I had a yummy Vietnamese New Year's dinner (known as Tết) with my Brent, Jay, and Linyee at An Choi in the Lower East Side owned by my friends Tuan Bui & his brother Huy.
On the menu was:
Thit Heo Quay ~ Crispy Suckling Pig
Banh Chun ~ Sticky Rice Cake w/ Mung Bean & Pork Belly
Ga Rut Xuong ~ Roasted Whole Chicken stuffed with Country Pate & Prosciutto De Parma
Thit Heo Kho ~ Braised Pork Belly in Caramel Sauce
Ca Kho To ~ Salmon Steaks in Caramel Sauce
Do Bien Goi ~ Vietnamese Papaya Salad with Shrimp, Calamari, and Clam
Ca Chua ~ Pickled Leeks & Bitter Greens
Rau Muong Xao ~ Chinese Greens
Sup Mang Cua ~ Crab Asparagus Soup.
The regular fare at An Choi is one of the best homestyle Vietnamese I have had in NYC. Looking forward to going back for more!
Some photos I took during Peter Jensen's fashion presentation. Many thanks to my boys Sean, Brady, Jay, and Brent who came out to lend me a helping hand. I felt like the Cake Ball Queen with all these handsome men on my side ;) My friends Zaldy and Maayan also came out, it was a fun fun time and a beautiful presentation by Peter Jensen and company.
See more of Peter's Collection here:
The beautiful hand drawn back drop was by Charlotte Mann:
Sweet Jewels x Peter Jensen A/W 2010 Fashion Presentation @ Milk Studios with Nina Perssons (of the Cardigans!)
Sweet Jewels Cake Balls were served during this presentation for Peter Jensen with a special performance by Nina Persson of the Cardigans.
Lipstick Queen and I have teamed up to create a limited edition flavor called the FIRED UP cake ball inspired by her new lip gloss. Poppy King is truly an inspiration and it has been a dream to work with her. We wanted a flavor that had a little kick, so I created a spicy red velvet cake blended with cinnamon frosting with a red hot candy in the center, dipped in chocolate and hand rolled in coconut that is mixed with ground red hot candies. Available until February 21st you can purchase these Lipstick Queen inspired balls here.
Stay tuned for more collaborations, more limited edition flavors with Lipstick Queen throughout the year =).
P.S. Cute cake ball photo by Jason Lewis ;).