vacation. We had the party to keep us busy the first day and a tasting event to attend on Saturday night (more in my next post),Continue reading “LA in Nibbles and Bites”
Last night was the release party for Life of Reiley’s two latest books – Chrysta Wilson’s Kiss My Bundt and Amy Reiley’s new collaboration with Juan-Carlos Cruz, The Love Diet which is coming out next week. The party was at Amy’s house which is designed around a large open kitchen created specifically for events and commercial production, and I gotContinue reading “The Release Party”
Last weekend began my spring season of local wandering. Almost a year after starting this blog as part of a food blogging class with Steven Shaw (see the link to the International Culinary Center Foodblogging class on the right), I accompanied Steven and members of his 2010 class (as well as my former classmate, AnaContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sundays”
I’ve always been an East Coast girl, even when I lived on the West Coast. Even more so, I’m a New Yorker, and as such, I’ve been a little prejudice against Los Angeles for a good long time. For years my friend Amy has been trying to convince me of the wonders of life inContinue reading “Tuesday’s Top Five – LA Edition”