Wolf

As much as I dislike department store shopping, I love Nordstrom's New York City restaurant, Wolf. My wife introduced me to it, and periodically we visit for lunch. The menu is filled with fresh pastas and salads, along with a nod to Italian cuisine and use of...

Maison Publique

Derek Dammann is a Canadian chef who I first met at D&A. Visiting Montreal recently, I had a chance to try his cuisine at Maison Publique, a restaurant with simply presented, locally sourced, brilliant food.  Here's some of what we had.

Return To Work

My workplace gave us employees a phone call a few weeks ago. "Come back to work!"  I am now acting as both the morning baker as well as lunch and evening chef, as we are trying to save on bread. Why? We are only at 25-percent capacity using outdoor...

Jean George’s Latest

Jean George Vongerichten’s latest restaurant, abcV, has a name that is hard to say quickly (just try!) but it’s easy to enjoy. And given it is the third restaurant he has located within the ABC Carpet building, I guess it has a particular logic. Whatever,...

Dinner at Agern

For a belated birthday celebration, I was treated to dinner at Agern, a Danish-inspired restaurant focused on sustainable, seasonal cuisine and headed by Icelandic chef Gunar Gíslason.  Brain-child of Claus Meyer, the restaurant sits in in Grand...