Thanks for visiting. I’m a writer, and this is my blog. Here you’ll find information about my work, plus occasional posts about restaurants, recipes, and some personal stories, too.Continue reading
This beloved Sichuan spot has decamped from its (frankly) sad Lockhart road apartment block berth to a considerably more restaurant-like space in the Bartlock Centre in Causeway Bay. But it hasn’t lost its soul.
By the time the year is over, I will have attended five weddings. This breaks my 2008 record, a fact I’m commemorating by wearing all of the same dresses. Or at least the one(s) that still fit(s), a category which shrank significantly after the second wedding, in Spain, where all personal ham consumption records were shattered.Continue reading
Back in July I had a dessert at Vivant that I still think about: A slippery peach, juicy and fragrant, served well by a dollop of lightened mascarpone and crushed almonds. When I told Pierre Jancou how much I liked it, he immediately and ardently deflected all credit to the fruit, the grower, and the location of the orchard.Continue reading
The room is glass, wood, and metal, with big-hipped dame Jeanne carafes here and there, glimmering in the low light like soap bubbles. It’s not a big restaurant, but it’s not small, either. It could be on W. 11th and Bleecker as easily as the 11th arrondissement of Paris.Continue reading
There was a côte de veau for two, and sweetbreads with purée, asparagus and girolles on the menu at Le Severo, but the reason I traveled almost the entire length of line four was to eat steak. And not just any, but what might be some of the best in Paris.Continue reading