Cooking w/ Chef Hooni Kim at De Gustibus, Midtown, NYC

Last week I spent a remarkable evening at De Gustibus – the upscale cooking school housed on the 8th floor of Macy’s. De Gustibus has one of the most impressive line-ups of celebrity chef’s who come in to demonstrate their culinary talents in a casual and intimate setting. Participants get to observe, interact and partake in a full course menu with wine pairings amongst a delightful cohort of gastro-enthusiasts. I spent the evening with my blogger friends Jean-Philippe from I Just Want to Eat  and Cindy from Chubby Chinese Girls Eats

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Tasting of Olive Fed Wagyu w/ Chef Jaeckle at De Gustibus, Midtown, NYC

I was recently privy to an incredible tasting event hosted by Chef Chris Jaeckle, Nick Solares of Eater, Journee and De Gustibus Cooking School. We had the opportunity to sample several cuts of Olive Fed Wagyu Beef from the island of Shodishima in Japan.

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Mansion Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to try a delicious local eatery called Mansion Restaurant a spot that put me in a food coma after everything I ate, but it was so worth it! 

Our dinner began with french toast – who said you can’t have breakfast fro dinner? We tried their cinnamon fresh toast with whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top. It was delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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The City of Gold Movie

Friday March 11th, 2016 marks the release of the feature film “ The City of Gold”  featuring Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold and director Laura Gabbert.

I was recently invited to a preview of the movie at the MoMA, which was followed by conversation with Jonathan and Laura. We also had a follow-up lunch the next day at Mission Chinese.

 

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this event. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Russ & Daughters Cafe, LES, NYC

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Russ & Daughters Cafe

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try: Pickled Herring, Cold Smoke Kippered Salmon & Scottish Smoked Salmon Spread

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Atwood Kitchen and Bar Room, Midtown East, NYC

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Atwood Kitchen and Bar Room

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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International Wings Factory, Yorkville, NYC

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International Wings Factory
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Claudette, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Claudette

Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try: Corsican Mint Salad, Lamb Burger, Eggplant with Tahini
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Sasabune Express, Midtown East, NYC

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Sasabune Express

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Sushi and Sashimi combinations

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Cannelle Patisserie, LIC, NYC

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Cannelle Patisserie

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Croissants, Gâteau Breton

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Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

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Haldi Indian Cuisine

 

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Drive From Sahara to Ouarzazate: Restaurant Inass

 

The drive from the Sahara desert to Ouarzazate (nicknamed The door of the desert) is unbelievably beautiful.

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