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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

WHERE TO DINE AND STAY IN NYC FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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A CHRISTMAS FEAST & NEW YEAR’S TOAST TO 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season in New York City & Southampton, NY
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NEW YORK CITY

T-Bar Steak &Lounge



T-Bar Steak & Lounge



T-Bar Steak & Lounge is well known amongst Upper East Side locals for its something-for-everyone menu and comfortable but sophisticated dining room. For the holidays, diners can expect the dishes they know and love, and a New Year’s Eve party set to ring in 2018 in style.



For both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy items from the restaurant’s menu of upmarket comfort food, such as Chilean Sea Bass and Prime Aged Bone in Rib Eye.



On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a prix fixe dinner ($140 pp) consisting of five appetizer, five main, and five dessert options. Along with dinner, the prix fixe includes dancing (as a DJ spins top hits), party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve from its a la carte menu.


Open Christmas Eve: 3:00PM-7:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 3:00PM-8:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 5:00PM-6:30PM a la carte menu only; New Year’s Eve prix fixe begins at 9:00PM

Open New Year’s Day: 5:00PM-8:30 PM

Location: 1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.tbarnyc.com

Il Gattopardo


Il Gattopardo



Like something out of a Fellini film, Il Gattopardo, residing in the Rockefeller Townhouses in Midtown West, offers authentic southern Italian cuisine in a sleek, mid-century modern dining room. The restaurant will offer a festive selection of Italian seasonal favorites for the holidays.



Christmas will include both specials and a la carte options. Among the holiday dishes are an appetizer of puntarelle (crispy Italian wild chicory) with lemon, anchovies, and extra virgin olive oil; an organic faro and porcini mushroom soup; risotto with clams and shaved red mullet “bottarga”; pan seared loin of lamb in red wine sauce and lentils; Dover sole broiled in extra virgin olive oil and lemon, served with winter caponata; and for dessert, Struffoli, a traditional Italian Christmas sweet.



For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be serving a variety of specials in addition to the a la carte menu. Specials will include appetizers such as a section of west coast oysters in a mignonette sauce; a soup of organic farro and porcini mushrooms; pasta such as an artisanal ravioli filled with lobster on its own sauce; entrees including traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie” (Italian fresh sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils and herbs); and dessert such as warm chocolate lava cake with caramel gelato. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open for dinner, serving chef’s specials and the a la carte menu.


Open Christmas Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: Lunch, 12:00PM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: Jazz lunch/brunch (a la carte menu and brunch menu) 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner (a la carte menu and specials), 5:00PM-11:30PM

Open New Year’s Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (a la carte menu and chef’s specials)



Location: 13-15 West 54th Street New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.ilgattopardonyc.com

The Leopard at des Artistes



The Leopard at des Artistes



The Leopard at des Artistes offers a selection of authentic Italian dishes, served among stunning restored murals by 20th century artist Howard Chandler Christy (the restaurant is located in the historically-landmarked Hotel des Artistes). The restaurant will ring in the New Year with delicious traditional Italian fare.



Christmas at The Leopard will feature appetizers such as a Christmas salad of clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and octopus in fresh lemon dressing, served on a bed of baby greens and parsley; a classic homemade Parmigiano and veal tortellini soup made with free-range chicken broth; risotto with artichoke and crab meat; oven roasted baby goat scented with rosemary, served with peas and roasted potatoes; broiled Mediterranean Branzino, olive oil, and lemon, served with braised escarole; and classic Italian Christmas treat Struffoli.



New Year’s Eve will include a special prix fixe menu, priced at $170 pp, featuring four courses of Italian favorites. (The a la carte will not be available after 10:00PM.) Dishes include a section of West Coast oysters in a mignonette sauce as an appetizer; organic farro and porcini mushroom soup; risotto with prosecco, winter radicchio, and stracchino cheese; traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie” (Italian fresh sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils and herbs); and a dessert of nougat and buffalo ricotta parfait in a chocolate sauce. For New Year’s Day the restaurant will be serving dinner only, from the a la carte menu as well as chef’s specials.



Open Christmas Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (Closed for lunch)

Open New Year’s Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM (brunch menu and chef’s specials); 5:00PM-8:00PM (a la carte menu and New Year’s Specials); 10:00PM (New Year’s set menu; no a la carte)

Open New Year’s Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (a la carte menu and chef’s specials)


Location: 1 West 67th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.theleopardnyc.com


Mamo



MAMO



A favorite for foodies and celebrities alike, MAMO is among the hottest dining spots in SoHo. The Christmas selections—offered as either a $105 prix fixe or sold individually as specials—and New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu ($125pp; $175pp with special Italian tasting antipasti) offer a variety of the flavorful Italian offerings that have become synonymous with the restaurant’s name.



