Culinary Delights at Caulfield’s Bar & Dining Room

Strolling into the new Caulfield’s Bar and Dining room last Friday night at 7:30 p.m., I was surprised to see only a handful of people in the dining room. More were gathered around the bar sipping cocktails by the names of The Grapes of Wrath, Roasted Manhattan and Smoking Loon. Caulfield’s is located on the…

Wokcano has a Wow Factor

“Want to try Wokcano on Third Street with me?” I asked a fellow restaurant writer. “Sure, I’ve never tried it,” Gerry replied. I told her, “ Wokcano doesn’t only serve sushi and sashimi, they also serve marvelous Chinese food.” The manager Aaron greeted me and led me to a table under a padded white wall….

SCRW 39th Annual Award Dinner at The Ranch

As a new member of the Southern California Restaurant Writers, I attended my first awards dinner on March 11, 2013. Held at the magnificent restaurant, The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon in Anaheim, over 200 restaurant writers, Directors of Food & Beverage, chefs, managers and servers gathered in the Saloon for wine tasting and appetizers before…

Le Petit Bistro – Authentic French

Welcoming us into his restaurant, the charming Albert Emkies of Le Petit Bistro, made a great impression as he seated us in a comfortable red booth for a delightful traditional French dinner. Delivering the menus to our tables, he pointed out the specials on the back page of the menu. At least four appetizers and…

RivaBella Ristorante – Sophisticated Italian Cuisine

Upon walking into the new RivaBella, I spied actor David Spade sitting in a cream-colored booth next to the windows. Later, Kyle Richards from The Beverly Hills Housewives walked in to enjoy renowned Chef Gino Angelini’s famous Italian dishes. Entertainment reporter on Channel 5 News, Stan Rubin, walked out with me to the valet stand….