Well! How do you like the sound of that?
No. I am not describing some utopia from our dreams. This is a place as real as the food they are planning to serve you and me. A lot of restaurants try to come close to this vision…. but very few succeed in realizing it down to every minute detail.
Back 40 Kitchen. Here is a place that accomplishes its goals right down to the organic fine wines, and non-GMO spirits & cocktails it … Continue Reading ››
Paloma took on a highly coveted waterfront spot at Harbor Point in Stamford about a year ago. With a celebrity chef name like Aaron Sanchez…. the buzz quickly spread like wildfire in and around Fairfield county. Every foodie knows exactly who Aaron Sanchez is. His face is all over the Food Network, for crying out loud! And if you know him, you know that you can expect a wide array of Latin cuisine at his restaurant, Paloma.
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Man, I love my boss lady! I love her for many reasons…. she is kind, thoughtful, considerate and an adorable workaholic! But mostly I love her because she understands my foodie obsessions… which is what led her to introduce me to this super delicious and ultra authentic food at La Esquina Latin Grill! One day when out of the blue, she proposed to me that we step out the office and try this new restaurant which opened up just around the corner…. I could not resist!
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Don’t fret. There’s plenty to do. In fact, you need days to fully explore this neighborhood brimming with eclectic, multi-cultural experiences. After all, it is home to Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar, Ippudo, The Bao, Chikalicious Dessert Bar, Ducks Eatery, Root&Bone, Momofuku Ko, Brodo, Booker & Dax, PDT….. just to name a few. All these glorious experiences are packed in a handful of blocks. That’s New York for you! Simply incredible!!!
Last weekend, my honey and I went exploring and searching for new experiences in East Village.
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I was in a state of frenzy! Excited and restless - to take it all in….. all at one time, if possible. Too anxious about missing something un-missable! I wanted to shout out, “Step Aside And Fork It Over”!!!
Those were my true feelings the whole time I was at the “Fork It Over” brunch hosted by three phenomenal Westport based businesses: The Whelk, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and Saugatuck Grain & Grape. The event was to raise funds for the Westport Farmer’s Market - an organization I truly admire because it brings pure … Continue Reading ››
So what on earth is Latin-Nikkei cuisine? Who started this? How did it come to be? Wait….. is this a typo?
Nope! No typos. Latin-Nikkei cuisine actually exists. It’s a phenomenon founded in Peru… a latin country with apparently a lot of Japanese immigrants. The result of which is a fusion….. a dynamic marriage of two culinary cultures….. giving birth to a very unique and a very unexpected flavor profile…. christened the “Latin-Nikkei” cuisine.
I was as surprised, as you probably are now, to hear this. Until recently I had never heard anyone mention this type … Continue Reading ››
Busy day at work? Feel like taking a break and going out for lunch? Need something fast? And definitely something good? Love seafood? Well….. I have the perfect answer for you!
Fjord Fish Market in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
I have visited there a few times in the past couple of months. It is Fairfield county’s premier fish market - well known for its quality and fresh seafood offering premium and responsibly-sourced seafood. How perfect that they also offer prepared as well as made-to-order foods - complete with party platters as well as lunch options … Continue Reading ››
On a beautiful day, one of my favorite past-times in New York city is strolling down the spectacular High Line park, taking in the gorgeous water and city views from this totally unique vantage point, and then stepping off around 16th street to walk right into the Chelsea Market for some delicious sustenance.
Over the years, I have identified my must-eats…. Let’s start with Fat Witch Bakery, shall we? I mean, have you tried their brownies? They are totally addictive! Stroll down just a bit and end up at The Lobster Place for all … Continue Reading ››
What a great city it is! Vibrant and welcoming with an outdoorsey-lifestyle that lasts all year round. Beautiful waterfronts, parks and piers. And food. Good food. Damn good food! We are talking fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. Just-caught seafood. And an incredible group of chefs who are doing magical things with these fabulous ingredients.
This was my third visit to San Francisco.... and I was excited to hit all the must-do items I had added to my list since the last time I was here. Needless to say - they all had to do with food!!!
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A recent article in New York Times made me jump up and rush to New York city.
Yeah! you guessed it … the article was about food! It talked about a recently spotted sweet treat at some select french bakeries in the city. Apparently this little “snow-ball” of a dessert is quite popular in France & Belgium. They say it is quite possibly the next fad after Ladurée Macarons and the Cronut by Dominique Ansel. Please welcome, the Merveilleux!
Now, I am a HUGE Ladurée macaron and Dominique Ansel Cronut fan! I have had many… … Continue Reading ››