Weekly A to Z, May 7th.
The one where it's back to normal.
Happy Mother’s Day to the special moms in my life: Vickie, Cecelia, and Erin! Also, in advance of this week, Eid Mubarak (why was Ramadan on fast forward this year?).
We’re back! A very special thanks to the team at Hilton Northolme for providing us a few additional hours of paradise before our flight, it was sincerely appreciated. (And very cool to see the Ian Fleming suite!)
On the ground at 2 AM, Le Clos order in hand at 2:30 AM, and home by 3 AM, we were a bit wonky on Tuesday. Collecting Poppy was a highlight (even if she kind of forgot who we were, and wanted to continue her stay at Woof).
Catching up with laundry, e-mails, etc. took us through Tuesday, and on Wednesday, I was invited to a Grana Padano-inspired iftar at the Waldorf Astoria, with a special menu from Chef Luigi. Let’s just say the risotto was epic, and it was fun to see some familiar faces. #collab
Check out the latest issue of Dining and Nightlife Middle East.
Congratulations on the launch, Sarah and Claudia! Connecting Travel
I promise, it’s just a mannequin. Food and Wine
This article has been featured on almost every food blog I follow. The Atlantic
A ping pong dining room table? Architectural Digest
Relatable: vaccine side effect, or are you in your 40s? McSweeneys
Talk to me about a pickle sandwich. Food52
Tell me the history of fish sticks (or fish fingers, as you might refer to them). Smithsonian Magazine
Do you fend or forage in your fridge? We call it scrounging. New Yorker
Yes, I still want a bar cart. Food52
Interesting essay about binge drinking. Vittles
Eleven Madison Park reopens, sans meat. Eater
Would you eat a Parmigiano Reggiano cheesecake? I would. Food52
Have delivery apps changed what a restaurant is? Eater
A reminder that orders with Haute Sauce now through May 15th will help those in India. Instagram
Loved this feature of MyDubai x Chang. Instagram
Next week, I’m jumping straight back into that Dubai life with a visit to Tresind Studio for the latest season and I cannot wait. I also feel like I might also be the last person to visit Kinoya, but I’m so looking forward to it.
How are you spending Eid this year?