In anticipation of the summer equinox -- June 21st -- Lou Amdur, owner of LOU: A Wine Bar, returns to Squid Ink with some thoughts on rosés, why a dialed-down acidity profile is good and a few do's and don'ts for backyard grilling season.
Squid Ink: Summer is almost officially upon us. That means ... More >>
Two waiters didn't show up for their shift, the rookie line cook spilled vinegar on the $500 truffle, and Kogi just had to park a few feet from the valet stand. How do chefs cope when Saturday night's dinner service turns into a Kitchen Nightmares episode? Sometimes they pour themselves a stiff drin ... More >>
After searching for nearly a year to find the right chef to helm Patina, his downtown flagship restaurant, Joachim Splichal appointed Tony Esnault to the position just over a month ago. The 38 year-old Frenchman is from Saumur, in the Loire Valley, and worked with Alain Ducasse for much of the last ... More >>
Since its April 30th opening, Tavern in Brentwood has been recognized for its organic food items and unique cocktails, but not necessarily for its wine list or cheese selection. Owner Caroline Styne hopes to change that, inviting winos and amateurs alike into the Larder room, a charming and intimate ... More >>
Anne FishbeinWine Guy Lou Amdur Takes The Terror Out Of TerroirRecently, at LOU: A Wine Bar, owner Lou Amdur instituted "Tasting Tuesdays," a weekly celebration of the concept of "terroir" that offers a flight of wine paired with a flight of genuine US farmstead and artisanal cheeses at $14. ... More >>