The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Why Do People Love Steakhouses?

I know I’m in the minority here, but I’ve never made a big deal out of birthdays.   It was only a few years ago that I made it a point … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

Hartwood – Best Meal Ever?

What makes for the best dinner ever?  I certainly don’t have an answer for this and anyone who has the definitive answer to this is probably some blowhard you’re better … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 13 Comments

The Wine Cellar Opening – The Recipes

What a fantastic night of food, wine, and friendship that was.  Both during and after that night, we all agreed that it was better than most meals we’ve had at … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Wine Cellar Opening

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I had the opportunity to try out some of Paul Mas’ terrific wines.  In the post I mentioned that I invited The Sicilian, … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Top Chef NOLA Episode 7 – Jazz Hands

Episode 6 Episode 8 ** In an interesting development, Nicholas woke up ill and a doctor believes he may have strep.  Since he’s contagious, he can’t be in contact with … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dream House: Argentine Wine Dinner

A couple months ago I went to an event at The Dream House that featured an Austrian menu with five courses, each with a paired Austrian wine.  The events are … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

Wisconsin Cheese Dinner Night

Although we live in Michigan, Boom Boom and I recently were able to sneak away for a brief night in Wisconsin.   And we did it without having to leave exotic … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Nestaurant Night: Fine Dining In Your Own Home

There was a point this winter where I got fed up with the whole “nice dinner out” spend.  I do love to get together with friends over food and wine … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Happy (Early) Valentines Day!

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  You’d think with a blog named “The Food and Wine Hedonist” I’d be all over this shit, but I’m not.  I used to be, … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 5 Comments