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HARRISON, N.Y., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Pasternak Wine Imports is pleased to announce the appointment as Sole U.S. Agent and Importer of The Mud House Wine Group from New Zealand, effective July 1, 2012.
Established in 1996, Mud House has become renowned for producing award-winning wines from New Zealand’s most noted wine growing regions – Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, Pinot Noir from Central Otago and Aromatics from the Waipara ...Continue Reading →
Darden Restaurants Inc., whose brand portfolio includes the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse brands, has agreed to acquire craft beer-focused restaurant and bar chain Yard House from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC for $585 million. The all-cash deal, which is expected to close by Darden’s fiscal second quarter (ending November 25, 2012), will include all of Irvine, California-based Yard House’s 39 units, located throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Virginia ...Continue Reading →
Pleasantly refined but adventurous enough to pack a punch.
That’s what starry-eyed foodies are saying about the relaunched Delicias menu. Credit goes to the new executive chef-partner, Paul McCabe.
Since November, he’s brought a contemporary jolt to upscale Rancho Santa Fe and this 21-year-old restaurant. Right now, you’ll find culinary riches that are handmade, farm-sourced, sometimes embellished with Asian ingredients (dashi, kimchee) or modernist technique — the chef’s not afraid of ...Continue Reading →
Local technology innovator Alex Marxer and i-Somm are a Finalist – Mobile Devices for the 2012 San Diego Business Journal Innovation Awards.
“We’re not eliminating sommeliers, we’re turbocharging them.” – Alex Marxer, i-Somm, LLC
With i-Somm each wine can now be presented with the same level of commentary and consistency regardless of waitstaff seniority or knowledge. i-Somm provides a tool to the restaurant owner that lets the diner ...Continue Reading →
Now closed restaurants from Del Mar Highlands to Mission Valley are being transformed into major new dining spots, two of which will debut next ...
Morton’s The Steakhouse has embarked upon a major upgrade at all its U.S. locations with a focus on maximizing bar sales, company executives tell Shanken News Daily. Having recently completed a renovation of one location in Houston’s Galleria area, Morton’s, which was acquired by Landry’s Inc. earlier this year, will update all its 50-plus units within the next two years.
“We’re ripping out walls in the bar so the dining room and bar ...Continue Reading →
U.S. wine volume is up 3% in the year-to-date through May 13 in SymphonyIRI channels, with wines priced $11 a bottle and up driving growth with a 16% advance. Domestic wines (+4%) have so far outpaced imports (+1%) in 2012, with New Zealand (+22%) the fastest-growing import category in the year to date. Imported sparkling wine, however, remains a hot category—up 13% and led by Prosecco’s 67% surge. The Wine Group’s Cupcake and Constellation’s Rex Goliath have been the fastest ...Continue Reading →
Brandon Hernández, May 24, 2012
I, like many, was shocked when Paul McCabe turned in his whites at L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540 in October, leaving to take on the kitchen and partnership in Rancho Santa Fe’s 19-year-old restaurant, Delicias. And I, like many, have been eager to check out the food at his new place. Yet, we, he, and his staff have had to wait things out while the dining room was redesigned and the ...