Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Escape from New York

I knew this past weekend's weather was just a tease so I squeezed every bit of enjoyment out of it. I was invited to Mario and Donald's amazing home in NJ for brunch on Sunday. The food and atmosphere were right out of Martha. They set up a table in the shade with vintage linens and we ate a half dozen glorious salads. Birds were chirping, clean NJ squirrels- not the dirty scary NY breed- were climbing the trees. There are some things NYC just cannot offer. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Table In Heaven

I watched a great documentary last night on HBO- Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven. It was about Sirio Maccioni, the founder of Le Cirque, and his family. I walk by Le Cirque every day and it was interesting to get an idea of what goes on in there. The best part was watching the dynamic between Mr. Maccioni and his three sons Mario, Marco, and Mauro. They are these really passionate people with conflicting ideas on running the restaurant, yelling at each other in Italian most of the time.  At the end, Mr. Maccioni goes to church on his bike, then kind of rides off into the sunset. He's wearing these red pants, a white button down shirt, and this little Gucci tote over his shoulder. He actually looks kind of chic. I sort of want some red pants now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I went to Momofuku noodle bar last week and I can't stop thinking about ramen. Specifically, chicken ramen with scallions and seaweed in a gloriously salty broth. We also had the steamed pork buns, which they are famous for. If you like grease then they are for you. I had to eat predominantly steamed spinach the following day to counteract the effects.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009