Category: Restaurants

Panang Curry

penang curry

If you have to make one exotic dish, this is it. The flavors are bold, balanced and complex. This recipe comes from Thai Kun restaurant in Texas by Chef Thai Changthong. I adapted the recipe to replace some hard to…

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak

Octopus a la Plancha / Peter Michael Chardonnay

It all started when the President of my company, Steve, recommended the chef’s Michelin-starred and namesake restaurant Michael Mina when I was preparing for a trip to Las Vegas. We went and enjoyed the tasting menu, which included the famous Ahi Tuna…

C’est Bon La Vie

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I’m back from a two-week vacation in France, and I have so much to share! I’m going to tell it through photos and I hope you enjoy them. I stayed in Èze, a perched Medieval village between Nice and Monaco, for…

A West LA Find: Paichẽ (Peruvian Izakaya)

Salmon and Yellowtail Ceviche

One of my new favorite spots in LA is Paichẽ by Chef Ricardo Zarate, the owner and chef of Mo-chica and Picca. Paichẽ was named after the prehistoric Amazonian fish and was created to showcase Peruvian Japanese cuisine (Peruvian Izakaya). The…

2 Michelin-Starred: Providence

Dark and Stormy

For my birthday celebration, my husband took me to Providence! As a restaurant with two Michelin stars, Providence has been on the top of my list of restaurants to try. We had a fun and memorable evening with a 3.5 hour…

What to Eat in Seattle

fall belle buns

Seattle has been my favorite city for years for so many reasons. The beautiful skies, greenery, people, the crisp cool air; the perfect blend between urban and nature; coffee, chocolates, northwestern cuisine. Here is my take on some of the “must…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

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After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…