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FOOD & WINE ISSUE

NORTHEAST SPAIN’S SUPERB WINES, CUISINE AND LODGINGS INNOVATIVE DINING EXPERIENCES IN WAILEA BALANCING CUISINE WITH THE PERFECT WINES


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MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

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Food Issue is Here!

EDITOR

Donna Bunce | Dbunce@LifestylePubs.com

THIS ISSUE IS ALWAYS A FAVORITE OF MINE. Good food and libations rule the day!

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

I rise every day and think about what wonderful foods I will be experiencing that day.

David Duran, Josef Lageder, Ana Launes,

It doesn't have to be gourmet–it could be a Hostess cupcake!–but looking forward to

Melanie Lipsie, Deirdre Michalski

something that I really like makes my day! This issue covers the gamut in foods and wines. All the way from Spain, you will enjoy reading

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bob Hodson, Tony Lattimore, Ana Launes, Robert Rooks

about two of the most beautiful hotels and wineries in the world. Both Marquis de Riscal  and Castell de Perelada in northeastern Spain boast international awards for their wines and feature luxury accommodations and restaurants–each possessing a Michelin Star restaurant. Hawaii is no stranger to amazing food and drink. Wailea, the Beverly Hills of Maui, features some top luxury resorts that are constantly creating innovative ways for their guests to dine. From rotating weekly programs to exclusive private dinners to a full renovation of one of the island's most coveted restaurants, Wailea will satisfy your cravings. Closer  to home–actually, in Newport Beach–you can enjoy farm-to-table and other healthier options at True Food Kitchen in Fashion Island. Executive Chef Chris Polley has had a front-row seat in observing healthy eating for quite some time and continues to serve creative dishes that keep healthy food seekers consistently returning. Chef Josef Lageder, now retired as executive chef at Balboa Bay Resort and Club, offers

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a guide to wine selection with your food choices. It is so helpful to have something like this to refer to when you are dining at restaurants or entertaining friends at home and not sure what wines should be matched with certain foods.  Finally, you'll enjoy Deirdre Michalski's article in Parting Thoughts about how to use a

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cooking item she purchased and never used. She found a friend who knew all about how to use it and invited her friends over to her home for a cooking fest with the Instant Pot. Food does make the world go round. We all need it every day to survive, so why not make it fun? What are you looking forward to eating today? Whatever it is, enjoy!! Until next time, ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 22 A Spanish Delight! Showcasing two of Spain’s extraordinary hotels and wineries

27 Dining Differently in Wailea Three Wailea resorts offer creative dining experiences

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34 Matching Food with Wine A guide for pairing cuisine with the perfect wine

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

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Our Town

34 Food & Wine 38 Giving Back 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Parting Thoughts


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'Let's Celebrate!'

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Providence Speech and Hearing Center's (PSHC) 52nd Annual Gala drew 315 guests to the City National Grove of Anaheim for an evening of fine food, incredible entertainment (thanks to JT & Friends) and raising money to enrich the lives of those with speech and hearing problems through its amazing programs.

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1. PSHC CEO Linda Smith and PSHC President Andrew Simone | 2. Board Member and Platinum Sponsor Thomas Yuen with past PSHC Board Member Bob Dowdell and his daughter Sharon | 3. PSHC Board President Kevin Timone with his wife Alyssa | 4. Longtime friend and supporter of Providence Rusty Brown, right, and his wife Debi | 5. PSHC Audiologists, Speech Pathologists and Adminstrative Staff | 6. Mike and Kathleen Roy sharing their journey as their eight-month old little girl is set to undergo cochlear implant surgury | 7. Quinn Johnson, representing Silver Sponsor, Equity Building Services, bidding in the live auction | 8. Gavel Girl extraordinaire DawnMarie Kotsonis with longtime supporter Rusty Brown and Providence CEO Linda Smith | 9. Music and entertainment provided by JT & Friends kept guests dancing for hours | 10. John Tu, center, with his incredible band JT & Friends 10

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'Christmas Carol Ball' Celebrates 51 Years!

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The Hoag Hospital Foundation's "Christmas Carol Ball" observed 51 years for the popular holiday gala, held at the Monarch Beach Resort. The 600 festively-attired guests enjoyed a gourmet repast, tempting auction items, a lively Rat Pack show and dancing to the NRG band, while raising impressive funds to support Hoag.

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1. Gala Chairs Andy and Joan Fimiano, Alison and Flynn A. Andrizzi, President, Hoag Hospital Foundation | 2. Carolyn McKitterick, Karen Linden, Gary McKitterick | 3. Tracy and Roger Kirwan | 4. Ronnie Allumbaugh, Ron and Sandi Simon | 5. Joan Fimiano, Nora Jorgensen, Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, Executive Medical Director of the Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Nora, who has attended all the balls, delivered a heartfelt invocation. | 6. Maralou and Jerry Harrington, who have attended almost all 51 balls | 7. Robert Braithwaite, Hoag President and CEO | 8. Azam Maseeh, Dr. Richard Mungo, Fariborz Maseeh, Kris Mungo | 9. NRG Band’s Rat Pack Show | 10. Gala centerpiece 12

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Orange County’s premiere charity chef event . . .

