Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bear Shaped Donuts

It’s been a while since I’ve played around with making something cute on my blog. After my successful donut making attempt, I knew what I wanted to tackle next.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano

I’ve been on a quest to check off more restaurants on my to-do list lately. Pizzeria Bruno has been on the list for quite a while.

Pizzeria Bruno is San Diego’s first restaurant to offer Naples style wood fire pizza.  All pizzas are baked in a custom built wood-fired brick domed oven with a VPN certified pizzaiolo (pizza maker) named Peter.

After reading glowing reviews on Serious Eats and Gastronomy Blog, I knew I had to check out Pizzeria Bruno.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chocolate Bouchon

The Bouchon Bakery has been on my mind lately. I’ve been making lists of food places I want to visit for trips I haven’t yet planned, but fully intend to accomplish within the next few years. My New York trip list includes a trip to Bouchon Bakery for the macarons, oreos and chocolate bouchon.

A few weekends ago, my siblings went to Vegas. I had hoped they could stop off at the Bouchon Bakery at The Venetian and bring me back some of Thomas Keller’s treats, but they found the walk too far (though they did bring me back some treats from Jean Philippe’s Patisserie).

I don’t know if I can replicate his famous macarons, but I thought I could try to bring Thomas Keller’s chocolate bouchons into my kitchen since I can’t go visit his. Bouchon means cork in French, and the rich dessert is baked to resemble the shape of the cork.