Location: New York
At Torrisi Italian specialities

At Torrisi Italian specialities

At Torrisi Italian specialities

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.. (Leonardo da Vinci). Slightly warm mozzarella with olive oil,served with crostini at Torrisi Italian specialities (250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012;tel. (212) 965-0955).

20
Dec '13
Ramen wars: Totto vs Ippudo

Ramen wars: Totto vs Ippudo

Ramen wars: Totto vs Ippudo

I am not a big fan of chicken based ramen broth, but I must admit that Totto ramen (specializing in only chicken based broth) overall quality was better than Ippudo (specializing in pork based broth). I used to love Ippudo in NY and I still do love their small plates…

20
Dec '13
Peter Luger steakhouse

Peter Luger steakhouse

Peter Luger steakhouse

Some images from Peter Luger (178 Broadway,Brooklyn, NY; tel.(718) 387-7400), probably the best traditional American steakhouse I’ve ever been.. ( And no, this trip to NY had nothing to do with diet!)

18
Dec '13
New York style pizza at Rubirosa

New York style pizza at Rubirosa

New York style pizza at Rubirosa

Forget about artisanal pizzas from fancy,unconventional ingredients. What I look forward mostly whenever I go to New York is the New York style pizza with a crust so thin, and crispy on the sides that you have to fold it in order to eat it without making a mess. My…

18
Dec '13
Bread at The Nomad

Bread at The Nomad

Bread at The Nomad

This freshly baked bread with sage, rosemary and sweet potatoes, served on every table at the Nomad could be a dish by itself… Yes, it’s that good.

5
Dec '13
How I fell a victim to a cronut

How I fell a victim to a cronut

How I fell a victim to a cronut

Who has heard of cronut? Or, more correctly, who hasn’t heard of it? Since NY pastry chef Dominique Ansel invented this croissant and doughnut hybrid last May, it has become the most talked and copied pastry around the world. As Dominique Ansel’s website states, cronut is “the…

5
Dec '13
Mario Batali's Babbo

Mario Batali's Babbo

Mario Batali's Babbo

Usually I am quite sceptical about celebrity chefs’ restaurants. Famous chefs are never in their kitchens and you end up paying a premium just for the name, but at least from my experience, Mario Batali might be an exception. I really enjoyed his Los Angeles Pizzeria Mozza and the…

30
May '13
Kurumazushi

Kurumazushi

Kurumazushi

Almost 40 years old Kurumazushi ( 7 E 47th StNew York, NY 10017; tel.+1 212-317-2802) is without doubt one of the finest traditional sushi-yas in New York. The owner and master chef, Uezu san pays particular attention to the quality of the fish , part of which is brought from…

28
May '13
New York wrap up

New York wrap up

New York wrap up

Loved : Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria (53 Great Jones St , Manhattan, NY 10012; tel.(212) 837-2622 ) Acme ( 9 Great Jones St ,Manhattan, NY 10012; tel. (212) 203-2121) Ippudo ( 65 4th Ave , Manhattan, NY 10003; tel. (212) 388-0088) TheNoMad ( 1170 Broadway , Manhattan, NY 10001;…

17
Mar '13
Acme

Acme

Acme

If I had to pick only one restaurant from my trip to New York it would be Acme. Mads Refslund (the chef) is one of the original founders of Noma and his cooking is creative in a delicious way.

13
Mar '13