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French: Degustation

Cooking / Eating In


If there’s anything I appreciate when it comes to food (and there are many things I appreciate when it comes to food), it’s the well-thought out tasting menu.  A while back, I had an opportunity to partake in the tasting menu at Degustation, and I wasn’t disappointed.

For the uninitiated, Degustation borrows influences from Iberian, French, and American cuisine to create a delicate, nuanced, and altogether satisfying menu.  The intimate dining room (the restaurant must have had no more than 25 seats) offers an unobstructed view of the open kitchen. I love open kitchen setups in restaurants and given the option, will always pick a seat with a view of it.  So Degustation worked out perfectly for that, as you can see here: Continue Reading

French Cooking Class with Sweet Savoring

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

Happy Tuesday, Noshers! Hope you’ve had a great start to this week.  How was your weekend? I had a lovely time at Ramp Fest (stay tuned for my re-cap post!) and got to enjoy the amazing weather.  I feel like Spring is finally here!

Today, I’m excited to share a really fun experience I had at Sweet Savoring‘s French Cooking class.  A relatively new company, Sweet Savoring offers authentic cultural cooking classes, often taught by grandmas – my fave!  Yes, the cooking class I attended was taught by a French grandma and I was absolutely smitten :).  We prepared leek soup, endive salad, a fantastic fish, and chocolate mousse. Yum!  Intrigued? Keep reading…


 Our instructor telling us all about leeks!

The evening started out with introductions – Chef Isabelle was accompanied by her lovely daughter as well.  It was great to hear about their family story!  Here, they are accompanied by Sweet Savoring founders Jamila and Taiese: Continue Reading

French: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Eating Out

Big Apple Nosh



A few weeks ago, I had the fun and delicious experience of trying the tasting menu at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.  I had heard many good things about this place, and Chef Robuchon has restaurants in London, Paris and Las Vegas, in addition to the NYC location.  Tasting menus are my absolute favorite way of dining.  Multiple courses of one or two bites that distill the very best of flavors and textures – and by the end of the meal, you are surprisingly stuffed.  As with my tasting menu experience at Per Se,  there’s not much more I can add in my commentary except that this meal was thoroughly enjoyable – I will let the restaurant menu descriptions stand for themselves!

The tasting menu at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon was officially ten courses, including coffee or tea:

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French/Scandinavian: Crepes Du Nord

Eating Out



I’m a little hesitant to write about Crepes Du Nord, tucked away deep in the Financial District.  After all, there only 3 or so tables, and once the word is out it will be even more challenging for me to find a seat!  However, the crepes are so scrumptious I just had to share…you’re welcome. 😉  Crepes Du Nord has an extensive selection of both savory and sweet crepes, with a selection of bistro items bisecting the two – but I was here for crepes!  See for yourself:

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French/American: Per Se

Eating Out

Hi Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope you all enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend.  I had the most awesome meal this past weekend at Per Se.  As one of only five 3-star Michelin rated restaurants in New York City, there has of course been a ton of positive press about Per Se.  But did the meal live up to the hype?  Well, based on my rating, I’m sure you can guess what I thought of it…

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