Posts Tagged ‘ Restaraunt ’

The Maison Blanche.

blanche(1) maisonblanch5(1) ??????????????If the city is called Casablanca (White House), creating an all-white interior for a restaurant there isn’t a major creative break-through. But Christophe Pillet, the designer of the Maison Blanche (White House), reflected the omnipresent white back on itself with smoked mirrors, and created a vertigo-inducing vessel-of-a-space that forces one to look again.  The 600 square-meter (approx. 6500 sq.ft.) restaurant and bar, opened in July 2012 at La Place Mohamed Abdou and La Rue du Commandant Lamy, facing the Parc de la Ligue Arave. Maison Blanche Casablanca is the baby sister of Maison Blanche Fes, opened in 2009.  Maison Blanche Casablanca feels like a container, a bottle, or a jewellery box where the guest will appear as the filling, the jewel, the berry, or the decoration. Chef Thierry Vaissière’s cuisine will likely bring the guests back again for another look at themselves and their chic friends.

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The 10 Most Expensive Foods In The World.

From food app dishpal comes an infographic detailing some of the most expensive foods in the world, among which are gold-lined, truffle-laced and wine soaked foods.  The most expensive dish is a $16,000 meat pie sold at the Fence Gate Inn in Lancashire. Filled with 6 lbs of Kobe beef, each slice will set you back $2,000.  What does that princely sum buy you? A meat pie marinated in two bottles of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, filled with truffles and Matsusake mushrooms, and edible 23-carat gold for garnish.  At New York’s Westin hotel at Times Square, chef Frank Tujague created a limited time $1,000 bagel stuffed with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with gold leaves (pictured above).  And from BrewDog in Scotland comes an $800 to $1,100 pint of Belgian ale that comes in a dead, squirrel carcass.  Other expensive foods on the graphic include a $12,000 pizza topped with lobster, caviar, eight different cheeses and hand-picked Australian river salt from Italy.  And there is a Samundari Khazana Seafood Curry at $3,000, ironically released to coincide with the film Slumdog Millionaire….

Concrete Blonde.

I’m the type of guy who’s quite infatuated with blondes, and I also, like… uh concrete, I suppose.  Anyway, point being, is that Concrete Blonde doesn’t have a whole lot to do with either of those lovely concepts (cept for the interior design), but it’s still a wonder to behold.  I really like the work of Sydney’s Dreamtime Australia Design.  Dreamtime director Michael McCann and team are the designers of the Concrete Blonde restaurant recently launched in Potts Point at Kings Cross in Sydney.  Concrete Blonde is a 100-seat restaurant presided over by chef Patrick Dang who has brought the many nuances of his international experience to the stylish tables of Concrete Blonde. I love the stunning fireplace, the retro comic-book mural and the clever metal “tin-can” wall slots for firewood. The strong focus on metal evokes thoughts of industrial kitchens and huge dining halls, yet the atmosphere manages also to exude inviting warmth.  As it should be, the best feature of Concrete Blonde is the food. There are many options, plus the menu changes – the chefs here are capable of experimenting and improvising while focusing on freshness, local produce, Berkshire Pork, Murrylands Farm lamb.  But for now, all I can offer you is photos of the design.  Check the method.

Raising The ‘Waterbar’

The other day, I was feeling a bit opulent and decided to go out a decadent seafood dinner. One of the spots on my list of possibles was a restaurant in the Embarcadero district of San Francisco named “Water Bar”, and I’m glad I checked it out. The Executive chef Parke Ulrich is an amazing guy, and their food is incredible. The ambiance is great, (although I did catch a few people staring at me, wondering why a black 9th grader was at the bar eating oysters and drinking tequila) and the service is exquisite. They’re happy hour lasts from 11:30 in the morning to 6 p.m. every weekday, and has $1 oysters. So the next time your in the mood for some shellfish on a Monday, check out Waterbar.

(If you’ve got a facebook page, click here to see their Lobster Roll video)

DOSA, San Francisco.

Anyone who knows me personally knows that the one thing I do as much as work, is eat. (The hostesses in some restaurants know my name before I even eat there). I love all different types of food, but some of the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had has come from an establishment named Dosa. Their menu is unique and extensive, and everything from their food down to their website is pristine. I was introduced to Dosa by one of my best friends, and every time I’ve eaten there has been exquisite. The exert below, describing the Dosa restaurant is directly from their website.

DOSA, San Francisco’s first South Indian Restaurant, has opened a second location in the City’s burgeoning Fillmore district to further explore the broad and diverse reaches of the South Indian culinary landscape. The new eco-friendly restaurant can not only accommodate more guests with a larger venue, but also highlights a greater breadth of regional Southern Indian specialties and showcases the urban Indian dining experience at its best through a comprehensive wine and spice-infused cocktail program.

Dosa also opened up a new location in the Fillmore. Check the video below about the second Dosa in S.F.