December 2: Eric Bost, Long Beach International Tamales Festival, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Milky Way LA

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Chef Eric Bost, Jeune et Jolie and Campfire, Carlsbad, CA Part One
Segment Three: Chef Eric Bost, Jeune et Jolie and Campfire, Carlsbad, CA Part Two
Segment Four: 3rd Annual Long Beach International Tamale Festival
Segment Five: The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Tustin, Newport Beach and La Jolla with Founder JC Clow
Segment Six: The Milky Way – Latke Boxes To-Go with Consulting Executive Chef Philip Kastel Part One
Segment Seven: The Milky Way – Latke Boxes To-Go with Consulting Executive Chef Philip Kastel Part Two
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Andy Harris, Executive Producer and Co-host previews the show.

Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad is a highly acclaimed, One Star Michelin rated, fine-dining establishment overseen by Executive Chef Eric Bost (ex- Auburn in Los Angeles) and proprietor John Resnick. “It’s culinary experience celebrating the moment, reimagining French cuisine through the vibrant lens of the Southern California landscape, with a 4-course menu in which guests make their own selections, offered at $115 per person. Reservations are available for dining inside the restaurant or outdoors on the garden patio beneath twinkling stars.” Jeune et Jolie’s sister establishment in Carlsbad is the more casual, New American, Campfire, also led by Chef Eric Bost. “It’s a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality, celebrating the spirit of their name as guests gather around a fire while the kitchen creates honest food to share it with friends.” Chef Eric Bost takes a break from his busy kitchens to join us.

The 3rd Annual Long Beach International Tamales Festival will take place December 9, 2023. The wildly popular holiday event will take place at Long Beach City College PCH campus located at 1350 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will include music, food, drinks, performances, Best Homemade Tamale Contest and more. Organized by Long Beach Home + Living, a local lifestyle multimedia outlet, the event is devoted to celebrating the diverse Tamale-making restaurants, pop-ups and food trucks around Long Beach. The event is designed to be a medium to bring everyone to the table, from all walks of life, to showcase the city’s diverse Latin food scene featuring holiday tamales. Co-organizer Sal Flores joins us with a plate of freshly steamed traditional tamales in hand.

The original Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is located in The District in Tustin. “The interior promises a hip, lively & sophisticated atmosphere, with dark woods, leather and velvet bar stools. The state-of-the-art 7,500 bottle cellar is one of the largest in Orange County. The Winery Restaurant & Bar is open daily for lunch & dinner & features a wine tasting bar with a full bar menu and cigar patio.” There are elegant sister Winery Restaurant locations on The Bay in Newport Beach and in La Jolla. All locations are perfect for special Holiday parties. All restaurants host Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners with special menus. Their popular Gift Card promotion is available through the end of the year. If a guest purchases $300 in Gift Cards they are rewarded with an extra $50 Gift Card. For a $500 Gift Card purchase the reward is a cool $100 Gift Card. The Newport Beach location is the ideal spot to dine while viewing the celebrated Newport Beach Boat Parade. Managing Partner JC Clow is our guest to celebrate the glad tidings of the season.

It’s holiday Latke Time (potato pancakes) at The Spielberg Family’s kosher diary restaurant, The Milky Way, in the Pico / Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles. The restaurant is a living tribute to their late Mother, Leah (Spielberg) Adler. “There will be candles, there will be dreidels – but most importantly there will be latkes! Often called “the best in Los Angeles”, people flock to The Milky Way on Pico restaurant for this Hanukkah necessity. Made fresh and ready to pick up in the signature Milky Way box, the Latke Box features a dozen latkes, house-made apple compote and sour cream.” Also there is a festive Hanukkah launch party with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 7th. We pull Consulting Executive Chef Philip Kastel away from gently frying the latkes to be with us.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. Can you prepare a premium steak cooked to juicy and tender deliciousness with eye appeal in a microwave oven? Strong opinions here… We’ll “Ask the Chef.”

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Chef Eric Bost

Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad is a highly acclaimed, One Star Michelin rated, fine-dining establishment overseen by Executive Chef Eric Bost (ex-Auburn in Los Angeles) and proprietor John Resnick.

“It’s culinary experience celebrating the moment, reimagining French cuisine through the vibrant lens of the Southern California landscape, with a 4-course menu in which guests make their own selections, offered at $115 per person. Reservations are available for dining inside the restaurant or outdoors on the garden patio beneath twinkling stars.”

“For those guests looking for a more casual evening, Jeune et Jolie features “Le Menu du Bar”, an à la carte offering available for walk-in guests at its bar and lounge.”

“Jeune et Jolie is a place to celebrate life’s special occasions, but also a place to celebrate the ordinary.”

