Posts Written On June 19, 2012

National Ceviche Day- June 28th!

My poor Colombian taste buds are going to hate me by the end of this post. But I found it important to share with all food junkies:

JUNE 28th is National Ceviche Day!

As if things could not get any better- a few restaurants across the US  will be celebrating! With a healthy mix of this delicious Latin-Asian dish-it is a day not to miss!

Zengo: Richard Sandoval Restaurants in New York, Denver, D.C., and Santa Monica will be participating! Here is a sample of one the menus:

New York:

Mahi-Mahi: Fermented pepper, citrus, napa cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, nori

Shrimp: Poached shrimp, red onion, pomegranate, chives, avocado, dashi, leche de tigre


Hiramasa: Scallions, fresno pepper, cilantro, avocado, popcorn, citrus

Seared Scallop: sesame, ume, serrano, red radish, kaiware sprout, tequila ponzu

Tiradito (Zengo NY)

Pampano: Chef Lucero Martinez-Richard Sandoval Restaurants in NY 

(209 East 49th Street, New York, NY – even easier for you guys to find! )

Will be serving:

Camaron: Shrimp, lime, avocado, chile habanero

Atun: Big eye tuna, pear tomatoes, cilantro, serrano, ginger and cucumber broth

Halibut: Halibut, cilantro, mint, mango

Mahi-Mahi: citrus tomato, chile serrano

Pulpo-a la Parilla: grilled octopus, cactus, tomato, queso fresco, black olive caramel, lemon vinaigrette

Chicharron de Camaron: crispy rock shripm, coconut-guajillo, avocado vinaigrette

Ceviche Tasting (Pampano)

 Finally…only because I don’t think my stomach could handle any more descriptions.

Costanera: Cocina Peruana- Chef/Owner Juan Placencia in New Jersey!

Ceviche: marinated in leche de tigre and aji chilies and served with red onion, cilantro, yams and chocolo:

Pescado: fluke

Mixto: fluke, octopus, shrimp, squid

Costanera: crab, arctic char, shrimp

Tiradito: similar to ceviche but the fish is cut sashimi style and the aji chilies

Tradicional: fluke with aji rocoto and cilantro

Nikkei: arctic char with aji amarillo, avocado and soy-lime dressing

Ceviche de Pescado (Costanera)

  For a more extended menu check out- Ceviche Day!

So please if you don’t do it for yourself, do it for my taste buds and rumbling stomach! Jot it down- and go out – June 28th Ceviche Day!!


Beauty to Perfekt-tion with @PerfektBeauty

I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing when it comes to barely-there cosmetics. I’m all for the “fresh-faced” beauty trend this season, but with less than perfect skin, its hard to achieve a natural, clean look without piling on the products. Especially during the hot summer months, cake-y, oil-based foundations and concealers are the last thing I want to put on my face (only to sweat it all off by noon). So, during a fluke visit to Henri Bendel with my sister last week, I was introduced to the Per-fekt Beauty line of lightweight cosmetics-my new summer cosmetic OBSESSION.

Per-fekt Cosmetics is a lightweight, sweat-proof, and summer friendly line of cosmetics created with the working woman in mind. In today’s fast-paced world, its hard to get the coverage you need in the short amount of getting-ready time we have in the morning. With face, body, lip, cheek, and eye products, Per-fekt Beauty has all the bases covered!

Skin Perfection Gel

Eye Perfection Gel

Lip Perfection Gel


The Skin Perfection Gel is the perfect multi-tasker, instantly enhancing the appearance of the skin, offering an easy alternative to traditional foundation, primer, color corrector and powder.

The Cheek Perfection Gel is a cheek-stain/creme that comes in two varieties–blush and bronzer. Try mixing both colors for a more subtle look.

The Body Perfection Gel — seriously the most amazing self-tanner I’ve ever seen! “Liquid Pantyhose”, this product evens and tones skin while covering veins and blemishes AND providing an all over healthy summer glow.

The Perfect Eye Collection consists of anti-aging under-eye concealer, brow perfecter, and mascara. Brighten, tame, and enhance your eyes.

The Lip Perfection Gel is a lightweight, silky smooth color gel that “per-fekts” and enhances the appearance of the lips offering a modern alternative to traditional lip stick, lip gloss and lip treatment. This multi-tasking color infused lip perfector glides on effortlessly to instantly improve the appearance of dry lips, chapped lips, lip lines, and thin lips, while offering perfect color and perfect application everytime.

Fresh-Faced to Perfekt-tion!

 The Lovely Anne, Per-fekt Counter Manager at Henri Bendel, NYC

Per-fekt Beauty is honestly one of my favorite cosmetics lines for the summer. Even after a long day in the city, my makeup still looked as flawless as it did in the morning! With a mousse-like consistency, the Face Perfection Gel left my skin as soft as ever, and I was impressed with the matte application (goodbye blotting paper!). The Body Perfection Gel was also pretty impressive. It left a sun kissed glow and the best part about it all – it doesn’t wipe off! Once it’s on, it’s on for good, or until you wash it off. No more makeup marks on your freshly laundered clothing. No complaints here! 🙂

So if you’re looking to switch up your makeup routine, or, like me, want a smooth, lightweight look for the summer, try Per-fekt Beauty! Order online or visit Anne at the Henri Bendel Counter, 712 5th Avenue, NYC. It’ll soon become a favorite of yours too!