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by Barry L i p t o n
August 17th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3829

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

I'm always eating fish, prefer local. I found more choice at Cut 432 (but not much more, and the ambiance is poor vs. A&L) than Abe and Louie's. Does Trattoria Romana tend to have fish specials or only the two on their menu?
by Barry L i p t o n
August 16th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 59
Views: 3829

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Barry--unfortunately, we found the food to be mediocre on a most recent visit in Jan. Sorry to hear it. That's an anomaly, it's the best food in Delray. I dine there monthly. Only once was it less that excellent. Was that the same visit where you said in a couple posts up that the food was quite go...
by Barry L i p t o n
August 16th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Just to add Casa Urola is both a great tapas place (downstairs) and a great restaurant (upstairs). If you do a pintxos crawl, choose your timing carefully. The popular places were three deep at the bar during Saturday afternoon and almost as bad prime dining time on a Tuesday (both in May). It put m...
by Barry L i p t o n
August 15th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Hi Christine The dedicated San Sebastián thread has a recent detailed discussion of some of the 3*s, nothing about kids. I was a little less enamored with Mirador del Ullia. Good to be sure, but while my app was stunning (tear peas and scallops), my main was foam over substance. Casa Urola was a gre...
by Barry L i p t o n
August 15th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

Website says no reservations at Cibreo. Maybe a Concierge can help me.
by Barry L i p t o n
August 14th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Rome, Florence, Tuscany Michelin Starred Restaurants w/ Kids?

I’m interested . Cibreo sounds wonderful but they don’t take reservations;is there usually a significant weight ? An old favorite of mine is Taverna Del Bronzino but it’s been 10 years. Anyone been in the last couple of years? I also enjoyed la Giostra last time, also wondered big someone’s been mor...
by Barry L i p t o n
August 13th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

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by Barry L i p t o n
August 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11520
Views: 535476

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 375s 2012 Toillot Beaut Chorey les Beaune
4 375s 2014 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey Chanbertin Les Jouises Vielle Vignes
1 750 1974 Bersano Barbaresco Riserva Speciale Cremosina

all of dubious provenance and priced as such.
by Barry L i p t o n
August 8th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Don’t think it’s open anymore but I thought Rivera was excellent Mexican and high end.

A +1 for holbox.
by Barry L i p t o n
August 5th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 196
Views: 15533

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Talk about adding unnecessary things to oysters. I had one in SF with sauerkraut on it. Love sauerkraut but it completely killed the fish. Poorly conceived I thought.
by Barry L i p t o n
August 4th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 9755

Re: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Yes, l enjoy Taverna San Trovaso and it’s very nostalgic for me . A go to lunch place for me. Usually a pizza.

Becafico is another great lunch place (I suppose dinner as well), a little more upscale, with outdoor seating on the Campo San Stefano.
by Barry L i p t o n
August 4th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 9755

Re: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Marshall, which were your favorite restaurants? Barry: Rechecking my notes and pictures for names and exact spellings. Will get back to this thread. Where are you staying? Cheers! Marshall champagne.gif Gritti Palace Eating at Ai Testiere (twice) Osteria da Fiore Club Del Doge Trattoria Bussa alla ...
by Barry L i p t o n
August 4th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 9755

Re: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Marshall, which were your favorite restaurants?
by Barry L i p t o n
August 4th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 5940

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Well, looks like you get to make out like a bandit, just like Soros. He was British too. Really. What is wrong with you. This is a WINE board. Mark points out a way to get wine a good prices, which people here do all the time. Instead of thanking him, you seem to want to trash him. Thing is, how ma...
by Barry L i p t o n
August 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123804

Re: New York City Restaurants

Marea is usually my first choice but I also enjoy the food at Ai Fiori if you want Italian on the southern part of midtown.
by Barry L i p t o n
August 1st, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 1658

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

It’s amazing that someone will start attacking probably the only poster who really knows both Will and Daniel and can honestly consider them friends.

FOH magic isn’t unique. The realized vision of a world class chef is. How that can be interpreted as insulting is beyond me.
by Barry L i p t o n
July 29th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 196
Views: 15533

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

For modern Indian

Rooh or August 1 Five?

Have reservations at Rooh, but August is more convenient to the rest of the day’s plans.
by Barry L i p t o n
July 29th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123804

Re: New York City Restaurants

Will Guidara and Daniel Humm are splitting up their partnership. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/dining/eleven-madison-park-will-guidara-daniel-humm-split.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ffood&action=click&contentCollection=dining®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPla...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 24th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I was hesitant to go back as the one time I went recently (early 2018), it had clearly lost a step from previous years. Glad to hear it's back up there.
by Barry L i p t o n
July 24th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South Florida wine shops
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: South Florida wine shops

Not a club, but often discussed - WineWatch for high end in FLL
by Barry L i p t o n
July 21st, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Italy itinerary - does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Italy itinerary - does this work?

When are you going?

While I was in Cinque Terre last in 2011, it was mid October, weather was gorgeous, and while there were plenty of people, nowheres as oppressive as others have reported.
by Barry L i p t o n
July 21st, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Water Grill did the trick. A healthy meal of salad and nice halibut with a few oysters to start. Not particularly special but guilt free Plus they are corkage-friendly. On the music front, we went to Spago last night. Did the DineLA tasting menu of about 8 courses. Very good btw. It didn’t bother m...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 21st, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Italy itinerary - does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Italy itinerary - does this work?

