Archive | November, 2010

An Iron Chef brunch

29 Nov

It was very exciting to sit down at Marc Forgione’s restaurant on Sunday not only because he’s now an Iron Chef but also because I totally knew he had the makings of an Iron Chef before he actually became one, hah!
The exposed brick, hanging lanterns, and wooden shelves and tables gave a rustic, American feel complementing his delicious offerings.  From what I heard, the chef changes the menu on a daily basis (and sadly, the fried quail and waffles were no longer available for brunch that morning).  “Bacon, egg, and cheese” may have been my second choice, but I was still super impressed; my scrambled eggs were perfect — soft, light, melted on the tongue, with the right pinch of salt — the sundried tomatoes contrasted the eggs with sweetness, and the bacon contributed a deliciously savory meat-protein.
“Bacon, egg, and cheese” – soft scrambled eggs, sundried tomato, applewood smoked bacon, parmesan popover
100% Creekstone Ranch prime beef burger, soft potato bun, aged cheddar, bacon, caramelized onions, fried egg, parmesan nugget potatoes
Homemade maple, pork and fennel sausage

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Curry Friday

27 Nov

Once I sat for breakfast at Macaron Café, I decided on a food adventure rather than one of shopping.  Though admittedly I still made a stop by Bloomingdale’s.  So the Boyfriend later found me, shopping bag in one hand and box of macarons in the other, and together we strolled down Fifth Avenue stopping for candied oranges at Michel Cluizel then crossing town for some long sought-after Japanese curry at Go! Go! Curry!

Shrimp curry
Katsu curry

The dishes didn’t seem like much, but underneath the topping and spicy yet sweet curry was a big mound of rice — very satisfying and yummy.

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Thankful

25 Nov

Given the day is Thanksgiving, I’d love to dedicate this first post to everyone who believed in and supported me these last few weeks.  I’m so humbled by the number of people that includes.  Sixth in a pool of 350 contestants — none of which would’ve been possible without you.  Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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