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Tavern On The Green – New York Restaurant Week 2018

Tavern On The Green is one place I always wanted to check out because it carries so many fames. My friends always recommend me to go there. But as you all know, New York really spoils me because of too many choices.

But I won’t miss the opportunity any more at this time! My parents’ friends are visiting New York, the first welcome lunch – I chose to go Tavern On The Green. Especially I can bring them to try the wonderful deal for the restaurant week. Also the restaurant locates at Central Park, they must feel so happy to enjoy the meal at this amazing park for the first time traveling in New York.

Let’s enjoy the meal now!

Starting from the Appetizers.

As we are a big group, we tried everything!

Everything is very tasty, and my favorite is GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM FLATBREAD. But be careful, it is a very big Appetizer!

Let’s go Entrees now~

We also tried everything, but sorry I forgot to take the photo of Risotto. Everyone enjoyed the meal so much. I can’t say which one is better because they are all perfect.

We ordered two extra dessert because we have a kid on the table. He super loves the cheese cake dessert.

About the history of Tavern on the Green:

Originally designed by Calvert Vaux, Tavern on the Green was built as a sheep fold in the 1880’s to house the 700 Southdown sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. Robert Moses transformed the building in to a restaurant in 1934, as part of his park renovation. Through the next few decades, Tavern underwent several changes in management, but the iconic view of the park, and the addition of a dance floor, outdoor seating, and lavish menu, kept prominent actors, musicians, and public figures coming back to the restaurant to dine, drink, and celebrate.

After a hiatus starting in 2009, the city searched diligently for a new operator to reopen the iconic restaurant in 2013. The city selected current owners and restauranteurs Jim Caiola and David Salama, previously of Philadelphia, who would bring a fresh, welcoming approach to Tavern. The duo renovated the restaurant with inviting décor and wood paneling reminiscent of the original sheep fold, and, with a seasonal menu more reflective of Greater New York, reopened Tavern on the Green in April 2014.

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Café Boulud – New York Restaurant Week 2018

As a foodie living in New York, one of my favorite things in a year is always New York Restaurant Week! For this year, I tried four different restaurants already. Today, let me tell you my wonderful experience at Café Boulud!

I chose to go there for lunch, which is $26 for two course. I added $6 more for a dessert, which I feel it’s super worthy.

This is the Appetizers Menu, I chose Shrimp Tartine!

Looks beautiful! Tastes awesome!

For the Entrees, I chose Pan Seared Salmon. Yes, I am a seafood fan.


The dish is very pretty, I can’t help myself to draw. ^_^

Dessert! I ordered Peach Melba.

Everything at Café Boulud I can only say, is perfect. You have to go, but don’t forget to make reservation first. It is always packed.

The history of Café Boulud:

Named for the café Daniel Boulud’s family operated outside Lyon at the turn of the century, the modern-day Café Boulud opened in the original Upper East Side location of his eponymous restaurant DANIEL in 1998, when the flagship relocated to the historic Mayfair Hotel space on 65th street.

 

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The Top Five Fashion School In The World – MILKX HongKong Magazine

Lulu’s 5 illustration pieces are featured on Milkx HongKong Magazine, about the top 5 fashion schools in the world.

The cover of the magazine is a group member of TFBoys – Yuan Wang. TFBoys is also one of Lulu’s favorite boy bands.

The whole spreadsheet features Lulu’s five illustrations of the fashion schools.

Lulu is so happy to draw her school- Fashion Institute of Technology- where she graduated at 2017 from Illustration MFA program.

Other than FIT, the other four fashion school include:

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

ANTWERP ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

If you want to know more about Lulu’s art, you can check her website. qululululu.com.

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Celebrate Bar Pa Tea One Year Anniversary With Lulu’s Art

To commemorate its first anniversary, Bar Pa Tea is collaborating with artist Yueming Lulu Qu on an art series titled “Celebrate.” Inspired by Bar Pa Tea and its home city, the pieces feature New York’s diverse personalities through its distinct inhabitants and iconic landmarks, unified by their shared penchant for constant reinvention and, of course, bubble tea.

Here are some photos of the One Year Anniversary Celebration Night at July 26th!

