August 24, 2013

✿Souvenir from Paris

A good friend, Jeremiah gave me a souvenir from Paris.
Macarons (macaroons) from Laduree.  

Last time I was in Paris, my husband and I went to Laduree in Saint-Germain but we got there too late that they run out of all the cakes which we were hoping to have and they only had macarons left. 
So... we ordered some macarons but the server gave us two extra macarons by mistake.  Of-course, we told him that he gave us more than what we order but he was such a gentleman that he just gave us extra macarons.
Thanks to him...

I really love macarons from Laduree.
Merci beaucoup, Jeremiah !  



August 22, 2013

✿Calligraphy

Calligraphy class at Lauren's house is one of my favorite thing to do.  Very creative teacher, friendly classmates, beautiful environment and delicious food by Katherine who is the co-host of the class.
Lauren always gives us hand out prints of pretty ink art and font examples.


Each tables are decorated with pretty flowers picked from her garden.

Katherine's pasta salad.

Clafouti with summer fruits were so amazing and Katherine always give us all the recipe she made for the class.
I've already made this cake 4 times. It's easy and so yummy.



August 04, 2013

✿Chez Panisse

It's already been more than a year since I made a fascinator (hair accessory) for Alice Waters for her restaurant, Chez Panisse Bastille day, July 14th cerebration party .

Chez Panisse had fire back in March and they just reopened in end of June.  
I know they had fire problem in the past as well but I am so amazed that they are in business for 42 years and continuing to influence the community and the world not only to eat healthy local organic food but sustainable life style. 

I went there in beginning of July and had a great dinner !   
I ordered yellow tail for appetizer and polenta for main.

For dessert, I had panna cotta.  
It was creamy and yummy !

Such a beautiful restaurant inside and out and so honored to be there each time. (it's not like I go there a lot though... haha)   

Here is what I made for Alice last year.
The article of plant sale at Edible Schoolyard from last year is here.


Japanese TV made 4 series of docmentary of Alice Waters last year.
This is the PV. (it's in English, Japanese subtitle)

Also, here is a interesting article.