All NYCers know the famous chef David Burke, who climbed to notoriety with his slew of restaurants and Food Network appearances. The CIA graduate has a plethora of restos to choose from in New York City, so whether you're uptown or downtown, there's a place for you to stop and eat.
David Burke at Bloomingdales is the perfect spot for shoppers to plop down and relax amidst their bag-carrying day, whether it's at their 50-seater dine-in, or at Burke in the Box, the 35-seater casual side of the resto with an open kitchen.
Producers will stage regional rounds for contestants where they must prove that their recipe celebrates British food. However, there's a lot more to this competition. Winners will face a series of challenges involving their dish in the semi-final and final, and be judged by a panel of “experts."
After being a contestant on Fox's hit reality series Hell's Kitchen in 2007, Chef Seth Levine has been taking the culinary world by storm. Levine has steadily compiled an impressive résumé, which runs the gamut from taking the role as executive chef for both Georgica and Wine and Roses in New York, opening POP YOGURT- one of the hottest frozen yogurt shops in Manhattan, and becoming a contributing editor to the internationally-distributed FOOD Magazine.
Joonbug recently had the pleasure of judging another Cooking Combat at Kenmore Live Studio Friday night. This time the theme was beer, with Chef Chaz Andersson of District Bar and Chef Aaron Crumbaugh of the soon-to-be-launched Wagyu Wagon (look for him on the streets beginning in July) creating savory and sweet dishes flavored with various ales.
Chef Chaz started us off with delicately fried squash blossoms stuffed with Manchego cheese and Welsh rarebit, a heavy fondue-like sauce with cheddar and bacon bits, served with fried pretzel bread. Tasty bar food, but the beer flavors didn't really come through in the squash blossoms and the rarebit was almost too thick for dipping.
Looking for a great place for Indian food but don't know which place to try?
Why not all of them!
At The Varli Food Festival on April 7th, 35 Indian restaurants across NY are offering samples of their best dishes and desserts to all festival-goers. Restaurants include Tamarind, Devi, Junoon, Tulsi, Baluchi's and more.
Celebrate Indian food with cooking demonstrations by 13 Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs, a live cooking show , a documentary on Indian food, and even a picture with your favorite celebrity chef in the photobooth.
Chef Michael Bao Huynh’s extravagant and gorgeous new, “modern” Vietnamese Restaurant Baotique calls to mind an old world New York: a place where you can find delectably sophisticated takes on some old Asian favorites and be delighted by the atmosphere, service and ambiance of this perfectly calibrated, old school opulence. Bao calls his Baotique cuisine “a cleverly crafted re-creation of the civilized yet exotic world.” Joonbug agrees.
At Graffit, artist and chef Jesus Núñez' clearly took this passion-driven dynamic duo to the next level at his new Upper West Side restaurant. Graffit spins old-world recipes into exciting and breathtaking new-world preparations, creatively expressed with dishes showcasing all of the aesthetic bang of edible masterpieces.
Combining his youthful history as a graffiti and fine artist along with his prior well-seasoned experience as a chef in Madrid, he magically combines urban design and street art with colorful creations that many diners have already deemed almost "too beautiful to eat"- and yet, they do.
At Saigon Sisters, Matt Eversman and John Boisse are proving that two young guys can run a successful restaurant. Although Eversman and Boisse are just 26 and 22, respectively, and neither has been to Vietnam, none of that matters when you taste their baby octopus or op la.
“You're constantly told that if you don't have experience, you can't do things,” Sous Chef John Boisse said.
Chatting with the two in the cozy but minimalist Saigon Sisters dining area, it's clear that both Boisse and Eversman are passionate and confident in their skills, but still humble and always learning. They're imaginative enough to experiment, while open to constructive criticism and committed to executing owner Mary Aregoni's vision.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there is nothing like a romantic dinner to set the mood. Ambiance is the key element for any outstanding evening. Here are three San Francisco restaurants that exude romance.
When you ask people about where to go for a dinner with that special someone, Fleur de Lys is a gauranteed mention. Chef and owner Herbert Keller has maintained the excellence of this French flagship for almost 25 years. Three, four and five-course tasting menus are available with a variety of choice in the menu to choose from. Keller also provides an excellent vegetarian tasting menu selection. All tasting menus come with the option of adding a wine pairing with each course.