Quick-Fire Dinner for Eight | Seared Scallops with Cilantro Lime Sauce

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As a person who lives in the moment, one of my greatest joys is spending time with people I love, in a setting where time stands still. Given no barrier, my ideal dinner party would be held in the garden, include seven courses, and take five hours. And the intermezzo would include a tour of […]

Fried Tempura Squash Blossom with Seared Scallops and Apricot Salad | June at the RGB

RGB June Garden Collage

June at the RGB: grapes dangling over the trellis, neglected artichokes blossoming, and radishes so plentiful we don’t know what to do with them all. Last year’s Meyers are still on the tree. Figs will be ready next month, squash even sooner. And each afternoon ends with another handful of strawberries. [Enter happy dance here.]  […]

Diver Scallops with Caramel-Mandarin and Soy Sauce | Dinner for One

Mt. Tam, the holiest of domestic triple cream cheeses.

At this very moment, Mr. RGBistro on a sailboat with four of his best dudes. On this, their bi-annual sailing trip to Catalina Island, no dudettes are allowed; the boys have a 5-day nag-free hall pass to sleep in, golf all day, banter about sports, scratch their !@#$ and talk like Pirates. Lovingly excluded, I […]

Scott’s Seafood, At Home | Chilean Sea Bass and Wild Scallops with Shiitake Risotto and Fresh Asparagus

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Another rainy day at the RGB. Strawberries are beginning to appear. Also, cilantro blossoms are making their debut because we forgot to clip the leaves. Poll: How many of you eat better at home than you do at a restaurant? Around here, and with rare exception, Friday night is always date nite. Recently,  we had […]