Haute Plates - March 2017

Dinner Parties and Me

My wife has invited some of her colleagues to our home for dinner tonight. She has requested tacos. In thinking about what I’d make, it occurred to me that I am not as stressed about the situation as I once…

An Opening on Oak and a Closing on Baronne

I get a lot of requests for restaurant recommendations. Sometimes those requests come from people I know, and sometimes from complete strangers. I do my best to respond fully, but I can’t always spare the time to go into great…

Pellitory, or I am a (Forager) Nerd

I have written a few times about foraging. It’s been an on and off-again interest for quite a while. I’ve read a great deal, and done research online, but until recently I’ve been reluctant to actually eat anything.  That’s because…

Gelato on Freret

It has become cliché to say that this street or that street is the “new Magazine” for restaurants, but I’ll be damned if it’s not pretty accurate when it comes to Freret Street. It’s fascinating to have watched the transformation of…