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Ad Hoc, CA

Ad Hoc, CA Executive Chef: Thomas Keller Cuisine: New American, Comfort Food Price: $$$ Address:  6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599 Phone: (707) 944-2487 Hours: Dinner five nights a week: 5:00pm – 10:00pm (closed Tue and Wed) Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm One week to Hermielle’s wedding in Napa… T-6 The last time I was back … Continue reading

Bottega, CA

Bottega, CA Executive Chef: Michael Chiarello Cuisine: Southern Italian Price: $$$ Address: 6525 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599 Phone: (707) 945-1050 Hours: Lunch: Tue – Sun 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Mon – Sun: 5:00pm – 9:30pm The countdown to Hermielle’s wedding continues with another post of Napa nostalgia… It was June 2012 − Natalya and I were … Continue reading

Auberge du Soleil, CA

Auberge du Soleil Chef: Robert Curry Cuisine: California, French Neighborhood: Napa Valley Price:$20 appetizers, $20-40 mains Phone: 800-348-5406 Address: 180 Rutherford Hill, Rutherford, CA 94573 Hours: Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am (Daily) Brunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday) Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (Monday – Friday) Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Daily) So confession: We actually went … Continue reading

Farmstead, CA

Some old throwback posts of Northern California restaurants are coming your way… I am going back to visit the Bay Area in a few weeks, which I am incredibly excited about as it will be almost a year since I was last home.   Two good NYC friends and frequent travel companions are getting married in … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2012

  Ugh I know we have been incredibly lazy with the blog. With my move abroad to Singapore, Natalya traveling all over the world (read all her amazing adventures on her much more timely updated travel blog), and my sister Pris having some exciting life changes… foodcomas has fallen to the wayside. I am very … Continue reading

The Central Park Boathouse, NYC

The Central Park Boathouse Executive Chef: Anthony E. Walton Cuisine: American Traditional Neighborhood: Central Park East, Upper East Side Price: $50 total per person for brunch Address: East 72nd St. & Park Drive North, NYC 10021 Phone: (212) 517-2233 Hours: Mon – Fri: Lunch 12:00 – 4:00pm // Dinner 5:30 – 9:30pm Sat – Sun: … Continue reading

Peter Luger Steak House, NYC

Peter Luger Steakhouse Cuisine: American Traditional, Steakhouse Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn Price: $75-100 per person Phone: 718-387-7400 Hours: Mon – Thu 11:45 am – 9:45 pm // Fri – Sat 11:45 am – 10:45 pm // Sun 12:45 pm – 9:45 pm Payment Options: Peter Luger Credit Card (duh), or bring wads of cash… or a … Continue reading

Family Recipe, NYC

Family Recipe Chef/Owner: Akiko Thurnauer Cuisine: Japanese, European, Asian Fusion, Small Plates Neighborhood: Lower East Side Price: $50 per person Address: 231 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002 Phone: 212-529-3133 Hours: Dinner: Mon – Wed 6:00-11:00pm, Thur – Sun 6:00pm-12:00am Brunch: Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm

Vinegar Hill House, NYC

Vinegar Hill House Chef: Brian Leth Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Price: $25 per person for brunch Address: 72 Hudson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: 718-522-1018 Hours: Tue-Thu, 5:30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Mon, closed

Momofuku Ssäm Bar, NYC

Momofuku Ssäm Chef / Owner: David Chang Cuisine: Asian Fusion Neighborhood: East Village Price: $200 for the Bo Ssäm for your entire party (6-10 people) Phone: (212) 254-3500 Address: 207 2nd Ave, NYC 10003