Christmas menu items include warm tomato soup with mozzarella, basil, and crispy bread; steamed lobster with citrus and fresh herbs (and optional caviar); homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli, butter, sage, and parmigiana (with optional truffle); branzino fillet, black Italian rice, roasted carrots with lemon, and capers sauce; and Neapolitan zeppole with vanilla pastry cream and amarena cherry.



For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant’s prix fixe menu treats guests to antipasti offerings of roasted Romanesco, anchovy sauce, and parmesan; smoked salmon with its sides, lettuce, and fennel seeds croutons; and beef carpaccio with truffle sauce, apple, arugula and pecorino; truffle raviolini served as a primi; and main courses of red snapper fillet, broccoli, and “scapece” cauliflower; beef tenderloin, seasonal roasted vegetables, truffled mash potatoes, foie gras, and gravy. The meal ends with chocolate mousse with citrus, raspberries, and pistachios.



Open Christmas Eve: Lunch, 11:30AM-4:00PM; dinner, 5:30PM-11:00PM

Closed Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: Seatings at 6:30PM and 9:30PM

Closed New Year’s Day



Location: 323 W Broadway, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit https://www.mamonyc.com

La Pulperia



La Pulperia



From the moment you view La Pulperia’s Brazilian reclaimed wood floors and sumptuous red leather booths and chairs, it becomes clear that you are in for a unique dining experience. The rustic Latin American restaurant with three locations in the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and on 57th Street, delivers a contemporary take on classic Central and South American cuisine.



For Christmas Eve 2017, La Pulperia will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu at all three locations from 4:00PM-11:00PM, alongside their a la carte menu. The $45.00pp menu will include Grilled Veal Sweetbreads with yellow corn puree, Branzino Filet with a jalapeno-mint broth, and Pisco-infused Tres Leches cake.



La Pulperia will also ring in 2018 with fiestas at each of their three locations, serving a prix fixe menu for $79. Dishes will include Venison Tartare, Sangria Braised Octopus, Grilled Maine Lobster, 45-Day Aged Ribeye, and Mezcal Chocolate Mousse served with 24K gold leaf. For the 10:00PM seating, the Upper East Side location will also offer a special $120 four course prix fixe menu, which will include a midnight cava toast, live DJ, and party favors.



The Upper East Side and 57th Street locations will serve brunch at 12:00PM-4:00PM on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The Hell’s Kitchen location will host its famous Drag Brunch Christmas Eve and will be open for brunch on New Year’s Eve. For more information, including menus and opening hours, please visit http://www.pulperianyc.com


Demarchelier


Demarchelier



A chic French bistro a stone’s throw from Central Park, Demarchelier is the perfect location to spend a warm and cozy Christmas or New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, dinner Christmas Day, and lunch and dinner until 11:00PM on New Year’s Eve. Along with specials such as venison and foie gras, the restaurant will also serve its traditional menu for each holiday. This includes appetizers such as Avocado Crab Salad, Escargots with Garlic Butter, and Pate de Campagne; entrees such as Filet Mignon, Duck Confit (served with white beans), and Jumbo Sea Scallops served with baked leeks and moutarde a l’ancienne; and French favorite desserts including Chocolate Mousse and Tarte Tatin served with vanilla ice cream.



Open Christmas Eve: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 11:300AM-11:00PM

Closed New Year’s Day



Location: 50 East 86th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.demarchelierrestaurant.com

Bobby Van's CPS



Bobby Van’s CPS



From the strolling horses and carriages to sledding after the first snow of the season, Central Park is known for its holiday magic. Take in the sights and sounds of the season from a table at Bobby Van’s Central Park South, which offers picture-perfect views to accompany its delicious dinner and brunch items.



For the holidays, guests can look forward to the cuisine they know and love. Among the restaurants most popular offerings are Crispy Calamari (with lemon, parsley, and marinara) and Oysters Rockefeller among the starters; and New York Sirloin Steak, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Chicken Parmigiana as mains. During the morning and early afternoon on both Christmas and New Year’s eves, the restaurant will serve from its brunch menu, which includes morning favorites such as Bobby Van’s Bananas Foster (batter brioche, sliced bananas, toasted pecans, vanilla ice cream, and fosters sauce), Steel Cut Oatmeal with bananas and raisins, and Avocado Toast (with tomato, arugula, sunny side up eggs on whole wheat toast). New Year’s Eve also sees the restaurant open until 2:00AM, with a celebration to ring in 2018. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve brunch, lunch, and dinner from its a la carte menu.



