Halo Top and Pistachio

Sambuca Soaked Pistachios on Halo Top Vanilla Ice Cream

Sambuca is an Italian anise flavored liqueur. Anise is similar (though very different) from licorice. Flavored with star anise, this drink is usually clear and has a thicker texture. It is often served after dinner, as the anise flavors are a perfect to cleanse the palate after a meal. Often served with coffee or neat,…

WSET2 Class 2

WSET Level 2 Class #2

In session 2 of my WSET level 2 class, we started focusing on learning more about specific varietals. Tonight, we focused on Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It’s impossible to learn everything that you need to know about these varietals in only 3 hours, but I still managed to soak a…

Louis Jadot 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé

Bacon Artichoke Pizza with Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse

When Dr. GP asks if you want to have some of his homemade pizza, you don’t say no! Dr. GP doesn’t make pizza often, but when he does, it is absolutely scrumptious! He has his own, perfected, one-day pizza dough recipe that he makes. He usually makes three pizza dough balls, one to make now, and…

Stir-fry and Grüner Veltliner

Umami, Stir-fry, and Grüner Veltliner

If you’re like me, you may have heard of umami, but have no idea what it is. Umami is one of the five tastes that we can detect with our taste buds (the other four are saltiness, sweetness, sourness, and bitterness). It is savory, brothy, and almost meat-like. Foods that are rich in glutamate, an…

What I bought at the DC Chocolate Festival

2017 DC Chocolate Festival Recap

Every year, some of the best chocolatiers in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia), as well as a few other states and countries, come together for DC’s Chocolate Festival. The event is located at the gorgeous Marriott Wardman Park, and is sponsored by The Chocolate House. The Chocolate House, which is in Dupont Circle, is home…