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Tapping into Your Staff’s Collective Creativity – Michael Laiskonis

Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis is an industry icon—a leader, innovator, and mentor who has inspired generations of cooks both in the kitchen, as well as through his thoughtful prose and active participation in the world’s culinary dialogue. After eight years […]

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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]

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A Farewell to Michael Laiskonis at Le Bernardin

I was stunned and saddened when I first heard that Michael Laiskonis, the amazing pastry chef at Le Bernardin was going to be leaving his position at the restaurant at the end of this year. Le Bernardin has been a […]

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Top Three Restaurant Meals – March 2009

March was a month of quality over quantity when it comes to my top restaurant meals. We ate at home a lot, even hosting a couple of small dinner parties while also attending a couple of dinner parties. Since this […]

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Le Bernardin 2009 – The Desserts

My friend, John Curtas, the pre-eminent food critic, journalist and attorney from Las Vegas has stated in his superb blog on Las Vegas dining called Eating Las Vegas that "Vegas has the deepest collection of pastry talent in the country." […]

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Le Bernardin 2009 – The Savories

 
I remember very well the first time I dined at Le Bernardin. It was in the early to mid '90s. I was in NYC with my wife to attend a medical meeting and it was the first time that we […]

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A Lovely Evening in NYC

This past Saturday my wife and I drove down to NYC to take advantage of a package that we bought at a charity auction to benefit the Adirondack Theater Festival, a great summer festival centered in Glens Falls, N.Y. The […]

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Taste of the week – March 8-14th, 2009

This was a week of quality over quantity. I really only had two days this week that contained worthy possibilities for this award, but on those two days, there were plenty of outstanding  candidates. The first day was that of […]

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