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by Kevin Lancelotta
September 21st, 2016, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD on 9/20/16
Replies: 153
Views: 11275

MACDONALD on 9/20/16

Not that $150 is inexpensive, but I would pit MacDonald against any other Napa Cabs many of which (as we all know) are 3x or more this price tag. I do get comments about all the new labels popping up in Napa with increasingly outrageous and escalating price-tags. This fortunately is not one of thos...
by Kevin Lancelotta
September 20th, 2016, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD on 9/20/16
Replies: 153
Views: 11275

MACDONALD on 9/20/16

Not that $150 is inexpensive, but I would pit MacDonald against any other Napa Cabs many of which (as we all know) are 3x or more this price tag. I do get comments about all the new labels popping up in Napa with increasingly outrageous and escalating price-tags. This fortunately is not one of those...
by Kevin Lancelotta
June 8th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon

Ron,

Wishing you well and hope to see you soon
by Kevin Lancelotta
June 8th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon

Ron,

Wishing you well and hope to see you soon
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 12th, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How to make pasta from scratch.......
Replies: 1
Views: 370

How to make pasta from scratch.......

Late night last night, so I decided to watch the video and give this a go very nice version of pasta. I generally use a food processor and pasta machine. But, I decided to do everything exclusively by hand and it made for a fun and delicious night Not sure that I will have time to do it this way all...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 3rd, 2016, 8:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon

any theme going or open to everything and anything?
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 15th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: CANCELLED Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Boston OL @ Royal East Sun. June 12 afternoon

Ron, will be there with a friend (who came to the last Royal East outing as well)

Will keep checking this post for start time
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 15th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: D.C. Trip in Late May
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

D.C. Trip in Late May

Would be interested to hear your thoughts on Fiola after you've gone. Have never been but it seems to be on everyone's to-go-to list Also, if there is availability, check out the bar at MiniBar. You won't get into MiniBar but they have a fantastic bar with light eats. Even if you don't go for food, ...
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 15th, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anyone tried the Saran-wrap method for poaching eggs?
Replies: 46
Views: 2184

Has anyone tried the Saran-wrap method for poaching eggs?

Also use the Serious Eats approach (though sometimes omit the straining part because it seems like this sometimes removes more of the white than necessary). Creating a mini whirlpool in the pan does seem to make adding an acid to the water unnecessary Tried this Saran wrap approach last week. It act...
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 14th, 2016, 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: D.C. Trip in Late May
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

D.C. Trip in Late May

Echo a lot of comments above, and here are some others to consider: Komi: fantastic for a special occasion meal Little Serow: basement, dive-esque (but not really a dive) Thai restaurant run by the same folks that run Komi. Some of the best Thai food I have had in the US. Line can get pretty harsh u...
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 3rd, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1479

Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM

good to see everyone again last week

look forward to the next one
by Kevin Lancelotta
March 30th, 2016, 12:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1479

Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM

Gentlemen . . . thinking of bringing a 2013 John Thomas Pinot These things age forever, but I cracked a 2013 open 3 months ago and with a few hours of decanting this was drinking great That will be my back up for now. If I find something with more age on it, I may substitute that in. But, since my c...
by Kevin Lancelotta
March 29th, 2016, 5:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1479

Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM

Answered my own question by scrolling back . . . my bottle selection will be coming shortly

see you all soon
by Kevin Lancelotta
March 29th, 2016, 5:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1479

Boston area OL --Cafe Mangal 3/31 6:30PM

Gentlemen,

Haven't been on the boards for a few weeks. Is this still on?

Ron, I believe you have me down as an attendee. If you could confirm, that would be excellent and I'll post what I'll be bringing tomorrow

thanks
by Kevin Lancelotta
February 24th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Celebrate the liberation of Boston, date/place TBD
Replies: 22
Views: 1224

Celebrate the liberation of Boston, date/place TBD

Ron

In as well if something gets set up for March

Once this rule finally gets put into effect, that will dramatically improve any and all dining outings!
by Kevin Lancelotta
February 24th, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: One night in Nashville
Replies: 8
Views: 628

One night in Nashville

Sounds like the meal may have already happened, but I would second the votes for Kayne (steak) and Etch (new American)
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 12th, 2016, 6:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How did Per Se get 2 stars from the NYT?
Replies: 131
Views: 8492

How did Per Se get 2 stars from the NYT?

