Recently? At Le Comptoir du Relais in Paris. The whole damn thing was incredible.
My current drink of choice:
Dunkelweizen and fizzy water (not together)
I really wish I could:
Eat three meals a day in Paris
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Depends! For vegetarians, tofu BBQ, or blue cheese risotto. Meat eaters get one of my many versions of roasted pork loin (often served with field greens, dried cranberries, garlic-toasted walnuts and pears).
My favorite comfort food:
Homemade mac and cheese.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
This list changes constantly, but for now (in no particular order): Amarin Thai Restaurant in San Diego, CA; Allegro Gourmet Pizza in Carmel, CA; Alter Bahnhof in Holzgerlingen, Germany; Costa Brava in San Diego, CA; Le Comptoir du Relais, Paris.
My most tattered cookbooks:
Moosewood (from my restaurant-owning days), The Foster's Market Cookbook, Soup and Bread, and a giant cookbook called, simply, Germany.