Open Christmas Eve: 9:00AM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 9:00AM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Day: 11:00AM-10:00PM


Location: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/central-park-south




Russian Samovar


Eastern Europe meets Midtown West at Russian Samovar, which has been serving authentic Russian cuisine for more than 30 years. A favorite spot for native Russian artists, musicians, and entertainers and located in close proximity to some of the city’s most in-demand plays and musicals, Russian Samovar is the perfect spot for locals and out-of-town guests alike.



The restaurant will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving signature dishes such as Kulybiaka (traditional pate gonflee pastry with salmon, fresh herbs, and garden vegetable stuffing); The Right Borscht (beef and cabbage soup with potatoes and vegetables served with sour cream and a meat pirozhok); Roasted Duck (Long Island duck breast pan seared with braeburn apple and cherry); Beef Stroganoff (beef tenderloin, sautéed mushrooms, and spring onions served with a cream sauce and a choice of egg noodle, mashed potatoes, or buckwheat); as well as a selection of caviars and traditional desserts.



Celebrate New Year’s Eve Slavic style at the restaurant’s celebration, which will feature a seven course meal and two different shows, as well as dancing, a DJ, and unlimited liquor until 4:00AM. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve from its a la carte menu.



Open Christmas Eve: 12:00PM-4:00AM

Open Christmas Day: 5:00PM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Eve: 12:00PM-4:00AM (the restaurant will close briefly from 8:00PM-10:00PM to prepare for festivities)

Open New Year’s Day: 5:00PM-12:00AM

Location: 256 West 52nd Street, New York, NY

212-757-0168



SOUTHAMPTON, NY



Union Cantina



Union Cantina



Located in the Village of Southampton, NY, Union Cantina offers rustic Mexican favorites made with locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients served in an upscale but laid back environment.



For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will host a Grand Fiesta. Priced at $75 pp in advance ($90 at the door) the party will include a four hour top-shelf bar (9:00AM-1:00AM), and hors d’ouvres followed by a full dinner buffet and dessert table. Offerings include Paella Bites with Chipotle Crema; Union Sliders (black angus beef, queso, Applewood smoked bacon, and avocado relish); a Cast Iron Fajitta Bar; and Apple Cinnamon Empanadas. The celebration will also include assorted party favors and a live viewing of the Times Square ball drop. Additionally, The Tres Amigos will perform a live set from 10:00PM-2:00AM. For those seeking to walk on the mild side for New Year’s Eve, the restaurant and bar will be open for regular a la carte service until 8:00PM.



On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve brunch beginning at 11:30AM; dishes include Huevos Rancheros, Churros French Toast, and a Mexican Omelet, and cocktails will be buy one, get one free.


Open Christmas Eve: To be announced

Open New Year’s Eve: Brunch, 11:30AM-4:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-8:00PM; Fiesta, 9:00PM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Day: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Location: 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY

For reservations and more information, visit https://www.unioncantina.net

Southampton Inn



Southampton Inn


Though the city is famous for its holiday beauty, for many, the season is time to decompress away from the urban landscape. Booking a room at the Southampton Inn promises an enchanting and traditional small-town holiday.



Guests can enjoy a special buy one, get the adjoining room half off deal during December break (December 15th -30th, 2017). Throughout the month, stays are complemented by holiday stockings filled with coupons from local retailers, cultural institutions, and restaurants, as well as a Wrapping Room complete with complementary wrapping paper. Guests may also anticipate visits from Santa, horse and buggy rides, ice skating, and holiday movies.



The Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held from 7:30PM-1:00AM on December 31st, 2017. Dinner, dancing (to sounds spun by a DJ), drinks, and desserts are on the agenda, as well as a live screening of the Times Square Ball Drop. The after party, which will feature an open bar, will welcome the all for dessert, drinks, & dancing at a ticket price of $75 from 10:30pm-1:00am.



The following morning (New Year’s Day), guests and the public alike are welcome to a Best of the Best Breakfast, served from 9:00AM-2:00PM, at the inn’s restaurant, Claude’s.



New Year’s Eve Rates:


$495 per couple for Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Dancing and overnight stay at the Inn with complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. 7:30pm-1:00am | Breakfast served from 9am-2pm on New Year’s Day

$350 for singles which includes Dinner (no one sits alone!), Drinks, Dessert, Dancing, and a single occupancy overnight stay at the Inn with complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. 7:30pm-1:00am | Breakfast served from 9am-2pm on New Year’s Day

$75 for New Year’s Eve After Party from 10:30pm-1:00am which includes Dessert, Drinks, & Dancing



Location: 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY


 Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP


Monday, December 18, 2017

CHRISTMAS AT NEW YORK'S FAMED RICK'S CABARET

Ricks Cabaret NYC




Rick’s Cabaret New York, the famous upscale gentlemen’s club located at 50 West 33rd Street, just one block from Madison Square Garden, is a great place to celebrate the Holidays.


