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peachy peaches?

Marais . . . does this schrub also go well in soda water, etc . . . just like a cooked schrub? or is it just for cocktail mixing? i just mixed some up a few minutes ago (according to your recipe). i have been wanting to make some, but it seems so strange to boil the heck out of it. i used white peaches. they are a summertime delicacy to me.

Sep 27, 2011
zoni521 in Greater Boston Area

Eleven Madison Park or La Grenouille?

totally different places. and since you are apparently looking for french food . . . Grenouille is traditional, wonderful, and you will be hard pressed to find a better souffle. and come on . . . who doesn't want a delicious, puffy, sweet: grand marnier, pistachio, chocolate, raspberry ( i could go on, and . . . on ) SOUFFLE!
oh, not to go on even longer about the souffles, but the cheese souffle is amazing as well. when i go i never order for myself since i go with a friend who knows the owner very well: things i have had that were fabulous: lobster ravioli, cheese souffle, burnt ends on the beef, lobster with butter poached leeks, mushroom risotto, the "special tea", i think that may only be at lunch, floating islands-if you order these, tell them that you want the dessert that is LIKE floating islands, because theirs are a little different, floating islands are apparently only cooked on one side, but grenouille makes a very similar dessert where huge mounds of meringue are turned constantly while they are poaching so all sides are cooked, ok, keep going: pike quenelles, dover sole, kidneys with cognac, pot au feu with horseradish and sea salt.
ok, you are getting my point i hope. everyone has a different opinion. it is hard to rely on someone else's opinion because we all have different food experiences, palates, and dining expertise. and in reality i like eleven madison park (i like tabla too, the indian sister restaurant on the other side), but i am a huge fan of grenouille. i have always been treated with respect and never had a single thing i didn't like. if you go, the owner's name is charles, tell him a regular sent you in, and i am sure he will take god care of you. he won't know : ) plus Brian (the bartender) makes the best cosmopolitan you have every had in your life-normally i would never drink one. i am more of a wine drinker (and champagne, which you can get by the glass too, and it is very tasty). let us know where you decide. either way : )

Nov 06, 2009
zoni521 in Manhattan

Bean-To-Bar Chocolate in Manhattan

can anyone give me some names of bean-to-bar chocolate shops in nyc? i can only find a couple: jacques torres being one.

Nov 06, 2009
zoni521 in Manhattan

Tom Tuesday DInner

has anyone been to the Tom Tuesday dinner? Is it worth the $195? is wine extra?

Nov 06, 2009
zoni521 in Manhattan

Splendido - The Next Generation

i am def looking for fine dining. fressen is a place a friend of mine suggested. i would only go for a lunch.

Splendido - The Next Generation

i do want fine dining. fressen is a place i would like to stop for lunch. i appreciate all of the info.

Splendido - The Next Generation

great. what about Atelier? is canoe still a good place to go? i went years ago. so i guess i wouldn't even bother. but what about the bar room at splendido? is it less expensive. i am going away with someone sort of new. i am a huge foodie and have never held back from ordering 7 or 8 things so i can try a little of everything. but i don't know if he will feel the same way ;( have you ever heard of fressen? someone told me it is a great foodie place for those who like organic, all natural, vegetarian, etc . . . i am not a vegetarian, but id o enjoy that sort of thing as well. do you think i will have a problem walking in to any of these places? i know it is a little late and i have checked open table . . . all booked, but MOST restaurants leave a few tables for walk-ins. thank you thank you thank you : )

Scarpetta in Toronto

thanks for the link. i checked it out and sent a message to estufarian.

Splendido - The Next Generation

i haven't been to toronto in quite a while, but i go to nyc about 3 times a month (in case you need a recommendation :). what are the chances you would tell me the other four of your top 5?? please please? i am leaving for toronto this morning and i don't have a clue where i'm eating. we are staying in yorkville, though the location doesn't matter too much. also do you have any suggetions for drinks in yorkville? thanks!!!

