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by mark rudner
September 19th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

is there actually a mailing list yet robert?
by mark rudner
September 18th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 La Fete du Champagne
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: 2019 La Fete du Champagne

my kids 12th bday. no way to get around it [cry.gif]

spent about an hour with peter liem last time i was there just walking around with mutual friends and tasting.
oh well, it's either that or watch my son and his friends destroy my house.....
by mark rudner
September 18th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

recent visits as summer ends i'm finally getting back into the city and braved our way to hudson yards for mercado little spain. it's a mall, and it feels like a mall. the mercado is well done and well staffed. some wonderful apps at barra (the dissolving olives are worth trying once) with the potat...
by mark rudner
September 18th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

i have been to carota + or - 50 times and frenchette exactly once given the choice i guess you know where i'd go. the wine program at frenchette is indeed very interesting, but if you can catch carota when it's not crazy busy (rare since recent awards and reviews) i'd rather be there. also if in soh...
by mark rudner
September 16th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 17
Views: 1290

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

recent 2005 atlantis syrah was fantastic after 2 hours open, not decanted
not as muscular as some others tried over the years (mostly consumed younger fyi)
by mark rudner
September 11th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 4652

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon

thanks for the awesome info and the effort it took to post that roy [cheers.gif]
by mark rudner
September 4th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

Albert R wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 6:35 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 3:40 am
Ken Strauss wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Tuna sashimi pizza
Cafe Maxx Pompano Beach Florida
Also Pompano,
The cracked conch at the wee humble Fish Shack
I need to get to Pompano Beach more often! Sounds awesome!
if your avatar is really your car it shouldn't take long to get there!
by mark rudner
August 30th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

very cool alex
thank you
by mark rudner
August 30th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: 2006 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut

great info thanks
by mark rudner
August 30th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1506

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

how can the fusilli at marea be the best when there's nothing to compare it to?
i agree it's amazing and have had it 75% of the times i've been, but i've never seen it any where else
by mark rudner
August 29th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3459

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

weren't the fairchild wines a board darling once upon a time?
by mark rudner
August 29th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Insulated 2-3 bottle wine bags
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Insulated 2-3 bottle wine bags

built is the brand i use
pretty indestructible and the bags on amazon for half the price are half the quality
by mark rudner
August 29th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

I tried Hutong for lunch given it is a block from my office. Huge, flashy decor. The calamari flower appetizer was excellent. Everything else including the duck was just ok. I have had much better Duck in NYC. The wine list was decent and fairly priced. I will go back given the dearth of options in...
by mark rudner
August 26th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1381

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

when do you drink the motive pure?
by mark rudner
August 21st, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

saw knopfler at the beacon last night and had a better than expected dinner at 'cesca with some buddies. $30 corkage with decent glasses and warm service.
my grilled octopus was near perfect. i wouldn't go out of my way to eat there, but if going to a show at the beacon it's a good choice.
by mark rudner
August 13th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3440

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

you got me neal
snorted out loud at the second wtf
cheers
by mark rudner
August 12th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug and Taittinger Comtes
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Krug and Taittinger Comtes

krug first?
you heathens!!!
by mark rudner
August 7th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question of Quantities - Next of Kyn Magnums
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Question of Quantities - Next of Kyn Magnums

iirc hammell wine alliance does/did it
by mark rudner
August 6th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: They really do exist...SQN
Replies: 27
Views: 3439

Re: They really do exist...SQN

love my poker face t shirt
getting kind of frayed, but so am i
by mark rudner
August 1st, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

awesome pic of your son and the pig
i'm not sure my kid would be in the same room with it!
by mark rudner
July 31st, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: They really do exist...SQN
Replies: 27
Views: 3439

Re: They really do exist...SQN

Kris Patten wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Find an Atlantis Syrah.
i believe i recall this recc from another similar thread and again i completely agree
non-eba, but 100 points, and never brought big $ on the secondary market
by mark rudner
July 29th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

WvanGorp wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 3:30 am
My fav restaurant in nyc: Atomix.
been to atoboy a lot of times and love it
guess it's time!
by mark rudner
July 19th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2583

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Jason T wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 8:34 am
maureen nelson wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 6:51 pm
I accompanied becky and russell (and rusty staub!) to a wild and wacky party given by sylvain cathiard to inaugurate his new cuverie.
How cool. Is Rusty a Burgundy guy?
was. passed away last year of a heart attack.
by mark rudner
July 19th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1693

