Dominique Ansel – The Original Sacred Cronut

Many have heard of Dominique Ansel’s famous cronut – a hybrid that is a mix between a croissant and a donut. Flavours have included rose vanilla, lemon maple, blackberry lime, salted dulce de leche, peanut butter rum caramel and raspberry lychee. The pastry boasts the perfect flakey texture of a croissant while shaped, glazed and cream/jam-filled like a donut. Oh yeah, it also boasts lines that stretch around the block. So i’ve heard. Usually sold out before 11am, the quest…

5 Amazing French Toasts of New York (Move Over Humans of NY)

French toast might actually be one of the best things ever invented. To test that theory, I dedicated many a  weekend brunch after my morning runs in Central Park to the cause of sampling French toasts around New York. Granted, that probably voided the entire point of going for a morning run, but it was clearly worth it. NORMA’S AT LE PARKER MERIDIEN (MIDTOWN) The best french toast I have ever had – the thing doesn’t even taste like french…

Glen Oaks, Big Sur

Where the San Lucia mountains rise up out of the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Coast Highway winds its way north through forest and along jagged rocks to San Francisco. Needing to get away from the hustle in LA for a bit, I spent Christmas among the redwoods, at Glen Oaks, a cluster of cabins, far from cell reception and decent internet. Progress as an actor is difficult to definitively measure, and I had had a difficult time adjusting to life…

Maui Part 4 – The Road to Hana

The road to Hana, otherwise known as the Hana Highway, is a 64.4 mile stretch of road connecting Kahalui with the small town of Hana. It is a day-trip – the winding road traverses some of Maui’s most gorgeous tropical landscapes, 59 bridges, and consists of approximately 620 curves. It is a difficult drive, hence many prefer to make the trip with a tour bus – however note that not all companies do the entire circuit around the island, some…