I was in Providence, RI finally graduating from Johnson & Wales University!!! Best four years of my life! I have been very fortunate in my time there growing from wanting to be top pastry chef, to now managing restaurants and pursuing my career in wine. Whenever my family comes to Providence I always make them […]
I love going down into my dad’s cellar and picking wines. He always has a new fantastic wine for me to try, pairing it with a delicious meal. This wine is particular I was dying to try because I love Joseph Phelps and have tried many Insignia’s from different vintages. This wine needs a little […]
I love going down into my dad’s cellar and picking wines. He always has a new fantastic wine for me to try, pairing it with a delicious meal. This wine is particular I was dying to try because I love Joseph Phelps and have tried many Insignia’s from different vintages.
This wine needs a little time to open up at first, but once it does it is absolutely fantastic! The color is dark purple with spicy black currant and allspice aromas. Flavors of plum, coffee, cedar, and vanilla make this wine very sexy and wonderful to drink. This full bodied spectacular wine has a lingering finish with 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is gorgeous and ready to drink now but also has a lot more aging potential.
For dinner we had grilled lamb, mixed green salad, and home made mac & cheese! The lamb paired beautifully with this wine!
Ever since I spent the summer in Germany tasting wine, Ive discovered a new love for aged German Rieslings. I am absolutely in love with these Rieslings because of the dark straw color, the honey and petrol notes, and the lingering finish on the palate, especially with this particular Riesling. I was down in the […]
The restaurant I am General Manager of was rented out the other night by an upscale wine shop called Amanti Vino on Church Street, Montclair, NJ. Marina Vallana, who is now known as Marina Olwen Fogarty, along with Amanti Vino hosted a wine pairing dinner with Vallana Wines. The tasting was fantastic as Chef Zod, […]
I was having dinner with a sommelier the other night, and I decided to make my carrot cake that is absolutely to die for! I would normally give out the recipe but it is a family recipe and I want to use it in my restaurant one day, so I am sorry about that. We […]
Here on Fashionable Palate, I like to discuss everything, so I have to tell you about this sake I tried the other night! It was fantastic! A customer was drinking it, and of course I had to know what it was because it looked milky and I was very curious. She told me it was […]
www.treehugger.com Makes a strawberry basil sangria that as I mentioned before is out of this world! I decided to use the basil in my own version of this sangria. Berry Basil Sangria: Ingredients: 1 bottle Berringer Chardonnay 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3-4 basil leaves ( I broke them up) TT Blackberries, Blueberries, & Strawberries 1/4 […]
I love basil! It is a delicious herb that is not only good for you, it can also be good for getting you in the “mood” if you know what I’m getting at 😉 Not many people may know this, but basil is considered an aphrodisiac! The sultry smell of this interesting herb may cause […]
If you love fun fashionable things and especially love wine as much as I do, then you need the High Heel Boot wine cork cage! Its girly, fun, and totally sexy with the lace up corset like back! I also chose the purse to go along with because I cant just have one of course! […]