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Birthday cake with flowers

Thanks for your recommendations guys! I called all the places and some more, but everyone said that they don't have a rose geranium flavored cake and would not be willing to make one, except for Miette in the ferry building. So I ordered a modified lemon debutante cake from Miette and plan on decorating the cake myself with fresh flowers and pearls. Do the flowers have to be organic? I've seen pictures of wedding cakes with fresh orchids on them, but I know that orchids are never grown organically. If they do have to be organic, where should I get them from? (I'm looking mainly for roses and orchids.) Thanks!

Feb 21, 2010
r0609 in San Francisco Bay Area

Russ and Daughters vs. Barney Greengrass

I ended up ordering the nova sturgeon combo with eggs and onions. I normally am not excited about breakfast, but this will be the breakfast I dream of for years to come. Even after being stir-fried, the sturgeon does not lose its delicate flavor and the fattiness of the nova remains. If I lived in NY, I'd go here everyday.

Feb 13, 2010
r0609 in Manhattan

Birthday cake with flowers

Hi guys! I need your advice on something: my mother is turning the big 5-0 next month, and I want to get a really special cake for the party. She loves light, lemony flavors, roses, and the fragrance of whipped cream. (In fact, if the rose geranium macarons from Miette in the Ferry bldg could have slightly lemony cookies, that'd be her favorite sweet of all time.) As for the decoration, fondant flowers are a must. I might consider pearls and lacework as well, as long as the final cake isn't too cluttered. I've heard good things about Masse's and Katrina Rozelle. What do you guys recommend? Thanks so much!

Feb 13, 2010
r0609 in San Francisco Bay Area

Russ and Daughters vs. Barney Greengrass

The Barney Greengrass menu on their website only has smoked fish platters; is it possible to just order the fish (and other things from the counter)?

Jan 26, 2010
r0609 in Manhattan

Russ and Daughters vs. Barney Greengrass

Hey guys, need your advice again. I have only one morning in NY, and I want to spend it at Russ and Daughters or Barney Greengrass. Which one should I go to? I've heard that the Nova or Sturgeon eggs at Barney Greengrass are amazing but Russ and Daughters has better smoked fish. Thanks!

Jan 26, 2010
r0609 in Manhattan

Uni pasta and razor clams in NYC

Thanks very much for all your tips! I just booked reservations for Esca and will prob try to fit in Casa Mono too. Cheers =)

Jan 25, 2010
r0609 in Manhattan

Uni pasta and razor clams in NYC

Hey guys, I need your help. I'm headed to NYC next week and am searching for uni pasta and razor clams, neither of which are available in the CA Bay Area where I live. Which restaurants would you recommend? I prefer roasted clams to raw, but would be happy with either. As for the pasta, I'm looking for something that's light on the butter and cream and heavy on the uni. Thanks so much!

Jan 23, 2010
r0609 in Manhattan