Category Archives: Wine

The Brilliance of Damon Baehrel

Make no mistake – chef/owner Damon Baehrel of his eponymous restaurant is an accomplished cook. His food is good, very good, but neither he nor his restaurant are brilliant because his food is revelatory or life changing. Delicious? Mostly, yes. […]



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Day Four – Part 1 – A Day Out of London – The Sportsman – A Genuine Delight

It has held a high spot on my Restaurant Wish List for years, ever since I first heard of it during the heyday of eGullet over a decade ago. The reports I had heard and the photos I had seen […]



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London Called – Travels With Doc – Day Three – Ozone, Gymkhana, Sipsmith & Noble Rot

We had a little trouble getting going in the morning and so had to rush a bit. That meant no sit down to savor a nice cup of coffee. Instead, we stopped on our way to the Underground at the […]



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London Called – Travels With Doc – Day Two – Brooklyn, Gunpowder, Bar Termini & Lyle’s

By the time we returned to our apartment the prior evening, we were thoroughly and ridiculously exhausted, though quite content from a superb first day of the trip. That contentment spilled over into a fine night’s sleep and the next […]



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Doc & Gerry’s Jamón Ibérico Tour – Coming November 2016! Book Now!

This is a part of Spain that most tourists don’t get to and that’s a real shame! This is mostly because to really experience the best of Spain’s southwest Jamón Ibérico country one has to really know where to go, […]



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Eleven Madison Park Made It Nice!

Disclaimer alert: My family and I are certainly known to the restaurant and I received a significant discount as well as no corkage fees for bringing a couple of special bottles of wine. My son, L.J., works at Eleven Madison […]



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Making Way For Momofuku Ko

In its first iteration, despite a reputation for great food, I could never be bothered to go to the purportedly cramped, camera-phobic and aloof Momofuku Ko, but then it moved and it changed. It was no longer cramped, cameras were welcome, […]



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The Splendor of El Celler de Can Roca

It has three Michelin stars (since 2009), is the current no. 1 restaurant in the world according to the World’s Fifty Best Restaurants list and has been in the Top 5 of that list since 2009 and either first or […]



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Game On at La Buena Vida in Madrid

I have been acquainted and know Rogelio Enriquez since my earliest days on eGullet. He was a leader of the then-thriving Spain and Portugal Forums, who has always been a clear source of worthwhile information on Spanish food and restaurants. […]



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A Taste of Northern Spain – Part 6: A Fabulous Finish – Navarra, La Rioja and Madrid

Leaving a city like San Sebastián is never easy, but one of the things I love most about Spain as a travel destination, is that around every corner there is always something good to eat and drink and something interesting […]



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