February 1, 2016

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” — Joseph Campbell

A fantastic chocolate citrus dessert at Stedsans Copenhagen dinner held at Cookhouse SF

A fantastic chocolate citrus dessert at Stedsans Copenhagen dinner held at Cookhouse SF

It feels good to be home a few weeks, savoring the pristine sun of a NorCal winter.

Event highlight: I was transported to Denmark last week with a cozy dinner upstairs in the Cookhouse space (a dreamy, North Beach apartment above Vesuvio). The couple (and their adorable kids) behind Stedsans, who throw dinners in their Copenhagen greenhouse, cooked family-style for an intimate group of us in collaboration with Visit Copenhagen tourism and Scandinavian Airlines. I can now imagine the communal, garden-fresh experience of dining in their greenhouse.

Here are my recent Zagat articles on what’s great now in Hawaii and Napa.

This issue:

Rainbows: a daily occurrence in Hawaii

Rainbows: a daily occurrence in Hawaii

Top Tastes Top 10 Dishes & New Openings of January 2016: Whether 100-layer lasagna or 1800’s-style lobster thermidor, here are 10 standout dishes on menus now.
Wandering TravelerThe 10 Hottest Restaurants in Hawaii: My feature on 10 notable restaurants now in Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.
Around the BayThe 10 Hottest Restaurants in Napa: My feature on 10 notable restaurants in Napa County now.

As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations (under “Services“).


CLICKABLE LINKS to Social Media & Articles:
Food Republic
Zagat SF Editor
Editor, Distiller Magazine
SF Bay Guardian Critic (Weekly Column: 2009-2013)
Where Magazine
Freelance: Whisky Magazine UK, The Times London, Eater, Tasting Panel Magazine, PureWow, Spoonwiz, Drink Me Magazine, Citysearch, NBC’s The Feast, Blackboard Eats, Tasting Table, Grubstreet

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