Here are some inspirations — both edible and otherwise — from 2008.
Warm wishes and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!
Mast Brothers Chocolate
Photography Credit: Maria Robledo
Take Your Time
Olafur Eliasson Exhibit at the MoMA
(April 20–June 30, 2008)
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Exhibit in Madison Square Park
(October 24 – November 17, 2008)
directed by Zhang Ke Jia
Man on Wire
directed by James Marsh
directed by Andrew Stanton
The décor of Naya Mezze and Grill is ultra modern, almost futuristic. But Naya doesn’t just rely on looks. There’s a lot of talent and soul in their food. Every dish presented at our table was a delight to taste. And each time I surveyed the orders at the other booths, I wanted to try those dishes, too.
The climax was surely the... full article
I love many dishes at Omen, but the sashimi special platter is my staple favorite. I always order it. I enjoy sitting at the bar to watch the sushi chef endlessly and artfully compose the popular sashimi platters while I polish off my own order. Besides the sashimi special platter’s beautifully arranged pieces of fresh tuna, salmon, fluke, yellow... full article
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Katsu is the Japanese adaptation of the Western “cutlet.” The Japanese have made it into a national tradition, eating it with rice, shredded cabbage, and dipping sauce (sometimes with a little mustard).
Wallsé is one of my two favorite restaurants in NYC. The quality of the food is amazing, the service is good and the atmosphere is so pleasant. The wiener schnitzel comes with a potato-cucumber salad and lingonberries. A perfect combination that’s just out of this world!
Ravagh’s lamb stew is a shank of tender and succulent meat simmered with herbs and garlic in a tomato sauce. The meat falls off the bone, and the stew is deliciously comforting. Served with dill rice, it’s the quintessential heartwarming home-style dish. I savor the flavors of the stew by just taking a few spoonfuls alone, then I dress the dill and fava bean rice in it as well.
Cynthia recently introduced me to a great find: Joyce Bakeshop in Prospect Heights. The bakery/café itself is a darling space to hang out in and the baked goods, sweet and savory, are scrumptious! We especially like their cupcakes!
If I were to hire a personal pastry chef, I would choose Mark Sopchak from Whimsy & Spice. Everything I’ve tasted from biscotti to cookie sandwiches blows me away. Each product showcases not the overbearing taste of sugar but the fragrance and the natural beauty of the ingredients. The honey lavender shortbread cookies are... full article