Mister Parker’s : Dining Like the Rat Pack

By Tsz on February 16, 2012

Mister Parker - Escargot

Gastrophoria is a skillet of garlicky escargots at Mister Parker's. Lounging in a pool of herbaceous butter, a bite of the formerly humble garden crawlers can transport you to old Hollywood glamour, where the times seems more elegant and ritzy. It certainly helps that the surroundings reflect the food and the mood. Tufted leather ...

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Ginger Orange Magret Duck with Kasha

By Tsz on February 3, 2012

Ginger Orange Duck

Gastrophoria is an updated version of the classic Duck l'Orange. French foods can be quite daunting to the uninitiated because of their fancy sounding names (ie. profiteroles, brandade, etc.). However, once you get pass the unfamiliar sounding names, French cuisine is actually quite assessable and often quick to prepare. Case in point is the famous Duck ...

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Duck Prosciutto with Fennel and Apple

By Tsz on February 2, 2012

Duck Prosciutto with Fennel and Apple

Gastrophoria is a simple salad made with duck prosciutto, fennel and apple. With a subtlety sweet and smoky taste, duck prosciutto is the zippy sports car version of its mainstream cousin made from pork. Although they're made essentially in the same method, the higher fat content in duck m eat (and its fatty covering) produces a ...

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Foie Gras Macaron and Chicharrones

By Tsz on February 2, 2012

Foie Gras Macaron and Chicharrones

Gastrophoria is foie gras served two ways: foie gras macaron and chicharrones. Whenever possible, I try to cook from scratch—it's always better to know what's in your food as well as save some cash on the side. However, there are several time and labor intensive food items that I would gladly spend money on, such ...

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