‘Tis the season of joy – you want lots of smiles surrounding your beautiful holiday table. Break more than just bread with loved ones during your holiday gatherings with these diverse dishes and desserts.
What a fabulous, fun night at Brasserie Pavil…talk about Goodtaste! A sell-out !
First let me say I love Brasserie Pavil. Not only is it beautiful, but the food is wonderful. My favorite item, so far, is the grilled calamari salad, and Chef Scott Cohen was gracious enough to let me give it to you!
This soup is, by far, one of my favorites at Pavil. You will love their French Onion Soup on a chilly day. Or, any day for that matter!
This Strawberry Shortcake is from Pavil – and it is a delicious summertime dessert! I tasted it and begged Chef Scott Cohen for the recipe. He’s the best, as you’ll see! Preparing the angel food cake In electric mixer whip egg whites with salt until soft peak, stream in 1st part sugar whip until you […]
When Chef Scott Cohen calls with news, I always pay attention. I’ll tell you why shortly. Scott calls Friday and says ‘Tanji, you’re never gonna believe what I got…Shad Roe coming here to Watermark Grill.’ I would’ve love to share in his excitement, but had to admit I didn’t know what Shad Roe was. Google […]
I’m a novice when it comes to knowing beers, but I admit, I’ve now been to two beer pairings and loved every minute! My most recent “adventure” was at Bohanan’s beautiful new bar, where we paired different beers with different cheeses. Guess what: some of those beers paired better with the cheeses than wine!
Love the cold weather just in time for the holidays. It’s soup weather, red wine weather, and I’ve got a great idea for both. One of the easiest soups to make that’s perfect this time of year is French Onion Soup. Peel a few onions, grab some chicken stock, white wine a couple of other […]
Can raw oysters really improve your sex life? I have no idea, (sorry) but I do know when you pair the right wine with the right food, every meal becomes an adventure. The perfect match is bliss, but sometimes a lot of the fun is the ‘investigative’ process. With all the fabulous fresh seafood available […]
We did it. We popped the cork on a 50 year old bottle of wine to begin a weeklong celebration of my birthday. (At this age why not!) It ‘was’ a 1959 Chateau Lynch-Bages from the Pauillac appellation in the Bordeaux region of France. This AVA region, by the way, produces three of Bordeaux’s five […]
Brunch here is such a treat. I love the sinfully good eggs benedict and the rich, velvety Monte Cristo sandwich. Their giant cappuccino is also incredible not to mention the champagne that just keeps flowing.
I heard a news report recently that said a lot of men on Father’s Day want to spend the day doing what ‘they’ want to do and that their choice is usually an activity that doesn’t involve the entire family… like golf. However, if that special father in your life chooses to dine in style […]
Evenings aren’t the same this time of year without the Spurs in the playoffs! You and I feel it, and don’t think local restaurants and bars aren’t feeling it too. There is a consolation though. Challenging times call for creative measures, and some of SA’s finest have stepped up. Brasserie Pavil, voted SA’s best new […]
Okay, so it’s all the buzz. Tweeting! Frankly, I had to be talked into joining the tweeters. Why in the world would anyone want to spend time all day ‘tweeting’ about what they were doing and furthermore, who cares so much about what others are doing that they would take the time to read those […]
Okay Moms…time to let them know where you’d like to go out for dinner on your special day. And, if staying home sounds like fun, I’ve gotcha covered there too! First up, Blanca Aldaco’s w/Aldaco’s Stone Oak has a delicious recipe for a Breakfast Chile Relleno that is very easy to make. Click on the […]