Showing posts with label DINING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DINING. Show all posts

Friday, August 11, 2017

DJ KHALED DINES @ SELENA ROSA CAFE NEW YORK

DJ Khaled And Sammy Musovic Jr.




DJ Khaled was joined by family and friends when they dined at Selena Rosa Café on the Upper East Side. The Relaxed restaurant with an intimate ambiance serving Mexican & Southwestern dishes, plus margaritas, enjoys a huge celebrity crowd.


Monday, July 24, 2017

SLEEK ANTIPASTI AND WINE @ MOZZARELLA & VINO

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Discover Delicious Artisanal Cheese, Wine and Antipasti

At “Enoteca” Style Restaurant
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Mozzarella With Tomatoes





Mozzarella & Vino
Located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from MOMA is sleek antipasti and wine restaurant Mozzarella & Vino, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino. The talented Chef Vito Gnazzo offers diners a delectable menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di Bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati. Based mostly on classic Italian antipasti, such as arancini, panzarotti and mozzarella rolls, the restaurant also serves a wonderful selection of paninis, soups, salads, and of course mozzarella in all shapes and combinations - even on desserts. The restaurant continuously attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Glenn Lowery, Greg Proops and Andre Leon Talley.



Mozzarella & Vino’s enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing smaller family estate wines and independent Italian winemakers. A variety of wines by the glass are offered, as well as by the bottle. The selection greatly varies due to constant new discoveries. Signature dishes include Buffalo Mozzarella Roll Filled with Prosciutto San Daniele with a light pesto sauce served with baby arugula; Oven Roasted Veal Brisket served with sautéed spinach; and “Ravioli del Giorno,” homemade ravioli of the day. Diners can also enjoy a selection of homemade desserts, such as Vanilla Panna Cotta with strawberries, Dark Chocolate and Almond Cake with pistachio gelato, and Artisanal Italian Gelati and Sorbetti, all made in-house!



The Sorrentinos are committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture, and hospitality, vibrant and passionate. Chef Vito Gnazzo, formerly of three Michelin-starred restaurant Antica Osteria del Ponte and world-renowned REX il Ristorante in Los Angeles, is known for his “farm to table” approach to Southern Italian dining, something that attracts locals and visitors alike to Mozzarella & Vino and its sister restaurants Il Gattopardo and The Leopard at des Artistes. His commitment to bringing the best of the Italian culinary traditions to all of his creations has led to him being awarded two stars by The New York Times and two and half stars by the New York Post.



Originally from Naples, Italy, Gianfranco Sorrentino carries over 40 years of experience in restaurant management from the Quisisana Hotel in Capri, Dorchester Hotel in London, Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Bice restaurant in New York, Sette MoMA restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art of New York, and Union Bar & Grill in Great Barrington, MA. In September 2001, Sorrentino opened Il Gattopardo, just across from MoMA, and most recently (2011) the Sorrentinos embarked on one of the most rewarding journeys of their careers; the re-birth of the restaurant at New York landmark Hotel des Artistes.



Brazilian born and raised, of Italian parents from Veneto, Paula Bolla-Sorrentino is passionate for art, design and Italian culture. With fashion and design background, she had the opportunity of traveling around the world with top fashion designers, as well as worked in one of the most prestigious design firms of New York, Pentagram Design, as Graphic Designer. Graduated from FIT, but with the hospitality industry in her heart, Paula runs all visual and organizational aspects of the company, from Art Direction and flowers, graphic design, and customer relations, to make sure that guests are not only exposed to a wonderful gastronomical event on the table, but to a whole sensorial experience.



