Category Archives: Madeline

db Brasserie, Las Vegas NV

db brasserie db’s knees – Martin Miller’s Gin, Lemon Juice, Local Desert Honey Pork, Chicken, Mustard, Cornichons, Country Bread / Foie Gras, Smoked Duck, Rillettes, Rhubarb, Turnips, Pistachio, Frisee Parmesan Focaccia, Baguette, Butter Escargots Spatzle – Burgundy Snails, Chicken Oysters, … Continue reading

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Lafayette (bakery,) New York NY

Lafayette Bakery Butterscotch Coffee Éclair Spiced Caramel, Lafayette, Birthday Cake Macaron Glazed Madeline Canele Almond Croissant Blueberry Croissant Pain au Chocolat Located in the foyer of Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo hotspot, Lafayette, is a lesser known bakery – the point of … Continue reading

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Bacchanalia, Atlanta GA

Bacchanalia Gougeres Melon Soup, Baby Carrot/Golden Beet/Smoked Salt Rustic White with Salted and Unsalted Butter Confit Foie Gras Torchon, Pearson’s Blackberries, Ginger, Spiced Walnut, Brioche Georgia White Shrimp, Mangalitsa Coppa, Romesco, Almond, Basil Preserved Local Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Local Beets, … Continue reading

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Almondine, Brooklyn NY

Almondine Raspberry Beignet Raspberry Streusel Muffin Almond Croissant Madeline Rebuilt in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and long neglected on previous trips to New York Almondine would be the first stop on an early morning pastry jaunt with a friend … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Pastries, Cookies, Donuts, Pie and Coffee, Portland OR

Until my sister suggested Seattle as a family vacation for late 2011 I hadn’t really given much thought to the Pacific Northwest as a destination and having checked off myriad great meals during that trip, as well as a visit … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Le Grenouille and Momofuku Milk Bar – Midtown[2], New York NY

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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Les Nomades, Chicago IL

Having stepped out of my element to enjoy the Peking/Beijing Duck feast at Sun Wah during the afternoon, Saturday evening would find me back in my comfort zone as I stepped up to the quiet doors of Les Nomades at … Continue reading

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Le Regalade St-Honore, Paris France

After feasting at Michel Rostang for lunch and spending a long afternoon shopping it off at Printemps and walking it off at Centre Pompidou our dinner on Friday would remain in the 1st Arrondissement at yet another member of Paris’ … Continue reading

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L’Astrance, Paris France

I was stunned – baffled even – the wind entirely removed from my sails; how could such a highly regarded establishment have failed to impress? With the Michelin 3-Star location previously ranking as number two on my list of “must … Continue reading

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Le Cinq, Paris France

“You’ve never seen a room like it” said one friend. “The service is the best I’ve ever experienced” said another. “Éric Briffard should have three stars – he should have had it a year” said yet another. With these statements … Continue reading

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Cafe Boulud, New York NY

There is a part of my food ramblings that will unfortunately remain lost in the void – a handful of meals from a work-related trip to New York that are annotated and photographed but of which my memory has faded … Continue reading

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Lautrec, Farmington PA

To this point I still have no idea what I did to warrant this gesture, but when it was all said and done I had just completed an absolutely stunning meal and was sipping my coffee when my waiter appeared … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cupcakery and Cafe Du Parc, Washington DC

Day two in Washington DC began with a long run around Arlington – 7 miles in approximately 55 minutes had me quite hungry despite the previous day’s gluttony and I returned to the hotel thankful that my family had stopped … Continue reading

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Daniel, New York NY

Having been to five of the seven US Michelin 3-starred spots in the 2009 calendar year there was little doubt that my New Years trip to New York City would lead me to the doors of Daniel Boulud’s eponymous Upper … Continue reading

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Madeline Patisserie, New York NY

Celebrating my first day off in 9 days and only my 2nd day off since Black Friday I hopped on a plane and headed east from CMH to LGA – no delays, a good tail-wind, and a quick trip on … Continue reading

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Le Bernardin, New York NY

Having had my first “Michelin Three Star” experience at the famed French Laundry in February – further enhanced by a requested extended tasting menu specially prepared by Chef Lee himself – I was thrilled to find out that reservations at … Continue reading

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Manresa, Los Gatos CA

Due to his recent appearance on Iron Chef and Manresa’s recent appearance on the list of the 100 best restaurants in the world, David Kinch needs no introduction – a Californian chef from California with training that runs through some … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Dessert, Foie, Food, Los Gatos, Madeline, Manresa, Octopus, Sushi, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation

La Folie, San Francisco CA

Arriving in San Francisco for a second round of interviews I was fortunate to have a knowledge of the area that I lacked on my previous visit – specifically the fact that the city is incredibly walkable for the fit … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Dessert, Foie, Food, La Folie, Lobster, Madeline, Pork, San Francisco, Tasting Menu, Truffle, Vacation

Tru, Chicago IL

Getting out of Trotter’s a bit later than expected I said goodbye to my pal and hopped into the waiting car on Armitage. I quickly flipped open my cellphone and placed a call…we were going to be late. “Not a … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Buttercake, Chicago, Coffee, Dessert, Illinois, Macaroon, Madeline, Souffle, Tasting Menu, Tru, Truffle, Vacation

Alex, Las Vegas Nevada

Two beautiful young women simultaneously open the large wooden doors, one offering welcome and the other offering to take a picture; this is how dinner began at Alex. Entering the opulent dining room two more greeters appeared, one checking the … Continue reading

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