At long last the doctors have released me from the majority of the restrictions I have been living with since my bypass surgery in late July. Thank you again for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers. They were and are greatly appreciated. I am feeling great and able to work pretty much full time […]
Last week, for the very first time, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in a wine tasting at Tapastrie restaurant in downtown South Bend. Tapastrie is located at 103 W. Colfax Avenue. The building is on the corner of Michigan Street and Colfax Avenue next to the Morris Performing Arts Center. It is in […]Chef Tony Nafrady, Tapastrie, Tom Welsh, wine tasting
It is spring and time for another trip to Napa Valley to make and taste wine! I don’t intend to give you a detailed report on the trip. I’ll leave out the boring stuff like meetings on a new website, although very interesting, a tour of the wine label printing plant (seeing the many presses […]Adler's Blend, Glenwood Cellars LLC, making wine, Napa Valley, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, trip
In the last 10 days I have had the pleasure to attend two outstanding wine dinners. As I reported in last week’s blog, Uptown Dining Group and Tiedemann On Wines hosted the 9th Annual Valentine’s Uptown Kitchen Wine Dinner. The dinner was on Saturday evening February 11, 2017. The following Monday I was pleased to […]California wine, Flora Springs, Napa Valley, Sean Kelley, Temper Grille
Last Saturday evening Uptown Dining Group and the TiedemannOnWines Wine Club hosted Uptown Kitchen’s 9th annual Valentine’s Wine Dinner. More than 70 people attended our seven-course dinner starting with a reception…3 Clicks, Glenwood Cellars, Torre de Barreda, Uptown Kitchen, Valentine's Wine Dinner
My friend Tom Welsh, general manager and partner at Tapastrie restaurant in downtown South Bend, called some weeks back and asked if I would help out the restaurant by being their Celebrity Chef for the YMCA of Michiana’s Greatest Chefs of Michiana fundraiser. In a weak moment (I seem to have a lot of those), […]Great Chefs of Michiana Gala, Tapastrie, Tom Welsh, Tony Nafrady, YWCA of Michiana
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