Napa Valley

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Save the Tatas, Omakase Dinner, J. Wakefield Beer Pairing, One-Dollar Stone Crab

    There are two kinds of people in Miami today: those who are working on this glorious Columbus Day and with nothing much to look forward to besides lunch and those who have the day off and thus need somewhere to revel. Either way, the week starts now and the forecast includes an omakase dinner with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Proof Pizza & Pasta Brings Neapolitan Style to Midtown

    If you happen to drive by the former Copperbox space, you'll notice it has windows. And it's no longer copper, but rather white. That's because Proof Pizza & Pasta opened quietly last Friday. The Neapolitan-style pizza joint comes to Midtown from Justin Flit, whose prior experience includes Daniel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Chef Adrianne Calvo: "I've Never Been One to Follow Trends"

    It's been seven and a half years since Adrianne Calvo first opened Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Bar and much has changed, both in terms of her culinary development and the industry. "When I opened we had a similar menu to the one we have now where everything was farm-to-table, organic, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Yardbird Midnight Chef's Table Series with Michael Laukert

    Friday night we skipped dinner and saved our appetite for Yardbird's Midnight Chef's Table Series, which featured Chef Michael Laukert of Hundred Acre Wine Group. The series invites chefs to collaborate with 50 Eggs culinary director Clayton Millier to create a four-course meal. Short Order was i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Five Eco-Friendly Food Products to Try in Honor of Earth Day

    Seriously, the way we treat Mother Earth could easily be considered elderly abuse. We've pillaged her precious resources, choked her water with plastic crap, and changed her climate via cattle waste. Ugh. But with Earth Day right around the corner, now is the time to show Mom we're not the worst of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Jedi Training Academy Opening at Winery; Riedel Lightsabers Included

    You've heard of Romulan Ale, but did you know that Jedi Knights are masters in the art of fine winemaking? Jordan Winery in Sonoma County is set to break ground on Planet Earth's first Jedi training academy. The location is, by the way, less than an hour's drive from George Lucas' famed Skywalker R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Five Wines for Five Occasions from Master Sommelier Larry Stone

    If you're anything like the rest of us in the first world, you've spent many a panic-induced 10 minutes scanning the shelves of a liquor store before heading to a party. Choosing the right booze is one of those etiquette skills most of us never learn, leaving us as the loser who always shows up spor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    db Bistro Moderne Named One of Wine Enthusiast's Top Wine Restaurants

    There's more to downtown's swanky db Bistro Moderne than sleek digs and elegant eats -- there's also wine. Lots and lots of wine. Proof: the contemporary, French-inspired bistro is getting official props for its impressive vino selection in the newest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine. They've be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Naylet LaRochelle's Salad Won Her a Trip to Napa Valley (Recipe)

    The smell of butternut squash brings back one of Naylet LaRochelle's fondest memories. It was during early autumn about 13 years ago that she moved into her first home with her husband. "I remember watching my husband and my dad do repairs, and the anticipation of that time. In addition to me buyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Chappellet Vineyards at Gotham Steak Tonight

    Tonight's installment of Fontainebleau's Cellar 1954 Series features one of the oldest family-run wineries in Napa, Chappelet Vineyards. Iwner Cyril Chappellet will be on hand to discuss his family vineyard while explaining the intricacies of each wine as they are paired with a special menu from Got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Total Wine & More Opens Kendall Superstore: 2,500 Beers; iPad Helpers!

    Total Wine & More is less a store and more of a shopping Nirvana for those who like to imbibe every now and again. Who wouldn't get giddy when faced with literally thousands of choices for what to bring home. And the choices are endless: Do we want a sophisticated wine tasting soiree? Do we want a M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks this Week: From A Four-Course $10 Meal to a $2 Dinner

    Another weekend has flown by and it's time to get back to the daily grind. No lamenting loss of freedom. , we're already sipping some serious cold brew and we've snagged an exclusive deal on free coffee for you. From $2 meals to healthy dinner demonstrations, this week's eats are mostly budget fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Think about the last time you shared a bottle of vino with friends. Unless you're a group of uppity wine connoisseurs or sommeliers, chances are the wine in your glass mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Bianca at the Delano Hosting Opus One Wine Dinner

    For wine lovers, Napa Valley's opulent Opus One is a label not to be ignored. At $150 a pop (depending on vintage), the Bordeaux-style varietal (a joint project of bigwigs Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild) is a favorite choice among the monied set.See also:- Chef Jordan Hoffman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Master Sommelier George Miliotes on The Capital Grille's Generous Pour

