Monthly Archives: March 2012


Cloud Nine – Aspen

CLOUD NINE ALPINE BISTRO –ASPEN Aspen Highlands (On-Mountain) Date dined: 3.24.12 I have never been skiing in the Alps but I imagine if I did this is exactly what it would be like. The scenery, the outfits, the ski chalets- … Read more..

Filed Under: Drinks, Groups, Outdoor Seating, Travel Tags: , , 2 Comments

A Culinary Idol

A few months ago I was so fortunate to attend a book signing and conversation with Ferran Adrià – my culinary idol. I snuck a picture of him even though photography was discouraged to commemorate the special event. Adrià spoke … Read more..

Filed Under: BLACKBOARD 1 Comment

Lotus of Siam – Las Vegas

LOTUS OF SIAM – LAS VEGAS 953 East Sahara Avenue # A5  Las Vegas, NV 89104 Date dined: 12.31.11 Located in the middle of a seemingly abandoned strip mall hides a true gem of a restaurant with a long history to … Read more..

Filed Under: EPIC PICKS, Travel Tags: , , Leave a comment

If you are fortunate enough to be invited to the Soho House in the Meatpacking district, as I was for brunch recently, the mini lobster rolls are a compulsory order. The perfect ratio of meat to buttery bun. Also great … Read more..

Filed Under: BLACKBOARD Leave a comment

Kava Cafe

Kave cafe opened just over a year ago in the West Village on Washington Street at Horatio and they serve a truly excellent latte. In the summer months they also make their own gelato which can be enjoyed in a … Read more..

Filed Under: BLACKBOARD Tags: , , 1 Comment

Barbuto – NYC

BARBUTO – NYC 775 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 Date dined: 3.18.12 Barbuto is one my top go-to’s for any meal. I have been here for many dinners and brunches at all times of year and I have yet … Read more..

Filed Under: Brunch, Date Spot, Outdoor Seating Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Koi – NYC

KOI – NYC 40 W. 40th St. (nr. Sixth Ave) New York, NY 10018 Date dined: 3.17.12 There are very few restaurants in midtown that don’t say “strictly business dinner”. While Koi could definitely be a good choice for a … Read more..

Filed Under: Drinks Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

The rooftop at the Hotel Chantelle might be on the best kept secrets of the LES list. The space can be enclosed in the winter or during inclement weather but inside it is reminiscent of a European cafe with street … Read more..

Filed Under: BLACKBOARD, Drinks Tags: , , Leave a comment

Imperial No. Nine – NYC

IMPERIAL NO. NINE – NYC 9 Crosby St. (nr. Grand St) New York, NY 10013 Date dined: 11.20.11 Located in the trendy Mondrian Hotel in Soho Imperial No. Nine is like a British garden oasis in the middle of the city. The … Read more..

Filed Under: Brunch, Date Spot, EPIC PICKS, Groups Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

Aria Wine Bar – NYC

ARIA WINE BAR – NYC 117 Perry St. (nr. Hudson) New York, NY 10014 Date dined: 3.16.12 Late winter / early spring seems to be the hot time of year to host large birthday parties. I had another 28-person dinner this … Read more..

Filed Under: Date Spot, Groups Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment