Whole Fish w. Bottarga Butter Recipe: Whole Snapper with Bottarga Butter(5/24/2016) - We like to keep it in the family here at LOLA and during the summer season we like to use Cortez Gold Bottarga on nearly everything. Mic Cripe, Director of Operations Anna Maria Fish Company and Chef treated us to a great summer meal of Whole Red Snapper with Bottarga Butter a perfect accompaniment for […]
Oscar's Cerveteca, Venice Beach Oscar’s Cerveteca, Venice Beach(8/19/2015) - Inspired by the flavorful blend of the city of Los Angeles is Oscar’s Cerveteca, Venice Beach. This is a tasty staple in this popular, and growing California neighborhood. Casual and inviting, the menu boasts dishes with latin flavors and many of the recipes from owner Oscar Hermosilo’s mother. You can find anything from gourmet burgers, […]
Alinea, Chicago Alinea, Chicago(8/14/2015) - With as many talented chefs, sommeliers, and restauranteurs as there are across the world, it’s impressive to see a restaurant that can maintain a spot on the list of world’s greatest restaurants, have head chefs that are leading voices in molecular gastronomy, garner its own Wikipedia page, and boast a three star Michelin rating in […]
Nobu, Los Angeles Nobu, Los Angeles(8/12/2015) - Just one of the 28 different locations spanning the globe is Nobu, Los Angeles. For years, Nobu has held the standard for chic, innovative dining, and this location certainly holds that standard to the highest. Separated into three separate dining rooms, and one bar/lounge, this L.A. hotspot creates a distinct feel for each room to […]
Colicchio and Sons, New York Colicchio and Sons, New York(8/7/2015) - Located in the former home of Craftsteak, Colicchio and Sons, New York offers top-of-the-line American cuisine served in a comfortable and chic contemporary space in New York City. There are two menus at Colicchio & Sons, one in the casual Tap Room (located up front) and another in the proper dining room. Both menus were […]
Black Hogg, Los Angeles Black Hogg, Los Angeles(8/5/2015) - Nestled in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake community is a small yet bold American gastropub with a unique and flavorful menu that has put it’s stamp on the Silver Lake scene. After opening in 2012, Black Hogg, Los Angeles quickly established itself as a tasty go-to and a neighborhood staple. With head chef Eric Park at […]
Mooo..., Boston Mooo…, Boston(7/31/2015) - Nestled in Beacon Hill is Mooo…,Boston a contemporary steakhouse located adjacent to the XV Beacon Hotel. Mooo is the brainchild of chef/owner Jamie Mammano who creates an atmosphere that is elegant and class, with a modern appeal. The decor is modern and inviting, creating a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Despite it’s old time charm of […]
Harry's Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City Harry’s Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City(7/29/2015) - Atlantic City is known for is eclectic variety of restaurants, nightclubs, and tourist hot spots. The seaside city in New Jersey is also known for another thing: fresh seafood. Opened in 2011 on the site of the historic Dennis Hotel is Harry’s Oyster and Seafood, Atlantic City. This is a microbrewery that promised to make […]
Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando(7/24/2015) - Le Rouge Wine and Tapas, Orlando is a lush wine bar and tapas restaurant unlike any other in the Orlando area. The contemporary and upscale space (that also doubles as a music venue) was created by Mounir Elidrissi who wanted to develop a tapas lounge reminiscent of the ones he’d visited in Europe. Here you’ll […]
Fleetwood's on Front Street, HI Fleetwood’s on Front Street, Lahaina HI(7/22/2015) - Everyone knows who Mick Fleetwood is, but what many don’t realize is that aside from being one of the founding members and drummer of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, he is also a successful restauranteur in Lahaina, Maui. Fleetwood’s on Front Street, Lahaina HI was opened by Mick with the idea of serving “comfort food in […]
Ai Fiori, New York Ai Fiori, New York(7/17/2015) - Run by the Altamarea Group’s Michael White, this New York restaurant offers inventive preparations from the land and the sea, inspired by the Italian Riviera. Ai Fiori, New York is a classic fine dining experience that offers inventive Italian cuisine with French preparation and technique. White’s signature pastas offer flavorful interpretations of Italian cuisine in […]
J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale J&G Steakhouse, Scottsdale(7/15/2015) - Inspired by Michelin starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is J&G Steakhouse, Scottsdale. This extension of the Jean-Georges name is located at the top of the Phoenician and offers diners breathtaking views of the Valley and of the Arizona sunsets. Surrounded by the beautiful views and the lush, comfortable decor, is what Vongerichten calls “elevated comfort food”. […]
