This original recipe has been a staple on our George's Bar and Ocean Terrace menus for years. Hot and delicious, this smoked chicken, broccoli and black bean soup is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at the family dinner table or at your next group gathering.
Robust and flavorful, this delicious grilled lettuces dish with persimmon, yogurt, pistachios and smoked butter is the perfect complement to grilled steak or chicken and is sure to impress guests at your next dinner party or backyard soiree.
Kombucha (aka "the elixir of life") has become increasingly popular in recent years. The fermented tea just became one of America's fastest-growing bottled drinks and researchers say that the global kombucha market is estimated to exceed $1.5 billion by 2022. But, where did kombucha come from, what exactly is it, and why are countless health nuts latching on to the drink like it’s the fountain of youth? Let’s take a look.
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.