Category Archives: Restaurants

BOULUD SUD CAFE

Daniel’s BAULUS SUD Cafe is one of the most pleasant dining experiences in Manhattan.

It was New Year’s Eve………and also our friend Dianne’s birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dianne.

Cream of wild mushrooms……….

Chateaubriand steak………


Fresh tuna in mushroom caps


Whatever it was……….devine.


“Please sir……can I have some more”

 

BIRTHDAY LUNCH with Friends

Lunch with friends…..at O’Henry’s.  I made everyone wear a silly hat.

$275 GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

For 40 years this has been my “GO TO” place for steak………the HOMESTEAD STEAK HOUSE.

It was opened in 1868………..and is a bit pricey……….but….oh the STEAKS!

For the GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH you will have to fork over $275 plus tax and tip.  They use cheese that can only be bought at auction in Japan.

Good homemade PEANUT BUTTER is used………….for $89.

MY PORTERHOUSE is still only $125……….enough for two.

Potatoes are extra.

The many layered chocolate cake is standard fare……….but delicious.

HOTEL LUTETIA PARIS…….Renovated for $200 million…..and now open.

In the 1920’s……  guests were Charles de Gaulle, James Joyce, Albert Camus.  Picasso and Matisse lived here in the 1030’s.  In the 1950’s Josephine Baker crooned in the bar.


More recent guests ……..Brad Pitt and Catherine Deneuve…..and the list goes on.

After 100 years………the grand LUTETIA is once again grand.  When I stayed here in 1970….my room was $20 [and that was a lot]……..now it is almost $1000.

Bar Josephine…..Murano glass chandeliers ………new baths.  There are seven signature suites  but those go for $5000 a night.

$180 dollar steak sandwich……..in NYC

And you can get yours at a new sandwich shop called DON WAGYU in the wall Street area.  Comes with french fries and a half of a pickle.  Wall Streeters are standing in line for the sandwich.

Tax and tip are extra.

DESIGNING DIGITAL COLOR at the Cooper Hewitt

The Cooper Hewitt Museum on Fifth Avenue…..part of the Smithsonian………is in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion…….

The Museum itself is as unique as the exhibitions.

Gallery Goer……..and the map of the state of Michigan………

Me…….in the wallpaper room……….in front of a wallpaper that I designed.

Art before digital………and the creation of art today created digitally.

Renate………a fashion designer………is visiting from Paris……..so we toured the exhibit together.

The museum has a garden…..perfect for a lunch break………

 

VENICE • Club del Doge Restaurant

 

ON MY BUCKET LIST for this year……..