Category Archives: Food and Wine

The Relæ Experience

To many, Copenhagen is a foodie destination.  You can’t think of Copenhagen without thinking of Restaurant Noma.   But Noma closed early this year.  No worries.  There are still two restaurants in Copenhagen ranked in the top 50 of the … Continue reading

Posted in Denmark, Food and Wine | 2 Comments

Springtime in Oregon

Lilacs are my favorite flower, but timing a visit to Oregon while they are blooming is problematic.  This past winter and spring have been very cold and rainy in Oregon, so most plants are a few weeks behind what they … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food and Wine, Oregon, Seasons & Holidays, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Napa Valley to the Russian River Valley

Finding myself in San Francisco on a Friday night, and with no immediate need to get home and back to work, I decided to spend the weekend in Napa Valley. Past experience has taught me to keep the tastings to … Continue reading

Posted in California, Food and Wine | 6 Comments

World Of Pinot Noir, Day Two

Having made rather merry the night before, we were glad for a later start on Day Two of the WOPN.  It also happened to be my birthday.  A walk on the rocky beach produced a few shells and some nice … Continue reading

Posted in California, Food and Wine | 1 Comment

Willamette Valley wine tour and Happy Birthday Katy

The two biggest wine tasting weekends here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley are Memorial Day and Thanksgiving.  This year, as happens frequently, my sister’s birthday fell on Memorial Day weekend.  Her choice for a birthday celebration was a guided wine tour … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food and Wine, Oregon | Leave a comment

FarmTable Experience…Happy Birthday To Me

I’m usually out of the country for my birthday, but not this year.  Being that it was a Friday, I invited a few good friends to the Locale Market for a FarmTable Experience. From the Locale Market website: FarmTable Kitchen … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food and Wine | 4 Comments

Aalborg, Denmark

The regatta ended in Aalborg, Denmark, an old port city dating from 700 AD.  It is a picturesque town with many old buildings and pubs, and just like the small towns in Norway, it was clean and orderly.  I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Denmark, Food and Wine | 2 Comments

Paris, Museum Pass Day 3, aka Happy Birthday to Me

We started today with a tour of the Musee d’Orsay.  A fabulous museum with three floors of Art Nouveau objects d’art, furniture and design (an entire room) that I didn’t even know were there, and rooms of master piece paintings, … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Wine, France | 4 Comments

A Wine Tour in Mendoza

Another day of rain, but no worries about the weather for us.  Mendoza is malbec country, and we had signed on for an all day, four vineyard plus lunch tour by Trout And Wine Tours.  Since we were staying in … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Food and Wine | 3 Comments

One Rainy Day, Two Wineries

Unfortunately, we woke to heavy rain and thunderstorms on our first day in Mendoza.  This is the one place I thought we would have clear, sunny weather, and it didn’t happen.  It ended up raining heavily for most of the day. … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Food and Wine | 1 Comment