dining out April 2016

Dining Out

By Haiting Tan.   As we transition out of winter, chefs have introduced new offerings to reflect the bounties of spring- creating new dishes that infuse seasonal herbs and vegetables into their classic menus. We’ve had a chance to explore New York’s culinary scene from haute Japanese to contemporary Italian, classic seafood and steakhouse fare…

Andrea Correale

If you’ve attended Mariah Carey’s and Nick Cannon’s Hamptons wedding celebration, Billy Joel’s Fourth of July party, P. Diddy’s white fete, or events hosted by, Ivanka Trump Jewelry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany or Google, you’ve seen Elegant Affairs in action from NYC to Montauk. You’ve also probably seen proprietor Andrea Correale share her food and…

meet the tastemaker belaire wine

Meet the Tastemaker

By Hillary Latos.   For the Tastemaker, Brett Berish, developing liquor brands runs in the genes.  His father was the former Chairman at Jim Beam and his brother managed the marketing budgets for high profile liquor brands.  So it was a natural progression for the father and sons to launch Sovereign Brands- a family run…

mundo

MUNDO

By Haiting Tan.     Owners Guillermo “Willie” Lucerofabbi and Canalp “Jon” Caner were hunting for their favorite dining spots across the city when they concocted the genius concept of Mundo. The posh restaurant previously located in Astoria where it was a local favorite, reopened in Paper Factory Hotel back in 2014 after a two-year…

Rocco Steakhouse

By James Clark.   As the temperatures keep dropping, you might feel the need for a meal that is hearty, warm, and good for the soul. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, you might find yourself looking for food that’s as upscale and delicious as it is hearty. Rocco Steakhouse, a new restaurant located in NoMad.…

Bumbu

Bumbu

An Authentic Caribbean Rum By James McDonald   Exemplifying true craftsmanship is Bumbu, an exceptional artisanal and handcrafted Rum that’s created in the same method as it was 400 years ago.  What creates the unique and unrivalled flavor profile is the secret recipe derived from the 16th century sailors and pirates, who mixed their rations…

The Renwick Hotel

The Renwick Hotel

Built in 1928, the Renwick in New York’s newest historic hotel encompassing 173 rooms and named after its architect, James Renwick, Jr., who is best known for his design of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Originally, the building was comprised of oversized artist’s studios and lofts that were eventually turned into a long-stay hotel, and was home…

Dining Out

Dining Out

By Hillary Latos     One of the best things about living in New York is the plethora of ethnic cuisines and fine restaurants where you can embark on a gastronomic journey of world flavors.  This month we explored haute Chinese to authentic Latin, Italian and Old world Greek styles of cuisine.  But what is…