Dining

 Judy Rae

A meal fit for a president – Cafe Pacific At Trump National Golf Course

A meal fit for a president – Cafe Pacific At Trump National Golf Course

Our table in the lounge had a superb view of Catalina and Founders Park

A meal fit for the President President Trump would find his Cafe Pacific at Trump National Golf Course a worthy alternative to Mar-a-Largo for state dinners by Richard Foss I didn’t know when we started driving there, but yesterday’s dinner at Café Pacific with my wife was an anniversary in more ways than one. I […]

 Judy Rae

Heaven a bit like home – Rice Heaven

Heaven a bit like home Rice Heaven offers Korea’s answer to home cooking by Richard Foss As much as I like to cook, there are times when I open the refrigerator, rummage through the pantry, and just can’t see anything that looks like a meal. On another day, inspiration might strike from that same view, […]

 Judy Rae

Salsa Verdes restaurant: Chef Rafael’s second act

Salsa Verdes restaurant: Chef Rafael’s second act

by Richard Foss Upscale Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles often serve a curiously distorted cuisine. We have talented chefs who know Mexican traditions because they grew up with them, and they have better produce and meat than is generally available south of the border. Unfortunately their audience is used to a bland, homogenized version of […]

 Richard Foss

Il canto Italiani [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

Il canto Italiani [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

Chef Aliaga’s in-house pastas and sausages and co-owner Lou Giovanetti voice make for magical meals

Chef Aliaga’s in-house pastas and sausages and co-owner Lou Giovanetti voice make for magical meals

 Judy Rae

Two for the Tiller – The Admiral Risty celebrates its 50th Year!

Two for the Tiller – The Admiral Risty celebrates its 50th Year!

PENINSULA BUSINESS   Two for the tiller. by Robb Fulcher As The Admiral Risty celebrates its 50th year as a beloved, award-winning Palos Verdes eatery, owners Wayne Judah and Jan Jay Judah shared their up-by-the-bootstrap stories. Wayne, the longtime co-owner and general manager of The Admiral Risty, developed his love of hard work on the […]

 kcody

Art on the wall and on the plate

Art on the wall and on the plate

Chef Brett Hickey makes the Palos Verdes Art Center a destination for food, as well as art When you’re opening a new restaurant and want to attract a sophisticated clientele, you might tell your designer you want the place to look “artsy.” They’ll know just what you mean and will know where to go to […]

 Richard Foss

Jujuya brings culinary happiness to the Promenade

Jujuya brings culinary happiness to the Promenade

I have long been a fan of “They Have A Word For It,” a book about language that illustrates the ways in the ways that complicated ideas can be expressed in a single word. There are words in other cultures that mean, “the person in an office who always seems to be wandering around” and […]

 Richard Foss

The Good Life: Chef Mario Martinoli brings Roman cuisine back to the South Bay

The Good Life: Chef Mario Martinoli brings Roman cuisine back to the South Bay

“French cuisine is all about technique. Italian is about ingredients.” – Dolce Vita chef Mario Martinoli

 Richard Foss

Castle Rock Winery Partners – A remote peninsula winery

There are a few people who can truly say that they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Founder Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia once publicly hoped that his creation might have thousands of entries – it now has millions. To Wales and the entrepreneurs like him, add Greg Popovich of Castle Rock Wines. When Peninsula People’s […]

 Richard Foss

Personal Chef George Zervos prepares anything from a grilled cheese sandwich for one of the kids to a chateaubriand or a big business lunch or dinner.

Personal Chef George Zervos prepares anything from a grilled cheese sandwich for one of the kids to a chateaubriand or a big business lunch or dinner.

When you hear that the Peninsula boasts a chef named George Zervos who has won numerous awards over a 40- year career, your first response might be to wonder why you haven’t heard of him before. Is he a new guy at an established place, or someone with a startup restaurant? More importantly, where can […]