5/20 Husic Vineyards Wine Dinner at Restaurant Latour‏

5/20 Husic Vineyards Wine Dinner at Restaurant Latour‏

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Crystal Springs Resort’s Restaurant Latour will host Husic Vineyards’s Co-Founder, Frank Husic, for what will surely be a memorable dinner on Wednesday May 20th.  Dinner will begin in the spectacular Wine Cellar at 6:30pm with passed canapés and 2010 Domaine Carneros Brut sparkling wine. Dinner will follow at 7:30pm at Restaurant Latour. Anthony Bucco, Chef of Restaurant Latour, will […]

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Spring Truffle Festival at Spuntino Wine Bar

Spring Truffle Festival at Spuntino Wine Bar

Spuntino Truffle

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, specializing in small plates that put modern twists on Italian classics, has created a special Spring Truffle Festival menu, highlighting the iconic truffle, available May 4 – 17 at its location in the Clifton Commons in Clifton. Chef Josh Bernstein has created a one-of-a-kind menu featuring the “diamond of the kitchen,” known as one […]

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Harper Voit – Obsessively Crafted Willamette Valley Wines

Harper Voit – Obsessively Crafted Willamette Valley Wines

Harper Voit

A couple weeks ago, I attended Pinot in the City in Manhattan, a gathering of top Oregon wineries where consumers were treated to fantastic wines from well-known producers and upcoming wineries. The winery I was most impressed with was a new player in the New York market – Harper Voit. Winemaker/Proprietor, Drew Voit, was in […]

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Escape to Greece Dinner with Chef Peter Minaki

For those of you who didn’t attend last year’s Greek restaurant takeover with Toronto-based Chef Peter Minaki of Kalofagas – Greek Food & Beyond, you’re in luck! Chef Minaki will return to Escape for another memorable meal on Sunday May 17th at 6PM. Here’s what’s in store for the evening: Amuse: Santorini tomato fritters with Feta […]

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Outstanding Earth Day Dinner at Chakra

Outstanding Earth Day Dinner at Chakra

Bracco Farms Represented

Wednesday night, I attended the Earth Day Chefs’ collaboration by Thomas Ciszak of Chakra, Bobby Varua of Blue Morel and Todd Villani of Terre à Terre at beautiful Chakra in Paramus. The three talented chefs created a delicious, five-course wine-paired dinner using some of the gorgeous produce of Bracco Farms. I was privileged to sit at Anthony Bracco’s […]

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Bracco Farms CSA 2015

Once again, Bracco Farms will be offering its popular CSA Program this season. The basic idea of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is that a farmer grows for a group of members who have purchased “shares” in the harvest. Members pay at the beginning of the season, when the farmer most needs the money. When the […]

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2012 Salinia Twenty Five Reasons Petillant Naturel

2012 Salinia Twenty Five Reasons Petillant Naturel

Salinia Twenty Five Reasons

The 2012 Salinia, Twenty Five Reasons is a skin-fermented petillant Sauvignon Blanc. For those not familiar with “petillant” is a sparkling wine that contains only half the pressure of champagne. In the glass, this natural wine is nearly cloudy with fine bubbles. On the nose, it’s light with citrusy and yeasty notes. On the palate, […]

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Lobster Thermidor Dip

Lobster Thermidor Dip

Lobster Thermidor Dip

When I was a small kid growing up in Quebec in the late 70s and early 80s, THE indulgent, luxurious dish one could treat herself to was Lobster Thermidor. I remember my mom raving about it and all I knew is that only the best restaurants served it. According to Wikipedia, “Lobster Thermidor was created […]

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Many Mother’s Day Options at Crystal Springs Resort

Many Mother’s Day Options at Crystal Springs Resort

Mother's Day

Crystal Springs Resort honors Mother’s Day (Sunday May 10) with a whole weekend of dinners, special events and a free round of golf for Moms. Both Crystal Tavern and Springs Bistro will offer special menus while Grand Cascades, Black Bear Country Club and Minerals Resort & Spa will host Mother’s Day buffets. Restaurant Latour will offer its full 5-course […]

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Virtual Tasting – Montes Winery

Virtual Tasting – Montes Winery

Montes Pantone

Since it was founded in 1988, Montes Winery, the celebrated Chilean winery well-known for 25 years of innovation, has shown a steadfast commitment to sustainability. Montes Winery is certified under the Wines of Chile Sustainable Code, which addresses the wine region’s needs for sustainable practices in three areas – vineyard, winery and community. In 2009, […]

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