[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: November 29, 2009]
Obliged to zip over to London, ten years ago this week, I was determined to make it home for Thanksgiving.
[Pigging by Wilfrid: November 30, 2009]
A week off, more or less, for the post-Thanksgiving Pig, and I send belated holiday wishes to all my readers. I hope you enjoyed your turkey, wild or tame, roast or deep-fried or cooked for eighty hours sous vide.
But to give you a taste of what's been going on, and what's to come in December, here are a few pictures from restaurants I won't be reviewing, as well as some hints about reviews in progress.
[Pigging by Wilfrid: November 23, 2009]
I had only one evening free for restaurant dining on my recent San Francisco trip, and the consensus of local opinion directed me to Quince, recently re-located to a quiet side street in what I still think of as the Barbary Coast neighborhood.
It's just a step from Chinatown, in any case, and the glow from the large windows makes it easy to find.
[Free stuff by Wilfrid: November 23, 2009]
Ekin Yasin made such nice comments about the Pink Pig, that I could hardly resist her invitation to attend the first New York meet-up hosted by Gourmates.
In any case, empanadas were involved. My thanks to the gentleman who held the plate for the photo, as there was nowhere to put it down.
[A Pig at Large by Wilfrid: November 23, 2009]
I just wanted to wrap up on the subject of the Foodbuzz blogging shindig in SF by linking to just some of the characters I met.
Impossible to link to everyone, but if you want to contemplate the ocean of online food writing out there, dive in here.
[New York Peasant by Wilfrid: November 23, 2009]
I left the crushed reception for the Tim Burton show at MOMA with a greater appreciation of him as an artist, and impressed by the volume as well as the inventiveness of his work. So what's the problem?
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: November 23, 2009]
I suppose it's a venison time of year, and this week ten years ago I prepared a nice saddle with a red wine sauce and chestnuts and baked sweet potatoes. A 1990 Nuits-St-Georges "Les Vaucrains" was surely a decent accompaniment.
[Pigging by Wilfrid: November 16, 2009]
Danny Meyer's new Roman trattoria in the former Wakiya space at the Gramercy Hotel is excellent, and I am going to tell you exactly why.
I dined there late on day three: too soon to review a restaurant? Sure, but in this case the food, wine and service didn't miss a beat.
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: November 16, 2009]
A bit of catching up to do with the dusty old memoir. We had just squeezed past Hallowe'en 1999, as I recall, and it looks like the following week or two saw some casual dining around town.