Buttermilk Channel

To me, brunch is the ugly stepsister of dining.  Everyone is hung over, including your server.  Eggs are overpriced, waits are long, and your choice of morning boozing results in an unfortunate 3pm hangover.  I tend to avoid it If I can, but sometimes you just can’t function well enough to make yourself breakfast.  Luckily…

Natsumi Tapas

In the expansive space previously occupied by Italain hot spot ‘inoteca comes a Japanese restaurant pushing boundaries and making a name for itself as a go to destination in Gramercy Park.  With Chef Haru Konagaya (formerly of Haru restaurants) at the helm, Natsumi aims to integrate Japanese elegance with the familiarity of Italian flavors. This…

Robataya

A dojo in the middle of the east village, Robataya ramps up the American ideal of Japan in a glittering commercial of a meal.  Empty bottles of sake line the wood paneled walls, the giant table in the entry way seats 24 and overtakes the room Fresh fish and vegetables are on display in baskets,…

Pinot Noir? Caviar: a look at non-Pinot pairings for Caviar

Caviar, a food rich in both price and taste, is normally paired with champagne or vodka, two different beverages that are light and allow the caviar to do the heavy lifting.  It was a wonderful experience to enjoy the same buttery richness of caviar with a more substantial glass of wine (or twelve) in hand….