Tag Archives: upstate New York

Finger Lakes – Beautiful Region, Great People, and Good Food

This past weekend, I was generously invited and flown up (a very short flight clocking under 1 hour) to the Finger Lakes region by the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection and see and taste the area for three days. When I first thought of the said region, I thought it would be essentially very good local wine, lots of farms, and nature set in a cluster of sleepy, small towns. But meeting and talking to the locals it is a dynamic, thriving region that still has its “small town” charm and hospitality and have big plans to evolve to something better...

Amazing Day Trip to the Hudson Valley with Buick (Part 1) – Montgomery Place Orchards & Hillrock Estate Distillery

Yesterday was arguably the most fantastic day trip I have been in a long time. The perfect summer day when it’s not so humid and hot, mixed with a gentle breeze, and puffy, friendly white clouds in the blue sky. Heading up to the historic and very charming Hudson Valley that’s about 2 hours from Manhattan in a shiny black Buick LaCrosse with our driver of the day, Eddie. Many thanks to the generous people of Buick/Drive the District and our hosts of the day, Montgomery Place Orchards, Hillrock Distillery, and dinner at Fish & Game. The dinner will be..

Recap of Bocuse d’Or USA 2012

The Winners of the Bocuse d’Or USA 2012 This past Sunday, I was invited by the generous people of KitchenAid as a VIP to watch Bocuse d’Or USA competition at The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY. The view of the arena & Happy moment with Chef Daniel Boulud, Jerome Bocuse, Thomas Keller The one I’ve watched on Sunday was a qualifying round to train and send the winner, which is Richard Rosendale, executive chef of the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and his commis, Corey Siegel, a 21-year-old senior apprentice at the Greenbrier, to international Bocuse..

Recap of Bocuse d'Or USA 2012

The Winners of the Bocuse d’Or USA 2012 This past Sunday, I was invited by the generous people of KitchenAid as a VIP to watch Bocuse d’Or USA competition at The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY. The view of the arena & Happy moment with Chef Daniel Boulud, Jerome Bocuse, Thomas Keller The one I’ve watched on Sunday was a qualifying round to train and send the winner, which is Richard Rosendale, executive chef of the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and his commis, Corey Siegel, a 21-year-old senior apprentice at the Greenbrier, to international Bocuse..