Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
3 tablespoons extra–virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
3/4 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (preferably flaky sea salt or fleur de sel) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 lb ripe tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 scallion, thinly sliced diagonally
Whisk together oil, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Arrange one third of tomatoes in 1 layer on a large plate, then drizzle with some dressing and sprinkle with some scallion. Make 2 more layers of tomatoes, drizzling each with dressing and sprinkling with scallion.
Cooks’ note: Tomatoes can be sliced and dressed, without scallion, 6 hours ahead and chilled, covered with plastic wrap. Sprinkle scallion over tomatoes just before serving.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I'd been reading rave reviews for Ricki Stern's new documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, so I've really been looking forward to seeing it as I am a longtime fan. I knew it would probably be a long time before it reached my neck of the woods (if at all), so we decided to check it out while were were here. It is fantastic! If you turn up your nose at Ms. Rivers, I urge you to watch this documentary and not be converted. Now I love her even more!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Rachel Harris from The Hangover,
After lunch, the excitement, and a visit to the Guggenheim,
we decided to take advantage of the fantastic weather and
take a walk through a portion
of Central Park.
The Guggenheim was impressive, of course!
Randy is napping as I blog.
We're going to see Love, Loss, and What I Wore
tonight. Probably some more nightlife.
Maybe another late night bite!
Next, the beautiful Ochre. I love this shop's rough-hewn,
but serene aesthetic. I bought an amazing Tatine candle
from their Seasons of Enchantment collection. From
essence lot no. 9 comes Forest Floor -- earthy beyond
belief and smacking of mossy rocks, ferns, and rich dirt.
I love it! (image via nymag)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The dining room, and even the wait staff, have a somewhat
Jean-Georges meets Little House on the Prairie vibe. The
decor and the food are definitely "fancy country house" --
and that is an absolute compliment. We started off with
sandwich-sized slices of grilled toast, drizzled with olive oil
that tasted as if it had been infused with green apple, and
piled high with mounds of fresh peekytoe crab and
lemon aioli. Outstanding is an understatement.
Jean-George is the architect of this creation, but
Dan Kluger is The Man in the kitchen here. Randy had
the Akaushi Cheeseburger with herbed mayo and
pickeled jalapenos. I had bowtie pasta with veal
meatballs in a broth that tasted like a french onion
soup reduction. Thumbs up on both!
Another shot of the dining room.