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Spring Fête

that's the back of my head, at the top left

Now that it’s getting warm all I want to do is throw a party, like this Sunday afternoon party I attended last summer in the Hamptons (see pic above).  My first spring fete will have a Frenchy bohemian vibe (shocker) and lots of rosé and some springy, easy food.  Here’s my plan:

Get a couple of these:

french carafe from a+r store. buy here.

Fill it with this, which is a nice dry $10 rose from September Wines:

Throw down these (because money is no object in my dreams), carpets and pillows from Calypso:

visit Calypso

Go to Blue Ribbon Market and buy a little of this and a little of that:

Then to Murray’s Cheese for more of this and some of that:

And for a treat, I would attempt to make this slow cooked asparagus which is cooked in parchment and is oh-so-pretty and seasonal, from the NY Times (thanks, Em):

And as day turns into night, I would light these, and maybe, oh maybe, we would switch to red wine and order pizza:

$12 candleholders from Crate and Barrel

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BYO and Prix-Fixe: a Perfect Marriage for Cheap People

I recently got this email from September Wines in the LES:

“We have worked out a BYO arrangement with Tré, the new Italian restaurant at 175 Ludlow (btw Stanton Houston).

On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays you can bring your own wine (with a receipt from September Wines) without paying any corkage fee!

Their food is awesome, they offer a very affordable prix fixe, and the place is beautiful.

Check it out!”


new fave prix-fixe and byo spot?

new fave prix-fixe and byo spot?

Sounds brilliant to me!  I love the wines at September- they have a great array of $10 bottles but aren’t afraid to go luxe in their choices.  Not one to promote a restaurant with terrible food, I went on Tré’s website to check it out, and I’m kind of pysched to try this $19 prix-frixe that is available Sunday-Thursday.  It sounds promising:

Appetizer – Choice of:

Seasonal selection of the day

Baby spinach salad , Feta cheese,
cucumber, tomato, peppers

Thinly sliced red beet,
fried goat cheese balls, mango dressing

Fried ravioli stuffed
with ricotta, salame, black pepper

Entree – Choice of:

Short rigatoni pasta with traditional
Lamb mini meat balls & tomato sauce

Zucchini , mushrooms, gorgonzola sauce

Skate fish, carrot -ginger pure’
Lemon spinach, tarragon lemongrass sauce

Marinated skirt steak, stir-fried kale,
potato nuggets, steak sauce

Dessert – Choice of:

Crème fraiche, ricotta, cream cheese ,
mango sauce

Chocolate-almond-ginger cake


Tré: 173 Ludlow St, south of Houston.  Visit website here.

September Wines: 100 Stanton at Ludlow.  Visit website here.

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