Whether you’re attending a big family dinner, celebrating at a restaurant or just throwing a frozen dinner into the oven, pairing wines on Thanksgiving can get tricky. Our advice is simple: grab the 3 R’s.
Delicious and moist, coffee cake is the perfect treat to enjoy with morning coffee or with guests visiting for the holidays. Here, California Modern Pastry Chef Lori Sauer pairs soft cream cheese with vanilla and cinnamon to make a fluffy and rich cream cheese coffee cake your family and friends will be talking about well past New Year's.
Panna cotta, Italian for "cooked cream," is a traditional dessert from Northern Italy. Not only does it taste delicious but it's gorgeous, served paired with fresh fruits, breads and garnishes. Here, California Modern Pastry Chef Lori Sauer shares her recipe for a delicious panna cotta that has a flavor profile similar to marshmallow.
Crudo, meaning "raw" in Italian and Spanish, has been a staple in European fishing villages for generations. Increasingly its popularity is growing in the U.S. with more and more restaurant goers embracing this dish of raw fish dressed with oils, seasonings and the like. Here, California Modern Chef de Cuisine, Jonathan Bautista shares his recipe for spicy and delicious achiote cured snapper with serrano-pineapple broth, jicama, cucumber and herbs.
California Modern Mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky is back again with part two of our blog series dedicated to Tiki. Here he shares five essential Tiki cocktail recipes for you to try at your next themed party or any time you need a liquid vacation to the tropics.
September marks the start of prime time harvesting season for California winemakers. Even if you’re not planning a visit to wine country, you can still celebrate the harvest. California Modern Sommelier Joshua Kasumovic shares three of his favorite local wines that showcase the quality and broad range of wine styles in California. Break out your stemware and start sipping.
This time of year, many of my friends, peers and our guests will ask what they should be drinking over the summer months as their dining interests turn to lighter fare and barbeques. Here are three wines that are produced with a little extra care or from some very special vines.
Tiki. The word conjures a wide array of visuals, smells and tastes, from fresh pineapple to fake waterfalls and little umbrellas. But where did this movement come from? What makes this cultural phenomenon so distinctly American? Why the Hawaiian shirt craze? California Modern mixologist Stephen Kurnpinsky takes you on a crash course devoted to Tiki.
Have you ever heard of foraging? Are you interested in trying it out? Here, California Modern chef, Masa Kojima shares do's and don'ts for the beginner forager, along with some wild foods to look for right here in San Diego.
We have one of the most amazing views in the United States. So, of course, every guest who visits asks for a window table (and yes, we mean every guest). Our Director of Operations/Partner, April Johnson shares a few tips on how to get these coveted tables, along with some insider secrets on how to score the perfect seat.