EP 613 Talking Food and Wine with Chef Michael Schlow

Gary Vaynerchuk returns to Boston for a visit with one of the leading chefs in the United States.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Movia Ribolla Gialla
2002 Bressan Pinot Nero
2004 Terriccio Tassinaia

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Alos Diallo

Awesome episode I have to say Lucca but I will visit your place and give it a shot cheers

Tags: Boston, red, review, Tassinaia, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Dan-o

    GV – this was one of the best shows I have watched in a while. Real good chemistry with you and your guest. Like the idea of sitting in a restaurant and discussing wine with a chef. You did not taste the dishes enough though.

    QOTD – I have never been to one of your guests’ restaurants. However, I have liked Grill 23 and a restaurant in the north end (Italian obviously) whose name escapes me.

  • vinophilo

    B/c I’m such a foodie and strong believer that wine should be drank with food, I’ve been watching for years and this was one of my top 3 episodes. Really. I’d strongly approve of more chef cameos. Thanks!

  • vinophilo

    B/c I’m such a foodie and strong believer that wine should be drank with food, I’ve been watching for years and this was one of my top 3 episodes. Really. I’d strongly approve of more chef cameos. Thanks!

  • Chris Braun

    A fun episode, but I wish you’d tasted all the foods and commented more on how the wines actually paired with them.

    QOTD: I used to live in the Boston area but moved away 20 years ago. Most of my favorites are no longer around. Some favorites that are still there are L’Espalier, No Name, and Mamma Maria. One long-gone favorite that I remember most fondly was Le Bourguignon in Dedham, a great Provencal restaurant that had a cellar full of 1969 Burgundies that they sold at affordable prices (based more on what they’d paid than what they could get, I think).

  • Chris Braun

    A fun episode, but I wish you’d tasted all the foods and commented more on how the wines actually paired with them.

    QOTD: I used to live in the Boston area but moved away 20 years ago. Most of my favorites are no longer around. Some favorites that are still there are L’Espalier, No Name, and Mamma Maria. One long-gone favorite that I remember most fondly was Le Bourguignon in Dedham, a great Provencal restaurant that had a cellar full of 1969 Burgundies that they sold at affordable prices (based more on what they’d paid than what they could get, I think).

  • http://www.wineshopathome.com/kellygoff Kelly Goff

    FUN episode. I loved the chef, what a cool guy! Yes, you should have tasted more food on camera, but I loved hearing the stories.

    QOTD: Never been to Boston, but I hope to check it out one day.

  • http://www.wineshopathome.com/kellygoff Kelly Goff

    FUN episode. I loved the chef, what a cool guy! Yes, you should have tasted more food on camera, but I loved hearing the stories.

    QOTD: Never been to Boston, but I hope to check it out one day.

  • Anonymous

    GREAT episode- reminds me of my Boston days- great town… miss it.

    QOTD: I have to say Finale, a dessert-centric restaurant where I worked for 3 years and began studying wine starting backwards- from the dessert wines that dominate the menu back to dry table wines and everything in between. Finale is a great spot to catch a sweet bite and a sweet sip after dinner, the theatre, or after a long evening walk around Beantown. Three locations in the city: Park PLaza (downtown near the Common), Harvard Square (Cambridge), and Coolidge Corner. Tell them Dave Alfano sent you…

  • YoungDave

    GREAT episode- reminds me of my Boston days- great town… miss it.

    QOTD: I have to say Finale, a dessert-centric restaurant where I worked for 3 years and began studying wine starting backwards- from the dessert wines that dominate the menu back to dry table wines and everything in between. Finale is a great spot to catch a sweet bite and a sweet sip after dinner, the theatre, or after a long evening walk around Beantown. Three locations in the city: Park PLaza (downtown near the Common), Harvard Square (Cambridge), and Coolidge Corner. Tell them Dave Alfano sent you…

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Fantastic show. Being a cook myself, I love to listen to chefs talk about their passion and their foods. Michael is a wonderful person and he DOES have the passion inside of him. Best wishes to him and his restaurants. QOTD: Never been to Boston, but I do love Italian food so your restaurants seem like a perfect fit. See, easy homer answer! 😛

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Fantastic show. Being a cook myself, I love to listen to chefs talk about their passion and their foods. Michael is a wonderful person and he DOES have the passion inside of him. Best wishes to him and his restaurants. QOTD: Never been to Boston, but I do love Italian food so your restaurants seem like a perfect fit. See, easy homer answer! 😛

  • http://viti-culture.blogspot.com/ KMurph

    Fan-freaking-tastic episode! I wish I could’ve met Chef Schlow- he and GV looked like they had a lotta fun. Plus, the food looked good. That chicken under a brick sounded fabulous.