Table For Ten March 11, 2018 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

2018 participants venue host executive chef Salvatore Giuliano - The Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa honorary executive chef chair Rachel Haggstrom - Balboa Bay Resort event title sponsor Mike Danzi, Chairman and CEO of Legacy Pharmaceuticals Intl. cocktail reception hosts Pascal, Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens – Pascal Olhats Black Market Bakery – Rachel Marie MIXED Bakery – Elyssa Fournier Nirvana Grille - Lindsay Smith-Rosales Primal Alchemy Catering - Paul Buchanan Sugared And Iced – Samantha Meyers Wanderlust Wines – Pascal Gimenez LAVA Craft Cocktail Mixers and Tito’s Handmade Vodka Jagermeister, Nestle Waters participating restaurants/chefs 90 Pacifica – Scott Raczek Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club – Tom Capretz AVEO Table & Bar, Monarch Beach Resort – Donald Lockhart Bello by Sandro Nardone – Sandro Nardone Coliseum Pool & Grill, The Resort at Pelican Hill – Diego Bernal Craft House Restaurant – Blake Mellgren CUCINA Enoteca – Tony Trujillo Current Kitchen & Bar, Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel – Sean Gebo & Jessica Roy Dublin 4 Gastropub & Wineworks for Everyone – David Shofner Haute Productions & Catering – Keith Prante Jeff’s Inviting Food & Spirits – Paul Carcano Legado Bar & Kitchen – Manny Lopez Lighthouse Bayview Café – Ryan Sumner Mah Jong’s Restaurant – Michael Doctulero Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa – Andy Arndt Oceans & Earth – Adam Navidi Old Vine Cafe – Mark McDonald Orange Hill Restaurant – Eric Mickle Splashes, Surf & Sand Resort – Ron Fougeray Pinkiwi Culinary Production – Kimmy Wilson StillWater Spirits & Sounds – Stephen Kling Tanners Restaurant, Pasea Hotel & Spa – Kevin Meyer The Loft, Montage Resort – Michael Campbell The Pacific Club – David Martin The Ranch at Laguna Beach – Kyle St. John The Recess Room – Sam Green True Food Kitchen – Chris Polley Two Left Forks – Robert Hines Vue, The Laguna Cliffs Marriott – Salvadore Guiliano Waterline Newport Beach, Balboa Bay Resort – Rachel Haggstrom Waterman’s Harbor, Dana Point – Manny Gonzalez Watertable, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa – Manfred Lassahn & Adrian Legoy

2018 benefitting charities:

Creating pathways for individuals with disabilities.

Giving every child an equal chance at life.

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week Kick-Off The 12th Annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week (actually two weeks this year), themed "Beyond the Menu: A Culinary Journey," launched at a dine-around experience at Fashion Island's Lincoln Experience Center with 100 guests. The event is presented by Dine Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association. Photography Robert Rooks

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1. Newport Beach Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, left, presenting a city proclamation to Newport Beach Restaurant Association President Jordan Otterbein, center, with Newport Beach & Company President/CEO Gary Sherwin | 2. Lincoln Experience Director Andree Smalls with Color Wine owner Parker Reuter | 3. Lido House Mayor’s Table Chef Riley Huddleston and the hotel’s Executive Chef Janine Falvo | 4. Nobu Chef JP Nourrie with Andrea Chef Troy Mendoza. Other restaurants offering delectable cuisine were The Bungalow, Balboa’s Lily and CUCINA enoteca. | 5. Allen Kent and Cara Farley | 6. Sessions West Coast Deli Executive Chef/Partner Max Schlutz

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AROUND TOWN

KUDOS TO OUR LOCAL LIBRARY!

event within an event. In particular, the Heroes

The Newport Beach Public Library was recently

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named a Star Library in a national ranking complied by

program for special needs guests were noted.

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THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF LATIN MUSIC

County is featuring Ben Page, principal landscape architect, as part of its much-lauded lecture series on March 13 at Edwards Big Newport Theatre at

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is present-

9:30am. The series features experts in the fields of

ing two of today’s most exciting Latin bands at

interior design, architecture, landscape design and

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other decorative arts. The nonprofit group annually

of Latin Music at Samueli Theater on March 10.

funds projects and programs benefiting women,

Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreates

children and families. DecortiveArtsSociety.net

traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style, while Latin Grammy

NEW PRESIDENT/CEO ANNOUNCED

nominee Flor de Toloache made New York City

Community Action Partnership of Orange

history as its first and only all-women Mariachi

County and its OC Food Bank has welcomed

group, founded in 2008. The two bands, created

Gregory C. Scott as their new president/CEO.

here in the U.S., are hotbeds of musical activity,

With 20 years of vision and executive leadership

blending styles that reflect cultural identities

in economic and community development, Scott’s

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appointment promises to continue the nonprof-

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it’s mission of combating poverty and economic

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Executive Chef Chris Polley of True Food Kitchen

IT’S NO SECRET THERE’S BEEN A NOTABLE EVOLUTION IN CONSUMER DEMAND FOR HEALTHIER PURCHASES AND EXPERIENCES. In particular, organic and gluten-free choices are increasing in visibility. Not wanting to miss out, more restaurants are specializing in the farm-to-table movement and other healthier menu options. At True Food Kitchen, located in Newport Beach, Executive Chef Chris Polley has had a front-row seat observing the desire and push for more healthful eating. While commandeering the Fashion Island location, Polley serves up creative dishes that keep healthy food seekers consistently returning. Hailing from Long Island, NY, he was practically born in the kitchen of his parents’ waterfront American-style restaurant. At age 13, serv-

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ing the usual entry-level “tenure” of dishwasher, Polley moved on to more challenging responsibilities. Cooking became the favored role for him, and soon a passion grew, his career destination set. The restaurant was frequented by members of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), partly because of the oceanside accessibility but also because of the camaraderie and respect that was “served up” by restaurant staff in recognition of their patriotic service. Witnessing this over time, Polley felt a shift emerging in his priorities. "Growing up in a coastal community embedded a certain level of trust and respect in the USCG for me,” Polley says. “I knew pretty early that I would at least try and get into the service." He joined shortly after, with the USCG bringing Polley to San Diego. After his maritime position ended, he enrolled at San Diego State University, eventually earning a degree in psychology. His original culinary career goals seemed to be disappearing and could have stopped there, but fortune changed things.

At True Food Kitchen, located in Newport Beach, Executive Chef Chris Polley has had a front-row seat observing the desire and push for more healthful eating.

