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Stylish Dining - My Favorite New Manhattan Restaurants Part 2

Stylish Dining - My Favorite New Manhattan Restaurants Part 2

My Favorite New Manhattan Restaurants Part 2

Lately I've been talking either about hotels or restaurants in hotels.  Yet another of my favorite new restaurants happens to be in a hotel.  This time it's Narcissa, located in the Standard Hotel East Village.  Owned by André Balazs and Michelin-starred Chef Peter Fraser, who has created a deceptively simple farm to table menu using seasonal organic ingredients from the Farm at Locusts-on Hudson, also owned by Balazs.  Narcissa follows in the footsteps of Blue Hill at Stone Barns who own Blue Hill Farm in Barrington, Massachusetts.  Narcissa's preparation styles include roasting, rotisserie and slow-cooking techniques.

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What I'm Reading Right Now - John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists & Friends

What I'm Reading Right Now - John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists & Friends

Before moving onto today's post, I want to circle back for a moment to my "What I'm Reading Right Now" post on April 13th, where I talked about the recently published book, John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsThe Metropolitan Museum has opened an exhibition of the same title from June 30th - October 4th that highlights paintings featured in the book and is definitely worth a visit!  See "Source" located below today's post for the link to that earlier post.

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Stylish Dining - Paris Via The West Village

Stylish Dining - Paris Via The West Village

Paris via the West Village

One of my favorite restaurants Buvette was recently featured on One King's Lane.  My husband, Philippe and I have been going to Buvette since 2012 and we love it because it truly gives you the feeling you're in Paris.  Every detail by the owner, Jody Williams has been fully considered, from the menu, wine list to the interior design, yet it manages to be neither precious or pretentious.  It's now so popular it's almost impossible to get in unless you're prepared to wait sometimes up to an hour, however it's worth the wait and the staff is welcoming and professional.  Yes, its definitely a big fave!!

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Stylish Dining - Amanda Cohen's Dirt Candy

Stylish Dining - Amanda Cohen's Dirt Candy

I've just read about a restaurant in the New York Times Food section that I found so intriguing I had to share it.  Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, one of the most prominent and influential vegetarian restaurants in the country and situated in the East Village.  The original location was so small, seating only 18 that when Ms Cohen learned that Leonardo di Caprio was planning to come by one evening, she said no, rather than not be able to accommodate her regulars.  Unfortunately, none of her regular patrons turned up that night either, a big mis-calculation for such a small operation. 

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