About Mozzarella & Vino


Mozzarella & Vino is located at the former Il Gattopardo space, at 33 west 54th Street in New York’s Midtown neighborhood. Talented Chef Vito Gnazzo is responsible for the delectable menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati. The enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing smaller family estate wines and independent Italian winemakers. Gnazzo is the ultimate artist behind the Southern Italian menus at Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino, along with their busy Il Gattopardo Catering division.
Mozzarella & Vino


33 West 54th Street

(Between 5th & 6th Ave)

New York, NY 10019



Open Daily: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM



For more information, call (646) 692-8849, or visit www.mozzarellaevino.com 

Friday, July 14, 2017

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE HAMPTONS SUMMER 2017

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WHERE TO STAY & WHERE TO PLAY IN THE HAMPTON'S
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Southampton Inn


WHERE TO STAY...



Southampton Inn


Plan your next getaway on beautiful Long Island, New York. With the most magnificent beaches, elegant estates, fabulous shops, and über recreational opportunities (swim, surf, boat, golf, tennis, bike and horseback riding), Southampton Inn is the perfect getaway for all. Great for couples, corporate outings, honeymooners, and also kid-friendly, Southampton Inn is walking distance to the beach, village, culture, and shopping, and right next door to spas, salons, and exercise studios. Weekends are $525 per night with a 2-night minimum, but the midweek specials, Sunday-Friday, offer rates as low as $120 per person per night for double occupancy.



As the winner of numerous awards including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic rendezvous, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn is the only destination for the discerning traveler.



Southampton Inn’s newest restaurant, Claude’s, will be open daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm and features a menu full of favorites of the last 5 years. Bites and salads are garden-to-table and nothing costs over $20. Enjoy your meal inside the gorgeous dining room, al fresco in the beautifully planted courtyard, or in Claude’s “Secret Garden.” Utterly charming, totally welcoming, and absolutely unpretentious.



91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-283-6500




Hotel ZE


Hotel ZE



Hotel ZE, owned by restauranteur and nightclub owner Zach Erdem of 75 Main Group, is a Parisian-inspired boutique hotel with a total of 9 rooms: 5 suites and 4 standard rooms. The hotel and rooms are designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis, in a modern European style, and is open year round. The hotel is adjacent to Kozu restaurant, where diners can enjoy delicious Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine.



136 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-619-6660




WHERE TO DINE...



Farm to Table at Claude’s, Southampton Inn – NEW Summer 2017


New for Summer 2017 is The Southampton Inn’s latest restaurant, Claude’s, opening May 13th, 2017 from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week. Claude’s features all the delicious home cooked menu selections of its “Best” breakfast, lunch and light bites. Situated outside in the beautifully planted courtyards and pool patios, as well of course “Inn-side.” What ‘s new for 2017 is that nothing on the menu is over $20. This is definitely the prettiest outdoor dining in Southampton.



91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.6500



Union Cantina





Modern Mexican at Union Cantina, Southampton


Do not miss the exciting new menu specials and entertainment at Long Island’s most vibrant, social and delicious destinations - Union Cantina, the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant. This popular eatery, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, sits in the iconic Bowden Square and is open all year-round. With Duke and Hilty working alongside award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America, the trio continues to bring innovative Mexican cuisine to Southampton throughout the year.



The restaurant sits behind the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, which is reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Bartenders mix fun favorites for diners that perfectly complement any meal. The tequila bar carries 100+ types of tequila, producing a unique signature cocktail program and an extensive tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches, and frozen drinks.



Union Cantina’s festive atmosphere incorporates both the sleekness of the Hampton’s high society with the rustic beauty of Mexican culture. The dark woods are balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, and are also decorated with Mexican artwork. Union Cantina is the hotspot all year round for festive dining, live music, and A-list celebrations!



What’s New: 


Some of the things happening this summer at Union Cantina include; a new cocktail menu, new food menus with new tacos, enchiladas, and a whole new category of fajitas & new entrees. New menu items include but not limited to; Mahi Tacos, Skirt Steak Tacos, Angry Lobster, Pan Snapper, and Apple cinnamon Empanadas. Of course Union Cantina will still feature classic favorites such as the Deconstructed Enchiladas from their renowned menu. Exciting entertainment will be offered 3 nights a week Thursday, Friday & Saturday. The bar will be offering Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. In addition, lawn games and other fun special events will be happening throughout the summer season. Check the website for latest updates.



