Tag Archives: Champagne

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 2, Ravières to Montbard

As I hope you have already seen in A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 1, A Balloon Ride Over Burgundy, we arose early on our 5th day aboard La Belle Epoque for an […]

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Intro, Chicago, November 2016

How do the years roll by so quickly? It has been almost 2 years since I last wrote about Intro, shortly after it filled the space formerly occupied by L2O. The concept for the new […]

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A Holiday Season Dinner at Allium

Several years ago there was a trend for high-end hotels (Ritz, Four Seasons, and the like) to convert their high-end restaurants to something more casual. Some of the conversions were successful, some not so much. […]

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A Taittinger Champagne Dinner at Sepia

I love Champagne. Real Champagne. Capital “C” Champagne from the region of the same name in France. To my taste, almost all of the great wines that France has given the world have been equaled […]

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Oriole Flies High in the Culinary Sky

There’s a new restaurant in town that will almost certainly join the ranks of the Michelin-starred best. It’s named in homage to Baltimore and is quite a challenge to find even with a state-of-the-art GPS or […]

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Valentine’s Day Part 1: Cards, Flowers and The Kitchen

I am a foodie. Yeah, I know. Huge surprise if you know me or have read a few of the entries on this website. So what do I think of when planning something for Valentine’s […]

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Allium, Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, November 2014

Our last visit to Allium was for a 4th of July lunch earlier this year. Valeria and I enjoyed it a lot, so when our friend, Ronie, arrived in town from California, we decided that we […]

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Sarah, CJ, Donuts & Steaks

It’s only been a month since I wrote about our first visit to Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, but we found ourselves back there much sooner than we might have expected. My […]

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Tru, Chicago, February, 2014

Chicago is, among many other things, a food city. From the ubiquitous deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dog, through a myriad of ethnic enclaves and up to the Michelin-starred gastronomic temples, you will eat well […]

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