Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Night the Stars Shined at Germany’s Gourmet Restaurant Lerbach

If there was ever going to be a time to get a close look at the Neue Deutsche Schule of high-end German cooking, this was going to be it. With all four of the major culinary figures of this contemporary [...]

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Sunday Photo – Early Spring

In the 21 springs I have experienced in upstate NY, this is by far the earliest our daffodils have come out, and why not? We are finishing a week that the month of June would be envious of. Though I’m [...]

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Sunday Photo – Sfingi di San Giuseppe

Tomorrow, March 19th, is the Italian feast day celebrating the life of Saint Joseph. It is perhaps the most important of all the Italian Saints’ days and is one of the major feast days of the year. It even has [...]

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Totto Ramen – The Craze Rages On

NYC can’t seem to tire of Japanese ramen. With seemingly a new ramen restaurant opening every day, there are a few that have garnered strong reputations and long lines to get in. One of these is Totto Ramen on 52nd [...]

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Don Antonio by Starita – A Dazzling New NYC Pizza Challenger

NYC has had a long tradition of making great pizza and the New York style of Neapolitan influenced round pizza, often sold by the slice, is one of my favorite City traditions. In recent years though, NYC has been the [...]

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Sunday Photo – Cajun Crawfish Pie

My anesthesia colleague, Spencer Bordelon and his wife, Tressie hail from Louisiana Cajun country not far from Rayne, the home of Hawk’s, a bastion of amazing boiled crawfish and other delights. Both Spencer and Tressie are quite nimble in the [...]

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Spanish Wines with Character from Gerry Dawes – Part Two: The Glorious Whites of Galicia

Who ever heard of tasting a bunch of reds before the main white wines? Well, thanks to Gerry Dawes, that is what we did and somehow, it worked out just fine. Maybe it was because the reds weren’t “big” monsters [...]

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Spanish Wines with Character from Gerry Dawes – Part One: Reds

Robert Parker’s opinion has held sway in the wine world for a long time, first coming to prominence with his pronouncements on Bordeaux’s famed 1982 vintage. His palate is attuned to “big” wines. Full throttled oaky monsters and high octane “fruit bombs” [...]

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Sunday Photo – A Taste of Winter

It has been a wacky winter with warm temps and little to no snow – until this past Thursday. We finally got a taste of the season.
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Sinclair at The Saint Sulpice – Stelio Perombelon Satisfies

I’ve been following the career of Stelio Perombelon, the new chef of Sinclair, the restaurant of the stylish Hotel Saint Sulpice in Vieux Montreal, since I first joined eGullet in April of 2003 around the time he and Patrice Demers [...]

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