Restaurants

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak

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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)

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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

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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

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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,…

Michelin-Starred Italian: Acquerello

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How was your Thanksgiving? I spent a nice and relaxing week in a favorite city of mine, San Francisco. The personality, the active life, the hilly streets, the shoe department at the downtown SF Shopping Center and… the food. I had a…

Good Eats: MB Post

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One of my new favorite spots in West LA is Manhattan Beach Post in Manhattan Beach. With a post office industrial sort of vibe, MB Post was the concept of Chef David LeFevre, the Chef who earned Watergrill its Michelin…