Prosciutto, Brie, and Apple Sandwiches

I had a nice bottle of champagne on hand and was determined to use it for mimosas on the roof this past weekend so I invited Beth over for a Saturday brunch.  I couldn’t just serve mimosas – that’s just not the kind of hostess I am – so I prepared two summer salads.  The…

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Balthazar

If you ask just about any New Yorker what’s on their brunch bucket list, the name Balthazar will likely pop up.  On any given weekend, the line is out the door.  Even on a freezing Sunday like we just had, the wait was over an hour.  This French bistro is as close to Paris as…

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La Maison du Macaron

La Maison du Macaron has a ton of great flavors and an adorable cafe to boot.  After walking past plenty of times, I was finally in a position where I wasn’t already overstuffed from a meal and was on my way home (since they can’t stay un-refrigerated for long).  These macarons easily rank within my…

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Epicerie Boulud

I broke my toe last Wednesday.  I wish I could say it was a Sandy casualty but, really, it was just me being stupid and clumsy.  When I could no longer walk the mile and a half to work (remember, the subways were shut down), I took a cab…that promptly got into an accident.  I…

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A Modern PB&J

A couple weeks ago, I was watching one of my favorite shows, Modern Family, and was struck with inspiration.  In this particular episode, flamboyantly gay Cam is hijacking a middle school musical and his boyfriend, Mitchell, brings him a pb&j in an attempt to be supportive.  Of course, a crazy gay man won’t eat peanut…

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Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler! Part III

Time for the big day!  We only had time for lunch and a little relaxation before time to get ready and be downstairs for pictures so my Daddy chose another famed New Orleans restaurant, Acme Oyster House, for lunch.  Sure, I’d had some oysters on top of my fish on Friday night, but I hadn’t…

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Bagatelle Brunch

Want a party?  Go to Bagatelle for brunch.   Believe me, you need to be briefed beforehand so you know what you’re getting into. We arrived at 1:30 on Saturday to celebrate Steph’s bday, and I saw a few disbelievers in the group.  I think they were just surprised to see so many sequined dresses in…

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