Best meal I ever ate:
Threeway Tie; French Laundry, Joel Robuchon @ The Mansion, and the carte blanche at Melisse. I'd toss in Louis XV in Monaco, but it's been a while and for pure theater I would have to put Alinea in the mix.
My current drink of choice:
Mixed drink? Stolichnaya and Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic. But a Bordeaux - a Paulliac with some age on it is my first choice. But before that? A crisp cold glass of Salon.
I really wish I could:
Eat well and lose weight
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Braised rabbit on a creamy polenta.
My favorite comfort food:
Mac 'n cheese, preferably homemade, spaghetti carbonara
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
French Laundry, Joel Robuchon (Mansion in LV), Melisse, Providence, Louis XV, Dal Pescatore, Alinea
My most tattered cookbooks:
Joy of Cooking (my parents) The Food Stamp Gourmet (since college early '70's), French Cooking - Julia Child and Larousse Gastronomique. I have many others, but they're in great shape.