Jeune et Jolie’s sister establishment in Carlsbad is the more casual, New American, Campfire. “It’s a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality, celebrating the spirit of their name as guests gather around a fire while the kitchen creates honest food to share it with friends.”

“Also led by Chef Eric Bost, Campfire draws inspiration from the coasts, forests, mountains and deserts that make up the vibrant and eclectic landscape of California and provide profoundly distinct flavors, context and emotions, all of which are best captured by getting outside and setting up camp.”

Chef Eric Bost takes a break from his busy kitchens to join us.

Long Beach promoter Sal Flores

“The 3rd Annual Long Beach International Tamales Festival will take place December 9, 2023. The wildly popular holiday event will take place at Long Beach City College PCH campus located at 1350 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and will include music, food, drinks, performances, Best Homemade Tamale Contest and more.

“Organized by Long Beach Home + Living, a local lifestyle multimedia outlet, the event is devoted to celebrating the diverse Tamale-making restaurants, pop-ups and food trucks around Long Beach. The event is designed to be a medium to bring everyone to the table, from all walks of life, to showcase the city’s diverse Latin food scene featuring holiday tamales.”

“As somebody who grew up with this holiday tradition, I remember making tamales with my grandma and my tias, sharing great family stories, going to la plaza and seeing all the Christmas decorations, the folklorico dancers, the music, but best of all; eating delicious tamales on Christmas Eve together as a family,” stated co-organizer Sal Flores. “I want people to feel right at home, to embrace the Latino culture and history, while introducing what may be a new holiday tradition to people from different backgrounds.” Sal Flores joins us with a plate of freshly steamed traditional tamales in hand.

JC Clow of the Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

The original Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is located in The District in Tustin. “The interior promises a hip, lively & sophisticated atmosphere, with dark woods, leather and velvet bar stools. The state-of-the-art 7,500 bottle cellar is one of the largest in Orange County. The Winery Restaurant & Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a wine tasting bar with a full bar menu and cigar patio.” There are elegant sister Winery Restaurant locations on The Bay in Newport Beach and in La Jolla. All locations are perfect for special Holiday parties. Each restaurant hosts Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners with special menus from Executive Chef and Partner, Yvon Goetz.

Their popular Gift Card promotion is available through the end of the year. If a guest purchases $300 in Gift Cards they are rewarded with an extra $50 Gift Card. For a $500 Gift Card purchase the reward is a cool $100 Gift Card.

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights will be held Wednesday, December 13 through Sunday, December 17. This is one of the region’s oldest holiday traditions, having started more than a century ago — and there’s no better viewing location than The Winery Restaurant in Newport Beach! Enjoy their limited ala carte menu with front-row seats at the turning point for the boat parade. Boat Parade viewing is expected at approximately 8:30 / 8:45 p.m. nightly. Guests interested in boat parade viewing may make reservations as early as 6:45 p.m. and tables will be offered at a set table price for the entire evening (specific pricing and table location will vary).”

Founder and Managing Partner JC Clow is our guest spreading the Holiday Cheer.

Phil Kastel of PK+J Hospitality Group

It’s holiday Latke Time at The Spielberg Family’s kosher diary restaurant, The Milky Way, in the Pico / Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles. It’s a loving tribute to The Family’s late Mother, Leah (Spielberg) Adler. “There will be candles, there will be dreidels – but most importantly there will be latkes! Often called “the best in Los Angeles”, people flock to The Milky Way on Pico restaurant for this Hanukkah necessity. Made fresh and ready to pick up in the signature Milky Way box, the Latke Box features a dozen latkes, house-made apple compote and sour cream.” We pull Consulting Executive Chef Philip Kastel away from gently frying the latkes to be with us.

Also there is a festive Hanukkah launch party with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the menu for Thursday, December 7th. Satisfy your Holiday cravings with The Milky Way’s signature Latkes, Psagot Wines from Israel, Sufganiyot Jelly Donuts and their Seasonal Specials.

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.

Can you prepare a premium steak to juicy and tender deliciousness with eye appeal in a microwave oven? Strong opinions here… We’ll “Ask the Chef.”

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Chef Eric Bost, Jeune et Jolie and Campfire, Carlsbad, CA Part One
Segment Three: Chef Eric Bost, Jeune et Jolie and Campfire, Carlsbad, CA Part Two
Segment Four: 3rd Annual Long Beach International Tamale Festival
Segment Five: The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Tustin, Newport Beach and La Jolla with Founder JC Clow
Segment Six: The Milky Way – Latke Boxes To-Go with Consulting Executive Chef Philip Kastel Part One
Segment Seven: The Milky Way – Latke Boxes To-Go with Consulting Executive Chef Philip Kastel Part Two
Segment Eight: Co-Host and Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

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