Cafe d'Alsace, Sula Wines and Macaroni & Cheese
Frank Bruni of the New York Times recently reviewed Cafe d'Alsace and gave the brasserie two stars. The restaurant features the cuisine of Alsace and New York's first "beer sommelier”. The Guys plan on checking this place out.
Francis recently went to a wine dinner at Tabla the groundbreaking restaurant in New York’s Flatiron District serving Executive Chef Floyd Cardoz's signature New Indian cuisine. The menu featured Chef Cardoz's fabulous cuisines paired with wines from India. Francis was skeptical. Much to his surprise the wines were quite good. Since the launch of their first wines in 2000, Sula has quickly gained the reputation of being India's leading producer of premium New World-style wines. Based in the Nashik region, 120 miles from Mumbai (Bombay), Sula was founded in 1997 by Rajeev Samant who gave up his well-paid computer job in the US to return to his homeland. Sula imported its original vines from France and Australia, and uses traditional grape varieties such as cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. Rajeev Samant talks to the guys about being a wine pioneer in his native India and some of the challenges he faces including Monsoon season.
Marlena Spieler is an extremely well known and respected food writer. She has authored over 50 cookbooks, including Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to make you Melt. She also writes for Bon Appetite and Saveur among other magazines. She writes the San Francisco Chronicle award-winning food column "The Roving Feast" and is a three-time James Beard nominee. She is speaks with The Guys about her newest book Macaroni and Cheese--I want More Please!!
Podcast Date: 6/27/2006