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by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 17th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 112
Views: 12473

Re: Greater Boston

Steve C is organizing a Burgundy dinner at La Voile on Newbury St Boston on Monday Jan 13th 2020. The wines are from Ansonia Wines in Newton, and their owner will talk to us about them and his experiences as a small wine importer. Details and link to purchase tickets on the WB Offline board: https:/...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 15th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston-area -- Ansonia Burgundy wine dinner at La Voile, Monday Jan 13th 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Boston-area -- Ansonia Burgundy wine dinner at La Voile, Monday Jan 13th 2020

SteveC is helping organize a wine dinner at La Voile Boston , featuring wines imported by Ansonia Wines . La Voile is of course one of the best French restaurants in the Boston area. But if you are not familiar with Ansonia, you need to be. They are a boutique wine shop in Newton that imports a fasc...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 7th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 2850

Re: Best Burger in Each State

You need to demote Burger King, now that they have an Impossible Whopper.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 7th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2251

Re: Impossible burgers

Honestly, it's completely baffling to me that any person of sound mind would ever expect a non-meat Whopper to be any less crappy than the meat version. Based on previous experience with Impossible meat, I wasn't hopeful. But we scientists have to do experiments, we can't just make assumptions. Eve...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 6th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2251

Re: Impossible burgers

Honestly, it's completely baffling to me that any person of sound mind would ever expect a non-meat Whopper to be any less crappy than the meat version. Based on previous experience with Impossible meat, I wasn't hopeful. But we scientists have to do experiments, we can't just make assumptions. Eve...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2251

Re: Impossible burgers

Joe B wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 4:23 pm
I’m waiting for impossible veggies, made from meat but packed with healthy stuff.
Arby's already came up with the "Meatable":

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2 ... made-meat/

Can't say how healthy it is.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
October 4th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2251

Re: Impossible burgers

CONGRATULATIONS BURGER KING: You managed to create the worst burger I've ever had, the Impossible Whopper OK, I'm a bit late to the party, but I was driving home tonight, saw the sign and thought I might as well try one. As I noted below in this thread, I've previously have a gourmet Impossible Burg...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 30th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 2990

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

Michael Bowden wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 5:44 pm
How was Inn at Little Washington? It's the only 3* in the US that I haven't dined at.
I haven't been there.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 30th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 47
Views: 2990

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

The only 3 Star I've been to in Paris is Guy Savoy, but we had a lovely lunch there several years ago. Very old school compared to other 3 Stars I've been to (all in the US). I particularly remember the guinea hen for 2 and a bottle of Rayas. And we got to meet Guy himself. As Jack Aubrey said: "I'v...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 25th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 69999

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Apple pie, with sous vide Granny Smith apples.

If you look closely, I tried to emboss the crust before putting on the yolk wash, which totally didn't work. Will have to try that again...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 21st, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 112
Views: 12473

Re: Greater Boston

Steve C and I went to Captain Marden's Table and Takeaway, which is part of Captain Marden's Seafood in Wellesley MA.

All I can say is: It may be legal BYOB, but I will not be going there again!
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 15th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 112
Views: 12473

Re: Greater Boston

For lunch, after the monthly wine tasting at Ansonia (and before Gordon's), braised pork belly bao with cilantro & cucumber, and LEGAL BYOB at Dumpling Daughter (Weston, MA) Wines: 2016 P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc 2019 Domaine Chataignier Durand Vieilles Vignes Juliéna...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 13th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2938

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

The hens’ diets can’t help but influence the eggs; do you also think that there are no flavor differences in the meat from one chicken to the next, from Bresse to Springdale (Arkansas)? I put those egg tasting reports you cite in the same category as the report here that wine doesn’t continue impro...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 10th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1626

Re: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?

My list is petty much the same.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1626

Re: where to eat in Boston and Portland, Maine?