40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.377.3500




Kozu, Southampton


Zach Erdem of the 75 Main Group, returns with another exciting season at the Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu. The menu features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu. Celebrities who have frequented this hot new restaurant include Nicky Hilton, 50 Cent, Amber Rose, O.T. Genasis and Hugh Jackman. Aside from the delectable dishes, the chic décor also attracts diners to the restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. Fresh flowers add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as do the scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, offers additional dining space “al fresco” during the summer season.



Former Brand Director of the exclusively unique nightclub, The Box, and nightlife empresario, Jono Mason, brings his vast experience to Kozu’s already exciting night time extravaganza’s.



On Saturdays, Zach, Jono and Richie Hosein will feature BRUNCH parties from 12pm-6pm with DJ's / Performances and a good amount of champagne!



So after dinner, check out Kozu’s night club, Kozu Lounge, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with name DJ’s from around the world and more. The venue also encompasses boutique Hotel ZE.



136 Main Street, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.619.6660




Classic American at 75 Main, Southampton 

Restaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. Erdem reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Some celebrity guests include Leonardo di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana and Sarah Jessica Parker.



75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.7575


Tuscan at Sotto Sopra, Amagansett

 

Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End. The restaurant has a warm open interior, highlighted by cedar-paneled walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to an outdoor patio, all of which mirror its Tuscan roots. New Executive Chef, Benitez, who will oversee a versatile menu consisting of antipasto, primi patti, pesce, carne, as well as classico bisteccheria and piatti laterali per due, or side dishes for two. Alex Baldwin, Cameron Diaz and Cindy Lauper have dined the rustic Tuscan restaurant. Sotto Sopra opens for the season Thursday, May 18, 2017.



231 Main Street, Amagansett, NY

T: 631-267-3695




HOW TO PARTY….


Lawrence Scott Events


Lawrence Scott




A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event. Larry Scott has a long undisclosed list of loyal A-list celebrity clients that keep rehiring him for his bespoke events and discreet and personable approach. Some of his high profile clients include Michael Bolton, Judge Judy, Howard Stern, Vera Wang and John Varvatos.



For more information, please visit website www.lawrencescottevents.com.



WHERE TO PARTY...

Southampton Social Club


Southampton Social Club

 

This season, Southampton Social Club returns to set the bar for a season of dining, drinks and dancing to which others aspire. As the pre-eminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons, Social Club continues to set the standard for hospitality.



From Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s cuisine and his dedication to the classic “Farm to Table” cooking style to the summer 2017 cocktail program featuring many new refreshing libations, not to mention the integration of the classic social beer garden concept to SSC’s outdoor area.



On a weekly basis, the entertainment will reach a crescendo with Live Music and DJ’s performing together creating an undeniably brilliant sound and vibe to set your summer to. Boasting an exquisite interior dining room, “South Beach” style cabanas and beautifully manicured outdoor gardens, Southampton Social Club continues to put the capital ‘S’ in Social.



256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-287-1400




Rand Luxury Presents Private Brand Luxury Events in the Hamptons

Luxury Charity Brunch with Aston Martin

(July 22, 2017)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce a Private Brunch in the Hamptons in association with Hamptons Magazine, LG Signature, Long Island Sports Cars showcasing the latest models from Aston Martin. A portion of sales from the event’s sponsors along with our Silent Auction shall benefit North Shore Animal League America. Please visit www.theluxuryreview.com.



A Private Brunch with Ferrari & Maserati

(August 5, 2017)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce a Private Brunch in the Hamptons in association with Ferrari Maserati of Long Island & Hamptons Purist. On display will be the latest models from from Ferrari & Maserati. A silent auction will be held with proceeds benefiting the Every Woman Counts.




