Friday, April 27, 2012

{米其林二星Manresa + 世界最佳餐廳Noma合作的饕宴} Los Gatos, CA

Clock is ticking , the wait will soon be over as the list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2012 is announced on the evening of April 30th, I am putting all my bet on Noma , as I had this very rare opportunity to experience a taste of the new Nordic cuisine, and to meet the chef who is receiving international acclaim for helping to invent it, on top of it, it was a join cooking with one of my favoriate chef, David Kinch , at his Los Gatos restaurant : Manresa

Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Ln
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-4330

Saturday, April 21, 2012

【私房料理】French Macarons

I never saw or tasted French macarons until my first trip to Paris and I remember seeing colorful pyramids in many patisserie windows. My 1st macaron was from the pionner of Macaron : Pierre Herme, as you can forgive me , from that day, high standard was set .

As much as I love these delicate tiny things, what I love the most is how temperamental they are. Yes, temperamental. It is almost like they are testing my baking and science skills. They are challenging and intimidating if you have never made them before. This is also one of those recipes that you cannot just read about, you really have to look at your ingredients, the humidity in your kitchen, your oven… many factors involved here. One success may follow by a failure next, yes, it’s also testing my patient indeed . more like French phrase: C’est la vie

I was naive enough to think that I can save money by making my own macaron, again I was wrong, the investment of tools, ingredients, time… is just the beginging of a path I cannot turn around …. Do I regret ? Never ! The joy it has brought to me is priceless…

Sunday, February 19, 2012

【生活點滴】Afternoon Tea with Bonbon

Rose d'Himalaya by Mariage , Tea set by Royal Albert

 Opera  & Passion Fruit Cake by Tartine Bakery, San Francisco , Macaron by Chantal Guillon
 and with Bonbon aside , perfect afternoon tea  !

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

【舊金山】The House

We went to The House  last Sunday to celebrate early Valentine's day , I haven't been there for long long time and I forgot how amazing this place is , I am thrilled to be reminded again .....

The daily special sounded very tempting so we decided to order most of the dishes from it , to start with :  Sea urchin clam chowder , it was so delicious , I found 6 big piece of uni in it !

followed by the sealed scallop with Japanese yuzu sauce, the scallop was cooked perfectly tender

this is the only dish we ordered from the menu , the Pomegranate Currant Porkchops, what can I say , this maybe the best pork chop I ever had !
 and last we had the pork shoulder with Korean Kimchi which left us no room for dessert ....
Until next time , Bon Appétit  everyone .......
The House
1230 Grant Ave (at Broadway St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-8612

Monday, February 13, 2012

【生活點滴】Sunday Afternoon Tea

Who is not a fan of weekend ?  When you get all the time to yourself to enjoy a cup of tea at your own dinning room , put on some soft jazz, and pick up that book you want to read .....