Escape to Upscale Barcelona at Toro NYC

Escape to Upscale Barcelona at Toro NYC

Just steps from the West Side Highway, in the former Nabisco factory in Chelsea, a delicious secret awaits. Toro is a modern Barcelona-style Tapas restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary tapas, as well as delectable Paella and grilled meats. An import from Boston, Toro NYC is the second outpost for partners and award winning chefs, […]

| January 23, 2015
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A Taste, a Toast, a Splurge – Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

A Taste, a Toast, a Splurge – Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

New Year’s Eve in NYC can be very exciting. Times Square is filled with people who dream of seeing the ball drop live. Restaurants and bars are in full swing with friends and family from all over the world ringing in the New Year. This can be a magical evening for all. Here are three […]

| December 26, 2014
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Jewish Christmas Dinner Comes of Age

Jewish Christmas Dinner Comes of Age

Growing up Jewish at Christmas time in NYC had its own set of traditions.  Typically Christmas Dinner was eaten at a favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant or if you were a little more sophisticated, at one of the many restaurants on Mott or Pell Streets in Chinatown. You may ask; Why Chinese food for Jewish people. […]

| December 25, 2014
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Where to Celebrate Chanukah and Christmas in NYC

Where to Celebrate Chanukah and Christmas in NYC

Whether you are celebrating Christmas Eve or the last night of Chanukah, there are fabulous menus for all. New York City restaurants always kick up the holiday cheer and this year is no exception. Here are five great restaurants offering interesting menus for the holidays.   Toloache: Chef Julian Medina created a fabulous Mexican Chanukah […]

| December 24, 2014
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Cranberry Bliss Bars, My Holiday Guilty Pleasure

Cranberry Bliss Bars, My Holiday Guilty Pleasure

Around this time of year I look forward to my holiday reunion with a delicious concoction known as Cranberry Bliss Bars, when it resurfaces for the holiday season at Starbucks.  This bite of deliciousness is a blondie snuggled under a layer of sweet cream cheese icing and tart dried cranberries. It is finished with a […]

| December 14, 2014
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A Cookie Fit For The President

A Cookie Fit For The President

Cookies are loved and appreciated by all and with the holidays upon us, you are sure to need some recipe ideas. Here is a fabulous cookie recipe that according to former Spago pastry queen, Sherry Yard, happens to be Former President Bill Clinton’s favorite. This recipe comes from Sherry’s pastry book Desserts by the Yard: […]

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Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving in New York City 2014

Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving in New York City 2014

If you are planning to dine out this Thanksgiving, here are five restaurants that offer something unique and special to give New Yorkers for Thanksgiving 2014:   Stella 34 Trattoria: Looking to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?  The panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offer one of the best views around. The prix fixe menu includes appetizers […]

| November 26, 2014
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Champagne, The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings

Champagne, The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France and it needs a second fermentation in the bottle to create carbonation. Although the word “ champagne” is often used generically to describe sparkling wines, Champagne is indeed unique and should be used exclusively for the delicious sparkling wine grown […]

| November 15, 2014
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Sicilian Caponata, a Fall Favorite

Sicilian Caponata, a Fall Favorite

With farmer’s markets and summer gardens overflowing with eggplant and zucchini, fall is a perfect time to make a Sicilian favorite: Caponata. Caponata is an eggplant stew that is chock full of assorted vegetables and condiments. Nutritionists tell us that we should eat seven different colors of foods every day to get the maximum nutritional […]

| October 1, 2014
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Classic Provence arrives in NYC at Le Midi

Classic Provence arrives in NYC at Le Midi

In the south of France, food is a religion and the Midi region is one of the country’s best culinary centers. In every village and town around the region, country restaurants and lively bistros serve delicious traditional French food. Now you can enjoy the charm and culinary classics of the Midi right in New York […]

| August 29, 2014
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