Category Archives: Food

NYC Retail [Re-]Openings Under The Microscope

Manhattan Merchants Re-Imagine Brick & Mortar Stores                   For any wine and spirits merchant or restaurateur, be she or he new to the business or a multi-decade, multi-generational veteran, to contemplate a … Continue reading

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Countrified Cocktailian – fish & game’s Kat Dunn

                           HUDSON, NEW YORK’s SAVORY REVIVAL        ‘Rurban’ FOOD & DRINK SCENE DRIVEN BY EX-GOTHAMITES Look beyond the menus displayed on Warren Street restaurants in the … Continue reading

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POP STAR: Belinda Chang, Moet’s New Champagne “Charlie”

Belinda Chang, Moët’s New Champagne Educator  Long a talented interloper in the male-dominated drinks, restaurant and hospitality fields, Belinda Chang, newly appointed as Moët Hennessy USA’s (MH USA) Champagne Educator, is crashing through yet another glass ceiling in her meteoric, honor-laden … Continue reading

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Sacha Lichine of Château d’Esclans / Photo Courtesy of Château d’Esclans Rosy Outlook for Sacha Lichine’s Château d’Esclans and Whispering Angel  It’s difficult enough to build a brand in one country, let alone globally.  But channeling his late father Alexis Lichine’s legendary sales … Continue reading

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Punch Renaissance – What Goes Around Comes Around

PUNCH’S CREATIVE REVIVAL by David Lincoln Ross Rowdy libation it may be when consumed to excess, as famed illustrator William Hogarth depicts Punch’s potent effects in this evocative 18th century engraving, today classic Punch recipes are being creatively re-interpreted by … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Coraine, Union Square Hospitality Group, Dishes on Great Menus

COOKING UP A MENU’S SECRET SAUCE: Ingredients of A Great Bill of Fare A Conversation with Richard Coraine, President, New Business & Development, Union Square Hospitality Group, New York City  A 16-year partner of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s company, Union Square … Continue reading

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Note: This article was posted on the Daily Beast on September 10, 2011. A Review of                                                 … Continue reading

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Armagnac: A True Winter Warmer

  GASCONY’S FIERY BRANDY: ARMAGNAC by David Lincoln Ross Info Armagnac, that under-appreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute—and shares a recipe for a winter warmer perfect for a musketeer. As 2011’s winter … Continue reading

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When Seconds Come In First In The Wine World

Château Pichon-Longueville, Pauillac, France   When Seconds Come In First In The Wine World. In Clermont, New York, bordering the Hudson River, one hundred miles north of Manhattan, on this cold February night, tonight’s dinner, a hearty veal stew with … Continue reading

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Daily Beast Interview with Ariane Daguin

Over the holidays I interviewed Ariane Daguin, the queen of foie gras and founder of D’Artagnan, the nation’s leading fresh foie gras and game purveyor, about her entertaining plans for Christmas and New Year’s. For her tips and links to … Continue reading

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