Monthly Archives: July 2011
Jean Georges delivers yet another gem, and this time it’s housed in the fabulous ABC Carpet with a farm-to-table theme. Food and shopping is a heavenly duo in my book so I applaud this partnership! Any meal at ABC Kitchen is worth having but today we’ll focus on lunch.
The rustic, chic dining room is reminiscent of a Nappa Valley experience. Everything from the chandeliers, to wooden accents, and antique china added to the modern and stylish decor. Jean Georges hits the mark on everything – perfect execution, flavors and creativity. ABC Kitchen is simply divine and gets an A+! It’s a Sip, Chat, Chow fave because I always have a spectacularly delicious meal here- and it’s not terribly expensive!
Now that the High Line has been extended by more than 10 blocks, there’s more space for snacks, sweets and a few libations.
SIP & CHOW FAVES:
Salama is a sexy, cozy and bustling Moroccan den with chic decor located down a narrow alley close to the port. When we walked in it seemed like every table was filled with a group of girls or a couple. So it was GNO/Date Night at Salama! The upbeat vibe and romantic in-door garden feel makes it a must visit when you’re in St Tropez.
Salama hits the spot with Moroccan staples like Tagine and Couscous. The portions are fairly large but you can work some of it off by groovin’ to the eclectic playlist. When Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” came on everyone went nuts and sang along.
I love things and places that refer to the number 2 because I’m a twin, so I was excited to try Duo (especially because the owners are sisters). I didn’t really see the “Duo” theme in the decor or on the menu (there were a couple of references to the preparation of dishes but that was it). Everything about Duo screams glamour, precision and detail (it’s a bit over-the-top). The large crystal chandelier in the main dining room, a miniature posh chair for your handbag, menus that light up, ornate pieces, and superb service. The servers were on point, and all courses were delivered in unison.
The menu is pretty broad delivering solid New American cuisine with a beautiful presentation. Duo is a good option for celebrations, girls night out, cocktails/apps, and perhaps a power lunch.
St Tropez is filled with restaurants where you want to be seen but usually those spots don’t have the best food. So, on this trip, our strategy was to seek out the real culinary gems for dinner and visit the trendy hot spots for lunch, cocktails or a light snack.
Tucked away in the heart of the old quarter of St Tropez, Caprice Des Deux is a quaint bistro that transports you to a romantic place. It’s located on a side street close to the port. The well executed menu delivers French, Mediterranean and Modern cuisine in an old village house with three rooms- all with their own character. One set with candles, the other with mirrors and the third with wood accents.