Dining

It's a Poke, Mon!

Peruvians have their ceviche, Japanese their sashimi. In Hawaii, the iconic raw fish dish is “poke” (pronounced PO-kay or PO-kee), which means “chunked.”

Naples Olive Oil Company

  With a passion for understanding the complexities and benefits of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, Marie Heiland opened Naples Olive Oil Company about eight years ago, and…

Sweet Summer Cocktails

Photography by Michael Caronchi Need a refreshing pick-me-up? Mix up a batch of these crowd-pleasing punches, courtesy of local chefs. Packed with fresh and fruity flavors, these tasty tipples are sure to be a hit at your next summer soireé.…

Blintzes, Blinis, Crepes and Palatschinke

April 3 was National Blintz Day, which may not mean much if you didn’t grow up with an Eastern European heritage. Still, the appeal of the blintz goes far beyond the former Iron Curtain countries. Who can deny the charms…

Benovia Winery

The landscape of Napa and Sonoma is littered with wineries that were once family-owned, independent and fiercely focused on quality. Over the past decade, many of those wineries were absorbed by the Jacksons and Foleys of this world. In most…

Tyranny of the Tasting Menu

Being a diner used to mean freedom of choice, and sometimes those choices seemed daunting. Neophytes visiting fancy restaurants were frequently overwhelmed by lengthy, complex menus in foreign languages. Today that situation has been resolved for customers in high-end restaurants…

Flying Above the Clouds

When I first heard that Moët Hennessy was going to make a super-premium red wine in China, I was skeptical. Rumors began to surface six years ago that the company was seeking land in the foothills of the Himalayas to…

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is deeply intertwined with the history of California wine. Without Stag’s Leap, in fact, California wine might not exist in the form it does today. On May 24, 1976, a blind tasting occurred in Paris.…

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July 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 19 @ 7:00 pm

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