WHERE TO PARTY FOR A CAUSE...



2017 Feinstein Summer Concert featuring Pitbull, produced by Lawrence Scott Events (July 13, 2017)

The Feinstein Institute will celebrate the 12th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert featuring American performer Pitbull. The event will be produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Last year's concert was record-breaking, raising nearly $2.4 million. The 12th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017.



For more information, please visit www.support.northwell.edu.




Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party (August 5, 2017)


Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer Party is an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Lawrence Scott Events will provide the ambiance and gourmet offerings. Attendees from last year’s event included president and chief executive of the hospital Robert Chaloner, VP, Robert I. Ross, Senator Ken Lavelle, Lawrence Scott, Jean Shafiroff, Chuck Scarborough, Steve Bernstein, Jay Schneiderman, Robret Zimmerman, Steven Bellone, Mayor Mark Epley, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Debra Halpert, Sara Herbert-Galloway, David Greenberg, Alina Cho, Congressman Lee and Diana Zeldin, and Victor de Souza.



The Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

For more information, please visit www.southamptonhospital.org.




Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s GET WILD Summer Gala (August 12, 2017)


GET WILD Beth Ostrosky Stern



The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala hosted by Molly Channing of Channing Daughters Vineyard. Notable attendees from last year’s event included: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Howard Lorber, Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Ginnie Frati, Jackie Rogers, Curtis Sliwa, Shelley Berkoski, Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, Frances Cole Jones, Cindy Clifford, Missy Hargraves and Jill Rappaport.



The 2017 Get Wild Event will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017. For more information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, please visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org


Monday, July 03, 2017

CELEBRITY FAVORITE YUMBOX REINVENTS LUNCH

YUMBOX




Do as Elsa Pataky, wife of Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth, and add a dash of chicness and convenience to your lunch, picnic or snack time with the colorful bento-style lunchbox from Yumbox. The stylish container is designed for convenient lunching on the go and is made with high quality, super durable, BPA-free, food-safe materials. While Yumbox is fun to use and a pleasure to pack, it is also an educational tool that helps children develop healthy eating habits.



Yumbox not only cleans easily and saves money, it also helps reduce waste. Its original design features a bento-like tray with one lid that seals all compartments, designated food groups to encourage and assist in packing a balanced meal, for built-in portion control. Founders, Maia Neumann & Daniela Devitt, are both proponents of the Mediterranean diet which reinforces moderation and balance. Their hope is that Yumbox will be a great tool to easily integrate those concepts into your lifestyle.



Inspiration came from the French school lunches served to Maia’s children daily. The emphasis in France is on balance, variety, taste and nutrition. Yumbox was dreamed up to allow everyone to replicate that same balance and nutrition, regardless of where they live. Yumbox comes in 4 variations, with an option for every occasion:



Yumbox Original contains 6 compartments (five ½ cup portions + dip) and is perfect for the person who loves variety. Mix and match your favorite snacks and use the dip compartment for your favorite dip or dressing, or fill with nuts, dried fruits or a few pieces of dark chocolate for dessert.



Yumbox Panino contains 4 compartments (one 2 cup + two ½ cup portions + dip). It is the perfect lunch box for sandwiches, wraps or salads, which require a larger compartment than can be found in the Yumbox Original. Yumbox Panino is the same compact size but holds more food. It also contains a dip compartment and two smaller compartments perfect for fresh fruit or vegetables.



Yumbox Tapas contains 4 & 5 compartments (larger portions, 4.2 cups + dip), and features interchangeable trays. Purchase a spare tray for more variety. The 4 compartment tray is great for sandwiches or salads, similar to the Yumbox Panino, while the 5 compartment tray offers more variety, tapas style. Fill it with your favorite cheese, crackers, fruit and vegetables. Both trays includes a dip compartment.



