Nov

21

Firenze Market

DSC_0559

Had all these photos from the weekend food market in Florence and I wish I could be there to go grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. Missed out on this fig tart. Really want to learn how to make my own salami, I saw this episode on Diners drive ins and dives once where he went to [...]

31 Comments

Jun

18

Million miles away…

DSC_0714

Right now I wish I was in Chablis, France! I visited the area when I was staying at La Lucarne aux Chouettes. The lovely owner of the hotel let us borrow her car to drive to Chablis. Caroline (the owner) was probably one of the nicest most hospitable people I’ve ever met, couldn’t believe she [...]

12 Comments

Jan

17

Istanbul

DSC_0699

I finally made it to Istanbul after staying in Paris for only about 1/2 a day..then London for two nights…First time in Istanbul! The first thing I wanted to do after dropping off my stuff at the hotel was go to the market. The cab ride from the hotel to the market was quite long, [...]

64 Comments

Jan

13

Borough Market, London

DSC_0295

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 [...]

47 Comments

Jan

01

Roka, London

DSC_0033

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 [...]

31 Comments

Dec

25

Champagne Afternoon Tea, Dorchester Hotel

DSC_0515

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 [...]

37 Comments

Dec

20

Yauatcha, London

DSC_0836

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 …

48 Comments

Dec

17

Park Hyatt Paris, Breakfast

DSC_9116

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 …

21 Comments

Dec

07

Fauchon, Paris

DSC_0977

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 …

61 Comments

Nov

27

La Lucarne Aux Chouettes, Villeneuve Sur Yonne, France

DSC_0008

After several days in Paris I hopped on a train to check out this bed & breakfast place I had read about in a magazine. It all sounded so amazing (and affordable might I add? At $99 euro a night and a cheap train ticket from Garde De Lyon this was the perfect mini-vacation) …

39 Comments