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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just arrived at Patowmack Farm which specializes in seasonal and organic food. The view is spectacular, overlooking the Potomac River and Point of Rocks Bridge. To celebrate Man of Pawtucket's oldest brother's birthday, we had the 5 course chef tasting menu.

Amuse bouche

1.Patowmack Farm Summer Salad- mixed berries, garden herbs, yogurt consommé jelly, basil cloud.
2. Soft cooked farm egg- fresh summer truffles, raclette cheese, frisee
3. Catalan Suquet of lobster and cuttlefish- soft carolina grits, veal meatballs, nepitella

Intermezzo - berry sorbet

4. Coffee roasted duck breast- duck confit pastilla, wilted spinach, blueberry espresso glaze
5. Carnelized cheese cake- mixed wild berries, pineapple sage creameaux, elder blossoms

Sunday, June 6, 2010


June 4, 2010
I was lucky again to have lunch at Daniel, chef Daniel Boulud's 3 star Michelin restaurant. The restaurant isn't usually open for lunch so this was a special occasion. For the apéritif, I had a few glasses of Champagne Paul Goerg 1er Cru Brut Rosé Tradition NV. For le menu, I had Duck Terrine with poached rhubard, Sicilian pistachios, frisée arugula salad, Sauternes-Gelée. This was paired by Maison Joseph Drouhin, Chablis 1er Cru 2008. Next, was halibut with petit pois 'A la Française" glazed Satur Farms carrots, savory jus. The fish was paired with aison Joseph Drouhin, Chassagne Montrachet 2006. Finally for desert, I had Gianduja sablé with Nyangbo chocolate, puffed rice, hazelnut ice cream. With coffee, plates of chocolates, madeleines (warm) and petits fours were served.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The food trucks of Red Hook

The food trucks of Red Hook, Brooklyn, at the corner of Bay & Clinton Streets. We had tacos (chicken and spiced pork, not spicy pork), grilled corn with queso fressco, arepas, pupusas, Colombian apple soda and a very refreshing watermelon drink, with chucks of fresh watermelon.