A week or so ago, I had dinner with a friend at Fishtag, a Michael Psilakis restaurant. This was the former home of Kefi’s original location (also owned by Chef Michael Psilakis).
The difference between that restaurant and Fishtag was the more airier space, making me feel a bit calmer and [...]
Interior of Salumiera Rosi
The weekend after New Year’s, I thought of reconnecting with a few friends I’ve missed over the holidays. Discussing where we should have brunch, I found out one of my friends recently moved to the Upper West Side, just steps away from Salumeria Rosi.*
Salumeria Rosi is [...]
Sugr and Plumm: Exterior, retail counter, dining room
Sugar and Plumm is the newest addition to the dining scene on the Upper West Side. Sugar and Plumm’s flagship location in Paramus, NJ expanded to this Manhattan location looking like a sophisticated, polished kind of Candyland with the general color scheme of lavender [...]
This past Saturday was essentially a very busy weekend packed with so many activities to do in New York City. One of the better things to do, especially during the evening was The New Taste of the Upper West Side: 5th Annual The Best of the West. It showcases best restaurants and chefs of the [...]
At the Red Carpet
Last Monday, May 7th, I was hired to be the photographer for Huffington Post: Food section for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2012. Think of the James Beard Foundation Awards as the Oscars for food and restaurants in the United States. Considering that it’s my first time to [...]
About two months ago, I was at Épicerie Boulud for tea and pastries. Earlier the past week I wanted to try Gilles Vérot‘s famous charcuterie. Vérot is an internationally acclaimed master charcutier, based in Paris, France. Boulud and Verot have been working together since Bar Boulud in 2008.
Boulud Sud’s Menu, The Bar & Interior
Last week I went to lunch at Boulud Sud with my mother. I recalled enjoying their octopus a la plancha dish at StarChefs Gala last October and I’ve kept a mental bookmark to visit one day – which was last Friday. I ended up choosing [...]
Épicerie Boulud (exterior) and Interior: at the bar
Épicerie Boulud is one of the latest ventures of super chef Daniel Boulud, found right across the street from Lincoln Center. This world-class, French deli and market is filled with ingredients, pastries, and some light fare (e.g. various salads and charcuterie) that has the [...]
Best of the West
This year’s New Taste of the Upper West Side’s Best of the West featured 38 fine dining restaurants and bakeries of the area and Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine magazine as the honoree.
Arriving at the VIP Hour, it’s easier to move around and mingle with [...]