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Friday
Oct072011

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Just got back from our outstanding dinner with Dr. Bill Lumsden, head of whisky creation for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg distilleries.  It was a blast.  We ate well.  We drank well.  What more do you need?

The Dr. is in high demand these days.  He travels all over the world doing presentations like these and his time is valuable. He's a great speaker and we were lucky to have him.  60 people got to talk with him one on one and pick his brain about what makes his whiskies so special.

La Boheme in Burlingame did an excellent job as well.  The staff was on it and the food was great.  Just about everyone who left told me how surprised they were about the quality of the meal.  Many said they would go back again in their own time.  I guess my little secret is out now.  La Boheme has been so great about hosting us that I almost hate for anyone to know how good of a job they can do.  Especially for the reasonable price of $75.  Our guests were treated to 12 glasses of whisky, pan-seared foie gras, a tuna tartar salad, a choice of seabass, rib eye, or duck, and a dish of pastries for dessert.  I thought it was an outstanding value. Everyone else seemed to agree.

Thanks to Dr. Bill, LVMH, and La Boheme for making this evening happen.  Our K&L customers thank you.

-David Driscoll