Three years in the making, this 30,000 sqft ode to Chinese food opened its doors in March, 2017. The complex is on Broadway between Stockton and Columbus in San Francisco.
It all begins with a ticket, an “é” ticket if you will. I was fortunate to book a seat at é to coincide with my trip to Las Vegas for a photo workshop. A week before my reservation, a gold ticket arrives in the mail admitting you to an evening of culinary delights. From there, the anticipation builds! (Warning, this post is long…)
Since 2015 this family owned bakery in Dublin, CA has been serving up fresh baked artisanal breads, sweet treats, sandwiches, salads, and Peet’s coffee drinks. Premium Montana wheat berries are stone ground into whole wheat flour daily to ensure freshness, flavor, and maximum nutrition. No preservatives, additives, or dough conditioners are used and breads are pulled hot from the oven between 9:30 am and 11:00 am daily.
Chefs Lon Symesma and Ryan Gorby serve up contemporary interpreations of the street food of Vietnamese and Singaporean hawker fairs. Both trace their culinary history to the venerable Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Since 1996, Parker-Lusseau has been serving up extraordinary pastries, desserts, and wedding cakes in Monterey. Chefs Anne Parker Johnson and Yann Lusseau met in Belgium and were married in 1991. Everything is baked fresh daily at the main Munras location and sold there as two additional locations.
A masterpiece of industrial architecture on the left bank of the Seine, this grand railway station was constructed for the 1900 World Fair. In 1977 the French Government decided to convert the station into a museum that opened in December, 1986. The museum presents mostly French art from 1848 to 1914 in a particularly intimate manner.
Originally a fortress built in the 12th century by Philip Augustus, King of France, it was demolished in 1527 to make way for a Renaissance style residence. It fell into disuse following the completion of the Palace of Versailles. The Louvre opened its doors on August 10, 1793 with an exhibit of more than 500 paintings.
I was completely awestruck by the majestic beauty of St. Chapelle. Our visit coincided with the late afternoon sun streaming through the wrap around stained glass.
Our Airbnb host recommended this pastry shop when we arrived in Barcelona. Located just a few blocks from our apartment, it offered a gorgeous array of taste treats!
When more than a few friends say this place has the best hot chocolate they’ve ever had, it becomes a “must do”! How can a simple hot chocolate be so stellar that it warrants rave reviews?