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Restaurant Week in New York City known for all types to dine at the best restaurants and getting more "bang for your buck".
Participating restaurants celebrate fine dining by offering 3-course prix-fixe menus at affordable prices for lunch and/or dinner.
This year NYC Restaurant Week will be offering 3 course pre fixe menu @ $20.21 and extending this offer through take out.
What better way to enjoy the perks of restaurant week in the privacy in your own home.
So get your food apps ready and indulge while wearing your sweatpants and watching Netflix... Bon Apetite!
For more information on NYC Restaurant Week 2021
NYC Go/ NYC Restaurant Week 2021
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While this may seem like a lame excuse to have a margarita in December, let’s just remember that 2020 is not over yet! Sure, margaritas are usually reserved for hot summer days but there are no rules as to when you can have one. Enter the White Christmas Margarita. With the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut milk, Santa Claus himself will wish you left this out instead of milk. You can keep your garnish simple by using rosemary sprigs and lime or you can rack up some bonus points and skewer a row of sugar coated cranberries (you got this!) So even if it doesn’t snow on December 25th, I know I’ll be having a White Christmas. Cheers!
Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats
White Christmas Margarita
- Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce coconut milk
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
- Garnish: lime slice
- Garnish: cranberries
- Garnish: rosemary sprig
- Gather the ingredients.
- Rim an old-fashioned glass with cinnamon sugar: Begin by wiping a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to wet the rim, then roll it in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice, and white cranberry juice. Shake well.
- Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice, a few cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
- Serve and enjoy!
Earlier this month, our chef technician Calogero Romano created a gingerbread house version of the 4 Privet Drive house that Harry Potter grew up in from the movies.
Paris Gourmet donated the gingerbread house to Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey to bring holiday cheer to the children at the hospital and also donated lots and lots of delicious pastries for the doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospital as well.
The whole process of making the gingerbread house was featured on Paris Gourmet's daily Instagram stories.
In case you missed seeing chef Calogero in action, you can still see it in Paris Gourmet's Instagram profile or in Chef Calogero's Instagram account as well.
From drawings of the house to spraying the sorting hat. Every single detail of this intense process was captured.
We hope that we can continue this tradition every year, where a member of our very talented chef technicians will produce a kid friendly gingerbread house to donate each holiday season.
Any ideas or suggestions for which house to make next year? Do you have a favorite chef technician you would like to see? Let us know so we can start planning for next holiday season!
Again, another huge thank you to the staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital and all the doctors and nurses risking their lives to help others everyday and of course a big round of applause for chef Calogero Romano for sharing his talent and skills and creating a wonderful gingerbread house... we think J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter would be very proud!
Happy Holidays to everyone!
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Friday's are usually considered the day to kick off the weekend. For those in the restaurant industry, we consider Friday's to be our "Monday's". Either way, today's Feel Good Friday ends/starts with a funny note!
Comedian Bec Hill has a unique way of show casing her talent. For this blog, let us introduce you to Bec Hill's "When you're in the club and hungry..." misheard lyric serious. This video is crafty with expressing the misheard lyrics to food and very entertaining to watch!
A common but misheard lyric is Ariana Grande's "Thank you, next" where many people have interpreted the lyrics as "bacon, eggs" and it has gone viral!
Songs like Britney Spears' "You want a piece of me" is shown as " you wanna pizza me". Lyrics in the song " now she's too thin and she's too big" can be misinterpreted as " now cheese to thin and cheese to big".
So when you are "hangry", bored, or pretending to know the lyrics when singing to a song... enjoy yourself and PG's Feel Good Friday's featured youtube video.
Guilty as is, you know you have misheard lyrics and sang it with full confidence! Feel free to share in the comments below
When you're in the club and you're hungry... - Bec Hill
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Trending on Tik Tok to Instagram, these so called "Chocolate Bombs" and/or "Cocoa Bombs" have gained a huge following and trend for 2020.
Chocolate Bomb/ Cocoa Bomb is basically a hollow chocolate shell filled with hot chocolate mix which usually consists of cocoa powder, some sugar (optional), and marshmallows.
The reason why it is gaining so much attention is because the experience is both delicious for the mouth and entertaining for the eyes to see.
Each "bomb" is slightly different depending on where you purchase it or make it yourself. The chocolate bomb can be experienced by either pouring hot milk over the chocolate bomb and watch it melt from the top view or place the "bomb" into a a cup already filled with hot milk and watch it disperse from below.
