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Indian Style Basmati Rice

Prior to this year, my experience cooking Indian food has been limited and oftentimes daunting.  I was unfamiliar with a lot of the spices and I just wasn’t sure how it really was supposed to taste.  Back in Hong Kong, a friend had given me this beautiful traditional Indian spice box but I was embarrassingly terrible at remembering … Continue reading

White and Church, NYC

White and Church Executive Chef: Matteo Boglioni Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: Appetizers sub $15, entrées sub $20 Address: 281 Church Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-226-1607 Hours: Daily 5-11pm White and Church is Matteo Boglione’s and  Gian Perugini’s reincarnation of Il Matto, the Tribeca restaurant that occupied the same spot. They closed Il Matto … Continue reading

Ai Fiori, NYC

Ai Fiori Chef: Michael White Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Midtown Price: Appetizers $20-25, Entrées $30-50 Phone: 212-613-8660 Address: 400 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10018 Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Sat-Sun 8am-10:30am Lunch Mon-Sun 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Michael White restaurant. I had tried Marea … Continue reading

Marc Forgione – Dinner, NYC

Marc Forgione Chef: Marc Forgione Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $50 and up per person, depending on wine and cocktails selection Phone: 212-941-9401 Address: 134 Reade Street, NY, NY 10013 To many foodies, Marc Forgione is a name synonymous with Michelin star chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef challenge. To me, the … Continue reading