Iggy, Warhol, Debbie Harry: Punk Tome ‘Please Kill Me’ Turns 20

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When Please Kill Me, the Uncensored Oral History of Punk, was released in 1996, it garnered immediate praise for its decadent first person accounts of the birth of the bad-behavior-masquerading-as-art known now as New York punk. Comprised solely of interviews with and stories from the originators of the scene, it helped define the oral history literary genre, while providing a car-crash narrative from the likes of Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, assorted Ramones, Debbie Harry, Malcolm McLaren, and sundry other of those responsible for it all.

Recently given a twentieth anniversary makeover by writers/editors Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, the new edition adds photos and an afterward, and gives us another chance to live vicariously through a look at a time in New York when life, drugs and friendships were cheap and fast, and the best art happened late at night in some very dark places.

Here are some of the best moments…



Andy Warhol

“We all knew something revolutionary was happening. We just felt it. Things couldn’t look this strange and new without some barrier being broken.”

Lou Reed

“Andy would show his movies on us. We wore black so you could see the movie. But we were all wearing black anyway.”

Iggy Pop

“When we came to New York to play Ungano’s I went up to see Bill Harvey, the general manager of Electra, and said, ‘I can’t possibly do four gigs in a row without drugs – hard drugs. Now it’s gonna cost this much money and I’ll pay you back…’ It was like a business proposition right? And he’s looking at me like ‘I do not believe this.'”


Debbie Harry

“[Punk Magazine co-founders] John Holmstrom and his living cartoon creature Legs McNeil were two maniacs running around town putting up signs that said “PUNK IS COMING!” We thought, Here comes another shitty group with an even shittier name.”

Lou Reed

“Rock & roll is so great people should start dying for it. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music?”

William Burroughs

“I always thought a punk was someone who took it up the ass.”

Patti Smith

“I tried to make it with a chick once and thought it was a drag. She was too soft. I like hardness. I like to feel a male chest. I like bone. I like muscle. I don’t like all that soft breast.”

Malcolm McLaren

“When Nancy Spungen came into my shop it was as if Dr. Strabgelove had sent us this dreaded disease, specifically to England, and specifically to my store. I tried every single way possible either to get her run over, poisoned, kidnapped, or shipped back to New York.”

Lou Reed

“I never had kids screaming at me particularly; they’d scream at David Bowie not me. Me? They would throw syringes and joints on the stage.”



EXCLUSIVE: Wild Boar Ragu Recipe from Chef Rachael Polhill of Dante

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NYC’s Caffe Dante opened all the way back in 1915 – and was, for decades, a go-to hang for the city’s louche, bohemian literary and artistic types. Indeed, over the years its seats held everyone from Patti Smith to Al Pacino to Lana Del Rey.

But perhaps recognizing that more people photograph food now than actually read books, Dante got a makeover in 2015 – dropping the “Caffe,” but preserving the boho charm. And with Aussie chef Rachael Polhill helming the kitchen, delectable sourdough flatbreads, housemade pastas and piatto di formaggi have replaced the dog-eared copies of The Dharma Bums on the tabletops.


One of our faves is the papardelle with wild boar ragu – which is apparently also a conscientious dinner choice.

“This bowl of pasta in particular is so special because I was challenged to use wild boar,” the chef tells us, “which is an unconventional ingredient. Interestingly enough, boar is beneficial to cook and eat because they are serious contributors to agricultural degradation. Environmentally conscious and delicious, it’s a winter staple on the Dante menu.”

Here she let’s us in on the particular magic that goes into her recipe.

Rachael Polhill’s Wild Boar Ragu

2# wild boar stew meat
2 tbsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp ground coriander
Season the meat liberally with the spices and salt. Brown the meat in a saute pan until browned and transfer into a casserole or braising dish.
100g yellow onion
100g carrots
100g celery
3 cloves of garlic
250ml red wine
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 Bay leaf
1 qt Chicken stock
Add chicken stock
Peel and roughly chop all the vegetables. Blend in the food processor until it becomes a paste. Cook the paste in a saute pan on medium heat with a little oil, stirring, until it starts to caramelise 8-10 mins. Add red wine and reduce by half, pour over the meat, along with the chicken stock, bay leaf and tomatoes.
Braise for 2.5 – 3hrs at 300 degrees F.
Serve with pappadelle, ideally home made, but if not allow 80-100g per person.
Finish with lost of chopped italian parsley and parmesan cheese.

