An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Chargrilled Oysters

Posted by on May 28, 2016, 3:14 pm in Events, Food and Drink | 2 comments

Drago’s Chargrilled Oysters- an unforgettable experience for your taste buds. Take a look at the show provided by the chefs at the grill.

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Crawfish Boil at the Home of John Besh

Posted by on May 17, 2016, 2:48 pm in Events, Recipes-Savory, Special Events | 0 comments

A crawfish boil, a beloved springtime event in southern Louisiana, at the home of Chef John Besh, where he talks about his foundation’s work.

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New Orleans Jazz Fest- and a Recipe for Crawfish Monica, sort of…

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016, 1:19 pm in Events, Music, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

A bit of Dianne Reeves at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and a recipe for my version of Crawfish Monica.

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Holiday Tea at The Windsor Court

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015, 12:51 pm in Events, Restaurants, Seasonal Celebrations | 5 comments

An outing to the holiday afternoon tea at The Windsor Court Hotel

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Barefoot – and Beyond – at Broussard’s

Posted by on May 30, 2015, 9:49 am in Events, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

Having lunch with Barefoot Wine at Broussard’s, a venerable French Quarter restaurant as part of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

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Blending a Grand Reserve Cabernet with Kendall Jackson

Posted by on May 16, 2013, 3:21 pm in Events, Wine | 1 comment

I was delighted to receive an invite to a Kendall Jackson wine blending seminar where I tried my hand at blending a Grand Reserve Cabernet.

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So Long 2012- Hello 2013- and Recipe for Vintner’s Salad

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013, 4:21 pm in Events, Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 0 comments

2012 year was filled with trips- big thanks to all who invited and/or hosted me in both NOLA and California.

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Kermit Lynch’s 40th Anniversary Party- Yeh!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012, 12:28 pm in Events, Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

A stop off on my way up to Sonoma’s wine country to celebrate Kermit Lynch’s 40th anniversary.

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