Food & Wine

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Leave them Love Notes
This sweet and simple Valentine’s tradition is one of my favorites. Every year, February 1 through 14, I remind my family how much I love and appreciate them by leaving them a daily love message or a favorite moment we shared with a photo.

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Valentine’s Recipe Ideas

A romantic date night at a fancy
restaurant may be out of question
this year, but that doesn’t mean you
can’t have a romantic evening in.
CSM readers share their special recipes
sure to spice up your kitchen this
Valentine’s Day.

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Toscanova Calabasas

More Popular Than Ever! Since the day they opened in April 2012, Toscanova at The Commons of Calabasas has been one of the most popular and beloved dining destinations in the Calabasas community. The elegant Italian restaurant— with authentic Italian food and ambiance—is a favorite “go-to” for business lunches, birthday and anniversary parties, and romantic […]

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Woo! BBQ Sauce Runs Through His Blood

From early on, Westlake Village native Kevin Moore felt destined to become an entrepreneur. His parents moved from New York to Westlake Village in 1982, and a year later, Kevin was born. He later attended White Oak Elementary and Lindero Canyon Middle School and graduated from Agoura High in 2001. “I was one of only […]

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Take Out or Dine In

Take Out or Dine In – Treat yourself to a night off, and support our local eateries. Al Mulino 3709 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Westlake Village 805.379.0016 almulino.net Bogie’s Bar 32001 Agoura Rd. Westlake Village

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Mocktails

Not just for kids anymore! What could be better than a fruity pomegranate martini? Perhaps, an even healthier mocktail—“mock” plus “cocktail”— without any vodka might do the trick. Mocktails seem to be gaining popularity at bars and restaurants this year beyond “Dry January,” when people typically recover from the holidays by going alcohol-free. Mocktails simply […]

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Get Creative With Cauliflower

Over the past few years, cauliflower has grown from simple staple to popular superfood. Capable of transforming itself into a variety of healthy comfort foods from pizza to mashed potatoes, it also makes an affordable substitute for grains and legumes to benefit any gluten-free and/or low-carb diet. This low-calorie, nutrient-rich, cruciferous vegetable comes packed with […]

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The Tasty Benefits of Matcha

Long before coffee and teahouses graced our neighborhoods, the Chinese and Japanese ground tea leaves into a powder to drink in hot water. In Japanese, “ma” translates to rubbed or ground, while “cha” means tea. Matcha tea’s rich umami flavor and many health benefits make it an ideal beverage for tea drinkers today. Simply whisk […]

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Solving the Dining Dilemma

With Food Restrictions While many of us think of restaurant dining as a luxury, those of us with specific dietary restrictions can feel deterred by the challenge of finding a suitable restaurant. But diet-restricted foodies, fret no longer! The days of packing food from home are over. Whatever your food sensitivity may be, restaurants are […]

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Key to Decanting Wine: Let It Breathe

Before taking a sip of that splendid Beaujolais or Cabernet, be sure to decant it and let it aerate. This simple act of pouring wine into a container or glass where it can sit for a while helps bring out its full flavor and delicate aroma. Say, “When”Knowing which wines to decanter takes patience and […]

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Pearl District

A Culinary Gem in the Heart of Westlake Village Pearl District Restaurant & Bar in Sherman Oaks and Westlake Village has helped elevate the local dining scene for the past five years. A collaboration between Owner Peyman Afshar and Executive Chef Richard DeMane, Pearl District offers an eclectic menu sourcing delectable items from across the […]

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