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Sciascia Caffe

This was the ‘prettiest’ espresso, if I may! Even after eating so much of the pizza and drinking wine less than 30 minutes back, we stopped by here. Just because! A very friendly and warm barista for us there That’s ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 20, 2016 |  Original Post

Rosati

So we were having a lazy day in Rome. You’ll know as you read these posts about my meals in Rome on this day. After mentioning in the last post about stopping for a second lunch, we walked to Piazza del Popolo, did some gazing around and then ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 13, 2016 |  Original Post

Zenon Taverna

Funny or not? Last night, the hubster went for drinks. And he volunteered to be the driver. I’d told him that we’d go out for lunch next day. So come today, he’s shaking his head that he has to drive and complaining to me that I ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 08, 2016 |  Original Post

L’Amici

A special lunch celebrating a colleague’s birthday and anniversary at work.  It was a good place, a very friendly server and very good food. Thin crust wood-oven fired pizza.  We tried the truffle and mushroom pizza.  The crust ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Jun 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Jaiya Thai UES

This was a first of its kind weekend. First time we made a day especially about the kid. Not that we don’t bring him out, but it’ll usually be our kind of place too. Plus an importance on a meal. I guess that’ll never go away, as ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Mar 19, 2016 |  Original Post

Seed + Mill

Last Wednesday, I was invited for a tasting event at Seed + Mill. I quite loved the name. And their food too! If you like tahini, I’m sure you’ll love their offerings. The halva was something quite different, yet familiar. Monica, one of ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Mar 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Anka Grill

This is one of those places you’ll rarely find me eating a dinner at.  Tonight, I was being lazy.  I had the chance to dine wherever and shop wherever but I chose to be lazy and dined here and window-shopped at Uniqlo and Gap before ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Mar 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Gingersnap’s Organic

Place look and feel – Cafe-esque. Contempoary. Food taste – Good. Food price – Out of the park. The place is OK to try for a work day or work evening meal. We went there for a Sunday lunch/ brunch. Knew what I was getting into, but ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Feb 09, 2016 |  Original Post

12 Chairs Cafe

It turned out to be just the kind of place I was in a mood for that day. Good food. Great jachnun, the first time I had it. Liken it to a lachcha paratha, only slightly sweetened or a puff pastry, only softer and not crispy.  I absolutely loved ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Feb 05, 2016 |  Original Post

Nai Tapas Bar

Last Wednesday, I was invited for a press dinner. This, at a great eclectic tapas place with some molecular gastronomy thrown in.  And a nice wine selection to flow with the tapas, with only a beer at the beginning. The one thing I’ll ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Feb 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Shake Shack Grand Central

This post is from March 2014.  Before I had my baby.  Wondering why I didn’t get to updating this sooner.  This ‘shroom burger – their mushroom burger is fairly decent.  The mushroom doesn’t overwhelm you.  Fried, ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 18, 2015 |  Original Post

Tres Carnes (Midtown East)

I tried suggestaurant last week. The restaurant I started with them was Tres Carnes. On the day, they apparently didn’t receive my order but the staff member was very friendly and helpful and told me to tell him the order and that it’d ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 12, 2015 |  Original Post

Treehaus

Lunch today at Treehaus.  A pretty hip deli, if I may.  Neat, clean and not overly crowded. Filed under: Manhattan Tagged: buffet, deli, lunch, vegan, vegetarian

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Essen (40th and Madison)

Last two weeks, two healthy lunches from Essen.  Slow fast food, they say. I’ve been trying to eat healthy, occasionally after having regained about seven pounds that I lost during my post pregnancy.  Filed under: Manhattan Tagged: deli, ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Bluestone Lane

At the New York Coffee Festival last Saturday, I wanted to eat something savory, as I was hungry. While this one didn’t particularly have any salt besides the butter, it was filling. They didn’t skimp on the avocado. I think I ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Oct 02, 2015 |  Original Post

Claudette

This was one gorgeous-setup-disappointing-food restaurant. The spiced flatbread that we ordered for appetizer was the highlight of my meal. The basil almond dip that it came with was fine. I’m not an Italian, but on pasta cooking, I think I ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Sep 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Pret a Manger (Lexington Avenue)

Plenty of you guys like it, don’t you? I do, too.  Especially their Moroccan lentil soup.  Simple and classic.  And I hope, healthy.  Though everyone claims to be healthy and use good ingredients, I have so many doubts with all you read ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Sep 16, 2015 |  Original Post

6b

Lunch yesterday was at 6b.  Read about it in some reviews on Yelp. My take – alright.  Like the usual New York delis, not cheap :) Taste – alright. Ambience – more uppy than the usual deli set ups. Come back?  Yes.    ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Sep 15, 2015 |  Original Post

Dos Toros Midtown

I went there today and got a taco. Alright taco, but they really just touch the guacamole. And charge your almost a dollar for it. That doesn’t seem right. Just doesn’t. Not for vegetarians.    Filed under: Manhattan, Mexican Tagged: ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Sep 11, 2015 |  Original Post

Amorino – Chelsea

We enjoyed a fun bloggers’ evening at Amorino at Chelsea.  With a whole array of gelato and prosecco.  Gelato(ed) macaroons followed.  You could try your hands at making your own pretty flower gelato, but I had to leave.  I’m sure ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Aug 26, 2015 |  Original Post

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