This post is dedicated to keeping up with the food trends, learning new techniques, eating out and be inspired. We call it RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. A very important aspect of owning a business, no matter what business you may own.
Tyler and I planned our r+d trip to New York with our friends Bobby and Nicole.
Bobby had never been and Nicole was a wee one when she last visited. We had to show them our favorite spots. (Nowhere near Timesquare or Broadway).
We booked an Airbnb in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. A perfect little area close to the A and far enough away so you could sleep without hearing sirens every 1.5 minutes.
The cutest little brownstone.
Airbnb is the way to go when traveling. If you need any tips, let us know. We became experts in the past month.
The best part about where we were staying in Bed-Stuy... PEACHES. A corner southern restaurant delivering hearty southern dishes all while playing smooth R&B music.
We mostly ate while in NY. Which is the most important part of traveling, you know.
One of the days we went up North to see Tyler's old stomping grounds at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, see the CIA and even stop in to see my favorite town of Rhinebeck.
|The delicious pastries at the cafe at Stone Barns|
|Tyler chatting with Dan Barber|
I have tasted French Macarons all over the United States and France and I still believe the CIA's macarons are the best ever. The flavors are always interesting, yet subtle and the texture has any other macaron beat. Yes, better than Ladurée and better than Pierre Herme.
We got bagels, beer at Eataly, buns and noodles at Momofuku, a little soft serve at Milk Bar. The classics.
I will learn to recreate the chilled pork noodles. I might attempt it in the next week. Maybe I'll even post about it.
The cereal milk soft serve will never get old to me. No matter how many food bloggers instagram it.
To celebrate Nicole's birthday, we ate dinner at Empellon Cocina. Tyler's friend Aron is a chef there and was the kindest to deliver a wonderful evening of super interesting dishes.
My favorite was the Roasted Banana Ice Cream. It inspired Tyler and I to do a new dessert incorporating my favorite part of the cone.
Our New York trip was wonderful and inspiring, yet not over. Since we were already on the East Coast and knee deep in research and development, we booked a two week trip around France.
COMING UP IN THE NEXT POST!