Weekend Snapshots

Monday, October 24, 2011 6comments No tags Permalink 0

1. Sunday movie. Cambozola Black Label – buttery blue cheese, crackers, red wine.

2. Afternoon gelato stop at La Cremeria on Mulberry Street

3. Blending ink colors at Shann’s graphic design studio in Gowanus. I should have figured when we became friends in middle school (we’ve known each other for 13 years now!) that she’d eventually become an expert at letterpress.

Shann did the design + printing for my business cards. She’s seriously amazing at this. The machine behind her is a giant paper cutter – the “guillotine,” heheh.

Letterpress machine! The entire open studio set up was both foreign and fascinating. Most of the day involved me oohing and ahhi-ng. So this is how you make it….that’s how card comes together? this is how you turn xxx dark/shiny/awesome? Forgive me, I’m usually surrounded by food and computers. Thanks a bazillion Shann!!

Afternoon break with mugs of hot tea…and a late lunch of Thai food. Can’t go wrong with curry and drunken noodles on a cold day.

4. Da Bao from Mei Li Wah. Only $1.60 apiece. Stuffed with lup cheong, pork, and chicken. It used to come with a hard boiled egg inside as well…but not anymore. The one from Bale in Honolulu is still my favorite, a super big Da Bao worthy of the name. Filled with everything including the egg, mushrooms, and vermicelli noodles.

5. 5pm at Buvette in the West Village…

…daily specials on the board. That foie gras aux pommes sound especially good ;)

6. Friday night dinner with Nikki at the James Beard Foundation. A lovely 5-course meal from Chef Abraham Salum of Komali and Salum in Dallas. The sight of so many wine glasses at the table always makes me smile.

7. Saturday morning breakfast with Shann at Four & Twenty Blackbirds. The people who work here aren’t very nice, but the pies are delicious.

8. Dim Sum at Jing Fong. Pierre calls this place “dim sum football field,” and that it is. I love the steamers piled high on rolling carts, the energy, and the fact that we scored a whole table (no sharing required!) to ourselves today.

Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

  • Marcia B.
    October 24, 2011

    looks like a fab weekend with great food, yumm

  • K and S
    October 24, 2011

    delicious weekend! thanks for telling me about "da bao" will look for it at bale, next time I'm home :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 24, 2011

    HI Marcia! It sure was! ^_^Hi Kat! Enjoy!! The one from Bale is about $3 I think, but enormous, and makes for a full meal. So good!!

  • Marie
    October 24, 2011

    What a lovely weekend! I love your (slate?) cheese board.

  • anonymous
    October 25, 2011

    I'd probably be oohing and aahing too! I've never been in a letterpress studio in person.

  • anonymous
    October 25, 2011

    Oh, and that photo of the paint on the palette knives. Can't look at it knowing the excess paint went dried and thrown out! Haha.

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