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by Robert Dentice
December 6th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

I've always wanted to have a meal at L'ami Jean. In Feb on a Thursday I'll have a 6AM to 4:30PM layover at CDG. I think I can get a noon reservation, finish meal and get back to CDG using RER in time for 4:30 flight. Is this a stupid idea? It is doable but feels like it is cutting it close. It can ...
by Robert Dentice
December 6th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wines with age - a tasting (Leroy, Anglore, Ganevat, Lapierre,...)
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: Natural Wines with age - a tasting (Leroy, Anglore, Ganevat, Lapierre,...)

Natural wine jumped the shark when it became all about sulfur. It didn't used to be that way! Some wines age fine without sulfur, some don't, and I'm not aware of any way of telling which is which on release just by tasting. I am getting a bit tired of pouring once-great wines down the sink, so I'm...
by Robert Dentice
December 6th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

I've always wanted to have a meal at L'ami Jean. In Feb on a Thursday I'll have a 6AM to 4:30PM layover at CDG. I think I can get a noon reservation, finish meal and get back to CDG using RER in time for 4:30 flight. Is this a stupid idea? It is doable but feels like it is cutting it close. It can ...
by Robert Dentice
December 3rd, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

We scheduled two meals at Restaurant A.T because we had a dinner booked on our first night and then friends wanted to go later in the trip. Chef Atsushi is a dear friend so take this with a grain of salt. I love his food and both dinners were wonderful. The photos are from the 2nd dinner where he ch...
by Robert Dentice
December 3rd, 2019, 2:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Lunch at Maison Sota. At €55 the lunch tasting menu is an absolute steal. We loved Chef Sota's food at Clown Bar and went to his NYC residency a few times. Hence, we were very excited for this lunch! And it did not disappoint. The food was excellent. And I feel like two months in he is just getting ...
by Robert Dentice
December 2nd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

So happy there is interest! I should have the details soon.
by Robert Dentice
December 2nd, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Save-the-date, Sunday, January 26th, 2020. I cannot fathom a year without Rieslingfeier so I am organizing a BYOB Riesling event. This is in no way affiliated with Rieslingfeier except to honor a love of Riesling. I will post the full details as soon as I have them ironed out with the restaurant whi...
by Robert Dentice
December 2nd, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 937
Views: 50318

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

We spent a couple of days in the area and mostly followed Robert’s recommendations on this thread (thank you!!!) Here are some thoughts: Taco Maria — Outstanding! We did the prix fixe and enjoyed every course. I though it was well priced too. Not on the same level as Californios in SF (in terms of ...
by Robert Dentice
December 2nd, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Back from a week in Paris. I will try to post thoughts on all meals. Les Enfants Du Marché - two lunches here. Fantastic as always. I would be a regular here if I lived in Paris. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5fvhXvFzIq/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B5NOTspA1Ji/ La Cagouille - Admittedly I primarily w...
by Robert Dentice
November 25th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

Dinner on Saturday at Restaurant A.T was as always fantastic. Lunch Sunday at Clamato was good followed by the usual all day hang at Cave Septime. And THEN dinner at Cheval d' Or was just stunningly great! Blew me away!!!! One of the best meals I have had in a long time. https://www.instagram.com/p/...
by Robert Dentice
November 24th, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

Stay tuned for many updates! First stop Les Enfants du Marché: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5NOTspA1Ji/ Also found a great new coffee spot in the Marais Grand Café Tortoni. It is a coffee and cosmetics store. Weird combo but the coffee is great. https://www.obonparis.com/en/magazine/grand-cafe-tortoni
by Robert Dentice
November 21st, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

I guess I got lucky. I filled out the contact from on Abri's website and they emailed me immediately. Confirmed a reservation for November 16th with credit card deposit. Septime replied that their reservations open 3 weeks ahead at 10 am local, so I'll be giving them a call at 4 am EDT on the 25th ...
by Robert Dentice
November 20th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16106

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

I guess I got lucky. I filled out the contact from on Abri's website and they emailed me immediately. Confirmed a reservation for November 16th with credit card deposit. Septime replied that their reservations open 3 weeks ahead at 10 am local, so I'll be giving them a call at 4 am EDT on the 25th ...
by Robert Dentice
November 19th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NewYorker: RachelMonroe on NaturalWines
Replies: 23
Views: 1533

Re: NewYorker: RachelMonroe on NaturalWines

It is actually a decent, balanced article. So many bad superficial and factually incorrect articles have been written about natural wine that I surprised by this.
by Robert Dentice
November 19th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 937
Views: 50318

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Holy shit, Robert - you go to restaurants here I've never even heard of. And I live here! Great info, I will make it a point to try a few of them if I ever get a minute to take my long suffering wife out. Actually did drive down to Sqirl this Sunday to have breakfast, but when the line went round t...
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa

Ketan had advised me that the Montecillo will be open for 30 minutes or so and then shut down. He was absolutely right on the 30 minutes part but I did not get to see if it shut down after because between 6 people the bottle disappeared quickly.
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4714

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

After a long night of drinking my wife opened up a blind bottle for a group of friends and it turned about to be a 1989 Gentaz. Luckily I guessed it blind! We still laugh about it. The odd thing is she does not like Syrah.
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2328

Re: California wine most like Latour?

