Here is a compilation of the things I like – this will help you to know me more fully and understand my taste in food and wine. -LQ
My mentor and greatest chef, Jean Louis Palladin
La Wally, Les Noces de Figaro
I hate corporate hotels, they are like cookie cutter places. My favorite: Family-owned La Villa Didon – visit their website for a closer look!
Neighborhoods: East L.A., El Sereno, Lincoln heights, Boyle Heights
Hobby: Remixing music with my DJ friends in Los Angeles
Cheese: All of them – I never met a cheese I didn’t like!
Wine: Argilo Red and White from my cousin wine maker and so many more.
Liquor: Jose Cuervo Reserva
Chocolate: Amedei Chocolate from Italy
Wine Shop/Store: WingHopFung Monterey Park, Everson Royce, Silver Lake wine, Mission Wines South Pasadena
Herbs: Epasote, Vietnamese Mint and so many more…
Instruments: Piano – I studied at the Paris Conservatory
My pastime: Collecting French stamps from 1849 to 1875
Books: My collection of cook books is extensive, with some going back to the 15th Century!