Monday, July 25, 2011

heirloom LA food truck

darling ess,

oh how i wish you were here to savour some of these delicious treats tonight from the heirloom LA food truck... there's even a french dip!

Tonights Menu:
*Taco Truck "Estillo Heirloom" with Homemade Tortillas
*Roasted and Marinated Halibut with Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo and Suzie Organic Farms Guajillo Salsa
*Prime Cap Steak Carne Asada with Chipotle Salsa and Guacamole
*Roasted Vegetable Caponata with Cumin Crème Fraiche and Diced Tomatoes
*El "Wet Burrito" With Montana Short Ribs Braised in Syrah and Borlotti beans with Spicy Wild Rice, Cilantro, Pickled Mcgrath Baby Carrots and drenched in Green Tomatillo and Jack Cheese.
*Grilled McGrath Farms Ears of Corn with Browned Butter, Toasted Almonds, Chili Aioli, Lemon and Homemade Queso Fresco
*French Dip "Torta" with Shaved Prime Rib, Melty Provolone Cheese, Spicy Mustard on Baguette and Dipped into rich Beef Jus
*Grilled Sweet and Sour Flat Breads with Cipolinni, Peppadew,  Almond Romesco and Buttermilk Crème Fraiche Ranch Dressing
*Farmers Market Salad with Cumin Roasted Carrots, Pickled Green Beans, Walnut Gazpacho Vinaigrette and Baked Ricotta
*And the Standards....Signature Lasagna Cupcakes and The PB& Strawberry Jam Doughnut...

and then we could pop inside SLW for the wine tasting.

instead you enjoying your own version of 'savoury' on the sandy shores of your lovely island
enjoy your holiday doll.
j bird

p.s. saw a great show at the bowl last night which included amazing performances by janelle monae followed by stevie wonder....brilliant!

p.s.s. love that stripey stella poncho!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

desktop clutter


one look at the chaos on my desktop proves i am loving a whole lotta things these days:

  • this mushroom house in cincinnati
  • a stripey silk stella mccartney poncho
  • faye dunaway and steve mcqueen. you can feel the heat off this one. (from ?)
  • more funghi (again, where ??? someone's tumblr...)
  • great bracelet caught on tommy ton's haute looks
all'amitriciana and marimekko love coming soon.


vintage marimekko

darling ess,
wish i had a little extra cash to buy you a belated birthday present of vintage marimekko.
i do have a package here that needs to be sent so keep your eyes open.
love you,
. _ _ _   _ _ _   . _ _
(my name in morse code)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

chez panisse and more

darling xs,

oh how i wished you were with us on our culinary adventure in SF this past weekend! dinner at Delfina friday night , shopping at the farmer's market at the Ferry Building early Saturday, then lunch at Zuni cafe (i'm making a special trip back just for the roast chicken next time!)
we then headed up to Marin County to rest our tummies before heading to Napa on Monday night.
on our way back to LA we had lunch at Chez Panisse and I thought of you + Alice + David as I savored each and every bite - i had the rocket salad, the chicken and finished with the apricot tart with ice cream....pinch me.

don't you worry doll... we are going to re-visit your culinary adventure here again over a FEW days not ONE.
in the meantime, enjoy your amatriciana birthday meal at the boys tonight.

love you,

p.s. was very sad on the ride back to hear our lovely Cy has left us.

Monday, July 4, 2011


dear jow

of all days, i just happened to be going through some papers yesterday, and found this. was it really only a year ago?

re-reading, i am reminded of what kind of mistake it was to try and have a beautiful breakfast, a tofu and kimchee taco from the korean taco truck, and lunch at pizzeria mozza, all on the same day as this gorgeousness.
gluttons for punishment are we.

today i would start with the apricots and burrata, and maybe those ricotta dumplings, then have the chicken with parmesan pudding, and hopefully the lamb tagine with dandelion and kumquat marmalade.

and it sounds like you had a delicious weekend... do tell!


ps and after all that it would be back to mozza for the budino. yum.