Would we drink wine without alcohol? It's a good question. Find out what wine expert Bill Summerville thinks in an interview with Jason DeRusha.
It's Barrio Truck time! THIS WEDNESDAY join us for a taco fiesta near St. Thomas College at Summit and Cretin Ave. We’ll be there from 11am - 1pm handing out FREE TACOS! Plus, sign up for our email drawing and be eligible to win Lucha Libra masks AND a GRAND PRIZE Tequila Tasting Party for 8 in the Tequila Vault at Barrio Lowertown!
Join me at the La Belle Vie Anniversary Dinner! This October 27, 2009 at 6 p.m. enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the lounge followed by a five course dinner with wine pairings. I'll be preparing dinner with my good friends Mike Decamp, Diane Yang, Isaac Becker (Bar La Grassa) & Erik Anderson (Sea Change). RSVP 612.874.6440. Cost: $125 per person.
Best Bars of 2009? Minnesota Monthly knows what's going on! Check out Barrio Tequila Bar.
Cooked for Vice President Biden last night! http://twitpic.com/lone3
Vote for your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul at Mspmag.com. Here's the link and thanks for voting! http://www.mspmag.com/dining/bestrestaurants2010/156031.asp
More updates from Provence. At an amazing place in Bonnieux. Went to the market this morning at l' Isle Sur la Sorgue. http://twitpic.com/i1v9p
Share our Strength: Taste of the Nation Charity Dinner was held on Sept. 13th at the Graves Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. The event featured culinary sensations prepared by the Twin Cities most renowned chefs, including 2009 James Beard Award winner, Chef Tim McKee. The event was sold out and 100% of ticket sales went towards ensuring no child in America grows up hungry. This video features the evening's festivities and culinary experts including Chef Tim McKee, Sommelier Bill Summerville, La Belle Vie - Chef Mike DeCamp, Solera - Chef J.P. Samuelson, Barrio - Chef Tyge Nelson and Chef Chris Hinrichs, and Sea Change - Chef Erik Anderson.
Check out this video of the Taste of the Nation charity dinner. You'll see food and chefs from La Belle Vie, Solera, Sea Change and Barrio.
Tim McKee is on his way to France. He'll be cooking for a group in Provence, in the town of Bonnieux. http://twitpic.com/hr5jz Stay tuned for updates on his adventures abroad!
La Belle Vie, Solera, Sea Change, and Barrio chefs and crew will be cooking at the Share our Strength charity event this Sunday! Looking forward to cooking for a great cause!
Wine deal of the weekend (Friday & Saturday night): Bernabeleva's Camino de Navaherreros 2007. Our sommelier expert, Bill Summerville, wants to share: "I've just added this find to our glass selection and it's a killer. 100% garnacha (grenache) from the Vinos de Madrid appellation. Great ripe, dark fruit wound by minerality- juicy and crunchy. Come by the lounge this weekend and I'll buy you a glass."