London Fashion Week Stay: The Covent Garden Hotel

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London Fashion Week (February 17-21) starts today – and there are any number of hotels that will be teeming with the model-designer-blogger triumvirate. But we’s always pass on poshie Mayfair and Trendy Shoreditch for a stay in Seven Dials.

Why exactly? The micro-hood is home to our fave London sleep (and perpetually one of the city’s most chicest), the Covent Garden Hotel – which turned 20 in 2016. And over those two decades, its seductively trad/mod styled rooms and gorgeous public spaces have held the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Poppy Delevigne, Kirsten Dunst, Bono, Stella McCartney, Kate Winslet, Amy Adams, Orlando Bloom…the list could genuinely go on (and on). It even had a starring role in Woody Allen’s Match Point.

From its plush Drawing Room and Library to its elegantly cool Brasserie Max (our go-to spot in the capital), every inch of the hotel is a perfectly realized tableau of Englishness, but as captured by a true modern iconoclast (Firmdale Hotels proprietor-designer Kit Kemp, of course). And its Monmouth Street location almost makes it feel as if you might have nipped off to the fashionable Cotswolds – but that Soho’s shopping and nightlife are just ten minutes away.

We asked the hotel’s charming General Manager Helle Jensen to take us through a perfect couple of days worth of activity in Seven Dials – the perfect antidote to all the hype and schmoozing at the shows.

Get Your Morning Jolt at Monmouth Coffee

Just over the road from the hotel, a fantastic café that roasts and sells coffee from single farms, estates and cooperatives. They travel extensively throughout the year bringing the most interesting varietals back to Covent Garden.

Make a Day of the Brunch Film Club at Brasserie Max

Every Saturday we host the Brunch Film Club in the luxury cinema in the hotel. Two courses and a prosecco or bloody mary at our Brasserie Max, plus the film, is just £40. 

Have a Colourful Lunch at Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard is a wildly colourful courtyard hidden down a small alleyway opposite the hotel – and named for the 17th century developer, Thomas Neale. After hitting shops like Neal’s Yard Remedies and Neal’s Yard Dairy, have lunch at Wild Food Café (raw/veggie), Homeslice (gourmet pizza), Barbary (North African) or the impossibly hip outpost of Paris’ Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels (below). 


Shop For…

Stylish Eyewear at Walter & Herbert 

Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn started the business in 1946 and it’s still going strong today. Worth a visit to browse through their stunning 20-piece optical range and other products such as notepads, lambs’ wool scarves and key rings, all made in England. A gift for her? A pair of incredibly chic Lavender Crystal Blyton sunglasses.

Fashion & Accessories at Orla Kiely

Irish contemporary designer Orla Keily is known for her unique retro prints and designs, and her store in Seven Dials is one of only two in London. From a small collection of accessories – commissioned by Harrods following her graduation from the Royal College of Art – the range has grown to include a complete ready-to-wear collection, travel, homeware and stationery.


Get Well Groomed at Murdock 

Ahead of any night, we recommend gentlemen visit Murdock London. They have a great range of English made colognes and daily essentials, as well as barbershop experiences to stay sharp. For the perfect holiday gift for him, choose from exclusive grooming kits like The Stay Sharp Straight Razor Box and The Handsome Beard Box. 

See To Your Wellbeing at Another Space

Keeping fit during any trip is important, so I’d recommend visiting this brand’s new fitness boutique. Focusing on cycle, HIIT and yoga, the best part is that they don’t require any membership or joining fees – which is perfect for our visitors.

Take in Award Winning Theatre at Donmar Warehouse

During its 24-year history, the Donmar has won over 100 awards for its artistic excellence, gaining it an international reputation. It’s a 251-seat, not-for-profit theatre on Earlham Street and is renowned as one of the UK’s finest – George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, starring Gemma Atherton, closes this weekend. Nip back to the bar at Brasserie Max after, for a Med G&T or Silly Mid Wicket cocktail, and scintillating post-theatre chat.


