Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Goodbye Boston

My attempt at the rainbow cake...Failed at the meringue frosting so ended up with a buttercream. Topped with gummy frogs.

Chicken Katsu Curry Rice from Wagamama = Delish =)

He's eating my tortilla chip from the Barking Crab

The original Boston Creme Pie from the Omni Parker House. I liked the toasted almonds on the outside =)

Our reflection in the John Hancock Building and the obvious wind tunnel...I wonder if the people inside get a laugh from people like us. hehe

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tribeca Grill

My favorite cousin just moved into the Financial District/ Tribeca/ Battery City area of New York, and decided to treat us to some fine dining in her area at Robert DeNiro's place called Tribeca Grill. I must say, the food was exquisite! I had the Dinner Prix Fixe which is three courses for $35 bucks...not bad at all

First Course: Red Wine Braised Octopus

This was my second time having tried octopus, but this time it tasted more like dense tuna and less chewy like calamari.

Second Course: Goat Cheese Ravioli

If you're a goat cheese fan, then you're going to LOVE this dish...I have to admit I'm not a huge goat cheese fan since the smell of goat cheese is really pungent and it has such a strong distinct taste, but the fresh pasta paired with vegetables mitigated the strong goat cheese flavor.

Second Course (Tabi) : Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon (cooked well done!)
I was able to steal a couple of bites from my cousin's dish who was generous enough to share some with me. The salmon when paired with the caramelized beet and apple chutney create a balanced sweet/salty hybrid.

Third Course: Tribeca Chocolate Cake
its chocolate, its good, nothing more, nothing less. always end on a good note. Thanks Tabi!! <3 xoxox

Its up to you New York, New York

One of New York's finest bakeries/ restaurants! Located in SOHO, its French therefore its good. Tres bon!

Stop 2: Dean & Deluca's cheese kingdom. Can I be a little mouse in your cheese kingdom?

Stop 3: Bouchon Bakery in the Time Warner Center, best macaroons in New York around $3.00 a piece. worth it!

Some pop art from the MoMA

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet Caroline, Fenway Park, beer, and curbside sausages... it must be baseball season

You know its baseball season when the streets of Boston are filled with rowdy fans sporting their best Red Sox gear. Landsdowne emits a smell of  a blend of beer and sausages, while large crowds shuffle into the stadium. Its hard to be impartial walking down these streets, how can you take part in such a legendary rivalry without picking a side?

I finally had my first curbside sausage in Boston, and I have to admit, it was worth it. A little overpriced, but something everyone needs right after a night of drinking and celebrating. 

I'm glad baseball season is back into the swing of things, but I will miss the aura and the character that Fenway Park brings to Boston. I will miss the essence of the rivalry, because I've discovered in rivalry we find unity, and that is what the Red Sox fans have kept strong since the emergence of baseball. (pretty much since they won the first world series in 1903)