Tag Archives: Chelsea

Men’s Health Cooking School at Institute of Culinary Education

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 Pok in person. These cooking classes are actually cooking demonstrations rather than the cooking classes where you would get your hands dirty touching and chopping the ingredients. Nevertheless, you will have fun since the chefs who were cooking for us are very cool people and beyond just a..

Sud de France Festival 2013: Tasting Tables with Chef Joseph Buenoconsejo at Hotel Americano

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 Tony Venegas at Hôtel Americano in Chelsea. This particular dinner was set outside on the hotel restaurant’s patio during this humid, very warm Sunday evening in communal tables set in blue and white check tablecloths and a live band playing convivial swing music. It almost felt like I..

Pounds & Ounces in Chelsea, NYC

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. While we’re perusing the menu, my friend had the potent yet fruity Chelsea Breeze ($14) and I had a good Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon ($10) that has cherry notes and tobacco nose with medium tannins that could stand up to a burger. (more…)

Pounds & Ounces in Chelsea, NYC

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. While we’re perusing the menu, my friend had the potent yet fruity Chelsea Breeze ($14) and I had a good Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon ($10) that has cherry notes and tobacco nose with medium tannins that could stand up to a burger. (more…)

Brunch at Friedman's Lunch

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 wanted to do eat somewhere different. Entering this narrow restaurant, packed to the gills of diners, it’s a homey kind of place with industrial touches from the exposed brick and metal pipes. We were fortunate to have a table available without much waiting, even though a crowd built..

Brunch at Friedman’s Lunch

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 wanted to do eat somewhere different. Entering this narrow restaurant, packed to the gills of diners, it’s a homey kind of place with industrial touches from the exposed brick and metal pipes. We were fortunate to have a table available without much waiting, even though a crowd built..

Weekend Lunch at Marble Lane at Dream Downtown Hotel

Interior Marble Lane located at the beautiful and hip Dream Downtown Hotel is a fairly new restaurant located in the Chelsea/Meatpacking District. This restaurant has an open-floor plan that once you enter this hotel on West 16th Street, you’d be practically greeted by the hostess and can’t help staring at the eye-catching, sea of drop-ceiling spherical lights and straight down is the hotel’s lobby where one may lounge at their plush silver leather sofas and look out at the lush back garden area even though the temperature of Manhattan was in the high 30s. (more…)

StarChefs ICC 2012 and StarChefs/PromPeru’s Dinner at Raymi

Chef Hooni Kim of Danji and his dish Yook Hwe This year’s StarChefs ICC 2012 was a short one for me personally, as I was only able to attend to the first day of this fun food symposium. That said, I still learned quite a bit from the several hours watching prominent chefs lecturing and demonstrating their ideas and techniques and it’s still an honor to cover their event. Chef Hooni Kim of Danji demonstrated his dish Yook Hwe, essentially a Korean-style beef tartare except made with exceptionally silky Australian wagyu beef instead of locally raised beef he normally uses..

Just Food: Let Us Eat Local 2012

Scenes at Let Us Eat Local: Centerpiece of local vegetables and flowers, Executive Director of Just Food Jacquie Berger, Gramercy Tavern’s Executive Chef Michael Anthony, and Microgreens passed around for sampling Last night was the 5th Annual Just Food’s Let Us Eat Local benefit tasting at the Altman Building. There were 42 restaurants and small food vendors along with 13 local wineries and breweries within the New York City area. Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown, healthy food accessible to all New..