Polley hadn't wholly detached from the cooking world he knew best. By day he attended classes; by night, he worked catering jobs. He became acquainted with chefs and the growing celebrity chef trends in San Diego. Innovative restaurants were opening, further piquing his curiosity and firing-up old passions to be a player in that environment. Newly inspired, Polley was more decisive than ever to pursue his culinary career. He started out at boutique hotel restaurants, opened a high-end restaurant in Del Mar, worked with in-demand chefs, experimented with new ingredients, and learned new skills along the way. As an Executive Chef, Polley finds it deeply gratifying to be creating the restaurant's nutrient-rich meals. "True Food Kitchen is not just a place of work or a restaurant for me," says Polley. "Seeing the same guests come in five or six times a week in the quest for eating healthy is something I have never seen before. We are way ahead of trends, and I foresee the world eating healthier and caring more about what they put into their bodies. True Food Kitchen seems well ahead of the trends

Amid the glow of candlelight and the sweet scent of red roses, dozens of

and competition in that respect."

the finest chefs assemble at gilded tables for a feast of epic proportions.

Chef Polley will be bringing these innovative tastes of True

Glasses brim with nuanced wines, laughter echoes, and chefs ready

Food Kitchen to the upcoming Table for 10 fundraising event.

their teams for six-courses of culinary whimsy. This is Table for Ten on

In their third year of participation, Polley and his team will be

March 11, 2018, at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Benefitting

creating dishes while mingling with his table of diners. To buy a

charities: The Teen Project and Vocational Visions. TableForTen.org

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THE SPANISH NORTHEAST FR O M Ri oja to Em po r dà EXTRAORDINARY WINES, CUISINE AND LODGINGS AWAIT! IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON TRAVEL TO EUROPE, HERE

and restaurant. A titanium roof and asymmetric walls with

IS AN INTERESTING PROPOSAL. A couple of months ago

spectacular curves dominate the medieval village’s land-

we visited two of the most beautiful and unlikely hotels and

scape. The building is a Frank O. Gehry personal and exclu-

wineries in Spain. Somehow, Spain seems to fly under the

sive architectural project, and, like Gehry’s other works (The

radar compared to its next-door neighbor, France. However,

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert

Spain is the third largest wine producer in the world and

Hall in LA), the voluptuous structure overwhelms the visitor.

the largest in Europe. According to the Organisation

The hotel with its 43 luxury rooms and suites of differ-

Internationale de la Vigne et du Vine in its 2017 report, the

ent shapes connected by a suspended footbridge offers

country has dedicated a total of 2.4 billion acres to vineyards. There are more than 60 different regional denominations of origin (Denominación de Origen or D.O.), producing everything from great value to highly prestigious wines, such as Alvaro Palacios’ L’Ermita and Vega Silicia’s Unico. Out of all these fabulous and interesting regions, this time we decided to visit two very distinctive wineries at the northeast region of Spain–the Marques de Riscal in the region of Rioja and the Castell de Perelada in the Empordå region.  MARQUÉS DE RISCAL In 1858, in the heart of the Rioja

The building is a Frank O. Gehry personal and exclusive architectural project, and, like Gehry’s other works (The Guggenheim Museum

remarkable views of the region. The visitors also have access to two remarkable restaurants: 1860 Tradition, offering an indigenous gastronomic

experience,

the Marqués de Riscal, a one Michelin Star restaurant, which offers innovative cuisine. In both, the traditional Basque cuisine of Francis Paniego, the first

in Bilbao and the Walt Disney

Riojan Chef to receive a Michelin

Concert Hall in LA), the voluptuous

variety of creative foods and tra-

structure overwhelms the visitor.

Star in 2004, will blow you away. The visitor is exposed to a large ditional flavors. Taste an exclusive delicious crockery, unique tasteful Iberian Bellota ham, an enjoyable tomato tartar with Norwegian lob-

Alavesa, in a little town called El Ciego, the Marqués de Riscal

ster and cold white garlic soup, or choose from a hake in

winery was founded and became the first winery to produce

green sauce with clams and “cocochas,” or early lamb chops

wine using the Bordeaux system. In 1972, the D.O. of “Rioja”

with sautéed potato slices. Of course, one cannot miss the

was also first used by Marqués de Riscal. Today, its wines are

traditional toasted “torrija,” or French toast with “dulce de

distributed in more than 70 countries and have been awarded

leche” (fudge spread), ice cream and cocoa soup.

some of the most distinguished international awards.

All the courses are accompanied by eight house wines

Marqués de Riscal not only represents an old winegrow-

including reds, rosés, whites and one very exceptional

ing tradition but also avant-garde art and excellent gastron-

jewel, the limited edition 2001 Gehry Selection. Marqués

omy. Nestled in the renowned Vinos de los Herederos de

de Riscal will undoubtedly satisfy your palate and provide

Marqués de Riscal’s vineyard at the top of the hill is its hotel

a unique experience.

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1. Marqués de Riscal Hotel by Frank O. Gehry | 2. Marqués de Riscal, a one Michelin Star restaurant | 3. Herederos del Marqués de Riscal, 2013 Reserva | 4. Marqués de Riscal Wine Cellar and Hotel in the background. | 5. Toasted ‘Torrija’ or French Toast with ‘dulce de leche’ (fudge spread), ice cream and CONTINUED > cocoa soup at Marqués de Riscal’s 1860 Tradition restaurant March 2018 | Newport Beach Lifestyle

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THE SPANISH NORTHEAST

(CON TI N U ED)

CASTELL DE PERELADA

Furthermore, Perelada is also in the process of building

We continued our trip driving from the undulating plains

a new winery. The winery has been designed by RCR, the

of “La Rioja” to one of the most emblematic landmarks of

winner of the 2017 Pritzker Prize for architecture. It will be

the Empordà region on the shores of the Mediterranean.

completed by 2019 and will be the first winery in Europe to

Castell de Perelada winery started its winemaking activity

have obtained LEED certification.

