Best meal I ever ate:
I love everything from a simple bowl of Pho at Khiem's in town, to Coq au Vin at Bistro Jeanty in the Napa Valley.
My current drink of choice:
Boodles martini, VERY dry. The blue cheese olives double as a delicious appetizer!
I really wish I could:
Get paid to be a travel writer.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
I like to start with bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with a marcona almond and some gorgonzola.
My favorite comfort food:
Soup: Caldo de Res, Pho (always), tomato bisque, mulligatawny...
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Frontera Grill, Chicago; Slanted Door, San Francisco; Fahrenheit, Cleveland; 3 Birds, Lakewood; El Naranjo, Oaxaca City
My most tattered cookbooks:
I dig Sheila Lukin's warm-hearted approach to cooking and entertaining, so The Silver Palate, The New Basics, and Celebrate!