KOA Restaurant NYC

When our friend Tora Matsuoka gave us a call to let us know that his space that housed our beloved SEN has reopened and is now a new concept called KOA, we quickly put More »

Tavola

With so many great Italian restaurants in NYC, it’s not easy to stand out.  This is a ‘Table’ that will never forget!  Tavola is the quintessential Italian eatery that you wished was in More »

Recette NYC

Bold. Fresh. Extraordinary. Recette is all of this and more.  Fine dining in NYC will take a lesson from this small eatery delivering an experience that sets a new standard.  Ten courses More »

Delicatessen NYC

Within a few minutes of stepping foot inside of the very happening dining room, we looked at each other and wondered, “What the heck took us so long to hang out in More »

Celebrity Cruises – A Taste of Modern Luxury “Top Chef Style”

When our Celebrity Cruises “family” comes into town, there is no doubt that we will be there.  This time, it would be an indulgent and immersive culinary experience at one of New More »

Oceana

We are big fans of seafood and there is one restaurant which has been delivering some of the finest and most inspired here in NYC for almost two decades, Oceana.  Having been More »

 

Alabama at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival

Hosted by Serendipity Magazine, The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival featured Alabama as their headline act on Saturday night.   Sitting in the front row for dinner by Red Rooster, we had the ultimate VIP experience!  After all these years of touring, Alabama rocked the packed house and blew our minds with the incredible set of the best Southern Rock out there!

Thank you Serendipity Magazine and The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival for another incredible event and we cant wait until next year!

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Charlie Palmer’s 3rd Annual Oyster Social

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The Third Annual Oyster Social, with Chef Charlie Palmer and the Aureole Team took place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 on The Patio, Aureole’s new al fresco lounge.  If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s Charlie!  In classic Aureole style, the Champagne flowed as the stellar oysters from across the country were downed by the more than happy guests.  In our opinion, there is no better place to spend a Sunday in the city than with a few hundred oyster loving friends at a party hosted by the king of American cuisine!

No Kid Hungry Gala at Restaurant North

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A Night Out for No Kid Hungry at Restaurant North

Hosted by Eric Gabrynowicz and Stephen Mancini

Guest Chefs
Jonathon Sawyer and Brian Goodman
The Greenhouse Tavern and Trentina | Cleveland, OH

Matthew Gaudet
West Bridge | Cambridge, MA

Josh Lawler
The Farm & Fisherman | Philadelphia, PA

Steven Santoro
Local Seasonal KitchenRamsey, NJ

KOA Restaurant NYC

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When our friend Tora Matsuoka gave us a call to let us know that his space that housed our beloved SEN has reopened and is now a new concept called KOA, we quickly put on our suits and headed straight over.  As soon as we entered KOA, Tora said, “I have someone I want you to meet” and were whisked into the dining room where Tora graciously introduced us to ‘Iron Chef Japan’ Yuji Wakiya!   Wakiya is a culinary legend in Japan and has become famous for cooking Chinese cuisine.  This is where we learned that Wakiya is the man behind the unbelievable menu and cuisine of KOA.  

Tavola

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With so many great Italian restaurants in NYC, it’s not easy to stand out.  This is a ‘Table’ that will never forget!  Tavola is the quintessential Italian eatery that you wished was in your neighborhood.  The deliberate honesty of Nick Accardi’s downright spectacular take on regional Italian dishes, is what will make Tavola your go to Italian table.  

Nick has a encyclopedic depth of knowledge about the food he is crafting and after a few minutes of him talking about it, you will quickly understand that Nick is no ordinary restauranteur.  Nick is one of the most passionate and dynamic people we have ever come across.  His intensity and love for the food that he is serving is contagious.  If your not salivating after talking to Nick about what to eat, your probably dead!

Recette NYC

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Bold. Fresh. Extraordinary. Recette is all of this and more.  Fine dining in NYC will take a lesson from this small eatery delivering an experience that sets a new standard.  Ten courses of culinary bliss while Foo Fighters is rocking the playlist in the dining room…yes friends, this is simply badass!  Jesse Schenker is living up to his new book titled “All or Nothing” as Recette delivers it all.  

Recette is the type of restaurant that we love to dine at.  It’s an intimate experience in which you feel connected to what’s going on at the restaurant.  From the moment you enter the restaurant you feel as if your at a friends house ready to break bread with family.  There is a wonderful vibe that the service staff brings to the table along with a deep knowledge of the menu and beverage program.  This casual elegance and warmth sets the tone for the extraordinary cuisine that rocked our world!

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