Cocktail Legend ‘Employees Only’ Opens in Miami

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It’s hard to imagine now, but when Employees Only opened in the West Village in 2004, it was really only them and cocktail pioneers Milk & Honey in the game. But with the word “mixology” having long ago reached its self-parody stage, EO is at last in serious expansion mode.

Amidst the Art Deco chic of South Beach’s Washington Park Hotel, the new Miami outpost of EO (which opens today), like the original – there’s also one in NYC’s Chinatown, and another in Singapore – is all understated classiness: dark woods, tin ceiling, retro lamps, flattering lighting accents and an awe-inspiring wall of booze. It’s savvy of them, of courses, to not try to create some SoBe-fied version – but rather to just do what they do so well.

“While looking for the perfect Miami location for Employees Only,” explains Founder Billy Gilroy, “it was important to maintain the brand’s Deco roots and serve as a place for locals first.”

As much a restaurant as bar, Employees Only liquid classics like the Billionaire Cocktail and the Lazy Lover will be complemented by bone marrow poppers, steak tartare and a selection of caviar. Since the classy Washington Park is hardly some preening scenester hotel, expect more of a sophisticated crowd that is serious about its drinks.

Apres imbibing, book into one of the WPH’s sleek terrace suites, to wake up to sunny SoBe views.


GOODNIGHT MR. LEWIS: Inside The Box’s Very Wild 10th Anniversary Celebration

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All images by Victor P. Corona 

Leaving The Box on Valentine’s Night, my hair is wet with Jameson and in my pocket are several keepsake golden condoms stamped with “A DECADE OF DECADENCE.” Despite my countless magical nights at The Box, I had wondered how the downtown hotspot could deliver on the huge hype surrounding its ten-year anniversary blowout party. So I walked in excited but unsure about what to expect, despite devoting a big chapter to The Box in my upcoming book about downtown New York, Night Class: A Downtown Memoir.


Approaching the door I’m accompanied by writer and performer Alexandra Warrick, who, like me, adores the overwhelming rush of the venue’s madcap performances. Suave keeper of the door Giza Selimi welcomes Box staff members assembling for the night and guests eager to see what all the fuss is about.

The place is already packed to the gills. As in, cannot move, elbows in your back, shoulders in your throat CROWDED. A new documentary about The Box co-directed by Laura Weyl is being screened, and the crowd loudly cheers and laughs whenever a known face appears. These are regulars. This is a family night.

After the screening, Alexandra and I sip Stellas at the bar while a blonde aerialist in white lingerie twirls and spins above us. A row of men behind me watch her, mouths open.

Soon the first act starts with revered Master of Ceremonies Raven O popping out alongside beautiful Box Mistresses Kimberly Nichole and Ashley Stroud, all armed with some of the most potent voices in the city and enough style, sass, and stage savvy to spill out onto Chrystie Street. The great Narcissister ends her act with a sparkler in her vagina and the crowd can feel the heat from the golden plumes of Flambeaux’s wild fire eating feast.

On our way to get another beer (two beer limit: I have a class to teach the next day), a brush past Fab 5 Freddy and air kisses with Daphne Sumtimez. Lindsay Lohan walks by and I consider devoting my life to her new global crusades. Instead I stick with Alexandra. I hear afterward that Zoë Kravitz, Damian Loeb, Josh Lucas, and Susan Sarandon were all in the festive mix too.




DeeDee Luxe, a stunningly gorgeous Box performer, arrives with dashing boyfriend Eric Otero, a nightlife impresario and mastermind behind the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar. We huddle for selfies and chat about DeeDee coming to my sociology class next week to discuss her own art and science of nightlife. Eric and I chat about how most New York nightclubs only seem to last around four to five years and toast to a decade of Box spectacles.

Co-founder Richard Kimmel is proud, smiling, and ready to greet all assembled. Everywhere he and fellow co-founder Simon Hammerstein go they’re bum-rushed by well-wishers ready to bestow hugs, kisses, and congratulations. Simon gives a speech thanking everyone, while all the staff and performers crowd onstage for an epic curtain call. People are now teetering off the stage and about to roll into the audience but they don’t care. They’re thrilled, beaming, drunk.

