Exterior of International Culinary Center; breakfast spread
This is my second year attending to the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) weekend and it’s an absolute pleasure to be surrounded with curious and avid food enthusiasts who are eager to learn something new or at least gain some insight or useful cooking/baking tips [...]
Osteria Morini’s exterior, Chef/Co-Owner Michael White & Hand Carving 30-month aged prosciutto di Parma
Prosciutto di Parma threw their 50th Anniversary party at Osteria Morini.
Magnum bottles of Fattoria Paradiso Sangiovese di Romagna 1993, Various cocktails, Pecorino Dolce and my plate of Prosciutto di Parma
Since this is [...]
Blood orange poppy seed cake
I’ve always been a fan of Dominique Ansel Bakery ever since it been opened about two years ago. I adore his French pastries like the DKA and especially the cannele. Even his quasi recent release of the über, intensely decadent, fudgy chocolate flourless cookie that is the [...]
Pera SoHo exterior and interiors; Our drinks to start
This past weekend I had a good brunch overall at Pera SoHo. This Mediterranean restaurant had lots of Turkish touches that intrigued me to have brunch here. (I’m not a fan of traditional brunch. I think a typical brunch would be run of [...]
The final day of New York Culinary Experience at The International Culinary Center, co-hosted by New York Magazine was a bittersweet ending to this fun weekend.
It was hard to grasp that it was Sunday. We’re all exhausted from cooking and/or baking our heads off on Saturday. (I couldn’t fathom how the chefs felt, who [...]
Today was my first day (and first time) at the New York Culinary Experience at The International Culinary Center, co-hosted by New York Magazine was overall, simply amazing. Even though I had to get up at an ungodly hour on a Saturday morning to get dressed, caffeinated and hopefully manage to [...]
Signage outside, Inside the pastry display, and a rainbow of ‘Mini-Me’s
Pastry chef Dominique Ansel, a former alum of the internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud of six years opened his own bakery in SoHo. As a person who loves pastries, I made some time in my schedule to visit this bakery.
This year’s New York Taste 2011 took place at Skylight SoHo, it’s presented by sponsor HSBC Premier (with additional sponsorship from Bordeaux Wines, Cadillac, and Spring44 spirits). 45 NYC-based restaurants and the International Culinary Center (they featured frozen cocktails) cooked and fed the hungry and attendees to this fun Monday night event. Lots of powerhouse [...]
Inside the SoHo boutique
For the past three years or so, I’ve been a fan of the Chicago-based luxury chocolate brand, Vosges Haut Chocolat, under the ownership and the head chocolatier, Katrina Markoff. The main reason why I like Vosges is their bacon + chocolate collection, though everything else is fun to [...]