Monthly Archives: December 2009

My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2009

So much for 2009 being a culinary waste land. With the Recession in
full swing and even very good restaurants seemingly dropping like
flies, the year was supposed to be a total disaster on the food-scape.
Instead, this may have been the greatest [...]

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Fabio Trabocchi Shows Me the Future of The Four Seasons: Part Two

I had originally hoped to dine at The Four Seasons with a friend but my friend ultimately couldn't make it and I failed to attract a last minute replacement. While I would have loved my friend's company, dining [...]

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Fabio Trabocchi Shows Me the Future of The Four Seasons: Part One

“It is like retuning a classic, beautiful car and bringing it back to mint condition.” – Chef Fabio Trabocchi on working at The Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan.
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Wish List 2010

Below are the ten restaurants that I have not yet been to that I most want to try in 2010. Whether I will get to any or all of them is yet to be determined. Hopefully, I will at least [...]

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Taste of the Week – December 20th-26th

As with many things associated with Christmas, the most appreciated items don’t always come in the prettiest packages.
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Merry Christmas!

Better late than never. I hope that you and yours had a merry one!

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Guest Post: Greg Kuzia-Carmel

(ed. note: Greg Kuzia-Carmel is a talented young cook from Albany, who is following a dream to be the best  chef that he can be. He is currently a stagiere at the restaurant Mugaritz in San Sebastien, Spain under the [...]

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East Side Elegance – Cafe Boulud

Walking in to Cafe Boulud, for me, is like walking in to another city. When I am in NYC, I rarely venture into the Upper East Side, generally staying in the Upper West Side and most often shooting [...]

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Eleven Madison Park Four One

I had been to Eleven Madison Park once before, the February after 9/11 when I returned to NYC with my family because the City needed all the help it could get. Those days were well before the arrival [...]

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Falai High

Iacopo Falai's food is beautiful. Take my word for it. Unfortunately, that is all that I can offer visually, because the lighting was such in this small, funkily elegant Lower East Side restaurant that I did not even bother [...]

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