Best meal I ever ate:
Many, but Gary Danko in San Francisco is my all time favorite restaurant.
My current drink of choice:
Knob Creek and Antiqua Manhattans
I really wish I could:
Focus on cooking
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Depends on the guests. Roast chicken (I'm a master and get the birds from a local farmer.) Gorgonzola encrusted filet mignon with veal demi glace or roasted salmon with green beans, anchovy, olives and basil with a creme fraiche and tomato sauce
My favorite comfort food:
Pizza. Bar none.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Gary Danko, Manny's, Per Se, Acme Chophouse (God rest her soul) Graham Elliott and since one of mine is closed I'm adding Sepia.
My most tattered cookbooks:
Master Recipes first edition by Stephen Schmidt; Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells; Canal House Cooks