Steak Diane (I Have Amazing Friends)

The mad scientist hard at work.

Sometimes we take for granted that our friends are always available for us. Sometimes we take for granted the nice things they do. This week, I was enjoying every second of it.

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EAT! Vancouver Canadian Flavours Gala

Welcome!

When we started planning our trip, I began looking for any interesting events going on around the city while we were there. Indeed, I found EAT! Vancouver, a culinary extravaganza, was taking place during that time. Due to our overwhelmingly busy schedule of checking out restaurants and bars, seeing friends and eating some . . . → Read More: EAT! Vancouver Canadian Flavours Gala

Taste of Key West 2015

Crowds gather at the Truman Waterfront for the annual Taste of Key West.

This year marks the first that we were able to go to the annual Taste of Key West, held every April at the Truman Waterfront. Taste of Key West is a benefit to raise money for AIDS Help, and is a . . . → Read More: Taste of Key West 2015

Drinking Someone Else’s Wine

That is a good way to start the weekend!

Last weekend our friends wanted to get together to eat some yummy food and drink good wine. How could I say no to that? We had friends in town, so we were a party of six at Azur. It was a sure bet that the . . . → Read More: Drinking Someone Else’s Wine

A Weekend of Wine (and Azur Key West)

A good wine weekend, indeed.

Like many weekends, the most enjoyable part of this past one was spending quality time with friends. As it happens, this quality time included many, many great wines. Friday night we had dinner at home with friends visiting from Miami. While we munched on grilled rib eyes, and drank . . . → Read More: A Weekend of Wine (and Azur Key West)

Key West Food and Wine Festival: Duval Uncorked

Leather Masters always has something interesting to see.

I have often said it is the most fun you can have on Duval Street. Part of the annual Key West Food and Wine Festival, Duval Uncorked is a wine tasting encompassing wine bars, art galleries, shops, restaurants and food trucks up and down the infamous . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: Duval Uncorked

Key West Food and Wine Festival: The Grand Tasting

A beautiful setting.

The Grand Tasting is always one of my favorite events at the Key West Food and Wine Festival. It is held in a different location each year – one year the aquarium, one year on the dock at Turtle Kraals, and this year, poolside and the new, and gorgeous, Marker Resort. . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: The Grand Tasting

Key West Food and Wine Festival: Banfi Wine Dinner

Casa Marina is a gorgeous setting for a party.

It is no secret that every year I look forward to the Key West Food and Wine Festival. It is organized, well thought out and offers wonderful events. So, when I saw the menu posted for the Banfi wine dinner on Thursday night, I bought . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: Banfi Wine Dinner

Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux: An Exclusive Wine Tasting

That’s me, with the owner of Chateau Beau Sejour Becot

Last week I had the good fortune of being invited to the Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) tasting of the 2012 vintage at LIV nightclub, in the Fontainebleau hotel, sponsored by Total Wine and More. This was one spectacular event. With 90-something . . . → Read More: Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux: An Exclusive Wine Tasting

Upcoming Events: Cooking Contests, Bordeaux, and a Festival

The next couple of weeks are really busy here. (I say that like it is unusual. OK, so super busy is the norm. At least this is all fun stuff.) Starting this weekend with Last Chef Standing, followed by an evening of Bordeaux and then the Key West Food and Wine Festival. I better rest . . . → Read More: Upcoming Events: Cooking Contests, Bordeaux, and a Festival

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