Chutneys and Mostardas Extend the Season With Variety and Spice
Sandy Talley isn’t a professional chef, and Marie Jary isn’t a sommelier. Neither is a restaurateur. Yet both were remarkably calm as they prepared to serve a seven-course, wine-paired meal to a packed house at Demitasse 665, their restaurant that, for three weeks in December, was the hottest culinary ticket in town. Perhaps the couple’s lack of nerves came down to the fact that the temporary restaurant was an outgrowth of the monthly dinners they host in their home, where members of the public
"Favorite dish? Ah, that one I can answer: eggs Benedict, the classic and delectable combination of English muffin, ham or Canadian bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. I blame my mother, who not only introduced me to the dish, but also makes the best version in town, hands down."
"This is simple food, yes, but here, straightforward names belie thoughtful touches."
The latest wave in the cocktail renaissance? The cocktail party, of course. And at interior designer Amie Corley's Central West End home, gathering friends for drinks mixes influences old and new in her signature style, muddling midcentury kitsch with modern flair for a retro-chic affair that's of the moment.
Mellow yellow: Say hello to summer from the perfect seasonal perch - a taxi-yellow barstool at The Loading Dock, where on warm-weather weekends the patio buzzes and the river rolls on by.
Kathy Richey is absolutely ruthless. Not that you'd know it by her kind voice and welcoming demeanor. Nor does her charming white house with royal blue trim, set on a picturesque Webster lane not much wider than a driveway, give any hint. There's certainly no clue from the spectacular garden that frames the house and dwarfs the lawn; a garden of this size and caliber can only be the result of a nurturing and passionate soul. But ruthless she is, as she'll freely admit, since it's one of the sec