he’s back! harry at 13 weeks, weighing in at 8.5 lbs, and learning to fly!
you could say that i woke up one morning and tasted pineapple on the tip of my tongue–although, if you get right down to it, i think my taste buds are longing for the superb roasted pineapple at heston blumenthal’s dinner. i have yet to track down his roasted pineapple and tipsy cake recipe, but until i do, you’ll be seeing a series of pineapple treats in the forthcoming days. Continue reading
one of our recent finds in paris is le timbre, a postage stamp-sized (and so, eponymously named) bistro manned by english chef, chris wright.
Posted in Paris
Tagged 6th arrondisement, bistro, Chris Wright, french classics with an english twist, jardins du Luxembourg, Le Timbre, left bank, Paris, prix fixe, restaurant review, saint germain, tiny restaurants
hubs and i drove up to connecticut this weekend to pick-up harry, our new puppy! he’s a black & white tibetan terrier, who at 3 months is weighing in at a whopping 7 lbs 14 oz. he’ll be making future guest appearances on the blog. . . well, that is until he learns to write his own!
on our way up to the breeder, hubs and i made a pit-stop in norwalk, where we ate at valencia luncheria, Continue reading
Posted in 4. Everything Else, Connecticut, Puppy
Tagged "diners, and dives", Arepas, batidos, Black and White, brunch, ceviche, cheap eats, chicken pabellon, Connecticut, CT, drive-ins, guanabana, guava, harry, harry the puppy, norwalk, puppy, Tibetan Terrier, Valencia Luncheria, venezuelan cuisine
jacques genin has been whispered as the greatest chocolatier in paris, and has for years supplied 3 star michelin restaurants with chocolates on a strictly need to know basis. he opened up a retail shop in 2008 not too far from place de vosges, but a bit of a hike away from confectionery ground zero in saint-germain. yes, it’s taken me 3 years since his opening to make my way there.
is it worth the hike? YES! everything sold in the shop is made in the kitchen Continue reading
Posted in Chocolates, Paris
Tagged caramel, chocolate, chocolatier, fresh, freshness, jacque genin, Paris, pate de fruit, place de vosges, rue de Turenne
after magically managing to escape jury duty for most of my adult life, my number was finally up. slated to report to the center street court house this monday, i started feeling a bit anxious on sunday morning. and when i’m anxious, i bake.
a while back, i attempted to make the japanese double soft bread (ダ○ルソフト), and it came out lopsided. i decided to give it ago a second time, with some last minute modifications, of course. Continue reading
i have this friend, S, who has been a partner in crime along many of my eating misadventures in nyc. in the past several months we’ve had enough mediocre or even sub-par experiences at new restaurants that well, i think he’s lost the grit to venture into the unknown. he’s developed a new mantra about waiting at least 2 months for new restaurants to work out their kinks, for the staff to learn the ropes, and for all the critics, professional and amateur alike, to throw their 2¢ in.
sometimes, however, it’s worth taking the risk. and for me, there’s nothing more exciting than trying something new and finding gold! Continue reading
Posted in New York
Tagged 131 Sullivan Street, andrew carmellini, cub room, dirty rice, duck, hiramasa carpaccio, new american cuisine, oyster bar, rhubarb apple pie, soho, the dutch, tripe