"I was very lucky. My parents -- especially my dad -- loved his wines. Still does. His favorites are still the premiere French Bordeaux wines. Margaux is probably his all-time favorite. He's also a Francophile. He loves the routine and the way the French live; you take time when you eat. Enjoy. Of course, you have a couple of glasses of wine -- you've got to live. He still has some beautiful wines in Palo Alto when I visit. Some are going bad because he's been holding them for so long. A long time ago, I remember him drinking scotch, but that quickly went to wine, because that's a beverage you drink with food."
- Ming Tsai, executive chef at Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon
"Dad loves 'tsokolate tablea' -- it's traditional Filipino hot chocolate, made from single-origin pure cacao beans from regions in the Philippines, that are dried, roasted, and ground, then formed into tablets or discs. It is a heavenly, rich, thick bittersweet chocolate drink, worthy of celebration every single time it finds itself in Dad’s mug. My dad doesn't drink alcohol. And this is more interesting than Coca-Cola."
- Ria Neri, Cicerone at Bangers & Lace
"My dad's favorite drink is the King of Beers: Budweiser. I have vivid memories of getting my dad beers from the fridge during a Chicago Cubs game, a Bears game, a Bulls game. Ice cold, easy drinking -- it's a memory of great times with my old man."
- Dale Talde, executive chef at TALDE, Pork Slope, Thistle Hill Tavern