    And good job Matt- the conditions weren’t as ideal as GV’s office, but the video was fine!

    QOTD: Well, I’m a simple girl and I like the little hole in the wall restaurants in the North End. I go to the ones that *don’t* have valet parking. There was an old pizzeria that I used to go with my family that has since closed. The pizza was so good. Salivating now.

  • http://viti-culture.blogspot.com KMurph

    Fan-freaking-tastic episode! I wish I could’ve met Chef Schlow- he and GV looked like they had a lotta fun. Plus, the food looked good. That chicken under a brick sounded fabulous.

    And good job Matt- the conditions weren’t as ideal as GV’s office, but the video was fine!

    QOTD: Well, I’m a simple girl and I like the little hole in the wall restaurants in the North End. I go to the ones that *don’t* have valet parking. There was an old pizzeria that I used to go with my family that has since closed. The pizza was so good. Salivating now.

  • http://twitter.com/lordnouda Lord Nouda

    Do this more often. There must be a few restaurants in NYC where you can pull this stunt and actually taste wine in its natural habitat.

    And Matt really needs some training on the camera. But hey, as Michael stated, you have to start small…

    Excellent episode. Overall, a little too long. No worries!, though. I’ll keep on watching.

    qotd: never been in Boston… will have to try soon

  • http://twitter.com/lordnouda Lord Nouda

    Do this more often. There must be a few restaurants in NYC where you can pull this stunt and actually taste wine in its natural habitat.

    And Matt really needs some training on the camera. But hey, as Michael stated, you have to start small…

    Excellent episode. Overall, a little too long. No worries!, though. I’ll keep on watching.

    qotd: never been in Boston… will have to try soon

  • yowens

    Great show, Mr. Shlow is a great guest. QOTD: Radius.

  • yowens

    Great show, Mr. Shlow is a great guest. QOTD: Radius.

  • Zach

    I’m sure this was a great episode…just like all of the others. However, I had to stop watching it 30 seconds in as I was so frustrated trying to listed to the echo. I had headphones on too! Please use body mics or at the very least table top mics for shows like this…PLEASE.

  • Zach

    I’m sure this was a great episode…just like all of the others. However, I had to stop watching it 30 seconds in as I was so frustrated trying to listed to the echo. I had headphones on too! Please use body mics or at the very least table top mics for shows like this…PLEASE.

  • Ryan D

    QotD: Never been to Boston. Been to the suburbs of it and to Cape Cod, never to Boston, though.

  • Ryan D

    QotD: Never been to Boston. Been to the suburbs of it and to Cape Cod, never to Boston, though.

  • JayZee

    Okay, this episode did not completely suck. Matt does need some training from Mott, though. 😉

    QOTD: Since I have only been to Boston a couple of times and I have never eaten at one of Michael’s restaurants, I’ll pass on that one.

  • JayZee

    Okay, this episode did not completely suck. Matt does need some training from Mott, though. 😉

    QOTD: Since I have only been to Boston a couple of times and I have never eaten at one of Michael’s restaurants, I’ll pass on that one.

  • chukhead-ted

    michael is a very cool guy! keep the guests coming!

  • chukhead-ted

    michael is a very cool guy! keep the guests coming!

  • http://www.judemurphy.com JudeMurphy

    Whatever your restaurant is… eh… that one. Even though I’ve never been to Boston ; )

  • http://www.judemurphy.com/ JudeMurphy

    Whatever your restaurant is… eh… that one. Even though I’ve never been to Boston ; )

  • JB

    >Chris
    >2005 Movia Ribolla Gialla is from Istria! Not Slovenia!

    Everything Movia is very much Slovenian (from the town of Ceglo in the Brda region – the eastern part of Italian Collio), except that some Slovenian winemakers also own land across the border in Italy. Besides that, there are lots of better-QPR ribollas (“rumena rebula”, as we call it) compared to Movia’s available here in Slovenia :)

    Additionally, a part of Istria also belongs to Slovenia, but you will not find ribolla there. That is primarily the land of malvasia (“malvazija”) and rifosco (“refo?k”).

    >Trst zaj nas!

    The correct wording is “Trst je na?”, meaning “Trieste belongs to us”, a nostalgic Slovenian mourning for losing Trieste and the surrounding territory to Italy after WWII.

    Having said that, it is nice to see the first Slovenian wine tasted on WLTV. Hope more will follow 😉

  • JB

    >Chris
    >2005 Movia Ribolla Gialla is from Istria! Not Slovenia!

