Tag Archives: Tailor

A Birthday Dinner at Empellón Cocina

When we were seated for our 8PM reservation, my first thought was, “I hope I didn’t make a big mistake.” The room was very dark, the restaurant was mobbed and the noise loud. The environment wasn’t quite what I had […]

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Sam Mason’s Greatest Hits at Aldea

Sam Mason first came to my attention when he opened WD-50 with Wylie Dufresne. At the time Sam was the pastry chef and was combining savory elements into his desserts in amazing ways, blurring the lines between them, […]

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Retro Photo – WD-50 2005

Chefs Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason playing in the kitchen of WD-50 on December 11th, 2005. WD-50 is still going strong with Pastry Chef Alex Stupac having replacied Sam, who went on to do savories and sweets at his own […]

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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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