Veal Sweetbreads – Almond, Sauerkraut, and Thai Chili at Momofuku Ssam Bar
How is everyone’s Memorial Day weekend? We stayed in the city and had a busy but low key holiday. Manhattan is pretty awesome during long weekends when everyone is out of town. Restaurants are easy to get into without reservations, things are quiet…borderline peaceful. Out of town friends, an early birthday at Bouley, overdue haircuts and massages, and lots of life admin.
Speaking of life admin I’ve got a few pieces of news I’ve been meaning to share…
1. Tickets and hotels are finally booked for our family trip to Asia. Dad is notorious for last minute planning and we just got everything in place this morning. And we leave in a week. I’ll be meeting them in Hong Kong and finishing the holiday in Beijing with 2-3 days stays in the following cities: Shanghai, Bin Zhou, Hefei, Shenzhen, and Huangshan (to see the yellow mountains). Excited? More than you can imagine.
2. Pierre and I moved in together last month. We’ve been unofficially living together for awhile, but I always kept an extra apartment that I could call my own nearby. For the just in case, you know? But now it’s official (apartment rented!) and somehow we’ve managed to merge our belongings together with little drama and hassle. It’s a miracle.
3. Last but not least, I am very excited to announce that I’ve started doing the sales and marketing for Chambre de Sucre. I’ve mentioned these sugars – which are handmade by a 270-year old family run company from Nagoya, Japan a few times in the past. The sugars are well-established in Japan but only recently have they been made available in the US.
They’re perfect for afternoon tea parties (though Pierre finds great pleasure in using them to elevate his everyday cup of coffee and most importantly, dissolve well. I first learned about the sugars earlier this year, became obsessed, one thing led to another, and here we are. Expect to find them in retail outlets and restaurants in the city soon!
Cheers to a great week ^_^