Yumbox MiniSnack contains 3 compartments (one ¾ cup + 1/3 cup portions + dip). Its compact size makes it the perfect snack box on the go. With one slightly larger compartment and a dip, its uses are endless. Fill it with fresh berries, olives, nuts, dried fruit, yoghurt or hard boiled eggs.


About Yumbox



Yumbox is a kid-friendly, bento-style lunch container designed for kids and adults. Yumbox is made with high quality, super durable, BPA-free, food-safe materials. While Yumbox is fun to use and a pleasure to pack, it is also an educational tool that helps children develop healthy eating habits. Yumbox is easy for kids to use and a cinch for parents to pack. It cleans easily, will save money, and help to reduce waste. Featuring a bento-like tray, with one lid that seals all compartments; designated food groups to encourage and assist parents in packing a balanced meal; built-in portion control; a cool design and illustrations make this little box more of an adventure in good nutrition than just plain old lunch. Prices range from $20 for Yumbox MiniSnack, $28 for Yumbox Original and Yumbox Panino, to $32 for Yumbox Tapas.



Yumbox is also the proud winner of the following awards: Good Design 2013 - Children’s Products, Little London Awards 2015 - Best Feeding Product, Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards 2016 - Genius Bento Boxes.



For more information on Yumbox, visit www.yumboxlunch.com


Sunday, April 30, 2017

GORDON RAMSAY'S NEW HELLS KITCHEN RESTAURANT

Hell's Kitchen Las Vegas



Gordon Ramsay



Chef Gordon Ramsay announces the world's first Hell's Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend.



Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

UPSCALE MANHATTAN FRENCH BISTRO BRASSERIE 8 1/2

Upscale Dining @ Brasserie 8 ½




Follow the grand, spiral staircase to Brasserie 8 ½’s elegant dining room, or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the sleek restaurant bar. This upscale French bistro is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan just steps from Fifth Avenue on 57th Street and features an exquisite selection of original artworks. Executive Chef Franck Deletrain, noted for his sophisticated French cuisine, has crafted the menu which shows a light and refined take on classic French dishes.



The Parisian-born, Italian-raised Chef Deletrain has extensive experience working in Manhattan restaurants, including The Four Seasons, The Sea Grill, Tropica, Café Centro, and Patroon, where he earned three stars from The New York Times. Specialty dishes prepared by Chef Deletrain and his skilled team include appetizers such as Grilled Octopus with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes, Butter Beans, Espelette Pepper; Lobster Risotto with Sweet Peas, Tomatoes, Black Truffle Essence; and Onion Soup Gratinée with Emmenthaler and Gruyère Cheese. Delicious entrees include the Duck Two Ways, served with Roasted and Confit, Poached Quince, Braised Red Cabbage, Cranberries, Apple Cider Gastrique; Black Angus/Dry Aged Sirloin Steak Frites, served with Herb Butter, Au Poivre Sauce, or Béarnaise; and Yellowfin Tuna with Whipped Parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Oyster Mushrooms and Burgundy Matelotte.



Expertly prepared desserts include the creamy Classic Crème Brûlée, the velvety Valrhona Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake, and the flavorful Black Plum Tartelette with Almond Frangipane, Vanilla Ice cream and Ginger Syrup. The restaurant also offers a selection of French, Italian and American cheeses, including Tomme De Savoie from Rhone-Alpes, France; Robiola Bosina from Piemonte, Italy; and Cave Aged Humbolt Fog from Humboldt County, California.



To accompany the food, the restaurant also features a hand-crafted cocktail program with a focus on French libations. Specialty cocktails include the 8 1/2 Cosmopolitan, featuring Absolut Citron, Cointreau, Aperol, Lime, Splash of White Cranberry; the La Mode Ancienne, featuring Rye Whiskey, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Angostura; and the Berry Gin And Tonic, featuring Pinnacle Gin, Blueberry & Raspberry Purées, St. Germain and Tonic. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list with wines from all over the world. 



