One of Seattle’s Best Charity Events 

Check Out Howie's VIP Tent... John Howie They say if you want something done right, hire a busy person. If the cliché is true, then the Auction of Washington Wine brain trust had the right idea when they got chef, restaurateur and serial entrepreneur, John Howie to head up their VIP tent for their upcoming Barrel [...]

By | August 8th, 2022|David's Travels|0 Comments

Washington Trade Event @ Chateau Ste Michelle

Hot, Hot, Hot... David Rosenthal Happy to accept an invite to a trade tasting put together by the Washington State Wine Commission which was hosted by Ste Michelle Winery at their chateau estate. Wandering around from booth to booth I was soon regretting that I hadn’t listened to the web gal's common sense/nagging to put [...]

By | July 31st, 2022|David's Travels|Comments Off on Washington Trade Event @ Chateau Ste Michelle

Chris Isaak & Lyle Lovett

A Wicked Game is Fun... Chris Isaak Can you ever have too much fun? No doubt some rock stars and fellow scribes who are pushing up daisies now, would agree that you definitely can.  But I dunno, this past weekend where I got to attend a very friendly, classy fun, food and wine reception at [...]

By | June 30th, 2022|David's Travels|Comments Off on Chris Isaak & Lyle Lovett

Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Meat That Makes You Salivate… Brandon & David My mind flashed chophouse. Any restaurant that has got chop in its name, is enough to make me salivate. So when I came across a restaurant simply called Chop in Richmond, BC near its airport, I couldn’t help pulling into its parking lot. And was I ever [...]

By | May 16th, 2022|David's Travels|Comments Off on Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Executive Hotels & Resorts – Vancouver Airport

When You Fly Into Richmond... Harald & David When people fly into Vancouver, BC, they usually can’t wait to jump on the Skytrain and check out all those gorgeous views downtown on the waterfront. Or rent a car so they can drive up the Sea to Sky Hwy for those incredible views from Vancouver to [...]

By | April 27th, 2022|David's Travels|Comments Off on Executive Hotels & Resorts – Vancouver Airport

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival 2021

Awesome Again... No doubt Covid was a real hard kick in the shins for the food and wine event industry. Most were cancelled outright in 2020 and if they tried to do anything in 2021 they were severely curtailed in terms of events and attendance. But as the cliché says, the strong survive, and I’m [...]

By | December 14th, 2021|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival 2021

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

A Fav Event is Coming… One of my fav food and wine events is coming up: 17th San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival: November 11-14. After missing a year due to Covid, it's back and obviously scaled back. A few of this year's highlights include The Grand Decant wine tasting event on November 12, [...]

By | October 17th, 2021|David's Travels, Napa Wineries|Comments Off on San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Celebrate a Birthday

At A French Delight... Normally I don’t care much about celebrating my birthday. I like to celebrate every day, so what difference does my b-day make? I had planned to blow it out at Seattle’s Canlis restaurant for my big 6-0 last year, but Covid shut that plan down. Deep Cove Chalet So when this [...]

By | September 25th, 2021|David's Travels, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Celebrate a Birthday