Pineapple and Pearls

It is good to be back. My first experience at Pineapple and Pearls was a phenomenal one. The meal was a spotless show of perfectly crafted and whimsical dishes. The service was warm and friendly, carrying out Chef Silverman’s philosophy.  Never had a restaurant resonated with me so much on a personal level. My second…

Marea

Marea is a bucket list restaurant for me. I have always been a fan of Chef Michael White’s pasta and after multiple visits to Osteria Morini, I was finally given the chance to have dinner at Morini’s sister restaurant, Marea. Marea, unlike many other Italian restaurants, specializes in the coastal cuisine of Italy, primarily seafood….

Gramercy Tavern [1]

Gramercy Tavern has a rich legacy. Its empowering exposed wooden beams and cherry-blossom filled pavilion sets the stage for a transcendent experience. It is famed for its attention to detail, but more importantly, its ability to provide a progressive, haute American cuisine that is showcased in its affordable seasonal tasting menus. The first course was…

Pineapple and Pearls

A perfect restaurant is very hard to come by. When Michelin released its DC guide, only 3 restaurants received the 2 stars accolade, Pineapple and Pearls being one of them. The meal at Pineapple and Pearl is unique in its owner’s ideal. Chef Aaron Silverman champions the philosophy of progressive fine dining, focusing more on…

The Modern

It is good to be back. I know that I would be landing in New York City on my birthday. With a little forward planning, I was able to secure a table at one of New York’s best restaurant. This was not my first time. I had lunch at The Modern only a few months…

The Modern

My decision to come to The Modern was purely coincidental. A surprise 24 hours in New York City gave me a chance to explore the culinary capital of America. Browsing through Opentable, I happened to stumble upon an open lunch reservation at The Modern. Without a shred of hesitation, I jumped at it. Danny Meyer’s…

Babbo Ristorante Enoteca

I’ve always wanted to try out what Mario Batali has to offer. Back when I was young, I would always see Batali battled it out on Iron Chef. For a while, it was super difficult to get a reservation at For a while, it was super difficult to get a reservation at his flagship restaurant,…

Eleven Madison Park

I am very lucky. When Eleven Madison Park was the recipient of the “World Best Restaurant” title for 2017, they were booked out for the following months. I was lucky enough to avoid the mad rush for reservation. I had my dinner on November 23rd, 2016, only a few months before their rise to fame….