On the weekends, Brasserie 8 ½ serves up a popular Sunday Brunch Buffet, featuring a range of delectable favorites, including crêpes, omelets, salads, as well as carving and pastry stations – all priced at just $34 per person ($17 for children under 10). Diners can opt to add Endless Mimosas during brunch for just $14 extra. Sunday and Monday are BYOB Nights, and diners are welcome to sip their own wine with no corkage fee, while enjoying supper. For weeknights and after-work gatherings, stop by for Oyster Happy Hour at 4:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday – Friday, when the restaurant offers raw oysters on the half-shell for just $1 per oyster. 



For those aspiring home cooks, sign up for one of the L’Atelier de 8 ½ cooking classes. In this new cooking series, Chef Deletrain teaches attendees how to whisk, toss, sauté, and glaze their way through the dishes that make French food so delicious. After having mastered a menu of French classics, these are enjoyed over lunch together with a selection of French wines. Classes are limited to 12 people in order to keep it an easy, fun, and hands-on workshop. 



Featuring original artwork by artists such as Matisse, Marco Del Re and Léger, the restaurant is a stylish embodiment of a bustling French brasserie, offering a sophisticated dining room fit with ivory tablecloths. The curved bar and lounge serve as a popular after-work spot for business locals and destination diners alike. The restaurant also includes a number of private dining rooms, which can be configured for dinner parties as well as standing cocktail receptions. Original artworks decorate the walls of the rooms, among them an original Marco Del Re painting.

Brasserie 8 ½


About Brasserie 8 ½ 


Steps off Fifth Avenue is Brasserie 8 ½, an elegant embodiment of the traditional brasserie as it once thrived throughout Paris: upscale but informal, well-heeled yet democratic, refined but by no means silent, with cuisine by noted chef Franck Deletrain and original artwork by Marco Del Re, Matisse and others favored by the Louvre. Guests enter by way of a grand, sweeping, spiral staircase and dine on ivory tablecloths in plush dining rooms. Choose beloved classics with a new light touch like Brook Trout Amandine with Beurre Blanc, or splendid plates of beef such as Cote du Boeuf with Sauce Bordelaise. For business or pleasure, Brasserie 8 ½ offers an enticing, modern slice of la belle époque and all its spécialités, from Kir Royales to Seafood Plateaux and Crème Caramel.



For more information, call 212.829.0812 or visit www.brasserie812.com

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Brasserie 8 ½

Solow Building Corporation

9 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019



Sunday: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Monday-Friday: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Saturday: 5:00PM-10:00PM


 Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP


THE OTHER GREAT ITALIAN NEW YORK TRILOGY

The Leopard




The Godfather movies are considered by many to be the greatest Italian trilogy of all time. However, over the past few years, there is only one Italian trilogy that stands above the rest in New York City’s dining scene; Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes, and Mozzarella & Vino. These three restaurants set the standard in fine Italian dining, with the only debate being whose everyone’s favorite of the three is. For certain, all three are sure to satiate your appetite with their delectable dishes – especially this Thanksgiving holiday.



The Il Gattopardo family of restaurants is owned by husband-and-wife team of Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, and Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Originally from Naples, Italy, Gianfranco Sorrentino carries over 40 years of experience in restaurant management from the Quisitana Hotel in Capri, Dorchester Hotel in London, Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Bice restaurant in New York, Sette MoMA restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art of New York, and Union Bar & Grill in Great Barrington, MA. In September 2001 he opened Il Gattopardo, just across from MoMA, along with his wife Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and his talented Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo. Most recently the Sorrentinos embraced in one of the most rewarding journeys of their careers, the re-birth of the New York landmarked des Artistes restaurant.


Il Gattopardo




PART I: IL GATTOPARDO 


Fine dining icon Il Gattopardo opened in 2001, and still attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic southern Italian cuisine and the warm, Italian hospitality. Il Gattopardo is located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street.



