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by David K o l i n
June 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Café Iruña In Pamplona, it seems
by David K o l i n
June 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 614
Views: 28053

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Has anyone gone to Stone Flower and/or planning on it? It looks AMAZING but this is the former chef at 42 grams that was convicted of hitting his ex-wife. My initial instinct would be to stay away, no matter how good the food is. OTOH, it sounds like he has gone out of his way to make amends by rai...
by David K o l i n
June 14th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Anyone been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?

You can always do the more moderate dunes National park and follow up with chillin’ in Chicago

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... story.html
by David K o l i n
June 13th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time

Nuts. I’ll take a 60 pack
by David K o l i n
June 12th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

I always enjoyed the Mandarin Oriental (now the Loews) when I was in SF on business
by David K o l i n
June 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela

Leaving on Saturday. San Sebastián, across Spain’s North Coast to Santiago de Compostela and down the Portuguese Atlantic coast
by David K o l i n
June 11th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela

yes a few. We were there last summer. Casa Marcello in town http://www.casamarcelo.net/ asian fusion with a Galician accent. We loved it and went 2X. Asbastos 2.0 in the food market https://abastosdouspuntocero.com/ the best scallops ever. small plates and lively place Take a drive about 40 minutes...
by David K o l i n
June 1st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1558

Re: Where please?

Welcome, Len. Come play along!
by David K o l i n
May 29th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 614
Views: 28053

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I went to Passerotto last night for the third time and I'm a big fan. Four of us ordered everything on the menu except the whole fried branzino and dessert. The wine list is on the small side but corkage is $15. I'm still thinking about the short rib. We had a bottle of champagne, a dry riesling, a...
by David K o l i n
May 27th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips

If you’re going to Leland, you must (of course) stop in the Cove Restaurant for a Chubby Mary

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by David K o l i n
May 27th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

If you have time, a nice day trip from Bar Harbor is Campobello Island, New Brunswick - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s summer home. It’s a 2+ hour drive each way. If you decide to go , it’s worth a stop a the West Quoddy Head lighthouse, the most eastern point in the continental US, on the Bay of ...
by David K o l i n
May 18th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4180

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

Michael O'Brien wrote:
October 8th, 2015, 2:18 pm
We have been using our old Braun 4045 for over 20 years. Still grinding beautifully. Made in Germany.

Saw these on ebay http://www.ebay.tv/sch/i.html?_sop=16&_ ... 045&_frs=1
We lost ours several years ago after 30 years of daily use. ‘‘Twas a sad day
by David K o l i n
May 17th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1181

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

D Lewis wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Is there a sit down American restaurant that gives you cheese before taking your order? All I've experienced is butter/oil and bread.
I don’t know any US restaurants that give you cheese after a meal unless you order it
by David K o l i n
May 16th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7109

Re: Robert Parker retires

Enjoy your retirement RPMJr
by David K o l i n
May 15th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1503

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

I definitely would give up wine. Could still have gin and whiskey. And, of course, there is sake.
by David K o l i n
May 10th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1181

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

I guess I don't understand the antipathy to cheese before a meal. Cheese is common as an anitipasti option in Italy, feta is common as an opening dish in Greece, etc. I love a proper cheese plate at the end of the meal in France, but frankly there aren't many places in the States that do cheese as w...
by David K o l i n
May 9th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4332

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

Wes Barton wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Eisele should be there. Known great site. Owned by a First Growth. Tended and made by veteran Chateau Latour folks.
My first instinct for First Growth
by David K o l i n
May 7th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

CJ Beazley wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:12 am
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David, how old is yours? The Genesis II S-435 on their website shows them having the round stainless grates; my Costco hasn’t had them yet so I haven’t seen them in person.
3-4 years, probably
by David K o l i n
May 7th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

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From the Genesis this afternoon
by David K o l i n
May 7th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Randy Bowman wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:56 pm
I was a wanna be connoisseur of popcorn back in the day. Various oils. Various add on's like cheese, chocolate, caramel and candy coatings. Now, this:

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I love the "whole grain" and "gluten free"
by David K o l i n
May 6th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?

Muscadet Tall Boys!

24oz cans would be perfect for a dinner
by David K o l i n
May 2nd, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Protectionist nonsense. Not much of a capitalist, is he?
by David K o l i n
May 2nd, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Pop in homemade ghee (a bit browner than commercial) + salt. Sometimes other additions (Parmesan; herbs), but not often
by David K o l i n
April 28th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

I have had the ‘08 twice over the past 12 months and each time it was more accessible than any other vintage that I’ve had. Lots of life lefty, but open for business with a couple of hour decant
by David K o l i n
April 24th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

The 2008, surprisingly, has been very accessible (and delicious) over the last couple of years
by David K o l i n
April 23rd, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61222

Re: What did you cook tonight?

