Monthly Archives: January 2011
This small Greek resto offers inventive dishes in a quaint environment. I usually go for lunch and it’s always a delight. The menu features small and large plates with a good selection of salads and vegetarian options.
Pikilia: Assortment of Spreads with Pita- Melitzanosalata, Taramosalata, Tzatziki. It’s a great way to start the meal. Taramosalata is my fave!
Greek Salad- The tomatoes were perfectly ripe and the feta was fantastic (the best I’ve had in a long time)!
Pop-up dining experiences are all the rage in NYC! In November, I featured my experience at “The Thirst”- a secret dinner and cocktail party that was hosted by chef Todd English. Today, I want to share details about a more unique pop-up dining event that’s headed to Manhattan.
Cochon 555 is a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event–five chefs, five pigs, five wine makers–to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Each stop along the ten-city tour offers hard-working local farmers the opportunity to connect with like-minded agriculturalists, renowned chefs and the pork-loving public. Cochon 555 is the only heritage breed pig culinary competition in the country.
Lucky for us, Cochon 555 will be in NYC on January 23rd at the Lighthouse, Hudson River and 23rd! Each event provides pig-loving epicureans with a sampling of pork dishes served with wines from five different small wineries. After the tasting, guests and a panel of 20 judges vote for the winning local chef (the Prince or Princess of Porc) who will travel to the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen to compete in the finale for the title of King or Queen. Guests have the opportunity to eat well and be part of an amazing food and wine community while supporting sustainable agriculture.
CHOW Details for NYC C555-
Bill Telepan- Telepan
Sean Rembold- Marlow & Sons
George Mendes- Aldea
Peter Hoffman- Savoy
Brad Farmerie- Public
Elk Cove Vineyards
Copain Wine Cellars
For the list of Five Pigs, ticket info, and more click here.
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.
1. Fashionable Food- A line of chic, reusable, designed plastic bags from Tili. Each box of 12 contains 4 of each pattern. It’s fashionable packaging that won’t break the bank. You can get a dozen of the gallon bags for $8.49 and a dozen of the quarts for $7.49.
2. Haute Cuisine & Haute Couture- These are my kind of treats- totally worth the calories!
I haven’t been to Jewel Bako in a couple of years but it seems as though this place hasn’t missed a beat since my last visit. The fabulous tunnel-like interior adds a warmth to the jewel-box size room. This chic Japanese resto offers a unique variety of sushi. Don’t come here if you’re craving chicken teriyaki…. but if you’re a sushi snob, you’ll feel right at home!
The food is delicate, fresh, complex and tasty- all within a wonderful presentation, topped off with terrific service. The best deal on the menu is the chef’s choice omakase- you can’t go wrong.