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Casa Caponetti

Casa Caponetti

What an AMAZING treat to find Casa Caponetti.  We bought three nights that the kind proprietors of Casa Caponetti donated to the San Francisco National Maritime Park Association, part of the National Parks System.  (By the way, the major source of funds to support the National Parks maritime arm, the..
Taste & Tribute

Taste & Tribute

Taste & Tribute, a fundraiser for the Tibetan Aid Project, was another magnificent experience from start to finish.  Celebrating the event’s 15th anniversary, Taste & Tribute is benefiting the preservation of Tibetan cultural and spiritual heritage for the Tibetan people.  Unlike last year , Taste & Tribute followed a slightly different path. ..
Taste and Tribute

Taste and Tribute

The Taste and Tribute Gala to benefit the Tibetan Aid Project is coming up on Friday, November 21, and I can’t wait to attend.  It’s being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, starting at 5:30pm.  Inspired by San Francisco’s famous chef, Laurent Manrique in 2001, the event will feature 22..
Monsieur Benjamin
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Monsieur Benjamin

It was my birthday yesterday, and Dave took me to Monsieur Benjamin, Corey Lee’s of Benu and formerly The French Laundry fame new French bistro near the theater area in Civic Center.  Corey, like Thomas Keller, is a Francophile, having studied in France and New York.  Corey wanted to have..
Have a Sherry Party

Have a Sherry Party

I love sherry, and my passion became an obsession in preparation for a trip to Spain a few years back.  The Jerez region in the south of Spain is the only place you’ll find legit sherry made.  If you don’t know about sherry, ready on.  If you already know sherry,..
Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries

Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries

Sherryfest – Old and Rare Sherries was Sherryfest‘s last afternoon seminar.  Beltran Domeq, Consejor Regulador of the Jerez Sherry Region, started off this session of Sherryfest discussing VOS and VORS Sherries, a certification created in 2000.  Sr. Domeq is a regular participant and speaker at Sherryfest.  VOS, Very Old Sherries, are 20+..
Sherryfest – Fino and Manzanilla Sherries

Sherryfest – Fino and Manzanilla Sherries

If you didn’t make last week’s Sherryfest  in San Francisco, you will most likely have to go somewhere else for the next event.  Sherryfest is the brainchild of Peter Liem, author of ‘Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla’, and Rosemary Gray, director of RS Productions NYC.  NYC held the first and largest..
River’s End
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River’s End

On our way to Ratna Ling, we stopped for lunch at River’s End in Jenner on the Sonoma Coast.   River’s End has some of the most amazing views of the Russian River flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  It’s worth a stop just for that. Owned by Bert Rangel and..
Fort Ross Winery

Fort Ross Winery

If you find yourself up on the Sonoma Coast, take a detour to Fort Ross Winery.  Opened in the last few years, Fort Ross Winery is a breathtaking spot and a great place to taste the Fort Ross – Seaview AVA wines that are chardonnay and pinot noir.  The owner..
1982 Chateau Haut Brion

1982 Chateau Haut Brion

Cigars and mushrooms. And that musty color that reflects the fine aging of a 32-year-old 1982 Chateau Haut Brion bottle of French Bordeaux. Pessac, where the wine is from, is in the Graves region of Bordeaux, France, where the most expensive Bordeaux wines are produced. Wiki can tell you all..