Hi Robert, I drink older Mondavi Reserves with a bit of frequency and like them very much, but stylistically, I find them very much Californian in their aromatic signature. The old ones (prior to 1986, they were all pretty much cut in the same style) are very elegant wines for mid-Valley Napa caber...
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more

Interest in some of the Riesling. Hit me up via PM if they are still available.
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California wine most like Latour?
Replies: 34
Views: 2328

Re: California wine most like Latour?

Bob Travers' examples of Mayacamas cabernet are the most Latour-like of any California wines that I have tasted. They will have a different aromatic and flavor profile than Latour, but very similar structures. Ridge Monte Bello is far more La Mission Haut-Brion-like IME, particularly after both win...
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

2 quick hits this weekend pasquale jones for a margarita and a funghi. both excellent with perfect combo of char and chewy the bottle of keller rr may not have been the perfect match but i was channeling my inner robert d ko bar for a bottle of rose bubbles by larmandier-bernier and a bunch of kill...
by Robert Dentice
November 18th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 937
Views: 50318

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Two back-to-back quick LA weekends for various music events. Dining was not the main event and I had to rely on lots of relationships to get into various venues on short notice. Baroo - Not as scintillating as the first version. But still very good and worth doing take out or stopping by for a quick...
by Robert Dentice
November 13th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Glenn - That is a great lineup. Nice balance of classic and what is new and hot. So glad you enjoyed Atomix and Cagen, two of my favorites. I really enjoyed recent lunches at Kawi and Le Coucou. It is been awhile since I have been to Charlie Bird but I have two back-to-back Keller dinners their next...
by Robert Dentice
November 13th, 2019, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

Rudi + Andy - I thought Feier was celebration and Rieslinfeir is a Rieslingcelebration. Looking for a turn of a phrase name that honors but not copies the real Rieslingfeier. So I though FeierRiesling might translate to celebrate Riesling. Any ideas all in fun! Jay - I will bring you an older Unendl...
by Robert Dentice
November 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

No ONE is more bummed about this than me. I have attended every single one and almost all of the side events. I train all year for it. With that said this is an enormous completely non-profit labor of love for Stephen Bitterolf. And it is a big burden for most of the growers. With that said Riesling...
by Robert Dentice
November 4th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Tracked down a bottle of the Andreas Durst 2016. Will open with my daughter on her visit to NYC this week. Maybe at our Friday evening dinner at Contra. Enjoyed the track you provided. Nice to hear your still spinning vinyl. I have loads of vinyl from the 60's thru the 80's but got seduced by the c...
by Robert Dentice
November 2nd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck
Replies: 16
Views: 1199

Re: Rao's NYC - need some help/luck

Just make a reservation under Pete Wells!
by Robert Dentice
November 2nd, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

chefs club dinner last night was amazing. i've never had chef burns food before and i was so happily impressed with everything served. also impressive is what a personable guy he is. he saw me trying to figure out how to eat 2 of the snacks served before the official start of the tasting menu, and ...
by Robert Dentice
November 2nd, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Hi Robert Was disappointed that Meri and I could not make it to Chef's Club to enjoy your wines and tunes. The boy was a little under the weather and we did not feel comfortable leaving him with a babysitter. Curious as to your WOTY and AOTY. WOTY - Andreas Durst Chardonnay! I say its my wine of th...
by Robert Dentice
October 30th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

Hi Jay - Will be at La Fete Grand tasting with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Etienne Calsac's wines are beautiful, not to be missed. Opened the Clos des Maladries and Les Revanents Friday evening. A treat with a superb dinner that Abe Schoener prepared for us. My limited experience with LeCl...
by Robert Dentice
October 29th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17683

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

G. Greenbaum wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 7:34 am
Thanks Robert, very helpful. I've dined at The Progress (good tip on the Prog dog). So SB is part menu and part cart service (dim sum style)?
Yes exactly.
by Robert Dentice
October 29th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17683

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

I'll be at State Bird in a few weeks. What dishes do you recommend and how many dishes per person? Everything is good. Some veteran tips take your time when the carts come rolling out fast and furious. It is ok to pass on some because they will be back around. Some of the dishes on the menu can be ...
by Robert Dentice
October 29th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Final info on tonight's collab! It is going to be quite the party!

