Daily Delights

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7 Hours in San Francisco

San Francisco, a city that houses more restaurants per capita than any other city in America in just that 7x7 mile grid. Mexican in the mission, seafood on the embarcadero, Chinese in Chinatown, you can essentially travel the world of food through the small Bay Area city. So what happens when you only have 7 short hours in the Golden State city? Ya get to eatin', and if you're smart, you'll start in the Mission.

Out in Oakland to see the fam, sister and brother-in-law in tow, we head across the Bay Bridge to the city begin our own personal food tour which consisted of: Pastries and savory snacks at Craftsman & Wolves, cheese at Mission Cheese, Thai bites at Hawker Fare, about the entire menu at The Progress, a quick stop at Benjamin Coopers, some snacks at LihoLiho Yacht Club, and no California foodie adventure would be complete without some In-N-Out burger to really round out the meal, respectively.

Out of all the insanely, out-of-control cuisine we indulged ourselves in, there were certainly dishes that will probably go down in (my) history of some of the best bites I've ever eaten. Amongst those bites included the salad of wild king salmon with basil marinated zucchini; the lamb merguez with octopus and crispy squid;  and the morels with hollandaise and spring onions all from The Progress. A playful take on surf and turf, LihoLiho Yacht Club's fried oyster topped with beef carpaccio served atop a piece of butter lettuce was truly unlike anything I've had before, and by far one of the best bites.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Salmon tartare on the rooftop of Tanta, enough said.

The first week of August is over and soon enough I'll be singing, " Summertime done, come and gone, my oh my," and while my post-summer depression will soon set in, the one thing I have to look forward to, is fall fashion. Before I blink, it will be time to stash away the sundresses and skirts and start dry cleaning my winter wears for the autumn season. I put together a list of some of my favorite fall necessities for this season, with some serious investment pieces. Take a gander:

1. House of Harlow, Sindwinding collar necklace $75

2. Canada Goose, Victoria Parka $695

3. All Saints, Balfern Leather Biker Jacket $540

4. McQ - Alexander McQueen, Swallow Mini Bracelet $75

5. Books with Style, Fashion Memories Book Set $125

6. A.P.C, Low Boots $575

7. A.P.C, Plaid Wool Blend Shirt $235

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Publican

When I think about how many times I've dined at Publican Quality Meats, it amazes me that I have yet to try PQM's big brother and original establishment, The Publican. Maybe it's because of they're reputation for impeccable pork that has kept me from one of Paul Kahan's OG spots, but I'll be the first to admit, I've been missing out. Despite having a surplus of swine on their menu, there was an abundance of other land, air and sea dishes including some of the best oysters I've had in the city.

Beef tongue with scallops served as an alternative take on surf and turf, and had me admitting to something I never thought before...I LIKE beef tongue, apparently, The Publican's got me feeling some type of way. The perfect and underdog dish that complimented eating al fresco was the burrata with mint, favas and strawberries with balsamic and left me wanting more...way more!

Well Paul Kahan, you've done it again. You've managed to steal my money while delivering downright   good fare and outstanding service in the most chicago style settings and the truth is, I can't even be mad.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Coachella 2014

VIP kickin' it


Coachella 2014

Harper's Bazaar party at The Parker Palm Springs
Coachella, where do I even begin? A place and event that has been on the bucket list since the bucket list began, a dream that seemed too far away to even start thinking about realistically. A couple quick decisions and a whole lot of money later I found myself in Palm Springs - Coachella bound for the ultimate musical experience and what I had always dreamt about was about to become a reality.

Coachella weekend one can easily be described in one overused word, epic. The art, the music, the celebrities and sunshine it all seemed to good to be true but for that one weekend it wasn't all a dream (what up biggie) and it was paradise on the planet Earth. The palm trees were abundant, sunshine in full force and musical guests galore graced the desert for a weekend of epic performances including Pharrell including musical guests Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Tyler the Creator, Major Lazor, P Diddy, Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani - yes all of those artists on stage with Pharrell - epic? Yes! Other surprise guest appearances included Beyonce joining sister Solange, Jay Z and P Diddy coming out during Nas' Illmatic performance, Mary J Blige joining the stage with Disclosure, Drake surprising guests on stage with Jhene Aiko, and The Bieber joining Chitown native Chance the Rapper. Needless to say, it was a weekend of surprise artists that made it unforgettable, oh and the Koji food truck, yeah kicked ass!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chanel Fall/Winter 2014

Photos courtesy of metro.co
My dreams came true earlier this week when my two biggest passions, food and fashion, collided in Paris for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show, and for the cherry on top...Rihanna walked in the show alongside my long time love, Cara Delevingne.  Karl Lagerfeld manages to amaze and astound all at Fashion Week year in and year out, but in my opinion, this year was a grand slam without a doubt.