TRUFFLE MAGIC at the 5th NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL

Truffles indeed remind us to stop and appreciate the finer things in life, to seek great food experiences and to continue to explore what the dynamic California culinary scene has in store. Because life is too short for anything less. TRUFFLE MAGIC at the 5th NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL by: Carla Sia In life, there are …

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2015 MICHELIN GUIDE RESTAURANTS SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND WINE COUNTRY BIB GOURMAND LIST

Break out an appetite without breaking the bank.     2015 MICHELIN GUIDE RESTAURANTS San Francisco bAY AREA AND WINE COUNTRY BIB GOURMAND LIST         Here are this year’s reasonably-priced restaurants that made 2015 Michelin Guide Restaurants San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country’s Bib Gourmand List.  This list includes the surrounding …

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EPICURIA AND GRAND TASTING AT THE ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL PHOTOS

by:  Karina Mendoza Calayag   For the general public, it was an opportunity for exceptional, bountiful eating; but for wine and food luminaries, like Sommelier Maxwell Klassen (now with Alexander’s Steak House formerly with The Village Pub in Woodside) and Chef Joey Altman (Culinary TV personality), it was a chance to meet and mingle with patrons, …

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DREAMING IN ZIN AT THE ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL

by Karina Calayag ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL: EPICURIA and GRAND TASTING snapshots A REMARKABLE FEAST OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. Last week, I died and went to food and wine heaven, so it seemed. The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) had its annual three day Zinfandel Festival in San Francisco debuting  on Thursday, January 31st, with EPICURIA, a sensational bash aptly named for its epic-ness, …

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