Alinea – a once in a lifetime meal

Hello there, I’m a list making kinda person – I have a “to-do” list, multiple “to buy” lists, and, of course, a “to eat” list. After disappointingly scraping “El Bulli” off of the top of my “must eat before I die” list, another molecular-gastronomy-esque restaurant “Alinea,” took its place. And never had I thought I…

Mario Batali over R-Patz any Day

The title probably says it all. I’m not a fan of the whole vampires, werewolves, and Twilight Saga madness. The random sightings of Hollywood celebrities around Soho rarely leave me star struck and I couldn’t care less whether R-Patz and Kstew are an item or not. So it was extremely funny for me to be…

Napa, Oaked or Not

A couple of months back, I was lucky enough to be spending some glorious days in the glamorous Napa. Although my recollection of every little nitty gritty details of the trip is very vague; the lasting good impression remains (maybe the wines are partly responsible.) I remember overindulging in every possible way – how could…

Around the World We Go

Again, today I have a pastry class, so I won’t have time to write a long entry. But I still want this to be exciting, entertaining, and somewhat valuable to you all; therefore, I’m going to talk about my top 10 favorite restaurants aboard. I’ve been very fortunate to get to travel around the world…

Non “Negligence Per Se”

“Per se”…“Per se,” a year or two ago I used to feel chills running down my spine at the very sound of the Latin phrase (or is it a word?) Not only does it sound confusing and somewhat pretentious in my not-wired-for-a-dead-language- brain, but it also, more often than not, comes stringing behind words such…