Dinner at Claudette

Despite a slightly disappointing start with breakfast, I ended my birthday with a fabulous dinner at Claudette. My friend Q was treating that evening and we both had been wanting to check out the restaurant so it made perfect sense to go there. Claudette serves French (Provençal) cuisine with a Middle Eastern bent. There are… Continue Reading

Dinner at Cosme

Continuing with my friend Q’s birthday celebration, we had dinner at Cosme. After a long afternoon spent wandering around the Met, we were both hungry by the time we arrived for our dinner reservation. The menu is Mexican but with a twist. There are three sections to the very short menu consisting mainly of small… Continue Reading

Three Meals a Day in Paris, Part 1

After five days in Paris, I returned home and refused to eat croissants, baguettes, other Viennoiserie and French desserts for about a week. It’s not that our local patisseries and bakeries churn out inferior goods, but I just had too many sweet things far too often during my trip so I needed a short break… Continue Reading

The Paris Café

The South Street Seaport and Financial District are not areas where I would normally go when I’m looking for a post-work dinner. If I have to eat all the way downtown, I usually end up further west and north in Tribeca. In the end, I did what most people would do and just went to… Continue Reading