Category Archives: con mis amigos

mackerel tartine | gorge charcuterie & wine bar, weho

EVOO poached wild French mackerel, Arugula, Parmesano reggiano, Rustic baguette I really wanted to like Gorge Charcuterie & Wine Bar, but my $22 weiner with limp, heavily salted, oil-drenched veggies (aka the Gorge sausage entrée) left little to be desired. … Continue reading

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paella night | chez amina

Paella & salad Goat cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms Gianduja (hazelnut chocolate) budino Week night dinner sesh with my old college roomies.  A couple weeks ago, Amina invited Dani and me over for paella night.  Amina’s an ah-maaaazing cook.  Those fried zucchini … Continue reading

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pre-t lunch | gjelina, venice

 Smashed English peas on toast with burrata & mint pesto Stinky and Tim were passing through town over the Thanksgiving holiday, so I got to catch up with them over lunch at Gjelina.  It was the day before Turkey Day, … Continue reading

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bitty bites

Heading to dinner at Dunsmuir Flats.  I’m bringing these bite-sized chocolate truffle and shortbread squares that I made today for dessert!

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ganjang gaejang | soban, los angeles

Lila was in town last weekend, visiting from SF, so I took her to Soban for some of the best ganjang gaejang (soy-marinated raw blue crab) in town.  I love this place but, man, the no-alcohol policy sucks big time.  This, … Continue reading

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burger night | rustic canyon, santa monica

Lobster on brioche toast Rustic Canyon burger I am so thrilled to have my old college roommate, Amina, living here in Los Angeles!  She just made the move from Vancouver, and so far, SoCal is treating her well.  It’s been … Continue reading

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cruisin’ | governors island, nyc

Last Sunday, had a blast cruisin’ around Governors Island with my cousin & buds.

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tasting menu | torrisi italian specialties, nyc

Warm, freshly made mozzarella in DaVero olive oil Sweet corn fritelle, lime Grilled rice ball, baccala  Raw braciola Linguini & clams, tobasco Island duck maraschino Atlantic fluke francese Dessert of ricotta cannoli, peppermint truffles, tri-color, celery cookie, apricot cucidati Got … Continue reading

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chicken sando | the nomad, nyc

Roast chicken sandwich at The NoMad Restaurant After a super fun (and super late!) night out with T, Mia and my favorite east coast cousins, Christine, Ed & Tony, all I wanted to do was stay in my PJs all … Continue reading

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curry & coffee | efish, kyoto, japan

Three-slice BLT sando stack Bean & okra curry rice Post-meal coffee A pre-temple tour lunch at efish, a cool cafe located right on the Kamo River in Kyoto.  

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