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by Robert Dentice
October 19th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KELLER Kirchspiel&Hubacker&Abtserde 08,10,13,15,17 and impressions from the island of Sylt
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: KELLER Kirchspiel&Hubacker&Abtserde 08,10,13,15,17 and impressions from the island of Sylt

Thanks for the great notes! What an amazing tasting. Very happy to read the note on the 13 Absterde as I just picked a Magnum up at auction.
by Robert Dentice
October 16th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 198
Views: 16327

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

I seem to be on a rotation of 4 State Bird dinners for every non State Bird dinner. Especially since one of my other favorites Commonwealth sadly closed. Last night I tried Lord Stanley and was disappointed. The wine list was very difficult not only all natural but very obscure natural wines. The fo...
by Robert Dentice
October 16th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Hit friends and family on Monday for Chef Daniel Burns residency at Chefs Club. Recall Chef Burns former restaurant Luksus and he has worked as the Head Pastry Chef at Noma and held various other positions at St Johns and Momofuku test kitchen among others. Overall outstanding and the steak tartare ...
by Robert Dentice
October 14th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Two recent casual meals. Wild Air is as great as ever and the wine list has a few non Natural wines including a couple of German rieslings. Atoboy has added a few new dishes to the menu. Sadly the Endive Shrimp is no longer on. Overall it is still great and one of my favorite casual spots and a Sund...
by Robert Dentice
October 11th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Winebid is great for this type of sale. They will pick up at your storage or home.
by Robert Dentice
October 11th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Ethan Abraham wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 7:29 am
Has anyone been to Reverence yet? Been open a few months and I've heard zero buzz about it.
Most likely because the Chef is from SF and not well known and the restaurant is in Harlem.
by Robert Dentice
October 10th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

M.Kaplan wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 4:22 am
Returned today for baby black scallops. Delicious. Baby abalone also pictured below.


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Damn that looks great! I would be there every day for lunch!
by Robert Dentice
October 9th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

MBerto wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Anyone know how long in advance Daniel accepts reservations? Looking at early December.
I do not however I can't imagine it is hard reservation. I just looked and other than around 7:30 for the next few days there are reservations every day this month.
by Robert Dentice
October 9th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

M.Kaplan wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 8:07 am
It seems that I run into Wendy almost daily, but not today. I ate the abalone instead of the scallops after vacillating back and forth. Guess I’ll have to go back tomorrow.
They looked amazing! Although the abalone sounds great as well.
by Robert Dentice
October 9th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

Echoing Robert’s recommendation of Les Enfants du Marche, I ate exceptional wild baby abalone today there for lunch. Last week, a great monkfish liver and some fried whitebait. They are very enthusiastic about the fish and shellfish current available. My only additional suggestion is to avoid Satur...
by Robert Dentice
October 9th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

Hi all - very helpful thread for my upcoming trip to Paris to celebrate the 30th. Will be the first time. Hoping to make reservations at Septime, Abri, and Rigmarole for a Fri/Sat/Sun stay, which seems as likely as winning the lottery at the same time I get struck by lightning. Anyone have recommen...
by Robert Dentice
October 9th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Interesting article on the Batali restaurants. I am not a fan of the restaurants nonetheless it feels like the writers wanted to do a take down piece but found them all not to be as bad as hoped?

https://ny.eater.com/2019/10/8/20899482 ... bastianich
by Robert Dentice
October 8th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Clementine Carter
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: TN: Clementine Carter

What is the RS?
by Robert Dentice
October 6th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

Anyone tried Sota's new spot yet? Went to Maison last night. Open only 3 weeks and excellent nonetheless. A big warehouse space with nothing on the ground floor (it begs for a wine bar) and the kitchen and restaurant seating is on the balcony level above. Kitchen counter seating, a long shared tabl...
by Robert Dentice
October 6th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: TN: 2014 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard

Nice note. Thank you. I need to try more of these wines.
by Robert Dentice
October 6th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Beta Montecillo (Ketan Mody)
Replies: 0
Views: 263

2013 Beta Montecillo (Ketan Mody)

As most of you now know Beta is the non-estate project from Ketan Mody. The intention of Beta is to illustrate the type of classic cabernet that Ketan intends to make from his estate property on Diamond Mountain that will eventually be labeled as Jesud. Some information on the vineyard from the Turl...
by Robert Dentice
October 5th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

