The New Taste of Upper West Side: Comfort Classics – Inside the tent, Host Adam Richman, Pastry Chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar’s birthday cake truffles, 5 Napkin Slider The New Taste of Upper West Side’s Comfort Classics is one of the three-part food event created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). This event (and others) benefit the Columbus Avenue BID’s Streetscape Project as well as support the Wellness in its Schools program at the O’Shea School complex and P.S. 87. Comfort Classics is hosted by Travel Channel’s Adam Richman and pastry chef Christina..
Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the 27 regions of France. It comprises five areas, and borders the other French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées on the one side, and Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. It is the southernmost region of France. They will take over New York City to let food enthusiasts to discover the delights and culture of Languedoc-Roussillon thanks to the Sud de France Festival, which runs from Sunday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 23rd, 2013. This festival has large diversity of events ranging from wine classes to concerts, wine tastings, seminars,..
Inside the kitchen with The Common Man Restaurant team and Chef Alfred Portale tasting the hors d’oeuvres and my (proof copy) menu This is my third time as a guest to dine at the James Beard House (the first was the 125th Anniversary Dinner of Mercedes Benz and more recently for Joanne Chang’s afternoon tea), as my friend “O” was gracious to invite me as his guest. This particular dinner was cooked by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Adam Longworth (and his wife/Co-Owner Lorien Wroten who is general manager and this evening’s wine director) of The Common Man Restaurant in Sugarbush, Vermont and..
Two nights ago, I was invited to the Penthouse Suite of Sheraton Times Square to celebrate the second year of Sheraton Social Hour (links to their Facebook page), sponsored by one of my favorite Champagnes, Nicolas Feuillate. Like last year, the party was fabulous – good food, very good wines, we’re all in a gorgeous suite that has views of Times Square, a glimpse of Central Park, and the Hudson River. And we had a celebrity to mingle with us normal folk. (This year was the beautiful actress, Debra Messing, as seen above.)
Exterior of International Culinary Center; breakfast spread This is my second year attending to the New York Culinary Experience (NYCE) weekend and it’s an absolute pleasure to be surrounded with curious and avid food enthusiasts who are eager to learn something new or at least gain some insight or useful cooking/baking tips from different chefs. (If you’re curious about last year, here’s my recaps of Day 1 and Day 2.) I’ve noticed this year’s breakfasts were the sublime croissants that transports me back to Paris. They were perfectly burnished and incredibly flaky and buttery. I almost did not care for..
The scene, food & drink during StarChefs’ Rising Star VIP Hour This year’s StarChefs Rising Stars took place at the historic Liberty Theater in Times Square. (Looking back two years ago, it was at the now defunct Bar Basque.) Chef German Calle of Petrossian Restaurant New York created three passed hors d’oeuvres during the VIP hour featuring Petrossian’s legendary caviar. The lobster risotto with Petrossian caviar powder was deliciously creamy and briny. The tsar-cut salmon with Papierusse was silky, smoky and briny from the intriguing sous vided caviar sheet on top (the Papierusse). The Australian Waygu Beef Tartar with Royal..
Italian style braised beef sandwich & Red Wine Marinated Egg at VIP Preview Last night’s 6th annual Choice Eats 2013 taken place in the 69th Armory was an intense food fest featuring over fifty (50) restaurants, bakeries, and other food vendors who were in Village Voice’s “Fork in the Road.” Since there’s so many to choose and remember after my food comatose (and possibly tipsy from the beer and spirits) state, here’s a couple of dishes I really enjoyed:
Lobby of The Westin Governor Morris & Buick cars This weekend I was invited to attend Buick Discovery Tour 2013 at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, New Jersey. It was a collaboration between Food & Wine and Buick with its goals of making memories and lasting impressions with food, wine, and of course, test driving a few Buick cars. I was wondering after being invited was: I’m generally not their typical target consumer and I never drove/own any Buicks or any American car, actually, so I thought, it’s unusual but I attended this event with an open mind.
Photo of the winner’s showpiece (Chef Benjamin Shelton) and the two judges’ tables for pastry and bonbons This morning I was invited to attend the 24th Annual US Pastry Competition sponsored by Paris Gourmet that took place within The International Restaurant Show in Jacob Javits Center. This year’s theme was about the woman. At this competition, I saw highly respected New York City pastry chefs, like Michael Laiskonis (his Twitter), Johnny Iuzzini, and Dominique Ansel (yes, the chef who I adore his pastries), who were part of the judging panel.