Nightcaps: A lost art

Just as fashion trends come and go, I believe the same can be said for cocktails, wines, and liqueurs. In particular, society as a whole fluctuates on how and when we drink certain types of alcohol.  Typically, one considers drinking spirits before a formal meal in either a cocktail or… Continue reading »

Shaken, Not Stirred

Before meeting my wife, I think I had maybe tried a Dirty Martini once, and frankly, it was horrible.  I can still remember that first sip, the burn, and my promise to never do that again. However, love is a funny thing and if you are desperate to impress your… Continue reading »

The Old Fashioned: My quest for perfection

I believe the first spirit to touch my lips many years ago was a sip of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7.  Of course it burned from the tip of my tongue to the very soles of my feet; but it was right then and there that my love affair with… Continue reading »

Seared Ahi with Papaya Salasa

Living in the South has been a culinary inspiration.  In fact, a few months ago I took it upon myself to grind up my very own blackened seasoning. However, my first attempt was met with utter failure.  While I thought my take on blackened fish tacos was a success my… Continue reading »

Banana Ice Cream

With the Big Game set for this Sunday, I realize many of you have planned epic spreads to entertain your guests.  However, I feel that we often spend so much time worrying about the right variety of beer, or the proper balance of munchies to main course, that we often… Continue reading »