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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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BEST NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS
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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

Monday, July 11, 2016

ITALIAN SOPHISTICATION @ NEW YORK CITY'S MAMO

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Executive Chef Massimo Sola of MAMO Restaurant

Wins Il Primo 2016’s Best Pasta in Manhattan
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Fine Dining AT Mamo



Italian food in New York has seen an increased level of sophistication in recent years, with a number of talented chefs bringing traditional techniques, experience and products to this food metropolis. A competition that gathers all of these chefs for the utmost challenge is Il Primo Manhattan, in collaboration with Association of New York Chefs (AICNY), which features 70 chefs from the best Italian restaurants all over New York City. This year’s proud winner, who won over the jury of Italian and American food critics, was Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola of MAMO restaurant. Chef Sola’s winning dish was an exquisite spin on a traditional pasta carbonara, or as the judges called it, a “quasi carbonara” made with finesse and elegance.



Those who want to experience Massimo Sola’s award-winning pasta dishes can visit celebrity favorite MAMO restaurant in New York’s bustling SoHo neighborhood, which also serves up delicious seasonal a la carte dishes such as the fresh Salmon Carpaccio, a home-style Capri Salad, and Wild Sea Bass with fingerling potatoes. MAMO New York is the transatlantic sister to Cannes film festival go-to restaurant MAMO Le Michelangelo, a two decades old French Riviera staple and favorite among movie stars and socialites alike.



MAMO, the younger SoHo sibling, is run by Italian restauranteur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti (son of MAMO Le Michelangelo’s Herve Mammoliti) and maintains the same authentic feel and dedication to Provençal flavors as its Antibes namesake. Just like MAMO Le Michelangelo, MAMO New York attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Rhianna, Magic Johnson, Alexander Wang, Diane Kruger, Samuel L. Jackson, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and Jay Z.

Executive Chef Massimo Sola heads up the kitchen and the brand new spring/summer 2016 menu. A native of Italy, Sola grew up surrounded by the flavors and cooking style of the Italian/French Provençal cuisine. Drawing on colors and nature as inspiration, Sola is known for his simple yet eye catching dishes. Some of MAMO’s signature offerings include their flavorful Raviolini al Tartufo (truffle ravioli), Coniglio alla Ligure (rabbit legs with spinach and foie gras), the MAMO Burger and the Focaccia al Tartufo (truffle pizza). For those with a sweet tooth, MAMO also offers delicious desserts such as the classic Tiramisu, the rich Affogato alla vaniglia con fragole calde and the Cheesecake alla lavanda (cheesecake with a lavender twist).



To complement the flavorful dishes, MAMO also boasts an impressive cocktail menu from which diners can enjoy specialty cocktails such as the MAMO Negroni, the MAMO Spritz and the one-of-a-kind Martini Al Tartufo (truffle martini). Seasonal cocktails include the sour cherry flavored Amorena, the beautiful lavender Valentina cocktail and the smoky yet elegant Fumeè cocktail. In addition to the cocktail program, MAMO also has an extensive wine list of carefully selected French and Italian wines to complement the cuisine.



MAMO offers diners traditional southern Italian/French cuisine in an intimate yet elegant setting. The bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.



About MAMO


Located on West Broadway between Grand and Canal Streets, MAMO restaurant is a purveyor of affectionate Italian and Provençal dining experience. MAMO is bringing a long tradition of Italian hospitality and Provençal charm to New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. MAMO, The New York outpost of Le Michelangelo, a 23-year-old staple located on the French Riviera, boasts Michelin-starred chef Massimo Sola (formerly of Eataly Roma, Ristorante Quattro Mori) as executive chef. Whether you prefer a relaxing night out with your closest friends, intimate gatherings and business meetings, or a grand cocktail party, you are certain to experience an unforgettable evening at MAMO and enjoy the incredible service and food. The menu incorporates a mix of classic family recipes as well as market specials. The restaurant’s design embodies the Riviera’s “sense of home” with a warm color palate, original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The multi-level restaurant offers an unforgettable experience where every single person is treated with affection and love.



MAMO

323 West Broadway

(between Grand & Canal St)

New York, NY 10013



Monday-Friday: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM lunch; 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM dinner

Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM brunch; 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM dinner



For more information, please call (646) 964-4641 or visit http://www.mamonyc.com



Twitter: http://twitter.com/Mamo_NYC


Photo Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP
 

Friday, June 05, 2015

FIRE BREATHING BURGER AT NEW YORK'S JUNIPER BAR

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BEST BAR'S & RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK CITY
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Juniper Bar


Juniper Fire Breathing Burger
Juniper Bar, the newest upscale bar and restaurant to descend upon New York’s Midtown West, has introduced a new spicy burger that will leave the city’s most hard-core heat-seekers trembling and begging for mercy. Juniper’s Fire Breathing Burger isn’t for the faint hearted. Packed full with one of the world’s hottest peppers, the Ghost Pepper, along with Sriracha aioli and spicy pepper jack cheese, the Fire Breathing Burger may well be a new contender for the title of New York’s Spiciest Burger. Ghost Peppers, otherwise known as Bhut Jolokia, clocks in at over one million on the Scoville Spiciness Scale. That’s an eye-popping 900.5 times hotter than Tabasco Sauce or 400 times hotter than a medium chili pepper. It’s so spicy it has become a something of a legend in chili pepper eating dares, with many popular YouTubers putting their stomachs, and their manliness, to the ultimate test.