I would prefer not to have to go over into Cambridge. >50% of the good food in Boston is in Cambridge (I consider Somerville part of Cambridge lol). Sort of like Boston is known as the Center of the Universe for biotech, but most of the biotech companies are actually in Cambridge. It really isn't t...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 10th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2938

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

"It was pretty clear evidence that as far as eggs go, the mindset of the taster has far more bearing on the flavor of the egg than the egg itself. So, pick your eggs based on tight whites, or animal rights, or color. But any differences in flavor is probably in your imagination. Kevin, This is, IMO...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 10th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167293

Re: Steak Porn

Well don’t go telling him about Flannery. Those are hard enough to get. Two Costcos I went to today didn’t get the memo. I’m guessing that this is an edict for Costco locations whose clienteles don’t buy this cut frequently enough to prevent stock from sitting around and hitting its Sell By date......
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 2nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 69999

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Lemon semifreddo with raspberry and wild Maine blueberry sauce
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 2nd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Do the under-counter microwave option as I did. It's AWESOME I don't know about that model, but I often cook dinner parties at Neil P's home who has one like that which requires requires you to push a button to automatically (slowly) open it. I find it incredibly annoying to have to do that. The fe...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
September 1st, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2938

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I just got a carton of Eggland's Best AA Large WHITE eggs dated 235 (which makes them 9 days since packing) so I can make a Lemon Semifreddo with Wild Blueberry Sauce for Steve C's ByoBQ tomorrow.

I'm so EGGCITED! [swoon.gif]
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 31st, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Drawer type microwave under the countertop in our island, only used to minor heating. 6FE7DA88-509A-4ECA-BFE9-F055BDE34AFF.jpeg Don't be embarrassed about having a microwave, they are incredibly useful! What's better than 3 min microwaved corn on the cob? flirtysmile I've never tried corn on the co...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 31st, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1847

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

I still use CT Classic.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 31st, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

I formally withdraw this offer due to feeling humiliated by you all laughing at me. I may sue Todd.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/te ... s-n1048321
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 31st, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 2233

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

Dan Hammer wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 4:49 am
Jay authored another thread asking/pleading for folks to step up and create their own offline. With all due respect to those that had comments above, stop complaining; and post your own offline.
As far as I can tell, that thread has nothing to do with this thread.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 31st, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

cjsavino wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 3:44 pm
Drawer type microwave under the countertop in our island, only used to minor heating.
6FE7DA88-509A-4ECA-BFE9-F055BDE34AFF.jpeg
Don't be embarrassed about having a microwave, they are incredibly useful! What's better than 3 min microwaved corn on the cob? flirtysmile
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 30th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174839

Re: Official Costco Thread

Best deal I've seen at an AZ location in a while. Sadly only one bottle left (confirmed with staff) which I snatched up with the quickness. 20190830_131514.jpg That's insane! The reason is probably it was their last bottle. I've bought wines at 50% off the lowest local competitor, but it was always...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 30th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Two ovens. Two big deep sinks. More counter space than 3 families need. A warming drawer. Greatest invention evah. In fact, get two. https://www.google.com/search?q=warming+drawer&client=safari&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiR6eX02avkAhUsneAKHdL2CKgQ_AUIEigC&biw=1216&bih=789 Why the warming ...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 30th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chanterelles.
Replies: 61
Views: 4939

Re: Chanterelles.

by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 30th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Two ovens.

Two big deep sinks.

More counter space than 3 families need.

A warming drawer. Greatest invention evah. In fact, get two.

https://www.google.com/search?q=warming ... 16&bih=789
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 30th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Insulated 2-3 bottle wine bags
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Insulated 2-3 bottle wine bags

I've been using the 2 and 3 bottle neoprene wine bags from WineEnthusiast for years. They come with 2 freezable gel packs, one for each side. Since I have several, I sometimes double up the gel packs if I am traveling farher, and can even put one up near the necks. There is also a exterior pocket fo...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 29th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best cheap glasses?
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Best cheap glasses?

