Saturday, October 28, 2006


I haven't written about a 'supplier dinner' in a while. Last week's is certainly worthy of a write up.

In town, Bernard Raveneau and Jean Montanet from Chablis, France.

We head to Paley's and proceed to have one of the finest meals I have ever eaten. Words will not do this meal justice, so I'm just going to list off the wines and courses.

1990 Raveneau Chablis Gr. Cru Clos
1990 Lasalle Rose Champagne
1990 Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet Franc
1981 Vina Tondonia Rioja Blanc
1982 Italian Red (I want to say Barbaresco)
1994 Picolit (don't recall the producer)
???? Some outrageous sherried Italian delight
199? Franciacorta Cuvée Annamaria Clementi

Liver and Foie Gras Mousse
Lamb's Tounge Salad with Chantrelles
Bacon wrapped scallop with celeriac puree and caviar
Squab with Foie Gras
Rabbit with carrots and fennel
Roasted pork with tounge and cheeks
Cheese plate with 4 killer cheeses
Almond chocolate torte

Jealous much?

Friday, October 27, 2006

Not Dead

OK, so I know what you all have been thinking... "Where the hell is T? Is he dead?" Answers are "I've been very busy" and "no."

I'm working on LA Part 2 where -M- and I eat some of the most heavenly tacos on the planet.

I'm also working on the last 3 months of music (I'll narrow it down to the things I'm digging, not everything I've added). Here's a preview: thanks to Guilty Carnivore, I checked out Okerville River. Their latest full length "Black Sheep Boy" is simply amazing.

At any rate, I'm not dead, and there will be more. Check back soon.