by Robert Dentice
October 28th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17683

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Glenn - So happy you enjoyed it. It amazes me how every time I eat at State Bird is makes me so happy beyond just enjoying the great food I mean soulfully happy. Chefs Stuart and Nicole are special people.
by Robert Dentice
October 28th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

Funny story I remember bringing bottles of Puffeney Trousseau out to parties in Napa around 2007. All of the winemakers loved the wine. I think I was partially responsible for all of the newer plantings of Trousseau.
by Robert Dentice
October 28th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

OK someone make a suggestion for me. Coming in about a month for a personal trip. We always like to do one nice dinner, but have booked a bunch of other expensive stuff and so are shying away from the Per Se/EMP scene. Still want something Michelin level, but hopefully closer to $500 all in than $1...
by Robert Dentice
October 28th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 623

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

After a day tasting 2018s in Gevrey-Chambertin, I wanted a change of pace for dinner. Cooked some griolles and tagliatelle for a simple dinner, using a splash of oxidized 1975 Bollinger and some crème de Bresse for the sauce, and opened a 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin . I have around 35 bot...
by Robert Dentice
October 27th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

mark rudner wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 2:24 pm
m. ristev wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 1:46 pm
how much for a glass of gmax at the bar if one is not eating [whistle.gif]
that's a great (and funny) question champagne.gif
Free as long as supplies last...only bringing one bottle!
by Robert Dentice
October 26th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

More info here on my collab at Chefs Club

by Robert Dentice
October 24th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Estela last night, definitely worthy of its Michelin star awarded this week. The menu is diverse and interesting, and everything that came out from the kitchen was delicious. The staff is young, hip, handsome and seemed to glow following the star this week. The room is buzzing with energy and loud,...
by Robert Dentice
October 24th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Hey all - I am doing a collaboration next week with Chef Daniel Burns at Chefs Club, formerly of Luksus, Noma, Fat Duck, St Johns and Momofuku Test Kitchen. Next week on Tuesday (10/29) I will be there pouring German wines from my cellar (for free) and playing vinyl. All week they will be offering a...
by Robert Dentice
October 23rd, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

I went to the Chef’s table at Brooklyn fare on Monday evening . A great experience , the food was creative and very tasty . His king crab with aged tomatoes a dish I will never forget . Service top . We were allowed to bring our own wines at $ 90 per bottle . The Coche Dury 2009 Genevrieres was a t...
by Robert Dentice
October 23rd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

I went to the Chef’s table at Brooklyn fare on Monday evening . A great experience , the food was creative and very tasty . His king crab with aged tomatoes a dish I will never forget . Service top . We were allowed to bring our own wines at $ 90 per bottle . The Coche Dury 2009 Genevrieres was a t...
by Robert Dentice
October 22nd, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17683

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 11:46 am
Will do sir, thank you. It’s a hot dog?
The best Hot Dog I have ever had!
by Robert Dentice
October 22nd, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17683

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 6:05 am
State Bird Sunday with other rural OR surgeons. After a longish day of meetings and responsibilities it should be a welcome respite.
If you have time go 15 minutes early and try the Prog Dog at the bar at The Progress.
by Robert Dentice
October 21st, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Another surprise Marea lost a star. Yeah - I didn't want to bring that up. They can have negative ten stars, and I'll still go there once a week. Wonder why Marea lost a star. The biggest surprise is The Four Horseman getting a star. I love it and go often. Nevertheless it is still surprising. Bigg...
by Robert Dentice
October 21st, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Michelin is out! Atomix gets bumped to 2. So happy for them. Ukiyo, Jack Lambs new spot gets one! Odo gets one. Blue Hill at Stone Barns 2 (thought they might have gotten 3). https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/21/20924026/michelin-restaurants-nyc-stars-2020 As always a couple of surprises on the list. Aq...
by Robert Dentice
October 21st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Recommendation needed: In early December, I need to take out a group of 6-10 friends/potential clients. These are people who eat out often and know good food but aren't necessarily foodies. The restaurant should be nice but not stuffy, the food should be excellent but not exotic, and the atmosphere...
by Robert Dentice
October 21st, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136595

Re: New York City Restaurants

Michelin is out!

Atomix gets bumped to 2. So happy for them.

Ukiyo, Jack Lambs new spot gets one!

Odo gets one.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns 2 (thought they might have gotten 3).

https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/21/2092402 ... stars-2020
by Robert Dentice
October 21st, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17683

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Finally made it to The Morris a couple nights ago, to catch up with a good friend that I hadn’t seen in awhile. I’d last stepped foot in the establishment years ago, when it’d been a resto called the Slow Club for over 2 decades. While the Potrero Flats area outside had changed substantially since ...

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