The Best Things I Ate in 2015


2015 was a preeettyyy delicious year around here, and I hope 2016 is just as tasty and fun as this year was. Til then, how about we reminisce a bit? Here are the best things I ate in 2015:

The rigatoni at Domenica. We ordered it as an extra plate to share with our vegetarian friend at the table, but we all ended up going crazy for it. Sometimes simple is best. The chef, Alon Shaya, was nice enough to share the recipe when I asked. Remind me to share that with you in a later post! The whole-roasted cauliflower was also amazing. I can’t wait to return to New Orleans and visit his new restaurant, Shaya.

The ahogada torta at Xoco in Chicago. I should eat more sandwiches that come with a dipping sauce, especially a carnitas one with a tomato-arbol chile broth.

A brown butter bourbon cocktail at The Restaurant At Meadowood in St. Helena, California. Danny and I visited on our honeymoon, and this was our first experience at a Michelin three-star restaurant. Expensive, amazing, and totally worth it. All 12 courses were a whirlwind of playful and delicious food, but man, that cocktail was such a surprise. It was everything I never knew I wanted in a drink. I reached out to the restaurant and got the recipe, which I hope to make soon, and share with you, of course.

A shredded kale salad with yogurt-tahini dressing from 27, the restaurant at Freehand Miami. It inspired me to make a miso-yogurt salad dressing at home. This place was great! Definitely check out The Broken Shaker, a tiny and mighty bar on the other side of the pool. Continue reading  continue reading

Slow-Roasted Salmon


Me, end of November: Give me all your potatoes and pies.
Me, early December: These sweatpants are all that fits me right now. Get that pie away from me.

So in my search of a lighter yet full-flavored dinner, I dug up this recipe I’d bookmarked many Moleskine pages ago for slow-roasted salmon. Continue reading  continue reading