Isn’t it always a great feeling to see long time friends! here are 3 I ran across over the past few days.
I first met Tawfig back in the late 70’s/early 80’s. Over the years he & his wife Richel would come to whatever restaurant I was at, to say hello, dine & share a bottle of wine. Being a wine collector, the wines they opened over the years & shared was amazing…the oldest dating as farback as an 1809 Madeira! Theyencouraged a young boy to “dream” …….much mahalo!!!!!!
Chef Jean Marie Josselin
It was a great jot to see Jean Marie today over on Kauai. Jean Marie was one of the 12 original Hawaii Regional Cuisine Chefs. He was & is one of the most colorful characters I have had the pleasure to know in the culinary world, in addition to being a VERY creative, amazingly talented chef. Today he owns & runs Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grille in the Kukui-ula Shopping center on Kauai.
It was quite a surprise when Giustino stopped by VINO tonight. his family owns & runs the house of Ruggeri, who produces very delicious, food friendly Prosecco near Venice in Italy’s Veneto region. Yes, there are more & more Italian Prosecco coming into our market, but it would be hard to find one which provides the deliciousness Ruggeri does.