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  • Anisette Restaurant Review by Alice Chin

    Dinner at Anisette started with one of their specials that night: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta Cheese and Parsley. The salad was one of my favorite parts of the meal. The tomatoes were farm fresh and had a great flavor that went well with the ricotta and parsley sauce.  We received an order of the Goat Cheese Tart and Tuna Tartare from the kitchen. I enjoyed the Tuna Tartare, which was very light, and delicately seasoned. The flavor of goat cheese is usually too strong for me, so I only tried a little bit of the tart, which had a rich and flaky crust.  Anisette also brought out a gnocchi dish which was beautifully plated with pretty white and pink radish. I wasn't a big fan of the herbs used to flavor the gnocchi and sauce, which tasted like dill and lavender. Someone who enjoys those flavors, may enjoy it more. I also ordered the Trout with Quinoa and vegetables.  The trout was cooked perfectly and was lightly flavored, which brought out the simple taste of the fish.  Lastly I had the shrimp risotto, the shrimp was delicious but the risotto tasted slightly under cooked and starchy.  I haven't had much risotto before so I'm not sure if that was how it's supposed to taste.  Anyhow, it was a pleasant meal and would recommend the restaurant to friends.

     
    heirloom tomato salad
     

     Tuna Tartare 

     
    Trout with quinoa and vegetables 

     Anisette is located at 226 3RD AVENUE, AT 19TH STREET
     http://www.anisettenyc.com

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  • PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo by Alice Chin

    I recently attended the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center. It's the largest photography and imaging show in North America with over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes.  The educational seminars were a great way to advance skills and knowledge on anything related to photography or improving your photography business.

      I attended a copyright seminar where I learned the step by step process on how to copyright photos online.  I also attended a Master Class on lighting where a fashion photographer showed us how to use just one softbox and light stand to create various types of lighting effects.  Another Master Class I attended was a street photography class with photographers Danny Weiss, Sally Davies, Ken Shles and Jeffrey Hensen Scales.  It was really fascinating to learn about the thought process behind their street shots.  I also attended an excellent Master Class by Eduardo Angel which was fundamental video for photographers.   I received a lot of essentials tips on making video and learned about the basic differences and similarities between shooting video and photography.  With over 225 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services, there was plenty to see on the expo floor. I got to check out some of the exhibitors including big name established brands like Canon and Nikon, but also discovered some new brands.  A lot of booths were doing demos on the latest products and also provided camera cleaning and repair services.  The PhotoPlus expo is a must-attend event for photography lovers.

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