Gallery Back Online!


After being offline for a long time, our Gallery is finally back online. Of course, since it was offline, it wasn’t being updated. Now that it’s back online, I will shortly dump into it a bunch of new pictures that have been stacking up (including some great new travel shots). Additionally, I tweaked the behavior of the top & side menus – now when you click “Gallery”, it takes you directly to the Gallery (instead of to an introductory page).

Thanks to Doug & Carl for diagnosing and fixing the problems, and thanks to the users that wrote to alert me that it was down.

Please let me know if you encounter any weirdness when using our Gallery.

12/09/2009 Wine Dinner at Midwest Culinary Institute

Wine Dinner at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

Hosted by the students of the Midwest Culinary Institute under the direction of Donna Schmitt. Menu prepared by Chef de Residence, Jean-Robert de Cavel. Wines hosted by Laura Landoll, Advanced Sommelier, of Grand Cru Wine Company & Rudy Basile of Vias Imports.

Oyster Tartare
Amuse Bouche: Oyster Tartar, Marinated Scallops & Citrus. Terredora Falanghina, 2007

Main Lobster & Smoked Eel
Maine Lobster & Smoked Eel Salad, Avocado, Pineapple, and Celery Root Pistachio. Statti Greco, 2007

Veal Sweetbreads
Veal Sweetbreads en croute, Truffle Demi-Glace, Apple, Leek, Barley, Crosnes Light Curry Sauce. San Lorenzo Vigna Di Gino, Verdicchio del Castelli de Jesi 2007


Wild Striped Bass1
Wild Striped Bass, Tuna Mousse, Pomegranate, Fennel, Chantrelles, and Broccoli Raab. Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2004

Wild Boar2
Wild Boar, Seasonal Garnishes. Cantele Primitivo 2006 & Produttori del Barbaresco 2005

Chocolate Pot de Creme
Chocolate Pot de Creme Surprise. Terredora Aglianco 2007

HAPPY MOUTH – December 2009

Ed’s month to pick, so December 2009 was spent at Walt’s Barbecue. I really enjoy BBQ, and Walt’s does a great job. It is a very family-friendly place with plenty of affordable options for kids and adults alike.