Dear Friends ~
After just experiencing a magical weekend with Highland Park Scotch whisky “glamping” at Costonoa, an eco-adventure resort just south of SF (more on that here), then a couple days with SingleThread on their farm and restaurants at the Montage Healdsburg (more soon), I’m now back in my beloved New Orleans (second time this year) over Halloween week. In the midst of tough times, I am relishing my favorite season at home and in the South.
In addition to my regular articles at The Bold Italic, my weekly dining column reviews one restaurant each week. I welcome those interested to follow me, or even sign up for a membership for my articles at Medium, which partially goes to support us as writers. Follow or support. I thank you.
Per usual, I’m posting my daily research in dining and drink at @ThePerfectSpot on Twitter, Facebook (and why I’m boycotting Instagram here).
The Latest — October Eats Checklist: 6 standouts of the month, from steakhouses (American and Argentinean) to Japanese tsukemen noodles.
Top Tastes — Marlena: Two-year-old neighborhood Michelin revamped on Precita Park.
The Latest — There Is A Time for Modern French Fare: Visiting the new La Société.
Wandering Traveler — Vancouver Guide: 12 top places to dine now.
On the Town — Orkney Meets the California Coast: Weekending with Highland Park in Pescadero.
I am also available for consulting, moderating, leading classes and tastings and more (info at virginia-miller.com).
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The Bold Italic Weekly Restaurant Reviews & Travel Column
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