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MASA WITH JAY AND WILL – OCT 2016

Jay, Will and I did our tri-yearly Masa dinner — Masa made some of the best dishes he has ever made, highlights of this incredible meal included hairy crab from Hokkaido, served many ways, grilled yellowtail collar, uni torched and served on papaya, Wagyu with truffles, and lots more.  After we walked over to Dizzy’s […]

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THE 50 BEST RESTAURANTS IN JAPAN

“Maybe the most important thing you need to know about Tokyo … every high-end chef, from Spain, France, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles — basically every chef I’ve ever met. If you asked them — if you had to spend the rest of your life, in one country, eating one country’s food for the rest of your life, where would that be? They’re all gonna say the same thing. Japan. Tokyo. Period. For me, that’s an argument ender.”
–Anthony Bourdain.

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THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE PURPLE PALATE

The Royal Order Of The Purple Palate is the oldest wine group in Los Angeles. Dr. Bipin Desai, one of the founding members, is still an active member of the 8 person group (Dr. Desai, in addition to being a world famous food and wine expert, is also a professor of Physics, specializing in Quantum Mechanics and Dark Matter). The group meets eight times a year; at each meeting, one member organizes and hosts a fully blind tasting of (what are supposed to be, but aren’t always), legendary wines. Here are some sample menus from recent dinners.

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