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Jean-Luc
San Francisco
Interests: Food, travel, motorcycle, wine
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Jean-Luc added a favorite at The Oleboo blog
Dec 16, 2009
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I haven't found New York that changed in 10 years but of course there was an expected dramatic change! I'm glad that I didn't see it earlier when it was still a total destruction and trauma site. Of course the memory of the atrocity is still here, the towers' absence is grueling. But there is now so much activity, so much energy to make the site shine again that seeing the site was bearable. In fact there is not much to see in the "hole". I felt half ashamed to want to have a peek at it, almost like the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at W1000's blog
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Dec 8, 2009
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Dec 8, 2009
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Dec 8, 2009
Have a glass for me guys. And Happy Birthday to you Jeremy!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2009 on On our way to Wente at The Oleboo blog
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The Meatpacking district of New York used to be rough with mostly dive bars like this one. But, with Pastis, Spice Market is one of the two original restaurants that started 10 years ago to transform this blue collar neighborhood into a hip place. I'd never been to Spice Market though and was lucky to get right away a spot at the kitchen counter. I love watching pro cooks do their things. The Spice Market kitchen is very long and narrow so I could see pretty much everything. The menu is not that big but still, it was impressive to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at W1000's blog
Jean-Luc added a favorite at Hungry Frenchman
Dec 4, 2009
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Dec 4, 2009
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Hard to be more touristy but I even went to the Rockefeller Center, because the Xmas tree is such a big tradition in NY. Getting closer but certainly not lonelier! Times Square is unreal at night with huge walls of LCD signs surrounding it. And in a middle small bistrots chairs and table like if we were in some terrace in Provence. Only difference is that the sun would be replaced by UV lights :) Different place, different style... This last one was quite strange: two attractive young ladies lightly dressed in a corner window of 5th avenue! I think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at W1000's blog
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New York is the first place where I lived in the US and for that reason (but not only) it will always have a special place in my heart. I haven't been here for more than 10 years though so I'm thoroughly enjoying these few days of work here. New York for me is an atmosphere, an energy unlike any other and plenty of other details: crowds rushing of the subway all over the streets, yellow cabs omnipresent, honks, sirens... It's also the food vendors on the streets: I never acquired the taste for pretzels though. The music in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at W1000's blog
Jean-Luc is now following Alex Deve
Jul 25, 2009
Ben oui, ca, ou il est ???
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2009 on But where is JeJe? at The Oleboo blog
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Wow, I haven't had such a feast for some time! Fantastic and still light - the advantage of sticking to sea products of course. That said I fully agree with the sea products being definitely not on par with the ones found on restaurants (or stores in Europe). But if you know the very few good addresses you can have some excellent stuff. Trying to save some money (la crise, la crise... ;) we engaged in a real marathon to the Alemany Farmers market (the fish 'store' was in vacation), and even Costo: they often times have an excellent fresh and wild halibut. This time the spine lobster (langouste) we bought were smalling so bad that we had to bring them back :( More pricey of course but the Embarcadero ended up being the best choice for that one....
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2009 on Menu from saturday night dinner at Hungry Frenchman
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