Posts by Tom Plant
The Palace Grill has been a downtown Santa Barbara fixture for more than 25 years, serving a wide array of food choices, but with a focus on Creole and Cajun. We started with a Cajun martini, marinated with jalapeño and served with cherry peppers in a Mason jar.
Jim and Judi called it “excellent! Tastes like the grape it’s made from.” Brian called it “smooth and dark like a sultry night that you want never to end.”
The wine is primarily Nero D’Avola with Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blended in. It’s a bold, old-world styled wine with earthy floral notes and the nose and red fruit on the palate.
He’s working on an Angelica sherry which he let me taste and I’m excited to see it when it’s released. His wines won 14 medals last year and have already received five more this year.
Trust me, I’m just scratching the surface of what you will find Friday night at Pechanga. Chef was so excited about what he’s preparing I wasn’t able to keep up with everything he told me. I suggest you go find out for yourself.
She doesn’t make what she likes, rather what she thinks people want. Food Network has created more sophisticated diners who expect more.
Baba means father or grandfather and Joon is a term of endearment. It’s what his kids called him when they were growing up and what his grandkids call him now. Besides, the initials are the same as his nickname, BJ.