Junoon: Bottomless Brunch with Indian Flavors

Tucked a stone’s throw away from Madison Square Park at 27 W 24th Street, behind an inviting black patterned exterior is Junoon, the Michelin Star rated Indian restaurant that has been creating a New York City buzz since 2011.Junoon has very recently launched a provocative brunch menu full of fusion flavors that combine traditional brunch items with Indian flair. Furthermore, the bottomless brunch comes with endless mimosas and bellinis and a fabulous party atmosphere! Just entering the restaurant, you are enveloped in the vibrant smell of spices that make your mouth water with the promise of what is to come. The stunning atmosphere of billowing orange curtains and a fifty foot walkway with Indian sandstone sculptures carved to represent the Tree of Life cast shadows in candle light against the walls.

Fabulous Foodie Events & Weekly Parties

Recently, Sauce launched weekly Monday night beer dinners that feature a five course tasting menu paired with beers from different breweries around the country. The menus will change each week through the spring. You can book your reservation by calling the restaurant. The beer dinners are $50/person with a two person minimum.

The Royalton Hotel's sophisticated lounge Forty Four has introduced a music series on Thursday evenings beginning at 8pm. There will be a different performance each week, ranging from jazz, R&B to opera and '60s classics. Enjoy cocktails and light bites as you enjoy the music.

Junoon Kills It with New Brunch Menu

Junoon, the highly regarded Indian restaurant in Chelsea, recently expanded their menu to include brunch. Indian food is known for its bold and spicy flavors, so apart from a Bloody Mary, you might be wondering how they manage to pull off a brunch as good as their lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Vikas Khanna wows all with his modern take on traditional Indian dishes and incorporating Indian versions of American classics.

Feel free to take your pick of dishes from Junoon's many choices of brunch fare, or smartly opt for the prix fixe, which includes an appetizer and main dish, along with unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys or Bellinis for just $35. Trust us, you'll leave the restaurant both full and with plenty of leftovers for later. To start, try their innovative Naan French Toast, served with house spice-infused maple syrup or the Indian-Style Masala Omelet, made with onions, garlic, chilies, and cilantro.

Happy National Lobster Day!

National Lobster Day is here and summer is the perfect time to score the freshest shells. Check out these NYC restaurants and what delicious lobster dishes they will be serving, as well as a couple of recipes for Do-It-Yourself-ers!

Carmine's: Lobster Fra Diavolo

Vai: three-course National Lobster Day menu featuring dishes such as sauteed lobster fricasse

Iced Tea Cocktails For Everyone

Don 't celebrate National Iced Tea Day like a square...add some fun (aka booze) into your life by trying some of these delicious iced tea cocktails! Sunday June 10th is the day to imbibe, so check out some of these great NYC bars that serve up iced tea cocktails, or check out the recipes to whip up some of your own!

Jbird Cocktails
The Imperial March Chinese Black Tea infused Cognac 1st Cru, Raspberry Syrup, Lime Juice, Champagne

The Haberdasher
The Blues Sisters Gin, Housemade Wild Blueberry Tea Syrup, lemon, lime, muddles basil and blueberries, bottomed with charged water and topped with bitters

Bistro The Tea Set
Summer Village Martini Grey Goose vodka, red peach vanilla tea syrup, soda, mint leaves, served on the rocks
Organic Big Apple Mate Champagne Cocktails Champagne and big apple mate tea syrup

Junoon Launches New Lounge Menu

Celebrated Indian eatery Junoon is now launching their new lounge menu, which will be available during lunch (Mon-Fri 12-3pm) and dinner (Sun-Thurs 5:30-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm). Skip to the Flatiron district and pass on regular bites from neighborhood pubs and do something different with your day. Delicious dishes featured on the new menu include spiced naan stuffed with mozzarella and gruyere, topped with roasted garlic and homemade spice blend, eggplant chaat (crispy eggplant dusted with flour and yogurt, tamarind and red onion), and duck gushtaba (freshly ground duck meatballs with green chilies and mint simmered in a saffron, almond and cashew sauce), just to name a few.

Junoon's Western Promises Dinner

Modern Indian restaruant, Junoon, is announcing its new Beverage Director, Oliver Dufeu, as well as an exciting addition to their wine program. Junoon has assembled an array of over 300 unique bottles of wine on the restaurant's international wine list and on February 27th at 7pm, the restaurant will hold its first in a series of dinners titled Western Promises. Oliver will lead a tasting of select wines in tandem with chef Vikas Khanna's seasonally inspired four course dinner. He will propose a series of wines for each course and explain the concepts at work in the pairings.

Don't Drop the Ball Before the Ball Drops

New York Cruise Lines is offering a night to remember aboard Duchess World Yacht to ring in 2012. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and Statue of Liberty, a premium open bar, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a five course dinner, as well. $350 tickets can be purchased here now.

Lounge out at The Carnegie Club with sophistication for NYE with a cocktail and cigar in your hand. Listen to the Stan Rubin II Piece Orchestra and Steve Maglio playing Sinatra from 10pm to1am. There is a premium open bar, champagne toast, desserts, and party favors, all for $225.

NYC Restaurant Week Extended through Labor Day!

Foodies can breathe a sigh of relief now that NYC's 20th annual Restaurant Week has been extended until September 5th. But don't get too comfortable. Reservations are already going like hot cakes for the food fiasco. This is the rare opportunity for you to get a teasing taste of all the restaurants on your wish list for a fraction of the cost. Participating restaurants create three-course menus for lunch ($24.07) and/or dinner ($35), usually with a few options to choose from within each course. (Just know that drinks, taxes, and gratuities are not included.)