when it was first built in the 14th century by the Rocaberti

Castell de Perelada is more than just a winery, it is a

Viscounts. Centuries later, in 1923, Miguel Mateu revitalized

full culturally immersive experience. The visitor will be

the oenological tradition of the area. The Empordà is the old-

delightfully amazed by the beauty of the harmoniously

est winemaking region of the Iberian Peninsula, going back

planted vineyards that slide down steep hills and cliffs

to 500BC, when ancient Greeks settled in the region.

reaching the Mediterranean waters. In addition, visitors

International acclaim came in the late 1950’s when US President

Dwight

Eisenhower

years of history enclosed behind

visited Spain and a small selec-

the thick walls of the castle in its

tion of Castillo Perelada’s cava, “Gran Claustro,” was chosen for his reception. Another remarkable date in the history of the company was the great success of Perelada’s “Champagne” Rosado in the UK. The success raised the complaints of French producers such as Bollinger, Charles Heidsieck, Monopole, Krug, Lanson, Louis Roederer,

Merant,

Moet

&

Chandon, Mumm, Perrier Jouet,

The visitor will be delightfully

museum or taste the flavors of its

amazed by the beauty of the

star (2018 Guide), is run by chef

harmoniously planted vine yards that slide down steep hills and cliffs reaching the

Pol Roger and Veuve Clicquot to the extent of taking the matter to court. The court ruled in favor

Mediterranean waters.

of protecting the denomination of origin of the producers of the

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can feel the passage of time through the hundreds of

gastronomy at its restaurant. The restaurant, a one Michelin Xavier Sagristà, prior El Bulli and Mas Pau chef, together with sommelier Toni Gerez. The visitor can enjoy the haute cuisine culinary tradition and avant-garde presentation that utilizes high quality products of the region. Another incredible attraction that visitors can enjoy are the performances organized by the Castell

de

Perelada

Festival.

Founded in 1987 out of the love of music of its president, Carmen Mateu, the Festival contributes

Champagne region, forcing sparkling wine producers out-

to the international cultural and musical environment.

side the region to find an alternative denomination. In the

It offers a quality selection of performances covering a

case of Spain, the name adopted was “Cava.”

range of genres during the months of July and August

Today, the Perelada Group has grown considerably and,

every year. In 2018, they have already scheduled tenor

just recently, announced the acquisition of the Chivite

Jonas Kaufmann, and the Opera “Thais: The story of two

Group, which includes the winery of the same name as

journeys in opposite directions,” with the participation of

well as the Gran Feudo and Viña Salceda wineries. This

Placido Domingo and Michele Angelini.

acquisition complements the earlier acquisitions of the

The Castle also includes a legendary casino, for those that

Privat organic cava and the Oliver Conti winery in Empordà.

want to tempt luck, and an 18-hole golf course to indulge

With this acquisition, Perelada not only strengthens its

those that love the links. After all these activities, the visitor

presence in the Rioja, where it already owns the Fin de

can retire to enjoy a relaxing and intimate time at the Hotel

Siglo winery, but also in the Navarra, Ribera del Duero and

Perelada Wine & Spa Golf. Surrounded by the beautiful

Rueda regions. The wine group’s consolidated revenue

silence of the medieval monasteries in the area, the visitor

now exceeds €60 million and has a presence in nearly 100

will experience a trip back in time and revitalize the body

markets around the world.

through the therapeutic benefits of wine and relaxation.

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1. Fourteenth century Castell de Perelada | 2. Perelada Brut RosÊ | 3. Castell de Perelada’s One Star Michellin restaurant | 4. Hotel Perelada Wine Spa & Golf | 5. Vinyards at Castell de Perelada March 2018 | Newport Beach Lifestyle

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DINING DIFFERENTLY IN WAILEA, HAWAII

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Wailea’s

signature

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DINING DIFFERENTLY

(CON TI N U ED)

WAILEA, OR THE BEVERLY HILLS OF MAUI, AS IT IS AFFEC-

An intimate group of six guests will soar over Maui’s North Shore, taking

TIONATELY CALLED, IS NO STRANGER TO AMAZING FOOD

in breathtaking sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls with aerial shoreline

AND DRINKS, AS IT IS HOME TO THE TOP LUXURY RESORTS

perspectives above Paia, Ho’okipa, Haiku and beyond, before landing

ON THE ISLAND. Never a step behind, the resorts are constantly

within the Hana rainforest. Once in Hana, the group will learn about

creating innovative ways for their guests to dine. From rotating weekly

the culture, history, land, native vegetation and plants of the area before

programs to exclusive private dinners to a full renovation of one of the

returning back to the 15-acre beachfront Andaz Maui for an intimate

island’s most coveted restaurants, Wailea will satisfy your cravings.

cooking class in the resort’s signature restaurant, Ka’ana Kitchen.

THE LUANA EXPERIENCE SERIES AT

special celebrity guest chefs such as Brandon Jiu, Sheldon Simeon,

FAIRMONT KEA LANI MAUI

Marcel Vigeron and Fabiano Viviani to collaborate on a quarterly

This all-inclusive experience will be offered once a month, with

Friday nights in Wailea are heating up, with an incredible lineup

dinner with Isaac Bancaco in this new heli-foraging trend. This tal-

of engaging events and live music to help get the weekend started.

ented group of guest chefs is comprised of restaurant owners and

Enjoy the stunning sunset view; progressive cocktails crafted by

entrepreneurs, cookbook authors and former contestants on the hit

Aaron Alcala-Mosley, voted "Best Mixologist" by Maui Time's "2017

Bravo TV show, “Top Chef.” The chefs look forward to partnering

Best of Maui," and local music groups performing on both Friday's

with Isaac Bancaco as they will fuse their culinary styles with his to

and Saturday's from 7 to 10 p.m.

create a memorable and interactive dining experience. This exclu-

The first Friday of the month, Firkin Friday, in partnership with Maui Brewing Company, offers cask ale & a firkin keg tapping. Poured straight

sive experience launches January 25th, with all-inclusive pricing at $1200.00 per person.

from the keg using gravity rather than carbon dioxide, this is draft beer at its best. The keg is tapped at 4:30 p.m. featuring live music. The second Friday, Project Cocktail is presented in conjunction with wine and spirit partners to highlight a different type of liquor each

HUMUHUMU REIMAGINATION AT GRAND WAILEA, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT On the heels of a completed renovation of its signature restau-

month. LUANA mixologists push their creativity to the max with themed

rant

cocktails, concoctions, live music and an entertaining atmosphere.