More pizza
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by David K o l i n
April 23rd, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

Thanks for the note, Greg. We had a 2006 on Friday that’s following a similar track
by David K o l i n
April 21st, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad, MacDonald, Ridge, Dalla Valle
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: Myriad, MacDonald, Ridge, Dalla Valle

Nice line up
by David K o l i n
April 18th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

Robert M yers wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 7:50 am
Neat article, funny how the guy “loaned” 120 bottles of wine for the list and Pop took a bunch home with him.
Ok, so Falcon Crest was a soap opera about wine?
It was a prime time soap opera, like Dallas, sites at Spring Mountain Winery (in its opening shot)
by David K o l i n
April 16th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 824

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

I went morel foraging a couple of days ago, nothing. It rained all day yesterday and cool today then warm tomorrow. If they are going to pop up it will be soon. Juan brought these back from China. Anyone have suggestions on how to prepare them? image.jpg Soak in boiling water for 20-30 minutes. Rin...
by David K o l i n
April 15th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 824

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Porcini, grilled. The balance, sautéed (usually) with garlic or shallots and thyme.

I also make a mixed mushroom and collard gumbo for my vegetarian wife and mushroom barley soup in the winter

And I don’t share my magic mushroom stories for free
by David K o l i n
April 14th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Any Reccos in Santiago de Compostela

We’ll be there for a couple of days in June, and we’re interested in and restaurant recommendations you may have.

TIA!
by David K o l i n
April 14th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 824

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Porcini/cepes. I use shiitake, maitake, oysters, king oysters, chanterelle, lobster and morel mushrooms regularly
by David K o l i n
April 11th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I've never had stone crab claws but I am a fan of blue and Dungeness crabs. One of the few things that makes visits to D.C. bearable is enjoying blue crabs and beer on my sister's deck. Blue crabs have stowed away in the ballast tanks of ships from the East Coast and now they're a real problem in S...
by David K o l i n
April 9th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Chris Blum wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 10:51 am
Yeah, maybe lack of skillz, but I get crab mulch or wasted meat.
A typical he-man problem.

Try this:

https://standardmarket.com/howto/crack- ... rab-claws/

Or this

by David K o l i n
April 9th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1327

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

You find it hard to work stone crabs? Way less than blues or Dungeness in my experience (both of which are worth the effort)
by David K o l i n
April 8th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Alan Eden wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Fox and Obel was great, good meat, fish, cheese and then loads of other stuff for fun. The wine was never great but that was OK.
The wine selection was quite excellent when it first opened. Didn’t last long.
by David K o l i n
April 8th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Olympia was a good place to get a whole lamb or goat. Not much call for that in my family.
by David K o l i n
April 8th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Steak butcher in Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Best Steak butcher in Chicago

Rob Levitt is at PQM now. A great addition, but they only do whole animals (like Butcher & Larder), so steaks are rarer than at some butchers like Bryan, Otto and Paulina. Nice product, though
by David K o l i n
April 6th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 111
Views: 6176

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Any updates from March visits? We are there 4/13-4/20, staying in Uptown, and have a number of things set up including Coquette, Compere Lapin and Maypop. Considering Bywater... I will be there next week (4/10-12) and have dinner reservations at Saba. Will report back. My daughter goes to Tulane an...
by David K o l i n
April 4th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 106
Views: 6421

Re: San Sebastian

Martin Berasategui is the finest restaurant in Donastia. I love Akelare but Martin Berasategui is absolutely the finest to me. You are gonna love Mirador Ulia. Martin Berasategui is the only top place in the area where I have not yet dined in the 6 or so times I've been to San Sebastian. I never fe...
by David K o l i n
March 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 111
Views: 6176

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

David K o l i n wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 9:15 am
Just landed. Compère Lapin tonight and Brennan’s tomorrow

We were at Shaya during Passover a couple of years ago. Great meal with pita and matzoh right out of the oven
by David K o l i n
March 30th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 111
Views: 6176

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Just landed. Compère Lapin tonight and Brennan’s tomorrow
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2284

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Only when I run out of tofu and quinoa.
Im more of a steer guy
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2284

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Mark Y wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 2:51 pm
A5 BMS10+ from Japan
Niceee.
Best of the 4 pieces is?
Neck and neck with the one to its right which was from our cow.
Ewwww you eat cows, Tex?

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