Tag Archive: tasting menu

Introducing Xian Wei, a Fine Dining Chinese Supper Club

It’s been a while since I’ve been to an “underground supper club.” These days, they’re not really underground (were they ever?) with websites that include instructions for payment, er, “donation,” social media and… Continue reading

PDX: Lunch at Urban Farmer

On my last trip to Portland, I stayed at the Nines Hotel. The restaurant Urban Farmer is just off their lobby on the 8th floor. After a week of great meals at food… Continue reading

Miami: Tasting Menu at The Cypress Room

One of our favorite meals in Miami was at The Cypress Room. It’s a new restaurant that just opened a few months ago and is a dark, sexy dining room with animal heads… Continue reading

Lincoln Driven to Dine at Red Medicine

The Lincoln Motor Company has recently partnered with several restaurants for “Driven 2 Dine” which showcases their cars. I attended the one at Red Medicine a couple of weeks back. I took a… Continue reading

DTLA: Half Off Tasting Menu at Alma on Tuesdays

I’ve been hearing about Alma for a while now. I wanted to first go when they were a pop-up concept but never found the time. I’m glad I managed to get to them… Continue reading

Echo Park: Cocktails and Bites at Allumette

I was invited to the new Allumette in Echo Park recently.  This space has gone through a series of concepts including the most recent the Vagrancy Project, a pop-up with Chef Miles Thompson.… Continue reading

Recap: Heaven Hill Bourbon Dinner at Areal + Upcoming Dinner at Cafe del Rey

As it gets a bit chillier in the evenings, a whiskey dinner sounds pretty amazing. I was invited to Areal in Santa Monica in December to check out the whiskeys of Heaven Hill.… Continue reading

Long Beach: Food Crawling All Over the Queen Mary

My parents were the sort of people that loved going to events, attractions, street festivals and the like. I remember every summer, we’d make a pilgrimage from Valencia (Magic Mountain) to San Diego… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Birthday Dinner at Mercato di Vetro

After drinks at Playa, I headed over to Mercato di Vetro for an impromptu birthday dinner. After my SF Labor Day weekend trip, I really didn’t want to do anything for my birthday.… Continue reading

SF: Tasting Menu at Mr. Pollo

Four courses for $20? What is this madness? That’s what you get at Mr. Pollo, a tiny restaurant in the Mission. When my buddy Miss Carina said it was one of her best… Continue reading