A blog about food and cooking by Chris Norris


Yountville Celebrity Chef Birthday Tour – Part II

We kicked off my 48th birthday celebration this year with dinner at Zuzu in Napa, and picked up steam from there.  The crescendo meal for the weekend was a mid-day dinner at the French Laundry in Yountville, a three start Michelin restaurant owned by Chef […]

New York City: Two Days, Four Feasts!

I’m a lucky guy.  A few weeks back I “won” an all-expenses paid, two-day trip to New York City in exchange for a few days of meetings with potential investors in my company.  Conveniently, said investors all happened to have offices in Manhattan, which is […]

Yountville Celebrity Chef Birthday Tour!

What do you give a 48 year old guy for his birthday when all he really wants is a KTM (hint to Laura) to add to his already over sized collection of dirt bikes?  How about a weekend food trek in the Napa wine country?!   […]

San Francisco Tapas Crawl Redux

Almost one year ago Laura and I embarked on our original San Francisco Tapas Crawl (see my blog entry describing our adventure), inspired by an article in the San Francisco Chronicle.  Tapas crawls are exciting – new restaurants, no reservations, no schedule, and no expectations […]

Basque Food in Winnemucca!

Basque Food in Winnemucca! One thing is true in life: You learn something every day. We made our Christmas trek to Idaho to see the Parents & Siblings & Cousins for Christmas this year.  Since our primary -and only – mode of transport was car […]

Home Base Hotels in San Francisco

Laura and I spend a pretty good handful of weekends each year in San Francisco and are constantly on the lookout for good hotels that are central to “our part of town” – we like the area around Union Square as our home base – […]

Welcoming 2010 in San Francisco!

Welcoming 2010 in San Francisco! 2010 is here and another three days of “living la vida loca” in San Francisco is in the record books! New Year’s Eve is one of the few times that virtually all of the streets in San Francisco are flooded […]


Kauai! I’m at 37,000 feet, halfway between Kauai and San Francisco, reflecting on another wonderful anniversary celebrated in the Islands!  We took a break from our usual destination of Maui, and decided to try the quieter isle this year. Laura and I have a strong […]

Tapas Crawl in San Francisco

Tapas Crawl in San Francisco

Click here to see other Tapas Crawls! Tapas Crawl After reading a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a Tapas Tour of the City, Laura and I got excited to try that one for ourselves!  As you’ll see by reading thru the blow-by-blow […]

The Road to Hana

The Road to Hana Last August Laura and I made a return expedition to Hawaii, where we had exchanged our wedding vows four years before.  Hamoa beach, located near Hana Town on the island of Maui, is a beautiful black sand beach formed into a […]