Ralph Saltsman is a lawyer at the Los Angeles firm. Solomon, Saltsman and Jamieson. He specializes in land use and liquor law.
Larry Nicola is the owner of Nic's Restaurant and Martini Lounge. Nic's Oysters Saut-ed on Spinach with Walnuts and Garlic
- 4 each oysters (Pacific Northwest)
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 pint sauce (10 orders)
- 2 cups wine
- 1 Tablespoon shallots, chopped
- 4 sprigs thyme
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Reduce 1.5 cups of the white wine with a pinch of shallot and the Thyme. Reduce au sec. Add cream and reduce to big shiny bubbles. Whisk in cold butter over low heat, one tablespoon at a time over low or no heat, making sure sauce stays warm, but doesn't boil.
Sake it to Me is a Sake Martini similar to Alsatian white wines, and it pairs beautifully with light seafood's, such as Nic's Oysters, Mussels and Crab Cakes. It is made with white sweet Sake, Peach Schnapps, & Honey Do.
The Maytag Repairman is a signature martini created at Nic's Restaurant and Martini Lounge, made with Belvedere Vodka with Maytag bleu cheese-stuffed olives.
Tangerine Dream is a "noshing martini" that is great with appetizers or shrimp cocktail. It is made with Herradurra Gold, Cointreau, fresh lime and tangerine juice.
Steve Riboli is the owner of San Antonio Winery, located just five minutes the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. There is a visitor center, tasting room as well as Maddalena restaurant.