    Everything Movia is very much Slovenian (from the town of Ceglo in the Brda region – the eastern part of Italian Collio), except that some Slovenian winemakers also own land across the border in Italy. Besides that, there are lots of better-QPR ribollas (“rumena rebula”, as we call it) compared to Movia’s available here in Slovenia :)

    Additionally, a part of Istria also belongs to Slovenia, but you will not find ribolla there. That is primarily the land of malvasia (“malvazija”) and rifosco (“refo?k”).

    >Trst zaj nas!

    The correct wording is “Trst je na?”, meaning “Trieste belongs to us”, a nostalgic Slovenian mourning for losing Trieste and the surrounding territory to Italy after WWII.

    Having said that, it is nice to see the first Slovenian wine tasted on WLTV. Hope more will follow 😉

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    You’re making me hungry!

    QOTD: Never been to Boston, but would love to visit some day soon!

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    You’re making me hungry!

    QOTD: Never been to Boston, but would love to visit some day soon!

  • http://dailyepicurean.blogspot.com/ Gastro1

    Yep Tassinia so much better than Tiagnello

  • http://dailyepicurean.blogspot.com Gastro1

    Yep Tassinia so much better than Tiagnello

  • http://www.drinks24.cz/ Pavel Kucera

    We import the Bressan Pinot Noir into the Czech Republic. As Fulvio Bressan says, the mark of a true winemaker is making a good wine in a bad year. It is a stellar wine. And, one should try the pinot grigio, pignol etc. :)

  • http://www.drinks24.cz Pavel Kucera

    We import the Bressan Pinot Noir into the Czech Republic. As Fulvio Bressan says, the mark of a true winemaker is making a good wine in a bad year. It is a stellar wine. And, one should try the pinot grigio, pignol etc. :)

  • http://www.vinusinc.com/ Paolo

    Well you can sip Bressan wines in NY and NJ restaurants

    NY
    Angelo’s 677 Prime
    August
    Babbo
    Bar Milano (now inoteca)
    Blue Hill Restaurant
    Blue Ribbon
    Carmine’s Midtown
    Chinatown Brasserie
    Del Posto
    Felidia Restaurant
    Morandi
    Oceana
    Peasant
    Red Cat
    Tarry Lodge
    The Harrison
    The Michaelangelo Hotel
    The Waverly Inn

    in NJ
    Crystal Springs Tavern
    Eno Terra
    Theater Square Grill

    and probably some others that I am not aware of…

  • http://www.vinusinc.com Paolo

    Well you can sip Bressan wines in NY and NJ restaurants

    NY
    Angelo’s 677 Prime
    August
    Babbo
    Bar Milano (now inoteca)
    Blue Hill Restaurant
    Blue Ribbon
    Carmine’s Midtown
    Chinatown Brasserie
    Del Posto
    Felidia Restaurant
    Morandi
    Oceana
    Peasant
    Red Cat
    Tarry Lodge
    The Harrison
    The Michaelangelo Hotel
    The Waverly Inn

    in NJ
    Crystal Springs Tavern
    Eno Terra
    Theater Square Grill

    and probably some others that I am not aware of…

  • Didrik

    We import Bressan Schioppetino etc. to Sweden. Avatar Vin & Sprit AB

  • Darcy

    Le Bourguignon! The proprietress would be about 120 if it was still open (I went there all the time when they were on Berkeley Street in the Back Bay, but only made the trek to Dedham a couple of times…..). Ah, those pommes dauphines…..

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  • Myoussef35

    Maison Thomas in Egypt. Gourmet pizza unlike any other.

  • Grill Factor

    QOTD: gotta go with Soulfire in Allston. Wyeth is a legit dude…

  • John__J

    My 1st Slovenian wine was Movia’s pinot gris. Then I was a bit letdown to find out they got the grapes out of Fruili.

  • Anonymous

    Have not tried these wines.. QOTD-Legal Seafood..was just in Boston for the 2011 Wine Expo…never made it out to dinner after drinking for 4+ hrs.. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    95/100

    line of the day – ‘the porn industry wants a bailout’

    Tremendous episode featuring probably my favourite guest in the 613 episodes I’ve watched so far. I’d never heard of him (I’m from the UK) but he was entertaining, knowledgeable and best of all had a real honesty about him. Didn’t just agree with everything Gary said and brought the best in him. Top notch.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alos31 Alos Diallo

    Awesome episode I have to say Lucca but I will visit your place and give it a shot cheers

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