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A&B wedding Nov. 9th 2014

Amanda and I were engaged September 19, 2013.  After some deliberation we decided to have our wedding in New Orleans.  During a meeting at a favorite bar Cane and Table, Amanda and I sketched out our wedding plans.  The venue would be the Benachai house, a big old Antebellum mansion of  Esplanade Avenue, the date […]

| August 24th, 2015 | Continued

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Our First Tapa-The Original Pincho

Our first Tapa, according to the locals of San Sebastian Spain was the first original prototype for all other tapas to follow.   It helped to create a new way to dine-the culture of standing and snacking while drinking and meeting with friends and loved ones.  This is a tradition that is alive and well today. […]

| August 23rd, 2015 | Continued

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Paris Unplanned

All we had was an address. No phone, no GPS not even directions to where we were going. Amanda and I were planning to spend two months in Europe.  We had booked flights in and out of Paris.  Our only obligation was to be in Florence in March 1st, otherwise we had no plans-just an […]

| August 22nd, 2015 | Continued

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The past 4 years…

Wow, since we last updated Chefs on the Road we have traveled to Europe; helped make The Pearl Cafe in North Rustico on Prince Edwards Island into the best restaurant in the Province; plus, we moved to New Orleans where we spent four years training, learning all things pig, helping to earn James Beard Awards, got […]

| August 21st, 2015 | Continued

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Brunch at the Pearl Cafe

One of life’s better experiences is brunch at the Pearl Cafe on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. On this lush and green island every turn in the road shows off another beautiful field, ocean beach or scenic inlet. But it’s not just the views which are attractive, one secret to great dining on PEI is that […]

| August 25th, 2011 | Continued

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It all started at the CIA — not that CIA — the one in Hyde Park, New York. At the Culinary Institute of America we learned not only to become chefs, but were lucky enough to immediately find jobs at some of the best restaurants in New York City. For us, cooking is not just […]

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The Pearl Café Ranked #1 on Prince Edward Island

The Pearl Café has been named the best restaurant on Canada’s Prince Edward Island by the Guardian newspaper. “Bringing a remarkable level of culinary creativity to The Pearl’s magical hospitality has created an absolutely superb restaurant. I honestly feel it’s a clear No. 1 in the province this summer,” said restaurant reviewer Bob Gray. The […]

23Jul2011 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Livermore…Not Less

Did you know that great wines are made in the California’s Livermore valley?  Everyone knows about the great wines produced in Napa and Sonoma, but Livermore?  Maybe not! Livermore valley is close to Napa and Sonoma, about an hour’s drive south toward San Jose, but it is a world apart from the flashiness and fanfare […]

1May2011 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Taste The Coast: In-N-Out Burger

Living on the East Coast I’ve always heard of the famous west coast In-N-Out burgers. There is always so much hype about the food being so fresh and just plain better then anything that can be found on the East or in the Midwest. I never paid these claims much attention: for one thing, we […]

19Apr2011 | | 1 comment | Continued
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In The Beginning There was Alice Waters

Nowadays I can’t walk a few blocks with out seeing a restaurant advertising that they are serving local food. I think this is a great trend! I believe this is just getting back to basics. Over forty years ago a young Alice Waters returned to the basic way of life by severing local organic foods […]

30Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Chinatowns from East Coast to West

Amanda and I are always thrilled to explore and eat in the Chinatown of any city, but there is nothing to compare to the excitement, energy, and abundance of great food that can be found in the Chinatowns of New York City and San Francisco. In New York, Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown is packed with in-your-face […]

17Mar2011 | | 2 comments | Continued