Category Archives: Fine Dining

Raising the Bar at Betony

 
Restaurants often get a bad rap as cocktail bars and frequently that is a valid criticism. That said, some of my favorite places to enjoy well conceived, constructed and craveable cocktails  is in restaurants and NYC happens to be home to […]


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An Interview With Albert Adrià

The world is full of excellent restaurants and excellent chefs, while a few rise above the rest to create consistently extraordinary experiences for their guests and produce food that fully transcends its basic nutritive purpose. It is an extraordinarily difficult […]


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Doc & Gerry’s Jamón Ibérico Tour – Coming November 2016! Book Now!

This is a part of Spain that most tourists don’t get to and that’s a real shame! This is mostly because to really experience the best of Spain’s southwest Jamón Ibérico country one has to really know where to go, […]


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My Photos From The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 Awards in NYC

I had the great good fortune to experience the World’s 5o Best Awards in New York City the other night. Of course, these awards have become rather controversial as anything as subjective as a “Best” list is going to be. […]


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Eleven Madison Park Made It Nice!

Disclaimer alert: My family and I are certainly known to the restaurant and I received a significant discount as well as no corkage fees for bringing a couple of special bottles of wine. My son, L.J., works at Eleven Madison […]


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Making Way For Momofuku Ko

In its first iteration, despite a reputation for great food, I could never be bothered to go to the purportedly cramped, camera-phobic and aloof Momofuku Ko, but then it moved and it changed. It was no longer cramped, cameras were welcome, […]


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New Tastes of New England – Part 1 – Portland’s Eventide, The Honey Paw and Hugo’s

It is difficult to imagine a specific New England cuisine. Unlike the South, there are few ingredients or dishes that appear to be New England specific, especially if one removes certain locally caught seafood items. What New England does have […]


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The International Flavors of Miami

There are few cities in the Americas more international than Miami, Florida. The city is perhaps the major gateway from North America to the Caribbean and South America, a fact which permeates this city’s culture. From its tropical visages of […]


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The Splendor of El Celler de Can Roca

It has three Michelin stars (since 2009), is the current no. 1 restaurant in the world according to the World’s Fifty Best Restaurants list and has been in the Top 5 of that list since 2009 and either first or […]


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Game On at La Buena Vida in Madrid

I have been acquainted and know Rogelio Enriquez since my earliest days on eGullet. He was a leader of the then-thriving Spain and Portugal Forums, who has always been a clear source of worthwhile information on Spanish food and restaurants. […]


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