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Ladurée Tropical Themed Holiday Bûche & Macarons

[Translate] Ladurée‘s holiday theme is to transport you to a tropical, exotic place, away from the cold climes that one would associate for the high holidays. Some of their beautiful holiday pastries are the individual-sized Bûche Marie-Antoinette Rose-Framboise ($10) made of rose macaron biscuit, rose cream, raspberry jam, raspberries and lychees, and the Exotic Baba ($12), a baba soaked with rum and vanilla syrup filled with keffir lime and vanilla pastry chantilly cream and roasted pineapple. The rose-raspberry bûche is the Parisian house’s traditional flavor and it’s delicious. The Exotic Baba is striking and it does transport you to a..

Holiday Gift Guide 2012 – Food Edition

[Translate] It’s that time of the year again to think about what to gift your friends and loved ones. It’s hard to believe that Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa is less than a month away! Here’s a list of food products that I would recommend to give to the gastronome(s) in your life; just click on the header links to jump to the section you want to read. (Please note: This list is in no particular order and all the photos of this gift guide is at the bottom of this post.) (more…)

Best Meals and Moments in 2011

[Translate] 2011 have been a whirlwind for me (in a good way). A few trips outside of New York City. Many food events that I never imagine I could ever eat my way through. The many people I’ve met through the year – familiar faces, new acquaintances and partnerships. I am very close to finishing graduate school. I am thankful for the many people who supported me this year – family, friends, and many others – personally and professionally. Here are my best meals and moments in 2011. It’s in no particular order, just meals that I thought were astonishingly..

Ladurée’s Pied de Coq box & November’s Featured Macaron Flavor, Black Forest

[Translate] Ladurée’s Pied de Coq box and their signature shopping bag and my Black Forest macarons Earlier this week a Ladurée loyalist friend of mine told me about this macaron house’s limited release of their fashionable box Pied de Coq – a take of the traditional houndstooth pattern with bold fluorescent colors. I do admit I am a fan of their beautiful boxes and good macarons, so I stopped by yesterday at their Madison Avenue boutique. As expected, the line snaked around twice filled with Ladurée macaron lovers, mostly residents of this neighborhood. Waiting for nearly 30 minutes, I finally..

Ladurée's Pied de Coq box & November's Featured Macaron Flavor, Black Forest

[Translate] Ladurée’s Pied de Coq box and their signature shopping bag and my Black Forest macarons Earlier this week a Ladurée loyalist friend of mine told me about this macaron house’s limited release of their fashionable box Pied de Coq – a take of the traditional houndstooth pattern with bold fluorescent colors. I do admit I am a fan of their beautiful boxes and good macarons, so I stopped by yesterday at their Madison Avenue boutique. As expected, the line snaked around twice filled with Ladurée macaron lovers, mostly residents of this neighborhood. Waiting for nearly 30 minutes, I finally..

Mille-feuille Bakery

[Translate] The storefront, Interior and Menu I went to Mille-feuille with a friend to try out their baked goods last Thursday. I guess after visiting Paris last year, I’m missing that beautiful city terribly and had the odd pining for French pastries. And Mille-feuille was my next stop in hopes of making me transporting me to Paris and satiate my sweet tooth. (more…)

Holiday Food Gift Guide 2010

[Translate] Here are my picks for this year’s food gifts from artisanal companies within the United States. Yes, I have tried them and personally give them my approval of deliciousness. This list will be expanding as the days are nearing to Christmas, so you might see some repeats if you visit this list quite often. Enjoy and hope you have a great holiday with friends and family! (For the list of who is featured, please follow the jump.) [tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellokitty893112/sets/72157625341391071/[/tylr-slidr] (more…)


Mini-Summaries of the Past and Del Posto Enoteca

[Translate] Note: If you want to jump to the review of my lunch at Del Posto Enoteca, click here I’m summarizing my old stuff since it’s not really notable, per se. What I’m referring to were my visit to Macaron Cafe (which you can start viewing photos and my comments on them from here) and a lunch at Balthazar at their bar since there weren’t any tables available when I visited that afternoon (those food photos start here). Just to sum it up, the macarons from Macaron Cafe were hit-or-miss but it’s really inexpensive. From what was available that morning:..