Combine this with the Fire Breathing Burger’s double whammy of Sriracha Aioli and Pepper Jack Cheese, which includes spicy hot peppers for an extra kick, and you’ve got yourself a burger so spicy you’ll have watering eyes and a tingling nose even at the thought of eating it. Prepare to scare the pants off your taste buds. 

Juniper Bar & Restaurant Dining Room



Serious spiciness aside, the Fire Breathing Burger ($16) is also a seriously tasty one. Using Pat LaFrieda American Black Angus Beef, the burger is served on a brioche bun with the choice of hand cut fries or mixed greens. Juniper’s Burger Menu also features a Tuna Burger ($17) with freshly diced sushi-grade tuna, ‘The Big Blue’ Burger ($18) with Applewood smoked bacon, tempura onion rings, homemade blue cheese dressing and cheddar, and the ‘Thai Style’ ($18) with avocado, papaya, watercress, and spicy chili glaze. Juniper has a full menu of enticing wraps and sandwiches, shared plates, sliders, salads and entrees.



If you’re a true chili head, Juniper Bar’s Fire Breathing Burger is not to be missed.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

HONEYMOON NOT OVER FOR TULULA'S N.J. RESTAURANT

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DINING IN ASBURY PARK NEW JERSEY
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Talula's Artisan Eatery




Talula’s Restaurant
ASBURY PARK -- Steve Mignogna and Shanti Church, owners of Talula’s restaurant, an artisan eatery and bar offering vibrant, flavorful dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, are getting hitched! And they want their supportive community and customers to join them on their honeymoon! Mignogna and Church, who have been together six years, are marrying next month and have plans to include their passion for Talula’s, their customers and their community in the wedding festivities by holding a limited time pop-up event while they’re away. The restaurant will feature a honeymoon-inspired menu based off of the foods that the newly wed Mignogna’s will be experiencing in Tulum. Tulum is an ancient bohemian city located in the southern area of Riviera Maya known for its indie culture, dense history and booming food scene.



From April 9th-12th, Asbury Park friends can celebrate from afar, noshing on delicious native foods such as: Fire-roasted poblanos stuffed with shrimp or chicken with market vegetables and covered in blistery queso; fire-roasted whole market fish with citrus and bright herbs; and of course plenty of homemade tortillas and salsas. You can sip on delicious tropical cocktails like mezcal, tamarind, limon and agave or one with aged rum, coconut cream, cane syrup, and fresh pineapple. Talula’s kitchen manager, Laura Brahn, will be preparing this special reservation-only dinner menu four evenings while the couple is away. A Yucatán-inspired brunch will also be served on Saturday and Sunday April 11th and 12th.



“We were inspired to visit Tulum by Laura, one of the chefs on our team. Listening to her descriptions of the delicious meals she had in this magical beach town, sold us on Tulum as our honeymoon destination,” said Church. “Talula’s is our heart and home, and a huge part of our lives. It only seemed natural to include our customers and community in the celebration of our wedding. We came up with the concept of a pop up menu while we are on our honeymoon to include our customers in the excitement. We want them to feel involved too!”

Monday, October 20, 2014

HAMPTON'S 75 MAIN CELEBRATES THE BEST OF FALL

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FALL DINING IN THE HAMPTONS
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75 Main In Southampton



Southampton staple 75 Main, which is open all year-round, has debuted an appealing new Fall Menu which balances familiar favorites with new dishes, highlighting the very best of autumnal flavors and produce.



With October heralding the end of the Hamptons’ high season, the dispersing of crowds and traffic comes as a welcome relief for residents and the less-frequent fall visitors. 75 Main’s owner and restaurateur Zach Erdem says the offseason is very pleasant time to be in the Hamptons. “It’s so calm. There’s something so magical about the crisper sea air on an autumn day when the beach is virtually deserted.”


75 Main Burger
Another advantage of fall are the excellent dining specials on offer, and 75 Main has some of the most enticing fall specials of all the restaurants in the Hamptons. Monday night is all about the expertly-crafted pastas; guests can choose any soup or salad starter and any one of the restaurant’s delicious pasta entrees for $16. Every Sunday throughout fall, guests can enjoy steak specials; with any soup or salad starter you have the choice of the 75 Main Burger, Flat Iron Steak, Marinated Skirt Steak, or Hunger Steak for $18. From Tuesdays through to Fridays, 75 Main serves the popular 3-course pre-fixe dinners for only $29.95. Executive Chef Mark Militello’s flavorful new menu can be perfectly complemented with selections from 75 Main’s specialty cocktail menu and extensive wine list.