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Restaurant Week: Eleven Madison Park

[Translate] This is my final Restaurant Week review. I’ve changed my mind into going to another restaurant for RW. I don’t think I can handle it anymore. So, let me talk about Eleven Madison Park, shall I?I went to Eleven Madison Park before. As in my pre-blogging days and it was two years ago before the current chef, Daniel Humm, took charge of the kitchen. The restaurant has made a few changes, physically, in comparison to my last visit: they got rid of the large chandeliers and the black leather banquettes with a warm colored wood are the seating now...

Brunch & Gelato with Robyn! And a Small Dessert at Cafe Zaiya

[Translate] I finally gotten the opportunity to eat with another (and more popular) food blogger, Robyn. You know? The “Girl Who Ate Everything.” I actually e-mailed her about having breakfast or lunch with her a few weeks ago just before the week I start classes. Since she wasn’t a morning person like I am, we met at 11 AM. In my time, it’s the afternoon. Her time, she told me that this is earlier than what she would normally wake up. Oy. She reminds me of my friend, Seungmi: they’re both adorable, they like sleeping or napping, and they like..

Brunch & Gelato with Robyn! And a Small Dessert at Cafe Zaiya

[Translate] I finally gotten the opportunity to eat with another (and more popular) food blogger, Robyn. You know? The “Girl Who Ate Everything.” I actually e-mailed her about having breakfast or lunch with her a few weeks ago just before the week I start classes. Since she wasn’t a morning person like I am, we met at 11 AM. In my time, it’s the afternoon. Her time, she told me that this is earlier than what she would normally wake up. Oy. She reminds me of my friend, Seungmi: they’re both adorable, they like sleeping or napping, and they like..

Miscellany of Chocolates, Japanese Pastries and Cappuccino

[Translate] This is a slideshow just for the sake of posting photos of stuff I bought in the city and a homemade cappuccino. I’m kind of proud of my own cappuccino just because of the fact I can make a decent cup of my own without spending $4. No, I don’t own an espresso machine. I have those stovetop espresso makers and I foamed my milk with Bodum’s Schiuma set. The chocolates are from Moonstruck Chocolate. Cute little critters. Really. The Japanese desserts or snacks are just…well, my obsession for Minamoto Kitchoan’s stuff. I’m really a sucker for their packaging...

Hankerin' for some Gorg and Figs

[Translate] I’ve been having a huge craving for blue cheese and figs for the past week that it’s been driving me crazy! Well, since my mom wanted me to cook dinner for her, I thought of going for a two or three course menu and it one has to be involved with the fig and blue cheese (since I want to eat them). I remember skimming through one of Mario Batali’s books, Molto Italiano, in Barnes & Nobles a couple of months ago in the city about a simple appetizer that involves with fresh figs that is stuffed with gorgonzola..

Round 2 of Restaurant Week Lunch: Telepan

[Translate] Oh vey. Another restaurant to eat in. Two more to go…(that’s next week) Telepan in my perspective, a restaurant that caters to the neighborhood…well sort of. It’s very basic food fare (nothing out of the ordinary) and the prices are moderate, considering the location. When I first entered the door of this restaurant, at the maître d’s table I saw a small stack of Chef Bill Telepan’s book! It just hit me of the NY Times article that Frank Bruni just written about. If you want to know what I’m talking about, click here. I felt a bit of..