A crumble is a delicious dessert that can be part of your Christmas menu. It’s a very easy and quick dish to prepare. You can make it in advance and warm it up at the last minute, as it should be eaten warm. You can easily double the portion if you are hosting a big group.
One of the great pleasures of being in Manhattan is being able to walk for hours with no particular goal, especially in some areas like Chinatown, where the streets are no longer denominated by street numbers and one can easily get lost. I love to stroll through this neighborhood and discover the Chinese grocery stores, fish markets, and local shops that populate the area. Chinatown in NYC is quite exotic!
Christophe Michalak is a famous French Master Pâtissier (pastry chef). At the age of 15, he decided to become a pastry chef and obtained his professional certificate at the age of 16. Since then, he has worked in many well-known restaurants and pastries across the world – in London, Brussels, Nice, NY, Kobe, Beverly Hills and Paris.
(Closed for renovation)
There was a scene in the movie Sex and the City where Charlotte says: “I read in the newspaper that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan”. Miranda, who was living in Brooklyn, answered: “Whoever wrote that article lives in Brooklyn”!
Many of you have asked me where to go in Paris for a good Lebanese meal. Of course there are many choices, and I haven’t tried them all for two reasons: first, there are too many to try, and second, my own Lebanese cuisine has its fans! 😀
Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster… any of these sound familiar?
Le Baron Rouge is one of my favorite wine bars in Paris. It is really unique – not sure who opened it and when, but it sure has been around for a while.
Mifune is an izakaya-style Japanese restaurant in Roppongi, but it is also the name of the very famous actor Mifune Toshiro. He is most remembered for his lead roles in legendary director Kurosawa Akira’s movies, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Rashomon (1950): both black and white classics. I saw the latter and found it very interesting and quite special.
Dons Bogam is an interesting combination of Korean BBQ and wine bar in the middle of Koreatown. The restaurant has a very modern and chic décor where you can sample a wide range of Korean foods. The façade is made of glass rectangles framed with metallic supports, allowing you to see the atmosphere inside the restaurant.
Don’t be misled by the laidback look of the young staff and the very casual ambiance, this is truly a one star Michelin restaurant. Septime is part of the new trend that offers gastronomic meals in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.