Cosme

NEW YORK, NY

I have to confess that Cosme was a “let’s try this again restaurant”. I initially discovered it because of the former chef, Daniella Soto-Innes who had won World’s best female chef from the World 50 group and I was excited to try. As a strong independent woman working in a male dominated industry, I am always on the lookout for female chefs to support on our journeys. When I initially visited I was honestly not sure what to make of my experience. There were some phenomenal dishes and others that made me ask, “what were they thinking?” and not in a good way. I relayed this information to some friends who said that they had a similar initial experience but revisiting changed their minds. Almost like a dip your toes situation initially and then dive right in afterwards on subsequent trips. And I am happy to report that they were absolutely right! 

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Llama San

NEW YORK, NY

In my West Village quest of the night a little bit ago, I happened about a quiet, small and serene little restaurant. With a small outdoor area that had been designed with a palm frond like enclave over a light wood section, my interest was piqued to see what was inside. Using my trusty and handy foodie exploration tools, I found that the name of this restaurant was Llama San, a highly celebrated restaurant and sister to Llama Inn…

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Berimbau

NEW YORK, NY

I have to admit that Brazilian food is a cuisine that I have not properly explored. As a food writer and photographer, that is an absolute fail. So I am on a mission to fix that. Enter Berimbau. This is a very cute little Brazilian restaurant that I saw was offering delivery to my apartment. A quick scan of the menu and I made a commitment to visit the restaurant in person to experience it first-hand in person before sitting back and having the food come to me. Besides, food piping hot and straight from the kitchen is the best way to experience food.

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Caviar – Petrossian, Astrea, Kaviari, Giaveri

There are several snacks that I do believe that you should always have in your fridge. Caviar is one of them. I do love many producers but I have to be honest and share that my favorite is @petrossiannyc. That said, I am constantly trying different caviar purveyors to find and discover new flavors and tastes. Below you will find a summary of flavor profiles of some of the caviars of the producers named in the title of this post. There is ALOT of caviar to taste so this will be a recurring post as I try more. Enjoy!

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Wicked Jane

NEW YORK, NY

This is New York City. We were COVID ground zero but thankfully we are now able to manage it successfully. That said, I was in shock to learn that there were new restaurants being opened during the COVID period when most of us were under a stay-at-home order. Many of these restaurants have had to reimagine their approach to dining by including a takeout and delivery strategy because as you can imagine this is the only way to earn an income in these times. The destruction that COVID has caused worldwide, particularly in the food industry, is immeasurable and I hope that I can help in some small way by visiting and writing about my experiences at these restaurants. This is the direction that this blog will take going forward. I will not cover not only fine dining restaurants but all restaurants (mostly New York for now due to travel restrictions) as they need as much help as they can get. Let’s get started…

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