The full party rule

Setting: A Tuesday night in a half-full restaurant (recently opened) in small town Connecticut: “Table for three, please” “Sure thing, and…are you all here?” “Two of us are here; my father is on his way.” “I’m so sorry! We can’t seat you until your full party is here! Check back with me when he arrives.… Continue reading The full party rule

Juicy Barbera

Looking back on my year in Italy, one thing I find myself craving time and time again is a luscious glass of Barbera. Barbera is one of the three main grape varietals from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, and can generally be enjoyed fairly young, unlike its Nebbiolo counterparts. With fairly high acidity and… Continue reading Juicy Barbera