Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I heard this song at a Korean restaurant when i was having dinner with friends. I asked my Korean friend to translate the name of the song for me and the name of the artists that sings it. the artist is b2st also known as beast and the song is called beautiful night. anyway I really like it. its a nice song. I call it my party song ha ha ha ha! check it out!
Friday, May 10, 2013
OK so as u all know... My bf and I had broken up about a month and a half ago... I'm happy to announce we are back together!!! Im so happy!!! ok anyway sorry i havent posted anything lately... its just kind of a bit more difficult to post pictures from my phone to the blog using this lousy google chrome computer... I miss my Mac Book :( ok guys see u soon!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
It's tea time!!! I had gotten a wonderful job an was fired 3 days later. ha ha ha ha some people out there are absolute jerks but anyway, that same day my boyfriend broke up with me so i was feeling pretty sad and decided to go out and have a little fun. Who do i call when i want to hang out and speak french? none other than my ex bf's pastry chef JEAN MARIE!!! he is the pastry chef at my ex bf's restaurant. He is sooooooooo funny and speaks to me in French!! lol I love hanging out with Jean Marie cuz he makes me happy and I love to practice my french with him. he also has a LOT to talk about... anyway and he knows cool little spots. like this Moroccan tea place. We had mint tea... it was very nice.
Part of the reason i was mad at my boyfriend... well.. he's my ex bf now, is because he didnt bother to spend not even 5 minutes with me on my birthday. Then the next month he went out with his "best friend" to celebrate her birthday with her and a bunch of his employees. That pissed me off so bad. So a month after my birthday, my friend Amina, and her friend James took me out to dinner and bought me a birthday cake, they even sang to me and gave me a box of french macaron as a gift!! they are such amazing friends!!!it was super sweet and made me feel a lot better. I was sad cuz of my bf but the fact that they went out of their way to treat me to dinner and my cake later and macarons after that made me realize that my bf is a jerk!! my ex bf i should say is a major jerk!! i am sooo lucky to have friends like Amina and James!! Thanx guys!! ur the best!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
My boyfriend broke up with me after 4 months of dating an i still really like him. to ease my pain I have tried talking to new guys... and when i say talking, i mean talking, not dating. one thing i have learned about myself is that I am REALLY into foreign guys... dont get me wrong, America is full of cute american guys with nice qualities to them HOWEVER i am a sucker for culture and languages that's why i am totally into foreign guys.. especially FRENCH. or SPANISH FROM SPAIN. I dont know why but i can talk to American men and like them but i only see myself with a foreign man. I dont know why but hey the good thing is that since i no longer have a boyfriend, i am now better at my french! i speak it more with my ex's pastry chef ha ha ha ha!! ok that was a random rant. thanks for visiting!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Today was the last day of my culinary career... It was a little sad but mostly liberating. as soon as I left the building where i worked, I grabbed my work shoes, shirt, and pants and threw them all in the trash. I hope I never have to work in a kitchen or a restaurant again. It just became old news for me. Now it's time to Manage a store and hopefully open more stores and see how far I can take that. My culinary career is over. no more low paying jobs.... I AM FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is located in downtown Los Angeles on 9th and Spring and it is called woodspoon. yes... its one word... Woodspoon. My friend recommended the sangria, the coxinha (croquette), and the chicken pot pie. First to arrive to my table was a carafe filled with ice water infused with a cinnamon stick... it was really nice!!
Next to arrive was my sangria... I chose white sangria since i was going to have chicken as my main dish and boy was that sangria the BEST sangria i've ever had!!!
about 13 minutes later, the lovely woman comes over to my table and presents to me my pot pie. "wow it looks wonderful" I said, "thank you" she replied.
"Are you the owner?" I asked. "Yes I am" she proudly replied.
"your restaurant is super cute and so far what i have drank and eaten is AMAZING!!!!!!!!"
"oh thank you thank you" she said to me with a huge smile on her face and her hand on her heart.
"I was recommended to come here by my co worker... her name is Lily"
"oh LILY?" she exclaimed "the brazilian girl?"
