Best meal I ever ate:
La Feluca in Venice, Italy. Prociutto, fresh shellfish over homemade tagliatelle and crema de bergamotta with cappuchino for dessert. And my first ever Amarone for the wine, it was WONDERFUL!
My current drink of choice:
Jameson's with a Guinness or an extremely dry vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives
I really wish I could:
put together a menu that allows me to be done when guests arrive and the food is hot when it reaches the table.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Either an antipasto platter or any sort of cookies...I'm also asked to bring rum cake!
My favorite comfort food:
grilled cheese sandwiches (grilled in TONS of salted butter!)
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Bistro 5; Moonstones; Cappelini's
My most tattered cookbooks:
Joy of Cooking; Mastering the Art of French Cooking; The Best Recipe; From My Mother's Kitchen; some Pillsbury booklet about appetizers and hor d'ourves picked up at the checkout counter 14 years ago.