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Dining Around with Joel Riddell

Saturday   __April 12th  __ 2014 

Broadcasting live from the Capital of American Gastronomy @joelriddell 


10:30am @WineCA

George Rose, Photographer and Wine Country Expert

Janet Fletcher, Author and Wine Country Expert

Down to Earth, a Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California, Published by the Wine Institute


11:00am @Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman, James Beard and IACP Award winning Author of more than 20 books – including the newest * Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient- Published by Little, Brown and Company


11:30am – @WorldNeedsPie

Beth Howard, Author of Ms. American Pie, Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House, Published by Race Point Publishing.


12:00pm @No3Gin

David KingCEO of Anchor Distillery

No 3 Gin

Berry Bros and Rudd 3 St. James Street, London

·        No3Gin

·        The Kings Ginger

·        Barsol Pisco

·        Hirsch American Whiskey

·        Hine Cognac

·        Hop Vodka




Jeff Bland, Executive Chef of the Michelin Stared Number One and The Balmoral Hotel - 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

+44 131 556


Michael McCuish, Visit Scotland

·        What do to, Specialties, home coming, Bannockburn live 2014 \

·        the vote, festivals, castles

·        They are taking away our dignity (cloud atlas) Argyll and the isles – orkney, 


Reports and Rhythms


The Vagabond’s House, a boutique inn and spa Dolores Street & 4th  AveCarmel-by-the Sea, CA


Dinner with Joel Peterson, Mady, Galen and Morgan Twain Peterson (bedrock) and more. Morgan Cooked, but the recipes were from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s books Jerusalem & Plenty  Joel Peterson  *Morgan Twain Peterson

* Bill the Oyster Man,  831-227-8551

We drank -

Royal Tokaji 2006 (Hungary) Ben Hawkins and Hugh Johnson

Krug, Rose – Ravenswood zin 2005, 1997, Petit Syrah 2004

Ulysse Collin Champagne by Olivier Collin


Thank you for watching me on  KOFU-TV20 Cable 13 last week 6-11pm

Dinner with Elise and Robert at La Nebbia

*NoeValley1781 Church St, San Francisco, CA94131

Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan

Husband and Wife Owners also of La Ciccia


Dinner at the Stable, 2128 Folsom Street at 17th Open till 4pm – brunch on Saturday and Sundays 415-552-1199


PebbleBeach Food and Wine – right now!


On the Way!


Cooking for Solutions at the MontereyBay Aquarium


* Art Smith, Carla Hall, Alton Brown, Yigit Pura, and many more- Super fun – tickets are going fast – I’m staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel


Wedding – early Summer, a WONDERFUL time planning with The SwedenborgChurch, the Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental and more, with the rehearsal Dinner at WaterBar.

Tomorrow at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga

Santa CruzMountains Winery Association

Grand Tasting Sunday April


Singing for your supper at the Hard Rock Café

April 15th – tax day – 5pm on - If you sing a complete song, your entre is free

blow off some stress, and have a great time – laugh with and at your friends -

Pier 39 San Francisco


CheckPleaseBay Area with Leslie Sbrocco begins again! Check out all of the interesting individuals and GREAT restaurants-


The JW Marriott, for music! 515 Mason Street SF CA 415-771-8600

Music in the Level3 Lounge Chicken Wings, Tuna tar tar, French fries, and GREAT drinks in the lounge

Singer – Sony Holland sings Jazz from Wed-Fri 5-8pm

Music Wafting up the great room, giving extra warmth, great bar menu, and cubbies to hire as well (fully Wi-Fi) 

Refusalon Gallery on the entry level 


The Ritz CarltonSan Francisco, HalfMoonBay and Tahoe The Cake -


Dining Out for Life Tuesday April 22nd

Foreign Cinema, Jardinere, Serpentine, State Bird Provisions, Luce and more

Dining Out For Life began in Philadelphia in 1991 and has since grown into an international event held in 60+ cities across North America – raising an average $4.25 million annually. The idea behind the single-day event is simple and effective: Dine Out, Fight AIDS. Each restaurant donates a percentage of the day’s food sales, which goes to local organizations to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services. For more information, visit