12.07.2011 § Leave a comment
if you are a downtowner you have probably waited in one or some of the famous momofuku lines. everytime i have a guest in town and want to show them an easy going delicious trendy comfort meal- i take them to momofuku. my fav is the og noodle bar (natalie portman ate there and they are heavily non-friendly to vegetarians), and the pickled oysters at ssam on the bbq bread is ova! i woke up to a friendly email that josh and i are able to bypass the ko reso race and get front row seats again. so grateful to have such knowlegdeable chefs to give me another treat to eat! if you want to call yourself a real new yorker- well then you must dine at one of the momofuku monopoiles, or at least get the blueberry cream cookie from milk. today’s weather is perfect for the momofuku ramen, with pickled spread, legendary berkshire pork buns, and smoked chk wings. xo lili is so ko lucky
12.06.2011 § Leave a comment
thanks to my love, i got my kicks! yes i am the luckiest girl in the whirl. bc i get to twirl in my margiela suede boots with my margiela bag and to thank my boyfriend, i got my dear friends at momofuku ko who are so kind and generous to treat us to our dinner tasting last saturday! the best dish was the shaved foie gras over lychee. if you feel like having an intimate bar night with really good music, food, drinks and watch the chefs cook, you must go, but practice being quick on your mouse clicks bc they do not budge on the reservation list…xo lili loves being booty licious!
12.05.2011 § Leave a comment
if you have any taste in your soul, you must go to corton. like a child, i tippy toed to see through the glass kitchen window, star strucked by paul liebrandt’s gorgeous hair as he carefully swept back his stress. the two men next to me asked me who the chef was. “who do you think?” it was obvious, but of course i knew who the chef was, i had watched his hbo documentary ‘matter of taste’ 3 times, and i am not a person who likes to waste time. the men stared hard in paul’s direction, and i said, “yes, it’s him, the only person without a chef’s hat. look at his passionate face- he is serious about food”. if i had to use one word to describe corton it is “now”. the decor, tasting menu, cocktails, paul’s youth and humilty is what the world needs now. every dish was a version of perfection, and i left dinner so delighted that i have already booked two more reservations this month. i could go on an on, but i highly suggest you do your self a favor and truly learn what flavor is through the artful mastery at corton. xo lili love crushin on corton and chef liebrandt
11.17.2011 § Leave a comment
adieu to single life, hello to almost wife. yes i have a new bf and he’s no mini, he is teaching me to love a full plate. but i don’t know if he knows what he is getting into. he suggested to take me out to sushi yasuda. i told him i am more masa. my love is like black truffles shaved on tagliatelle so generously you’d think it was parmesan. xolili pics via nytimes.com
11.11.2011 § Leave a comment
do two men who are having dinner together both ask you to marry them. they are counselors of the embassy of a country i will keep quiet. one told me he would marry me and the other said he would leave his wife and marry me. every month someone tells me this…very weird. i need to stop being so chatty at restaurants. but shit, i guess i look good! x uh oh lili
10.25.2011 § Leave a comment
do you catch 2 friends having a secret affair, have 2 men ask to marry you before you’ve order ice tea, eat at fig and olive 2 nights in a row, and carry 2 foreign language books in your miu miu just in case you need to catch up on foreign affairs;) xolili is learning italian and german and planning to start her own eu.
10.13.2011 § Leave a comment
08.27.2011 § Leave a comment
the night started semi controlled. i met guava at angel share and there were many men waiitng on blind dates eyeing us hoping we were there to meet them, but instead we kissed each other like lovers. no we didn’t. we did have our favorite cocktail, the itty bitty dirty martini.Then at bonchon we ate the bucket of spicy chicken with a pitcher of ob beer. we taxied uptown to pig n whistle and had a mini photo shoot-with everyone tripping, bc we could not stop giving clavage. you’ll see in our next post. xo lili lounging in irene. hurry up hurricane so we can go out and play…
08.10.2011 § Leave a comment
i was recently scolded on a first date for being late. “you should have told me you were going to be 30 min late.” he later told me the cut off time was 35min, and i just made it by coming in at 32 min! hooray!
in the past i have been complimented for being late. “a classy girl always makes a man wait” – i was late 45min on a lunch date- he was sitting patiently at the table which made him late for an exec mtg afterwards. also late again for him-1.5hrs in the snow rain-i lost my phone so i couldn’t call until i borrowed the cabbie’s cell.
but the best late for a date experience was when i was 1 hr late for a pretty hot guy and he kept text-warning me that guys and girls were hitting on him so i better hurry up. he nicely asked, “will i ever have the honor to see you tonight?” of course i show up and there are two women gagging over him and i just shake my head as we make eye contact between their hair tosses and he gives me the smile ‘told you so’.
late for dates lili