Today I share a little whimsy and history of me.
Not me . . .
Isn’t she lovely?
Back in the late 70’s . . . early 80’s, I was a fashion jewelry buyer. I would travel to NYC several times a year. The first night in Manhattan was a Sunday night. (Market would begin on Monday morning.) Sunday evenings in Manhattan were divine for walking after the long flight from the west coast. We would often dine at La Maison Japonaise at 39th and Lexington. The food was my first experience with “fusion food”.
Back then the big trends were . . .
Français / Japonais . . .
Chino / Latino . . .
( Fusion cuisine is cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines since the 1970s. )
The owners of the restaurant were two Japanese chefs and a friendly maître d’ of Irish decent. The most popular dish on the menu was their Chicken Flambé. I never was able to get the recipe. However we would confirm suspected ingredients with the friendly maître d’. The chicken was lighted breaded with a pinch cinnamon. The sauce had cream, mushrooms, and Madeira wine in it. It was served on a light bed of bean sprouts.
The restaurant closed in 1996, but it’s memory still lingers with me until this day.
To fusions of fashion and food!
Happy Mothers Day!
( Still without a laptop . . . composing from my office in the clinic at lunch. )