And then the whispers. Who’s the surprise guest performer? Rose Wood had refused to tell me. The curtains pull back. PUSSY RIOT. Nadya Tolokonnikova sings “Straight Outta Vagina” while wearing a tuxedo and top hat. A hypermodern poetic punk Marlene Dietrich at The Box. Brilliant. Behind her, neon-haired women caged in jail cells burst out to accost policemen wearing Trump wigs.

Finally, the great Rose Wood, my dear friend and beloved Mother of The Box, struts around, gulps from a Jameson bottle and spits it all out at the front row, leaving Alexandra and me moist. Baptized by the Jameson spew, the night is almost complete. But not yet. Rose sits on the bottle and lifts it up via the gripping power of her anus. I’ve seen her perform plenty of times but still the same thrill and slight fright about what she’ll spit or throw out at us. We meet up near the bar after her act to debrief on the night’s affairs. The Mother of The Box is exhausted but satisfied. After hugging Rose goodbye, we slip out of the club, still packed around four in the morning. I had a class to teach in a few hours.



Romantic Winter Getaways: From Madrid to Mexico

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Only You Boutique Hotel, Madrid 

Love hasn’t exactly been in the air in 2017, has it?  But winter is still the absolutely best time to pitch some serious woo in someplace terribly romantic. And whether it’s the beach or the snow or just a hotel suite with really fabulous views that gets your heart racing, we know just where to send you.


Only You Boutique Hotel, Madrid

Barcelona has the party people, but Madrid has the food, the wine and fiery spirit. Chueca is one of the capital’s hippest neighborhoods, home to a thriving gay community, sexy nightlife, and also one of the most strikingly designed hotels on the entire Continent. Exalted designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has decked the breakfast room walls with plates, the elevator with books, and the corridors of this 18th Century mansion with untold surprises. The two cocktail bars and the YOUnique restaurant are each more stylish than the last – the latter even has a patio with a kind of surreal hanging garden. Splurge for one of the stunning terrace suites, overlooking the surrounding rooftops.

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Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Quebec

Canada turns 150 this year, and with hotsy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the helm, she’s never looked better. And who needs the beach when you can take your true love dog-sledding? The chateau here is actually the largest log structure in the known world, built in the 1920s. Spend the day skating or cross-country skiing before a L’amour De Ma Vie couples massage in the spa. Finish the evening making googly-eyes over hot toddies around the six-sided fireplace in the rustic-gorgeous lobby lounge. Let it snow…



The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

It’s been a rough few months for Hollywood and its, shall we say, “value system.” But we still say “let love rule.” And thankfully, just up the freeway from La La Land is a place of beautiful sanctuary for sensitive, creative sorts. Indeed, Pasadena’s Langham Huntington has everything you could possibly need to stir up a little soul-soothing romance: rooms overlooking ethereal gardens; long walks on acres of lawns; signature couples treatments at the on-site Chuan Spa; and something called Pink Chocolate Afternoon Tea (which involves, yes, a pink chocolate fountain). After dinner at The Terrace, snuggle up with live jazz and specialty cocktails in the bar.

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Hilton Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas

All talk of Mexico these days seems to involve that…wall. But for those with love in their hearts, our neighbor to the south has plenty of amor to give in return. One of its splashiest beach resorts, Hilton Los Cabos, offers scuba diving, swimming with dolphins…and it’s also whale watching season. Or just kick back by the sprawling pool, book one of the spa’s four couples rooms, and find your “center” together with aerial yoga, Zumba and Transformational Breathing. Sunset dinner at one of the five restaurants (Vela is best for setting the mood) can be followed by tequila and mezcal tastings in the Azul lobby lounge. La vida romántica!




New Favorite NYC Restaurant: Black Barn

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It’s a great New York story. Childhood pals John Doherty and Tom Struzzieri come together years later and decide to open a restaurant. While still conceptualizing, the former visits the Hamptons home of another friend, the exalted designer Mark Zeff – who has built a celebrated aesthetic canon around the brand Black Barn. He is taken with Zeff’s inimitable style, and their new restaurant becomes a sublime realization of their shared philosophy.

Black Barn, the dining destination, is quite a spectacular place – a “rural” escape that just happens to be located at the intersection of Chelsea, NoMad and The Flatiron. Under Zeff’s stylistic direction, the main dining room sits below a dramatic, skeletal-looking set of barn rafters; and that vibe carries on to the furnishings and lighting, creating a setting that is rustic yet elegant, cozy but opulent. There’s also a Tavern room, for a more casual rendezvous.

