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15 Vintages of N’Antia Badia di Morrona with MW Lisa Granik

How often is it that you have a Master of Wine personally lead you through a rare tasting of 15 vintages? Lisa Granik has been a fan of the this Tuscan winery for many years, and yesterday created an unprecedented tasting of 15 vintages of “N’Antia” IGT Toscana, beginning with the 1990 and including the […]


Brasserie Beaumarchais: St, Tropez in NYC

  “Now all we need are sun umbrellas!” said a friend recently at Brasserie Beaumarchais, a very fun restaurant with a lively club-style brunch. The restaurant scene in St. Tropez is fairly wild and decadent with wealthy patrons spraying expensive champagne at one another and bikini-clad patrons dancing to loud disco music. The scene was […]



  One of the coolest events events in town are the City Harvest fundraisers that help feed New york’s hungry citizens. This year Cynthia Nixon will host City harvest’s 17th annual, called "An Evening of Practical Magic." DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 2011 TIME: (6:30PM COCKTAILS, 7:30PM DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION) PLACE: CIPRIANI 42ND STREET, 110 […]


Restaurant Review: STK in Manhattan

“Look, horns!” A blonde gestures to the gleaming white fiberglass priapic shapes jutting above the heads of the testosterone-fueled bar crowd at the glamorous new Meatpacking steakhouse STK. “How apropos!” With its sleek, dramatic design, STK exemplifies the new female-friendly, NYC steakhouse geared to a younger, hipper crowd. Under the direction of executive chef Todd […]


Review: Party Brunch at Bagatelle Restaurant in NYC

Bagatelle Restaurant "I hear this place is like a nightclub during Sunday Brunch," a celebrated wine writer told me as we awaited festivities relating to a celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, taking place just that minute at the Bagatelle restaurant in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. "People dancing on the tables, and all that." "A club at […]


Behind the Scenes at …. A Wine Shop Sales Call

Phill D’Ancona of Columbus Circle Wines “I gave up selling to restaurants,” the wine representative tells me, lining up samples of wine on the cool granite counter of the upscale wine shop, Columbus Circle Wines. “Every time I’d walk in, there’s be a new wine director, even younger than the last, thinking he knew everything […]


American Artisan Cheese

… so I was telling our table at tonight’s recap of the American Cheese Society Competition that Europeons are way ahead of most Americans in terms of their knowledge of fine cheese. (pic is of table mates Mike, a cheese…


Eleven Madison Park review

Below you can read my review of Eleven Madison Park for the NY Press, but first I have to say that I have very fond memories of this restaurant after experiencing recently Restaurant Guy Savoy in Las Vegas ($290 without…