Farmhouse Inn

While we were in Sonoma for John and Erin’s wedding, Ken’s client and his wife were also in Sonoma enjoying a long weekend. Owen and Jessica met up with us at Farmhouse Inn for dinner on Saturday night in the Russian Valley (we were both staying in the Sonoma-area). I made the reservation while we […]

Michelin 2016 Stars for New York City

Two weeks ago, Ken and I attended the party to announce the 2016 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants. We had such a great time last year (the party was at Gustavino’s and I recapped the event here). This year, the party was held at Manhattan Classic Car Club on Hudson, which was very fitting considering […]


A few weeks ago, Ken and I had a double date with Anna and her husband, Carlos. To continue on the Michelin 2015 list of restaurants, we decided to go to Telepan, a farm-to-table restaurant on the upper west side near their apartment. The restaurant was very packed for a Friday evening (and also very […]

Delaware and Hudson

I recently dined at Delaware and Hudson, a restaurant on the Michelin list for 2015,with my friends Keegan and Denise. I’ve known Keegan since we were both in high school; we both grew up in central Illinois (he grew up in Bloomington, I was 45 minutes away in Champaign) and competed against each other on […]

Solbar Calistoga

We were very ambitious during our Napa trip and ended up visiting two wineries in the morning after our large breakfast at The Chanric Inn. For lunch, we made reservations at Solbar, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Solage Hotel: It was getting hot that afternoon and we opted to sit inside in the shade instead […]

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