A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Worth Seeking Out…

June 24th, 2005
  • I have a new favorite cheese shop, Cavaniola’s Gourmet. They have a great selection of local artisanal producers as well as some extraordinary international cheeses. But it’s not just the cheese, it’s the people – they are constantly cutting wedges of cheese to try making the visit fun and educational. In addition to cheese, they carry a nice selection of olive oils, crackers, teas and other gourmet items. Plus at lunchtime, they make awesome panini. The store is located at 89B Division St, Sag Harbor, N.Y.
  • Do you like lamb chops? Then you must try the Tandoor – grilled lamb chops at Devi, the upscale Indian restaurant in New York City. These chops explode with flavor. Chefs Hemant Mathur and Suvir Saran have a menu that will knock your socks off. Devi is located at 8 East 18th St, NYC. Their website is www.devinyc.com
  • Great meals start with great ingredients, and in my mind there is no place more important than than a good butcher shop. Keep in mind that in addition to providing good meat, they should cut your steaks to your desired thickness, freshly grind meat, and butterfly a turkey or a leg of lamb upon request. I am lucky, I have a great butcher, L. Simchick at 944 First Ave at 52 St in NYC.

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