Rue d'Odessa

Memories and Inspiration for Food, Travel and Life

MILES – Restaurant, Bordeaux

if you can get a gastronomic meal for under 30 that is well executed, with fresh / interesting seasonal produce and great service, I’m sold.

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14/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Food Tour of the Marais

Food Tour of the Marais (3rd and 4th arrondissements) Recently I lead a food tour of the Marais and want to make a quick recommendation to anyone wanting a food tour of … Continue reading

15/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Wilmington, NC

So, I am getting married in Wilmington, NC next month and had started this list for my guests…but I should share it with everyone I know in case you visit. … Continue reading

22/04/2013 · 3 Comments

Memories from Bretagne, France

January 2013 I was lucky enough to have some time off this January while waiting for the new kitchen to be ready at the restaurant I’m working at. So, Julian … Continue reading

19/03/2013 · 5 Comments

Article – NPR, Self-Perception Partly To Blame For Fewer Woman Chefs

Self-Perception Partly To Blame For Fewer Woman Chefs January 02, 2013 3:00 PM Listen to the Story All Things Considered Audie Cornish talks to food writer Charlotte Druckman about her … Continue reading

14/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Bones – Paris, France

Bones is now open Tues-Sat 2:30pm-1:30am – 43 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac, Paris, 75011 – phone 09 80 75 32 08 – contact@bonesparis.com I’m really looking forward to trying out this … Continue reading

17/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Au Passage, Paris, France

November 2012 Few things make the grey, rainy days of a Parisian autumn bearable like a good meal. One might think that with the huge number of restaurants per capita … Continue reading

02/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Rolling Stone Cafe and Restaurant, San Remo, Italy

August 2012 Who made these guys god? You might think that when you’re walking away after waiting twenty minutes for a drink at Rolling Stone Cafe… However, if you should … Continue reading

07/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Mini Bar Antonio, San Remo, Italy

August 2012 When in Rome…eat pasta and pizza or whatever you hear the locals talking about. Apparently people stop in San Remo to eat at Mini Bar Antonio near the … Continue reading

07/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Chef Jenny Robie on NPR discussing Beets

This is actually old news but I think it’s great for two reasons: 1. Jenny Robie is an old friend of mine from high school back in NC and is … Continue reading

18/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Les Deux Canailles, Nice, France

July 2012 After the lunch at Alain Llorca with my husband, we were talking to friends about the validity of Michelin starred restaurants, how they get chosen, and what we … Continue reading

16/07/2012 · 2 Comments

Restaurants – Alain Llorca, La Colle sur Loup, France

June 2012 The hotel and restaurant l’Alain Llorca in La Colle Loup near Saint Paul de Vence in the Cote d’Azure has a very enviable location. Situated with an outdoor … Continue reading

02/07/2012 · 4 Comments

Book – Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

June 2012 It’s always interesting to read about others in your profession, how they got where they are, their passions, tastes, and aspirations. I’ve always admired Chef Marcus Samuelsson from … Continue reading

29/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Kitchen Roselli, East Bend, NC

May 2012 East Bend, NC isn’t a place one is likely to go to because it’s one of those small towns you generally drive through. But there is a local … Continue reading

19/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Bar – Chez Jolie, Paris, France

April 2012 Ultimately, Julien and I had under two months to organize and plan our civil wedding and reception in Paris for my American family, overseas friends and his French … Continue reading

17/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Little Richards BBQ, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

May 2012 Finally, home and able to have my favorite BBQ. All I can say, is I had this sandwich three times the first week home. It’s huge, the meat … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Blues Bar-B-Q, Paris

April 2012 Most people know I love BBQ, especially what I consider to be the ‘best’ – Carolina style chopped pork with eastern NC vinegar based sauce on a soft … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · 1 Comment

Restaurant – Ze Kitchen Gallery, Paris, France

April 2012 My father had eaten here years ago and said he really enjoyed it.  So when we sat down to eat here I knew we would like it even … Continue reading

18/04/2012 · 1 Comment

Wine Bar – Frenchie, Paris, France

April 2012 Frenchie is a great restaurant, but it’s not likely you’ll always know three months in advance what day you want to eat there.  Which is why the wine … Continue reading

18/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – L’embellie, Nantes, France

March 2012 L’embellie – This is going to be a special restaurant to me for a few reasons.  First of all this was the dinner that my then boyfriend took me … Continue reading

12/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Manna in Wilmington, NC

January 2010 While in Wilmington visiting old friends the time came to decide where to eat downtown.  A waitress at the restaurant we had been having aperitif mentioned a new … Continue reading

06/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – 12 Bones Smokehouse, Asheville, NC

January 2012 Yes, I’d say I’m from North Carolina.  We moved to NC when I was 14 from New York state.  There were many things to get used to, but one … Continue reading

05/04/2012 · 5 Comments

Restaurant – L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Lyon, France

June 2011 Where else would my father and I go for my 30th birthday?  We were both so excited to finally meet the godfather of classical French cuisine, Paul Bocuse.  … Continue reading

02/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Chez l’Ami Jean, Paris, France

March 2012 Every time I go, I love it. And every time someone should ask my favorite restaurant in Paris, I think ‘Chez l’Ami Jean’ at 24 rue Malar, in the 7eme. If … Continue reading

01/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant – Café de l’Empire, Paris, France

April 2012 There are ton of over priced cafés in the Saint-Germain area of Paris, Café de Flore for example.  I used to live in the 6eme and absolutely love eating out, … Continue reading

01/04/2012 · Leave a comment

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