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Mansion Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

Mansion Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to try a delicious local eatery called Mansion Restaurant a spot that put me in a food coma after everything I ate, but it was so worth it! 

Our dinner began with french toast – who said you can’t have breakfast fro dinner? We tried their cinnamon fresh toast with whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top. It was delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

The chef then graciously made us an off the menu item -“Chicken Cutlets with Creamy Penne a La Vodka”. 

We also tried a kitchen sink salad with chicken, tomatoes, cheese, olives, potato and scallion.

And of course there was dessert!

I think I gained about five pounds after my visit, but I’m not complaining!

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Liberty Science Center, #LSCAfterDark, Jersey City, NJ

Liberty Science Center, #LSCAfterDark, Jersey City, NJ

Liberty Science Center threw the BBQ of the summer earlier this week for their latest LSC After Dark 21+ event: “Electric BBQ!”

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Allora Alto at The Bernic Hotel, Midtown, NYC

Allora Alto at The Bernic Hotel, Midtown, NYC

ALLORA ALTO  had a grand opening of its rooftop lounge last night, on a perfect summer evening in New York City.

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The Truffle Burger at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

The Truffle Burger at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

What happens when the worlds leading purveyor of truffles – Urbani and Pat LeFrieda which is synonymous with high end, quality beef patties comes together?

You get the most delicious “Truffle Burger”.

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Yankee Stadium Enhancements and Food Tasting 2017, Bronx,

Yankee Stadium Enhancements and Food Tasting 2017, Bronx,

There is so much more than just baseball at Yankee Stadium that makes it even more of a destination for fans, families and all.

I was recently invited to a media tour of Yankee Stadium’s new fan-friendly social gathering locations and a tasting of its new 2017 food line-up.

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Prosecco DOC, Italy

Prosecco DOC, Italy

March is the month for women with Women’s day falling on March 8th and celebrations all month long for ‘Women’s History Month’. What better way to commemorate this than with a bottle of Prosecco DOC.

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Le Botaniste, UES, NYC

Le Botaniste, UES, NYC

Le Botaniste on the Upper East Side is an apothecary styled organic, plant-based wine bar. This unusual idea is the brainchild of Alain Coumont, who is behind the tremendous success of Le Pain Quotidien in the United States.

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Ca’ Rainene olive oil from the Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm

Ca’ Rainene olive oil from the Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm

I recently received a bottle of the award-winning Ca’ Rainene olive oil which comes from the olive trees of Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm. Nestled in the Torri del Benaco, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, called “Riviera degli Ulivi” (Olive Riviera) which gives this particular blend of olive oil it’s unique properties.

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The Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm is dedicated to what it calls “from field to bottle” where there is detailed monitoring and care taken to extract the very best quality extra virgin olive oil from their crop. This Ca’ Rainene olive oil is now available in the United States exclusively through Eataly in New York City. 

Get yourself a bottle or two– you won’t regret it.

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Disclaimer: This product was complimented to me though the opinions expressed here are my own.

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Tasting of Olive Fed Wagyu w/ Chef Jaeckle at De Gustibus, Midtown, NYC

Tasting of Olive Fed Wagyu w/ Chef Jaeckle at De Gustibus, Midtown, NYC

I was recently privy to an incredible tasting event hosted by Chef Chris Jaeckle, Nick Solares of Eater, Journee and De Gustibus Cooking School. We had the opportunity to sample several cuts of Olive Fed Wagyu Beef from the island of Shodishima in Japan.

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The City of Gold Movie

The City of Gold Movie

Friday March 11th, 2016 marks the release of the feature film “ The City of Gold”  featuring Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold and director Laura Gabbert.

I was recently invited to a preview of the movie at the MoMA, which was followed by conversation with Jonathan and Laura. We also had a follow-up lunch the next day at Mission Chinese.

 

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Tangra Masala, Elmhurst, NYC

Tangra Masala, Elmhurst, NYC

Ever tried Indian-Chinese Food? This signature cuisine was created by Hakka immigrants who settled in a place called Tangra in Calcutta, India over a century ago. Over generations they customized their food to suit the Indian palate by adding spices and heat to their wok cuisine.

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Noshing with Eric Kayser: A Breakfast Interview

Noshing with Eric Kayser: A Breakfast Interview

What a treat it was to sit down for a one on one chat at breakfast with Eric Kayser, one of my favorite bakers, at one of my favorite French bakeries.

 

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Sadelle’s, Soho, NYC

Sadelle’s, Soho, NYC

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Holiday Preview Breakfast w/ Eric Kayser at Maison Kayser, Tribeca, NYC

Holiday Preview Breakfast w/ Eric Kayser at Maison Kayser, Tribeca, NYC

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Maison Kayser

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Pie Party Potluck LIVE! 2015, ICE, NYC

Pie Party Potluck LIVE! 2015, ICE, NYC

 

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Pie Party Potluck LIVE! 2015, hosted by Jackie Gordon & Ken Leung at the brand spankin’ new Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) facility downtown, was the place to be this past weekend.

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Somtum Der, East Village, NYC

Somtum Der, East Village, NYC

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Somtum Der

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Russ & Daughters Cafe, LES, NYC

Russ & Daughters Cafe, LES, NYC

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Russ & Daughters Cafe

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try: Pickled Herring, Cold Smoke Kippered Salmon & Scottish Smoked Salmon Spread

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Atwood Kitchen and Bar Room, Midtown East, NYC

Atwood Kitchen and Bar Room, Midtown East, NYC

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Atwood Kitchen and Bar Room

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International Wings Factory, Yorkville, NYC

International Wings Factory, Yorkville, NYC

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International Wings Factory
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Claudette, Greenwich Village, NYC

Claudette, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Claudette

Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try: Corsican Mint Salad, Lamb Burger, Eggplant with Tahini
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Kiss My Cake, Huntington, Long Island

Kiss My Cake, Huntington, Long Island

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

 

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The Maille Boutique: A Tasting Event, UWS, NYC

The Maille Boutique: A Tasting Event, UWS, NYC

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Sasabune Express, Midtown East, NYC

Sasabune Express, Midtown East, NYC

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Sasabune Express

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Sushi and Sashimi combinations

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