Friday, March 28, 2008

Alain Ducasse's Jules Verne

To finish out my birthday week, I went to eat at Alain Ducasse's Jules Verne which is his restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. For those of you who don't know, Alain Ducasse is another 3 star chef with restaurants all over the world including NY and Tokyo and the one I just worked at Plaza Athenee. This was a TREAT! The meal was exceptional :) You can view for yourself in the pictures. As usual, I took notes, so feel free to contact me for further information! I would send anyone here in a heart beat! It was worth the money :)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008

It's been a year since my last birthday...duh. So i thought I would post pictures of me through the year (well...since i arrived in Paris). Enjoy...i know I am just laughing my ass off! I've changed A LOT(and not just in looks) The caption is to the right of the picture. I hope it's not too confusing!

This was me on the first day of school Jan 3, 2007

Eiffle Tower on Jan 7, 2007

Basic Dinner Feb 23, 2007

Basic Pub: March 9, 2007
My 26th Birthday March 27, 2007

Intermediate dinner April 19, 2007

Versaille May 5, 2007

Pride June 30, 2007

Visit with Casey July 15, 2007

Superior Dinner July 27, 2007

Out with my friends Aug 4, 2007

Superior Party August 26, 2007
Superior Graduation Aug 28, 2007

Friend's lasts night Sept 29, 2007

Professional Program Oct 11, 2007

Disney Oct 27, 2007

HEG November 23, 2007

New Years Eve Dec 31/Jan 1 2007/8

Gerard Mulot Jan 4, 2008

Cabaret Jan 20, 2008
Pompidou Center March 3, 2008

And now a slide show of my birthday day! However...I had a glass of champagne in my hand the entire I didn't take any pictures of the actual party! Ooops :) (check out my ADORABLE new red sexy top from Italy that Asima got me for my birthday!!!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Guy Savoy

It's my Birthday week...yes I said week...and because of it, I am treating myself to a wonderful week in Paris! So to start off, Monday was my last day of work. And Tuesday I went to Guy Savoy! My roommate knows the Chef de Partie there so she got me a HUGE deal. For those of you who don't know Guy Savoy he is a famous Chef in Paris and his restaurant is 3 Michelin starred which is a HUGE deal! So being able to eat there was a TREAT! I was also able to get a picture with him! He has 4 other restaurants around Paris and now one in Las Vegas! (if you are in the states I recommend it!) Anyway, I took pictures of my meal. I also took notes. Feel free to contact me if you want to hear them :) (i was picky as usual)

It was a GREAT first meal for my birthday week! I have to give a shout out to Ms Glaze for making this all happen for me! Hopefully I'll get to meet her shortly! Thanx! Stay tuned...other exciting things are going to happen :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Today was my last day of work! I worked in the morning and the crew was a bit different than I normally work with. But nonetheless, it was fun! Here are a couple of pictures of a rocher that I got to pack in little P.A. bags! Then I smuggled one home for Asima :)

Other than that I glazed all the cakes and got to make a fruit coulis at work! It was a pretty boring day...but it went quickly! And the big clean today was short...and then I got to leave early! 6 pm :) However, right before I finished work, I spoke to Chef Michalak and I told him I loved him. No joke. I asked if i could speak to him in English and he said yes. So i told him I was in love with him and I thanked him a bunch for letting me work there. He thanked me for being so dedicated. He said it's most important to have people who put their heart into their work, so remember that when I open my own place! He also said he'd be in Chicago often so I should stay in touch ;) ;) I feel better now that I told him...even though I don't think he understood! Anyway, i came home and my wonderful roomie had dinner ready! Then I packed and cleaned/organized my room! I feel so much better about sleeping in my room now! I'm going to post often because my internet shuts down next week so I have a lot to get in before that happens! Keep checking! toodles.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Winding up!

I am almost to the finish line at my I wanted to just show some pictures of some chocolates from Plaza Athenee! Since my camera was lost...I had to take these from Asima's blog (thank you). However...I got to powder these with gold powder! And then I brought one home for her :)

Then this was a gift given to me by my favorite person Philip, for my birthday! It's an astrological sign chocolate bar! How cool!

Then on Saturday night I got to do more plating! First, the new vacherrin came out!

The base is a rhubarb compote, then sliced raspberries, then a quenelle of raspberry/rhubarb sorbet, raspberry meringue and almond foam on top! (of course with big red sugar lips!)

This is a picture of the Mi-Cuit (like our version of the molten lava cake--that one is for you mom!!).

(btw- I don't know why blogger is being so funky...i'll work on that! sorry) Other than that, getting ready for vacations and what not! I'll post more this week because it's a BIG week (if you don't know should!) Joyeuses Pacques/Happy Easter!