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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Nov

24

L’atelier de Robuchon, Paris

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow but I’m thinking how nice it would be to just wing it and end up in a casual but tasty restaurant such as L’atelier de Robuchon…I already have the-smallest-I-could-find-turkey brining in my fridge so it’s too late for that..By no means is this place “mind-blowing” taste wise but the food is delicious […]

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Nov

22

Savoy Front

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The small restaurant/cafe/cocktail bar in front of the hotel I was staying in (Hotel Savoy) was my last stop before heading to Venice- it was here that I had post-Luisaviaroma-shopping-regrets…thoughts which were easily washed away after glasses of champagne- that is, until a random fly tried to get in on it. …and this is where […]

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Nov

18

Caviar N’ Fries

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Late night snacking with some amazing Mojito cocktails at the Park Hyatt Paris. Late night snacks here include an Osetra Caviar and Waffle combo, the waffle is made with potato flakes and flavored with parmesan cheese. Surrounding the waffle is a mixture of creme fraiche, egg whites, egg yolk, salmon eggs, parsley and capers. ….and […]

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Nov

12

Oysters and Etc.

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There were two dishes I ate on repeat here in Venice. Black squid ink pasta and Clam Pasta. Squid ink pasta has a unique, mucky flavor- I can’t quite describe it in words but for some reason I had strong cravings for it in Venice. This place that I ate at below is …

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Nov

02

A la Fiorentine

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You might wonder why I am posting like a crazy person…I am still trying to get through a huge load of posts from my trip, just realized that I went a little too crazy with my camera and now I haven’t even broken into 1/4 of the photos I took so I still have a […]

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Oct

29

Il Pomodoro, Naples, Italy

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Before I got to Florence & Bologna I had to leave Ischia and go to Naples again because the main train station is in Naples, but before I got on the Eurostar I was ravenous- all I did most mornings was drink espresso or coffee..My friend had suggested this place for lunch called “Il Pomodoro” […]

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Oct

29

Baby Food

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I was eating at a restaurant in Napoli (haven’t posted about this yet but will) and I found a baby mussel, this made my day. This photo above also made my day. A baby pineapple?! This image is not my photo. Original image is from You&Eye blog. Check it out when you have a chance.

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Oct

27

Italian Style

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I was a little too curious about what the food looks like in an Italian Mcdonald’s. Thank god there was a Mcdonald’s conveniantly situated within the Santa Maria Novella Stazione. Before my eurostar commute to Bologna from Florence, I made sure to stop by and order something. I knew the fries would taste …

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Oct

24

Sant Angelo Pastry Shop, Ischia

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This is my last Ischia post, after this I headed to the mid-region of Italy which was work-related so this last day in Ischia was bittersweet. Sant Angelo is one of the most beautiful areas of Ischia, it is filled with small pathways that sit on tiny slopes next to the ocean. The best …

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Oct

23

Da Ciccio’s, Via Porto, Ischia

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After walking around in the Aragonese Castle I was dying to eat some fresh seafood, all you can smell around here is the salty sea and I assumed that the seafood must be fresh….I also noticed in Ischia that you can’t really get bad food. All of the cooks here know that this island is […]

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Oct

18

Brandi, Naples

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I just mentioned in my Ischia post that I was going back and forth between Naples and Ischia, I kept going back to Brandi in Naples from Ischia just for pizza. The pizza at Brandi was mindblowingly good, there are actually many other famous pizza places in Naples that are all just as delicious, I […]

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Oct

10

Sfogliatella

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While walking around in Galeria Umberto, I found this little pastry shop…Sfogliatella is a pastry that originated from Naples….I’ve had Sfogliatella before but I really wanted to try it here where it was created- Another common pastry I loved called “BABA” was also delicious…They served both pastries on two pieces of white paper, no plates. […]

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Oct

09

Mozzarella like I’ve never tasted

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I’m trying to avoid the fancy restaurants here in Napoli- I want to try the local places and eat little snacks here and there instead of sitting down for a serious, pretentious meal. I found this place while I was walking called ‘Mandara’, its just a small cured meats/cheese shop but what I wanted was […]

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Jul

19

Apotheke NYC

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This bar is very unassuming, no transparent glass windows to peek inside a slick back lit bar interior..the signage on the restaurant says “gold flower restaurant”. I went while waiting for a movie (inception) because the normal show times were sold out, the cocktails were delicious. Front window of the bar is completely blocked out […]

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Jul

09

Saturday Dim Sum 9:45 am

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Last Saturday I had a strange post-hangover craving for Dim Sum, headed to Chinatown to my favorite restaurant (don’t know what it’s called because I just know where it is without really looking at the awning)…I rarely drink now so I get hungover and drunk very easily! The older I get the less I want […]

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