Humuhumu, the transformation represents one phase of a recent

The Grape Escape, offered on the third Friday of each month, is an

Humuhumunukunukuapua’a,

now

affectionately

dubbed

$70 million resort refresh.

exciting night of themed wine pairings and live music. In partnership

The reopening debuted Humuhumu’s new design: the restau-

with Southern Wine & Spirits and MauiWine, this event showcases

rant sits atop a fresh water lagoon, while native Ohia woods

wines from around the world expertly paired with culinary delights by

form the restaurant’s modern Hawaiian details, which represent

Executive Chef Tylun Pang. Tickets are $49, from 5 to 7 p.m. Fourth

a subtle nod to ocean themes, including voyaging. A Polynesian

Friday’s are reserved for Friday Night Films. Experience LUANA cock-

thatch-roof completes the design.

tails inspired by stars and classic films of the silver screen. LUANA’s professionals stir up movie magic mixology beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Guests can enjoy award-winning Chef Mike Lofaro’s newly-introduced menu of Hawaii Seasonal Cuisine. The reinvigorated menu features an emphasis on delectable island fish and meat entrees with

SOAR + SAVOR AT ANDAZ MAUI AT WAILEA RESORT In an exclusive partnership with Maverick Helicopters, both com-

Polynesian and Hawaiian influences infused throughout. Guests can also savor Chef Mike’s take on traditional poi.

panies are taking the term “luxploration” to daring new heights in a

Humuhumu is open nightly for dinner, from 5 to 9:00 p.m.,

new monthly culinary event coined, “Soar + Savor.” Take flight with

and the lounge is open until 11 p.m. Wednesdays through

Andaz Maui and Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco over Maui’s authentic

Sundays, serving Chef Mike Lofaro’s Hawaiian Seasonal Cuisine.

and remote landscape while enjoying a Hawaiian culinary experience.

Reservations are recommended.

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2. 3.

4.

5. 2. A view from Maverick Helicopters’ Andaz Maui’s “Soar + Savor culinary event 3. Maverick Helicopters, in partnership

Never a step behind, Wailea, the luxurious resort community in South Maui, is constantly creating innovative ways for their guests to dine.

with Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, provides a “Soar + Savor” experience 4. Friday nights at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui showcases live music and progressive cocktails crafted by Aaron Alcala-Monley, voted “Best Mixologist” by the Maui Time’s 2017 Best of Maui 5. Humuhumu restaurant’s Spicy Beef Salad at the Grand Wailea

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OUR TOWN

MAKING WAVES: Hilbert Museum Pays Tribute to Surf-Art Legends John Severson and Rick Griffin

John Severson, "Rounding Kaena Point," oil on canvas, 1970. Courtesy of The McClelland Collection

Rick Griffin, "Murphy: One Sunday Morning," ink on illustration board, 1969. Anton D. Segerstrom Collection

ARTICLE MARY PLATT, DIRECTOR, HILBERT MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART AT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

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OUR TOWN

(CON TI N U ED)

ALMOST AS SOON AS THE ANCIENT POLYNESIAN

Hawaii, and even a painting of a movie theater, open to

SPORT OF SURFING INVADED CALIFORNIA’S

the ocean and packed with people, showing his films in

SHORES IN THE 20TH CENTURY, AN ENTIRE

Laguna Beach. There is also a selection of historical pho-

SOCIOECONOMIC

TO

tographs, posters and early volumes of Surfer magazine

SPRING UP AROUND IT. The beaches of Southern

on display. Severson passed away in May 2017 at the age

California became the center of a “surf culture” that hit

of 83, after battling leukemia.

SUBCULTURE

BEGAN

its high point from the late 1950s through the ‘60s and

Rick Griffin was a high school student in 1960 when

is still active today. From developing its own music,

he began drawing surf-related works for Greg Noll

fashion and jargon to creating its own films, publica-

Surfboards and Surfer Magazine. Indeed, it was Surfer’s

tions and art, surf culture became a signature aspect

founder-editor, Severson, who launched Griffin’s pro-

of American popular culture and a world-recognized

fessional art career by reproducing his art in the maga-

element of the California lifestyle.

zine; thus providing Griffin with international exposure.

The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman

Griffin went on to produce art for the San Francisco rock

University is currently paying tribute to two of the

music hippie culture, some of which included surf images. He

foundational artists of the surf culture movement, John

contributed to the underground “comix” scene and designed

Severson (1933-2017) and Rick Griffin (1944-1991) with

some of the Grateful Dead’s best-known posters and album.

the exhibition “Making Waves,” curated by Gordon

He then returned to living in Southern California, where

McClelland, on view through March 31.

of surf-related art works well into the late 1980s. Griffin

ers and surfers, and they worked together on surf culture’s

became a born-again Christian in 1970, which highly influ-

foundational publication, Surfer magazine, which Severson

enced his art from that point on, as he added deeply felt

created and edited. In so doing, they inadvertently estab-

religious imagery to his creative palette.

lished what has become known as Surf Culture Art.

