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by Mike Cohen
November 23rd, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1741
Views: 93876

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Piri Piri Chicken. One of our favorite restaurants in NYC is Cervos. They don’t have a great outdoor set up so they elected to close for the winter months but operate as a market. Fresh produce, meat, seafood, etc. We want to support them as best as we can. One of their offerings is the Piri Piri ch...
by Mike Cohen
November 23rd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1741
Views: 93876

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Mike,

That's a great set up. I'd be all over cooking with that!
by Mike Cohen
November 23rd, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1741
Views: 93876

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Mike Davila wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 9:38 am
Crab cakes with Caesar Salad
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Wow! That fire looks amazing! Can we see some pix of the set up? Maybe from further back?
by Mike Cohen
November 20th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1142
Views: 57570

Re: food photos, post yours here!

First try with my new Anova immersion circulator. Duck confit.
by Mike Cohen
November 18th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: Help, I need some new pots

I know this is not what you want to hear, but I'm done with buying high end pots and pans unless its from HomeGoods or HomeSense or one of those type stores. Every time I'm in one of those stores, I see plenty of All Clad, Calphalon, Cuisinart, Le Crueset, Staub, etc. for a fraction of the price. I ...
by Mike Cohen
November 18th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2677

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

I agree with Sarah about the Laguiole. It sure looks nice and feels sturdy in my hand, but a standard double-hinged (my Laguiole is single-hinged) waiter's corkscrew I bought on Amazon for $10-12 ea are my regular go-to unless the wine is older. In those cases, I use the Ah-So or Durand. I use my L...
by Mike Cohen
November 13th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 62
Views: 3015

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

I just ordered a jar of the Momofuku. Interested to try.
by Mike Cohen
November 9th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

To Mike's point, I've been experimenting with Barrel Proof spirits in my Manhattans lately and it's been a lot of fun. Interesting to see the different profiles across the board and how the high-octane pairs with the vermouth (using 1/2 punt e mes, 1/2 Dolin). My preferences in order, so far: * Eli...
by Mike Cohen
November 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

I was impressed with the Forhave Red when I picked up a bottle of it a long while back. It worked really well in many cocktails and was awesome on its own. It did have a prominent medicinal taste that sometime overwhelmed many cocktails, which made it a challenge to use sometimes. I would have boug...
by Mike Cohen
November 9th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

I'm a big fan of using Tempus Fugit's Gran Classico instead of Campari for most drinks that call for Campari. I've had several bartenders comment that it's what Campari used to taste like in the "good old days." The thing that's really interesting about drinks like the Boulevardier (and other Negro...
by Mike Cohen
November 9th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Tran, Appreciate your enthusiasm. A couple of thoughts. With almost no exception you stir boozy drinks and shake fruity drinks. So if the drink is all alcohol like a Negroni or Boulevardier, you stir. A Naked and Famous or Last Word...you shake. Stirring is designed to do three things...get proper d...
by Mike Cohen
November 3rd, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 206016

Re: Steak Porn

J a y H a c k wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 10:03 am
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At Dario Ceccini's Restaurant above his butcher shop in Panzano. October 9, 2009.
Jay, I assume you've seen the Dario episode of Chef's Table on Netflix. If you haven't, it's must see TV.
by Mike Cohen
November 2nd, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1142
Views: 57570

Re: food photos, post yours here!

Last nights butternut squash ravioli with sage breadcrumbs. Ravioli’s were store bought from Eataly.
by Mike Cohen
November 2nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3393

Re: If only one country...

I'd go with Israel. Gotta support the tribe. Seriously though, I've had some very good Israeli wines (both red and white) that are made in small enough quantities that they aren't available outside the country.
by Mike Cohen
October 26th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 127
Views: 11548

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

It's not you...its me, but I think it's best that I start seeing other wine stores. Of course, I still want to be friends with you.

