I was a young, starving college student in Paris. Friends of my mother's took a trip to Paris and took me for lunch at their hotel, the Georges V. I ate Lobster Americaine; nothing has ever tasted as good to me.
My current drink of choice:
A Negroni at cocktails; a premier cru Chablis at dinner.
I really wish I could:
fly to Cadiz right now for some fino & olives in a small tapas bar by the harbor.
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Bobby Flay's barbecued shrimp, greens with jalapeno vinegar, and grits.
My favorite comfort food:
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
Dominic's(Arthur Avenue, The Bronx); Hunan (Pimlico Road, London); Fungs(Houston); The Oyster Bar (New York); Anywhere in New Orleans/Lafayette when crawfish & oysters are in season
My most tattered cookbooks:
Siver Palate Cookbook; Marcella Hazan's Classic Italian ; Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen