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Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Coffee and Wine, Part II

Cooking with coffee—everything but the drink itself

Posted: February 6, 2015  By Harvey Steiman

Has anyone ever put together an eight-course menu in which every dish involves coffee—and mostly without using the beans themselves or the drink made from them? Frank Kramm, the chef at Daylight Mind, my cousin's ambitious coffee bar, café, restaurant and coffee school in Kona, Hawaii, creatively pureed the coffee fruit itself to flavor a butter, burned chaff from roasting the beans to smoke roast duck, and sprinkled coffee-flavored salt over slices of raw fish. We paired the dishes with Roederer Champagne Cristal, Château Margaux, Beaux Fréres Pinot Noir and a Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise.

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Keeping It Light on Valentine’s Day

The Red Cat chef shares citrus salad and pan-seared fish recipes, with rich white wines to match

Posted: February 6, 2015  By Esther Mobley

Dining & Travel  :  Menu Headers

Keeping It Light on Valentine's Day

The Red Cat chef shares citrus salad and pan-seared fish recipes, with rich white wines to match

Posted: February 6, 2015  By Esther Mobley

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Coffee and Wine, Part I

Finding parallels with different brews and wines

Posted: February 2, 2015  By Harvey Steiman

My cousin, coffee guru Shawn Steiman, agreed to try three different wines with three distinct kinds of coffee with me, to compare how both beverages might reflect where they were grown and how they were made. I chose a fresh white wine, a lighter style of red and a full-bodied red, and Shawn used three different coffees in three styles: drip, full-immersion and espresso.

News & Features  :  Matchmaking

8 & $20: Pineapple-Chile Chicken Wings

This game-day party recipe, matched up with a Riesling, doubles as a casual dinner

Posted: January 27, 2015  By Nicole Ruiz Hudson

News & Features  :  News

Napa Police Recover Rare Wine Stolen from the French Laundry

Sheriff reports much of $300,000 in vinous loot found in North Carolina; no arrests as investigation continues

Posted: January 23, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Seminal Star Winks Out

Étoile, the restaurant at Domaine Chandon, launched an era

Posted: January 13, 2015  By Harvey Steiman

The restaurant that jump-started fine dining in Napa Valley closed Jan. 1, to be converted into an elaborate tasting room. Étoile had too much competition from the long list of great restaurants that stretch from Napa to Calistoga these days, and its operators reportedy could not reach an agreement on lease arrangements.

News & Features  :  Matchmaking

8 & $20 Recipe: Garlic-Parsley Chicken With Mushrooms and Spinach

A dead-simple recipe gets a jolt from lively Bordeaux blanc

Posted: January 13, 2015  By Esther Mobley

News & Features  :  News

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Ban on Foie Gras

Ruling makes foie gras legal to sell in California; animal-rights groups hope to appeal

Posted: January 8, 2015  By Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Tickets and Tips

Changing ways to book and pay for dining out

Posted: January 6, 2015  By Harvey Steiman

Technology is changing how we book restaurant tables and pay for dinner. The people behind Alinea and Next in Chicago are making their innovative system, Tock, available to other restaurants. Per Se in New York and, when it reopens later this year, the French Laundry in Napa Valley are both switching to this system. Trois Mec in Los Angeles has been ticketing since it opened last year, and Coi in San Francisco has been using it as well.

It works like any event ticket. Pay in advance and show up at the appointed time. Walk out when you're finished.

News & Features  :  News & Features

Top Wine Stories of 2014

An earthquake, deaths and legal woes dominated 2014 in wine news, but our roundup shows it was a bright year for Portuguese winemakers and U.S. wine drinkers

Posted: December 31, 2014  

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Features

Holiday Mixers

Posted: December 31, 2014  By Jack Bettridge

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Fine Wine Sales Revive Restaurants

Posted: December 31, 2014  By Esther Mobley, Gillian Sciaretta

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Letters

Feedback

Posted: December 31, 2014  

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Features

Roll One Up

Posted: December 31, 2014  

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Features

Fondue: Can't-Miss Winter Comfort

Posted: December 31, 2014  By David Gibbons

Dec. 31, 2014 Issue  :  Features

Ricotta-Beet Canapés With Franciacorta

Drew Belline, Rocket Farm Restaurants, Atlanta

Posted: December 31, 2014  By Catherine Sweet

News & Features  :  News & Features

Top Editors' Blog Posts of 2014

From politics to screw caps to fitness, our editors had plenty of opinions about wine in 2014; these were their most popular posts

Posted: December 30, 2014  

News & Features  :  News & Features

Top Wine Videos of 2014

Favorite clips—fun, enlightening, full of personality—from the past year of winemaker and sommelier interviews, reader submissions and editors' tips

Posted: December 29, 2014  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

When are the best opportunities to make wine recommendations to my restaurant customers?

Posted: December 26, 2014  

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