May 21, 2001 Issue
"I love working in the kitchen at home and asking people to join in, grab a knife, and chop something. Just really enjoy the table."
-- Chef Tom Colicchio, "Summer Entertaining"
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BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Green Acres Downtown doyenne Serena Bass throws a weekend party for friends (like actress Minnie Driver) at her house upstate. The Boys of Summer Six superstar chefs give the dish on their ideal summer weekends -- and their favorite recipes for cook's day off. The Spice Grills Hot days call for hot flavors -- and an even hotter grill -- to shake off culinary torpor. Seven chefs share searing recipes. Rose-Colored Glasses From champagne cocktails to Cosmos to the ubiquitous margarita -- it's all in the mix. Great New York bartenders contribute their newest concoctions. Smart Set Caterer and party-planner extraordinaire Colin Cowie shops the city for treasures to set simple but sizzling summer tables. Party Central Ben Kaplan interrogates some of the city's serious party animals on their entertaining secrets, from their coolest cocktail to their favorite guests.
This Media Life
Why even Dems are seduced by Dubya's simple speeches
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Sharpton's Sudan peace mission: Why can't he do that in New York?
The Bottom Line
Seriously: It's not too soon to get back into dot-coms
Bracelets, stationery, slides, and more -- all with Mom in mind
Sales & Bargains
Thongs for the summer: A shoe-in
Shrek: A cartoon even a mother could love
The Met's James Levine: Is he working too hard?
ABT: What does the B stand for?
Madame Melville's older-woman-seduces-boy plot is long in the tooth
The Studio Museum in Harlem's "Freestyle": More about art than about race
An ecstatic Missy Elliott and the same old R.E.M.
Old-world charm at Casella's Beppe