Over 100 Entertainers at the club will wear (and mostly remove) holiday-themed outfits, and you can decide whether they have been naughty or nice!


The three-story club is festively decorated, with a lit Christmas tree on the club’s second floor VIP Lounge. Guests will enjoy dinner and drink specials throughout the days and nights of the week long December 18th through December 23rd Holiday party.


Rick’s Cabaret NYC, open daily at 12 noon, serves the club’s famous $10 three-course gourmet lunch until 3 p.m., and Dinner is served at its highly acclaimed Steakhouse until 4 a.m. See Rick's Menu here.


Rick's Cabaret New York

50 West 33rd Street


*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed
*** Over 100 Showgirls Daily
*** Three Floors of Luxury
*** VIP Private Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes
*** Full Menu Steakhouse, Open Late
*** Roof Deck Cigar Lounge and Garden
*** Businessmen's Lunch Special
*** Newly Designed 2nd Floor VIP Lounge


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

REFINED ITALIAN DINNERS AT IL GATTOPARDO NYC

Meatballs With Cabbage




Midtown hot spot Il Gattopardo, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, invites diners to enjoy refined Italian dishes in a sleek, modern setting. The restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly planted 8-story atrium, in which weekend brunch is served, and a wide range of private events are held. The restaurant continuously attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Ivanka Trump, Charlie Sheen, Michael Cera, Charles Barkley, Warren Buffet, Paul Blake, Stanley Tucci, William Kentridge, John Anthony Baldessari, Giuseppe Penone, Marina Abramoviæ, I.M. Pei, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman and Jacques Herzog.

Il Gattopardo




Il Gattopardo serves traditional Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine. 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 Il Gattopardo and its sister restaurants The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino. 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.



Signature dishes include the Oven Roasted Monkfish served with ceci bean purée, garnished with fried leeks; Veal “Braciola” Scented with Wild Fennel Pollen, filled with baby artichoke and provola, served with celery root purée and sautéed spinach; and Ravioli Filled with Wild Mushroom and Parmigiano Reggiano, served with porcini and light tomato sauce. Those with a sweet tooth will relish in Il Gattopardo’s dessert menu, which features dishes such as Pastiera, a traditional Neapolitan cheese cake; Traditional Warm Zabaione with fresh mix berries (prepared table side); and Semifreddo of Pear and Ricotta Di Bufala with hazelnut biscotto.



On the weekends, diners can enjoy an Italian twist to classic brunch which is served in the stunning 8-story atrium, a truly unique section of the restaurant with a flair of the Italian Riviera. Dishes include Il Gattopardo eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce served with San Daniele prosciutto and sautéed spinach; Ricotta Pancakes served with maple syrup and fresh berries; and Spaghetti alla “Carbonara” with egg yolk, pecorino cheese guanciale and black-pepper corn. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine selection and an ample cocktail menu featuring both classic and innovative cocktails.



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 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. Located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street, Il Gattopardo is owned by husband-and-wife team of Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, and Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. 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. Aside from the sleek, modern main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly planted 8-story Atrium, in which a wide range of corporate and private events are held.



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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FINE NYC DINING @ THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES

LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES




Everyday dishes done with respect to Southern Italian cultural traditions, absolute quality of ingredients, hospitality and outstanding service – that is the formula of New Yorkers favorite fine Italian dining destination: The Leopard at des Artistes. This Upper West Side hot spot, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, invites diners to enjoy exceptional food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Leopard’s décor, which features famed Howard Chandler Christy murals in the dining room, is inspired by the elegance of the 1963 epic film with the same name.



Chef Vito’s culinary signature of authentic southern Italian comfort food is what draws visitors and locals alike to the restaurant. The Leopard 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. The restaurant continues to attract a wide array of celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Howard Stern, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Hank Azaria, Steve Martin, William Kentridge, Madame Francoise Gilot, John Anthony Baldessari, Giuseppe Penone, James Levin and Valery Gergiev.



Signature dishes include the Pan-Seared Duck Breast “Porchetta” with fennel pollen, cipollini with aged balsamic vinegar, pickled raisins and vegetable caponata; Halibut “In Brodetto” with baby artichoke and fingerling potatoes; and Maltagliati with wild game and porcini mushroom ragú. The dessert menu boasts specials such as Traditional Zabaione with fresh mixed berries; Traditional Torta di Mascarpone “tiramisu” style; and Nutella Chocolate Mousse served on hazelnut crunch and banana gelato. The restaurant offers an extensive wine and cocktail selection with a wine pairing service offered with the “A Taste of The Leopard” set menu.



