Dinner at Il Gattopardo

“Italian cuisine is very simple; a cuisine of ingredients and products.  If the products are no good, there is no Italian cuisine, very simple” – Gianfranco Sorrentino  No truer words have been spoken More »

Night Out with PayPal at Ai Fiori

Without technology, Men Who Dine could not exist, period.  We couldn’t bring you with us as we experience some of the best in food and drink across the country, and that would really More »

Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival

We attend a massive number of food festivals across the country and now after being invited to experience Hilton Head’s Wine & Food Festival, we are hooked!  For us, there is be no More »

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 »

 

Our Top 5 Favorite Coffee Brewers

Think it’s easy buzzing all over the place, attending multiple events day after day?  Without being properly dosed with caffeine, MWD would grind to a halt!  Coffee is our delivery system of choice for the crystalline xanthine alkaloid, better known as caffeine.  But, the pleasure of coffee is really what its all about.  We are certified coffee lovers and passionate about the brew.  

We were talking the other day about our love and passion coffee and decided to see for ourselves which coffee brewers top our list.  The experiment was pretty straight forward, we would use a single origin coffee bean, grind it ourselves to maintain the highest level of freshness and use purified spring water.  We asked a number of coffee manufacturers to send us what they consider to be their best brewers and our coffee machine throwdown was under way!

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 York’s most incredible event spaces, Glass Houses.  In keeping with Celebrities focus of the extraordinary, some of their top chefs were flown in along with our good friend and Top Chef Seattle winner, Kristen Kish.  Oh yes, this was bound to be a epic night!

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 a major player for so long, Oceana does not rest on its famed history.  Executive Chef Ben Pollinger pushes the boundaries of bold American seafood and with strokes of utter brilliance.  Oceana is simply incredible.  

The Village Voice Choice Eats Tasting Event

The Seventh Annual Village Voice Choice Eats Tasting Event was simply awesome!  No doubt that Choice Eats has become one of New York’s premier foodie events, and for good reason.  With over 60 incredible restaurants representing all five boroughs of the city, the shear magnitude of the down-right stellar food is bordering on insanity, which we personally have zero problems with!  The production team that spent the better part of a year preparing for the massive feast, delivered in a big way.  As we attend so many culinary events on a monthly basis, we can honestly say that this was by far, one of our favorite!

Gallagher’s Steakhouse NYC

A New York institution is back!  For more than 86 years, Gallagher’s Steakhouse has been a part of the fabric of New York City and after a long substantial renovation and change of ownership, the iconic landmark is again poised to make NYC culinary history.  It’s been a few decades since either of us have stepped through the doors of Gallagher’s, but as we crossed the threshold and walked past the window of the meat locker, we knew we were in the right place.  

A Special Evening to Honor Marcella Hazan

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Eataly, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali are proud to join forces with International Culinary Center (ICC) to host a special evening at Eataly’s Birreria Restaurant in honor of Marcella Hazan a pioneer in bringing Italian culinary culture to the American table. 

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