Category Archives: French

DANIEL: Surprisingly underwhelming

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Dear Food Diary:
Daniel is one of those places I’ve been wanting to go but never found an occasion. When StalkerBoy and his friends made reservations, I was delighted to be invited.

M. WELLS: Quebec-American Diner in LIC (closed)

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Dear Food Diary:
W, S and I went to Paris for the first time 2 years ago. Since then, we’ve been doing our “Paris Reunion” dinners every once in a while. Obviously, going along with the theme, it’s always french. This time around, I suggested a minor adjustment, M. Wells isn’t exactly “french” per se, but I read rave reviews. So off we went on a cold Wednesday night. Exit the 7 train, the only bright storefront, that well… looks like a diner!

SEL et POIVRE: Where I fell in LOVE… with liver

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Dear Food Diary:
Last week I was invited to a Press Tasting Dinner at Sel et Poivre. A charming little French bistro on the upper east that’s been around for over 20 years. Once a mother/daughter partnership, it’s now a husband/wife joint. I’ve walked by countless times, but never stopped to smell the butter… so this was my perfect “eatpportunity”.

L’ABSINTHE BRASSERIE: The Last Supper (of 2010)

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Dear Food Diary:

I ended last year on a French note and loved every minute of it. From my pre-birthday celebration at the French Wine Bar Jadis to one of my best birthdays ever, thanksgiving in Paris (those posts will come soon) and this last supper of 2010 at L’absinthe Brasserie.


One of the surprises of completing this unplanned French themed 2010 was randomly winning this $100 gift certificate. While doing some food research for the trip, I stumbled upon Celebrate the French Way and randomly entered the drawing. And voila, there was my winning! 12/31/10 was the last day to use it and so we did.
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Grabbed my usual suspects, got dressed up and off we went to end the year right.

MAZE by Gordon Ramsay: What the %!$#%$!&^@$#

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Dear Food Diary:
I’m going to start this post by stating that I don’t usually use foul language (unless it’s totally necessary). I don’t condone it either. With that said, this review is for Maze by Gordon Ramsay. They say when in Rome do as the Romans do, therefore, when at Maze speak as Gordon would. (I’ll try anyways, his potty mouth is on an unreachable level that  would make me blush). This is from Winter Restaurant Week 2010, I know I’m a little behind, but I’m trying to catch up since Restaurant Week just started).