Aside from the sleek, modern main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly-planted 6-story Atrium, in which weekend brunch is served (with live jazz on Saturdays), and a wide range of private events are held.



Il Gattopardo serves traditional Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine, which became a must to its loyal upscale New Yorker clientele.



This Thanksgiving Il Gattopardo will also feature the Chef’s mouthwatering holiday favorites, including Homemade Ravioli filled with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese, served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, Sautéed Sicilian Shrimp with braised artichokes, organic frisee, and oven-dried cherry tomatoes, and tasty desserts such as Pumpkin Pie with maple gelato and caramel sauce.



For more information, call 212-246-0412, or visit www.ilgattopardonyc.com.



PART II: THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES 



Five years ago, in the historically landmarked Hotel des Artistes at 1 West 67th Street, on a beautiful, tree-lined block between Central Park and Lincoln Center, Gianfranco Sorrentino and his wife Paula Bolla Sorrentino, along with Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, opened The Leopard at des Artistes. The opening included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the existing space, and a complete restoration of the original, famed Howard Chandler Christy murals that adorn its walls.



The Leopard at des Artistes boasts a diverse menu that finds its roots in the area once known as The Kingdom of Two Sicilies of the mid-1800s, and the culinary traditions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course, Sicily. The menu also features dishes traditionally found in regions outside of southern Italy, such as Lazio and Umbria.



At the Leopard at des Artistes, Chef Vito’s culinary signature of authentic southern Italian comfort food is what visitors and locals alike flock to the restaurant for. This Thanksgiving his menu holds true to that core philosophy, and will include such dishes as his Thanksgiving Crab Cake with arrabiata sauce and wild greens, a Wild Mushroom and Italian Hazelnut Risotto, and Broiled Dover Sole, braised escarole, Gaeta olives and raisins.



For more information, call 212-787-8767, or visit www.theleopardnyc.com


Mozzarella & Vino





PART III: MOZZARELLA & VINO


Mozzarella & Vino, located at the former Il Gattopardo space, at 33 west 54th Street - as you may know, Il Gattopardo moved to the new location, on the same block at number 13 West. Their talented Chef Vito Gnazzo is responsible for the mouthwatering menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di bufala Campana, Italian cheeses and affettati. Based mostly on classic Italian antipasti, such as arancini, panzarotti, and mozzarella rolls, they also serve a wonderful selection of panini , soups, salads, and of course mozzarella on all shapes and combinations … even on desserts.



Their enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing rather smaller family estates and independent Italian winemakers. They proudly share beloved wines, definitely not mainstream, wines that translates history, quality and good value. A variety of by the glass is offered, as well as by the bottle. Their selection greatly varies due to constant new discoveries. Mozzarella & Vino is located on 33 West 54th Street.



For more information, call 646-692-8849, or visit www.mozzarellaevino.com

TAO GROUP HAS STAR STUDDED GRAND OPENING

Rande Gerber With Cindy Crawford



Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King of Relevant Group, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO, Beauty & Essex restaurant, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party. Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

Katie Holmes





Evan Ross And Ashlee Simpson
Spotted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Randy Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung, who was sporting an Elizabeth and James bag, was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex restaurant dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening. Eiza Gonzalez was seen rocking a Diesel jacket and Vice Camuto clutch while Adelaide Kane was spotted in a Rachel Zoe dress, Alice + Olivia clutch and Vince Camuto shoes.



Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.



Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.



Avenue will officially open its doors on Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.



Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.



To learn more about this project, please visit taogroupla.com. Follow TAO Group: Facebook.com/TAOGroup | Twitter: @taogroup


Photos Courtesy Of: Domain Integrated 
 

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

EVA LONGORIA IN FASHION IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

Eva Longoria




Actress Eva Longoria was spotted after having lunch with friends in West Hollywood, California yesterday afternoon. The star looked great and in pure California fashion.


