Vegas Uncork’d

Pop the Corks at Uncork'd... Uncork'd kicked off its 12th annual celebration of food, wine and booze with a sold out dinner at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon at the Venetian. Vegas native, and exec chef of Keller’s Ad Hoc in Napa, Matt Alba, was flown in to deliver the fried chicken goods and he didn’t disappoint.  [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|David's Travels, Napa Eateries|Comments Off on Vegas Uncork’d

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Drinks flow at Caesars ... Some times when the Insider is on the road, it’s fun to get an outsider sommelier to do the NSI Quiz to get their perspective on the industry. Recently while in Las Vegas for Uncorked I got to sit down with Phil Park, the Director of Wine for all of Caesars restaurants, a big, demanding job, but one Park was [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Napa Wineries|Comments Off on Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Bouchon Bistro

Loyalty pays off at Bouchon... Loyalty is a word often bandied about in service, wine and restaurant circles. But due to the transitionary and volatile nature of all three professions, the word loyalty is often a smirked upon joke, cutting both ways.  But if there’s an exception to the rule, it’s the Thomas Keller Group.  [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|Napa Eateries|Comments Off on Bouchon Bistro