Our last stop on the NY macaron tour is La Maison du Macaron. You are immediately drawn in by all the bright colors of the macarons in the case! They come in delicious flavors like: pistachio, cranberry, lemon and raspberry. 6 macarons will cost you $17.
Other interesting flavors include: lime, nougat lavender, mango licorice, cassis and apricot champagne. La Maison du Macaron has created over 150 different flavors of macarons, at least 20 flavors are in the case daily. These are delicious, light and airy, they melt in your mouth.
What is your go to flavor for macarons?
La Maison du Macaron
132 W 23rd St., New York, NY
On my last day in New York we decided to head out to the Ace Hotel for breakfast at the Breslin. The wait was about 45 minutes, so we make our way out to the lobby to grab a cup of coffee at Stumptown coffee. It’s hard to find a seat in the lobby, as we are surrounded by hipsters and tourists lounging on the couches and using the free wifi.
What’s your favorite dish at The Breslin?
16 W 29th Street, New York, NY
Have you heard of a new site called Dunwello? It’s a great site where you can review professionals – from your hairdresser to your yoga instructor. Here are 4 ladies in the Boston area that I can’t live without:
Another buried post from the past. Market is located in the financial district tucked away in a corner on Broad Street. We stopped over one night for a company happy hour.
This was a great option for casual after work drinks – the decor has a rustic charm to it with bits of modern flair thrown in.
Where’s your go to after work bar?
21 Broad Street, Boston, MA
Now that the year is coming to a close, I am looking through all of my old drafts that I never got around to writing/posting. I had originally written about Park and decided to wait on this post because it was too soon to write about it again…and then it got buried under a mountain of other posts. So bear with me, I’ll try to remember as best I can.
How do you pass up a dish called “bacon 3 way”? ($12) This app features pork belly with black pepper and piperade; roasted garlic, bacn jam, and pickled shimeji mushrooms; and brown sugar bacon, Buffalo brussels and local blue cheese.
The gnocchi, also not on the current menu, was delicious – I loved the dumplings but found myself eating around the veggies. The winter veggies were good, but the dumplings were the star of the dish for me!
We also ordered the brisket (not on the current menu) ($19) served with white bean cassoulet, and caramelized vegetables. The meat was tender and the winter vegetables were a nice, healthy addition to the meal.
59 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
I had been to Cafe de Boston last year (see my previous review here) but barely recognized it when I went back last week. I honestly thought this was a different location. In my holiday induced (overwhelmed) haze, I had come in a different entrance and the place looked so much bigger and brighter. Cafe de Boston has taken over the space next door and made it a great seating area. Every seat at the bar has an outlet under the counter so that you can recharge while you eat lunch. In the main room there’s a great signpost directing you to your lunch of choice.
The thing that really caught my eye was the create your own smoothie. Choose your frozen yogurt, choose your fruit and/or veggies, and choose your juice – bring it to the cashier and they blend you up your custom smoothie. $7.95 gets you 24oz.
What else can you find at Cafe de Boston? Pizza (over 10 choices), a pasta station, a crepe station, kebabs, a salad bar and a hot food bar. If you come in after 2:30, anything left at the hot bar is discounted. And did you know that in the morning they have a breakfast bar? Not only can you get a breakfast sandwich and your first (or second) cup of coffee, but you can also grab some scrambled eggs and bacon from the buffet.
Their dessert case has over a dozen choices, and if you like the cakes, you can buy them by the slice or pick up a whole cake for that office birthday. Owner Levent Berksan has done a great job with the space, there really is something for everything.
Here’s another thing you might not know about Cafe de Boston: they have a conference room available upstairs. You can order lunch ahead of time or have people pick out their lunch when they get there. The room is available for an hour to up to the whole day. Feel like just having them cater to your office? Give Joseph a call and he will take good care of you!
Disclaimer: I was invited to Cafe de Boston and they provided me with a complimentary lunch. All opinions are my own.
Cafe de Boston
75 Federal Street, Boston, MA
Charcuterie provided by Tavern Road.
Travis Kirk Lowry, restaurant operations manager at Reserve, was recently recognized by Zagat in their 30 under 30 rockstar roundup.
Welcome Winter Toast
1 oz of GrandTen Wireworks gin.
1 oz cranberry orange syrup
.5 oz Elder flower Liquor
.5 oz lime
Topped with bubbles
Hawaiian shirt #tiki:
1.5 oz Privateer Silver reserve rum
.75 oz Hibiscus liqueur
1 oz Pineapple
.5 oz pom juice
6 mint leaves
A drop of Bittermens Boston
Haven’t heard of Reserve yet? It’s your new personal dining concierge brought to you by the people who brought you Uber. Here’s the low down: download the app from iTunes (it’s only available for the iPhone at the moment). You add in your credit card information and your desired tip and you are ready to start booking! It’s so easy to use!
Check out my dining experience at Liquid Art House with Reserve here.
Center, Devin of popular Twitter handle OnlyinBOS
Maddie showing guests how to download the Reserve app.
1 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Fourroses Bourbon
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz Elder Flower liquor
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Guests gathered together December 12th at Bee’s Knees Supply Company in Fort Point for one powerful hour of networking with the #TheGoodOnes.
DRINKmaple was a sponsor at the event and one of the co-founders, Kate, was a featured guest.
Alec Harrison, co-founder of Grafton Studio; Kate Weiler, co-founder of DRINKmaple; Jeff Rose, co-founder of DRINKmaple.
There were a lot of new faces at this event. Those that live outside the city tend to have a harder time attending the evening events, so this lunch time power hour was the perfect opportunity for them to meet other Good Ones!
Alec Harrison, co-founder of Grafton Studio; Maddie Bergier, Marketing Manager at Reserve
Black Pepper Turkey & Sopressata Salami Sandwich – Cheddar, House Garlic Aioli on Ciabatta
Italian Sandwich – Mortadella, Spicy & Sweet Coppa, Provolone, Olive Oil & Balsamic on a Baguette
Vegetarian Wrap – House Made Hummus, Cucumber, Carrot, Onion, Bibb Lettuce & Tomato in a White Tortilla
Pulled Chicken Breast Sandwich – Macadamia Butter, Macerated Cherries, Golden Rasins, Red Onion on Sourdough
Fig & Walnut Salad – Mixed Greens, Fresh Figs, Roasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Cherry Vinaigrette
Chris Welter, of Cocomama Foods was at the event sampling two flavors of their Crunched Out cereal.
Never been to Bee’s Knees? It’s a great shop that is part market, part deli, part coffee shop and part bakery. Pick up some farmstead cheese and charcuterie, a sandwich or smoothie for lunch, a bottle of wine and some dinner to bring home or stay for a coffee and a sweet.
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