Patois, New Orleans Patois, New Orleans(7/10/2015) - The building that houses executive chef Aaron Burgau’s Patois isn’t where you’d expect to find the latest Uptown hot spot in New Orleans. The space previously housed a smokey barroom that was frequented by LSU and Tulane sports fans, and known for not much more than their neighborhood appeal and po’ boys. After its first […]
Salt's Cure, Los Angeles Salt’s Cure, Los Angeles(7/8/2015) - Salt’s Cure, Los Angeles may not have the flair of other trendy LA restaurants, but the food speaks for itself. Tucked into the West Hollywood scene is a deceptively modest restaurant with a bare aesthetic and a seemingly humble menu scrawled on a blackboard: Raw beef. Blackened albacore. Goat chops. Straight to the point, yes. […]
BLT Steak, Honolulu BLT Steak, Honolulu(7/5/2015) - ‘ As a part of the Trump Hotel chain, BLT Steak in Honolulu maintains the standard of sophistication and quality in this tropical location. Designed around the idea of the traditional steakhouse, BLT Steak brings its signature culinary style and impeccable French technique to Honolulu’s famed Waikiki Beach. Elevating the classic American steakhouse with its signature style, the […]
MR CHOW, Los Angeles MR CHOW, Los Angeles(7/3/2015) - Another restaurant in which its reputation precedes it, is MR CHOW’s chic Los Angeles location. Beginning in 1974, the Beverly Hills location of this world famous restaurant immediately put a stamp on Hollywood as a bustling high-end Chinese restaurant where traditional cuisine meets a trendy ambience that attracts the “Who, What, and Where” of the […]
NOBUNY-FeaturedImage Nobu, New York(7/1/2015) - When you think of Nobu Matsuhisa’s ongoing trend of chic, contemporary fusion restaurants, you must first think of Nobu’s New York location— the starting place of the Nobu partnership and dedication to style, and innovative cuisine. Settled in the city’s Tribeca neighborhood is the Nobu vision where one can experience the always interesting trend and […]
Tampa Bay Lightning Bolts—2015 Playoffs LOLA Wines Cheers on The Tampa Bay Lightning!(5/6/2015) - With a shared appreciation for fine food, wine, culture, and a passion for supporting the local community, LOLA Wines, The Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena have joined forces to celebrate the Bolts’ postseason advancements in the 2015 Playoffs.   LOLA had the opportunity to collaborate and design a special edition label in honor of this year’s […]
404 Kitchen Nashville Tennessee 404 Kitchen, Nashville(5/5/2015) - Nashville has always been known for it’s flavorful southern cuisine, but at the 404 Kitchen, chef Matt Bolus is dishing out fresh, local, and incredibly interesting plates for all those seeking a unique, and hip dining experience. Described as interesting but not pretentious Bolus strives to create the illusion that everything you are eating is […]
William Faulkner Statue, Oxford Alabama LOLA’s Road Trip Down South(4/27/2015) - As much as we love this time of year in Calistoga, we felt that it was time to travel South and show our friends and partners of LOLA a little love. So, Jason and I packed our bags and headed to some of our favorite southern cities for a taste of local flavors and our […]
The LOLA Garden Calistoga A Spring Weekend at the LOLA House(4/5/2015) - Every weekend brings with it a certain sense of freedom, relaxation, and the comfort of knowing that we can finally take a break from work. At the LOLA House, we look forward to our weekends, and the time when we can entertain, relax, and enjoy Springtime in Calistoga with friends and family. And it just […]
Locanda gallery photo Locanda Osteria and Bar, San Francisco(3/25/2015) - Locanda Osteria and Bar, San Francisco is known for two things in California: a passion for all things Roman, and an inventive culinary display of that passion. Locanda’s head chef, Anthony Strong, started as a line cook at Locanda’s sister restaurant Delfina in 2005, eventually moving his way up to running not one but two […]
Gjelina, Venice Beach Gjelina, Venice Beach(3/18/2015) - Leading the pack in innovative cuisine and ingredients is Travis Lett’s Gjelina, nestled in California’s Venice Beach. Like other popular Venice Beach eateries, Lett’s restaurant boasts a trendy, casual yet exclusive vibe. Gjelina, Venice Beach is a hip, no mods, no frills kind of restaurant with impressive culinary results. The menu, at first glance is […]
Recipes: LOLA Signature Dish – Cellentani Pasta(7/3/2014) - 7.3.2014 Why stick to the usual BBQ when you can make something unexpected, refreshing, and healthy for a special holiday (4th of July) or just a Summer get together with friends? LOLA’s signature dishes are only made available by Chef Mic Cripe at the LOLA House. However, if you can’t make it to Napa Valley, […]
Greetings from LOLA the Dog News & Updates from LOLA’s Four-Legged Resident(7/2/2014) - 7.2.2014 Hi, Everyone. This is LOLA. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen everyone, so I want to give you an update about me and what’s going on at LOLA. 1. I just attended the Wags & Wine event recently where we helped raise a lot of money for my less fortunate four-legged friends. […]
