Archive for January, 2009

Sashimi of Sea Bass w/ Blood Orange & Ginger Vinaigrette

Today a quick post on how to wow your guests in 5 minutes or less. This is not the kind of dish you can pull from your sleeve at a moment’s notice but with a little planning, pristine fish and inspiration – the results are 3 michelin stars worth. The secret of this great appetizer lies […]


Spicy Linguine w/ Chorizo, Baby Squid & Smoked Paprika

I don’t speak squid but if i did, i would have heard them squeak. The poor things didn’t even stand a chance in front of my voracious appetite, nothing ever does. Did you notice the freaky little legs sticking out? It was an attempt to run away from me but it was hopeless. I turn […]


Poached Halibut with Pistachio Gremolata & Lemon Mousseline Sauce

You will never die of boredom in New York. Last week was rich in events in the city between below-freezing temperatures, an airplane suddenly turning into a cruise-ship and a friendly visit from the world-famous Mark of No Special Effect. A last minute dinner party at Big Bossman’s unfortunately cut our meet-up a bit short, […]


Gnocchi with Lamb Ragù & Sheep’s Milk Ricotta

Last summer i made a Ricotta Gnocchi with Guanciale, Fava beans, Peas & Chanterelles that was a big hit around here. Today i’m presenting you a delicious winter version of potato gnocchi with a lamb ragù that will stick to your bones and hopefully, help you survive winter. Who said there wasn’t any love in […]


La Cense Giveaway Winner

Have you heard of the legend of the barking cow? A monk once asked Joshu, a Zen master: “Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?” Joshu replied, “Mu.” The monk then asked Joshu, “Has a cow Buddha-nature?” The Zen master looked the monk in the eye and replied, “Woof.” This story left me puzzled so i […]