OTM Loves Italy - You Can Too!!

So much so that OTM will be spending Christmas in "The Eternal City". Perhaps you can join us there - let us know! But whether you can or not, make a note of 2 special wine events, exclusively for Wine Professionals, for tasting Tuscany's great reds - organized by OTM's good friend Melanie Young and scheduled for February 1 in Chicago & February 4 in NYC. Get more details at www.italianwinemasters.com, or call 212 620 7027.

November 8 program is now available!!

Enjoy Valencia and listen for more again next Sunday.

Glitch in Valencia programs

The November 8 program now in OTM Archives was intended for broadcast November 15 - which is why you'll hear us refer to it as our second program about Valencia.  The correct November 8 program will be up there soon, and we'll let you know.  In the meantime we're sure you'll enjoy listening to just a part of our Valencia adventure.

Valencia, wonderful Valencia!!

OTM is just back from a great 8-day stay in this fascinating city, a curious combination of history and modernity, and some great gastronomy too!  Be sure to tune in to the November 8 and November 15 programs for insightful interviews with just a few of the delicious dining experiences that Valencia and the surrounding countryside has to offer.  Founded by the Romans, conquered by the Moors then liberated in 1239, expanded by returning rich Spanish colonians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and spruced up for the 2007 America's Cup sailing event, there's so much to see and do OTM is already planning when to go back to the places that we missed - in particular Alicante and its surrounding villages where there are more dining adventures to be had.  We'll be adding some OTM Favorites soon so that you can retrace our steps.

Arrop Richard Camerana, Valencia, Spain - open 15 days & OTM was there!

Another "scoop" for OTM!  Chef Ricard Camarena & his wife Mari Carmen were already well known for Arrop in Gandia, a small town south of Valencia.  After 4 years of planning & construction aRC opened in a sleek mirrored space nestled in the remains of the 11th century Moorish city wall.  Valencian gourmets have already discovered this exciting new dining experience; now OTM is letting the rest of the world know.  Expect individualistic dishes intersecting traditional ingredients and the latest cooking techniques, and outstanding service.  It's so new taxi drivers don't know where it is!  www.arrop.com for details of both aRC Valencia and Arrop Gandia which will stay open. Listen for our interview with Chef Ricard in an upcoming program.

Plum at Eastside Pittsburgh IS OPEN

Despite the smashed front entrance (hit by an out of control van) owners Kathy Ye and George Lee Plum is open and flourishing.  We had a great dinner there last evening.  They're busy so be sure to make a reservation and tell them OTM sent you.  http://www.plumpanasiankitchen.com/, 412 363 7586 

October 18 program now up in OTM Audio Archives

We traced the problem to a family illness crisis with a member of the OTM production team. The program is now accessible.

Technical problem with October 18 program

Please accept our apologies for unavailability of this program.  We are working to correct the problem and will announce when it is up.

The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival, November 13, your lucky day!

The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival is back bringing you the world’s best spirits, great food, fun and entertainment. Friday the 13th has never been as lucky! You get a chance to gather with all your friends and take in a dose of Pittsburgh’s own stimulus package. No better place to get your weekend started than the home of the reigning Super Bowl Champs! On Whiskey Festival evening, Heinz Field becomes the site of Pittsburgh’s hottest happy hour with a dazzling array of whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums and tequilas from around the globe. Cocktail competitions, silent auctions, and special lounges will be set up for your enjoyment. Like Jim Beam? You can hear the OTM interview with his great-grandson and current Master Distiller Fred Noe at OTM Audio Archives program date October 25 2009, and November 30, 2008, and better STILL (emphasis added and pun intended) meet him in person at this year's event. A beautiful view of the city, some of the finest spirits and foods available -what better way to spend your Friday evening? Tickets are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Until October 16th get 1/5 off the price. That’s $70 for those of us that slept during math class. Get your tickets at http://www.blacktieticketing.com/ptfestival/ Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Double your fun in Pittsburgh in November - Passion for Wine, November 7 and The Pittsburgh Whisky Festival, November 13

Listen to the October 18 and October 25 programs at OTM Audio Archive to learn more about these 2 great events, and check the separate OTM News items for details. Join the fun!  OTM will see you there.