Munch @ Apartm3nt


Some friends and myself had dinner at Aparm3nt last Thursday for the once a month tasting menu, “Munch.”  It was so oishi, I can’t wait to see the menu for the next “Munch!”
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee.
Fresh mandoo is one of my favorites, and filled with a tender oxtail, it was different and original.
Spiced!
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini

“Spiced!” reminded me of a soju bloody mary.  The fresh ginger is charred and then strained through the drink, giving it a light ginger flavor.  He brought around extra Ty Ku for the drinkers that wanted a little more kick with their drinks. ;D

2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
The Seabass was a very large portion.  Tender and flavored delicately.  I have never liked mushrooms up until recentl, and am now discovering all the different flavors.  The enringi mushrooms definitely have a delicately complimenting flavor as well.  As for the brussell sprouts, they are usually bitter, and these have a slight sweetness to them. Delicious!
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture

In the picture you miss the light pink color, almost like pink lemonade.  The sugar rimmed glass and sweet cocktail was perfect prior to the sea bass.   I started stealing my friend, Jim’s drink, because it was so good!

Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.

A traditional “Intermesso.”  Pickles and miso soup.  A light miso, not too salty, not too hearty, but a perfect dish after the main dish.

3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts
.
They only brought out one, with lychee, garnished with lime.  It was a light, sweet desert for the palate after the other 2 dishes.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Espresso <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

The final drink was a sweet coffee with a vanilla and slight chili pepper flavor.  It was my favorite desert drink that I have ever had!  I especially loved the light chili pepper after taste.  However I think that the two paired together was a poor choice.  The sweetness of the tart killed the sweetness in the drink making it bitter.  But it is definitely a drink I’d enjoy over and over gain.

I think it’s important that they emphasize that the event starts at 6:30 pm prompt.  I know it’s always hard to get a group of people together at a certain time.  I was confused that there was presentation.  I was under the impression that it was just dinner, so I was half an hour a late, and so was every body else.  It was entertaining for the chef and mixologist to come out and explain their dishes and drinks.

Way worth the $45!  It’s like $8 a dish, and $7 a drink.

* * * * 4 Stars * * * *

Next month’s drink theme: Whiskey

Hope to see you there next month.

xoxo

Kristie Manning

Pictures from dosomethingtonight.com

Munch @ Apartm3nt on Thursday


Hey guys, I’m going to Munch on Thursday.  The menu sounds delish!  Who wants to join me?

What is Munch?

A monthly dining experience featuring paired cocktails with each course. Taking place the last Thursday of every month.

Menu for August 26

Course 1

Meyer lemon and rum cured Opah served with a citrus aioli and caraway crips.
Paired with White Pepper Superior Daiquiri

Course 2

Allspice and olive braised lamb served with sweet corn polenta and Ma`o farms tatsoi
Paired with Zaya Swizzle

Course 3

Sticky rice pudding with mango and pistachio nuts
Paired with appleton vx buttered rum

$45 + tax and tip

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xoxo

Kristie

Jesse Preston: Model in Las Vegas, NV


M: Where are you from?

J: Brooklyn, NY, raised for 19 yrs in Miami FL

M: What got you started in modeling?

J: Just did a random shoot for portfolio work.  Photographers saw me and asked me to shoot with them. smile

M: What is modeling to you?

J: Its the thing I do because it makes me happy, nothing else.  It isnt my world or the only thing i care about. My family and friends are.

M: Do you have an agent(s)?

J: No. I tried a non exclusive agent ONCE and it was terrible, i will neve let anyone manage my events or shoots again.

M: What has been your favorite gig?

J: I’d say hostings. so much fun going to a club and partying with cool people and getting on the mic smile

M: Who is your fav photographer?

J: Oh god, I have so many! They all have their own style its hard to pick one. It’s all art. I love David LaChapelle and his vision.

M: Favorite Makeup artist?

J: makeup artist? oh god so many, xsparkage, bethany, etc (youtube gurus)

M: Favorite stylists?

J: Kim Kardasian, god that girl has amazing taste

M: Do you have any other hobbies?

J: Making my youtube videos, painting, and movies. IM A HUGGGE movie fan!

M: Where do you work at?

J: im a model and bottle service coctail server at TRYST and Xs night club here in Las Vegas.

M: If you could model for anybody, what would be your dream job?

J: VICTORIAS SECRET! lol without a doubt, if i had longer legs and less boobs I think I’d do great ! lol

M: What is your ethnicity?

J: hispanic, PUERTO RICAN!

M: How long have you been modeling?

J: 7 1/2 yrs

M: What is your favorite style to model?

J: Fashion, bikini, creative concepts, glamour, nudes etc. -CREATIVE!! my fav shoot by far was one where I was a dominatrix AND a slave and I was photoshopped to be both girls in the photo! It was amazing.