    There are fewer concepts more pleasing to the palate of a wine lover than the notion of a generous pour. Hence The Capital Grille's annual celebration by the same name, geared to its vino enthusiast patrons. This summer wine event offers visitors a chance to sample an extensive variety of selection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    SoBeWFF: The Festival Beyond Famous Faces

    ​You might not recognize them yet, but their names should already be on your radar. These chefs are in the kitchen every day, building the culinary foundation for future success. They bring a newfound creativity to comfort foods that we traditionally consider less than great cuisine. Meatballs, sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Dining in the Dark: A Preview of Tonight's Kinky Chinese New Year Dinner

    ​Who wants dinner with an undeniable kink factor? We do! You can come too -- we like things extra-kinky. Tonight's repast is sold out, but tomorrow evening, give Dining in the Dark with chef Adrianne Calvo a shot.Calvo, whose episode of Food Network's Chopped aired October 25, is hosting a blindfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Peter Mondavi Jr. at Biltmore Wine Dinner

    ​​Don't mourn Philippe Ruiz's departure from the Biltmore just yet; it seems he's got a few surprises still in store, like a much ballyhooed Mondavi wine dinner at Palme d'Or next Tuesday, January 17. And guess who's gonna be in town talking about the heavenly liquid that makes us all swoon? Nap ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011
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    August 17, 2011

    Let Chef Reidt Pick The Wine Tonight

    Area 31The wahoo crudo with trout roe and cucumber-jalapeno broth, a Miami Spice menu starter. ​Area 31 has officially launched a new wine promotion that commissions Executive Chef E. Michael Reidt to choose a glass for you. Every Wednesday, he will select two of his favorite bottles of vino and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Miami Spice Preview: Red The Steakhouse (Photos)

    Lesley ElliottKobe meatball topped with housemade mascarpone. ​Red The Steakhouse 's Executive Chef Peter Vauthy has taken the task of developing the Miami Spice program very seriously, wanting to both entice newcomers and reward regulars. The place will be "switching it up every week," he says, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    More Free Burgers, CG's Moves to Kendall

    South Moon Photography/Alissa DragunThe CG Burger. ​The recent proliferation of burger joints has left a remarkable trail of options, so does Miami really need yet another burger chain? Last week Damn Good Burger opened with a burger give-a-way, and now CG's attempts to win fans with a similar bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    What Your $225 SoBe Wine & Food Festival Ticket Can Really Buy

    The Grand Tasting Village​No doubt, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is the premiere event for foodies in Miami and around the world. Each year, tens of thousands of well-coiffed foodies and oenophiles swarm South Beach for a chance to sip wine, nibble on the finest foods and chase dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Miami Needs One-Cup-at-a-Time Coffee Shops

    Lee KleinOne. Cup. At. A. Time.There is nothing like returning to Miami from a trip to San Francisco/Napa Valley to get a person really pissed off. Oh, I could rant about how smart people demand smart food and smart service and, in general, a smartly (and politely) run city -- and I WILL rant about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ceviche Parlor's Juan Carlos Lopategui Creates Ceviche with a Twist

    ​Juan Carlos Lopategui has a long culinary background that started back in Puerto Rico on his family's fishing boat. JC,as his friends call him, "grew up on the water sport fishing. I think that's why I am obsessed with ceviche." It's easy to become a ceviche fanatic with the fresh flavors and uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    The Capital Grille Offers Tableside Wine Tour

    ​Phase One of The Capital Grille's summertime Master Wine Tasting Event, which runs through September 5, includes Napa Valley wines such as Bancroft Ranch Merlot from Beringer Vineyards; a Cabernet Sauvignon from Sella & Mosca Marchese di Villamarina; and Pinot Noir along with other varietals ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010
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    November 18, 2009

    Traveling French Cheese Ambassador on Whole Foods Tasting Tour

    Jacob KatelA slice of Comté cheese.​Say cheese!French cheese ambassador Cecile Delannes is on a Whole Foods America tour giving out samples and educating consumers on behalf of The French Cheese Club, "an association of five family owned French Fromageries specialized in the production of traditi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Michelle Bernstein News of the Day

    ​Yesterday we wrote of Food & Wine magazine naming her cookbook Cuisine a Latina as one of the top 25 of the year. Earlier in the week we noted that her Sra. Martinez restaurant made Esquire's list of 20 Best New Restaurants in America. Today's Michelle news concerns an upcoming "California Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Talula & Rigatoni, Oceanaire & Caymus, Gonzalo & Olé, the FTC & Me

