I was in Providence, RI finally graduating from Johnson & Wales University!!! Best four years of my life! I have been very fortunate in my time there growing from wanting to be top pastry chef, to now managing restaurants and pursuing my career in wine.

Whenever my family comes to Providence I always make them go to one place in particular…. Ruth Chris Steak House! They have an incredible wine list that will appeal to any palate as well as fantastic steak, delicious garlic mashed potatoes, and OMG creamed spinach! For my graduation we had to have a California Cabernet … I chose Silver Oak 2007 because I knew the table would love it, and it went very well with the petite fillets we were having.

The 2007 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon was a wonderful vintage! This wine is fruit driven, deep ruby in color with pronounced aromas of spices, ripe plums, and black berries. On the palate this wine is rich and full bodied showing black fruit and jammy flavors with fine tannins. This wine opens up beautifully and just keeps getting better every minute. I bought a few more bottles to age and can not wait to drink them in a few years!

If you have not tired Ruth Chris Steak House yet, put it on your list! I promise you will not be disappointed! (www.ruthschris.com)