My birthday in Wonderland at SingleThread
Experience Meal / Food Travel America / Peak Experience

My birthday in Wonderland at SingleThread

Every so often, I have a meal where I feel like Alice must have, down the hole and through to Wonderland.  An experience where I am swept away in awe, merriment, and amazement as I’m presented, course after course of fantastical creations. I buzz with energy as my senses are overloaded with textures and tastes … Continue reading

A tale of a 2 tasting meal day at Criollo & El Destilado
Experience Meal / Food Travel America / Mexico

A tale of a 2 tasting meal day at Criollo & El Destilado

I know that Oaxaca is relatively undiscovered to most of the world and I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences here for others to get a sense of the calibre and creativity of the Chefs in Oaxaca. I have been lucky to have eaten multi-course extravaganzas all over the world, many from the “World’s Top 50” lists, … Continue reading

Birthday Extravaganza at Empellon Cocina’s Kitchen Table
Experience Meal / Food Travel America / NYC

Birthday Extravaganza at Empellon Cocina’s Kitchen Table

It’s funny where life takes you. 8 months ago, I was in Oaxaca, Mexico being served an amazing meal as part of the El Sabor del Sabor festival. I’d chosen this particular event because it was being hosted by the wonderful Chef Rodolfo Castellanos of Origen restaurant. The other reason though, was that Chef Alex … Continue reading

An evening at Casa Oaxaca for Festival El Saber del Sabor
Experience Meal / Food Travel America / Mexico

An evening at Casa Oaxaca for Festival El Saber del Sabor

When the program for El Saber del Sabor was announced, with the line up of chefs and where they’d be cooking, I knew the one I had to attend was hosted at Origen with Rodolfo Castellanos cooking with Pablo Salas from Toluca and Alex Stupak from NYC. Seeing as Stupak’s Empellion sits very high on my … Continue reading