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Chez Tan

This was an exquisite meal at a private home prepared by a well-known dentist in Singapore known for his culinary skills. It’s safe to say this fellow could be a...

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Restaurants
Gala Dinners 1 and 2

One of the objectives of the two meals I had at Hotel Shilla was to prove to high end Korean wine lovers that their traditional cuisine matches beautifully with European...

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Events
Oregon Grille

The first truly great soft-shelled crabs of the season have finally arrived in Maryland, and no one does a better preparation than the Oregon Grille. Served within 24 hours of...

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Restaurants
Charity Gala Dinner

I have been fortunate enough to attend a lot of extraordinary dinners where some of the world’s top rated wines have been served. However, I don’t think I have ever...

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Events
Mark's Duck House

This luncheon at Mark’s Duck House was to host American and Bordeaux wine broker Jeffrey Davies, who was making a swing through the United States, and also served as a...

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New Years Eve Chez Parker

A very simple New Year’s Eve, enjoying the best of some of my favorite foods, including the relatively rare and hard-to-get Taylor Bay Scallops, which are purchased live in their...

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Dining At Home
Dinner at Home

Southern Rhône’s most influential and talented oenologist was on a tour of the East Coast, and since I have come to know him well over my many visits, in addition...

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Dining At Home
Dinner at Home (Part 2)

Honoring Park B. Smith and Philippe Cambie With my wife’s homemade Clams Casino (the best I’ve ever tasted) and my spaghetti and meatballs (I’ll be quite egotistical here and say...

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Dining At Home
Charleston

This charity event, which benefitted my local community, was purchased by a generous and gracious group from Los Angeles. All the wines were pulled from my cellar and sent to...

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