Bright Night: Cafe du Soleil

Crème brûlée with a hint of lavender, cornmeal-crusted calamari, moules frites with garlic aplenty- what says sun like the fruits of the sea and cream spiced with flowers? Cafe du Soleil is very much about maintaining an air of fresh air and sunlight. I know this because I tested it out on an overcast, bone-cold Manhattan night, and…

Le Monde of Manhattan

There are three things about Le Monde of Morningside Heights, Manhattan, that draw crowds: cream, liquor, and meat. Everything else is an accessory (no worries: there’s no shortage of excess here in the land of French flavor). I have written about their soup bowls of hot chocolate, a creamy, brain/body melting elixir, and now I feel compelled…