Saks Craves: Keep It Light with Spanish Mackerel Crudo

Turn Your Next Summer Dish Into an Experience With Diptyque and L’Objet.

One way to satisfy your palate on a hot summer day is with a light, delicious meal. Our own Executive Brand Chef Alex Reyes has come up with the perfect dish for our food series, Saks Craves. This delicious Spanish Mackerel Crudo was inspired by the sweet and citrus notes you find in Diptyque and elegance you get when using L’Objet silverware. Before the summer ends treat yourself by recreating this dish for a nice dinner at home or impress your friends and family with it at your next dinner party.

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Chef Alex Reyes Impeccable Presentation of The Spanish Mackerel Crudo

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One way to satisfy your palate on a hot summer day is with a light, delicious meal. Our own Executive Brand Chef Alex Reyes has come up with the perfect dish for our food series, Saks Craves. This delicious Spanish Mackerel Crudo was inspired by the sweet and citrus notes you find in Diptyque and elegance you get when using L’Objet silverware. Before the summer ends treat yourself by recreating this dish for a nice dinner at home or impress your friends and family with it at your next dinner party.

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Chef Alex Reyes Impeccable Presentation of The Spanish Mackerel Crudo

4 oz Spanish mackerel (chilled), 1 kaffir lime, 5  tangerine segments, 2 sprigs coriander leaves, 1 tsp capers, 1 tbsp Persian lime oil, 150 g gooseberries, 150 ml white wine vinegar, 25 g caster sugar, 3 g yellow mustard seeds, 2 g juniper berries, Fleur de sel, Fresh cracked white pepper

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 Chef Alex Expertly Slices This Beautiful Mackerel

  1. Slice the fish into thin slices and place randomly on a plate.
  2. Zest the kaffir lime with a microplane and juice it. Transfer into a spray mister bottle and spray the fish with it.
  3. Season the fish with fleur the sel and fresh cracked pepper.

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    Light Touches of Tangerines, Capers and Gooseberries Bring all The Flavor

  1. Cut the gooseberries in half and place randomly on top of the fish.
  2. Arrange the tangerine pieces, capers, kaffir lime zest and coriander randomly on the plate.
  3. Drizzle with Persian lime oil and spray more kaffir lime juice on the dish.

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Indulgence Before Summer’s End

Pickled Gooseberries

  1. In a small sauce pan add all the ingredients except the gooseberries. Bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat off and set aside to cool.
  3. Take the husk off the gooseberries and rinse.
  4. Transfer the gooseberries to a sterilized jar and cover with the pickling liquid.
  5. Seal tight and refrigerate

If you’re more of a visual person and like to see how something is made step-by-step you can watch Chef Alex easily create this dish along with other summer citrus favorites.

 

 

Make it a special night and head over to Cafe SFA or your nearest Sophie’s Restaurant for more of Chef Alex Reyes’ signature dishes.

Photos Courtesy of Billy Rood


The Manolo Blahnik Shoe Shop is Now Open at Saks

Take a Look at What to Expect on Your Next Stop to 10022-Shoe.

Indulge yourself and enjoy a day of shopping at the brand new Manolo Blahnik boutique in our New York flagship store. Last week we gave you a sneak peek of what to expect from this exclusive shop, but now you can treat yourself and slip your feet in some of the designer’s top styles. Take a look at what to expect the next time you shop at 10022-Shoe to pick up a new pair of Manolo heels.

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Step Into Shoe Heaven

The first room in the lavishly designed shop is out of a dream. With a large Murano glass chandelier and plush walls lined with heels, it’ll be hard to step out of this shoe sanctuary even in a pair of Manolos.

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Indulge yourself and enjoy a day of shopping at the brand new Manolo Blahnik boutique in our New York flagship store. Last week we gave you a sneak peek of what to expect from this exclusive shop, but now you can treat yourself and slip your feet in some of the designer’s top styles. Take a look at what to expect the next time you shop at 10022-Shoe to pick up a new pair of Manolo heels.

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Step Into Shoe Heaven

The first room in the lavishly designed shop is out of a dream. With a large Murano glass chandelier and plush walls lined with heels, it’ll be hard to step out of this shoe sanctuary even in a pair of Manolos.

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Your Favorite New Shoe Closet

It just keeps getting better. The second room is filled with comfortable seating, Venetian glass mirrors, and of course, Manolo Blahnik shoes from flats to boots that cover the entire space. It’s the perfect place to take a short retreat with girlfriends to prep for a fun girl’s night, or just by yourself for a shopping day.

 

Explore this brand new Manolo Blahnik boutique at our New York flagship on 8, 10022-SHOE.

Photos Courtesy of Alexander Patino


Carla Sozzani on Alaïa Paris Eau de Parfum

As we continue to discover the creative forces that helped propel Azzedine Alaïa forward on his way to creating his first eau de parfum - Alaïa Paris – we learn more about the man’s design ethos and overall principles when it comes to making creations for women. And who better to delineate the groundwork of Alaïa’s mantras than his most personal friends, like Carla Sozzani, creator of Milan’s 10 Corso Como?

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Carla Sozzani in Sarah Beeby’s Animated Short-Film

“If Azzedine Alaïa sculpts women’s bodies,” says Carla Sozzani, “it is because he has a special relationship with them: he sees them beautiful, he makes them beautiful, he makes them self-confident about their bodies. ‘Sicurezza da bellezza’, as we say in Italian.”  Read More..

As we continue to discover the creative forces that helped propel Azzedine Alaïa forward on his way to creating his first eau de parfum - Alaïa Paris – we learn more about the man’s design ethos and overall principles when it comes to making creations for women. And who better to delineate the groundwork of Alaïa’s mantras than his most personal friends, like Carla Sozzani, creator of Milan’s 10 Corso Como?

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Carla Sozzani in Sarah Beeby’s Animated Short-Film

“If Azzedine Alaïa sculpts women’s bodies,” says Carla Sozzani, “it is because he has a special relationship with them: he sees them beautiful, he makes them beautiful, he makes them self-confident about their bodies. ‘Sicurezza da bellezza’, as we say in Italian.” 

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A Work of Art From Every Angle

Live in bliss with Alaïa Paris.