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Friday, February 26, 2010

Slope to Chile 12 hours and another hemisphere of eating

Not my usual territory. But there was a wedding at the Matetetic Vineyard for Jason and Pam and Pam was a student,an intern,a staffer, a lawyer, a friend who makes you happy when you are around her. Eric Lee was right as was phil re the Zero hotel in
Valparaiso and eric was right about the Orly in Santiago not the San Francisco but I didn't listen. The Sheraton in Vin Del Mar
was geat and their celeb morning tv show created a buzz. Felinnis was good near the Sheraton for Valentine's dinner especially the scallops in shells. Pablo Nerudas homes were great museums and the museum of contemporary arts was---Never mind,onto food and wine: La Sabastiana's veranda (the corner table we missed} and their rissoto. The ravioli and gnocchi at pasta a vino. The ugly old lady fish at Oda Pacifico near Neruda in Valparaiso.
The view from the top of the w. The Chinese food at the blue Danube....The wines were all special. Latrella was at the Sheraton but spotted us as we were headed to a fenicula in another town and called us from the tour van.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Antonio said see Alessandro for authentic Neopolitan Pizza at Keste

Keste steps up to the turf of Johns. Oh my g-d! On Bleeker at 271 and Jane. And there is wine but no time tonight. Din din in a Box. But oh, jeanne, look at the box. JEANNE JEANNE look in the box.

Jimmy the Breslin lock if you have to to get in

Because this place has mood and food. It is attached to a hotel lobby that has grandeur and faux office activity on an almost parody level scale and a coffee bar. It has a balcony and warm style. The restaurant week lunch worked well for Eric Lee and i. The donuts soaked in calvados or something and the bannana ice cream followed the cod almost as well as the mouse-brulee thing. This is a tree house, a club-pub, and a gastro rink with culinary skating in the open kitchen and gawking eaters all around hunched under low ceilings. I like it. 16 west 29st Manhattan.