Posts Tagged ‘soho’
It’s about time Chef David Burke headed downtown. His new subterranean resto in The James Hotel is rustic-chic with a menu influenced by local ingredients and eccentric touches.
David Burke is one of my faves- he puts a kitschy spin on upscale dishes. The inventive and playful menu presented at David Burke Kitchen didn’t disappoint. We had brunch there last Sunday and it was delicious. There’s something for everyone- eggs, salads, steak, fish, and a host of other treats.
The crew from Lure take it from the sea to the land of burgers and wine. Burger & Barrel rocks! It’s not your average burger joint. They have a great selection of food, and all kinds of burgers including a $45 truffle burger. I didn’t try it but friends say it’s off the hook!
The bustling resto is cozy with a classy, rustic atmosphere. Tasty apps, excellent burgers, good wine/beer , and cool beats (they had a killer playlist) is what a night at Burger & Barrel delivers!
Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef (one of MY FAVES), cookbook author, food activist, and winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”! He’s known for his bold flavors and global influences- particularly from Africa and Sweden. His food is inventive, classy, well-executed and flavorful.
Red Rooster [in Harlem] is Marcus’ latest venture, and here it’s all about cooking from the SOUL- featuring a menu of New American comfort food classics. I was there a few weeks ago and enjoyed every bite! Red Rooster is a wonderful addition to Harlem!
Check out Marcus’ Sip, Chat, Chow:
In no particular order, these were my top 15 spots (well, really 17…a mix of old and new) to Sip, Chat, & Chow this year. I’m sure I’ll be taking most of them into 2011.
1- Scarpetta: There’s something for every palate.
Polenta with truffled mushrooms
2- A Michael White Double: Marea and Osteria Morini.
Marea-Elegant Italian seafood heaven!
Osteria Morini- Casual Italian spot with old-world decor- serving up Italian goodness for every meal.
3- Corsino: Inventive small and large Italian plates in a charming atmosphere with a solid wine list.
4- Hotel Griffou: Cool vibe, tasty cocktails, and good grub!
Butternut Squash Tagliolini
Caramel Banana Pudding
5- L’Artusi: You’ll love everything- the food, decor, wine list, and service.
Roasted Mushrooms: fried egg, pancetta, ricotta salata
This trifecta of a resto is the best! There’s a cafe (very chill), taqueria (open 24/7), and the subterranean brasserie (after checking in with the person with the clipboard, you have to go down the narrow stairs and through the kitchen to get to it).