Cuisine

Soothing Serenity: Nobu Palo Alto

To see or hear the name Nobu is likely to conjure delicious memories of a perfectly prepared Black Cod with Miso, or Yellowtail Sashimi, two of the iconic restaurant’s world-renowned signature dishes.…

Santa Barbara’s Culinary Scene Continues to Captivate

A recent al fresco lunch enjoyed at Satellite restaurant along Santa Barbara’s State Street Promenade well-illustrated the region’s culinary unity and joie de vivre. As Kyle and Ashley Hollister shared the origins…

At Mira Winery, Everyday Miracles Are a Foundation

The name says it all: Mira. Its inspiration is the Latin root of “miracle,” and this family owned, 16‑acre, under-the-radar estate in the heart of the Napa Valley is filled with small…

The Annual Lexus Culinary Classic: Experience Amazing

Gourmands, wine aficionados, and auto enthusiasts know that the annual Lexus Culinary Classic, held at Sausalito’s Cavallo Point, is never to be missed. The three-day celebration – at which guests are immersed…

The Cavalier

The Cavalier is a hidden gem that bridges the best of London and San Francisco.

Food for Thought

Good food is enjoyable. Great food is life-affirming. Read the stories of four local chefs whose inspiring journeys have culminated in cuisines worthy of commendation.

Living The Dream

Experience the best of Santa Cruz at the Dream Inn   The Santa Cruz of my youth was one filled with sandy days on the beach and nights strolling the boardwalk. We…

Over The Top Wine Tasting Experiences

Close your eyes, point to any one of the more than 800 wineries on the Napa Valley and Sonoma County winery maps, and there is little doubt that your blind selection yields…

The Great Molasses Flood

Boston and its Evolutionary Food Scene

Since its founding in the year 1630 by a handful of English colonists, the city of Boston has continually looked forward while respecting its significant past. Its meager Puritan cuisine (“Boston, home…

Gordon Ramsay Wines: Celebrating the Best of California

While British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay may still be known to many for his fiery temper on TV’s Hell’s Kitchen, he is also one of the most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in the…

A Taste of Things to Come

As San Francisco reopens, the city’s finest dining establishments are ready to welcome guests with the surprises they’ve developed during their closure.

Elevating the Dining Experience Via Wine

These renowned NorCal restaurants, known for insanely innovative cuisine, continue to push the hospitality envelope with elevated viticultural offerings curated by their top-of-their-game sommeliers. Their objective? That with every sip, guests say, “Wow!”…

Events Calendar: July / August 2021

Outdoor concerts and all that jazz! A sure sign that summer is mostly happening this year; Stern Grove Festival is back, baseball is in full swing, and BottleRock Napa Valley (Sept. 3-5)…

Take Flight with Napa Valley’s Aileron Estates

Aileron Estates wines are alone worthy of a wine country visit. Add a pre-tasting, scenic, bi-plane ride over Sonoma, and Aileron becomes a wine tasting must-do. Unlike any other wine adventure within…

Dip Back Into Travel with a Visit to CordeValle

Since its opening in 1999, CordeValle has served as a golf lover’s haven, but one need not hit the links in order to revel in the offerings of this South Bay hospitality…

A Mushrooming Success

How one local company transformed a 20-pound case of unwanted truffles into a booming cooking class empire.

In Conversation With Sharon Seto

HOPPY SPRING! GET READY TO MARCH FORWARD. It’s time to turn our backs on cold gray winter for a warmer season filled with brighter days. Sunny days makes me spring into action!…