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

neophyte question but how do you fly/get there?
by mark rudner
July 18th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 196
Views: 16124

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

awesome pics as usual robert
salmon tail looks amazing!!!
by mark rudner
July 16th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2713

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

jim can you explain your use of "ACTUAL" in the op? i do love a fuller bodied rose with most pizza, but young champagne works really well Thanks for asking and I am sure you are not alone. Yeah, maybe not the best wording, but by "actual" I meant not a "theoretical" wine and pizza pairing, not look...
by mark rudner
July 16th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2713

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

jim
can you explain your use of "ACTUAL" in the op?
i do love a fuller bodied rose with most pizza, but young champagne works really well
by mark rudner
July 15th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 93
Views: 10567

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

thought i signed up but received nothing
by mark rudner
July 10th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2433

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

sorry neal didn't see that
and yes jordan is correct
not just the rips/tides /currents but lots of submerged giant rocks all over the place

would be nice if they could figure a way to fill a pool with seawater
by mark rudner
July 5th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1812

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

seriously? this question again?
too soon? maybe not?
by mark rudner
July 5th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2433

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

just back from las ventanas
it is as good as the countless reviews, except you can't swim there
you just stare at the beautiful ocean constantly reminded that you can't go in
food, service and rooms are perfect imo
only left to go to la lupita and while good was not worth leaving the property for
by mark rudner
June 24th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2433

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

m kaplan keep the reccs coming!
by mark rudner
June 24th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brocachos

best thread title ever?
by mark rudner
June 19th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: One night in NY
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: One night in NY

normally i'd recommend esca but not this time

https://ny.eater.com/2019/6/10/18659610 ... pening-nyc
by mark rudner
June 19th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2433

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

sounds great mark, enjoy
the swimmable beach is what i will miss the most at ventanas
i hope there's enough other features to keep me distracted...
by mark rudner
June 19th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

great review on atoboy and completely agree with this quote

"I don't have as great memory of the entrees."

i'd like to just sit at the bar and eat all the apps!
by mark rudner
June 13th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:2011 Sine Qua Non "Patine" EBA 3xSyrah/3xGrenache OWC
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: FS:2011 Sine Qua Non "Patine" EBA 3xSyrah/3xGrenache OWC

the weakness in 2011 does not apply to these wines
they are awesome!
by mark rudner
June 13th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 47
Views: 5925

Re: Marcassin

I wonder why the complaints, if you don’t like how the conduct business then don’t buy. I love their wines so I’m happy to wait and look forward to getting offered anything. really? because people just hope every once in a while they will come through when they say they will. jennifer gets her name...
by mark rudner
June 13th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

go big or don't go at all
it seems you know that already...
by mark rudner
June 12th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1578

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

big fan of the ritz especially if i can get on the club floor
by mark rudner
June 11th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

i think the most surprising note about per se is music in the salon AND the main dining room!!!
not sure it's enough to get me back there, but that's pretty cool for a temple
by mark rudner
June 8th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Four Seasons.......poof!
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Four Seasons.......poof!

an article about its reopening?
by mark rudner
June 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2433

Re: Cabo San Lucas: Recs?

any more info on las ventanas?
things not to miss, things to avoid etc etc
would love to fish if i don't have to go too far and don't need to do a full day charter to be on the fish
other than that, ceviche, tacos, cerveza and good tequila and will be all good
by mark rudner
June 6th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4257

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

jay
from all the years on the boards you really need help with this one?
the answers all seem pretty obvious unless you have a significantly different/lower price point in mind in which case maybe give a cap?
by mark rudner
June 5th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

it's just not in a location i find myself too often, if at all, so it's going to be a "worth a detour" kinda thing.
thanks
by mark rudner
June 5th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

robert
do you have similar feelings about charlie bird?
probably my most visited restaurant in nyc, but haven't been to legacy yet.
by mark rudner
June 4th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2159
Views: 128695

Re: New York City Restaurants

i saw the picture of the chicken liver/ horseradish pasta at crown shy shortly after it opened and knew i had to go. soon.
still haven't made it!
by mark rudner
June 4th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: weekend wines

passed on an offering of some well priced lambos recently
wish i didn't

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