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Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict

After my belated Thanksgiving celebration last weekend, I had a bunch of leftovers from the meal. I found a recipe online for Not So Humble Pie’s Turkey Eggs Benedict on Potato Cakes and thought it was such a creative way to use up my leftover mashed potatoes to form a “bread” base for a turkey … Continue reading

NoMad, NYC

NoMad Chef: Daniel Humm Cuisine: New American Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: Snacks $9-16; Appetizers $16-24; Mains $20-37 Phone: 212-796-1500 Address: 1170 Broadway, NY, NY 10001

California Eggs Benedict

For President’s Day Weekend, I decided to surprise my parents with a last-minute trip home.  I flew in late Friday night and spent the night with my sister, who had helped ensure that my living-the-retired-life parents would be home that weekend.  We spent the night plotting our breakfast surprise for the next morning whilst snacking … Continue reading

La Silhouette, NYC

La Silhouette Chef: Matthew Tropeano Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Midtown West Price: $15 appetizers, $20-30 mains Phone: 212-581-2400 Address: 362 West 53rd Street, NY, NY 10019 Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Sun-Mon 5pm-10pm, Tue-Thur 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am; Brunch Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm I don’t venture up to Midtown to eat very often — generally I prefer to avoid … Continue reading

The Publican, Chicago

The Publican Chef: Paul Kahan Cuisine: American Nouveau, Gastropub Neighborhood: Near West Side/West Loop Price: $10-15 brunch entrées, $8-10 brunch cocktails Address: 837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 Phone: (312) 733-9555 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 3:30-10:30pm ; Frid-Sat: 3:30-11:30pm ; Sun: 10am-2pm (brunch) & 5-10pm The Publican, located in the Fulton Market District in Chicago is … Continue reading

Ai Fiori, NYC

Ai Fiori Chef: Michael White Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Midtown Price: Appetizers $20-25, Entrées $30-50 Phone: 212-613-8660 Address: 400 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10018 Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Sat-Sun 8am-10:30am Lunch Mon-Sun 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Michael White restaurant. I had tried Marea … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch

Brunching is one of my favorite things to do in Manhattan, as the city is packed with a plethora of brunch spots that can suit any desire for a traditional (Bubby’s) or nouveau American brunch (Five Points), an Asian Fusion brunch with a DIY Bloody Mary Bar (Double Crown), a Chinese dim sum brunch (Ping’s … Continue reading

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Prosciutto

Here is a very classic savory salad with sweet and tender asparagus, poached eggs, and prosciutto from my Ad Hoc at Home cookbook.  The aged balsamic vinegar balances out the richness of the egg and salty ham, and the fried croutons add a nice crunchy texture.  Poached eggs are my favorite kind of eggs (obsessed … Continue reading

Marc Forgione – Dinner, NYC

Marc Forgione Chef: Marc Forgione Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $50 and up per person, depending on wine and cocktails selection Phone: 212-941-9401 Address: 134 Reade Street, NY, NY 10013 To many foodies, Marc Forgione is a name synonymous with Michelin star chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef challenge. To me, the … Continue reading