Posts of "Restaurants"

Chef Celestino Drago becomes “Cavaliere Celestino”

Chef Celestino Drago becomes “Cavaliere Celestino” an honor bestowed for his contributions to Italian culture.  Read the entire article on the L.A. Times by S. Irene Virbilia at .

Westside Tavern Wine Event June 11 2014

June 6, 2014 by Georgina No Comment

Another beautiful Wine Noir Dinner will be held in Los Angeles at Westside Tavern. This Chef’s Table Event welcomes Visions Cellars and will be hosted By Winemaker Mac McDonald. The inspired four-fourse wine dinner, on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 7:00 p.m. will include:

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Pismo Beach Starts Amgen Stage 5

The City of Pismo Beach hosts the 9th Annual Amgen Tour of California Stage 5 Start presented by Breakaway from Cancer on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The teams arrive to the Pismo Beach Pier at 10:15 and the race begins promptly at 11:45 am. Spectators need to arrive early to enjoy the festivities, and to find a spot to watch the participating cyclists embark on their 107-mile trek to Santa Barbara.


Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00pm and 9:30pm, we are in for a serious treat when The Eddie Mann Sextet returns to Typhoon in Santa Monica for an amazing night of jazz and standards featuring the lovely Lauren Koval on vocals.

Wine Noir Toasts Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Westside Tavern will host a Wine Noir Dinner to toast Black History Month on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. Executive Chef Ben Cohn, chosen for Best Chefs America, will prepare a special five-course dinner that will be meticulously paired with the wines of award-winning African American owned wineries including L’Objet Noir, Indigené Cellars, Visions Cellars, and Black Coyote.

Marisol’s Heavenly Muffin Goddess

Perched atop the bluffs of Shell Beach, The Cliffs Resort offers gorgeous ocean views, making it the perfect place for vacationing families and their dogs, romantic wine country getaways, and those in search of exquisite culinary exploration. Case-in-point: Marisol at the Cliffs, their critically acclaimed restaurant.

Executive Chef Steve Walls of Apple Farm Restaurant: Grilled Pork Loin Chop

Executive Chef Steve Walls of Apple Farm Restaurant is one of the most talented and creative chefs of authentic American and California cuisine. For the harvest season, he has created a great fall dish to share with me. It’s a grilled pork loin chop with apple, fennel and bacon chutney. The Apple Farm Restaurant is ...

Au Bon Climat est arrive!!

I’ve been a fan of Au Bon Climat, or ABC as many call them, since the early eighties. It’s one of Santa Barbara’s pioneer and premier wineries. Back then, they didn’t have a tasting room and you could only visit the winery twice a year; on the weekends of the Vintners’ Festivals.

DaPasquale Beverly Hills

After a week of indulgence in Provence with the some of the world’s finest wines chosen by Wine Master Clive Barlow and Nick Demuerge who conducted the WSET Certification course at LaVerriere’s Chene Bleu Vineyard Extreme Wine Course and being spoiled by meals prepared by Michelin Star Chef Jon Chirri, I was ready to embark ...

No Regrets About Champagne Here

John Maynard Keynes said that “My biggest regret in life is that I didn’t drink more champagne.” Already at this stage in my life, I’m living proof that statement will never apply to me.