Leap on This – La Régalade Conservatoire

  In honour of today being February 29, “année bissextile” (Leap Year), I decided to write about something so special that you should definitely not wait four more years to try. If I have ever spoken to you about eating in Paris, you can skip this post. You already know about La Régalade Conservatoire. If… Continue reading Leap on This – La Régalade Conservatoire

Raspberry Royalty – Chambord

This may be one of the most beautiful bottles ever. The distinct orb shape makes Chambord extremely easy to identify. The question, however, is what exactly is Chambord and how do I use it? Chambord is a mix of red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, honey, Moroccan citrus peel and XO Cognac. It’s based on… Continue reading Raspberry Royalty – Chambord

Paris Recovers: Personal Observations

On November 13, 2015, terrorists attacked Paris in a series of coordinated suicide bombings and mass shootings. At 9:20 p.m., three suicide bombers struck the Stade de France in Paris’ northern suburb of Saint-Denis. This was followed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafes, restaurants and at a legendary music venue, the Bataclan Theatre,… Continue reading Paris Recovers: Personal Observations

Tableside Theatre – D’Chez Eux

Most food lovers have seen the film “Julie and Julia”. If you can, recall back to the turning-point scene where Julia and Paul Child are sitting in a beautiful little French restaurant, and Julia decides that she likes to eat, so she should learn to cook. The scene was filmed in a Los Angeles film set,… Continue reading Tableside Theatre – D’Chez Eux

Porchetta Fried Rice (a dinner reboot)

East meets Italy in this global twist of an Chinese classic. Dinner reboot – Taking some leftovers and turning them into a new meal that does not at all resemble the original meal. In this meal we are going to use leftover rice, leftover porchetta and some ingredients we always have in the house to… Continue reading Porchetta Fried Rice (a dinner reboot)

Valentine’s Day Checklist: Flowers, Chocolate, Goatskin

Many people hate Valentine’s Day: Roses seem to triple in price overnight. Dinner reservations are difficult to get and are more expensive due to “special menus” to celebrate the day. The idea that “I don’t need a special day to tell my partner how much I love them” and “this is really just a Hallmark… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Checklist: Flowers, Chocolate, Goatskin

Porchetta Style Pork Tenderloin

Italian porchetta (sadly we are not making this) In Italy, I need a bumper sticker that says “I brake for porchetta trucks”. I have been known to make impromptu U-turns upon spotting a porchetta truck, to pick up sandwiches or sliced porchetta. Porchetta is not available all the time. The trucks travel from town to… Continue reading Porchetta Style Pork Tenderloin