Seriously. I have zero patience for bullshit. It would have been so easy to handle this properly on their end. Sorry it happened.
by Mike Cohen
October 16th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner

Thank you for the TNs as well as the pictures. I live a couple blocks from Tartine and now (I wish it wasn't raining) all I want to do is go get that famous spicy chicken dish! However, I would want to bring a bottle of aged Bordeaux ('00 Leoville-Poyferre, '03 Pichon Longueville), so perhaps I wou...
by Mike Cohen
October 16th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner

Yup...and Thierry is applying for a wine & beer license to try to get profits up. But don’t worry...he’s keeping Tartine BYO...he just wants to offer a small selection for those who either didn’t bring a bottle or just might want a glass of something. I’m actually writing him a recommendation lette...
by Mike Cohen
October 16th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: TN: Outdoor Dining In NYC - Wines With Dinner

Eater ny did a nice write up / review of Tartine a week or two ago Yup...and Thierry is applying for a wine & beer license to try to get profits up. But don’t worry...he’s keeping Tartine BYO...he just wants to offer a small selection for those who either didn’t bring a bottle or just might want a ...
by Mike Cohen
October 14th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need Charleston restaurants.
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Need Charleston restaurants.

Total side note, but I watched the Sean Brock episode of Chef's Table earlier this week. Really makes you appreciate his amazing story.
by Mike Cohen
October 14th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Good BYOB options Lake George NY area?
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Good BYOB options Lake George NY area?

Off the top of my head, you're going to have a tough time. The restaurants at the Sagamore are good. No idea if they offer BYO though. Love the area for it's natural beauty, but the culinary scene is a bit barren.
by Mike Cohen
October 9th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 206016

Re: Steak Porn

You can also keep the grill lid closed to heat up the entire environment more before you toss the steaks on, but maybe that's still not enough heat. That's one nice thing about the BGE that you don't have to worry about. Yes. For sure. I keep the lid down until its time to throw the steaks on the g...
by Mike Cohen
October 7th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 206016

Re: Steak Porn

gas? or charcoal? Gas. A very old Weber. I reverse seared these at 225 until 115 internal and then threw them on the grill. In the past, I would keep the grill lid down to retain heat, but it was pointed out to me by a chef friend that this technique is actually baking and I should keep the grill l...
by Mike Cohen
October 7th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5263

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

This is where living in NJ comes in handy. Very few restaurants have liquor licenses so BYO is pretty much the standard. Even with that, I'm generally not bringing an everyday drinker to the nicer places, but have no problem doing so to the local pasta and red sauce joint. That said, when I look aro...
by Mike Cohen
October 7th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2804

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Love skirt steak . Local butcher shop is expensive ($29.95 a pound) but it's always a hit with family and guests. And I hate ribeye. That fat is so gross. I enjoy a good skirt steak too. But $30/lb is off the charts. The expensive food store by me has it for $18/lb and Whole Foods has it for $13/lb.
by Mike Cohen
October 6th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 206016

Re: Steak Porn

Thanks guys. I feel like I nailed the temperature on these. But the grill wasn't hot enough to create as much char as I would like. I have a few ideas on how to improve that aspect moving forward.
by Mike Cohen
October 6th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5263

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

I hadn't considered the "linger" factor, Barry. Thanks for sharing that. Todays WSJ had a whole a-Hed article on controlling the time diners are at a table https://www.wsj.com/articles/enjoy-your-mealquickly-restaurants-introduce-time-limits-11601925390?mod=hp_featst_pos5 You do this, I'm not comin...
by Mike Cohen
October 6th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 206016

Re: Steak Porn

Couple of ribeyes from the weekend
by Mike Cohen
September 30th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2572
Views: 168636

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert, are you using your phone for the food pix you take? They are really impressive. Would love to know more about the pix.
by Mike Cohen
September 30th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2572
Views: 168636

Re: New York City Restaurants

Can anyone suggest a casual but good place in the Flatiron area up to midtown for lunch outside? Nothing fancy or too heavy as we have an exciting dinner planned. Obica right across the street from Flatiron wines, Craft and Union Square Cafe, and Casa Mono should all have some outdoor dining Thanks...
by Mike Cohen
September 29th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: RIP: Pierre Troisgros
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: RIP: Pierre Troisgros

If anyone has not seen the Chef’s Table France about Michel — Pierre’s son — it is magnificent. Made me want to hop on a plane. Pierre also makes some appearances. I had watched it two day's before Pierre's passing. Wonderful episode. Loved that the family occupied/lived half the rooms in the inn. ...
by Mike Cohen
September 23rd, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

Any thoughts on the Walter Scott Pinot's?
by Mike Cohen
June 18th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 3457

Re: Sourdough Thread

This is my latest. I think it’s my prettiest one yet.
by Mike Cohen
June 8th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2377

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

So one more question...I currently have two blue rhino tanks that I swap out as needed at HD. Can I take those tanks to a refill place, or do I have to buy a tank from the refill place?
by Mike Cohen
June 5th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2377

