Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Nobu Next Door is located at 105 Hudson Street between Franklin and N. Moore, New York, NY 10013. Tel. 212-334-4445
Monday, July 27, 2009
I'm also afraid of my new work area. No windows nearby and facing a blank pasty wall. Thank god I'm moving (yet again) next week when I start at a new position. Hopefully my new space will be less desolate. I miss the outdoors. Wish I was off lounging in a flower-filled meadow like this chick.
I'd be fine with a gray day too if I had her wardrobe. I totally want this coat for fall. Actually I want this whole outfit. I've never worn Converse sneakers but maybe with an outfit like this I could. Or does it only work if you are tall and model-esque?
Dear guardian angel,
Please give me the strength to stay away from J. Crew during my lunch break. Thanks.
Today might be one of my coffee indulging days because I just found out that McCafé has been having Free Mocha Mondays. You can get a free mocha between 7AM and 7PM at participating stores. It's only until August 3, so I'm in no danger of becoming a coffee junkie. I hope.Enjoy your free mochas!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
For my entree, I picked the crispy pork belly with creamed corn, anise hyssop and tapenade jus. I should have taken it as a sign that I was a tad annoyed with our server's response when we asked him to describe the pork belly. "Well, pork belly by nature is fatty ... " Umm, duh. I thought that the pork belly was not crispy enough, and was generally just dry. I did not like how it tasted with the tapenade jus. The saving grace of the dish was the creamed corn, which was delicious. But I would not be ordering this dish ever again.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Next Mika had the orrechiette with crushed pomini tomatoes, ricotta al olio and basil. The dish was light, with the fresh flavors of tomatoes, ricotta and basil bursting with each bite.
The fusilli I had, however, was just extraordinary. I don't know which I liked best: the tasty pork ragu, the almost wickedly indulgent caciocavallo fonduta, or the handtwisted fusilli, with it's incredible texture and perfectly chewy consistency. I've never had a pasta dish before where the pasta itself was such a strong component rather than just a base. As I ate, I said to Mika, "The only bad thing I can say about this dish is that I wish it wasn't so hot so I could eat faster."
By the time dessert came around, I was so full I felt I had gorged on all three little pigs. I begged off from trying Mika's dessert, a valhrona chocolate ganache with salted caramel served with vanilla gelato. I told Mika I'd have to take his word for how good the dessert was because I couldn't eat anymore. He took one bite and offered me another saying, "I can't because there are no words to describe how good this is." And that was true. Melted chocolate and caramel makes me giddy with joy. Enough said.
Convivio is located at 45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017. Tel. 212-599-5045
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Café Boulud is located at 20 East 76th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue in New York. Tel. 212-772-2600
Monday, July 20, 2009
So that made me feel a bit better about splurging on this dress today. As you know, I have a wedding to attend next month (Thank you so much for those who gave such great advice!). I considered hunting down the traditional Indian garb that Shar suggested, but in the end I decided that I would get more use out of a cocktail dress. I've stayed away from long evening dresses so far because I'd rather not pay extra for alterations and with miniscule self, I would surely need at least hemming. During my lunch break, I took a peek in the massive BCBG flagship on Fifth Avenue and found this dress in an XXS. It fit, so I got it. I would've liked to pay less than $258 but it's next to impossible for me to find cocktail dresses that fit off the rack so I was willing to pay full price. Just having peace of mind that I finally have something to wear already is worth the few extra bucks ...
The Well is located at 25 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Roebling Tea Room is located at 143 Roebling Street (at Metropolitan Avenue), Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Just some fun Lanvin resort photos that brought a tiny smile to my Monday. Good morning!
Friday, July 17, 2009
I love the double straps at the back and love colors on this fabric. Always so cruel, Thread Social.