Drizzled Berries

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Vinegar Chef
Drizzled Berries

Fruit with wine, or spice infused vinegar is always a deliciously safe bet when drizzled over a mixture of fresh berries. Sparrow Lane has all premium hand crafted wine vinegars made from the finest wines and fruits available. Find your favorite at sparrowlane.com | #balsamicvinegar #gourmetvinegar #vinegarchef

Whole Hog Dinner at Oliveto’s

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 in Vinegar Chef, Vinegar Travels
Whole Hog Dinner at Oliveto’s

 February 4, 2014 I know what you are thinking: “man I could sure go for some pork!” Well thanks to Oliveto’s, (on the Oakland-Berkeley border) and the talented, creative mind of Chef John Rhodehamel, it’s time for the annual Whole Hog Dinner. And talk about an amazing menu array of delectable pig parts. Okay, that […]

Specialty Foods – Fancy Food Show 2014

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 in Vinegar Chef
Specialty Foods – Fancy Food Show 2014

January 23, 2014 Wow, what an amazing time we had at the Specialty Foods, Fancy Food Show this past weekend.  It was great to see many of our longtime friends and make some new ones.  There are always so many new things to see and taste. Yes – some you might regret but always plenty […]

2014 Fancy Food Show

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Vinegar Chef
2014 Fancy Food Show

January 20, 2014 – An Amazing Day at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA with Chef Jesse and Jennie sharing the taste of gourmet vinegar. “Every party needs a drink and what better tipple to try than shrubs or drinking vinegars — on trend for the Bay Area” – Special mention about the […]

Virginia – Delia’s Pizzeria

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 in Vinegar Chef, Vinegar Travels
Virginia – Delia’s Pizzeria

September 28, 2013 And now I’m in Virginia… Delia’s Pizzeria… “Must try”… so says Mario Batteli of the little local place. So why not…? My hotel’s nearby and I’ll order it as takeout. Not bad, but not great either. Crust was thick and chewy—definitely can taste the sugar in it. Sauce was sweeter than I […]

Davis’ Pub – Maryland

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 in Vinegar Chef, Vinegar Travels
Davis’ Pub – Maryland

September 28, 2013 Another day, another state, another restaurant to try: Davis’ Pub in Annapolis, Maryland. Had the Crab pretzel and a Flying Dog pale ale. Pretty good…

Road Trip – Maryland

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Vinegar Chef, Vinegar Travels
Road Trip – Maryland

September 26, 2013 East coast road trip! First stop: Baltimore, Maryland. Spent some time out on the waterfront at Phillips Crab Deck with music from the Hard Rock playing in the distance. No clams here—just crab—Phillips is famous for crab. Soup is light and creamy with lots of blue crab. Fresh local oysters with a […]

Catering – Youth for Christ Event

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
Catering – Youth for Christ Event

September 14, 2013 I was invited to help with the catering at a recent “Youth for Christ” event at the Stevinson Sportsman’s Club in Hilmar, California. And we got the chance to practice a bit of skeet shooting.  

Good times – Cakebread Cellars.

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 in Vinegar Chef, Vinegar Travels
Good times – Cakebread Cellars.

September 7, 2013 Good times, good food, and—of course—good wine with my friends at Cakebread Cellars.