| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Restaurant Lastage, about a 10-minute walk from the Central Station in Amsterdam, is a real gem with a Michelin star, elegant service and reasonable prices. Reservations are necessary. We found it by accident and were given a table because of a last-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Restaurant reviewing isn't unlike taking a photo. It's a snapshot, a moment in time. I go to a restaurant expecting the best, but like any restaurantgoer, I'm sometimes disappointed.
So there we were on a Sunday night at Tongue and Cheek in Miami Beach....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is America's annual celebration of the automobile. Manufacturers from all over the world display their latest products to the public, reveal new ones to the media, and show off concept cars to spark...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
I was on a bus, headed to b. patisserie to try the kouign amann as recommended by San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer, when a fellow passenger asked where I was going. California and Fillmore streets. He was puzzled, which didn’t...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me.
But tooling down...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell to Laguna Beach.
Founder Nancy Milby, who along with executive chef Laurent Brazier created a wine and food...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:43 PM
La Caņada Flintridge
Identity theft: 4700 block Daleridge Road. A resident reported that someone used her personal identification to open a cell phone account with Verizon.
Forgery: 4600 block of Alcorn Drive. On July 1 a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Did Gordan Ramsay ever curse during the filming of Fox’s “Junior MasterChef?”
The question was posed to the Michelin-starred chef famous for his scorching tirades on shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:49 PM
I was chatting on the phone with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller last week when I complained that it seemed like ages since we’d had a chance to just hang out and talk. “Hey, we’re going to be doing the L.A. Food and Wine Festival on...