About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Last night I went to Barbone for dinner, this morning I swam around the Statue of Liberty!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

East Village Tasting

June 20, 2009
DGCB Kitchen & Bar Sausages- Viennoise (pork & emmenthaler cheese kaiserkrainer housemade sauerkraut) & Tunisienne ( spicy lamb merguez & harissa)
Kölsch Ale (from Germany) & French Country Rose. Despite the crowds, it seems that Mr. Boulud
still needs to get the kinks out of his new place.
Black Iron Burger Shop
Black Iron Burger (burger, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato & red onion) - Great burger, especially for the price.
Black Iron Beer
Zaragoza Bodega
Chicken Taco
- also a great taco at great price.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


June 5, 2009

I was fortunate again to be invited to lunch at
Daniel Bolud’s Daniel, which is normally closed for lunch.

Here's the menu:

Champagne Paul Goergh, Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
Maison Joseph Drouhin, Chablis 2007

Flaked Atlantic Cod Salad
Fennel Pollen, Artichoke Barigoule
Littleneck Clam vinaigrette, light basil dressing

Maison Joseph Drouhin, Puligny Montrachet 2006

Roasted Amish Chicken stuffed with foie gras
Savory and fava bean purée
Oregon Morels, green asparagus

Maison Joseph Drouhin, Chambolle Musigny 2006

Hazelnut mousse with gianduja milk chocolate, Caramel ice cream

Chocolates & Petits Fours (bien sûr)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bistro Bis

May 30, 2009

Just around the corner from my hotel in the Capitol Hill district of Washington, I found Bistro Bis. This spacious restaurant, located in The Hotel George, is owned and operated by Jeffrey Buben, a James Beard Foundation winner and chef -owner of Vidalia restaurant, also in Washington. I started with beet salade au citron, followed by calamari Basquise and finally duck hash landaise. This was one of the best two-hour brucnhes I have had in a long time.


June 4, 2009

I had an unbelievable dinner Thursday at Cru. Besides having the chef’s tasting menu, which was delicious, we had an impressive list of wines. We were also offered a taste from a 5 liter bottle of 1982 Pichon Lalande. Because of the size the bottle, a siphon was used to pour the wine into a decanter. A great time was had by all.

2002 Chablis Les Clos Servin
1996 Puligny Montrachet Pucelles Leflaive
2001 Gevrey Chambertin Fourrier
2001 Clos des Lambrays (magnum)
1993 Echezeaux Bocquenet
1988 Barolo Monprivato G. Mascarello
1982 Pichon Lalande (5L)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ben's Chili Bowl

May 29, 2009 Washington, DC

I was close to ‘U’ Street so I had to “Experience the taste of Ben’s Chili Bowl’ - the Washington landmark made even more famous by Barack Obama’s recent visit. I had the Ben’s Original Chili Half-Smoke (made famous in 1958) - that’s a hot dog, grilled and split and served on a warm steamed bun with mustard, onions, and chili. I also had a small vegetarian chili- also available in large size as well as by the gallon ($41.50 per gallon). I went on a off hour but even if there was a line, I think its worth a visit, at least once. And by the way, Bill Cosby and the Obama family eat for free (apparently Bill’s family needs to pay).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

El Quim de la Boqueria

My favorite breakfast in Barcelona was in the famous Mercat de la Boqueria at El Quim. After a short wait for a seat at the counter I ordered the Huevos Fritos Chipirones (fried eggs topped with baby squid), pan and a glass of cava. No wonder this dish is a specialty of the house and a favorite of the locals! Now if only I could find this here in NYC.

Lurker W.