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by Jason P1ckw1ck
December 12th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cuba?
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Cuba?

I've been 4 times. 3 times to resorts and once as an independent traveler to Havana. Food in resorts is ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC, even at quote unquote 5 star establishments. If you are planning on a resort beach vacation avoid Cuba, the food alone will ruin the trip. If however you are planning on stayi...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 26th, 2018, 7:05 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 47
Views: 2459

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

- trekking gorillas in Uganda. Just how similar to humans these amazing animals are. Wow Doing this in Feb 2019, so looking forward to it! Truth be told, the question is impossible to answer; so keeping to form... seated in first class headed to an international destination on a long flight... flyi...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 19th, 2018, 5:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is a VitaMix worth it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2096

Re: Is a VitaMix worth it?

Alan Rath wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Some sauces, soups, gravy, margaritas...
that's all fine and dandy, but what about an ipad? Blendtec FTW:

by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 13th, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wanted: Tokyo and Kyoto restaurants
Replies: 27
Views: 1747

Re: Wanted: Tokyo and Kyoto restaurants

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Alan - will PM you over the weekend.
Can I request the same info? haha

I'm heading back in April and am always looking for more firsthand experiences of great places to eat!
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 13th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 160
Views: 10919

Re: New Espresso Machine

As much as I love, or so I thought, my little Rancilio Silvia, I just spent some serious time with a La Marzocco Linea Mini flirtysmile I'll chime in and say you should get a Profitec 700 (bigger brew boiler and ability to plumb in right out of the box) and then spend the $1000 saved on an ECM S-Au...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 12th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 160
Views: 10919

Re: New Espresso Machine

As much as I love, or so I thought, my little Rancilio Silvia, I just spent some serious time with a La Marzocco Linea Mini flirtysmile I'll chime in and say you should get a Profitec 700 (bigger brew boiler and ability to plumb in right out of the box) and then spend the $1000 saved on an ECM S-Au...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 9th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 813

SOLD

Selling my 6 year old Eurocave Wine Cabinet, never had an issue with it. It works as a stand alone piece or is perfectly size for under counter installation. Equipped with glass door and 4 shelves. see here for specs: https://www.eurocave.com.au/wine-cabinets/compact-range/v059/ Message me with your...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 9th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167231

Re: Steak Porn

Well this is my new favourite thread ever, there goes my afternoon at work!
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 9th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 23
Views: 2580

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Mike Cohen wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 8:51 am
Is any meal worth $1400?
I'd pay double that for Bouley, circa 2007-2009
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 9th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Poll: Pourover Coffee
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Poll: Pourover Coffee

Because I'm bored traveling: for the Nth time I just tried to enjoy watery pourover coffee, pitched as always as having "incredible clarity of flavor." I say "nay." I want to like it but can't get on board. Give me something out of a machine. Others? Sounds like you are a big fan of body in your co...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 8th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wanted: Tokyo and Kyoto restaurants
Replies: 27
Views: 1747

Re: Wanted: Tokyo and Kyoto restaurants

m. ristev wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 9:39 pm
for me the only disappointing experience was going to the fish market.
how so? are you referring to eating there or touring the actual stalls?

shame its finally closed now (as mentioned above)
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 5th, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wanted: Tokyo and Kyoto restaurants
Replies: 27
Views: 1747

Re: Wanted: Tokyo and Kyoto restaurants

Sushi Sawada in Tokyo (assuming you can’t get into Saito). Life-affirming. In dozens of Michelin starred meals across the globe, it was perhaps my most satisfying meal. Loved Ryugin too. Do at least one big Kaiseki meal in Kyoto. One of the worlds unique and wonderful experiences. We did Nakamura. ...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
October 5th, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bolivia!
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Bolivia!

Thanks guys, Itinery pretty much set just waiting to hear from some wineries in Tarija. We will stay part of our time in Rosario hotel and have got reservations made for Gustu as well! We have a trip to the slat flats planned as well. I have been on a diet for the last two months and it steps up in...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 28th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 2704

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

We had GE Monogram Double Wall Ovens, 36" Cooktop with ceramic infrared grill, 620 cfm hoodfan, and fridge/freezer Wall oven light covers shattered when I misted the oven with water for baking bread. Ice maker broke on two separate occasions and constantly jammed (uses same mechanism as normal GE mo...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 28th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Should I book a Hotel room thru Booking.com, Expedia or some other OTA?

I find searching with Tripadvisor compares the most sites and usually shows the lowest possible pricing on hotels, not to mention some of the largest sampling sizes for reviews. Always do a google search for online coupon/promo codes with whoever you decide to book with, I've earned an extra 15% mul...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 28th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bolivia!
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Bolivia!

I did some climbing and trekking around La Paz in 2015. I can highly recommend the Hotel Rosario in the old town, they also have a wonderful dinner menu and free bags of coca leaves everywhere haha. However be warned even in the nicer old town hotels likes this the hot water service is unreliable. B...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 28th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Arizona Winery Visits - some good, some not so...
Replies: 45
Views: 2802

Re: TN: Arizona Winery Visits - some good, some not so...

Wondering if anyone has any updates on some tasting rooms worth hitting up in 2018? I'm heading down in a week, will be spending time in both Sedona and Tuscon. Cheers!
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 28th, 2018, 6:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)
Replies: 121
Views: 6719

Re: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)

For any Canucks out there: Little Victories and Cut Coffee have been my favorites lately. Roasters Pack is a great monthly subscription service! Might have been touched upon here, but don't buy beans without knowing the roast date. A sealed valve bag will keep those beans fresh for only 2 weeks, if ...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 28th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Ethiopian wine
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Ethiopian wine

A nice light roasted Ethiopian Harrar can have some beautiful winey notes ;) But now I will try some of their wine next time I there Have you had their coffee with butter? Or with salt? I liked the former, less so the latter! I have been lucky enough to experience a traditional ceremony with butter...
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 27th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER RULES (Read BEFORE posting, i.e. 25 post minimum, no retail, etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 16003

Re: COMMERCE CORNER RULES (Read BEFORE posting, i.e. 25 post minimum, no retail, etc)

No worries, I'm sure being a part of the community will fan the flames of my wine addiction!
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 27th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Ethiopian wine
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Ethiopian wine

A nice light roasted Ethiopian Harrar can have some beautiful winey notes ;)

But now I will try some of their wine next time I there
by Jason P1ckw1ck
August 27th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Nez du Vin kit for terroirs
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Le Nez du Vin kit for terroirs

Has anyone tried the Coffee version of this?

Looking to take the leap and invest $500CDN into one

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