Round Up

31 12 2005

Cinema
Good – Just Friends
Bad – Fantastic Four
Fugly – The Safety of Objects

Cellar
Red – Ross Estate 2002 Estate Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia
White – HAwley Wines 1999 Viognier, Dry Creek Valley, CA
Sparkling – Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut 1995

Cocktail:
Cinnamon Apple Martini
2 oz apple vodka
1 oz apple juice
0.5 oz apple barrel schnapps
0.5 oz pomegranate juice
Mix!

Cheese:

  • Vermont Shepard:
    • sheep, Putney, VT
    • 4-6 months old, raw milk
  • Great Hill Blue
    • cow, Marion, MA
    • 10 months, raw, nonhomogenized, creamy blue
  • Maroilles
    • cow, 4 months, raw milk
    • rind cheese, Calais, northen France (Maroilles)
  • Montgomery Cheddar
    • 1-2 yrs, raw
    • clothbound so crumbly, nutty, rich flavor
  • Humboldt fog
    • perennial favorite I know! McKinleyville, CA
    • goat, pasteruized, 1-2 months, snowy white, ash in center
  • Roaring 40s
    • cow, blue cheese, pasteruized
    • Tasmania
  • Pecorino Sardo
    • sheep, raw milk, sweet
    • Sardinia, hard cheese
  • Brillat-Savarin
    • cow, pasteurized, ice cream cheese (hot cream added to curd) to raise fat content to 78% (75% is limit for triple creme)
    • Normandy
  • Durrus
    • cow, washed rind, raw milk, sweet and salty, pairs well with red wine
    • West Cork, Ireland
  • Affidelice du Chablis

    • cow, washed rind, raw milk, sweet
    • Burgundy
  • Morbier
    • cow, raw milk, 1-2 months
    • ash in center
  • Herbiette
    • goat, raw, juniper and fennel flavor, semisoft
    • Nantes, Frances
  • Garrotxa
    • 6 months, goat, pasteurized, semihard, dry
    • Catalonia, Spain
  • Mimolette
    • cow, raw, 2 years, hard waxy and smoky
  • Pleasant Ridge Gruyere
    • cow, raw milk, 1 yaear
    • super creamy

Bay Area Food

  • Adagia
    • 2700 Bancroft (@College), Berkeley
    • 510.647-2300 URL pending
    • Mediterranean
  • Olivia
    • 1453 Dwight Way (@Sacramento), Berkeley
    • 510.548-2322
    • French
  • Sea Salt
    • 2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
    • 510.883-1720
    • Seafood. Disclaimer: nothing for me to eat but the others enjoyed it
  • Pizzaiolo
    • 5008 Telegraph (@51st)
    • 510.642-4888
    • Wood burning pizza

San Francisco:

  • Zuppa
    • 564 Fourth Street (@Brannan, off Freelon Alley)
    • 415.777-5900
    • Southern Italian
  • Myth
    • 470 Pacific (@ Montgomery)
    • 415.677-8986
    • small plates
  • Canteen
    • 817 Sutter Street (@ James)
    • 415.928-8870
    • American
  • Citizen Thai and the Monkey
    • 1268 Grant (@ Vallejo)
    • Thai
    • 415.364-000
  • Coco500
    • 500 Brannan (@ Fourth)
    • French
    • 415.543-2222
  • Range
    • 842 Valencia (@20th street)
    • 415.282-8283
    • California

North Bay

  • Picco
    • 320 Magnolia (@King street), Larkspur
    • 415.924-0300 (945-8900 for the pizzeria)
    • Eclectic
  • Cyrus
    • 29 North Street (@ Healdsburg Ave), Healdsburg
    • 707.433-3311
    • Prix fixe
  • Budo
    • 1650 Suscol Ave (@ Randeen Way), Napa
    • 707.224-2330
    • Japanese

Londontown:

  • Chowki
    • 2-3 Denman Street (@ Shaftesbury; tube: Piccadilly)
    • 020.7439 1330
    • Indian

Roma:

  • Popi Popi
    • Via delle Fratte di Trastevere 45
    • 06-58-95-167
    • Pizza

Chicago:

  • Green Zebra
    • 1460 West Chicago Ave
    • 312.243-7100
    • Vegetarian
  • Osteria Via Stato
    • 620 N State (Red LIne: Grand stop)
    • 312.642-8450
    • Italian
  • Alinea
    • 1723 Northalstead (between North and Willow)
    • 312-867-0100
    • Fusion

New York:

  • Gobo
    • 401 Ave of the Americas (between Waverly place and 8th)
    • 212.255-3902
    • vegan
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