Archive for March, 2010

You’re the 1st, the last, my everything*

March 28, 2010


*This is part of a series where we highlight a full day of eating and activities in each arrondissement of Paris. We will start in the 1st (since we live in the first) and work our way around the snail.

The 1st is a funny little place. It’s the fourth smallest geographically, but since the Louvre, Tuileries, Palais Royal, Banque de France and Les Halles hog most of the real estate, there’s very little room for residents. The population of the 1st is 17,700 which makes it the smallest in population size, for comparison the 15th has 232,400.

Some highlights of the 1st are: rue Saint-Anne where a majority of the best Japanese owned businesses and restaurants are. Check out Kunitoraya, which is super tasty, or Higuma for the kimuchi lamen and some gyozas. There is also rue Montmartre which houses three out of the four main kitchen supply shops; Mora, La Bovida and A.Simon. Famed E. Dehillerin is just around the corner on rue Coquilliere.


Mint Julep Cleanser

March 26, 2010

When we moved to the new apartment (and raised our suggested donation) we wanted to gussy up everything we had been making. The old cleanser was a play on an Orange Julius complete with miniature soda fountain glass and colorful straw. The problem with the Julius though was that it conjured up images of malls and hot dogs and girls with unicorn stickers on their fingernails. So we moved instead to the scene of women in goofy hats, tiny little dudes and big horses.

Lime Sorbet:

1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

zest of one lime

1 1/2 cups simple syrup

1/4 cup water

generous glug of vodka


Menu: Saturday March 26th

March 22, 2010


Fava bean hummus w spring vegetable stuffed
rye butter crackers and
poached quail egg

House-made linguini
w radish leaf pesto, raw milk ricotta,
shaved radish and crispy pancetta

Grilled clams and mussels
w fennel and habanero broth
and sea urchin crostini


Black olive encrusted pork roulade
w roasted garlic and red wine barley risotto
swiss chard and pickled beets

Beef cheek slider
w house-made buns, pickles, mayo,
melted brie and shoestrings

Fennel, feta, tarragon, black radish salad
w blood orange vinaigrette

Caramelized white chocolate cake
w coconut sorbet, passion fruit coulis, cocoa nib brittle