Haute Plates - February 2016

Congratulations and an Announcement

Another episode of Top Chef is airing this evening. I watched and enjoyed the first couple of seasons, but I lost interest at some point, and it wasn’t until the show was set in New Orleans (season 11) that I…

Valentine’s Day Approaches

Yes, friends, St. Valentine’s day is near, and many of you have no dinner reservations. This may cause you concern, but I assure you, you’re not alone. You’re still going to be in deep trouble with your significant other, I…

Carnival Weird

Things are beginning to get weird. I am not talking about the “I thought I left my keys on the sideboard, but now they are in the bathroom” sort of weird. I am not talking about “the actor Elijah Wood…