Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mar 03 2011

My friend’s friend put this cool event together. It’s a great way to spend your Saturday!

 

Mar 03 2011

KOI is one of my favorite sushi spots because of the crispy rice with spicy tuna, baked crab roll, albacore with onions, and I can go on and on! I was delighted to hear that KOI recently introduced a new low calorie menu- all under 300 calories! Now you can dine out without feeling guilty.

And I’m not the only one that’s super excited about the new skinny menu. Celebrity fans of Koi’s new light dishes and low-calorie cocktails include: Lea Michele, Karina Smirnoff, Ashley Greene, Joe Jonas, Colin Farrell, Avril Lavigne, Brody Jenner, Mel BAli Fedotowsky, Katharine McPhee, and more…

SKINNY MENU ITEMS:

Light Dishes-

Grilled Chicken Lettuce Hand Roll with Cilantro Tofu Lime Sauce, Julienne Carrots and Shredded Diakon
Total Calories: 171

Tuna and Tofu Caprese with Fresh Wasabi and American Caviar
Total Calories: 194

Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Fresh Ginger, Shitake Mushrooms and Grape Tomatoes

Total Calories: 245

Low Calorie Cocktails-

Lemon Crisp

2 oz Hendricks Gin

3 Lemon Wedges

3 pieces Cucumber

½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz Soda

In a martini shaker, muddle lemon and cucumber. Add Gin and Lime Juice.  Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Top with soda. Garnish with lemon twist and cucumber wheel.

Total Calories: 145


 

KOI- 40 W 40th St (Bryant Park Hotel) / 212-921-3330

 


 

Mar 03 2011

When you walk into The Darby, you’re greeted with a lively, swanky, opulent and sophisticated scene. I could totally see Don Draper (from Mad Men) sipping on a cocktail, feasting on oysters while leaning back in one of the posh red banquettes.

The live music is reason enough to go. The band was terrific. All throughout dinner we grooved to classic soul hits like Outstanding, Respect and All I Do. They even threw in a reggae set.

The retro-inspired supper club/speakeasy is about an all encompassing experience- live music, american fare and old-school glamour.

The new American menu  focuses on the classics- Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters Rockefeller, Steak Tartare, Lamb and an extensive raw bar. The food was pretty good. I wouldn’t go back just for the food but like I said, it’s about the entire experience. And I would definitely go back for that!

CHOW CRAVES:

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Mar 01 2011

Here’s my latest creation that I concepted, styled and produced. It was inspired by my love of fashion, style and amazing food. I wanted to take something we all crave and give it a luxury lift. This tasty chic collection gives a high end, glam aesthetic to our favorite icy treats. It’s ice cream sans the calories but full of style.

Take a look through The Glam Foodie’s lens: Frozen Fashion

Gucci Ice Cream Sandwich

D&G Sundae

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