Daily Archives: May 30, 2024

Michael Mina Debuts Bourbon Steak in New York City

Who’s behind it: Chef and restaurateur Michael Mina continues to grow his Mina Group, the culinary force behind a dozen Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners, including his namesake restaurant in Las Vegas and seven Bourbon Steak locations. For the eighth Bourbon Steak, Mina is partnering with JW Marriott Essex House on Central Park South, taking over the hotel’s former lobby …

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Rioja Viñedos Singulares: Panel tasting results

Beth Willard, Matthew Forster MW and Pierre Mansour tasted 48 wines, with 3 Outstanding and 20 Highly recommended. Rioja Viñedos Singulares: Panel tasting scores 48 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 3 Highly recommended 20 Recommended 20 Commended 2 Fair 3 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers were invited to submit up to two current release wines, red and / or white, classified …

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Vera de Estenas – Daring to afirm the potential for quality

Félix Martínez Roda at Vera de Estenas’ cellar In June 2023, Félix Martínez Roda invited journalists, experts and friends for a very special tasting at Vera de Estenas: a vertical of Casa Don Ángel, going back to 2018, the very first vintage of the winery’s flagship DO Utiel-Requena wine. It was a celebration not only of the wine’s character, longevity …

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Elin McCoy: ‘Vertical tastings are tantalising: they carry us into the past’

Bruno Borie, owner and manager of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, with the bottles that represent a 20-year vertical beginning the year he took over the estate These line-ups give me insight into place, time and weather, and prompt questions. How has a specific vintage evolved over the years? What behind-the-scenes dramas of frost, hailstorms or heatwaves have found their way into tastes …

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Dermot Sugrue’s bold next step in English winemaking

It’s lucky that Irish-born Dermot Sugrue thrives on stress. The past few years have been a whirlwind for the supremely talented, Sussex-based winemaker, who has 20 years of experience under his belt with a raft of well-known English winery names. In that time he has left Wiston Estate, where he worked for 16 years, moved house, got married, had a …

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Perfect Pairing: Artichoke & caper stuffed calamari

Born in Athens, Carolina Doriti has worked as a chef, recipe developer, restaurant consultant and food journalist, and is the culinary producer of the USA TV series My Greek Table, presented by Diane Kochilas. Carolina is also the Athens bureau chief for Culinary Backstreets, a company that runs gastronomy tours around the world. I have lived most of my life …

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