This weekend I attended Dominique Ansel’s Wonderland Party, a 3 hour dessert buffet put on by the NYC Wine and Food Festival. I went by myself, brought a fancy borrowed camera, and did my best to pretend I knew what I was doing. After dropping several pastries on myself, sipping huckleberry kombucha from a tiny bottle that said “Drink Me”, and interviewing Mr. Ansel the Cronut King himself, I produced this article for the Village Voice:
The 10 Most Insane Things at Dominique Ansel’s Wonderland Party
I also met Zac Young from Top Chef Just Desserts, who was super fabulous and definitely wins the award for most edible glitter on one table.
A dream is a wish your heart makes. Sometimes you dream about blintzes. Sometimes you dream about being on television. Sometimes YOUR DREAMS COMBINE AND YOUR WORLD EXPLODES AND LIFE IS AMAZING.
Yesterday, Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” shot an episode in Sarge’s Deli, a local spot that has been near and dear to my heart ever since the owner Andrew Wengrover let me hang out in the kitchen when they reopened earlier this year. Knowing my love for his product, Andrew invited me to be one of those goons you see on food shows eating delicious things slowly, making weird pleasure faces, and using a plethora of descriptive adjectives (creamy! gooey! moist! no JK no one says moist).
My friend Ben and I spoke animatedly about Sarge’s 24 hour service, paper thin pastrami, and of course the blintzes. I may or may not have said that I would rather have a giant blintz instead of a cake at my wedding.
The episode won’t air until the summer, and there’s a possibility that my parts could end up on the cutting room floor, but I’m still thankful for the experience. And the blintzes. Always thankful for the blintzes.