During a visit to Olea, we’re treated to Chef Manuel Romero’s tomato gazpacho and stuffed piquillo peppers, and this exquisite cocktail by Michelle Draper.
If you like the toasty, almondy flavor of champagne, Domaine J. Laurens’ sparkling wine is made in the same style as champagne, but it’s a bargain at $17.
Dog-eared, with yellow and bright pink sticky notes sticking out in every direction, this is Faith’s all-time favorite book of Jacques’—and she’s cooked from all of his books over the years.
Carménère was once thought of exclusively as a blending grape (it’s also one of the original six varietals from Bordeaux), but in this wine, it takes center stage. You’ll find it at your wine store for about $10—an unbelievable bargain, if you ask us.
Local mushrooms are all over the place, so now’s the time to make a simple creamy pan sauce for pasta with lots of grated cheese. Consider it your weeknight dinner, elevated.