I had the honor and pleasure to be part of Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé Champagne tasting and lunch at Le Cirque in New York City earlier this week.
Le Cirque is an elegant, upscale French restaurant, tucked in the large glass skyscraper of the Bloomberg Building. The restaurant’s dining rooms (upstairs private [...]
About two months ago, I was at Épicerie Boulud for tea and pastries. Earlier the past week I wanted to try Gilles Vérot‘s famous charcuterie. Vérot is an internationally acclaimed master charcutier, based in Paris, France. Boulud and Verot have been working together since Bar Boulud in 2008.
Slice of homemade Carrément Chocolat Cake
It shouldn’t be a surprise to most of you that I adore am obsessed with Pierre Hermé’s desserts and pastries. (I actually bought the same cake (different shape and styling) from Paris a few years ago.) I was craving the most indulgent chocolate cake (and I had [...]
Alliance Bakery’s Exterior, Old-school neon sign, One of its display cases
Alliance Bakery located in Wicker Park, Chicago looks like an old-school American bakery with its neon sign but it’s a bakery as well as a pâtisserie.
This two-personality bakery, so to speak, is owned by Peter Rios. Mr. Rios was trained [...]
Here’s my next holiday gift guide. As I’ve tweeted early this morning (as in around 12 AM), this mainly focuses for the cocktailian, a certain spirits connoisseur (Cognac, single malt scotch, etc.) and a few still wines that I found worth mentioning.
Like my previous guides, if you’re reading this from your iPad or [...]
Pierre Hermé and his assistant teaching his first workshop
Day 2 of StarChefs ICC 2011 was essentially Pierre Hermé (link to his company store) day on my agenda. Despite the fact that there was a cocktail/mixology class at the same time of his workshop, nothing can replace my undying love for Monsieur [...]