Monthly Archives: April 2010

Scott Boswell’s Louisiana Part 1: Redfish

On my recent trip to New Orleans I got to spend a lot of time with my friend, one of that city's top chefs, Scott Boswell, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. I have documented some of that time here […]

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Dining at noma

I first met Chef René Redzepi at a cocktail reception during the 2008 Star Chefs Conference in New York, where my father introduced him to me as one of the best chefs in the world. At the time, I was just learning that a revolutionary culinary scene was emerging in Scandinavia, but I still had some difficulty accepting that such a thing could occur in the region that counts lutefisk among its most popular dishes. Still, my curiosity was piqued, so when I made my plans for my pre-study travel, I made sure to reserve a table at noma for my travel-buddy Austin and I. My dad, unable to travel to Copenhagen on such short notice, would live vicariously through me.
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Breaking News – Rene Redzepi & Noma Now Number One!

elBulli will always have a special spot in my heart, but if anyone had to supplant Ferran Adria and elBulli as the number one restaurant in the world, I am glad that it is the extremely gracious Rene […]

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Grape Leaf Shoot

 
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Recent Wines

These are the left-over bottles of some recent wines we've had at home. The Angelus has already been commented on. The Blanc de Lynch-Bages 1994 was starting to lose its fruit, but remained elegant with light seafood. The Brothers-in-Arms […]

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Sam Mason’s Greatest Hits at Aldea

Sam Mason first came to my attention when he opened WD-50 with Wylie Dufresne. At the time Sam was the pastry chef and was combining savory elements into his desserts in amazing ways, blurring the lines between them, […]

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Jackson Square – A Few Photos

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Bountiful Breaux Bridge

Before our foray for crawfish, we spent the better part of our day in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana – a charming small town in the heart of Cajun country where the street signs are still in French and the […]

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Crawfish Right as Rayne

One doesn't find a restaurant as representative of its place as much as Hawk's very often. Hawk's,located  in Rayne, Louisiana and  open only five months of the year during crawfish season, is, in their own estimation, "in the […]

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Redfish #3 – Stella!

I first
ate at Stella! last fall shortly after I met Chef Scott Boswell at the 
StarChefs ICC in NYC. We had an incredible meal and subsequently Chef
Boswell and I became good friends, a friendship cemented through Twitter of all […]

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