APA Apple Store lecture. San Francisco. California. 1.23.2014.

Hello lovelies!

I would like to give the biggest thank you to the APA, Apple Store and everyone who came out to this lecture! Thank you for filling the Apple Store. I hope that this lecture on my career has been educational and insightful. More than anything, I hope you were entertained.

For those that could not attend, here is the lecture with all the slides: http://www.virtuallynonexistent.com/apaapple.html

Images below courtesy of David Reposar.


Cecilia Chiang: Mandarin Mother

My friend David sent me this video from Nowness. And I told him that I was at her house with The Selby for the Chez Panisse 40 dinner where Alex Ong fed me. That day remains to be one of the most interesting experiences of my life.


Thompson LES. New York. 1.17.2014-1.19.2014.

New York. 1.17.2014-1.19.2014.

Thanks for my beautiful fly by! Extra big thanks to Team Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Cafe Rouge, Yu-Tang Clan, Patti Whaley, James Casey, Chris Buck, Michelle Golden, Olive Buck, and other secret special guests. I am sorry I missed you dear friends, but this was a true fly by. I mean, I didn't even get to go to Balthazar to get my egg in puff pastry for breakfast! Until next time.


Carmelo Anthony Melo M10. Terminal 23. Cafe Rouge. New York. 1.18.2014.

What a crazy night! I even ran into William Yan. I caught him changing film up front even. Can't wait for his developed pictures on his Tumblr.


APA SF & Apple Present: AMY YVONNE YU. 1.23.1204. Free Admission.

Hello lovelies!

Hope 2014 has been good to you so far! I have been invited by APA and Apple to do a lecture at the Apple store on Thursday 1.23.2014. This will be my annual publicity. The lecture is going to be very entertaining indeed. I will also be discussing some very secret projects I have been working on last year that will be going live soon. And at the end you will be given an opportunity to ask me anything. The best question will win a prize. Hope to see you there!



Torc. Napa. California. 1.5.2014.

Congratulations to my friend Sean for opening his new restaurant! I finally made it up there. It does not disappoint. Please go check it out when you go up to Napa. Go say hi to Dirk Piggler too. Hard to miss him.

1140 Main Street Napa

A few of my favorite things that I got to taste:

house cured steelhead roe, potato chips, crème fraîche
bengali sweet potato pakora, yogurt-truffle dip
japanese kampachi crudo, crispy rice, thai chile, lime, avocado
star route farm roasted beet salad, pistachio, watercress, burrata cheese, sherry-maple glaze
little farm potato gnocchi, rugosa squash, amaretti, crispy lardon
roasted main lobster, salsify, yellowfoot mushroom, black truffle-basil sauce
milk chocolate bombe, jasmine, pistachio ice cream
brown butter ice cream