Miss Renaissance

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NYE Recap {Get Your Goat}

 

{The Beautiful and Classy Table Setting at Girl & The Goat’s Underground NYE Dinner…check out the Mini Goat Napkin Rings.}

{Confit Goat Belly with Stewed Lentils and Brown Buttered Squash Soup with Poached Lobster…unbelievable flavors abound!}

{Chef/Owner/Top Chef Champion Stephanie Izard was working hard on the Line…her Crew was a Happy Bunch.}

{Delicious Bite-Sized Goat Belly Sandwiches…one is never enough!}

{The Line Cooks were crazy busy all night long! And check out those Incredible Shrimp Bites – Perfect Presentation.}

{Spoons of Goodness…my abs are still mad at me today.}

{Bottomless Bubbles & a DJ spinning Party Tunes kept the Crowd Hopping.}

{A Beautifully Composed Bowl of Seared Duck Breast with Rilette Ravioli, Avocado, and Grapefruit.}

{Incredible Textures via Rice Crisps, topped with Scallop Tartare & Trout Roe.}

{Yours Truly Having a Blast!}

Hello, my Lovelies! I hope everyone has transitioned back into “Reality”/Work Mode by now. The Holiday Season is truly over with (giant sniff), which could potentially lead to an empty & depressed Winter feeling….but NOT so fast!! First, let’s do a little bit of reminiscing, shall we? I’m super excited to share a bit about the incredible New Year’s Evening I had at Girl & The Goat this past Weekend. I’ve dined at Stephanie Izard’s Temple of Deliciousness many times, but this truly was a special evening.

We snagged seats at the 20-Person “Underground” 5-Course Dinner – held in an intimate Private Dining Room below the main Restaurant. As you can see in the pictures above, the dishes were mind-blowingly beautiful and, of course, deliciously executed. Each course came with its own Wine Pairing…which helped the Crowd get to know each other and exchange various food stories. Chef Izard came by to introduce each individual dish, which made the event feel very special and personalized.

After thoroughly enjoying our decadent courses, we headed upstairs to the main restaurant to party a little more casually. The vibe was positive and fun – the open kitchen was working hard to continuously deliver small bites of goodies to the crowd and several bars were pouring Champagne, Wine and Bespoke Cocktails. It never felt over-crowded, which was such a nice breath of fresh air in comparison to the usual over-stuffed New Year’s Events! What a fun way to ring in 2012! A big Thank You to Girl & The Goat for getting it Just Right!

Do you have a fun NYE Story to tell? I’d love to hear about it!

xo

{All Photos by Miss Renaissance.}

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    William Allen

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    January 4, 2012

    it looks like a lot of fun over there in NYC, soon i shall go http://longtimespent.wordpress.com/

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    Rebecca

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    January 4, 2012

    Sounds like possibly the perfect NYE. I’m pretty jealous. I lounged at home for NYE, which is always nice too.

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      missrenaissance

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      January 5, 2012

      It was fun! Relaxing at home sounds great as well :-)

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        Oksanocka

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        February 23, 2013

        For some reason tnhigot I was having pains between my bicep and tricep that was only hurting when I was pushing the weight up. So, to be safe, I decided to 45# because that is where I could find the comfort. I was able to do 55# for 2 sets of my 5, but it was just uncomfortable, so I dropped back down. I also did the cash out. That row ladder was wicked! I realized that by the time I was done with the WODs today that I rowed over 3500m. I went home drenched in sweat but felt great.Congrats to Beckie for the high 1RM and to Candice for the DU’s! You guys inspire me!

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        rarqipk

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        February 26, 2013

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    syostofficial

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    January 4, 2012

    Very beautiful set up! Food looks amazing too! Happy New Year!

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      missrenaissance

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      January 5, 2012

      Happy New Year!

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      Kiran

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      January 10, 2013

      Would like to know if you buy lye in bulk and where you get it, I have to buy it in small amounts beuacse of some shipping regulations or something.I would love to learn how to make the lotion. and how to make money from the farm beuacse we seem to break even or a loss selling chicken, eggs, and turkey.

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    VictoriaMashkov

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    January 4, 2012

    What camera and lens do you use? Lovely photographs!

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      missrenaissance

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      January 5, 2012

      Thanks :-) I use a Canon 5D Mark2…and I often shoot with a 50mm lens.

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    grazielabrenno

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    January 4, 2012

    I’m sitting at a cafe reading your post and the menu is very disappointing in comparison. This looks amazing.

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    Gabrielle

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    January 5, 2012

    Looks like you had a fabulous time. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the new year. Such an elegant and classy way to celebrate NYEs.

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    everythingglitters

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    January 6, 2012

    Beautiful food shots. Have always wanted to try the Girl & the Goat. Need to make it a must on my next visit to Chicago!

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    beckfull

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    January 7, 2012

    nice pix. :)

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    Natalya

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    February 23, 2013

    Hi BrendanI am also awaiting your book with exeeitmcnt! I have been a commercial model for 2 years and have enjoyed it, I now want to move into film and television, I have drama school training (Central school) but went straight into commercial modelling as I just wanted to work- any suggestions how to move and change into it? Ive tried the normal way of approaching and writing to an agent but feel it gets lost with all the applicants- as is inviting them to see me in some plays/screenings I have been in, Thanks for your help!! Betty C xx

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      Elena

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      May 9, 2013

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