M: How long have you lived in Vegas?

J: 2 years

M: If you could live anywhere where would that be?

J: California

M: What else do you do besides modeling?

J: I do my youtube videos, I work at the night clubs, I clean my house, I paint, I run my website , I clean, I play with my pets, I go to movies, I clean, I rent movies and games, I do it all. smile

Age: 23
Height: 5’5
Weight: 108 lbs
Waist: 26
Hips: 35
Shoe: 7
Dress: 0
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

***My most RECENT work, Shoots, Features, TV, Hostings etc***

****** Magazines/Print ******
PLAYBOY
Playboys Sexy Girls next door (fall 2008)
Playboys Vixen Magazine (dec/jan 08)
Playboys Big Boobs & Hot Buns(2008)
Playboys Voluptuous Vixens(February/March 2009)
Playboys Lingerie (n/a yet)
Playboys Voluptuous Vixens (Dec/Jan 2010)
Playboys Nude(n/a yet)
strobemagazine (Dec 07 issue)
strobemagazine (Feb 08 issue)
strobemagazine (3rd issue (n/a yet))

miamigirlmagazine
(Cover Model)
raven magazine(2x)
(Cover Model)
09 Hooters Calendar
(*Finalist shoot)
09 Hooters South Florida Hotties Poster
Spannk mag (2x)
(april 08 issue)
(Rum Bum Race Shoot)
305 Magazine
(feature model)
VENGE MEDIA
(automotive calendar model)
after math mma magazine
MMA MAG feature model (april 09)
LAS VEGAS WEEKLY
Girls Of the U.S. Calendar
Vbar 7 deadly SINS party AD – “Lust”
xyience model- various magazines

She almost looks like Kim Kardashian

****** Internet Features *******
PLAYBOY.COM
BullzEye
eyecandyxotic
eyecandyvixens
2night.com
climaxevent.com(2x)
mypicturelobby.com(3x)
restlessmiami.com
cobra.subesports.com
(2009 Spokesmodel finalist -MISS OUTLAST)
(2010 spokesmodel finalist- MISS EVOLUTION PRO)
Youtube.com
(featured model 4x)
napkinnights.com
spyonvegas.com
(model @ ROK night club)
cre8ive pixel
(Littlepetproject.com)
LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM x3
Victorypoker.net
Sports illustrated- Lady of the day 5/12/10
Artisan Pool model (website)

****** Portfolio work ******
clphotodesign
justinprice
ujena
John neyrot (2x)
(Model of the month June 08)
DavPark Photography
GW Photography
WK Photography
Josephevans
feargirls.com
Paradeez photography
MarQuest photography
Roger B Stills photography
NJD Photography
(Company Video)
HeadHunter
Charles Williams
TrickProductions(2x)
Ransomaniac photography
Michael M. Perez (2x)
JSA Photo
New Media works
brunotalledo.com
Lux Glamour photography
Michael Vincent

****** Movies ************

Middle Men (starring luke wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht,Terry Crews etc)
role:Pornstar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pdOODYoLvc

****** Tv Appearences******
Fox channel: Cristinas Court
(as celebrity guest for sweeps)(aired 9/8/08)
opening credits model
espn2 (boxing match)
RING CARD GIRL
SHOWTIME (Tarver vs woods; boxing match title fight)
RING CARD GIRL
08 DUB car show
car model
Homestead Races
Car model
Roccos Martini Bar Commercial
Cafe iguana commercial
Telemundo
(video segment shooting for hooters 09 calendar)
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2734385/7883664
Reality Show (’10 N/A)
Lead Love interest in music video (Jason phillips)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAOn3h3UTaE

She looks like Salma Hayek too

******Hosting/ Events******
Hosted Glass (miami)
Hosted Allstars (Pompano)
Hosted Barmainiacs (ft lauderdale)
Raven Magazine signing (Tampa)
Hosted Allstars Anniversary (Pompano)
Hosted Tantra (Miami)
Hosted HOTEL (Palm Beach Gardens)
*Celebrity Bartender
ROK night club (Las Vegas)
(w/Heather Chadwell (rock of love)/ featured on dailyfiasco.com)
Hawaiian Tropic Zone (Las Vegas)
Voodoo Lounge 6x (Las Vegas)
Vbar “LUST PARTY” (Las Vegas)
Hot Summer Nights at PLAYBOY Mansion (Breast Cancer Charity)
Playboy Bunny @ Magic Convention ’10
Victory Poker Spokesmodel/ Website Launch -Vanity @ hardrock

For Bookings http://www.myjessepreston.com/user/bookme.php
http://www.myjessepreston.com
http://www.myspace.com/dreamscumtru
http://twitter.com/myjessepreston

XOXO
Kristie Manning