ABOUT YUEMING LULU QU

Art, fashion, passion, love, food, multi-cultural melting pot…this is how we often describe our city, no? Our city has millions of stories going on within every block every day. Don’t you agree we are so lucky to live in an amazing city that brings so many inspirations? I do.

Four years ago, I moved from Beijing for graduate study at Fashion Institute of Technology; this accounts for my second MFA – if there were such a thing as a PHD in Illustration I would pursue it. My first was an MFA in traditional Chinese Painting from Central Academy of Fine Arts. For Chinese painting, I use ink, gouache and soft brushes, which I still use in my current illustrations. Similar to how America brings all cultures together, I use traditional Chinese painting methods to illustrate New York City’s modern topics; predominantly fashion lifestyles and our beloved city landscapes. I think of fashion lifestyle as not only about high fashion during certain weeks, but more importantly about anyone who loves their life with a sense of pride. They are positive, they are kind, they are beautiful inside out, they are bravely chasing their dreams, and of course they have their own unique fashion styles.

Education: 

Fashion Institute of Technology

The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China)

Minzu University of China

Website:

www.qululululu.com

Instagram

@qululululu

ABOUT BAR PA TEA

Patrick showcases flavor over sweetness at Bar Pa Tea, creating a more healthful alternative to the original beverage without compromising the distinct taste and experience of traditional bubble tea. The recipes feature tapioca pearls that are free of additives and drinks sweetened with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup.

Bar Pa Tea provides a menu of highly customizable drinks, allowing the customer to adjust sweetness in increments and choose whether they would prefer it hot or cold. Bar Pa Tea even offers alternatives to the traditional tapioca pearls, most notably their signature “miniature bubbles.”

The selected menu showcases the flagship’s favorite and most popular items, creating a uniquely refined bubble tea experience.

Those who share Patrick’s love for both the nostalgia of bubble tea and the goal of a healthful lifestyle will find true satisfaction in the choices that Bar Pa Tea offers.

Location:  85 KENMARE ST, NEW YORK, NY 10012

 

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First Day of New York Restaurant Week at Momofuku Nish

Restaurant week is here, I made a long list to try! My first destination is Momofuku Nish at the very first day of New York Restaurant Week.

Here’s Momofuku Nishi’s Restaurant Week menu.

LUNCH
July 23 – August 17
Monday – Friday only
$26 per person

PRIMI
Choice of:
Gem Lettuce – dates, sunflower seeds, pecorino
Ricotta Toast – radishes, coriander vinaigrette
Black Bass – meyer lemon, green chili

SECONDI
Choice of:
Lumache – pomodoro, chili, breadcrumb
Smoked Brisket – tomato, brassicas
Skate Wing – salsa verde, pea shoots

DOLCE
Choice of:
Frozen Vanilla Mousse – black lime, amaro
Olive Oil Cake – strawberry, buttermilk

My choice

Black Bass – meyer lemon, green chili

Lumache – pomodoro, chili, breadcrumb

Frozen Vanilla Mousse – black lime, amaro

A very nice meal, I will say I can give them 4.5 stars!

After the meal, I went to the Milk Bar of course.

What a wonderful day!

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Lulu’s Solo Exhibition at Matted LIC, New York

Tonight on July 19th, Lulu had her first Solo show at Matted LIC Gallery, curated by the owner of gallery Donna Drimer.

It was a blasting night. Lulu has her more than 20 original artworks on display and many more prints to sell. She also made some hand-crafted magnets of the New York fashion girls.

A lot of local people from Long Island City stop by the gallery and check out the show opening and of course, they purchased the prints and even the original artworks!

Lulu still remembers the first time she met Donna Drimer at Matted LIC over a year ago. It is all because her illustration of Long Island City Gantry Park.

Donna loves this drawing and she decided to have Lulu’s artwork at her gallery. And now she threw a solo show for Lulu to display a lot of Lulu’s New York sketches, landscapes and fashion illustrations.

Exhibition is all open to public.

Exhibition Opening: 6pm-8:30pm, July 19th 2018

Exhibition Closing Event: 12pm, September 16th 2018

Location: Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, New York 11101

Come by to see the illustrations and enjoy the beautiful life in New York.

For more information, you can check out https://mattedlic.com/ or https://Qululululu.com/.

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