It’s been one year since I last updated this blog. I guess I’ll get back to it and start off with food. Last year, Eleven Madison Park offered an 11-course retrospective tasting menu featuring signature dishes from the years it’s been opened, for a limited time only. Named “The World’s Best Restaurant” of 2017, I booked a table right away, since I had never been there. Pro tip: ask for a tour of the kitchen. They brought us to the back after the meal was over and mixed us dessert cocktails! That was probably the highlight of the entire meal for me.
Gougère with grated gruyere (2006)
Sea Urchin – cappuccino with peekytoe crab and cauliflower (2006)
Little neck clam – clambake with velouté and parker house rolls (2011)
Prawn roulade with avocado and yogurt (2007)
Foie gras torchon with maple syrup and pain d’epice (2004)
Carrot tartare with rye toast and condiments (2012)
You have to put in a little work here, mixing according to your liking.
Turbot poached zucchini and squash blossom (2007)
Winter in Provence – black truffle, celery root, potato and chèvre frais (2009)
Suckling pig confit with rhubarb, leeks and cipollini onion (2010)
Milk and honey with dehydrated milk foam and bee pollen (2010)
Chocolate palette with peanut butter and popcorn ice cream (2008)
My mom has a sewing machine. I’ve wanted to learn how to use it for the longest time but either she didn’t have time or I didn’t have time. Finally, I stumbled upon this place on Yelp and saw the great ratings and reviews.
Make Workshop. The founder and Sew Everything Workshop author Diana Rupp was the instructor at the Intro to the Sewing Machine class I took. She was so nice and knowledgable! It was a 2 hour class, all materials included for $80.
First, we picked our fabric, thread, and button for what we were about to make.
I’m a real noob when it comes to sewing. Diana was great at explaining every little detail and since there were only 8 people in the class, she gave us individual attention.
We learned how to thread the machine during class and practiced about 3-4 times. Of course, some machines are different so we’ll always have to read the specific machine’s manual first.
You don’t intimidate me anymore, sewing machine!
We pressed our products and sewed our buttons on.
Ta-da! (These are wallets, by the way, if you couldn’t tell.) They also fit my phone perfectly.
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