Category Archives: RESTAURANT

HOSTELLERIE DE L’ABBAYE DE LA CELLE

it’s a hot, hot summer.  in europe, there was no ‘real’ spring this year.  winter just seemed to have melted into summer.  landing in nice, france, the heat was felt instantly.  to calm the ‘chaleur’, brignoles, in  provence-alpes-cote d’azur, a region in … Continue reading

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CIPRIANI

giuseppe cipriani (1900–1980) founded Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1931.  cipriani who was working at the hotel europa in venice, loaned an american customer, harry pickering, 10,000 lire in 1929.  not expecting to ever be paid back, cipriani was surprised when in 1931, … Continue reading

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a man’s world

last night, Hermes, threw a party in the miami design district.  the theme was ‘a man’s world’.  the party celebrated men and their world.  Hermes threw an amazing party.  the venue, the music, the crowd, and yes, food and drinks, were just right. … Continue reading

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CASA LEVER

on 53rd street and park avenue, on the south side of the landmark Lever House building, you will find the entrance.  this entrance takes me back to 2003, and was to be a passage to another entry that is now a luvMUST.  the … Continue reading

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makes me wonder

When all are one and one is all To be a rock and not to roll. And she’s buying a stairway to heaven. ~ Led Zeppelin coming out of Zuma, after a luvFAB brunch, and stimulating conversation, i looked up and noticed the Southeast … Continue reading

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THE CYPRESS ROOM

Michael Schwartz‘s, latest restaurant, The Cypress Room, is in an intimate space, a few blocks away from his first restaurant, Michaels Genuine food and drink.  last night, at a friends and family tasting at The Cypress Room Restaurant, i was taken by a feeling of déjà vu. … Continue reading

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BUCA LAPI

although florence appears not to change; it does.  the food scene has.  florence, italy, is a city invaded with tourism that, in general, does not appreciate the characteristic dishes of the tuscan cuisine.  as a result, many restaurants there have … Continue reading

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MC KITCHEN

is it in your dna or can you acquire it?  i can’t say with exactitude, but what indeed does make a difference when a dish is cooked just right, is that punto di riferimento; italian for a point of reference.  chef Dena … Continue reading

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luvFAB recipe

spaghetti alla puttanesca serves 4-6 ingredients  1 pound (500 g)  dried spaghetti, preferably imported italian  4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil, additional for drizzling 2 – 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 anchovy fillets, chopped 2 tbs. capers, rinsed and … Continue reading

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LE BERNARDIN

a luvFAB relationship between a brother and sister gave birth to one of the best restaurants in the world, Le Bernardin.  gilbert and maguy le coze, worked in their family inn and restaurant, in port navalo, france, and with much ambition to … Continue reading

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