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

Never use those "swap out rack" as those tanks are the worst of the lot. I would love to hear elaboration on this. I have done both ways and noticed zero diff, but I may just not have paid attention Recently went to a local propane refill rather than the exchange, definitely a heavier fill. I had t...
by Mike Cohen
June 5th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2377

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

I guess that I'm an outlier. I like propane for my weber. Reason is I grill all year. In the warmer months I move the grill to a corner of the patio to make more room for the patio furniture and insure that folks sitting on the patio aren't getting smoke in their face from the grill. However in the ...
by Mike Cohen
May 11th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 18773

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Been baking a ton of bread using the Tartine Bread recipe (slightly modified). Along with starter from Yaacov and a ton of texts and calls for support. Results have been solid.
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 3457

Re: Sourdough Thread

Beautiful, nicely done! I am doing a bunch of sourdough but still working on technique. Of course I went to order a bunch of baking tools from Amazon and everything is a few weeks out, of course. Anyway, it has been fun. I supplied several friends with starters and there is now a sort of baking com...
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

With the sun out and the temps creeping up (to 60), I've become a Paper Plane making machine, but am adding fresh squeezed mandarin in. Still 1:1:1:1 (lemon : bourbon : aperol : amaro nonino), but I add juice from a single squeezed mandarin. I swear to god this thing tastes like I'm on a boat in th...
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 3457

Re: Sourdough Thread

Beautiful, nicely done! I am doing a bunch of sourdough but still working on technique. Of course I went to order a bunch of baking tools from Amazon and everything is a few weeks out, of course. Anyway, it has been fun. I supplied several friends with starters and there is now a sort of baking com...
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking in Place
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Drinking in Place

Hey Mike, Thanks for the notes. Flowers used to be such a WCWN darling based on the 94 vintage. I don't remember the sequence but somehow or another, the 96 was released to high praise. I got in right as the 95 and 97 were being released. Bought a bunch. Tasted and and a while later decided they wer...
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 3194

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

Ahhh but we should listen to your guidance on the safety of our flour sources. Got it. ^So much this. Mitch, I really wish you (and all who come into contact with you) nothing but safety and health. But given your statements on your social distancing status, your concern for the long term effects o...
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Madison Park Might Not Reopen
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: Eleven Madison Park Might Not Reopen

I read the article...while it's definitely a possibility, it seemed like the headline was somewhat sensational.
by Mike Cohen
May 6th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 3457

Re: Sourdough Thread

I wish I could figure out how to post pix. I've been very into the Chad Robertson recipe from Tartine Bread. I've made about 10 boules in the past two weeks. Love seeing the progress.
by Mike Cohen
May 5th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 3194

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

I would not have mentioned it but this weekend I hosted an oncologist I had never met in person who wanted to listen to my stereo. He had seen photos and posts on an audio board and reached out to me. He arrived with food and a bottle of wine and before we listened to some vinyl records, we sat in ...
by Mike Cohen
April 20th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2572
Views: 168636

Re: New York City Restaurants

The only food I miss during these self isolation times is sushi. And I really, really miss it. We've obviously been cooking a ton and frankly have only ordered in (pizza) twice in the past five weeks. I do miss sushi, but that lack of places that I really enjoy by us makes it an easy pass for me. W...
by Mike Cohen
April 15th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14921
Views: 745749

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Some quarantine daily drinkers:

2017 Charvin Cotes du Rhône Le Poutet
Daily drinkers here. Mostly white's and Rose's. Muscadet, Albarino, etc.
by Mike Cohen
March 3rd, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 4236

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another ...
by Mike Cohen
March 3rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 4236

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

There is no way in hell I’m bringing glasses. I don’t think I’ll ever care about wine enough to do so or not be able to enjoy wine out of shitty glasses enough to do so. I’m bringing good wine, I’m gonna enjoy drinking it out of whatever glass or shoe they pour it in, and I’m not giving it another ...
by Mike Cohen
February 26th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris with kids?
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: Paris with kids?

How old are your kids? We were in Paris in 2011 with our two kids who were 9 and 7 at the time. Obviously a lot has changed in 9 years. We didn't eat at any Michelin places, but we ate well...Willi's Wine Bar, L'Ami Jean, La Regelade, Cafe Constant, etc. My kids were well behaved, but still, we made...

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