Doherty, a former Waldorf Astoria chef, has created an earthy menu: slow cooked Colorado rack of lamb, local venison loin, butternut squash ravioli, Irwin Farm foraged mushroom toast. Yet the dishes are hardly unassuming, but instead rather elegant, even sumptuous.

“After spending what seems a lifetime at the Waldorf serving haute cuisine on silver platters,” explains Doherty, “I just wanted to break from that scene, yet still serve the food I love to cook and eat. So Mark created this rustic, very comfortable environment that I geared a menu to. At Black Barn, everything is connected – all of your senses are stimulated to bring you to the same place.”

All this month, the restaurant’s Chef’s Table will offer a special All Black Truffle Menu, featuring such ethereal creations as scramble duck egg with shaved truffles and wild boar raviolo with truffle butter.


And if you love the aesthetic of the restaurant, make sure to pop in to Mark and Kristen Zeff’s Black Barn Shop in DUMBO, which stocks carefully selected home objects from around the globe.



Aperitivo Hour Cocktail Recipes: Michael White’s Bar Fiori

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From Milano to Roma, one of Italy’s grand traditions is the aperitivo hour. Think of it as happy hour, but with a spread of very good food.

It’s now starting to catch on in America – and Michael White’s Bar Fiori is leading the trend. The elegant bar attached to his exalted Ai Fiori restaurant, in the plush and very fabulous Langham Place, New York hotel, it attracts a crowd of urbane movers and shakers. And now they’re coming for its new Aperitivi Menu, making it the perfect place to meet a sexy fellow Italophile.

For those who don’t find themselves often in NYC, we asked Head Bartender Pete Stanton for his best Italian-influenced cocktail recipes, so that any evening just might turn into aperitivo hour.


Arancia Americano

Glass: Highball 
Garnish: Dehydrated Orange  
1 1/2  oz Contratto Bitter
1 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth 
1/2 oz spiced blood orange cordial**
top of club soda
Combine blood orange cordial, Contratto Bitter and Punt e Mes in a highball;  over ice in a Bordeaux glass and garnish with dehydrated orange wheel
This is a wintery take on a Americano that combines homemade blood orange cordial, which is a oleo sacrum based syrup with clove, nutmeg and blood orange.Thee Contratto Bitter will provide a light bitter sweet component with citrusy overtones. This drink will be a great wintery starter for a large dinner or midday drinker.
** Spiced Blood Orange Cordial: zest 1 orange into 2 cups sugar. muddle 10 cloves and 1 teaspoon of grated nutmeg into the sugar mixture. Whisk in 2 cups of blood orange juice.   

Chinotto Cobbler

Glass: Highball
Garnish: Raspberry on a skewer
2 oz Valdespino Innocente Fino Sherry
3/4 oz Housemade orange cordial
3 dashes of Housemade Seville orange and tarragon tincture
3 dashes Lazaroni Amaretto
3 Raspberries
Add 3 raspberries to a highball and add 3 dashes each of Seville tarragon tincture and Amaretto along with the orange cordial. Fill glass with crushed ice and lightly swizzle breaking up the raspberry add more crushed ice and dome over the rim of the glass add two thin ling cocktail straws and pour the sherry over the top. Garnish with on raspberry over a long skewer.
This is a take on a Sherry Cobbler, one of the most popular drinks in the mid to late 19th century. It was a key vehicle in introducing the drinking straw, a new novelty at the time, to the American public. The etymology of the drink is hazy but the most probable referring to the little cobbles or pebbles of ice, another new innovation of mid-19th century drinking. This cocktail uses Valdespino Fino sherry, a great savoury sherry from one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez, registered in 1875 (the family has been involved in the production of wine since at least 1430).This particular sherry is sourced from one of the most revered vineyards in Jerez, Macharnudo Alta. We make a house made tincture with bitter Seville orange (sometimes lumped into the chinotto family of bitter orange) and dried french tarragon which adds a bitter savory punch to the cocktail.