Scarpetta in Toronto

do you have any suggestions for toronto right now? i am going tomorrow and it is hard to tell what a person's idea of a good meal is. is applebee's their favorite restaurant? so i would like the opinion of someone who has a more sophisticated appetite. thanks.

The Social, East Ave, Rochester NY

CINDY!!! hey, I was googling for the number to Social and this is what showed up. I have to say I do like it htere. A couple things that i think are pretty special: the frisee salad with goat cheese, shitakes, and truffle oil vinaigrette. The sliders are good too (I have had the beef and the black bean). They are very filling for one or good for an app between three; unless you're with a good friend then between two is good, since you'll have to split the last one. Everytime I go with my friend she orders the beef special. It has been a beautiful piece of med-rare (or however you like it) beef on top of delicious potatoes with a red wine mushroom sauce. I wasn't too fond of the crab dip, nothing special for $11. The wine list is definetly geared towards the budget-minded- which can be good or bad. The dessert I thought was good. A huge ice cream sundae with strawberries and carmelized pineapple, homemade chocolate sauce, maybe some caramel and nuts too. One night they had apple fritters with ice cream on special. They were fabulous. If you have only bee once, give i another try, but hey, if you just don't like it, thats ok, don't try. There are other places, not many since we are in Rochester.

Soto- watch out Yasuda, Masa, Gari, Morimoto and Nobu!

does anyne have new info on this place? do they have their liquor license yet? do they take reservations?

Aug 06, 2007
zoni521 in Manhattan

megu or morimoto

i was leaning toward morimoto already. but someone said the place was kind of cheezy inside and that put me off a llitte. its hard to go by other peoples reviews though. you just don't know what level of service and quality people are used to. did you have sushi as well? i go to nobu in vegas and we do a couple hot and a couple cold apps, sushi, tempura and dessert (wine too!) and that is usually good. i never leave feeling full; as in disgusting. but i do feel satisfied. have you been to masa? or bar masa? that was my original choice but then i was reading about the other two places. when megu opened i never had any interest in going; but feelings change. i may go to morimoto in aspen during the food and wine classic. but i may not. so maybe i should stick to it in the city. hmmm . . .

May 04, 2007
zoni521 in Manhattan

megu or morimoto

can anyone give me some insight here? megu or morimoto?? i was checking out menupages reviews and there were a quite a few unflattering posts about both. i just want to know your opinion!

May 03, 2007
zoni521 in Manhattan

Napa Restaurants

in june i will be staying in napa for 2 nights (@ The Lavender Inn). i have a reservation for The French Laundry already. where else should i go. i need one more dinner. somewhere that should not be missed; since i don't make it here that often! any tips on the best boutique wineries and maybe some lunch or brekkie stops too.

difference in grilling grates

everyone seems to have different opinions here. actually it has started a little bit of a heated debate. so far the opposing opinions have really given me some good arguments for both sides. thanks

Apr 28, 2007
zoni521 in Cookware

Aspen Restaurants

thanks Vail. do you work in a restaurant?(in vail?? : ) i will be going by myself so i would like to go somewhere i can meets people. eating dinner alone is no fun.

Apr 26, 2007
zoni521 in Southwest

difference in grilling grates

thank you Grubb for coming to my rescue. i am not really experienced in grilling. it was always left to my grandfather or father when i was growing up. so this is a new adventure for me. i just happened to think the stainless has a nicer look & wanted to know which was really better. i suppose its subjective. THANKS!!

Apr 26, 2007
zoni521 in Cookware

Aspen Restaurants

someone has to know some good info about the aspen restaurants. i am in need of a few tips for the food and wine classic. pls pls!!

Apr 25, 2007
zoni521 in Southwest

difference in grilling grates

i really like the clean look of the stainless better anyway. as long as it does produce nice clean grill marks thanks!

Apr 24, 2007
zoni521 in Cookware

Aspen Restaurants

i will be going to the food and wine classic in june and am wondering about the best restaurants to go to. what are the places that the classic people (hopefully the chefs too) attend most. i should have been on here months ago asking. hopefully i can still score a reservation. thanks.

