Category Archives: Dinner

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

So the holidays have come and gone and I’ve taken some much-needed time off to try to reinvent myself and my food.  While I will always stick true to my roots, sometimes it’s nice to make something a little more special.  For me, it has to be my version of beef wellington.  While it may seem fancy or too daunting to tackle in your kitchen; I assure you, this dish is just a matter of a few steps and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.  Moreover, it has that “throwback”, “retro” vibe that I love in cooking.  Granted, some of those recipes need to stay back in 1962…like jello salad.  Let’s get cooking!

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My Second Night In Paris

My second night in Paris~

La Jac Sign

So I must say, that there is an overwhelming sense to literally try everything in sight while in Paris; however, you must be smart about it and go with what the locals are saying.  On my second night in Paris, I wanted to go to something far away from our hotel and force us to dive further into the city.  So, when I came across a restaurant full of curb appeal by the name of “La Jacobine” and read the local reviews; it was a no-brainer.  This restaurant is hidden off of a small, cobble-stone street in a narrow alleyway and it was worth the little treasure hunt we were on to find it.  Right when you walk in, you’re immediately greeted and ushered to a table.  One of my missions-when in France-was to try the onion soup at literally every establishment we visited that had it on their menu.  The night at “La Jacobine” was no exception.  We started with a bottle of their Cotes du Rhone and I immediately ordered their onion soup, of course.  When it came out all blistered and bubbly, it seemed like madness to let it cool off before I dove in.  The base-which I assume was demi-was like velvet on the tongue and was one of the better onion soups I had amidst my stay in France. Continue reading My Second Night In Paris