    ​Talula turns ItalianTalula restaurant recently launched Buon Appetito!, also known as Wednesday pasta night.  "We wanted to give our diners a special taste of the type of food we love cooking at home for our families," says Andrea Curto-Randazzo, the Italian chef/co-owner who opened Talula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Marilyn Merlot Goes Nude

    ​In 1949, Tom Kelley, Sr. snapped a series of nude portraits of Marilyn Monroe that have come to be known as the "Red Velvet" series. One of these photos - "Pose 8" - appears on the label of The Velvet Collection's new Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. The discreet golden overlay atop Marilyn c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Capital Grille's Master Wine Tasting Event and Wine Vacation Contest

    Photos by Jacob Katel​The Capital Grille's Master Wine Tasting Event runs through August 23rd and offers the public the opportunity to experience new wines as selected by the Capital Grille's Master Sommelier, one of only 170 people in the world to hold the master sommelier title, George Miliotes. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Taste of the Nation's Tasty Freshman Class, New VIPish Room, and the Ritz on the Key is Practically Giving Rooms Away to Celebrate

    Share Our StrengthThe children won't go hungry and neither will youLet the chowdown countdown begin!  The 21st annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation is just four weeks away today in Miami, but event organizers already have a healthy crop of 19 restaurant newcomers confirmed for the Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Ceviche Parlor in Miami Serves Fresh Seafood, Salsas, and Mozzarella at Green Market

    Jacob KatelScallop Ceviche Juan Carlos Lopategui is the private chef and caterer behind the Ceviche Parlor brand. He's also a sales rep for Mozzarita, the maker of New Times' Best Mozzarella 2008. "I do corporate events, and I specialize in hordeurves parties. I went to the Culinary Institute of Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Interview With Sunny From Sunbox11 Winery

    image via Monday, Short Order announced a giveaway for a complimentary wining and dining experience worth $250 courtesy of Sunbox Eleven Winery and 5300 Chophouse at The Blue in Doral. The winner? Hugo Mirabal, whose name was drawn randomly, and his guest Jamie Escobar will at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Petit Rouge French Bistro

    Petit Rouge is a French Bistro in North Miami headed up by Chef Neal Cooper. Lee Schrager, founder of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival recently twittered mid meal "Enjoying my dinner in Miami at Petit Rouge. Best profiterols I've ever had....... Mmmmm good!!!"I spoke to Chef Neal by phone. Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Wine Deals of the Week

    TONIGHT: And every Monday night, DeVito's South Beach is offering 50 percent off all bottles of wine under $200. That's a solid deal. 305-531-0911.Blue Door at Delano will host a Joseph Phelps wine dinner starting at 7 p.m. The five-course meal features entrees such as banana-roasted lobster and rac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Winetastings From $15 to $150

    Tonight, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Angelo & Maxie's Steakhouse in Coconut Grove will offer a winetasting accompanied by artisanal cheeses and snacks -- just $15 per person. A post-tasting menu is offered for $30. 305-445-8177.     This coming Monday, April 20, Blue Door at Delano will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Valentine's Recap in Pictures

    Many of you probably spent a romantic Valentine's Evening at a fine restaurant, supping on foie gras and fine wine. And that's all good. But here's an alternate view of Valentine's Day - a less expensive option for leaner times. This simple meal of salad, cheeses, good olives, fresh bread, and wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Christine's Stag's Leap Wine Tasting and Prix Fixe Menu

    The secret to eating out lately? Maybe it's to save your bucks on the small trips to restaurants and then splurge on one great meal, a la the Stag's Leap Dinner on Thursday, August 21 at Christine's Restaurant? You could think of it as your personal last supper, if that helps. For $80 a head plus ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008

    Vin Vision

    Wine 69 uncorks on a fast-changing stretch of Biscayne Boulevard.

  • Dining

    September 13, 2007

    French Guise

    Les Halles delivers mixed blessings

  • Dining

    September 7, 2006

    Great Bait

    Alta Mar is nothing fancy, but the seafood sure is tasty

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    The Kiss

    A gay telenovela love triangle? ¡Sí!

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2004
  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Mondavi Sets Sail

    When you take to the high seas, Robert Mondavi will now sail with you

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002

    The Teté Offensive

    And the trend continues -- five-star prices for three-star quality

  • Calendar

    January 14, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 14 - 20, 1999

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    March 13, 1997
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    September 23, 1992
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