February 19, 2009

Per Se: You can't get much Higher than this!

Since making our reservation (a feat in itself that was accomplished by crossing our fingers, calling 2 months ahead of time, and being on hold for 30 minutes), we've been eagerly anticipating our celebratory Sunday lunch at Per Se like it was Christmas Day. We were not disappointed.

Upon entering, we were immediately greeted by name and brought to our table. The view of Central Park was magnificent. The food was even better. We opted for the full 10 course Chef's Tasting menu (we were touched that birthday and anniversary wishes with our names were printed at the top). Because words would not give justice to our meal, we captured each and every food moment on film:

The famous amuse-bouche: Salmon Coronet
(2 glasses of Pierre Gimonnet, Blanc de Blancs, Cuis, 1er Cru MV: Very nice, good acidity, went well with Oysters and Pearls & Salmon Coronets)

Oysters and Pearls - "Sabayon" of Pearl Tapioca with Island Creek Oysters and Sterling White Sturgeon Caviar

Salad of Marinated Violet Artichokes

"Torchon" of Elevages Perigord Moulard Duck Foie Gras
(1/2 Bottle 2005 Renard Roussanne Santa Ynez Valley: Floral, very good, went well with foie gras, sea bass and quail)

Crispy Skin Fillet of Long Island Striped Bass

Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster

Herb Roasted Griggstown Farm's Quail

1/2 Bottle 2003 Tor Syrah Durell Clone 1 (Carneros): Juicy Syrah, more blueberry on nose and fruit at the end as it really opened up, sediment in bottle, likely unfiltered and unfined

Elysian Fields Farm's "Carre D'Qgneau Roti Entier"

Bonnieview Farm's "Coomersdale"
Red Verjus Sorbet
"Pomme-Beurre Noisette"
"Irish Coffee" - Guinness Chocolate Cake, Whiskey Gelee and Coffee Ice Cream with Milk Foam


After over 3 hours of eating, it was a wonderful birthday/anniversary celebration!

Per Se is located at 10 Columbus Circle.

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February 14, 2009

My Handmade Rope Necklaces

While shopping in NYC, I wore this necklace and got a lot of compliments from various salespeople.  After being asked if they could buy it, I decided to make a few more. I love statement jewelry and this nautical rope necklace is a quick and easy way to dress up any outfit.  To purchase a necklace or to see the entire collection, please click on the button below.  Currently $39.99 (reg $50) !

February 1, 2009

High/Low Food/Drink Boutique

Dining at Home (click pics for details)

Baby Buddha Bowls                        Buddha Bowls

Ramen Noodle Bowls                      Udon Noodle Bowls


Drinkware + Tools (click pics for details)

Kids: Toys and Tools (click pics for details)

Cutting Fruit Wooden Toys      Cutting Food Wooden Toys

Pizza Party Wooden Toys

Food + Spices (Click pics for details)

Cookware + Tools (Click pics for details)


Travel / On-the-Go Dining (click pics for details)

Udon Noodle Bowl (2 pack)

The Udon Noodle Bowl is the Ramen Noodle Bowl's bigger sister.  It can carry a lot of food - which makes it perfect for my husband!  Handmade, lead-free, and safe in both the microwave and dishwasher (like the Buddha Bowls and Ramen Bowls), these bowls are great for larger meals (especially while you're still in your pj's!)  These bowls come in packs of 2 (with really cool boxes) in sleek grayish-brown/white or serene blue/green. 


Saltwater and Snow Pea  

Ramen Noodle Bowl (2 pack)

After a long day, I'm sometimes too tired to cook and will order Pad Thai take-out from Land.  I love that this bowl dresses up my take-out (and has a spot for my chopsticks!) while I curl up on the couch watching a Real Housewives episode (one of my many guilty pleasures!)  These Ramen bowls come in sets of 2, so you can keep one and give another as a gift (buy a packet of Ramen noodles and it makes a perfect give for any college-bound student!)  The Ramen Noodle Bowls (2-pack) come in sleek grayish-brown/white or serene blue/green. 


Saltwater and Snow Pea