kitchen & dining
I know very few of us have the time these days to cook elaborate meals. Certainly food shopping can be expensive as well. So I decided to come up with a section offering recipes for everyday living–using ingredients that are more or less easily available.
The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Many of my best memories are with loved ones gathered around the kitchen table. So we'd like to bring back the tradition of cooking at home, sitting with friends and family to prep, eat, and talk. It doesn't matter whether you live alone or with roommates, sitting down to enjoy food really gives you respect for both food, family, and your health. It's creative, it's spiritually and physically nourishing, and it's a lot of fun.
An emblem of culture in Turin, its halls have seen the comings and goings of renowned men and women in history. Its salons have known the best: from Cavour to Casanova, Puccini to Balzac, Nietzsche, Verdi, Marinetti, D'Annunzio, the Agnellis, and the writer Mario Soldati as well as Eleonora Duse, Maria Callas and Audrey Hepburn among others.
Resurrected, the Michelin starred restaurant in Turin thrives under Chef Baronetto. Del Cambio is history and modernity infused, both in food and architecture.
Beauty & Essex Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Chef Chris Santos and Tao Group attempt to replicate the success of New York's Beauty & Essex in Vegas. Its prime placement at the swanky Cosmpolitan Hotel on the strip gives it an instant complementary crowd to draw from. But do the food and service of B&E LV live up to the high standards set by the East Coast original? Find out.
New York City
Rustic Latin American restaurant group La Pulperia, co-owned by Victor Medina and Head Chef Carlos Barroz brings Latin American cuisine with contemporary influences to the fun-loving epicureans of New York. Since opening their first location in Hell’s Kitchen in 2014, Barroz and Medina have gone on to open two additional locations on the Upper East Side and Midtown East.
Bobby Van's Park Avenue
Midtown East, New York City
Known for its classic steakhouse fare, Bobby Van’s serves a variety of steak dishes including the traditional Porterhouse Steak (a premium cut of beef that can be shared between 2-4 people) and its signature Filet Mignon (a prime, tender cut of beef with exceptional taste and texture).
Walt Whitman Mall | Huntington Station, NY
“When I opened in 2015, I had limited experience in restaurant. Masalah Grill means ‘spicy grill.’ I was thinking that the menu will have a lot of grilled items. I realized people liked the more authentic dishes than the grilled dishes. When I realized their feedback, I changed the menu. I introduced curry to my menu, and it was a big hit.”
Brasserie 8 1/2
Midtown, New York City
Parisian-born, Italian-raised Chef Deletrain and his skilled team prepare specialty dishes including appetizers such as Grilled Octopus with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes, Butter Beans, Espelette Pepper; Lobster Risotto with Sweet Peas, Tomatoes, Black Truffle Essence; and Onion Soup Gratinée with Emmenthaler and Gruyère Cheese.
The Leopard at Des Artistes
Upper West Side/Lincoln Center, NYC
Five years ago, in the historically landmarked Hotel des Artistes at 1 West 67th Street, on a beautiful, tree-lined block between Central Park and Lincoln Center, Gianfranco Sorrentino and his wife Paula Bolla Sorrentino, along with Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, opened The Leopard at des Artistes.
East Side, New York City
Upper Story, with cuisine by world renowned chef Charlie Palmer, features an American café menu by day and progressive American, seasonally-driven special events menus by night, featuring local ingredients expertly crafted into delectable dishes by Executive Chef Jennifer Day.
Beauty & Essex NY
Lower East Side, New York City
It's always exciting when someone opens a place that treats in equal measure the desire for a sexy and fun social setting and the need for exemplary service and sumptuous food. It is in many ways a marriage of the senses, where looking good, feeling good and eating well come together in a couple of hours of gustatory utopia. Such is what happens at Beauty & Essex New York.