Former Martha Stewart Chef Who Is Now at Ducasse Recommends Former Ducasse Chef for Martha Stewart Gig
Tony Esnault is Martha's new personal chef.READ MORE »
Tony Esnault is Martha's new personal chef.READ MORE »
Will this make the difference at Alain Ducasse's troubled bistro?READ MORE »
Rumor has it that the Adour chef was felled by an incensed Union local.READ MORE »
The Windy City takes a couple of bites out of the Big Apple.READ MORE »
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That could be one reason the restaurant took an extended August vacation.READ MORE »
Restaurants may soon be fined for wasting A/C output by leaving their windows open, and get your lima beans, in today's neighborhood food news.READ MORE »
Critiquing Park Slope's garbage, there's no such thing as a frozen brownie with negative calories, and more, in our morning news roundup.READ MORE »
Persimmon is no Ko, Alan Richman will have you know, and other opinions conveniently found in our weekly review roundup.READ MORE »
The five steps to becoming a locavore, a preview of the 'Food & Wine' Classic in Aspen, and more, in our morning digest of news and gossip.READ MORE »
Thomas Combescot of Adour believes you're making all the right decisions about your wine. Even when you're not.READ MORE »
Ko isn't really all that to one critic, Benoit gets off with a bang, and Commerce takes a one-star hit from Frank Bruni this week.READ MORE »
All three James Beard design nominees? Right here in New York.READ MORE »
Benoit opened yesterday, Peter Meehan discusses who should replace him at the 'Times,' and beer shortages loom.READ MORE »
Alain Ducasse gets his wish, Paul Adams is seduced by Olana, and Jay Cheshes is not so enamored of Elettaria.READ MORE »
Mia Dona gets an appreciative two stars from Frank Bruni, it's good but not great reviews for Merkato 55, and it's three stars for Adour from Moira HodgsonREAD MORE »
These are high times we’re living in. Every stratum of society has something going for it. On the tippy top, the wine-swilling swells who frequent Adour can enjoy what, in Adam Platt’s view, is three-star cuisine. And their fellow plutocrats will enjoy South Gate’s posh but lively room and Gael Greene–approved food (well, except for the clams). But for the rest of us, Rob and Robin have a panoply of awarding options: There are the spring-inspired rhubarb hamantaschen made by Emily Isaac at Trois Pommes Patisserie; an interview the Robs did with Momofuku man Joaquin Baca, who now is doing the menu for world-class dive bar the Rusty Knot; and, adding to this embarrassment of riches, takeout sweets from Pichet Ong’s Batch, and a very appealing-sounding little Tuscan restaurant on Bleecker Street. On top of everything else, crackling is the latest snack trend. Good times, friends. Good times.READ MORE »
Downtown Brooklyn: So much for a Valentine’s Day debut: Amy Ruth’s at the Fulton Mall isn’t even open yet. [Lost City] Hamptons: Restaurant Week begins March 20. Bargain meals at close to 70 participating restaurants seems like a good excuse to take advantage of any lodging bargains before warm weather sets in. [Restaurant Girl] Meatpacking District: Florent plans to give up the ghost on a high note, on Gay Pride Day at the end of June. [NYP] Midtown East: Citysearch calls Ducasse’s food at Adour "comme ci, comme ça." [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] West Village: The Beatrice team might expand to L.A. [Down by the Hipster]READ MORE »
“It's a new era, and Bar Boulud belongs to it.” That's why, even though the hot items are mostly “snoozers,” the restaurant deserves two stars. Another Zeitgeist review from Frank Bruni. [NYT] Steve Cuozzo doesn't give out stars, but if he did, he wouldn't be giving three to Dovetail, whose stellar critical reception he recapitulates in a forceful, acerbic review. “The Times' Frank Bruni, who found 'drab' décor at Anthos a reason to deny that truly original, forward-Greek place three stars, overlooked Dovetail's butt-ugly brown palette to exult over the likes of — holy cow! — monkfish and lobster on the same plate.” [NYP] Writing on his GQ blog, Alan Richman obliterates Brasserie Les Halles, but why? Who was thinking about it, anyway? And who thought it was good? The review seems conceived as a blow against Tony Bourdain, but it does him no harm. [GQ]READ MORE »
In a landmark for molecular gastronomy in America, the movement’s top proponent, Wylie Dufresne, gets his third star for wd-50. A historic review, especially as Frank Bruni expresses the usual reservations about overly cerebral cooking. [NYT] Bar Boulud finally gets some respect from Alan Richman, who praises its blue-ribbon charcuterie and says of its much-maligned mains, “The worst that can be said…is that the recipes are relentlessly conventional — lamb stew, roasted chicken, boudin blanc. The best is that such a style of cooking is terribly missed.” [GQ] Restaurant Girl seems to have been distinctly unimpressed with about half of the dishes she tried at Adour, resulting in a lukewarm, two-and-a-half-star review. Ducasse’s latest is not getting off to a great start. [NYDN]READ MORE »
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