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Early bloom Late rain.

The plants and trees are so very confused right now. Our Peach tree at home which can supply both Taste and the Union with peaches for about 3 or 4 weeks in July and August is in bloom!! I’ll take the rain but please no snow lower than 3,000 ft elevation. This storm is quenching…

Fresh to Table a Webinar

Today I listened to a webinar hosted by the NRA (National Restaurant Association) titled “Operational impact of Fresh-to-Table”.  We are spoiled.  It all seems so simple and natural to use locally raised, grown and harvested items.  So many had questions that seemed to come from a different time – 20 years ago time!  We live…

Miller Wine Works this Sunday

As a Chef you are always working to create that perfect dish. It’s the same in making wine. Except you don’t use salt and pepper but rather oak and levels of ripeness. This Sunday we feature our last of the Winter Wine Luncheons with Miller Wine Works. The special thing about Miller Wine Works is…

Farm to Fork – thoughts…

Farm to Fork is all over the place.  From restaurants, to coffee shops to shoe stores.  Ok, well maybe not the shoe store but it’s everywhere!!  I just want to set the record straight.  We have been creating seasonally inspired menus since 1997 (pre Taste at the St. George Hotel, Volcano).  We have always been…