Wednesday, March 20, 2013


At Press, an almost too lovely to eat meyer lemon tart topped with spiky meringue.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


An amazing stack of junior sized lemon-ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup, pinenuts and powdered sugar during breakfast at Solbar.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Pork soup dumplings at the sleek Hakkasan.

Fried pumpkin puffs with adorable little micro greens.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ad Hoc brunch

Ad Hoc serves a reservations worthy 3 course brunch on Sunday. Our first course was a colorful fruit salad with marshmallow meringue sauce.

Fried chicken with mushroom sausage gravy, bacon and waffles. Enough chicken to take home for dinner!

Brunch doesn't need dessert, but the dense walnut brownie with whipped cream and raspberry sauce was too good to pass up...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mission Chinese Food

Mission Chinese Food looks like any regular Chinese food restaurant, but the dishes are on another level. With so many very spicy dishes, the smashed cucumbers in garlic sauce with coriander and sesame paste are good have around in between bites.

Thrice cooked bacon with tofu skin, chili oil, bitter melon, rice cake, scallion and black bean.

The Ma Po Tofu is so delicious - a rich, hearty and meaty stew with pork shoulder and broadbean paste.

Super hot Kung Pao Pastrami with celery, peppers, potato and peanuts.

Monday, November 26, 2012

State Bird Provisions

State Bird Provisions is a new take on dim sum - fresh seasonal dishes that can be selected from a cart, on a tray from passing servers and ordered from a menu. Oysters with chili oil.

A quinoa salad with tuna crudo in the background; tortilla chips with ceviche over creamy whipped avocado.

Amazing veal meatballs in red sauce.

 Pork belly with tofu and kimchi.

Baked quail eggs with sunchokes and ravigote sauce.

The most amazing garlic bread ever - a huge, doughy roll topped with burrata, olive oil and pepper.

Light and fluffy Japanese cheesecake with huckleberries; chocolate-gingersnap pudding with coconut crunch for dessert.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Dobbs Ferry

The ultimate combination of savory & sweet brunch at Dobbs Ferry: sunny side up eggs, crispy fried chicken, bacon, waffles and sausage gravy.