Mas (Farmhouse), NYC 2

February 2, 2016

After we dined at Mas (Farmhouse) three years ago, I wrote: “All seven of our dishes were top quality, with good, seasonal ingredients, creatively and precisely prepared.” So we were looking forward to a fine meal when Linda and I returned for dinner with Judith on January 21, 2016.

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Atera, NYC 5

January 19, 2016

I returned to Atera with Blair on December 8, 2015, my second meal there since the arrival of Danish chef Ronny Emborg..

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Aquavit, NYC 6

January 12, 2016

A year ago Aquavit was awarded a second Michelin star, making Emma Bengtsson the second female chef with this honor, along with the extraordinary Dominique Crenn. Blair and I went to Aquavit for a late lunch on December 4, 2015.

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Il Falco, NYC

January 5, 2016

On December 1, 2015, Joe invited Linda and me to dinner at Il Falco, in Long Island City. It is run by two Ecuadorian alumni chefs of Il Mulino, the long time, old time, big time Village Italian (Abruzzo) restaurant.  

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Kat & Theo, NYC

December 29, 2015

Kat & Theo is named after the Greek parents, Katerina and Theodosios, of its co-owner. It opened in September, 2015. When Linda and I went for dinner on November 24, 2015, its entrance on 21st Street, just west of Fifth Avenue, was covered in renovation scaffolding. Read the rest of this entry »

Peter Luger, Brooklyn

December 22, 2015

Peter Luger has been named the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 30 years in a row. It was established in 1887 as “Carl Luger’s Café, Billiards and Bowling Alley” in the then-predominantly German neighborhood. Despite its fame, Linda and I had never been to Peter Luger until Jean, visiting from France, invited us there for dinner on November 12, 2015.

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Hearth, NYC 3

September 29, 2015

Hearth is now twelve years old. Pete Wells in The New York Times explains: “It thrived not because it cruised along in the tail winds of a nomenclature fad, but because it diligently looked the other way as fads came and went.” On August 24, 2015, I returned to Hearth for dinner with Kent and Russell.

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