I'm super excited to be in New York so I try to go to a lot of exhibitions and see art. I'm also a very big wine geek so if I get a few days off I really try get to vineyards.
I really like vin jaune—dry, oxidized white wine. I'm rediscovering
American beer, but I always go back to gueuze. If I can find Cantillon Gueuze, I buy it.
advice for future somms
Be open-minded. Trust your palate. Travel as much as you can. Respect your classics. Do your inventory every month. Always take care of your guests first before satisfying your personal preference. And remember you are nothing without the vineyards and the winemakers or your chefs at the restaurant!