Sunday , September 26 2021

Food and Wine

Le Coq Rico

Opening a restaurant in New York City is no easy challenge. Hiring and training staff,  late nights followed by early mornings, and last minute menu changes are the realities of opening a new restaurant. Perhaps, unless you are adept 3 Michelin starred Chef Antoine Westermann. Le Coq Rico, Chef Westermann’s …

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An Evening With…The Greenwich Project

The Greenwich Project  is a very sexy restaurant. It illuminates and has a convivial air. I am certainly happy to have been introduced. My introduction would not have been possible, of course, if I had not received an invitation (a Facebook invitation, no less) to attend the first ‘Evening With…Chad …

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Sake 101

When was the last time you boasted with your friends exclaiming  “I had this AWESOME sake last night!!”  You probably never boast about sake, and that is alright.  It is a rare beverage, and it is an acquired taste. However, when one stumbles across a delicious sake, it will most likely linger …

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Vodka with a measure of class

Vodka is vodka, or so non-aficionados might think. But if you were to browse around a Polish or Russian supermarket you would discover that it comes in many varieties. Here in Britain, we can savour some of the more glamorous varietals of vodka. Some are flavoured with fruit; others are …

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The healthiest drink in town

Our bodies may depend on water for health and life, but if you are looking for a drink that can inject your body with concentrated nutrients, a cup of freshly juiced vegetables is the best around. If, like many people, you think that a savoury drink would be about as …

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Drinking enough?

We all know that not drinking enough water is bad for you, but it seems drinking too much can be equally bad, according to recent reports. With all these mixed messages it’s hardly surprising that many of us are left wondering how much water is enough. As most of us …

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RSVP Social Club NYC.

New York City. It is a place the world admires, and a city that many covet to live in – and we do! We are the few, the very happy few who grin, bare, and flourish in the sometimes harsh reality of living in the big apple. We have the …

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Water with added goodness

Water is the plainest drink that you can choose, or so you would think. In actual fact, water comes in many forms: straight out of the tap, pure as a mountain spring and now with special added ingredients to enhance health and wellbeing, even beauty. Turn off the tap and …

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Wine: Too complicated for young people to enjoy

For inexperienced wine drinkers, choosing a bottle of wine from the masses is plagued by far too many choices and complicated further by the dos and don’ts of wine culture. Wine buffs and experts turn wine drinking into a fine art, but elevating wine to such heights puts it out …

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New York Restaurant Week

 It’s that time of year again when many restaurants humble themselves, and when hospitality professionals cringe. Yes, I’m afraid to admit that I am referring to Restaurant Week. You either love it, or you hate it. Beginning January 18th and running through February 5th, 372 restaurants in New York City …

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New Years Eve at June

Manhattan chic in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. That is June.  Who knew? I certainly didn’t. I am one of those New Yorkers who does not like to leave their parameter. However, Upper Eastside and Upper Westside New Yorkers have no excuse to not visit this richly decorated Parisian all-natural wine bar! …

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The Boar’s Head Christmas Tradition!

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year! And today is Christmas Eve! I know many of us hasten to gather recipes for last minute shopping to make our Christmas feasts perfect. My family’s Boar’s Head tradition is something I have greatly missed since I moved to New …

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Wine One O One: Stefanie Schwartz

Stefanie Schwartz’s wine and restaurant experience has taken her up the eastern seaboard, from her hometown in Port St. John, Florida to culinary school in Charlotte, North Carolina and then eventually to the current city she calls home, New York, New York.  After graduating with a BA in Culinary Arts …

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Wassail

Wassail, Wassail all over the town! Tis’ the season to sing the catchy old English Christmas carol. The Christmas season is a wonderful time to embrace the rich traditions of Britain, and introduce them to our own daily lives for boisterous celebration! The Anglo-Saxon word means ‘to your health’, and …

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Wine One ‘o One with Cole Parry

A graduate of the world-famous Culinary Institute of America, Cole Parry started his restaurant career dressed in kitchen whites at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. His first job in the dining room was at then-three Michelin starred Restaurant Daniel in New York City. As a busser and food runner, Cole …

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Wine for Thanksgiving

Thursday is the beginning of the Holiday Season in the United States as we celebrate Thanksgiving. A grand Thanksgiving feasts of brings us all comfort and joy as we gather with our friends and family, but don’t forget every great meal must have great wine. Enjoy the wines below and …

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Redlight Ramen

Bowls of noodles and steaming hot broth. These days almost everyone loves Ramen. It is a quick and easy meal, and it is popular amongst people of all ages. Ramen has three key components – the noodles, the broth, and the toppings. It is the broth, however that soothes our …

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Wine One ‘O One: Jason Wagner

Jason Wagner is a jack of all trades and master of everything. These days, he spends most of his time at my favorite restaurant in the city, Fung Tu on Orchard Street where his wine list is a true work of art. His passion for wine began under the mentorship …

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Wine One o One: John Francis Gran

John Francis Gran. That is a name that will ring in your head. Known as Johnny to his nearest and dearest has an infectious smile and is under the helm of Chef Thomas Lents Two Star Michelin restaurant Sixteen in the Trump Hotel of Chicago. Johnny is not new to …

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