AMI Radio Station Interview with Seth Cripe Inspire Community – LOLA’s Founder and Winemaker’s Interview with AMI Radio 1700AM(7/1/2014) - 7.1.2014 Winemaker, Entrepreneur and Anna Island native, Seth Cripe, recently spoke with Anna Maria Island Radio AM 1700 about his passion for creating the next generation of American wine.  Listen to the full interview here to find out Seth’s path from a self-taught wine enthusiast at an early age to a well traveled and learned […]
Tasting Event at the LOLA House Inaugural Tasting Event at the LOLA HOUSE(6/26/2014) - 6.26.2014 Our inaugural tasting event took place this past Thursday. Guests enjoyed a lot of great wines from LOLA and a variety of LOLA signature dishes prepared by Chef Mic Cripe. Big thanks to all of the guests who made the trip to Calistoga for this momentous event. We’ve been working hard to build the […]
Summer Soiree at the Morgan Library and Museum Mr. Morgan’s Summer Soiree at the Morgan Library and Museum(6/25/2014) - 6.25.2014 - The Morgan’s Library and Museum in New York - The Young Fellows of the Morgan Library & Museum held its annual Summer Soiree on Wednesday, June 25. We were among the hundreds of guests who attended the event and enjoyed a night of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music beneath the recently unveiled […]
Good Eats with LOLA at Maison Premiere in Brooklyn NY Good Eats with LOLA at Maison Premiere(6/21/2014) - 6.21.2014 We recently went to Maison Premiere for brunch; not to our surprise, it was amazing! The location Williamsburg Brooklyn The decor: Inspired by hotel lobbies The story: Maison Premiere is an Oyster House and Cocktail Den reflective of the staple establishments of New York, Paris and New Orleans. The food and drinks: Don’t skip […]
LOLA Tasting Event in Nantucket LOLA’s Tasting Event in Nantucket, MA(6/2/2014) - 6.2 – 6.4 It’s our first time in Nantucket, MA and it’s been an amazing trip. Nice weather, nice view, and a lot of nice wine. We can’t wait to share LOLA Wines with everyone in Nantucket and MA. It’s going to be a great summer! Thanks Wine Pro for making our trip to Nantucket […]
LOLA's summer trip to Ibiza Spain LOLA’s Summer Trip to Ibiza(5/31/2014) - 5.31 – 6.5 LOLA’s adventure to Ibiza Spain Ibiza may be known for its night life and party scenes, but we had the most fun at the break of dawn when everything was calm and peaceful after a night of eating, drinking, and dancing. To us, the most unforgettable sceneries from Ibiza were the beach, […]
LOLA Wines Spring Garden Party at the Frick Collection New York Spring Garden Party at the Frick Collection(5/28/2014) - 5.28.2014 - The Frick Collection New York - We were among the nearly 500 guests who attended the Frick’s Spring Garden Party, Sprezzatura: A Celebration of Italian Renaissance Poetry and Style. As the evening began, we headed outside to the beautiful and rarely open Fifth Avenue Garden, which was landscaped to resemble gardens of the Italian Renaissance. […]
An Unforgettable Sensory Dining Experience at CONTRA NYC Good Eats with LOLA at Contra NYC(5/15/2014) - 5.15.2014 An Unforgettable Sensory Dining Experience at CONTRA NYC @ www.contranyc.com It’s modern, understated, and everything food should be–a sensory experience of taste, sight, and smell. Can you tell that we are beyond excited?! What kind of cuisine is Contra? Contemporary New York cuisine. What is the menu like? Contra serves a menu that consists of 5-courses for $55/pp […]
LOLA’s Summer Travel List(4/29/2014) - 4.29.2014
LOLA Cooks - Shrimp Emerald Rice LOLA Cooks Healthy – Shrimp Emerald Rice(4/28/2014) -   04.28.2014 Shrimp Emerald Rice - Get All Your Greens In One Dish!  
LOLA Tasting Event in Nashville LOLA’s Tasting Event in Nashville, TN(4/24/2014) - 4.24.2014 - LOLA Wine Maker and founder Seth Cripe poured @JJ’s Wine Bar and Patrick’s Bistreaux in Nashville, TN - It was so great to meet so many wine lovers and LOLA lovers at the event. Big thanks to JJ’s Wine Bar and Patrick’s Bistreaux for hosting us in Nashville. We love Nashville and can’t […]
3.6.2014 FolioCue Launch New York City FolioCue Launch New York City(3/6/2014) - 3.6.2014 - The Judith Charles Gallery in New York - During Armory Week in New York, LOLA sponsored the launch of FolioCue—a new online platform to discover leading artists and collect inspired styles—co-hosted by its founder Jamie Knowles and Laura de Gunzburg. More than 200 guests filled the gallery, including Pippa Cohen, Kyle de Woody, Bethany […]
LOLA at the Polaner Tasting Event in Gotham Hall Polaner Tasting Event at Gotham Hall(3/4/2014) - 3.4.2014 - GOTHAM HALL - LOLA Wines was among hundreds of other premier wine makers at the Polaner tasting event in New York this week. We had the pleasure of meeting sommeliers from leading local restaurants and wine stores in New York and New Jersey. Our winemaker, Seth Cripe, attended the event. As a bonus, […]
1.15.2013 Santorini 1 Heaven on Earth – Santorini Greece(2/28/2014) -   02.28.2014 Since we’ve been buried in frigid cold in the past month or so, we want nothing more than going somewhere far away with beautiful beach and lush green. Inevitably, we unanimously agreed that we can’t wait to book our next trip to Santorini Greece. Our last trip was full of meetings with interesting […]