Ikea wine glasses:

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?quer ... geNumber=0

I haven't tried any, but I like the serviceable $1.50 decanters I just bought for wine tastings.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 28th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Can trade bottle of 2016 Kirkland Signature Bordeaux Supérieur. Prefer local, so sandwich is still warm.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 28th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 2685

Re: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?

Make that a +2, especially if you include mountain cabs as Mark notes. I am going to wait quite a while before I drink the small amount of 2001 MB that I have, but Mark's posts about longevity of well stored 1977's has me questioning my previously held feeling that I should soon drink my last bottl...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 27th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"

If I lived near any of those wineries, I'd be worried about the wine equivalent of the Boston Molassacre.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 27th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 2685

Re: TN: 2001 Ridge Monte Bello - Why oh Why?

Unfortunately, drank my last bottle of this a few months back at a farewell dinner for one of our favorite BYOB spots in Boston. It was amazing. Also opened several 1960's and 1970's Ridge Zins at that dinner which were in surprisingly great shape.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 27th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

Thanks for the input folks! [cheers.gif]
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 27th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: "The world's three largest wineries, all owned by the same company"

If you can't tell if it is a WINERY or a REFINERY, it probably isn't something you want to drink!
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 27th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 211
Views: 11871

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

George Hejna wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 8:50 am
Not sure what Natto has to do with a 7 month old thread on this cheese? Maybe just another way for you to plug your blog??

George
Natto has been mentioned several times in this thread.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167293

Re: Steak Porn

According to the LA Times, Costco will no longer sell ribeye cap steaks:

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019 ... -caps-meat
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 22nd, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 112
Views: 12473

Re: Greater Boston

Steve Manzi wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Thanks Kevin! That is a lot of good info. Much appreciated.
I should also throw in Il Capriccio in Waltham. Great Italian wine list and excellent food in an attractive space (and next to one of our best wine shops, Gordon's, with easy parking in Gordon's lot).
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 22nd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

A group of 6 friends is planning to stay at Calistoga Ranch near Calistoga CA next month. From Google, I gather this sort of in the center of a triangle made up of Montelena, Pride and Robert Foley. Any suggestions for good wineries they should visit, either easy to get into or hard (they have some ...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 21st, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: James Suckling loves pizza. So do I.
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: James Suckling loves pizza. So do I.

Lovely video.

100 point on that.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 21st, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 68
Views: 3223

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

@#$% the can.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event

Chris Seiber wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 12:52 pm
If you decant your wine in there after using it as a flower vase, your wine will probably taste like off vintage Burgundy or Chinon.
That's what the dishwasher is for! neener
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 21st, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 2212

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Wusthof knives are 14-degree angle per side, while Henckels are 15.

My knife lady, who uses an Edge Pro, is thinking about retiring so I might have to look into this...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 21st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event

You just beat me posting this lol. I bought 6 to do a blind tasting after I saw them being used at Ansonia Wines (Newton MA). Cost me double because I was too lazy to drive an hour to Ikea and had them shipped. Quite serviceable, and you can just throw them in the dishwasher. And yes, they'd make ex...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 21st, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1512

Re: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party

The Ikea decanters are perfect for wine events. I just posted a thread on that so that everyone is aware of the hard to believe $1.49 decanter. You just beat me lol. I bought 6 to do a blind tasting after I saw them being used at Ansonia Wines. Cost me double because I was too lazy to drive an hour...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 17th, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 2169

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

I have a lot of cookbooks, but it's funny how more often than not my favorite recipes are from websites like SeriousEats and ChefSteps.

But I did buy a new cookbook today (The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert, by Chris Taylor).
by K_F_o_l_e_y
August 17th, 2019, 1:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2938

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

When I bought EBs eggs in the past, they just didn’t taste like regular eggs . They just tasted different, and not in a good way, compared to the cheapest eggs in a store as well as organic brown eggs (my preference ). I’m thinking it has to do with the less saturated fat that EB touts? Or the Omeg...

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