Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Wining and Dining in Cape Town, South Africa (Part 3)

By Mika Chall After a morning spent exploring some of the best that South Africa’s wine country had to offer, it was time for lunch. We were off to George Jardine’s Jordan Restaurant―fine dining located at the Jordan Wine Estate. … Continue reading

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Wining and Dining in Cape Town, South Africa (Part 2)

By Mika Chall During my recent visit to South Africa, I was curious to learn more about the country’s organic wine production. My guide arranged a visit to Reyneke, a beautiful vineyard that produces both reds and whites of outstanding … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Tomatoes (and the People Who Love Them)

by Mika Chall On the Friday of Labor Day weekend, the symbolic end to the fastest summer season in recent memory, we queued at the Coffee Bar Pop Up for what we anticipated would be a delicious, five-course dinner celebrating … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Locanda, 557 Valencia, San Francisco

by Mika Chall I confess.  My curiosity got the better of me and I joined the scrum jockeying for a table at Delfina’s recently hatched sister, Locanda, an impressively designed osteria whose menu reflects Rome’s rich culinary traditions.  At the … Continue reading

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A Summer Delight: Della Fattoria-Weber Ranch Dinners

by Chad Graff and Cathy Curtis We’ve been smitten more than once with the notion of attending an Outstanding in the Field dinner. What could be better than to sit at a long farm table set up in a gorgeous outdoor … Continue reading

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On The Road, New York City – Restaurant Review by Mika Chall

Prune, 54 East 1st Street, New York City Having savored every word of Gabrielle Hamilton’s candidly written memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, which details her unconventional and often challenging odyssey beginning at adolescence, … Continue reading

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