Oiji was created from a partnership between two Korean-born chefs, Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku, who attended the Culinary Institute of America together and worked respectively at Bouley and Gramercy Tavern.
French Chef and owner of Le Coq Rico New York, Antoine Westermann, is not a novice in his field. Until 2007, he was a three Michelin star chef at his restaurant “Le Buerehiesel,” in Strasbourg, France, before he handed it over to his son. He opened his restaurant when he was 23 years old and earned his third Michelin star when he was 48, in 1994. At that time he was part of the French elite chefs, with Bernard Loiseau, Guy Savoy, and Alain Ducasse.
To dine at the three Michelin star restaurant Le Bernardin with the whole family, you must be either quite wealthy or celebrating life. In our case, it was most certainly the latter! (Fortunately or not, this is another debate.) In any case, the dinner was absolutely flawless, from the beginning to the end. The setting, the service, the wine, the food, not a single gripe!
Ever since my boys left home for college, I have loved Sunday’s brunch. It’s a great way to get the family back together at a very convenient time for everyone! I moved to NY this past summer and I’ve had the pleasure of brunching and trying out many places. This is my personal ranking from one to ten.
Two brothers, Oliver and Leo, travelled from California to the East coast and they had the biggest cultural shock ever in NYC! There were no real Taqueria (taco stalls) in NYC! Certainly not like the ones they loved in their native Northern California. Hence they decided to remedy this dramatic situation, and Dos Toros was born!
One of the great pleasures of being in Manhattan is being able to walk for hours with no particular goal, especially in some areas like Chinatown, where the streets are no longer denominated by street numbers and one can easily get lost. I love to stroll through this neighborhood and discover the Chinese grocery stores, fish markets, and local shops that populate the area. Chinatown in NYC is quite exotic!
(Closed for renovation)
There was a scene in the movie Sex and the City where Charlotte says: “I read in the newspaper that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan”. Miranda, who was living in Brooklyn, answered: “Whoever wrote that article lives in Brooklyn”!
Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster… any of these sound familiar?
Dons Bogam is an interesting combination of Korean BBQ and wine bar in the middle of Koreatown. The restaurant has a very modern and chic décor where you can sample a wide range of Korean foods. The façade is made of glass rectangles framed with metallic supports, allowing you to see the atmosphere inside the restaurant.
Amazing 66 is the first Chinese restaurant I went to in Chinatown ten years ago. Since then it has become our family Chinese restaurant.