Interesting read. What an abysmal experience. I was at Per Se ~4 years ago and enjoyed the experience. A little stuffy and similar to what the NY times article suggested there was some presumptive up-selling of dishes, but nothing that was as horrible as what was described here Perhaps this is what ...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 7th, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chefsteps New Sous Vide Product - Joule
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Chefsteps New Sous Vide Product - Joule

I have had the Sansaire and love it. I had never even considered the wattage to be an issue because the wand gets water to your set temp and keeps it there. I'm not sure if the ANOVA was out when I originally purchased the Sansaire (via their kickstarter campaign). Next door neighbor has the ANOVA t...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 7th, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 607562

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Has anybody had any luck with AMEX reversing charges for orders beyond 2 years old? I was initially told by one person that they thought they would be able to refund about half the cost of my orders, but just received an email saying they cannot investigate this matter because it is over 60-days ol...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 7th, 2016, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 607562

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Paul Battaglia's advice was spot on in this case. To me, that's worth more than style points or basis points. Trying to reinvent him as some sort of sandwich board-wearing street preacher ranting about judgement day is bullshit. I'm glad I listened to him and others who privately told me the same s...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 7th, 2016, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 607562

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Tony C wrote:
Bill Klapp wrote:Try john@premiercru.net
I doubt John is answering emails. Try lillyth@premiercru.net
No luck with any of the emails I have - have tried Whitney, Peter, John, and Mederic . . . Lillyth is a new one for me so thanks for posting Tony
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 7th, 2016, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 607562

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Has anybody had any luck with AMEX reversing charges for orders beyond 2 years old? I was initially told by one person that they thought they would be able to refund about half the cost of my orders, but just received an email saying they cannot investigate this matter because it is over 60-days old...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 6th, 2016, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Novice bread maker looking for help
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Novice bread maker looking for help

Gentlemen, thanks you for all your comments. I have much much to learn! After having read a few things and experimenting a little, I got this recipe to work with a few tweaks: 1) added more water so hydration was 64% 2) Ensured I did not over-proof the dough with the primary fermentation (not sure i...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 5th, 2016, 6:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Novice bread maker looking for help
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Novice bread maker looking for help

Kevin, Hope to see you in Seattle sometime soon. I've always had problem with refrigerating bread dough and then getting it to rise properly later. I think that like cooking a roast, it takes a long slow process to get the temperatures even. Instead of putting the loves in the pan at night, shorten...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 5th, 2016, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Novice bread maker looking for help
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Novice bread maker looking for help

Thanks for the tips everyone . . . Re: the punch-down . . . great question!! Think of my technique as an over the hill Rocky Balboa! I have the Tartine bread book (first installment). I need to spend some more time with this as it is a daunting tome that goes above my head quickly. I have tried to m...
by Kevin Lancelotta
January 4th, 2016, 7:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Novice bread maker looking for help
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Novice bread maker looking for help

After seeing some incredible pix of bread on a previous thread, I decided to take up bread-making as a hobby this year. I started with training wheels . . . a recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread in this month's Fine Cooking. Long story short, the bread goes through its initial rise as expected. . ...
by Kevin Lancelotta
November 1st, 2015, 4:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Haven or Hartford Ct
Replies: 2
Views: 408

New Haven or Hartford Ct

Jonathan . . .

Might be up for a Hartford offline at some point in the future. I live in Boston but travel to Hartford ~3x a year
by Kevin Lancelotta
September 2nd, 2015, 10:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: POSTPONED Boston: '01 Bdx tasting?
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Boston: '01 Bdx tasting?

Could possibly make this. October is also a busy travel month for me, but I should know in about 2 weeks if I can keep that date free
by Kevin Lancelotta
June 22nd, 2015, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Denner mistreating customers ?
Replies: 225
Views: 8069

Is Denner mistreating customers ?

Thomas Keim wrote:
"I'm not hungry honey..." YOU JUST HATE MY COOKING!
I had an old girlfriend that used to interpret my "I'm not hungry honey" comment the exact same way. But, in this case, her interpretation was absolutely spot on!!
by Kevin Lancelotta
June 22nd, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Denner mistreating customers ?
Replies: 225
Views: 8069

Is Denner mistreating customers ?

Agree with many comments here . . . I don't perceive them as mis-treating their good customers just making some business decisions that reflect their needs at a particular point in time. I have asked other wineries about back vintage wines and have been told they do not have them or are not selling ...
by Kevin Lancelotta
June 10th, 2015, 6:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: '12 Horsepower Sur Echalas Syrah
Replies: 3
Views: 282

LTB: '12 Horsepower Sur Echalas Syrah

not a shocking reply here . . . but totally depends on your palate. My wife can't stand the stuff. First bottle we opened of their inaugural release (2011 vintage I think) was so stanky we couldn't finish a glass. Was much better after 24 hours of being open. I think as with all stuff Cayuse, age is...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 27th, 2015, 9:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14
Replies: 66
Views: 2775

Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14

Video is 90megs so a little prohibitive to post.

