Wine of the Week: Les Larmes de Divona Bourgogne Rouge, 2008

The color of this fascinating unfiltered Pinot noir is its first striking feature. An almost dark orange hue glows in the background of the deep rose meets burgundy body. The unfiltered nature of the wine provides a cloudy element that when combined with these contrasting colors provides the same striking appearance of when dark, ominousContinue reading “Wine of the Week: Les Larmes de Divona Bourgogne Rouge, 2008”

Cocktail of the Week: Trinidad Sour from Bar Boca, Oslo, Norway

When the bartender and co-owner of Bar Boca, a charming, quirky bar-coffee shop-cafe in Oslo’s hip Grünerløkka neighborhood, asked for my cocktail preferences, I talked about my dislike for crushed ice, how I enjoy something spirit forward, but a touch of sweetness. In other words, not a mai tai and not a Manhattan. She asksContinue reading “Cocktail of the Week: Trinidad Sour from Bar Boca, Oslo, Norway”

Tuesday’s Project: Caprese: The Dynamic Duo of Tomato and Mozzarella

It’s the final day of July, which means the latter half of summer unofficially is about to begin. Peaches, corn, cherries, and those other signs of early summer will soon bow down to the summer produce king: tomatoes. For the past 8 or 9 months, much of the country has either preached the Alice WatersContinue reading “Tuesday’s Project: Caprese: The Dynamic Duo of Tomato and Mozzarella”

Restaurants: Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

Romaine lettuce is usually an afterthought, hardly the focus of a salad like its glitzier lettuce siblings Little Gems and mizuna night be. It almost seems romaine lettuce gets the adrenaline pumping like iceberg lettuce. Then after you’ve sampled around a bit in the restaurants of Copenhagen’s New Nordic cuisine generation that swept the cityContinue reading “Restaurants: Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark”