Tag: Japanese Whisky

An Ode to Japanese Wagyu… Sans the Steak: Gozu

Imagine: soba noodles teeming in wagyu foam. Brown butter chawanmushi (savory Japanese custard) layered in fat-washed wagyu dashi. Or wagyu fat-laced salted chocolate chip cookies hot out of the oven.I’m in and am guessing you are, too (unless you don’t eat beef — and if you do minimally, this is the place to do so thanks to the quality and the minimalism). These are just a few of the glories I’ve eaten at Gozu in SoMa from chef Marc Zimmerman and entrepreneur Benjamin Jorgensen since it opened November 2019. Read more →

DISTILLER Bottle Column: February 2022

Published March 1, 2022 at Distiller Magazine, my bottle column covers trends and reviews international spirits and RTDs, with taste ratings (last month’s column here): — New Alchemy Distilling Fylleangst Aquavit (El Dorado Hills, CA) — Sazerac de Forge & Fils “Finest Original” Cognac (Cognac, France)— El Pintor Blanco (Tequila, Mexico)— Ortolan Rosolio (Berkeley, CA)— Mulholland Spirit of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)— Philadelphia Distilling’s Bluecoat Gin for Seltzer (Philadelphia, PA)— Martini & Rossi Non-Alcoholic… Read more →