The Il Gattopardo family of restaurants include Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino. 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 The Leopard at des Artistes



The Leopard at des Artistes is owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Chef Gnazzo is the culinary artist of the Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, Mozzarella & Vino and The Leopard at des Artistes. Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, The Leopard at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera.



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

 

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The Leopard at des Artistes

1 West 67th Street

(At Central Park West)

New York, NY 10023

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

RESERVATIONS ARE HOT AT SOUTHAMPTON KOZU

Gourmet Lobster At Kozu



The hottest reservation this summer will be at new Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu, run by restaurateur and 75 Main & AM Southampton owner Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn "Pudding", Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d'Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.

The décor will invite diners to an intimate and elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. Fresh flowers will add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as will the scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting. The indoor space holds 100 diners. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, will offer additional dining space “al fresco”.

The restaurant also boasts the private room and lounge Summer House, which will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, featuring famed DJs from all around the world. The upscale lounge will make guests feel like they are in the middle of the ocean, with light blue colors and inset LED lighting. Summer House will also be offered for private bookings and special occasions, and has a beautiful outdoor patio with white linen covered day beds.

For those who are looking to stay overnight, the venue also includes Hotel ZE, which is a 5-star 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. Rates for suites are $800 Sunday-Thursday and $1000 Friday and Saturday. Standard room rates are $600 Sunday-Thursday and $800 Friday and Saturday (3 night minimum stay).

KOZU

136 Main Street

Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-619-6660


BOBBY VAN'S SECRET TO MARINATE PORTERHOUSE

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Bobby Van's Filet Mignon



You can expect one of the best dining experiences at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in New York City. Visit the East 46th Street location and you’ll enjoy perfectly grilled dishes, engaging customer service, and the comfort of tradition. Bobby Van’s is likely to exceed all your expectations with expertly crafted dishes from the signature Filet Mignon to the traditional Porterhouse Steak.



This summer, brings more than just a sated appetite from Bobby Van’s. Chef Nile Medford shares tips on how to grill the perfect steak in your own backyard. It’s time to heat up your grilling skills!



For best results, marinate steak in 1 tablespoon of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse Original Sauce per steak along with any desired spices. The versatile sauce will give the steak a sweet and tangy flavor offset by a horseradish spice. Let the steak rest in the fridge for an hour before grilling on medium heat (never high), frequently turning the meat to keep the cut from sticking.



Health conscious grillers can try Bobby Van’s Steakhouse Original Sauce on fresh seafood for a lighter dining option. Chef Nile Medford recommends using seafood that is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, black sea bass and sole, as the natural oils will keep the fish from both sticking to the grill or breaking apart. This original sauce can be used as a marinade, salad dressing, or dipping sauce, and is sure to be a must-have at every summer cook-out.



Alternatively, for an elegant dining experience, visit the very first Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at 230 Park Avenue, also known as “The Orignal”. Since being established, in 1969, Bobby Van’s has prided themselves on decades of friendly and efficient service. The dark wood paneling against sleek white linens, and the warm color palette reflected off the Alabaster Chandelier creates an ambiance of luxury suited for fine dining.



About Bobby Van’s Steakhouse



Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become a staple of New York City dining. Built with a dedication to superior customer service and quality food, Bobby Van’s maintains the same high standards over four decades later. With five locations throughout Manhattan, the West 50th Street Grill features a menu of traditional American grill fare, classic steakhouse cuts and wood-fired pizza. The restaurants’ friendly staff, warm décor and wide variety of dining options make this location ideal for those looking for a premier New York Steakhouse experience, with all the comforts of home.



For more information about Bobby Van’s Steakhouses, please visit www.bobbyvans.com.




Visit Bobby Van’s in New York City



BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

“THE ORIGINAL”

230 Park Avenue

(located on 46th Street)

New York City

212.867.5490



BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

& VAULT GRILL

25 Broad Street

(Broad Street & Exchange Place)

New York City

212.344.8463




BV’S BurGer

120 W 45th Street Courtyard

(between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue)

New York City

212.575.2599



BOBBY VAN’S GRILL

135 West 50th Street

(between 6th Ave & 7th Ave)

New York City

212.957.5050



BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

EAST SIDE

131 East 54th Street

(between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue)

New York City

212.207.8050



BOBBY VAN’S GRILL

TIMES SQUARE

120 West 45th Street

(between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue)

New York City

212.575.5623