Chocolate making class in Paris.
BY | 10.23.10

Suddenly my itinerary which included a visit to Musée d’Orsay, a cabaret at the Moulin Rouge, and some Parisian cuisine seemed like an incomplete masterpiece without a day in front of a stove.

Louvre Paris Saturday Morning
BY | 07.24.10

Flash! And there is was, a slightly blurred image of Nike of Samothrace.

Their special dessert consists of a cappaccino and four dessert samplers. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Did I ever tell you I had a sweet tooth?
Sweet Tooth
BY | 06.11.10

Paired with the pure, unadulterated butter, the combination made we think I was simultaneously in heaven and hell.

BY | 05.23.10

One of the most memorable and favorite meals I had on a recent trip to Paris was at Café des Musées. A local colleague of mine offers to take me around Paris on a Sunday. After meeting in the morning and strolling around the streets of Paris while I try to capture inspirations for my […]

The restaurant is flooded with a warm, rosy glow. Menus are on large chalk boards that are set on chairs. When the restaurant started to get busy, it was quite a sight to see so many of these boards erected across the restaurants landscape.
Risotto Bliss
BY | 05.08.10

For my main course, I decided to order the Coquilles Saint-Jacques avec risotto reggiano (scallops and risotto).

Cafe Latte.
BY | 05.05.10

On a busy day in Paris between meetings, I was able to find a moment of relaxation when I decided to rest at Cafe Massena having arrived a few minutes early for my next appointment. I wasn’t expecting much as I gratefully let my shoulders sink into a chair at the front of the cafe. […]

French Cancan
BY | 04.20.10

After arriving in Paris on a Friday morning and spending the day in meetings, I decided the only way to cap off the day would be to do something fun and truly Parisian. One simple answer: Moulin Rouge.

Around the world
BY | 04.17.10

Of all the beautiful sights, sounds and tastes of Paris, it is the Eiffel Tower that has stood out as its most prominent symbol. It was the tallest building from its inception, as the entry way for the 1889 World’s Fair, until 1930 when the Chrysler building in New York City was erected. Although it […]

A sampling of handmade chocolates from my chocolate making class at L'Atelier des Sens on a Paris morning. Beautiful views outside my balcony.
Sweet Moments
BY | 04.10.10

Sunday morning in Paris was a truly indulgent experience. I had spent the previous day making and sampling chocolates at a course taught by Mélanie Dupuis, Chef pâtissière at L’Atelier des Sens. As with almost all cooking classes, I departed after three hours of true immersion of the senses with a wonderful box of chocolates. […]

Smoked duck salad for lunch Cafe des Musees. It was delicious. Loved the toasted almonds, hazelnuts and figs. The smoked duck of course was superb and flavorful. I ate this very slowly and savored it.
One Weekend
BY | 04.03.10

Paris: one weekend, five senses and unlimited possibilities. This trip to Europe was a densely packed macaroon of business and pleasure. I’ll share more photos and stories of each of these adventures. For now, let’s quickly recap the weekend that was an intense blur of intoxicatingly decadent food, magnificently exciting masterpieces and a cabaret that […]