"yes she's my friend" she said proudly
Yes Lily is a great cook and she has wonderful recommendations I am happy I came here. I was going to bring my boyfriend with me to eat here with me but he's in miami and I couldnt wait. I will bring him when he comes back. such a beautiful cute little restaurant.
"oh thank you thank you" she said, enjoy
Thank you so much.
so I wasted no time and started cutting through my chicken pot pie... I tell you this pot pie was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo AMAZING!!!!!! it tasted very fresh, very "homemade" the dough on the top was super good. flakey and soft at the same time and tasted buttery. it was just a super well made pot pie. the chicken was good. it was creamy, it was flavorful and worth the $15! that's right! 15 bucks for a chicken pot pie that can fit on the palm of your hand but it was worth every penny!! combined with my sangria i had me a ball!!!!!!!!!!!!
"I called the waiter over and asked how long the restaurant has been opened. He said about 6 years. I said sorry i kept staring at all of you guys in the kitchen. I cook for a living and when I go to a restaurant its a natural reflection of mine to just look at their kitchen and watch everything being made and how the kitchen works. so I do apologize if i made you guys uncomfortable. it seemed like you guys were all looking back at me too."
"The waiter laughed kindly and said " oh no, actually she wanted to make sure everything was ok and wanted to bring out your pot pie herself so he could ask you if everything was fine but she knows you are a chef and she knows its natural for somebody that cooks to keep looking at the kitchen when they eat at a restaurant"
ok great just making sure she doesnt think i am strange.
oh no you are ok.
so the waiter goes in the kitchen and he brings out 3 coconut macaroons. "this is from Natalia" OH WOW!!!!!! thank you sooo much I LOVE COCONUT!! tell her i said thank you. yes i will.
so my check arrives, I pay and say my thank yous and I leave. very happy even though I did not like the feeling of spending 45 dollars on lunch but it was soo good then i realized i must eat at very nice places because my lunch and dinners are always in the 45 plus range. I think i've reprogrammed myself throughout my culinary career to eat the finer things in life ha ha ha ha I went to Mcdonalds the other day and I had chicken nuggets for the first time in almost 10 years... I had a breakfast sandwich from Mc Donalds as well and I tell you the food is bland, the texture is horrible... when you work at fine restaurants you eat quality food all the time.
anyway so my lunch was WONDERFUL!!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
While I was away, I also changed restaurants and I worked for a very good company but i am NOT going to say which one because the company was good but their egos were flying so high it was amazing. Serious jerks. Anyway, so one night we get a reservation for a week later and it turns out that the princes of Thailand was going to eat at my restaurant and she wanted her guests to have nice chairs but she wanted hers to look better than everybody else's... SERIOUSLY???? yes!! she really did request that her seat look better than her guests seats. Anyway she and her guests had a 4 course dinner roasted chicken was one of them a little appetizer of fried risotto balls and fried mini meatballs with garlic aioli, then they had pan seared scallops and some other stuff on the plate but i forgot... then it came time for dessert and that's where I come in!!! :) I served her and her guests the Italian tiramisu cake with chocolate sauce, and some bombolini which are basically donut holes or Italian donuts. with a condensed milk glaze and a few drops of blood orange sauce. the princes also wanted strawberries on her dessert plate so I added some strawberries and then she asked for more for her guests so I added more for her guests on a separate plate. of course I made their strawberries look pretty too. but anyway now I get to say that I made dessert for the princess of Thailand!!! How many people get to say that??? eh?
While I was gone, some interesting things happened... you know me... something interesting is always happening with me ha ha ha ha ha!!
Ok so I went through so many jobs...
one of them i was working dinner service at night and I had to slice
cured meats... our meat slicer had the handle broken so i had to use
it anyway... well of course what had to happen, happened...
I sliced a piece of my finger off and had to go to the hospital and make it
stop bleeding. that was no fun so I took a picture of my finger to show you guys
when i get back on the blog and I am back on the blog so here is the picture.