You will enter through the door of the restaurant that can easily be missed among the sea of eateries near Forum des Halles. You will be greeted by a textbook version of a French waiter in the entrance near the worn down bar. “Bonsoir. Vous avez réservé?” Yes, you will have wanted to have called ahead and reserved a table, “Oui, monsieur.” You will be seated in the old-timey, red checker tablecloth-ed dining room, quite likely at a table where someone else is already sitting. You will squeeze your hips past the other diners to take your seats and politely nod to . . .
With this post I'm taking a break from regularly-scheduled recipe programming to tell you about the most wonderful getaway spot in upstate New York - Foxfire Mountain House. Rene and I had the pleasure of staying there on the latest installment of #AlexandReneontheroad, when we drove from NYC up the Hudson River and over to the Finger Lakes. The timing of our trip coincided perfectly with the release party of my friend Rebecca Ffrench's newest cookbook, Whole Protein Vegetarian (more on this later!), which was hosted at Foxfire. Rebecca is a cookbook author, recipe . . .
If you follow me on social media, you may already know that last week I took a glorious trip to California with my bff Sofya to visit the third leg of our tripod, the recently relocated Paige (miss you already, girl!) We spent a good amount of time in Paige's new city, San Francisco - eating Tartine's ham and cheese croissants and drinking rooftop margaritas at El Techo - but also drove up to Healdsburg, a town about one and a half hours outside of San Fran. Healdsburg, a city in in Sonoma County (aka "wine country"), is known for its rolling hills of grape vines and . . .
During the very first installment of #AlexandReneontheroad, I fell completely and unexpectedly in love with Charleston, so when we were planning this year's getaway, I was quite insistent that we go back. The dreamy pastel houses, the gorgeous weather, the food - I couldn't wait to experience it all again. Immediately after booking our flight, I anxiously headed over to Open Table to snag a reservation at Husk (something I failed to do on our last visit). The acclaimed southern restaurant first made a splash when it was named Bon Appetit's Restaurant of the Year . . .
Hey guys! Happy new year, and welcome to my first blog post of 2016 :) As you've probably noticed, Rene and I kind of have the hots for road trips. When the time came to decide where we'd like to spend our holiday break, we knew it would have to be somewhere warm and sunny with gorgeous views and good food options (duh). We decided to fly to Charleston, which we fell completely in love with last winter, drive down the coast all the way to Key West, and back up to South Carolina. With nine full days, a rental car, and a functioning podcast app at our disposal (we . . .
Every summer for the week of July 4th, I look forward to camping on Cape Cod with my boyfriend and his family - a tradition of theirs that spans ~15 years back. With miles of surf, sand and unspoiled natural landscapes, it is a magical place to visit in the summer. Having been there for the past four years, I've gotten to sample a wide variety of restaurants on Cape Cod and take tabs on which ones are worth the while. (Most of these are located between Wellfleet and Provincetown since we camp on the outer Cape). So whether you're camping in the woods like us, or . . .
Over the last couple of weeks, I've told you about the two main destinations of our California road trip - LA and San Francisco. In this last road trip recap (*le sigh*), I want to share some of what we saw while passing through, including Santa Barbara, Big Sur (!!!), Carmel and Yosemite. My dream mode of transportation - spotted in Santa Barbara This being my first time on the west coast, eating at In-N-Out Burger was among my top priorities. This burger chain is often the subject of cult-like praise, bordering on obsession, and I've heard it being . . .