Posts by Tom Plant
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.
I hadn’t planned on having a second entrée, but just when I was trying to figure how I could squeeze in a bite of dessert, Nick presented seared big eye tuna nestled on a spaghetti squash bed with cucumber salad and yuzu caviar on top. The plating was exquisite and the tuna scrumptious.
The ’06 is the third in the trilogy of 2004, 2005 and 2006. The next vintage release will be 2009. Every vintage release is different, but she strives for consistency in the non-vintage releases. She believes that aging adds complexity.
Torch is the place to go if you’re craving s’mores. Forget the store bought Graham crackers and marshmallows, these are hand made Grahams with handmade vanilla marshmallows served with milk chocolate.
My friend Marc wasn’t kidding when he told me how good the ravioli was. Since he’s gluten-intolerant he can’t actually eat the pasta, but the sauce is one of the tastiest things I have ever put in my mouth. I was absolutely tempted to lick the plate.
The menu is extensive with all sorts of comfort food from build-you-own burgers, to salads, to pizza and flat bread and more. The decor is cozy and modern and the staff is top-notch.
We stopped at Gould’s Inlet, where grey skies and gusty winds didn’t deter visitors (mostly locals) from enjoying a day at the beach. Fishermen and families alike were enjoying the wonders of St. Simons Island. It was the first afternoon and fond memories were already flooding back.