Random thoughts on food, cooking, restaurants, food products, food literature and kitchen equipment by Bobby Jay, a retired lawyer living in New York and Paris.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
People often ask me what I like to cook, and I always respond that I am very eclectic. Last night we had a cocktail party that turned into what the French call a cocktail dinatoire, which essentially means a cocktail party where the fare is substantial enough to serve as dinner.
Here's the menu, which consists of favorites from various sources (listed) and some that I invented myself:
I am happy to say that our guests stayed late, ate everything, and a good time was had by all. A lot of preparation, but worth it.
This blog records my thoughts and experiences relating to cooking, eating, restaurants, food products and ingredients, kitchen equipment and other matters relating to cuisine.
I do not offer reviews of New York restaurants; there are already enough reviewers and points of view. I will, however, discuss things that I discover at restaurants that may be of interest to others. I will offer brief reviews of selected Paris restaurants, as I am often asked for suggestions by people planning trips to that marvelous and beautiful city. In particular, I report from time to time on my ongoing quest for excellent, reasonably-priced restaurants in Paris; fortunately, there are many.