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One of our all-time favorite Italian restaurants in NYC is Michael White’s Osteria Morini. Osteria Morini is as close as you will get to Emilia-Romagna without getting on a plane. Chef de Cuisine, Asi Maman, invited us to sample a few of the new spring menu items that were inspired by his recent trip to Italy and there was also a mention of a 120-day dry-aged ribeye that we were told would “blow our minds”. Who could pass up an offer like that?
Friends, the game has been changed for us. Blue Hill NYC has completely opened our eyes to what farm-to-table is supposed to be. For chef and owner, Dan Barber, this is not a trend or a fad, it’s a way of life. It is difficult to put into words just how spectacular every element of Blue Hill is. When you are eating produce that was pulled from the ground just a few hours ago, eggs that were collected that morning and beef, poultry and pork that was raised with respect using artisanal techniques; the result is life changing. This will go down as one of the top-ten best meals of all time.
Watch out, there’s a young chef on the block named Kelvin Fernandez that’s making big noise at the Strand Bistro NYC. We met Chef Kelvin Fernandez at an event a few months ago and he asked us if we would like to come into his restaurant and sample what he is doing. We kindly accepted and after a few date changes, we headed over to the Strand Hotel to check out what all the buzz is about this young chef.
A Baron and Baroness, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, the hospitality industries leading designer…if Frank Sinatra walked in, we would not have been surprised! When you are invited by the legendary Sirio Maccioni to dine at his namesake restaurant, Sirio Ristorante, the impossible just might happen. This evening was like having an out-of-body culinary experience and we now understand just how important the Maccioni family is to the global restaurant industry and especially to New York City. Since the opening of Le Cirque in 1974, Sirio Maccioni has been at the forefront of dining in New York. In a tribute to the contributions Sirio has made to New York City, the New York Landmarks Conservancy designated Sirio himself as one of its living landmarks.