If there is a city that is the exemplar of all things Chabernet, it would be Barcelona. Sure, the Spaniards also have their sophisticated eateries and designer food scene. However, chowing down on a breakfast of Razor Clams with a glass of Cava in the open market La Boqueria is about as real as it gets. And how convenient that this extraordinary food market is right in the heart of La Ramblas, the only place to be for lovers of food and drink. We rolled out of our hotel bed and walked a few steps to La Boqueria, but it was obvious that many others had been out partying all night.
The assortment of fresh fruit juices was too tempting, so we shared a quick cup before heading to our favorite food stand, Kiosko Universal. The plate Read more [...]
We’re going out for Chinese Food tonight which prompts the question: “What wine pairs well with Chinese?”
Like the Dude in the photo, a nice cold beer sounds just about right. But, what if beer makes you bloated or you’re just not a beer-kind-of-person? A great choice for a spicy meal is a Spanish Cava, which is a dry white sparkling wine similar to Champagne. A personal favorite to quaff with spicy Asian food is Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut. If you’ve never consumed this magical wine in the classic black bottle, try it the next time your meal is too spicy for a traditional choice. For example, with our Texas Grilled Shrimp recipe, with a Curry, even with BBQ.
Now, back to the issue of wine pairing with Chinese cuisine. It seems Read more [...]
I prepared a romantic dinner last night and the main course was spicy shrimp grilled on skewers and served with ice-cold champagne. It brought back fond memories and I wanted to share the secret of the very best shrimp you may ever eat. Deep Dale Lane is a Deep memory
This is my all-time favorite shrimp recipe and it has never failed to please. The texture and flavor of the shrimp are both uniquely satisfying. It is one of the first meals I learned to make as a young man, borrowing the recipe from my father’s favorite cookbook. I greatly improved the original recipe which contained only vegetable oil, lemon, parsley and garlic. One time we grilled the skewers over a portable Hibachi at Scripps Park in La Jolla and the aroma Read more [...]