EXCLUSIVE: Recipes From SUSHISAMBA’s Limited Edition Ramen Menu

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Above image: Tori No Su

Ramen has had quite a run on the charts, hasn’t it? Food fads have come and gone, but the dorm-room-staple’s culinary canonization and subsequent extended exaltation has been rather astonishing.

Recognizing this, the perpetually groovy SUSHISAMBA (West Village, NYC location) will launch this Wednesday, February 15, a new (ready for it?) Brazilian & Peruvian-spiked ramen menu, “SAMBA RAMEN BY KOJI.” It’s as impressive as it sounds, with such delectable delights as Yasai Yasai vegetable kale ramen, and Shōtoribu bone marrow, short rib, peruvian corn, baby bok choy, mushroom, egg.

“Ramen is a typical Japanese soul food that lends itself to many different styles,” says Chef Koji, a Takamatsu, Japan native and ramen aficionado, who counts Brazilian capoeira as one of his skill sets. “I’m excited to add an element of surprise to this Japanese staple and present it in a new and unique way, [with] contrasting textures, bold flavors and beautiful presentations executed with passion, precision and technique.”

Here he gives BlackBook the sublime recipes for two of his specialties, so you can, indeed, try this at home. But we highly recommend doing “SAMBA RAMEN BY KOJI” in situ, amidst SUSHISAMBA’s cool, sexy interiors and fabulous people watching.


Tori No Su (bird’s nest) – Dessert Ramen 

Serves Four
¼ pack ramen noodles
¼ cup cinnamon sugar
Follow cooking instruction on package for ramen. Then fry in canola or vegetable oil until golden brown. When removed from frying, let drain on paper towels, adding cinnamon and sugar mix. Let cool down.
Mango-Passion Fruit Gel
25ml mango purée
10g sugar
1/8 tsp agar agar
8g water
10ml passion fruit purée
Take sugar, agar agar and water and bring to a boil. Add in both the mango and passion fruit purée and bring to another boil. After it comes to a boil, cool down and blend. If needed, add in a little water to help loosen the consistency.
Ramen Ice Cream
150ml milk
60ml cream
25g sugar
10g dextrose
5g trimoline
15g milk powder
1 tbsp stabilizer
20g crispy ramen
Follow directions for cooking cinnamon-sugar ramen above.
Combine milk powder and cold milk. Add all other ingredients, except cream and ramen and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, let cool, add in cream and then ramen and let sit overnight in a refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator, blend together, strain out ramen and follow manufacturer’s instruction on ice cream machine.
11ml cream
1 tbsp trimoline
6g gianduja chocolate (hazelnut flavor)
15g jivara chocolate
30ml cold cream
Plating ingredients:
Drizzle mango-passion fruit gel and chocolate hazelnut cream around the center of the plate, sprinkling toasted hazelnuts (if you like). Place crispy ramen on top of gel and chocolate hazelnut cream, placing ramen ice cream on top of crispy ramen.




Bēkon, Uni and Chīzu

Serves Four
2g thin slice of bacon
400g curly ramen noodles
20g sea urchin (uni), Maine
30g sea urchin (uni), Santa Barbara
½ white onion, diced
20ml white wine
600ml heavy cream
4g aji amarillo
14.5g Manchego cheese
2g chives diced
2g dry miso
2 pieces roasted seaweed
2 clove garlic finely diced
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Heat small pot on medium heat for about 2 min. Add Maine sea urchin, aji amarillo, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Bring the contents of the pot to a simmer turn off heat and let cool.
In a separate pot bring 4 cups of water to a boil and let sit on high heat.
Take the cooled ingredients and add to a blender. Blend on high for approximately 20 seconds or until ingredients are smooth with no clumps.
Heat small sauce pan on medium heat for about two min. Add splash of canola oil. Add in garlic sauté until lightly brown. Add in white onion and bacon sauté until bacon is fully cooked. Add black pepper.
Keep pan over medium heat, add white wine and uni, aji amarillo, and cream mixture, gently combining all ingredients. Add 14g Manchego cheese and continue to stir.
Add ramen noodles to boiling water. Cook for 1-2 min or until noodles are soft.
Remove ramen noodles from boiling water and add to sauce pan with all other ingredients.
Turn heat down on sauce pan to low and stir.
Add all ingredients to a ramen bowl. Sprinkle with the rest of the manchego cheese, chives, and dry miso