Archive for June, 2009

nose:  fresh cut grass, nectarine, peach, guava, green apple, gravel and white flowers palate: grapefruit, apple tart, crisp minerals and citrus flavors (lemon and limestone), medium to long finish  notes: region- Saint Andelain, Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France; varietal- 100% Sauvignon Blanc; 100% organic and biodynamic; this cuvee comes from a parcel located mid-slope on the southwest side of Saint […]


Nestled between Dupont Circle and Georgetown sits a quiet little part of the city that often goes overlooked and unnoticed amidst the culinary hype of the former two neighborhoods. At closer look, however, I think Washingtonians would discover what I believe to be a land mine of hidden gastronomic gems. In addition to the continuing […]


One upside to the beginning of hot sticky DC summer nights is that starting in June, on the first Thursday of every month, the Phillips Collection gallery in Dupont Circle presents Phillips After 5: an extended happy hour where you can go and mingle, explore their great art collection, listen to live music, hear lectures, […]


I adapted this from a recipe by Lidia Bastianich for a spring vegetable stew with herbed ricotta gnocchi. I had some fresh pancetta, roquefort, and creme fraiche on hand, and thought they would pair nicely with the light and fluffy ricotta dumplings. Turns out they did! This is a really easy recipe… I had friends […]