Looks Doug Wilder made it up to the mountain and will have a review of a vertical (2011 - 2014) of Beta.



by Robert Dentice
October 4th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Finally did The Grill Room last night for another business dinner. I would say it was exactly as expected and perfect for an expense account dinner. The food was ok. The pressed pasta dish interesting the Guinea Hen a bit dry. I ordered a couple of geeky wines and the somm did not really seem intere...
by Robert Dentice
October 3rd, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went to Shun last night for a business dinner. Not my style of place and the food is dated BUT I found something charming or intriguing about it and I would go back, especially for a business dinner. I do not understand the Japanese aspect of it? The Matsutake was the only dish that was obviously in...
by Robert Dentice
October 2nd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

Orders are live
by Robert Dentice
October 2nd, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3168

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Order in.
by Robert Dentice
October 1st, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 37
Views: 2817

Re: 2017 Riesling Großes Gewächs

How did the Fritz Haag fare? Pretty well actually, already very open and tropical. Not sure if it going to last as long as other wines in this tasting. Thanks. I thought I had some of the 2017, but I only have the 2015. Which leads to another question: lots of talk here about 2016, 17, 18... but ho...
by Robert Dentice
September 30th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 10:31 am
Bottles are about 3/4 inch longer than other German bottles, no big deal for me.

Love the wines, 4th most populous in the cellar from a very short start.
Hmmm...I will have to check when I get home. I recall them being smaller than some of the standard GG bottles.
by Robert Dentice
September 30th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg

I am curious what is so odd about the bottles? I have never noticed it?

Only thing I hate is how hard it is to get their top bottles.
by Robert Dentice
September 26th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

WvanGorp wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Shun is extraordinary.
For a party of 5 or 6 they require a set menu selected in advance at Shun. That is crazy.
by Robert Dentice
September 26th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 646
Views: 34498

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

New Michelin Stars for Chicago. Not surprised Roister lost its star. The service was shockingly bad and other than the Chicken dish food just ok.

https://chicago.eater.com/2019/9/26/208 ... stars-2020
by Robert Dentice
September 26th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went back to Omakase Room by Maaser. Food was just as good as my first meal. Slightly different experience at night as they are busier and 6 other people who I know happened to show up and we had quite a bit of wine flowing between them and us and across the counter with the Chefs. It was an overal...
by Robert Dentice
September 26th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3168

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Robert Dentice wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 8:27 am
I think it is going to be $85, awaiting confirmation from the Mountain!
Confirmed $85 for 750s and $195 for Mags.
by Robert Dentice
September 26th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Went back to Omakase Room by Maaser. Food was just as good as my first meal. Slightly different experience at night as they are busier and 6 other people who I know happened to show up and we had quite a bit of wine flowing between them and us and across the counter with the Chefs. It was an overall...
by Robert Dentice
September 26th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3168

Re: Beta Wine Release?

I think it is going to be $85, awaiting confirmation from the Mountain!
by Robert Dentice
September 25th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Another great business dinner at The Modern Bar Room. 3 course meal for $75. Food is very good. Nice wine list with many choices under $150. Clients are always impressed. The best mid-town business meal spot I know when you want quick, very good food, great service and a nice wine list.
by Robert Dentice
September 24th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2490

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

There was a lot of demand for these 21 Magnums and there were only...21 Magnums! That's why the price exploded probably, otherwise it is the same wine as the Doctor GG always is. For the 2018, the Doctor GG in 750ml is only sold in a Terroir Kiste containing: -1 bottle of 2018 Doctor GG -1 bottle o...
by Robert Dentice
September 24th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2490

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

I just saw what the Schloss Lieser Doctor Mags sold for 700 Euros! Wow! Has anyone tasted the wine? I was never a big fan of Liesers GGs and put in a low estimate for this I was way off! Is the auction bottling different from the 17 GG that is selling for $60 per 750? There was a lot of demand for ...
by Robert Dentice
September 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2490

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

I just saw what the Schloss Lieser Doctor Mags sold for 700 Euros! Wow! Has anyone tasted the wine? I was never a big fan of Liesers GGs and put in a low estimate for this I was way off! Is the auction bottling different from the 17 GG that is selling for $60 per 750?
by Robert Dentice
September 22nd, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 36
Views: 1685

