Tag Archives: haute living


Strawberry Basil Galette from Beekman 1802

If you’re looking for a super easy dessert if someone drops by (and you happen to have fresh strawberries and basil on hand), consider this: Last minute strawberry galette from the Beekman Boys. I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with Brent Ridge for Haute Living. He’s the co-founder, along with his partner Josh

White asparagus soup from ’21’ Club

White asparagus stalks are sprouting up at the Greenmarkets around the city. What do do with them? Why not turn them into this elegant soup that’s served at NYC’s most iconic restaurant: ’21’ Club. You can easily make a meal out of the soup, with bread, salad and wine. But at ’21’ Club you can

Hamachi green papaya salad with Thai bird chile vinaigrette

This is one of those dishes to make after the kids go to bed, as it serves two, plus raw hamachi isn’t exactly something your children will like. (Double or triple the recipe for your next dinner party.) Chef Jasper Schneider serves this at Hudson Hall, that modern, collegiate-like dining hall in Hell’s Kitchen. Find

Soy Braised Beef Short Ribs with Candied Ginger Sweet Potato

If you love Asian BBQ (and I certainly do) you can now enjoy it with an American twist at Ember Room, which opened in February. Co-owner (along with Todd English) Ian Chalermkittichai shares this recipe for soy braised beef short ribs with us. Read more about Ember Room in my Q & A with Ian

Robalo ceviche recipe from Los Feliz

On a recent visit to Los Feliz, I enjoyed, among other things (like some very tasty margaritas!) a sampling of Julieta Ballesteros’ ceviche. Here she shares her recipe for the Robalo ceviche. It’s an easy dish to make at home. And if you want to find out more about Los Feliz, check out my interview

NYC’s newest Italian hotspot: Spasso

If I hadn’t just moved to Brooklyn, I’d probably be eating at Spasso quite often. I love small intimate restaurants, especially ones where you can sit at a kitchen bar and watch the chef at work. Read more about Spasso in my Q&A with Craig Wallen in Hauteliving.com Follow thenyckitchen!

Learn to make homemade French macarons…with lavender buttercream

If you’re ever looking for something new to bake, why not try a batch of delicate macarons? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Cecile Cannone of Macaron Cafe for Haute Living. French-born Cannone is an expert at making authentic macarons, which she perfected from old family recipes. In her new book, Macarons: Authentic French

Going out for a cocktail? Follow The Cocktail Collective

This is a festive time of year, when meeting friends for cocktails after work is a fun way to socialize. And if you need an idea on where to go (though there’s never a shortage of places here in NYC), you may want to follow The Cocktail Collective. This group of talented bartenders creates cocktail

Modern Spanish food at its best: La Fonda del Sol

I had lunch here a few weeks, and was more than pleasantly surprised with Chef Josh DeChellis’s modern Spanish cuisine at La Fonda del Sol. Since the restaurant is next to Grand Central Station, commuters can easily slip in for a cocktail + tapas, or those with expense accounts can go all out for a

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