Dinner – Wednesday, October 17, 2018 I never dined at the original incarnation of Ko – my loss, I’m sure. The current grown-up, polished version of Ko has occupied its current space in the East Village since ~2014 (and just expanded last year). An entire wall of the restaurant is dominated by steel fridges holding […]Read more "Momofuku Ko"
Dinner – Saturday, May 28, 2016 My greatest regret about our first (and thus far, only) visit to Mexico City in 2013 is that we were unable to dine at Pujol – it was closed for the duration of our vacation there. Subsequently, I followed the opening of Cosme with great anticipation, and we met […]Read more "Cosme"
Dinner – Friday, May 27, 2016 Alex Stupak doesn’t know me, but I am a fan – from his days as the opening pastry chef at Alinea, to WD-50, and now Empellon. It’s been over 6 years since I’ve had any of his food, and he no longer dwells on desserts, but his talent abounds. […]Read more "The Kitchen Table at Empellon Cocina"
Dinner – Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske are the chef-owners of Contra and Wildair. The latter was a finalist for this year’s James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, but it was the set menu format at the former that tempted us. The concept is, as I seem to describe […]Read more "Contra"