The “signature” Wild Mushroom Rigatoni at the Basin. Saratoga is a town that I don’t get to very often, so it was nice when a team dinner enabled me to try a new place there. New to me, that is. It would appear that The Basin has been around for a while, but unfortunately, the “Our Story” link on their website leads to a blank page. It’s a restaurant with a...
Latest find at Rippon
© Amazon.com A friend introduced me to Rippon Cheese in Pimlico last July, and now I’m inclined to make my way over there any time I get to London. In October, I managed to branch out from the delicious can’t-go-wrong choices from July, and tried the Grès des Vosges which caught my eye. Made in the Alsace region from pasteurized cow cheese, it has a washed rind and falls into the...
Papas Canarias at The Bazaar. The other week an old friend treated me to a lovely dinner at The Bazaar, a modern tapas restaurant in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. (Note: my only complaint about Bazaar is that their website has really bad usability—so click on hyperlink at your own risk!) The restaurant itself, designed with the help of Philippe Starck, is a feast for the senses, with...