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Pan Seared Duck Breast with Five Spice, Port & Sour Cherry Compote

Bijouxs Little Jewels | Pan Seared Duck Breast with Five Spice, Port and Sour Cherry Compote

A plate reflecting the colors of the season – the rich burgundy of Autumn hues is mirrored by Pan Seared Duck Breast with Five Spice, Port & Sour Cherry Compote. A little jewel that is a Perfect Pairing for the season.

When you think of a 15-minute meal this elegant Pan Seared Duck Breast with Five Spice, Port and Sour Cherry Compote is certainly not the first to mind. This dish was born in a moment of inspiration when cooking with friends and this rich little jewel takes no more time than cooking, say a quick Greek Lemon Chicken. Here’s how.

First, I have been noticing many larger supermarkets are now carrying fresh duck, look for packages of individual duck breasts in the meat counter and if you are flying solo for dinner this is a great option to experience some of Autumn’s richness, without breaking the bank. Next, keeping things simple, purchase a jar of tart cherry jam, a tablespoon of this really finishes the dish – and you have the rest of the jar to spread on a toasted buttery slice of brioche bread to warm a chilly Autumn morn.

Savoring the richness of the season with everyday beauty from the the Bijouxs Kitchen – a Perfect Pairing. Thank you for being a part of the Bijouxs Little Jewels Kitchen.

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Bella Monte | Perfect Pairing

Classic Pesto | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Caio Bella! Goodbye to Summer, hello to Fall – with views of acres of green and beautiful mountains, all courtesy of a pretty little jewel of a townhouse right on the links. Join me on the patio for the view and a bowl of one my of favorite pastas – savor a Perfect Pairing. Continue reading Bella Monte | Perfect Pairing

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Perfect Pairing | On Fifth Avenue


Welcome to change, again! New and exciting things are cooking in the Bijouxs Little Jewels Kitchen. With a change of venue comes a return to my roots. I’m pleased to introduce a new feature here at Bijouxs—Perfect Pairing, here we go!

A few months ago I welcomed change—a new locale, new home and now the next change. A pivot in my career has taken me into the real estate world, which is in many ways a return to my origins but with expanded horizons. As many of you know, my career originated with a focus on architecture/design and then incorporated food. Many years ago I started out at architectural firms where I designed interiors for luxury retail projects. Embracing my design roots and love of structures, I am thrilled to be part of an incredible brand and a team specializing in beautiful properties. For me, helping clients find the home of their dreams is an honor. There is, after all, no place like home. And home is the core of Bijouxs Little Jewels from the Kitchen. Food and home are part of a whole, and I am pleased to remain happily immersed in both.

Now, as I tour our amazing properties, both online and in person, I can’t help but imagine… hmmm…what would I cook if I lived in this home? What would be the perfect recipe for this property? And that’s how Perfect Pairing was born. The Little Jewels Collections is now at home with food. With my schedule, I may experience a little less time in the kitchen, but plenty of time to dream of beautiful homes paired with beautiful food and I want you to join me. So, let’s tour the first Perfect Pairing.

Since Perfect Pairing embraces my design roots, I thought it only fitting to create the inaugural pairing in the most amazing city of all, New York City. This is the city where I worked designing luxe interiors for some of the most beautiful stores on The Avenue—Fifth Avenue.

What shall we dine on for lunch in this spectacular 14-room duplex apartment high atop the prestigious Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue? I imagine that it is a clear spring day, overlooking the park, the trees are vivid green, bursting with new leaves, one of those stellar Spring days in the city. Perhaps we begin with a first course of tender, thin Bijouxs High Society Asparagus, draped with rich Bijouxs Café de Paris hollandaise sauce, and because the day is so, so spectacular, just a little sip of champagne.

Savor a Perfect Pairing, the newest Little Jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen.

PROPERTY:  Photograph and property details at Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

PAIRING: Bijouxs No. 53 High Society Asparagus