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AmyH

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  1. AmyH

    Spiga

    Asimov wrote about Spiga in the Diners Journal on 1/27. Mostly positive. http://events.nytimes.com/2006/01/27/dining/27jour.html
  2. Luis- You left us with the promise of more about your meals . .
  3. Luis- Please give us a full report!!
  4. I have confirmed reservations for lunch at both Can Roca and Can Fabes for our trip this summer. The Can Roca website, while beautiful, does not identify prices or set menus. Can anyone give me an idea of what we may likely encounter in terms of prices for a tasting menu of 4-5 course. Ditto for Can Fabes. Thanks in advance.
  5. AmyH

    Babbo

    Busboy- Glad they fit you in, sorry the experience foodwise was not up to par. Our reservation was for 5:15 on Sunday evening (30 days exactly and still a ridiculous time). I was truly expecting to walk in to a half empty restaurant and was pleasingly surprised to see that the downstairs room (we were literally under the stairs) was very full with a good vibe going in the bar area (must have been thanks to the Dead). For the regulars I wonder if the mix of patrons was typical or somewhat unique for the holiday weekend. It was a mix of generations and there was also a few groups in jeans that
  6. AmyH

    Babbo

    Re-visited Babbo on Sunday evening with my twelve year old son, who is very much a foodie in the making. After reading the posts here, I had pretty much decided on the pasta tasting menu but should have shared that predisposition with my son. We were seated and he immediately zeroed in on the gnocchi with braised oxtails and pigs foot appetizer. Discussion ensued, wine was brought and the waiter came over to see how negotiations were progressing. I told him that I was losing to the gnocchi with oxtail, which amused him. Without missing a beat, he offered to substitute the gnocchi for one of t
  7. Saborosa- Thank you so much for your detailed report. It is extremely helpful to get a first hand account v. the trendy blurb that was in Food & Wine. I do have one question out of curiosity. Is the "mini-lounge" that is across the hall from the hotel bedroom a private lounge that you use your own coded hotel room key to enter or do you share this mini TV lounge with other guests that are on the same floor?
  8. Thanks for all the responses. Casa Camper quoted us 190E for a double room for July. This includes breakfast and an afternoon snack. Perhaps some of the rice balls that are served in the adjacent restaurant, which I believe is appropriately named foodball ? I like the analogy to lower east side v. Soho. That helps. I have stayed in the Marais in Paris for years, way before it was the hip and trendy area that is has become, and it sounds as this is another close analogy. The price of Casa Camper is pretty much the same as both the Hotel Omm and the Claris. One nice feature of the Omm, since
  9. I am a sucker for a new hotel and shoe maker Camper just opened a 25 room ultramodern boutique hotel in what has been described as Barcelona's "up-and-coming El Raval neighborhood." How would those on the ground describe this neighborhood? Even better, any reports on the hotel itself?
  10. Moshi Moshi was on the East end of Pearl, next to Starr's Clothing and generally toward Frsca and Gondolier (and same side of street).
  11. So six of us trekked down to the newly refurbished M&D's Cafe to sample the BBQ. I was with three individuals that are official BBQ judges who, in addition to their regular day jobs, have sampled a heck of a lot of BBQ. Most of us had the BBQ combo platter -- an enormous platter of assorted BBQ for $18 -- included were brisket, sliced pork, two huge pork ribs, chicken and a mess of hot links. Also comes with two sides of your choice. One lone dissenter ordered the fried catfish and brisket combo and he turned out to be the big winner. We sampled all three sauces. The overwhelming consen
  12. Hotel Actual is new and right across from the Omn. I believe it may have received a little notice in the April edition of the Business Traveller but I could not find it on line.
  13. Can you give a quick summary of your itinerary. We are thinking of going to Trieste next summer and than on to Croatia. Now I'm hungry!
  14. What does that mean?? Why won't you simply post your review right here where it belongs/
  15. Another successful dinner at Frasca . . I swear, we have no financial or other connection to the place. It continues to be jam packed ,although I was able to call on Wednesday and get a reservation for Thursday evening at 8:15, and the service is showing a little stress because of it. We had an 8:15 reservation but were not seated until closer to 8:45 because the folks at our table were lingering over dessert (still the weakest part of the meal). The host was profusely apologetic and comped us glasses of wine while we waited and we wound up at a "better" table by the window because those pat
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