Sadly, Griffin died in a motorcycle accident in 1991 at

John Severson is widely acknowledged as the first per-

the age of 47, but his influence on poster and album-

son to produce a series of paintings devoted to surf culture

cover art, comics and surfing art remains as strong as it

imagery. Those works were exhibited in the mid-1950s at

ever was. His art has skyrocketed in value as new gener-

Long Beach State College to complete his MFA degree.

ations have discovered him.

Severson remained a dedicated surfer and continued to

Works by Griffin on display at the Hilbert Museum

produce surf-related art throughout his life. He was also

include the original and rarely exhibited painting for the

an avid and gifted filmmaker whose thrilling, psychedelic

John Severson film “Pacific Vibrations,” now owned by a

yet naturalistic surfing documentaries–including his most

private collector; and examples of some of his intricately

famous movie, 1969’s “Pacific Vibrations”–served as a

hand-drawn surfer “comix.”

counterpoint to the highly Hollywood-ized “Gidget” and Frankie Avalon beach-party movies.

Says exhibition curator McClelland, who was a close friend of both men, “This show celebrates the lives and art

Severson’s art is imaginative and colorful, incorpo-

of John and Rick, who were not only great artists but were

rating ideas of abstraction while remaining firmly rep-

truly fine human beings, with boundless creative energy

resentational. His 1963 painting “Surf Be-Bop,” on view

and a love for surfing and living life.”

at the Hilbert Museum, shows two surfers lounging

“MAKING WAVES: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN SEVERSON

near their boards on a bright orange beach; the work

AND RICK GRIFFIN” is on exhibit now through March 31,

ran as cover art for Surfer magazine and was cited by

2018 at the Hilbert Museum of California Art, 167 N. Atchison

Communication Arts magazine as the most outstanding

St., in Orange. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11

cover illustration of the year.

a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and there is free parking

Other Severson works on display at the Hilbert include imaginative watercolors of surf spots from California to

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he rode the waves regularly and produced a number

Both men were multi-talented fine artists as well as writ-

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in front of the museum (with permit obtained at front desk). Information: 714.516.5880 or HilbertMuseum.org


John Severson, "Surf Bebop," 1963, oil on canvas/Courtesy of Louise Severson Philanthropists and art collectors Mark and Janet Hilbert of Newport Coast founded the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University in 2016/Photo: Chapman University

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FOOD & WINE

Matching Wine

WITH FOOD ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY JOSEF LAGEDER

Oysters with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND WINE PAIRING, THERE ARE

Here is a recent five-course menu that could be easily be repli-

THOSE WHO MATCH ANY DISH WITH ANY WINE AND THOSE

cated at home. It is important to pay attention to the quality of ingre-

WHO TRY TO BALANCE THE FLAVORS OF CUISINE WITH THE

dients, dramatic plating and the perfect wine, which elevates each

PERFECT WINE. No matter where you land on the spectrum, here

course to another level of refinement.

is a full-proof menu I recently prepared for my friends. Food and wine

+ Oysters - Champagne or Sparkling Wine

pairing should be lots of fun and spark some interesting conversa-

+ Roasted red beet salad, arugula and persimmons - Sauvignon Blanc

tions. I like to share my idea of food and wine matching with the most

+ Sea scallop, shrimp and creamy sundried tomato polenta - Chardonnay

common grape varietals.

+ Pork tenderloin, braised chard, white beech mushrooms – Pinot Noir + Poached pear, chocolate sauce - Merlot

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Sea scallop and shrimp with creamy sundried tomato polenta with Chardonnay

Roasted red beet salad with arugula and persimmons with Sauvignon Blanc

CHAMPAGNE – SPARKLING WINE

CHARDONNAY

Characteristics: Apple, pear, fresh baked bread, brioche, citrus,

The most prominent flavor in Chardonnay wine comes from oak used

a hint of honey, strawberry, herbal notes, almond

in the wine production process. Other aromas include fruit, lemon,

Pairing: Anything salty, caviar, oysters, smoked salmon, desserts

melon, grass, and vanilla, and a velvety feel in the mouth. Pairing: Buttery rich sauces, fatty fish, shellfish, crab, chicken, turkey

SAUVIGNON BLANC Characteristics: Green apples, lime, passion fruit, white peach

CHENIN BLANC

Pairing: Tangy dairy ingredients, shrimp, mild seafood dishes,

Sweet and sour element, fruit, honey, quince, grasses,

herbal vinaigrettes, goat cheese, pork, turkey, chicken

sometimes high acidity Pairing: Best with food that has a sweet and sour element,

VIOGNIER

pork, chicken, Asian food

Natural light sweetness with full, rich flavor, best serve at 52F honeysuckle, peach, spice, floral

DRY RIESLING

Pairing: Spicy Asian food, seafood, shellfish, grilled chicken

Bright and citrusy, lime, crisp, minerals. Rieslings are similar to Sauvignon Blanc.

PINOT GRIS (ALSAC FRANCE)

Pairing: Rich dishes flavored with a squeeze of lime, trout,

Characteristics: Rich and often sweet, spicy tropical fruit aromas

chicken, pork, seafood

Pairing: Seafood pastas, pork, halibut, salmon, chicken MERLOT PINOT GRIGIO (NORTHEASTERN ITALY)

Easy tannins with a soft finish, black cherries, plum, chocolate

Characteristics: Light crisp clean and vibrant expression of

Pairing: Very food friendly–lamb, steaks, blue cheese,

the grape, with citrus flavor, grass

roasted pork, grilled chicken

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FOOD & WINE

(CON TI N U ED)

Pork tenderloin with braised chard and beech mushrooms with Pinot Noir

Poached pear and chocolate sauce with Merlot

PINOT NOIR

SYRAH (GRAPE FROM THE RHONE REGION, FRANCE)

High acidity and low tannins, scents of earth, spice, cherries

Dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive with

herbs, raspberries, strawberries

a peppery note, espresso, mocha

Pairing: Most versatile wine to match with food: salmon,

Pairing: Cured and smoked meats, beef, porkÂ

fresh tuna, duck, steaks, pork, cheese, mushrooms and truffles SHIRAZ (GRAPE FROM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AMERICA) CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Flavors and aromas include peppers, berries, currants,

