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FAMOUS CHEFS in NYC

BARNEY’S WINDOWS………fun……fab…..fantastic……by the designer SIMON DOONAN.  Here are a few of my favorite chefs.



Oh dear me…..it’s MARTHA!

The barefoot contessa……..INA GARTEN bites the knife………..WHY???

MARIO take a really big bite out  a TOMATO…….


DANIEL BOULUD…….hails from Lyon France……….but lives in NY where he has 7 restaurants.

The FOOD NETWORK……..

MARIO BATALI.…….of the chew…….sucks on a tomato……..

GUY FIERI..……..owns three restaurants in California.  Born GUY FERRY and changed his name back to the original family name.

TAVERN ON THE GREEN……..renovation

 

This is the way TAVERN on the GREEN looked last Spring………..and then it was all destroyed [RENOVATED]…………right down to the bare bones when it was a sheepfold and barn back in 1899.

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Jeremiah Towers took over the kitchen.  BOMB!  Terrible menu….over-priced…..even the tourists would’nt eat the food.

CLICK ON on of the boxes for destruction………

JOHN STEVENSON is the new chef………..he previously worked at Russ and Daughters Cafe……..[food also not worth eating].  So……….I will wait and see what he does with the menu before I spend another $100 for lunch…..per person………and that is without cocktails to start!

CHARLIE TROTTER dead at age 54

CHARLIE TROTTER……..the world celebrated chef died last week…….and was memorialized in the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.  The sanctuary was filled with his staff and famous chefs from around the world…………Rick  Bayless ,Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud,  Gale Gand, and Emeril Legasse

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His restaurant became a culinary destination  for foodies the world over.  At his memorial service guests were served flutes of NICHOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT RESERVE CHAMPAGNE.  Charlie would have approved.

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Charlie  was a leader of the American revolution of fine dining. He painstaking resourced his ingredients………his “platings” were compositions of never-to-be-repeted dishes.

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My favorite was his Raspberry Sorbet with Lemon Verbena Cream and Chambord Curd Tart.  Is is memorable!

Five of my favorite CHEFS

These are scenes from BARNEY’S windows.  The concept is clever…..the execution fantastic……….kudos to the artist, Simon Doonan [who is married to Jonathan Adler the designer with his own chain of stores].

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Yes…it’s MARTHA.…..now a caricature in colorful paper mache.

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INA GARTEN.……….the Barefoot Contessa………and a star on the FOOD NETWORK.

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MARIO BATALI..…and the clogs he made famous.  In July he will return to Good Morning America.

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DANIEL BOULUD…..


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GUY FIERI.……..now has a 500 seat restaurant………American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square.  He doesn’t quite have his act together.  The food is over priced and rather awful.  Give him time!

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Oh MARIO.………I do love your new food adventure EATALY on 23rd street.  Gourmet Italian food…….12 restaurants in one spot……oh that pasta……the sauces…….the breads……….and the wine.

 

LUNCH at The River Cafe

The River Cafe in Brooklyn had produced many culinary stars……..Larry Forgione,Charlie Palmer,David Burke and many others.

It sits on a site that was once abandoned by New York….and it took 12 years of haggling to get permission to build it.

Be prepared for one of the most fabulous meals you will ever have.

The “car-hop” is there if you need him.  [subways riders?].

The entrance is tucked away is a corner of the garden.

Private Party Room was not in use.

Weather was “iffy”…..so terrace was not available.

View of Manhattan from the terrace.

Halibut and white beans…………with no fishy taste.  Loved it.

Filet Mignon…..done to perfection.

An egg………breaded and deep fried……..with foam.

A dessert for three……or more.

Lovely garden to sit in…………while waiting for your table.

The only Restaurant in New York with it’s own potting shed.

And I promised you a rose garden………

The Carousel is housed in a $9 million dollar glass box….tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge.

$2 a ride………….and it is exhilerating…..and cheaper than a therapist.

Some of our city’s finest……….getting a new medal.

Off to do some more shopping.