A Sparkling Italian Debuts in Beverly Hills

On a mild fall evening earlier this week, on a breathtaking Beverly Hills rooftop, Crateful founder and CEO Emanuele Ponzo hosted an intimate gathering of wine aficionados for a four-course dinner pairing featuring Italian winemaker Ca’ del Bosco. It was one of those rare meals that food writers fondly catalog among their more memorable experiences. Then again, that’s what a Crateful dinner is. If you’re … Continue reading A Sparkling Italian Debuts in Beverly Hills

Rosé Day LA Launches in Malibu with many Celebrity Attendees

After a red-eye from Hawaii, and a morning snooze, I motivated my husband to leave our serene pad to venture to what I thought was going to be a relaxed Malibu party in the fields of Saddlerock Ranch. After fighting standstill traffic in the canyons, we knew the rose soiree was close by, but we hoped the unmoving cars were not a sign of a ‘too … Continue reading Rosé Day LA Launches in Malibu with many Celebrity Attendees

Paso Robles, CA – The Perfect Summer Weekend Getaway

Looking to plan your next summer weekend getaway? I highly recommend visiting Paso Robles, CA. Paso is a beautiful wine region located about three hours north of Los Angeles, just outside of San Louis Obispo. It is just off of the 101, so you can also enjoy a scenic coastal drive traveling to and from the area. Surprisingly, there are more than 200 wineries throughout … Continue reading Paso Robles, CA – The Perfect Summer Weekend Getaway

Hop the train for haute cuisine at Crossings in Pasadena

For a memorable culinary experience, take a train ride to Crossings in South Pasadena, just a short hop from the Gold Line station, only one stop away from Highland Park. One of our favorite meals of last year came from Gargantua, a Santa Monica pop-up. Now one of Gargantua’s chefs, Kevin Malone, has made a new home at Crossings. This South Pasadena two-story exposed brick … Continue reading Hop the train for haute cuisine at Crossings in Pasadena

Hello Franciacorta, Goodbye champagne flutes

In laid-back Venice, California, a group of Los Angeles tastemakers and wine and food lovers gathered for a special Ca’ del Bosco wine tasting lunch with the founder himself, Maurizio Zanella who was in town from Italy. The conversation over a carefully crafted meal from Crateful Catering swiftly turned to “Why does anyone use flutes anymore?” Sampling fresh crisp bubbly, a Ca’ del Bosco Cuvee Prestige MV with … Continue reading Hello Franciacorta, Goodbye champagne flutes

Make your life easier with Boxed.com for all your bulk needs, plus wine and holiday cocktails

No time for the grocery store? No time to run around buying gifts? Who wants to be stuck in traffic? Who wants to waste valuable time in long lines? Who actually wants to go to Costco? Who wants to lug wine or spirits home from the store to the car when a click of a button can have a wine selection like “Globetrotting Red Wines” … Continue reading Make your life easier with Boxed.com for all your bulk needs, plus wine and holiday cocktails

Wine Wednesdays in The Larder at Tavern Brentwood

Don’t miss Winemaker Wednesdays at Tavern. James Beard award-winning chef/author Suzanne Goin and award-winning restaurateur Caroline Styne welcome their winemaker friends the first Wednesday of every month for Angelenos to enjoy an informal sampling of their current vintages. First up was Jeff Fischer from Habit Wines, Santa Ynez on October 4th. Besides his delicious wines like Habit Red and Habit Grüner Veltliner, we noshed on exceptional charcuterie medleys while meeting … Continue reading Wine Wednesdays in The Larder at Tavern Brentwood

Moraga Winery in Bel Air

This article was first posted in Resident Magazine online, June 2017. We had driven up Sunset Blvd from the Pacific Coast Highway, and turned into a side street near the 405. It didn’t seem possible that just a few minutes prior we were on a hectic road because as we walked past serene vineyards, vintage stables and a barn under oak trees, the landscape seemed … Continue reading Moraga Winery in Bel Air

Thumbs Up for The Rosy Oyster Pop-Up

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Old Hollywood’s most classic, historic hotel – The Hollywood Roosevelt – now offers a brand new, ever-exclusive hang just in time for the summer season.  Tucked away in a private poolside nook that only those “in the know” will even know is there, The Rosy Oyster is a cool, contemporary art-inspired wine and fresh oyster bar, filling L.A.’s dire need for … Continue reading Thumbs Up for The Rosy Oyster Pop-Up

Experience INTRO: A multi-course sensory explosion with a Michelin star chef

When invited to a twelve course foodie event that includes art and new friends, the answer is always Yes! In Los Angeles, you really never know what to expect, but even two hours of traffic was truly worth this culinary sensory affair. Little did I know this celebration of food was in a random nondescript Lankershim Boulevard venue (once a dance studio) in North Hollywood, … Continue reading Experience INTRO: A multi-course sensory explosion with a Michelin star chef