Full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavor, currants,

and even chocolate.

black berry, plum, vanilla, cherry, pepper

Pairing: Lamb, venison, grilled meats

Pairing: Beef, venison, roasted garlic, goat cheese, arugula, blue cheese burger, lamb

ZINFANDEL Moderate tannin and high acidity makes it taste bold with

MALBEC

strong flavors and aromas of berries

Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather, and depending

Pairing: lamb, pork, grilled chicken, cheese, spiced barbecue dishes

on the amount of oak aging, a sweet tobacco finish. Pairing: Barbecue sauces, grilled spicy meats including grilled chicken, lamb and pork

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GIVING BACK

Kristin Martin, founder/director of Table for Ten (center), with Vocational Visions' Executive Director Joan McKinney, (left), and The Teen Project Founder Lauri Burns at 2017 Table for Ten

TABLE FOR TEN

a Popular Culinary Extravaganza for Food and Wine lovers, Raises Money for Local Charities ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE | PHOTOGRAPHY TONY LATTIMORE AND BOB HODSON KRISTIN MARTIN IS PROUD THAT SHE IS ABLE TO HELP NONPROFITS THROUGH TABLE FOR TEN, AN EVENT SHE FOUNDED 11 YEARS AGO. “I wanted to create a unique and amazing culinary event that features top chefs cooking tableside for 300 guests with proceeds benefiting local nonprofits,” Martin says. For the third year running, two nonprofits have been the recipients of the $300,000 generated from the culinary extravaganza: Vocational Visions (VV) and The Teen Project (TTP). Martin remembers visiting each of the nonprofit’s facilities to see if they were a good fit for the event. Vocational Visions

Lee, who is co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, is pleased that the event is also a great cause for the 30+ participating chefs. “I purchase a table every year and invite my friends for a great dinner prepared by Michael Doctulero of Mah Jong’s Restaurant,” Lee says. “Together with raising money for Vocational Visions, it’s a win-win all-round!” There is another reason Lee supports VV. His wife’s sister is one of the nonprofit’s patients. “Vocational Visions is amazing,” he says. “They connect the patients to jobs, in particular through the California Restaurant Association. Alisa has a whole life through them (VV). They take care of all her needs, and she’s excited to go to work.”

had been suggested to her by longtime friend, Mike Danzi. She

The Teen Project involvement came about through Martin’s friend,

visited the facility and met its Executive Director Joan McKinney,

Nancy Coyne Vaughan, who was the treasurer/accountant for the

who showed her what was being done for adults with disabilities.

nonprofit’s Orange County Chapter. She then visited with Teen

“I left there in tears,” Martin remembers. “I asked Joan, ‘Are you

Project founder Lauri Burns to see what the nonprofit was doing for

the only ones doing this?’ And, when she nodded ‘yes,’ I said, ‘People

homeless teens, ages 18-26, with transition to safe housing, edu-

need to know about you!’”

cation and job obtainment for a successful transition to adulthood.

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“I was flabbergasted to find out that teens are aged out of the foster care system at age 18 and have no where to go,” Martin says. “I wanted to help!”


Vocational Visions' supporter/ sponsor Ed Lee of Wahoo's Fish Taco with Executive Director Joan McKinney at 2017 Table for Ten

Mike Danzi, Chairman/CEO of Legacy Pharmiceuticals International, recognized at 2017 Table for Ten for his support of the event and Vocational Visions

Deborah Keillor, supporter of The Teen Project, with the nonprofit's Founder Lauri Burns at 2016 Table for Ten

Martin met Deborah Keillor and Jennifer Blanchfield, avid TTP supporters, two years ago when the nonprofit was first honored. “I have great respect for both of them for what they have done to put The Teen Project on the map in Orange County,” Martin says.

awareness. Their work with The 12, a group training gym in Costa Mesa, in a one-week charity drive garnered $12,000. “We raised $125,000 in 2017 for The Teen Project College House in Orange County, which funds the house completely,” Keillor says.

Indeed, the duo, who had raised money for CASA (Court Appointed

Any extra monies goes towards TTP’s Freehab, the 180-bed facil-

Special Advocates) for years by co-chairing their fundraising lun-

ity in the Los Angeles area, dedicated to helping homeless young

cheons and orchestrating the event’s runway fashion shows (Keillor’s

women by offering housing, food, drug treatment, counseling and

company is DK Fashion Stylist), decided to fundraise for TTP instead

vocational/job training.

after they kept hearing about the nonprofit’s programs via ads on TV with TTP founder Lauri Burns. After contacting Burns and telling her they wanted to fundraise for her nonprofit (Burns couldn’t believe her luck!), they formed Teens For the Teen Project OC five years ago and called their friends to help. “We had 50 mothers and their daughters attend, and we were off

“We have children these kids’ ages and to be able to help them makes us so happy,” Keillor says. When Martin hears declarations like Keillor’s, she knows she’s doing the right thing. It’s very personal for me,” Martin shares. “Because I created this event, I can help these people.”

and running,” Keillor says. Keillor and Blanchfield have held fundraisers with dinner and a

Table for Ten, March 11, 2018, at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa ben-

teen fashion show and continue to work with health related facili-

efiting The Teen Project and Vocational Visions. Visit TableForTen.org

ties, such as gyms, self-defense and yoga studios, to raise funds and

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

3-4 EVA YERBABUENA: ¡AY!

