C-CAP Recap 2015

For the last three years, we’ve always marked our calendars, cleared our schedules and looked forward to attending C-CAP’s Annual Benefit. This year’s event was especially significant as C-CAP celebrated its 25th Anniversary and honored Dick Parsons (former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner) and Executive Chef Alexander Smalls. Both are partners at Minton’s and … More C-CAP Recap 2015

Say Cheese

Half of Foodie Pleasure (Kristina) loves cheese so it was a pleasant surprise that a recent Chopped episode was titled “Say Cheese!” The chefs had to use two types of cheese in each round, and we enjoyed seeing how the the varieties took shape throughout the rounds. As you know, we live and work in NY and … More Say Cheese

Cheers for 25 Years

Our past interviews with Chef Kelvin Fernandez, Pastry Chef Thiago Silva and Food Network Star Yvan Lemoine introduced us to the non-profit organization, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). We’ve been fortunate to attend great C-CAP events in the past and are excited for this year’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Benefit taking place on March 3rd at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty. … More Cheers for 25 Years

Behind the Smoke

Through our social media, we often hear about chefs setting up pop-up kitchens in NYC and beyond.  Last week, Kimchi Smoke, which blends Korean favorites with smoked meats, popped up on the Lower East Side at the Old Bowery Station. The hungrier half of FP (Allen) decided to stop by and satisfy his craving for the much-anticipated Ramen … More Behind the Smoke

Downton Goes Uptown

Have you caught the Downton Abbey fever? Kristina has, and she’s trying to get Allen on board. For that reason, we’re counting the days until Thursday when our friend Francine Segan (Twitter: @FrancineSegan) gives a talk at the 92Y entitled “Downton Abbey: The Art of Dining.” With food from Fresh Direct and tea from Tea … More Downton Goes Uptown

Belgian Brunch

A few weeks ago, half of FP (Kristina) met friends for an early Sunday brunch in NYC. Finding a good spot that is open on the early side can be tricky, but Petite Abeille near Union Square delivered. I usually goes for savory brunch, but Petite Abeille is known for their Belgian waffles, so I decided … More Belgian Brunch

Brunch in Brooklyn

A recent visit to Brooklyn led us to Applewood for brunch with friends. It was highly recommended and, from the line outside, we could tell it was the place to be for brunch. The menu was simple but hearty and we decided on the New York Fried Chicken (Allen) and Seasonal Vegetable Omelette (Kristina). Allen’s … More Brunch in Brooklyn