Chef/Chocolatier/Professor Francisco Migoya at StarChefs International Congress 2012
Hudson Chocolates creates, arguably, one of the most innovative chocolates I’ve encountered in recent years. They use high quality chocolates in various cacao percentages and high quality, locally sourced, fresh ingredients. What makes this brand innovative is by the shapes, flavors, and textures of [...]
Cherrywood Kitchen: Menu, Interior, and its namesake sangria with the housemade foccacia
Cherrywood Kitchen is a new restaurant that’s on Hudson Square or the far west part of SoHo on Spring Street. This restaurant has the potential to serve good food in a place that generally a food wasteland.
The space [...]
The scene, food & drink during StarChefs’ Rising Star VIP Hour
This year’s StarChefs Rising Stars took place at the historic Liberty Theater in Times Square. (Looking back two years ago, it was at the now defunct Bar Basque.)
Chef German Calle of Petrossian Restaurant New York created three passed hors d’oeuvres [...]
I have an obsession with Greek style yogurt. I love its tartness, the thick, spreadable, frosting-like texture, and it is healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I love my butter, sugar, chocolate and pork but sometimes having a break with yogurt is sometimes what I need.
So, I went on a little [...]
Donuts from Nickel Diner
One of my best friends told me she’s flying out to Los Angeles to meet up with a few friends during the Easter weekend. Knowing how LA has a vibrant, interesting scene for donuts, I cannot resist asking her to pick some up for me and sent her [...]
Homemade goose fat biscuits topped with sliced Johnston Country Ham and poached eggs
Easter, or any major holiday, is always a feast at home.
Since I have this wonderful ham from Johnston Country Hams, I couldn’t resist starting Easter morning with homemade goose fat biscuits (it’s based mainly from this recipe, [...]
Interior of the dining room; Glasses of Anne Pinchon Rosé and The Narcissist
Jo’s is not a stranger to me, as I’ve eaten and written about this restaurant almost three years ago. Thinking back what I ate then and compared to what I had a few nights ago, the interior didn’t change [...]
I can’t believe it’s Easter is coming this weekend! I usually think it’s warmer during Easter yet I’m still wearing cashmere sweaters and heavy coats to work. But what can I do? Here’s some gift ideas (most you may purchase beyond Easter) that you may give to friends and family:
Ladurée Cameo [...]