Monthly Archives: January 2011
The menu is pretty identical to BLT Steak but the big difference is in the ambiance. It’s modern with an intimate yet upbeat vibe- a welcomed departure from a traditional steakhouse. Two additional words that come to mind when thinking about last night’s experience- impeccable service!
BLT Prime offers the best in beef weaving in a few terrific non-beef options.
I usually don’t go too far uptown (don’t want to risk a noise bleed) but for Marcus Samuelsson, I thought it was worth the trip. I headed up to Harlem on Friday afternoon for a power lunch at Red Rooster with an extraordinary group of people.
As you walk into Red Rooster, you’re greeted by a bustling bar (with a communal table), vibrant colors and walnut-wood molding. A line of shelves stacked with jars, books, candles and antiques separates the bar area from the dining room. A great energy fills the beautifully designed resto.
Once seated, I continued to explore the intricacies of the design that included wonderful pieces of art (some from the Studio Museum), interesting wallpaper and an open kitchen. And guess who was busy at work in that open kitchen?! Yes, it was Marcus!
The affordable menu at Red Rooster is based on Marcus’ innovative take on American comfort food classics. The dishes are filled with robust flavors, global influences, unique pairings and a few surprises.
The Glam Foodie’s Trio of the Week- focuses on the lifestyle elements surrounding Sip, Chat, Chow. It’s a weekly curation of “3″ – fabulous people, places and things designed to feature fashion, tech, gadgets, art, entertaining, culture, travel and events.
This week’s trio is inspired by “Sip in Style”. Nowadays it’s not only about the type of cocktail but how it’s mixed and dressed.
1. Good Design and a Good Drink: Barware
Paul Smith for Stelton Bar Accessories- The collection includes a cocktail mixer and spoon, shaker, ice bucket with tongs, pitcher with strainer, small glass coasters and a serving tray. Click for more.
Paul Smith Multi Stripe Print Rounded Coasters- Finished with Paul Smith signature embossed on the bottom corner. Click for more.
Louis Vuitton Whiskey Case (Portable Bar)- The case is available through special order and will set you back around $35,000. It comes with a silver ice bucket and tongs, silver cocktail sticks in a pull-out drawer, four crystal whiskey tumblers, a crystal decanter with a silver lid and two crystal “Coupelle” dishes in separate compartments. Click for more.
Nordic Rock Stone Ice Cubes- Perfect for those that like to nurse a drink in the summer sun, these unusual cubes ensure your drink isn’t watered down by melting ice. Click for more.
I realized I didn’t have much of a selection of vegan/vegetarian options on Sip, Chat, Chow so I went straight to the source- my boss, Russell Simmons.
Ever wonder why Russell always looks so young, fit and healthy? Besides yoga, he credits his diet.
Check out his Vegan Sip, Chat, Chow!