Duck De-Lish!

Monday at ICE (Institute of Culinary Education), Ariane Daguin, chef and co-founder of D’Artagnan, presented students, alumni, the public, and TF1 (French television station) an extremely thorough look inside a duck’s afterlife, namely in our bellies. So many questions I never even knew I had. Is there a difference between your normal everyday duck and…

Buddha Ready for Biz!!

IT’S OPEN!!!! Reservation lines are ringing off the hook!!!! Monday night’s private opening party, although the invitation list ended up doubling in size, was a HUGE success. Euro-suits and long mini-dressed babes abound sipping champagne, noshing on delightful treats of chicken samosas and salmon bites, and eyeing the who’s who of New York’s hip crowd…

Chef’s Story by PBS

Filming is in the works on several interviews/demos by some absolutely amazing chefs at the French Culinary Institute in New York City for a new program called "Chef’s Story" due to air Spring 2007 on PBS!!!! Interested in being a studio audience member? E-mail chefsstory@frenchculinary.com with your name, phone number, e-mail address and taping day…

Paris-Asia Meets New York!

Once upon a time, in a quaint romantique city some like to call Parreeeee, a big, kitschy Buddha was born. Everyone flocked from miles away to pay homage to this grand master that just somehow knew, even though he was only a mere statue, how to bring in the hip and happnin’ from around the…

A Bite of Home Sweet Home

Last Sunday evening, a friend and I were looking for a place to have a nice, but quick dinner. It had been a long (& ½) day traipsing around Brooklyn. I was hungry, was getting a bit cranky, I still had a few things to do, and I had to get up for work, somewhat…