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February 1, 2016
Baccarat Tea
I’m not a tea drinker. I don’t like tea at all…
January 25, 2016
Momofuku Nishi
It’s impossible not to be affected by the deification...
January 18, 2016
Playa Betty's
It seems we’re a haven for fertile millennials and
January 11, 2016
Pardon My Caviar
Unless you’re into dancing on the edge of the abyss,...
January 5, 2016
Chicago Eats
My holiday wasn’t meant for work, but we did have to...






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BITE: My JournalFebruary 1, 2016
Tasting two tea menus in the Grand Salon at The Baccarat Hotel.  It’s work, you know.
Tasting two tea menus in the Grand Salon at The Baccarat Hotel. It’s work, you know.

I’m not a tea drinker. I don’t like tea at all… more...


Ask GaelDecember 14, 2015
I can’t count how many times I’ve had Laurent Tourondel’s lemony oven-roasted chicken since June.
I can’t count how many times I’ve had Laurent Tourondel’s lemony oven-roasted chicken since June.

After a longish mea culpa, I am now going to try to choose the other best dishes I’ve eaten this year… more...


FavoritesJanuary 21, 2016

This soup was created in a refrigerator/pantry cleaning effort. Feel free to swap what you have at home. Vegetarian? Go for veggie stock. Want to use up the last onion? Let it take the place of the leek and shallot. I never remember to soak beans overnight but please, if you're the organized type, do so. more...