If anybody wants the lazy susan video, PM me and I'll send it to you via an FTP site. I played around with a few programs to try to decrease the video size, but I'm just not that good with those software programs!
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 25th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14
Replies: 66
Views: 2775

Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14

Brian, I have a lazy susan video . . . I'll play around on the site tomorrow to figure out how to upload this. Might be totally straight forward but have never done it before
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 18th, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Napa and Sonoma Rec
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Napa and Sonoma Rec

Ad Hoc (and their fried chicken joint right behind them that is only open a few days a week)
Rutherford Grill
Mustard's Grill
Press: for simple, straight forward wood grilled meats with perhaps one of the best CA-focused (and maybe exclusively CA) wine lists out there, this place is hard to beat IMO
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 15th, 2015, 6:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14
Replies: 66
Views: 2775

Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14

Ron . . . Thanks for setting up a fantastic offline. It was great meeting everyone in-person for the first time and I'll look forward to future offlining Highlights of the night for me food-wise were the soft-shell crabs and the mushrooms in that mesmerizing sauce! The Wine line-up for everyone's re...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 11th, 2015, 6:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3020

SQN offline in Boston area

Based on Eric and Erich's recent response, seems like it makes most sense to postpone. Obviously, there is never going to be one ideal date for everyone that would like to attend, but I'd hope to get a crew of 6-8 people or more so we could collectively pull together 6-10 different SQN bottlings Wil...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 11th, 2015, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cleaning a Pot Rack -- Any Advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Cleaning a Pot Rack -- Any Advice?

A few options to consider: Mr Clean Eraser: You'll need multiple of these for a decent size rack Goo off: Chemically orange smell will be pretty toxic so I would wear a mask and open windows. Would also drape some drop-cloth type of thing underneath to avoid drips on your stove Steamer: We have occa...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 11th, 2015, 2:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3020

SQN offline in Boston area

So it looks like we're at 4 confirmed. This seems light to get a full-on tasting of a variety of different SQN bottles to me. My inclination is to postpone until we could get a larger group of folks together to get a broader array of SQN and/or NoK bottles in the mix especially given that one of the...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 11th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3020

SQN offline in Boston area

Mattias and other Eric? Anyone else in for this. Kevin and Erich . . . let's give this until Friday. If no one else expressed a firm commitment, then I would vote for rescheduling. If we are at least 5, then we can start solidifying venues and bottles selections. I'll probably be out of commission u...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 10th, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3020

SQN offline in Boston area

Hey guys, Sorry for the radio silence. For a while it looked like it was only 3 of us so I was waiting to see how this would shape up before suggesting that we postpone until we could get a larger group. For now, it looks like there are 5 people interested: Erich Mattias Kevin Kevin (me) Eric I figu...
by Kevin Lancelotta
May 5th, 2015, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinotemp Customer Service Issues -- Help Please
Replies: 261
Views: 30322

Vinotemp Customer Service Issues -- Help Please

Berry Crawford wrote:
Jim Brennan wrote:This thread should be pinned, so no one visiting WB can miss it.
please
Agree. I just saw this for the first time. Completely mind boggling! Good luck with this issue OP and hopefully it ends soon
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 28th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14
Replies: 66
Views: 2775

Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14

Also, a friend of mine -Colin- will also be coming
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 28th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14
Replies: 66
Views: 2775

Boston Metro West OL Thursday 5/14

I'll bring a Pinot - either a youngish CA-Pinot (Marcassin; Rhys; Rochioli - in that realm) or a 2002 Burg
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 22nd, 2015, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Commercial food processor advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Commercial food processor advice needed

Have you checked out Magimix? Made by Robot-Coupe . . . it's essentially their "pro-sumer" version which has a lot of useful attachments. Much less expensive than Robot-coupe and smaller footprint if either of those parameters are considerations. For mine, I have: --2 different slicing disks --2 dif...
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 20th, 2015, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: First Smoke on the Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" - Spare Ribs
Replies: 5
Views: 447

First Smoke on the Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" - Spare Ribs

Those tacos look as good if not better than the ribs themselves. Nicely done with a relatively higher maintenance cooking tool
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 20th, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS:Rhys Family Farm (ALL SOLD)
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

FS:Rhys Family Farm

nice price. If I didn't recently receive a boatload of the 2013, I would have been interested.

Opened a 500ml of the family farm this past weekend. "Lighter" stylistically than the alpine, but really nice juice
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 12th, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3020

SQN offline in Boston area

For now, for a May 23 date, this is my read of attendance but please update your status if what I've listed is not correct. Then we can get to the fun part - figure out what bottles everyone is bringing to try to get as varied an assortment as possible Kevin L - IN Erich S - IN Kevin F - IN Mattias ...
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 12th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SQN offline in Boston area
Replies: 52
Views: 3020

SQN offline in Boston area

I could do May 23rd as well This will be a SQN heavy week for me (which is a good thing!), because as Kevin F. noted, I'll be in St. Louis for work on May 21st and attending a SQN offline that night as well So, looks like May 23rd is the date. Locations? Could still host at my house in Arlington if ...
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 12th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 537
Views: 47446

The Cocktail Thread

Palmeyer (recipe from #9 Park Boston)

1.5 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce lime
3/4 ounce mint-infused simple syrup (more or less depending on sweetness/tartness of limes)

Shaken on ice and served straight up

Refreshing summer drink.
by Kevin Lancelotta
April 12th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Big Green Egg Bible
Replies: 225
Views: 15242

Big Green Egg Bible

on to more experimentation. Thanks for the feedback Brian, Mark, and Clint. I'm in the fence about getting a pellet smoker but slowly may be headed in that direction. I have a 3 and 6 year old at home, so spending time getting the BGE just right has become increasingly hard to do even though the fin...

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