The item has gotten so popular that even Costco is selling a 16 pack of chocolate bombs with different flavors and the product is flying off its shelves. Some people are even taking advantage of the popularity and using the profits towards donations such as a local baker from North Idaho who sells it to raise money for Autism Speaks.
This tasty trend is going viral and hope it is a trend that will stay mainstream just a little bit longer and return every year. So cheers to those who are drinking the chocolate bombs!
My question is... who will be making the "Irish" Chocolate Bomb version?!? 😁
New York has made it clear that outdoor dining is here to stay, but with the temperature slowly dropping and of course "Winter is Coming" outdoor dining can be a bit discouraging.
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Do not fear fellow dinners! New York has seen it all and been through it all. From hurricanes, snow storms, heat waves, to 9/11. New York restaurants have adapted and created the latest trend to dine... heated outdoor seating!
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Restaurants such as Daniel have set the bar to heated lamps and more intimate dining. Time Out New York, did a featured article and a Google Document that updated frequently of where to eat with heated outdoor dining. Listing all restaurants in all the five boroughs. So be hungry and excited... you will be toasty while toasting to a delicious dinner!
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In March we lost Chef Floyd Cardoz to Covid- 19. The food industry was at a loss for such a talented chef that also pioneered Indian cuisine to the mouths of many who dined at his restaurant Tabla.
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Prior to his death, chef Floyd was working on a collaboration project with a Queens based spice company Burlap & Barrel.
The concept is to create a line of masala blends and thanks to his wife, Barkha Cardoz the product is now available. With each purchase a $1 of the proceeds is donated to Cookies for Kids Cancer.
It is honestly a winning purchase for all parties. We can't wait to hear, taste, see, and of course try all the delicious creations that will come out with this spice line. What an amazing way to honor chef Floyd Cardoz!
NY Times - Floyd Cardoz Masalas Spices
Food and Wine -Floyd Cardoz Burlap Barrel Spices
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While we wait for indoor dining to resume in NYC, a new type of business has emerged: The Instagram Bakery. As bakers and chefs are still waiting to return to work full-time, finding an outlet to showcase their passion has become the new challenge. And what better way than to post your creations on Instagram and make them available for purchase. Eater has put together a guide to some of New York City’s pandemic-born Instagram bakeries, where you can place your order and have them delivered right to your door.
NY Eater.com NYC Instagram Bakery Map
Kemi Dessert Bar
Kora Filipino Desserts
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Chef Bertoia uses Cacao Noel to riff on a classic
with Pastry Chef Eric Bertoia
Paris Gourmet - Cacao Noel
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM EST
Chef Bertoia invites you to join him for an evening of pastry.
Hear about his illustrious career in pastry arts and learn how to make a delectable chocolate cake based on the famous Lu Pim's cookies.
French-born Chef Bertoia is a veteran of 2 and 3 Michelin-star restaurants including Auberge de Templiers (Boismorand), La Pyramide (Vienne), L’Oustau de Baumaniere (Baux de Provence), Le Taillevent (Paris) and Hotel Ritz Escoffier (Paris).
For 15 years, he was the corporate pastry chef at The Dinex Group where he opened and managed 15 restaurants and 2 Epiceries Boulud around the world. Today, Chef Bertoia is the Corporate Pastry Chef for specialty food importer, Paris Gourmet.
With his experience and versatility, Chef Eric bridges classic French patisserie and flourishing modern American pastry.
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This whipped coffee drink is taking over the world
If you've spent any time on social media in the past month (who are we kidding - we've spent ALL our time on social media in the past month) you've no doubt seen pictures of two-toned frothy coffee. The drink is simple to make - generally equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, all whipped together until the sugar dissolves and the whole thing becomes frothy. The resulting mix is then spooned over iced or hot milk and combined.
It's named after the Korean sweet called Dalgona, "a candy made with melted sugar and baking soda. It was a popular street snack in the 1970s and 1980s, and is still eaten as a retro food. When a pinch of baking soda is mixed into melted sugar, thermal decomposition of the baking soda releases carbon dioxide, which makes the liquidized sugar puff up, and it becomes a light and crunchy candy once cooled and hardened. Typically, the creamy beige liquid is poured on a flat surface, pressed flat, and stamped with a patterned mold. Eaters try to trim their way around the outline or picture on the snack without breaking the picture. If the trimming is completed successfully without breaking the candy, the consumer receives another free dalgona." [Wikipedia]
Have you tried it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
And if by some chance you haven't seen it yet, here are some places to check it out...