SuperPier – Venue of 2013′s StarChefs’ ICC
This year’s StarChefs took place at the SuperPier (last year). The venue has a lot of character like large steel shipping containers suspended in mid-air and exposed brick walls. This year’s theme “Guts & Gory” seems to fit this venue – rustic, unfinished space to [...]
Setting outside the classroom; Kitchen demo area; Table setting at the Men’s Health Cooking School
This past Saturday, I attended the Men’s Health Cooking School at Institute of Culinary Education in the hopes of picking up a few tips from most of these classes and to meet Chef/Owner Andy Ricker of Pok [...]
Communal dining at Hotel Americano; passing out Maury – La Coume du Roy 2007; Executive Chef Joseph Buenconsejo and Sous Chef Tony Venegas
Sud de France Festival kicked off (prior to its Launch Party on Monday, June 3rd) their Festival with the “Tasting Tables” series with Chef Joseoh Buenoconsejo and Sous Chef [...]
Exterior, Interior & Drinks
Pounds & Ounces is located in Chelsea. This bar and restaurant looks like an Art Deco-inspired bar that looks quite handsome, especially when night sets in. The dining area is dark wood with an interesting boxing mural and dotted with two lounge tables with plush leather chairs.
Friedman’s Lunch signage; Interior; Cappuccino and Latte
Friedman’s Lunch is one of the few casual, sit-down restaurants in Chelsea Market. I’ve passed this restaurant myriad of times over the years and always remembered seeing it being bustling during the afternoon hours.
I finally went there for brunch as my friend and [...]
I recently ate at Mihoko 21 Grams last week for an event.
Exterior, interior, one of the tables, shelf of top-shelf liquor, the beautiful crowd
This restaurant is founded by a former Japanese ballerina, Mihoko. She collected most of the items from her travels and used them to decorate and/or be sold [...]
At Bar Basque, Murgo 2007 Brut Rosé for VIP reception, and the lavish table display at Bar Basque
This year’s StarChefs Rising Stars Gala 2011 took place at Bar Basque. (If you do recall, last year was at Maritime Parc in Liberty State, New Jersey.) Much closer to home and it’s a [...]
Trestle on Tenth: Exterior and Interior, The Metzgete on the menu
For the past few years, I’ve heard of Trestle on Tenth and placed it on my (long) list of places I want/should eat in New York City. Finally, I made a dinner date with my mom this past Thursday because of [...]
Waaay back on Friday, January 9th, I’ve invited a whole bunch of friends: K, Doug, Helen, Kim, Julie, and Giulia for dinner at Co.
Most of us who are familiar with Jim Lahey’s Sullivan Street Bakery are fans of his bread and wouldn’t pass up the chance of trying out his wonderful [...]