If you have a car and like stunning food with stunning views (at a cost) the Chevre d'Or is a Michelin two star in the village of Eze near Nice. Worth it to drive the Moyen Corniche It's an easy, short train ride to Monaco for the sights (the castle is great) and Joel Robuchon's restaurant is fabulo...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 21st, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Seville/Sevilla

Canabota, one of those seafood temples like in Madrid, was so outstanding I went twice, cancelled my reservation at Michelin one star Abantal to go a second time. La Isla can be safely skipped Jaylu (also seafood) was good, but not as good as Canabota El Rincon de Beirut is a Lebanese restaurant one...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

Ramon C wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 8:44 am
mark rudner wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 7:35 am
neophyte question but how do you fly/get there?
Fly into Bilbao. 40 minute drive to San Sebastian.
Or a 70 minute easy bus ride
by Barry L i p t o n
July 17th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Italy itinerary - does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Italy itinerary - does this work?

Why drive back to Nice, wouldn’t returning from Milan mean less of a drive at the end?
by Barry L i p t o n
July 16th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

Understood. Maybe pick another high season date of your choosing? How about wait a month or so and go for the International Jazz Festival this time next year? I just came back from a 5 night award stay on May 25, super high season, and an event at the hotel, the place was sold out. Got a suite for ...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 15th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

That’s way too close in to expect Marriott awardavailability at a popular hotel which is much tighter than Starwood’s.
by Barry L i p t o n
July 15th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

Roughly 650 Euro a night right now. Around 35,000-50,000 points per night IF you can get a redemption right now. During current high season I see no redemption nights. That doesn't sound right, it's a straight 60k points for category 7, they (Marriott) haven't introduced hi/low season points pricin...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 15th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

2007 Haut Lieu has last week was brilliant
by Barry L i p t o n
July 14th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Switzerland Recs

The food halls in the upscale department store in Zurich was amazing. (Can't remember whether I went to Jelmoli or Globus). The Swiss cheese was so good, I brought some onward to France! Look for cheese by Rolf Beeler. It's been a while since I went but Caduff's Wine Loft in Zurich was da bomb in te...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 14th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre (France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)

Thanks! I wine I am interested in because it’s often the most reasonable/ old World on the list of a restaurant I frequent
by Barry L i p t o n
July 14th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Water Grill did the trick. A healthy meal of salad and nice halibut with a few oysters to start. Not particularly special but guilt free
by Barry L i p t o n
July 13th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: PSA- Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastián, Spain

Agree 100%. I was there in May, hoping to go back in 2020.

The hotel plus the food scene is amazing time even if the town itself isn't a little sparse for non-food activities beyond strolling (and a decent museum).
by Barry L i p t o n
July 13th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 42
Views: 2126

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Reporting back from a trip to London and Amsterdam last month. Petit Pois Bistro in London -near Shoreditch -was a nice mid priced French bistro I would recommend and return to. I followed Lionel Nierop's suggestion above (thank you) and visited Andrew Edmunds. Hand written daily menu, great half-b...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 12th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thanks. If it was dinner, I'd definitely do Otium, but at brunch the fish is very limited (trout). I'm not a big brunch type (eggs in mole sauce for example). Dinner they have 5 types. Water grill has halibut, so I'm leaning that way. I would definitely choose elsewhere downtown, but I'm going to t...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 12th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Thanks. If it was dinner, I'd definitely do Otium, but at brunch the fish is very limited (trout). I'm not a big brunch type (eggs in mole sauce for example). Dinner they have 5 types. Water grill has halibut, so I'm leaning that way. I would definitely choose elsewhere downtown, but I'm going to th...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 12th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 38
Views: 1701

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

Yes, tastes vary and individual experiences vary. Only at Arpege once but had no repetition. Only at David Toutain once but although it started well, it was a spectacular fail, both service an an absolutely inedible main (twigs, I kid you not). At Passage 53 twice, amazed the first time, felt like t...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 10th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Results Archive?
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Auction Results Archive?

I'll share my interests. I've stopped buying in general, but noticed I need to replenish half bottles. So I checked wine bid and saw a couple of interesting entry level offers. One of them was 2012 Tollot-Beaut Chorey les beaune at $10 for a 375. I don't mind sharing because at this price, I'm inter...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 7th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1194

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

What plane is the business class on. Some planes have decent seating in business (747) but others have 8 across, on the same planes that American has 4 across. It's been a while, but I found F very exposed in BA, have to choose your seat carefully if that's a concern. First question is - why BA? Are...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 7th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44512

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Going to the Broad,

which is recommended - Otium or Water Grill across the street? (I love fish).
by Barry L i p t o n
July 6th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 34
Views: 1373

Re: Italy Eats 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Great tips, thanks! Already have my Roscioli reservation, and now I know what wine I’ll order!
by Barry L i p t o n
July 4th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 58
Views: 3182

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

the Maille Dijon product bought from France. it is different from what we get in America. Bough a kilo last year. Will pick up another this year. We love Maille Dijon freshly pumped mustard from the store of Place Madelaine in Paris. We have the large crocks they sell, and bring them empty over. Th...
by Barry L i p t o n
July 1st, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner at Patina LA with 1864 Madeira, 00` Krug, 05` Vougeraie Blanc, 90` Jadot Clos Vougeot
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Dinner at Patina LA with 1864 Madeira, 00` Krug, 05` Vougeraie Blanc, 90` Jadot Clos Vougeot

Nice!

Been thinking of going back to Patina. It's only been 18 years since I last went, now their prices don't seem so high.
by Barry L i p t o n
July 1st, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 644
Views: 41265

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Any opinion on Singleton of Glendullan 18?
by Barry L i p t o n
June 30th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 55
Views: 3196

Re: Another Flannery PSA

For ribeyes, I think it was only the California that was on sale.
by Barry L i p t o n
June 30th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

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