Apr 24, 2007
zoni521 in Southwest

Red Chile–Guava Margarita

sadly i used anejo (of course i have 3 bottles of anejo and not one regular) and grand marnier when making this and i didn't like the results. i had asked my bf to pick up some patron silver and some cointreau, but he forgot his wallet in his office and became frustrated. so i said forget it. this proves the "if you want it done right, do it yourself " theory is TRUE!! i will def remake this with the proper ingredients. and i must say, guava nectar was 59 cents a can. (goya) what a deal!!!

Apr 24, 2007
zoni521 in Recipes

difference in grilling grates

today i was looking at grills. i am drawn in by the beautiful stainless grates on some grills but wonder if the iron grates will cook and caramelize the food better as well as create more streamlined grill marks. does anyone have some info on the difference between the two?

Apr 23, 2007
zoni521 in Cookware

Cheap and Beautiful

i am not into the stemless glasses. the reason; well when you are touching the glass your body heat will be heating the wine. although it seems the actual heat transfer may be nominal, i really believe that it makes a difference. but to me there is no pleasure in a warm glass of white wine.

Apr 23, 2007
zoni521 in Features

EMP - The essential "What to order?" list

i haven't been in about a year, but i have to say that the chocolate souffle with 3 different chocolate ice creams is amazing, but i am a cheese person as well, so . . . we had both. besides gary danko in san fran i have never left a restaurant feeling more full.

Apr 15, 2007
zoni521 in Manhattan

Gold leaf?

if you are near a Jo Ann fabrics (or Jo Ann Etc) they should sell it. and usually there are 40% off coupons in the paper every week.

Dec 30, 2006
zoni521 in General Topics

Red Rock Hotel?

HEY! i am sad about the salt lick, i have heard good things. i do believe you should always give a place two tries, bcuz restaurants can have an off night-although i do think consistency is a quality of a good restaurant. have you ever tried lucilles in henderson (the district at green valley ranch)??

Aug 18, 2006
zoni521 in Southwest

Red Rock Hotel?

T-Bones is pretty expensive. so if you are looking for one high end meal, this is it. i don't know if you drink wine or not, but without it for 2 people i would say $130. rough estimate. and that would be an app or salad per person, a meal and a side dish. the choc p.b. thing is plenty to share for about 3 or 4 people. check out the menu online at their website bcuz i haven't had them(p.b. prifiteroles) at tbones, just their sister rest in GVR. if they have got them, and the rest is too epensive for you, it would be totally worth it to hit the bar for a drink and a bowl of these delightful bundles of goodness. SERIOUSLY! OH OH OH, i forgot to mention the salt lick bbd. i think out of texas, i read an article in food and wine about it. a couple people have told me its really delic. it doesn't seem that any of the rest have their menus on the www.redrocklasvegas.com site. hmmmm . . .

Aug 16, 2006
zoni521 in Southwest

Red Rock Hotel?

i have eaten at T-bones steakhouse. there is a restaurant at Green Valley Ranch (a sister station casio) with the identical menu. the food is excellent at both. white truffle parmigiano "tater tots", horseradish cauliflower gratin, chateaubriand, delicious fish, filet, well everthing is good. they have this really great dessert called choc. peanut butter profiteroles. they are choc. profiteroles filled with p.b. cream, topped with choc sauce and shards of peanut brittle. also a friend of mine has eaten at the oyster bar, i think it may be called SHORE. the cafe is good for breakfast. they have skillets for decent prices.

Aug 15, 2006
zoni521 in Southwest

FOOD & WINE CLASSIC [Moved from General Topics]

who has been to the food and wine classic in aspen? i am looking to go and wondering what places are good for drinks and meals. the places people hang out who are veterans to the classic. what hotel is the best spot to stay. all of the good details.

Aug 15, 2006
zoni521 in Southwest