Jan 25 2015

This is a lovely small eatery on Northern Blvd. Still breathing. The elder hostess or maybe the owner bravely on a pair of pretty high heels. Food is ok. Not many people when we were there.

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Jan 24 2015

Riposo 72, wine bar

50 W 72nd St
New York, New York 10023
212-799-4140

Love it: good vibe and delicious food. Out of four reds, I enjoyed Cotes-du-Rhone the best. Partial wine menu.

  1. Cotes-du-Rhone, Chateau Saint-Roch, fm Rhone France
  2. Syrah, Snoqualmie, Washington State
  3. Rioja Reserva, Campo Viejo, fm Ripja Spain
  4. Nero D’Avola, The Sicilian

The warm olive was simply wonderful. Wild mushroom bruschetta and penne alla avodka: all good.


Jan 22 2015

Baihua Hotel in Hefei

Coincident, I stayed at the same hotel – Baihua Hotel in Hefei (安徽百花宾馆) where we had lunch the last time there. At the buffet breakfast a middle aged man in dark blue suit in white hotel paper slippers sat in the table before me. He had two men who deferred and catered to him. During the short meal, another man came with a painting, unrolled for him to inspect. He took a look and waved the man away. The large restaurant was pretty vacant in the morning. He then took out a cigarette, one of the two man lighted it for him. He took a deep drag, then cleared his throat and spitted it on the carpeted floor.


Jan 9 2015

Perry St – fluffy

176 Perry St., off West Street
New York, NY 10014

Love it. Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant. Fluffy. Although the interior is clean line but the food is very fluffy, fluffy butter too. The river and traffic of West Street at night are actually serene. We have

  • calamari
  • crushed rice crackers tuna roll
  • crab cake
  • duck
  • shell fish

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The first three are on the appetizer menu. How could one make fried calamari fluffy deserves my five stars. I debated between lamb chop or crab cake for main course. Crab won and I enjoyed it very much.

It’s pretty chic, the maître d’ were young and dressed sexy. One has big tattoo on her bare back, under her neck. The male waiters are notch below the Morimoto tho.

I like how they serve the house wine: letting you have a taste it first.

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New York Magazine review, reportedly the chef and Hugh Jackman live in the apartment above. Street parking can be found except 11:00-12:30 Mon-Thur.


Jan 4 2015

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