Archive for September, 2009

Oh Church & State, how we love you- you never let us down. In celebration of Susie’s 31st birthday last weekend, a bunch of our friends gathered at our new favorite hidden spot in LA, a bistro/absinthe bar with creative cocktails (not to mention the delectable bartender), and excellent food that couldn’t be more true […]


Although summer may seem like the best time to enjoy seasonally-inspired fruity cocktails, I have become so enamored with them lately that I think a little creativity can provide enjoyment throughout the year. My husband Albert is both a home chef extraordinaire, as well as a creator of pleasing alcoholic concoctions. While I fully support […]


Ingredients: 6 oz good quality white rum, 1 oz bitters, 10 fresh figs (stems chopped), 3 tbsp honey, juice from a lemon, club soda, lavender sprigs In a food processor, pulse figs and honey until smooth. Press through a strainer to get rid of all the seeds. Meanwhile, in a cocktail shaker, combine rum, bitters, […]


nose: peaches, apricots, white flowers, honey, fresh herbs palate: lime, peach, nectar, creamy with perfect acidity and beautiful length notes: region- Friuli, Italy; varietal- 100% Friulano (90% late harvest, 10% appassimento); see facts sheet for Bastianich Tocai Plus; For distributors visit http://www.bastianich.com.