Aug

03

Per Se, NYC

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The day before my meal here I was in hell. Two nights before around 2 am, I have this dream. I see myself above a couch, the whole scene is really strange and lynchian and I’m levitating off a couch like 1 ft horizontally with a fire that is literally burning a hole through my [...]

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Jul

30

The Dutch, NYC

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Today, I wore a suede shirt from Barney’s private label, my purse, and trousers from Zara. (Outfit photos by Sindy Varela) Some grapefruit flavored cocktail called the dutch courage… my friend ordered this one. Complimentary loaf of cornbread, barely sweet flavored with jalapeno. Came piping hot with whipped butter. Fried oyster sliders, or this is [...]

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Jul

26

Last meal before I die

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Nothing I cook will ever taste as good as Popeye’s fried chicken. If  I was ever penalized with the death sentence this would definitely be my last meal. Champagne, fried chicken from Popeye’s, and Sir Kensington’s ketchup. What would be yours? I’m at whole foods at least 10 times a week. What about you? It’s [...]

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Feb

20

Les Cocottes de Christian Constant, Paris

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I don’t know how many of you guys have been to Les Cocottes in the 7th arrondissement…Last time I went it was bustling with people but I think it’s safe to say this is the perfect place to eat lunch. Though the vibe of this restaurant screams “chic diner” the food is too delicious …

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Jan

13

Borough Market, London

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On the 1 free day I had in London, I had 2 options allotted for leisurely roaming… Dover street market or Borough Market….I chose Borough Market… A 40$ cab ride was on the horizon but I didn’t care much….. the thought of getting to drink warm alcoholic cider and sampling a selection of cured meats [...]

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Jan

01

Roka, London

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I had something fashion related ready but it’s taking me a bit longer than expected to finish (I’m almost done), so instead I am posting more restaurant related posts. It’s sad but I’m not really in the kitchen much anymore, but I’ll try to get back into it once I have more time… Roka is [...]

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Dec

25

Champagne Afternoon Tea, Dorchester Hotel

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Some savory small dishes, before pastries.. A chicken salad-esque mixture warmed up inside lightly toasted puff pastry shell. Salmon pasta shell roll, served with toast, lox and caviar. Delicate assortment of pastries. Everything about afternoon tea here is great, the old-fashioned ambiance, the cheesy piano playing, and the food. But really I would just like [...]

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Dec

20

Yauatcha, London

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When I am in London one thing I look forward to is dinner at Yauatcha. Yauatcha is the restaurant that Alan Yau started along with Hakkasan (I have not been there, just Yauatcha) and Wagamama (a noodle joint in London with food coming out at faster than lightning speeds on communal tables). The dim …

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Dec

17

Park Hyatt Paris, Breakfast

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There was nobody here, by 9 this place is packed, even difficult to be seated. Thankfully I was down here by 6:30 am. I love when things are not quite ready and waiters are still hustling to get the tables fixed and the buffet prepared. Quiet whispers between co-workers and what they did …

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Dec

07

Fauchon, Paris

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How many times have I wished for a Fauchon in the US? Many. Fauchon is an anomaly, it is luxurious fast food. Imagine the speed of McDonald’s with the taste of a high end french bistro. There was one in NYC but it shut down. Fauchon is like Sephora in the way it is …

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