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Doce, Pittsburgh

This is a new place on Carson Street in Pittsburgh. It has been open a few weeks now and I am quite taken by it.  They are on Facebook too.  See here The menu is nice, simple and scrumptious. The only taco I have not tried is the veggie one. I love LOVE the carnitas. the best I have had east of Texas. The decor is nice. Good vibe. It is also very small in there, a squeeze if you will. The Chef, why do we always pose with our knives?  We went on the weekend and met another brother. So jealous of the bright chef coat he had on. Not that it is needed but you have a choice of hot sauces, you can also ask for...
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Le Bernardin Part Deux

After the first round of appetizers, water was refreshed and the next set of plates were gracefully placed in front of us. Sea Trout Ultra rare smoked sea trout; pickled red onion citrus-miso emulsion, there was also a potato chip on top. Sea trout is an American fish from shallow flats/brackish waters. It is not actually a trout but a member of the bream family. It has a light delicate flavor even though the color reminds one of salmon it is not oily. It was a delicious dish.Peekytoe Crab Warm Peekytoe Maryland lump crab; shaved heirloom cauliflower, mustard emulsion. This was my personal favorite dish of those that I ordered including my dessert. The crab was sweet and light in flavor. the cauliflower added a nice flavor but...
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Le Bernardin Part one

I finally made it to Le Bernardin and I was with two of my favorite people. My awesome Hubby. Andrea and I. Starting from the, well start. You sit down among well placed and spaced tables. Well lighted, enough that I had no problem with the menu and our photos with no flash came out rather well. The tables are laid out with a setting per person in a rather modern design. Those are not raised bumps but are the opposite. We were greeted by the Sommelier and waitperson. We explained that Andrea is a vegetarian and they were obliging in tweaking the menu for her. Within a few minutes water was poured and then we were given Amuse Bouches, yummy tidbits that get your mouth a tingle...
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NYC: The Preview

One of my long-time goals has been to visit Le Bernardin in NYC. It’s finally going to happen on June 13. My hubby will be there, as well as his cousin R and my best friend A. Why this place? Well, I like Anthony Bourdain and he and Eric Ripert, the chef of Le Bernardin, are good friends. Plus, I really like seafood prepared by someone who cares about presented it in the best way to showcase its flavor. Looking at the menus, I still have no idea whether I would prefer to try the tasting menu or the regular menu.  There are many items I’ve had before, but many I haven’t tried yet. Since A is a vegetarian, I checked Yelp reviews to verify that they can...
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