Monday, March 06, 2017

ICT-T AND COCO'S ENDLESS HAPPY HR @ TGIF

Ice-T



Ice-T And Coco Austin



TGI Fridays and Ice-T host Endless Happy Hour in NYC at TGI Fridays 34th Street the other day in New York City. His stunning wife Coco was also there.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND @ AU FUDGE

Luna With Mom Chrissy Teigen



John Legend



Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna were seen leaving Au Fudge restaurant in West Hollywood, California yesterday. Also spotted was singing legend, John Legend.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'INK MASTER' SEASON FINALE @ BEAUTY & ESSEX

Ink Masters



Dave Navarro, Oliver Peck and Chris Nunez celebrated the season finale of Ink Master’s at Chef Santos’ Lower East Side hotspot, Beauty & Essex.



Navarro, holding a guitar to compliment the décor inside the pawn shop inspired space, posed for pictures with his pals during the party.



This is the third-year Beauty & Essex has hosted the finale party.


Photo Courtesy Of: Matthew Gilbertson / Domain Intergrated

Monday, December 05, 2016

NEW YORK RICK'S IS READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Rick's Cabaret New York




Upscale gentlemen's club Rick's Cabaret New York is ready for the holidays with celebrations galore, festive decor, and enough beautiful entertainers to cheer everyone from here to the North Pole.


"The club's booked lots of corporate parties and VIP get-togethers," cooed Rick's Cabaret NYC girl Vivian. "We love this time of year. Every month's awesome at the club, but December has that incredible Christmas energy that gives the club a special glow."



Rick's Cabaret NYC girl Abby purred, "There is a Christmas tree in our second floor VIP lounge, so you can leave a gift for me under it. Just kidding!"


"Have you been naughty or nice?" asked Rick's Cabaret NYC girl Lisette. "I can be both—haha!"


Rick's Cabaret is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan across from the Empire State Building and just one block away from Madison Square Garden. The three story club provides the ultimate in VIP services and is a favorite with business professionals who enjoy the club's many amenities.


Rick's Cabaret New York


50 West 33rd Street
*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed
*** Over 100 Showgirls Daily
*** Three Floors of Luxury
*** VIP Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes
*** Full Menu Steakhouse, Open Late
*** Roof Deck Cigar Lounge and Garden
*** Businessmen's Lunch Special
*** Weekend Brunch 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DAVE CHAPPELLE DINES AT BEAUTY & ESSEX

Dave Chappelle



Dave Chappelle, whose new comedy specials are coming to Netflix soon, dined at Beauty & Essex in Las Vegas on Sunday night.



Sunday night at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Dave Chappelle and a group of friends sat at the restaurant’s bar and enjoyed dinner together. The guys dined on the chicken meatballs, grilled cheese & tomato soup dumplings and the filet. 



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GEORGINA BLOOMBERG @ HUMANE SOCIETY'S FETE

Georgina Bloomberg



Georgina Bloomberg was pure fashion at The Humane Society of the United States 2016 To the Rescue! At Cipriani 42nd Street the other day in New York City.


RICK’S CABARET NYC THANKSGIVING “TURKEY DRIVE"

FDNY WITH RICK'S STAFF




RICK’S CABARET NEW YORK FIFTH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING “TURKEY DRIVE” IS A BIG SUCCESS


Hundreds of Turkeys Donated to Local Shelters, Soup Kitchens


With the help of the FDNY Marine Corps Association, the managers and staff of Rick’s Cabaret, its sister club Vivid Cabaret, and the new Hoops Cabaret (participating in its first turkey drive) delivered turkeys and raised funds for charitable groups located in Manhattan and Queens.


Among them: the PS19 Marino Jeantet Turkey Drive which feeds 500 students and families for Thanksgiving.


Rick’s Cabaret Regional Manager Shaun Kevlin once again led the gentlemen’s clubs’ participation. General Manager Terrence Skelly and Executive Chef Franklin Edwards coordinated turkey deliveries around town, and the club staff also donated winter coats to the needy.