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Jack Sparrow, Still Hazy After All These Years

Sent From: Murphy Hooker’s Wireless Handheld Device (7:28 p.m.) 5/21/2007

Dessert Week

Much to my dismay, I had to turn down an invitation to a dessert and dessert wine pairing event at Lark Creek Steak last week. I’m not sure if that’s the culprit (because I need something other than my sweet tooth to blame) but as it turns out I ended up “dedicating” my entire week to dessert.

Here’s how it broke down:


Up in Wine Country

So I had business up in Mendocino last week, but managed to sneak in and see a couple of my favorite wine producers in the entire state of California. I thought you should know who these guys are, because they are young, they are talented, and their wines are off the hook now, and getting better.


Andy Peay

Wine of the Week


Gangloff Côte Rotie

The Rhone Valley's Yves Gangloff made his annual gallop through California last week, and I was fortunate enough to dine with him. Perhaps I'm even more fortunate to get to taste his always provocatively labeled, always delicious wines.

Great Côte Rotie, for me, is the exemplar of what Syrah can be at its best. Medium bodied, dense and savory with game, tar, black fruits and wild herbs, the wines are just spectacular. Yves Gangloff's wines are some of the truest expressions of Cote Rotie I know.

Every Week is SF Cocktail Week


H in action

Parents say that "every day is children's day" when their kids ask why there's a Mother's day and Father's day but no Children's day.

Cold Hot One

This is a photo of my third favorite creation of Mexico, after tequila and the taco.


A Michelada

Cantina is Open for Business



That's Duggan McDonnell in his new bar, Cantina. It's well worth visiting.

580 Sutter St. (at Mason)

Little Liguria

Carolina in My Mind

Top fashion designer Carolina Herrera graced The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus with her elegant presence and ready-to-wear collection.


Lindsay Bolton, Lana Adair     Pamala Deikel     Elizabeth Thieriot, Carolina Herrera, Karen Caldwell
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