This week on Foodie and the Beast we chatted with City Winery’s winemaker, Pascal Valadier, beverage director, Vanessa Phillips and John O’Neill, talent buyer, while we sip great wines and get the 411 on acts coming to the venue, including Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, Billy Squire, and many more. Chef Frida Johansson has served as the Executive Chef of Sweden’s Ambassador to the United States of America since May 2010. During that time, Frida has had the opportunity to cook for such notables such as King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Silvia, and Prince Daniel as well as Vice President Joseph Biden, government ministers, Members of Congress, Nobel Laureates, the Washington Capitals, and more – Chef Frida joined us in studio with tastes and talk of life as an embassy chef. Ruta del Vino is a Latin American wine bar with an awesome wine cellar filled with great tastes from across South and Central America. Justin Logan was is in with the pours and had with him chef Will Harner, whose ceviches and other small dishes are stirring up impressive reviews. To listen to the whole show, please click here. Be sure to check out the Facebook Live videos on Nycci’s Facebook profile, found here.