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A Hearth Retrospective

Spiked Luis Rivera cocktail: Navarro Gewurztraminer grape juice, rum, citrus fruits, mint. 2004 Kabinett Riesling Copper River salmon, market radishes, squash, sugar snap peas, gros sel. Pan seared rouget, opal […]

Pig Heaven

It only comes once a year. Tomorrow is the last day for the 2007 Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Hie thee hence if you’re able.

Hill Country

Hill Country is a Texas-style BBQ joint that’s the newest introduction to a budding barbecue restaurant scene in New York City. Here is a comprehensive preview courtesy of Off The […]


Chef Iacopo Falai, formerly of Le Cirque 2000, opened Falai in February 2005. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine with an ambitious scope generally not seen in the Lower East […]


Previous dinners at Hearth can be seen here and here. Chilled asparagus soup, chervil, peekytoe crab, croutons. 2006 Moschofilero, Mantinia, Tselepos, Greece Quail, slow poached quail egg, tomato confit, Portuguese […]


Chef Pichet Ong, formerly of RM, 66 and Spice Market, recently opened p*ong, a dessert focused restaurant featuring an intriguing array of offerings both sweet and savory. p*ong continues the […]

Technical difficulties

If you’ve been visiting the blog for the past hour you might have noticed a few different appearances. WordPress seems to be having hiccups and it’s becoming annoying such that […]

Dinner, 1 March 2007

Rock Shrimp Scampi with Linguini rock shrimp, deveined and peeled unsalted butter extra virgin olive oil minced garlic chopped Italian parsley kosher salt cracked black pepper red pepper flakes (optional) […]

Hearth Restaurant

Dinner at Hearth Restaurant tonight. Click here for a dinner back in November 2006. Amuse: Smoked lentil soup Shakespeare’s Falstaff: Palo cortado, white wine-poached pear syrup Rabbit terrine, foie gras; […]

A Chicken In Every Pot

A while back, C_________ exclaimed “How does a New Yorker find time to make his own chicken stock? Or do you have day laborers over to take care of menial […]


Dinner at Degustation tonight. Chef Wesley Genovart, formerly of Jean Georges Vongerichten’s latest, Perry St., holds court at this East Village restaurant featuring inspired, dazzling creations with a distinct European […]

Brunch, 7 January 2007

A light brunch with friends in the Village today. Shrimp mousseline, tomato aspic. 2004 Petit Chablis, Dme S├ęguinot-Bordet, France. Vol-au-vent, filled with scrambled eggs and osetra caviar, topped with smoked […]

Dinner, 2 January 2007

Fusilli with Squid, Garlic and Herbed Breadcrumbs 1 T. butter 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. squid, cleaned and diced 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped handful of […]

Eleven Madison Park

Dinner at Eleven Madison Park on Saturday with friends. The restaurant opened in autumn 1998 to acclaim by critics and patrons alike. It, along with its sister restaurant Tabla (featuring […]

Dinners This Week (so far)

Baked trout with parsley, white wine and garlic. Roasted root vegetables with lemon, zaataar and herbs. Tonight (Tuesday), I roasted a pan full of Yukon gold potatoes. Half of this […]