Draft menu family dinner

June 22, 2011 § Leave a comment


  1. lamb brochettes
  2. spicy tomato and watermelon “gazpacho” shooters with young manchego grilled cheese
  3. patatas bravas
  4. olives and almonds
  5. white anchovies with red bell pepper, garlic
  6. pimientos al padron (if I can find it)
  7. seafood paella
  8. pulpo a la gallega
  9. spanish charcuterie/ cheese
  10. steamed clams or shrimp in olive oil and garlic
  11. churros and chocolate

I heart maps & infographics

June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

hot links

maps come alive // tourists v locals // nonsense info beauty // style & flow //google instrument 


Sunday 6.5.11

June 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sunday 6.5.11-  Salmon, dill, poached egg, pan roasted asparagus with garlic and arugula in a tomato and tarragon vinaigrette, coffee. Pork loin chops, pan roasted asparagus, arugula salad.

Monday 6.6.11 – Rilletes and scrambled eggs, agedashi tofu, pork gyoza, mustard greens with avocado, peppadews stuffed with cream cheese, prosciutto, rhubarb tart

Tuesday – 6.7.11 BBQ pork toasts, nectarine… chicken pastella, salad, beets.

Wednesday -6.8.11  Smoked salmon tartine with radishes, avocado, cucumber, dill. Radishes with butter and salt, Watermelon, tomato and feta cheese salad, Chicken under a brick, rhubarb tart (thanks Jon!)

Thursday – 6.9.11

Friday – 6.10.11 turkey cranberry sandwich on whole wheat, large and flavorless apricots, cherries. Lobster and drawn butter, sauvignon blanc.

Saturday – 6.12.11 Bacon, eggs, potatoes, fruit. Cupcake and potato chips. Sliders, little potatoes with sour cream and caviar, scallop and bacon, vegan ‘milk’shakes, sweet potato fries with garlic aioli, grilled vegetables, cheese, prosciutto, gluten free wedding cake, a couple glasses of white wine.

Sunday – 6.13.11 baba gannoush and various kebabs, shredded pork bbq

Monday – 6.14.11 vietnamese chicken tartine and coffee, salad with duck rilettes

Tuesday – 6.15.11 salad with pork cutlet, kippers with tomatoes,

Wednesday – 6.16.11 salad with pork cutlet…

Thursday – 6.17.11 1/2 a bbq pork bun, amy’s bread parmesean twist, escarole salad with toasted hazlenuts, lemon, olive oil, fresh fettucini with lamb ragu, sicilian pistachios, black pepper ricotta and mint, (hollyamber gnocchi with brown buttered pears), van leeuwen’s gianduja ice cream (hollyamber: ginger)

Friday – 6.18.11 grilled cheese with bacon, xi’an lamb and cumin noodles, peking duck, spanish olives, patron shots

Saturday – 6.19.11 carrots with hummus, devils on horseback, clams, oysters, fried shrimp, pizza with unindentifiable yet delicious toppings, beef carpaccio with spicy sauce, “free form” lobster ravioli with meyer lemon and lobster mushrooms and beurre blanc, halibut with garlic scapes, small dice of pears, asparagus, assorted mini desserts and lemon curd wedding cake.

Sunday – 6.20.11 croissant, orange juice, peet’s coffee, strawberry smoothie (thanks mark!), dunkin’ donuts hash browns with ketchup and mayo, braised kalbi, jigae with cod roe, pork belly with oysters lightly pickled napa cabbage and hot sauces, hite beer, soju, greyhound

Monday – 6.21.11 shack stack, fries, arnold palmer, apfel strudel, coffee, spinach salad with grapes, grape tomatoes, red onion, avocado, strawberries and yogurt

Tuesday – 6.22.11 pork and crab dry noodles, stupidly sub par dim sum at mandarin oriental with stupidly delicious beet juice/ginger cocktail.

Wednesday – 6.23.11 challah knot with butter, spinach and mushroom quiche, shrimp dumplings in peanut sauce and hot oil, soup dumplings, peking duck, hollow vegetable, shredded beef with green beans, box wine

Thursday – 6.24.11 crispy thai basil pork

Friday – 6.25.11 morning bun, bon chon chicken

Saturday – 6.26.11 crispy thai basil pork leftovers, burgers, slaw, poundcake with blueberry and lavendar syrup

Sunday – 6.27.11 carnitas tacos, wilted arugula salad with poached egg, sauteed tomatoes, garlic, shallots, thyme

Monday – 6.28.11 two conettos from sullivan street bakery (#1 prociutto with gruyere and bechamel, #2 strawberry, rhubarb, mascarpone crumble), potato pizza, and (planned) porchetta sandwich


June 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

I missed it, again, May 30th, while I was slow roasting a pork shoulder—Manhattanhenge, that perfect alignment of a celestial body with the grid of human creation—the coincidence between 28.9 degrees and the movement of our sponsor celestial body. Still the sunsets on the days immediately surrounding Manhattanhenge are equally spectacular. And lucky for me the solstice insists on symmetry… on July 11 at 8:25 p.m. it is set to occur again… it is on the calendar.


June 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

Ray Komai side chair

This is my favorite chair IN THE WORLD, and not only because of the story behind the designer… to follow… I love how the veneer is folded in order to form an almost natural bookmatch, the custom hardware, the geometry, it is perfect!

The Komai side chair, which is no longer in production was originally produced by J.G. Furniture in Brooklyn (a company that mostly manufactures truly terrible office furniture systems these days). It was designed in 1949, only four years after Komai was relocated from the Manzanar Japanese internment camp. Following evacuation to Manzanar, Ray and his wife resettled in Washington, D.C., and then came on to New York, where Ray was employed as a layout artist. Ray received his commercial art training in Los Angeles and New York and while in Manzanar worked as a designer in the industrial division. American’s have long been fascinated with Japanese design and architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright perhaps being the most prominent of Japanese enthusiasts. I could go on here for a while, about how America’s fascination with the Japanese was perversely twisted by the war… but instead I’ll just leave you with some further readings… America’s Geisha Ally: Reimagining the Japanese Enemy by Naoko Shibusawa, Embracing Defeat by John Dower, and for a peek into American anthropological thought on the Japanese during the time, Ruth Benedict’s The Sword and The Chrysanthemum.

The Paulistano armchair by P. Mendes da Rocha, preeminant Brazilian Brutalist and master of the steel handrail comes in at a distant 2nd.


June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

May 31, 2011 leftover pulled bbq sandwich, leftover pulled bbq sandwich, chicken and almond pastilla, salad with avocado and mango, passionfruit birthday cake (happy birthday jamie!!).

June 1, 2011 leftover pulled bbq sandwich, litchis, jackfruit, spicky lamb and cumin ‘burger’ and stewed oxtail with hand pulled noodles, popcorn, shake shack shack stack, pint of shackmeister brew, french fries.

June 2, 2011 iced coffee, a corner of cheese and pimento biscuit, sashimi lunch, la durée macarons (caramel au beurre salé, citron, pistache, violet et mûre, flêur d’oranger, chocolat), excuse the french pretentiousness, gemelli pasta with leftover chicken under a brick, wilted arugula, lemon, crème fraiche, parmesean.

June 3, 2011 leftover pulled bbq sandwich (again, but it’s still so delicious!), duck prid khing, chicken green curry, papaya salad, a chilean pinot noir

June 4, 2011 duck rillettes reanimated in some duck fat, poached egg, baby greens in lemon vinaigrette // tomato salad with lemon, tarragon, mustard dressing, boquerones with avocado, butter on tiny cocktail sourdough slices.

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