Jorge Avendaño. He looks right. He cooks right.

Jorge Avendaño. He looks right. He cooks right.

When we first walked into Bastardo, I could see him in the distance weaving his way around his shipping container kitchen. We’d shared a couple of messages back in November but all I really knew about him was his first name. But I knew this guy had to be the chef....
Priced like plonk. But sure doesn’t taste like it.

Priced like plonk. But sure doesn’t taste like it.

I had this horrible feeling recently. That I’m cheap. And I hate that feeling. I’ve got friends who serve 200 peso wines. I’ve got friends who serve 300 peso wines. I’ve got friends who serve 700 peso wines. And there I was a few nights ago serving 100 peso wines. To...

The next wine pairing dinner takes us to Argentina.

Last month I attended a tasting of wines from Familia Rosso in Mendoza, Argentina. I was very impressed, impressed enough to organize a dinner paired with some of their wines. Who else to pair them I thought than Mariano Rivera of San Miguel’s Buenos Aires Bistro. A...

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