My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. After each episode I’ll serve up a behind-the-scenes look at what went on during filming, including the wine we were sipping…
From an aspiring chef to a real estate agent and Episcopalian priest, this was a diverse crowd. It just goes to show you that food lovers can't be categorized. Ron exudes warmth with a contagious smile that reveals his zest for life. He is enthusiastic about going out to eat with his kids and feels they're the real litmus test for judging an eatery. They seemed to like the spots highlighted on the show, according to Dad. Mimi joked that she felt nervous before the cameras rolled, but ending up doing an awesome job on air. (For all of you hesitant to apply to be on the show because of nerves, forget about it...we have fun!) Between takes we all were prodding her for real estate advice. Darron was so passionate about food. He wants to be a chef and is working towards that goal. Anyone out there want to hire him?
Wine of the Week:
2004 Robert Hall, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, California $14
Grab the crab or scallops and uncork this lovely white. Floral aromas are accented by a touch of spice and loads of bright citrus flavors. A small
portion of the wine was barrel-fermented adding to the complexity.
Sponsor Wine of the Week:
2004 Jekel Vineyards Riesling, Monterey, California $10-12
Don't like Riesling? Uncork this succulent sipper and you'll change your mind. Aromas of orange blossom and ripe peach flavors wrap around a zesty core of acidity in a classic, off-dry style. It's an ideal match up with everything from Chinese take-out to burritos and chicken salad.