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

I was in Seattle for a meeting and managed to fit in a lunch and dinner. I was extremely disappointed in Canlis. Was it just me or is it slipping? I had high expectations for Canlis, but was incredibly disappointed when we went a few years ago. We went all in with the tasting menu and paired wines....
by Robert Dentice
September 22nd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

Anyone tried Sota's new spot yet?
by Robert Dentice
September 22nd, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

luthun was okay - a handful of really good/great dishes, but 2/3 of the menu is rather average (mostly as a result of being overworked). we had the chef's counter $125 tasting. still byo as they don't have a license yet. i was speaking with the guy that will run the wine program and it seems he wan...
by Robert Dentice
September 22nd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

I posted some photos for Omakase Room by Maaser! Still thinking about the sensational meal and planning on going back as soon as I can.

by Robert Dentice
September 22nd, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7144

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

It was tough, I was expecting a little more. Not a great week for wine auctions, sale at the other houses were also little lackluster. But pretty well all sold, except for some reason the older wines did not. So happy to bring them home. And thank you all for bidding. Mark - I bid on a bottle of Ca...
by Robert Dentice
September 22nd, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

On brighter news! Had a wonderful meal that night at the Sake Bar at Cagen. The current format is the front of the house is small plates and Sake and the back the high end Omakase. It was my third meal at the Sake Bar and they are starting to dial it in. The food was good the first two times but I ...
by Robert Dentice
September 21st, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2490

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

I recommend Pettenthal GG and Schubertslay Kabinett from Keller next week-end in Bad Kreuznach. Fair to say I haven't tasted Schubertslay, but Pettenthal. Also 2018 EMT by Wagner-Stempel is outstanding. 2018 Keller PETTENTHAL GG auction wine A monolith. Best Dry German Riesling, period. Such dirty,...
by Robert Dentice
September 21st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

I was excited when I read about a new a new high end Sushi spot called Omakase by Maaser because it will be open for lunch on Saturdays. I have always struggled to find a good sushi option for lunch on the weekends. https://ny.eater.com/2019/8/7/20758402/omakase-room-by-maaser-open-sushi-west-villag...
by Robert Dentice
September 21st, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3336

Re: Delta Skyclub

Been there many times! And I might have taken one or two to go!

Follow along on my #deltawinestudy

by Robert Dentice
September 21st, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

On brighter news! Had a wonderful meal that night at the Sake Bar at Cagen. The current format is the front of the house is small plates and Sake and the back the high end Omakase. It was my third meal at the Sake Bar and they are starting to dial it in. The food was good the first two times but I f...
by Robert Dentice
September 20th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14239

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

Something is obviously happening at Saturne, as they were taking res. for dinner only through 9/27 earlier and now only through 9/20. Any one know whats up? Sad. As I reported earlier Saturne has closed. Chef Sven will be doing something again soon. So sad as I had come to absolutely love the place...
by Robert Dentice
September 20th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

These small restaurants open with great young chefs and it works for awhile because they do not need to do much business to avoid losing money but then they realize you can never make money with an 8-12 seat restaurant that does two turns a night. When Gem closed for the summer and said they would ...
by Robert Dentice
September 20th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2201
Views: 131050

Re: New York City Restaurants

Sad to report Bar Uchu (not the Sushi part) has closed. I LOVED that place. So bummed. These small restaurants open with great young chefs and it works for awhile because they do not need to do much business to avoid losing money but then they realize you can never make money with an 8-12 seat resta...
by Robert Dentice
September 20th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

I get that this was a massive effort and that's really cool. Anybody have any idea what's actually in the glass from the estate site? I'd much rather drink a story-free great wine than a meh wine with a cool story. Anyone know if the juice is as good as the story (which is, admittedly, cool)? I mea...
by Robert Dentice
September 20th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

Glen Gold wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
I notice two things if you scroll through those photos: 1) Not just a 2013 Montecillo but a Vare as well? 2) A white is being poured? Are there secret white wines too?
Yes Ketan has made a non estate Chardonnay.
by Robert Dentice
September 20th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ketan Mody's First Harvest
Replies: 26
Views: 2143

Re: Ketan Mody's First Harvest

started to plant an old school vineyard 11 or so years ago on top of Diamond Mountain... Today, again 11 years later, was his first harvest... Two questions: 1) Usually you need only three years for a vineyard to be harvest-able; after the first nine years, did he still need the exceptional precipi...

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