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serge the concierge
Montclair, New Jersey
20 Years in Food and Wine Sphere
Interests: music, travel, business, food, wine, cheese, ideas, movies, technology, books, japan, practically green, consumed to thrifty
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Treats Trump Tricks, Halloween Illustrated Banshee Balls Also Salts made from Tears of Envy (featured in 2015) Both by way of Hoxton Street Monster Supplies (...'for the living, dead, and undead') Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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After Elegance for Dessert with Lacquered Peaches from Lark' Cooking Wild in the Northwest' Cookbook (Sasquatch Books, August 2016) by chef John Sundstrom, here's a helping of fish as secomd recipe from the book Nettles Galore, April in Whidbey Island, Neah Bay Halibut with Creamed Nettles and Morels For a few weeks in April, we have a lovely convergence of spring delights: fresh halibut, young and tender stinging nettles, and the first true morels of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Bagpipes, Celtic Groove with a Twist, Carlos Cassado Project, Union Square Station, October 7 Bagpipes always bring to mind my native Brittany Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Tins Swimming Upstream At DeLaurenti, Pike Place, Seattle One of the best surprises I had in town Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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It's hard to squeeze the essence of 315 pages of 400 Years of Drinking in American South narrated Deftly by Robert F. Moss in Southern Spirits (Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, April 12, 2016) Best thing I could do is give you a taste of it. Don't expect to find a book full of cocktail recipes between the covers of 'Southern Spirits'. It is a serious expose on history of '400 years of drinking in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
Dinner Plates on my Bucket List, For @sergetheconcierge who asked about Colorscapes dinner plates and if they are compatible with saucy dishes! Hopefully this helps! #noritake A video posted by Noritake (@noritakechina) on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:08am PDT Noritake Drops Water Video on Instagram to Show Me How Saucy Dinner Can Be in their Colorscapes plates. (* This is not a sponsored post) Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Bond Street is not paved of Gold (* Photo from corner of Bond Street and Lafayette) Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Fits 2 and a Half Coffee Lovers, ETG Coffee and Bakery, Fremont, Seattle Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Unmask Halloween Costume Ideas with this Capsule from UBC 'Museum of Anthropology' Orchids or toothy fish? A dash of drama Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Seed your Soup, No VC Needed, Pomegranate Soup by Way of Azarbaijan from Samarkand, Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus (Kyle Books, June 2016) by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford. Pomegranate Soup Serves 4 150g yellow split peas 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 cinnamon stick 1 litre hot vegetable stock 400ml pomegranate juice 2 tablespoons... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Best Looking Okra I Have Ever Seen from Kernan Farms at Brooklyn Farmers Market near Botanical Garden Captured on August 27, 2016 Companion piece: Irmin Schmidt (Can) spills the beans on Cooking and Okra Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Emission inspection in Gowanus extra, Slice of salted caramel apple pie from Four and Twenty Blackbirds Looks like since my last visit (also for emission inspection also) neighborhood is slowly getting gentrified. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Fifth Avenue Red Light Stop Quick Shot, Night Falling on New York Concierge at work on one of his Big Apple runs this week Last day of Summer Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Butter in rainbow of colors except yellow, at Buttercraft in Portland (Oregon) patio is where yellow is. Breton in me could not resist the call of butter after reading quote from Buttercraft's owner that 'there is not enough butter in our life'. I hopped on the bus to Sellwood neighborhood and had the pleasure to chat with owner Milla Woller, a native of Memphis who counted butter as a second passion while making heritage pig... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Real and imaginary worlds all mapped out at Metsker Maps right outside Pike Place Market... Practical note: they sell stamps, including for international mail. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Elegance for Dessert, Lacquered Peaches from Lark' Cooking Wild in the Northwest' cookbook (Sasquatch Books, August 2016) by chef John Sundstrom... I did not have a chance to sample John's fare while in Seattle early August so I guess it's one more reason to pay a second visit to the city. Lacquered Peaches with Rum Caramel Sauce and Almond Ice Cream This combination of butter and sugar–roasted peaches, rum caramel, and almond ice cream
is otherworldly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Imagine life without artichokes. You will not be able to, after tasting artichoke recipes like this one from Cooking Blokes and Artichokes, A Modern Man's Kitchen Handbook (Kyle Books, April 2016) by chef Brendan Collins of Birch restaurant in Los Angeles. Roasted Baby Artichokes With Bacon And Balsamic Vinegar For the past fifteen years or so, it seems like every restaurant in the western hemisphere has had Brussels sprouts, bacon, and balsamic vinegar on its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Beer as Form of Hydration Cyclists Outside Granville Island Brewing, Vancouver Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Morning Stroll Minus Tea in Nitobe Memorial Garden, A haven of peace on campus of UBC in Vancouver This past Thursday (August 11, 2016) Tokyo Thursdays #312 Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Escargot Meatballs, Vietnamese Lunch at Tamarind Tree A Seattle spot with many fans, myself included after August 8 meal. I missed it at first from main street as it's kinda tucked in back of parking lot of strip mall. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Kwakwaka' wakw Territories Mapped Out at Museum of Anthropology UBC, Vancouver Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Beet the heat with Summer Borscht from Samarkand, Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus (Kyle Books, June 2016) by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford. Summer Borscht with Sour Cream and Chives Serves 4 4 beets, peeled and coarsely chopped 3 carrots, coarsely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 small onion, coarsely chopped 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 bay leaf 4 black peppercorns 2 cloves 1 teaspoon sugar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Coyotes in the Area, Warning to Members of Green College Dining Society at University of British Columbia (UBC) Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Pulled 'La Petite Paille' 2010 Cuvée Noir out of bale of wines at Swirl, a Yaletown store dedicated to selling British Columbia wines only and educating palates. Owner Jeff Wong was conducting a small in-store tasting while I was there. Wine is produced by Little Straw Vineyards in West Kelowna, owned by 6 people including Susan Ursuliak. This is an interesting blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Blau Frankish from BC VQUA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Serge the Concierge
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Water and Heights, Morning View of Vancouver from my 'UBC' 13th Floor Window of my Ponderosa Studios room No, I am not going back to school. University books these as hotel rooms to visitors while students are away. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Serge the Concierge