May 3, 2016
On Linda’s birthday, March 24, 2016, she and I returned to Brushstroke. We were seated at the far end of the empty counter, opposite the fish slicing/sashimi station.
April 26, 2016
We go to Lincoln Ristorante frequently as it is in Lincoln Center where we often attend opera, theater, concerts etc. But I do not usually put up a blogpost as pre-curtain meals can be rushed. But on February 9, 2016, Linda and I dined at Lincoln at 7:45 after a 6.00 new opera production (Roberto Devereux) panel.
April 19, 2016
Indian Accent opened a few years ago in Delhi and was quickly recognized as special for its updating and globalization of traditional Indian cuisine. It is now rated the best restaurant in India in the San Pellegrino list and 77th on the global list. A New York version opened in late February, 2016. Linda and I went for dinner a few weeks later on March 14, 2016.
February 16, 2016
Enrique Olvera is the chef at Pujol, generally regarded as Mexico City’s best restaurant. It is now rated #16 in the world on the San Pellegrino list. Its ratings improve dramatically every year. When Linda and I went to Pujol in 2009, it was not even at the top in Mexico. It was behind Biko, which Linda and I also preferred at the time. Olvera owns five other restaurants in Mexico; in September 2014, he opened Cosme in New York. It was immediately a smash hit. It received a rave review from Pete Wells in The New York Times. Ryan Sutton in Eater wrote a piece titled: “Six Reasons Why Cosme Is One of NYC’s Most Relevant New Restaurants.” Although reservations are very hard to get, Linda and I snagged one for the evening of February 2, 2016.
February 9, 2016
Chef Michael White has opened several successful Italian cuisine restaurants in New York in recent years, including Marea and Ristorante Morini. So it was a surprise last year when he opened a classic French cuisine restaurant at Park Avenue and 63rd Street, in the heart of the old school Upper East Side: Vaucluse. (Actually, he is not Italian, but a big blond man from Wisconsin.) Linda and I went for dinner on January 28, 2016.
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.