Author Jacqueline Goldstein
by Jacqueline Goldstein
This has been truly enlightening, Mark. As one who enjoys fine dining in NYC, I've often been put off by the price tags on food and wine. But you've put the business end of things in perspective. Thanks for this.
My husband Zack and I have enjoyed tasting menus in NYC and Paris on our birthdays and other special occasions, and often come away just a little too full. But the most decadent and "fulfilling" of these was at 11 Madison Park in NYC. 10 courses, plus wines. Each too delicious to pass up a single bite or sip. Zack literally had to push me home, because my body wanted to balk at every step. Too too much. Zack is one of the fortunate few who never gains a pound. Not so his wife. Alas, going out to dinner in NYC means beginning a diet the next day.
That said, we enjoyed another birthday dinner recently at Gabriel Kreuther,an Alsatian restaurant in NYC. Wisely, we opted for the prix fixe, and shared an Alsatian Riesling.
My favorite dish was the lobster, but everything was delicious. It's a beautiful place, with the tables far apart. We were given a corner banquet, far from other diners. A lovely night. And now, on to salads, no dressing, thanks very much. And tap water will be fine.
great wine for under $15?
It’s not a
typo, oxymoron or stupid question. There’s a lot of very good wine at very low
prices, but discovering it is a challenge---particularly when you’re strolling
the wine aisle of your local supermarket or beverage superstore, staring at a
tsunami of unfamiliar labels.
is Mark Spivak’s Affordable Wine Guide to
California and the Pacific Northwest, available as an e-book for $7.99. The
book profiles 43 producers and contains hundreds of wine reviews, and gives you
a clear-cut view of the good and the bad. The criteria are simple: What does
the wine taste like? What kind of food does it go with? Is it worth the money?
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