"Road to the Sun," commissioned

home away from home for NCAA

for the LAGQ by a consortium of

March Madness. You can catch up

presenters, including Soka Univer-

to six games at once on the 10-foot

sity of America. SOKA.edu/pac

TV and enjoy $4 bottled beers during every game. HotelIrvine.com

Irvine Barclay Theatre

International

flamenco

superstar

Eva Yerbabuena returns to the Barclay in a series of captivating

7 - 11 THE TOSHIBA CLASSIC

performed with live music accom-

Newport Beach Country Club

BUDDY GUY

paniment. With riveting footwork

The Toshiba Classic, now in its 23rd

Musco Center for the Arts

and a mesmerizing stage presence,

year, is back and marks Hoag Hos-

Buddy Guy, seven-time Grammy

she expresses the full spectrum of

pital's 20th anniversary as host,

Award winner, Kennedy Center

human emotion, where every step

manager and beneficiary of the

and National Medal of Arts hon-

and gesture is nuanced, stylish and

golf tournament, which this year is

oree and inductee to the Rock and

precise. TheBarclay.org

the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes

Roll Hall of Fame, is forever an

Center and other Hoag programs.

icon of Chicago blues. You will see

In addition to Fred Couples, John

a peerless blues guitar master at

Daly and defending champion Jay

work. MuscoCenter.org

3 - 4 & 10 - 11

Haas, 80 players are expected to

FESTIVAL OF WHALES

compete. ToshibaClassic.com

Dana Point

Bring the family for whale watching, parades, art lessons and shows, The

Legendary

Corvette,

clam

chowder cook-off, pancake breakfast,  Harbor Music Series, Wyland

9 JOSHUA BELL & ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

15, 16 ,17 PINCHAS ZUKERMAN Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Renowned violin and viola virtu-

Renée and Henry Segerstrom

oso Pinchas Zukerman will per-

and Stand-Up Paddling Clinic, Kids

Concert Hall

form two popular classical works

Fishing Clinic and Trip, sand sculpt-

The Philharmonic Society of Or-

with the Pacific Symphony–"Vio-

ing contest, Whale's Tale Tallship

ange County presents, through the

lin Concerto No. 1" by Bruch and

Sailing Adventure, Doheny State

Elizabeth and Henry Segerstrom

"Pictures at an Exhibition" by

Beach's Mobile Marine Mammal

Select Series, the Academy of

Mussorgsky/Ravel.

Museum, and much more.

St Martin in the Fields with Josh-

genius, prodigious technique and

FestivalofWhales.com

ua Bell, one of the most celebrat-

unwavering artistic standards are

ed violinists of his time. Bell was

a marvel to audiences and critics.

appointed Music Director of the

PacificSymphony.org

Art Lessons in the Wild, Sailing

4 LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET IN "FROM BLUEGRASS TO BACH"

The Grammy-winning group's inventive, critically-acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks

His

musical

Academy in 2011. The pre-concert lecture will be presented by Classical KUSC's  Brian Lauritzen at 7 p.m. PhilharmonicSociety.org

SOKA Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo

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dramatic solo dance monologues

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provide a fresh look at classical

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for everyone from toddlers to grand-

break new ground. The program

beater and Cinderella story from the

parents. There is even a   Dog Mile

features a range of genres, includ-

first tip to the Final Four at Red Bar

and Dog Expo! Medals and prizes

ing a new work by Pat Metheny,

and Lounge at Hotel Irvine. It is your

await! NMSpiritRun.org

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PARTING THOUGHTS

Deirdre Michalski, Siobhan Rosenberg, Sue Porter, Marla Lackey, Raleigh Gerber

JOINING THE NEXT COOKING CRAZE

OTHER THAN A BREAD MAKER MACHINE,

Well, as luck would have it, one of my friends,

I THINK I PRETTY MUCH OWN EVERY

Marla, is an expert with the Instant Pot! Lucky

KITCHEN GADGET AND COOKING TOOL

me! She started posting on social media all

IMAGINABLE. Slow cooker. Check. Food

kinds of fabulous creations and I began to pon-

processor, immersion blender, pasta machine,

der the use of this new trendy device. I reached

drying racks for the pasta, yes! It’s all here, and

out to other girlfriends and found six gals who

my kitchen is busting at the seams. My husband

had never opened their box either! This called

had to build a wall of cabinets out in the garage to

for a party. So, I had them all select a recipe,

store all my endless array of fancy-pants gizmos.

come over to my house on a specific date and

I never thought this would happen, but

bring the ingredients along. Marla Lackey (The

I purchased a cooking item that I have

Gadget Gourmet) was kind enough to be our

just never used. It sits in the box, and I

instructor. We sautéed a whole chicken in the

think it whispers to me…”take me inside

pot and then cooked it right in that same pot.

and give me a try!” But, to be completely

We made eggs and potatoes for a delicious

honest, I have been afraid of using it. And

potato salad. We crafted cheesecake (which

now I come to find out that many of my

did require a spring-form pan that was small

friends are in the exact same boat. They

enough to fit down into the pot itself).

are afraid of their Instant Pot! They are

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The possibilities are endless.

sitting in the boxes of many garages–com-

My two favorite resources for recipes

pletely unopened! But, how can this be?

and techniques are currently coming from

This was going to revolutionize the mod-

Pinterest Instant Pot pins or posts and the

ern cooking world. A whole chicken in 20

cookbook, Dinner In An Instant, written by

minutes? Potatoes and hard boiled eggs in

Melissa Clark. The photos are sublime, and

6 minutes? Meatloaf was a breeze. Soups

the recipes are very easy for me to follow. The

and even crème brulée in 10? For a busy

book includes 75 recipes, and I am working

household, this is music to our ears.

my way through it from front to back.

In all honesty, I think there are two things that

My girlfriend gathering was such fun and

stopped me in my tracks. First was the term

a real success. We are all now trying recipes

“pressure cooker.” That even sounds scary! The

and experimenting with our newest addition to

second thing is that the unit is large with a lid

the kitchen. I am finding it has been worth the

that looks like something that would be found

effort to dig in and does save me time. When in

on a space shuttle. It is rather intimidating.

doubt–find an expert and throw a party!


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