Saturday, February 26, 2011

What kind of windows do you like?

Fabulous Windows

Isn't this romantic? (That's one of my favorite songs. Rogers& Hart)

I have always been fascinated
by this type of window.
When I lived in Florida there
were a few designed with these windows.

It's like Magic.

I found this company, Tazi, they have fabulous items.

If you need a change you can always add a new entry gate.
Maybe this gorgeous door to a paneled office.
I like it because you can get light through them.

You could even put these design corners
in a window. If you like, check out Tazi Designs

Here is a house with my favorite windows, OOPS
How Much ? $175 million almost as
bad as the national debt, for me anyway..

When I lived on Palm Island, there was an Estate for sale
so I walked to the millionaire end of the Island.
The Real Estate woman was there. I toured the house.
It was completely water poof. Bernard Baruch had built
the house. Most the houses on Palm Island looked very much like
that above $175 M house. Probably could have bought in in the 70's
for $100.000 It had the glass iron gates inside the house, to the right of the entry.
There was a refrigerated glass cabinet with priceless wines.
He was a wall street legend, owned the largest private shipping
lines from Hamburg-Amerika Lines.
He also had a string of thoroughbreds.
Needless to say we could not afford it.
Al Capone's was a couple houses over of palm Island..

I am sorry i never went to Veriona.
Did see Capri,Pompii,Sorento
Rome ,Genoa,Milan ,florence, Bari
and Venice

I could fall in love with Quazi Moto if he were in this window

This makes me want to dream of Venice,
the music and St. Marks Square.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

A ride on the Orient Express march 2011

Life is Short!
Now is the time for a get a way.
and make a reservation.

They are in business check out this video and contact
is below.

Here is another Video
There is an American (Orient Express


I couldn't get over how beautiful the Saint Lazare train station was, my first trip to

I have always loved Miss Marple and
all the Agatha Christie's novels..

What are you waiting for??

Live a little
It's later than you think

I just booked 3 days at the Park Lane Hotel

on Central Park South .

I am getting tickets for COLE PORTERS

Anything goes.

Posted by

yvonne at lapetite gallery

comments are welcome.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Famous Chef "Charles Ranhofer "

Charles Ranhofer Delmonico's Chef

I alway's read my friend Pat's blog, Mille Fiori
When she did the post on Delmonico's Restaurant
I flipped out.
Ranhofer was born in St Denis France Nov.7 1836
He was buried in woodlawn Cemetery New York Oct.9 1899.
In May 1862 Lorenzo Delmonico hired
Charles Ranhofer as Chef de Cuisine at the 14th Street
(union Square) Delmonico's.

Ranhofer had studied cooking in Paris at age 12, by the time
he was 20 he was the chef for Prince Henin of Alsace.
He came to the U.S. in 1856 where he was the chef for the
Russian Consul in Washington D.C.

Ranhofer also went to New Orleans where he learned Creole cooking..
He returned to France to work on the
elaborate Balls of Napoleon 111 at the Palace.
In 1861 he returned to the states,and worked at
Delmonico's. It is said he "MADE" Delmonico's

He created:
Sarah potatoes- for Sarah Bernhardt
Veal Pie a la Dickens -for Charles Dickens
Salad a la Dumas- for Alexander Dumas
Lobster newberg- for a Famous Sea Capt. Ben Wenberg

He retired in 1896 had five children, 3 boys 2 girls and a wife Rose. He died in 1899 of brights disease.

Ever since I was a little girl growing up in Houston, my Dad told stories of New Your City.
Delmonico's , the Astor, and Broadway. The Hansom cab rides through Central park.
The Maple and birch trees. To a child in Houston, these stories of Pheasant underglass at Delmonico.and
Zigfield Follies, Staten Isle Ferry,Coney Island, The Hamptons.
All I ever wanted to do was see NYC.

Before my Dad Passed away he gave me a huge cook book.

We sat down and he said,
Yvonne I never got to take you to Delmonico's like we talked about,
but here is the Delmonico's
Cook Book from the worlds Greatest Chef.

I took a photo of it as it's the biggest cook book I have ever seen.
I have been offered $500 for it. Nope, it goes to my Daughter.
The woodcut designs are fabulous
This is the front page.

Believe it or not I made this mold out of chopped chicken liver, sliced black olives, and a real pineapple top, for a banquette at the Eden Roc.
Years later, I had a summer Resort in N.C. I had a wonderful menu.
Stealing in the kitchen was one of my problems. I applied for a Job in the Kitchen of the Eden Roc Hotel during the peak of the season. I was refused. No women work in the Kitchen. The Catering manager was nice and offered me a job.
I said No, I want the Kitchen. The answer was NO , he even walked me to the entrance gave the valet my parking ticket. When the Cadillac was driven up, he saw all the race track stickers. he looked surprised. I drove away turned around and parked the car across the street.
Now I knew how to get to the Kitchen and I gave a $5 to a busboy and asked him to point out the Chef.I told him I would picket if he didn't hire a woman.

GOT the job
I became the first woman to work with Chef Dobelle and in the Eden Roc Kitchen. He made me Garde Manger
Dobelle gave me an education that season..
I told him about my Resort and he gave me great advice.
Hey! I earned it that year.
Working there was a story in it's self.
It was only for the Season.

These are a few pages I took from the book all different table settings

if you were Dutch ,.
Just Imagine this delivered to your table

Some pretty dessert huh?

There are pages of Ice designs for many occasions

Pheasant under Glass, I am sure in Delmonico's it was a whole bird on a sterling platter with great oval glass dome.

Posted by Yvonne Rosenfield @ La Petite Gallery
comments are welcome

Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

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Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20