Stylish Dining

Stylish Dining - Cosme wins James Beard Foundation Award 2016

Stylish Dining - Cosme wins James Beard Foundation Award 2016

One of my very earliest blog posts was about Cosme restaurant which was brought to New York by the super-talented Mexican Chef, Enrique Olivera.  Having dined at Pujol, Enrique's critically acclaimed restaurant in Mexico City, I was very excited at the prospect of one of his restaurants opening in NYC and felt confident of Cosme's success before it had even opened...

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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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Stylish Dining - My Favorite New Manhattan Restaurants - Part 1

Stylish Dining - My Favorite New Manhattan Restaurants - Part 1

My Favorite New Manhattan Restaurants - Part l

Manhattan is jumping with various new restaurants popping up all over town. One of my current favorites, The Clock Tower is a beautifully appointed restaurant at the New York Edition Hotel, which my friend and fellow foodie Carol Papper invited me to for lunch - great choice! World renowned boutique hotel entrepreneur, Ian Schrager has reimagined the iconic Metropolitan Life building, situated on Madison Park in the FlatIron district into a sleek, contemporary light-filled environment of bleached oak wood finishes, floor to ceiling sheer window treatments, clear crystal chandeliers and artistically placed glass accessories.  Interior designer Christian Liaigre's furniture and lighting are used throughout the lobby, bar areas and guest-rooms, emphasizing a cool, sophisticated, international vibe. You can refer to my June 10th post "What I'm Reading Right Now" for more details on the Christian Liaigre interior design aesthetic.

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