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Back to Bern’s

A couple of our friends, Nate and Mary, are getting married and then moving away for an exciting opportunity owning a restaurant.  They wanted one final fling at Bern’s Steakhouse, one of America’s best, before they left.  We were happy … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s the Leftovers

We all have differing opinions on leftovers.  Some of us love them, some of us hate them, some of us love some and hate others.  Nonetheless, when you cook a great deal at home, you’ll end up eating leftovers at … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Wines

Easter Sunday was an excuse to invite over a couple of friends, eat well, and drink well.  Our menu looked like this: Deconstructed lobster roll Arugula, bleu cheese, and poached pear salad Halibut in red wine onion sauce Scallion Potato … Continue reading

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Best-Ever Brine and Comparing Racy Zins

Brining is a technique we use a fair amount, mostly for poultry, to keep it moist and flavor-infused regardless of how we’ll be cooking it.  This particular brine idea is taken from Thomas Keller’s “Ad Hoc” cookbook.  We tried out … Continue reading

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Drink the Allocation Party

A few weeks back, I mentioned the madness of the spring mailer season.  In order to make some room for the new incoming stuff, we decided to have our wine geek friends (there are about a dozen of us in … Continue reading

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