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The ultimate winter drink!

“I don’t talk about pairing wine and food. . . . I speak about balancing instead.”-Chef Sarah Scott

If we want bartending to stand alongside the other culinary arts, we need to start approaching the job as a true culinary profession. 

Unpredictable. Alive. Magical. This is how Joshua Needleman describes the temperament of fine chocolate.

Dark gloom beckons for a cozy room and a lovely cocktail to match.

A natural and unique sweetener from Greece.

Beverage operations have to be hitting on all cylinders to crank out maximum revenue.

Diners will appreciate the sparkle this adds to a meal, as well as the memorable taste of a well-crafted pair—all of which will help with repeat business and future cheese sales.

“Even . . . sommeliers need to taste and study these wines, to know the producers, who is traditional and who is not.”

Composing a 1st rate press release is easier than you think!

Does simply changing the menu labels from generic, straightforward names to descriptive names impact sales or make a customer actually believe the food tastes better?

Remember, no matter how good the food, it must reach the table expeditiously and as it was conceived.

Punching up Performance

“Anytime we can work out a better way of doing something, it translates to the guest. This is our motivation…to be people pleasers. That’s the whole essence of what we do.”

"A woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart." - Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther

Visiting a wine store is an incredibly economical use of your time to gain information that gives you a competitive advantage.

Sex in a pebbly green skin

For a woman or a man, leading a staff is a balancing act of respect, knowledge, compassion, and directness. Women leaders, once scarce and often dissed, are now common and accepted. We’ve come a long way, “lady.”

Success created on a shoestring budget and the dubious dream of serving French Provençal-influenced southern food in a Dixie steel town.

The region’s wines are the antithesis of what most people believe Aussie wine to be.

Give beer the respect it deserves---don’t hide it on the back page of your bar menu!

Looking good and feeling comfortable has never been so easy.

 A high-end kitchen demands concentration, and we strive for perfection in every detail.