Tag: American Dining

Amoureuses & Chateaubriand…On a Tuesday Night???

This night cloistered inside my home was inspired by and for the love of beauty and refinement in the art of food and wine.  To have Amoureuses, which means “Lovers” in French and Chateaubriand, named after François-René de Chateaubriand, who was considered to be the founder of Romanticism in French literature, made this special meal at

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Birthday Celebration – Chef Mattie

When is too much of a good thing, too much???  Never – – when passion, flourishing and setting fire to food culminates into an all out celebration of “La Dolce Vita.”  Back at Angle for another amazing meal by one of my new best friends and insanely talented chefs, I over-indulged in what turned out

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The Solar Return – January 4th

Last week, I celebrated what I consider to be one of those milestone “Solar Returns” (birthdays.)  I deemed it such, not only because of the number but, the learning that has come with totally embracing that which I personally chose and that which was given.  Several years ago I made a promise and commitment to

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Café Boulud Palm Beach – Always Perfect!!!

Chef Boulud’s vision and concepts are always well executed at this quaint and opulent piece of paradise in Palm Beach.  Café Boulud, has the perfect mix of elegance and relaxation one needs when escaping the busyness of life.  Treat yourself to an unrushed lunch or a romantic sunset evening on the terrace where all there

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The Right Angle – Chef Matthew McGhee

I open this post with an excerpt from my “OpenTable” review from our July 6th dining experience at Angle when the property was part of the Ritz Carlton.  I do so because the same team from our July dining experience gave a repeat performance as Angle is now part of EAU Spa. OpenTable Review: This

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Ahhhhhhhh…..Capella!!!! – A Page Turner

Capella, the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga and the name of a relatively new luxury boutique hotel in Washington DC.  How fitting, Auriga houses Capella and Capella in Washington houses one of DC’s brightest chefs on the “Haute Cuisine” scene – – Executive Chef Jakob Esko. My first encounter with Chef Esko’s elevated

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Palm Beach & Miami for the weekend

Now that I’ve officially decided to start training for summer – – I allowed for one last “expand my waistline” weekends.  By now it’s a given – – if I’m in Palm Beach, I’m dining at Boulud.  Without apology here’s one of my visits over the weekend for lunch and a photo from dinner.  Sorry

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The 2nd Lunch – Café Boulud, Palm Beach

The first lunch was amazing but, I totally forgot to include the second one.   Burgundy never tasted so good – – well, if you’re in Burgundy it might be slightly better although, the duck confit and Domaine de La Pousse d’Or’s 2006 was as magical as escargot and Meursault, in the Côte-d’Or.  If you

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