Category Archives: Bakeries

Catch It: Ole & Steen

The mystery of love is like being in love with Cinnamon swirl at Ole & Steen. Yesterday, I stopped in their Bryant Park location and purchased a sumptuous Cinnamon swirl and coffee. I sat in a comfortable chair, looking onto … Continue reading

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Catch It: Michel Cluizel a French-Style Café

At daybreak this past Monday, I received a telephone call from my friend Liz in Stockholm, Sweden. She was with friends in her quaint home and mentioned her parents were visiting New York City in May. “Could you meet up … Continue reading

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Catch It: Hungarian Pastry Shop

On Sundays after church service at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, I usually saunter to the Hungarian Pastry Shop at 1030 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025. The Hungarian Pastry Shop is a little gem of the … Continue reading

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Catch It: Eli’s Essentials

Embracing the spirit of nature is simple for me. Like last Saturday, walking in the splendor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) with my dear friend Marie. Later, we took a break to catch up at the American Wing … Continue reading

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Catch It: Tribeca Treats

Three Sundays ago, I pulled out my favorite recipe book: The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child. I had decided to bake a cake for an event at my home. I turned to page 96: Cake for Company and read, … Continue reading

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Catch It: Chef Farnabe at Petrossian

What makes a distinct dining experience for me? It is the cuisine, the atmosphere and conversations with someone special. Usually, though, we don’t get to meet the people who work behind the scenes to create these unforgettable meals. Several weeks … Continue reading

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Catch It: Gotham Scoop 2016

For the start of the New Year, and years gone by, I relish the joy of walking throughout New York City and writing about my adventures in all things: Coffee, Cuisine and Conversations. Each experience is unexpected manna from heaven. … Continue reading

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