New York's Benno Shows The Creativity Of A Great Chef And Sophistication Of A Great Team
Jul 24, 2019 01:57 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter
At a time when the New York food media go giddy over ramen shops, taquerias and pizzerias, there are certain high-end restaurant openings that cannot be ignored, especially if the chef has the name recognition of Jonathan Benno, first as chef de cuisine at Thomas Keller's Per Se, then as executive chef at Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center.
At both places, refinement was the order of the day, an attention to precision, color and invention without pretension. So his appearance at a restaurant in The Evelyn hotel with his name on the door made it requisite for the New York media to pay court. He won three stars from the Times.
Soups are a classic choice for warming up on a cold winter's night. We don't often appreciate its value as summer fare, though. However, there's actually some fantastic soups perfect for the lighter, warmer season.
Most people love an order of fries, but how they enjoy those fries does indeed vary. Whether skinny or thick, spicy or curly or covered in truffle salt or a mix of herbs, it's a sure hit at any dinner table. Even the most classic of fun favorites though can be improved upon and some spots around the country are doing exciting things with their fries!
Rosé wine is made in almost every region in the world, from many different grape varieties. And rose-colored wine is produced in a sweet, dry, sparkling, and even fortified style. Yet the classic style of dry rosé wine from Provence sets the trend that many other wine-producing regions around the world want to emulate.
Dominique Ansel moved from Paris to New York City to work at Daniel Boulud's French flagship Daniel as the executive pastry chef, a position he held for 6 years. Fast forward 15 years later, and Ansel has become a household name after the invention of a certain croissant-donut hybrid, and his namesake bakery has expanded beyond SoHo to include branches around the world.
As if you ever really need an excuse to order a piña colada, today is National Piña Colada Day, so go ahead and order that creamy, sweet, cocktail-meets-dessert libation that is best served on a sunny, tropical beach somewhere exotic.
The cold brisk wind whips through the streets on an early spring evening in Prague. As temperatures hover around freezing, only one dish warms the soul this evening. Upon opening the door to Krčma the smell of comfort greets us like warm blanket-braised meat, baking spices, simmering herbs, and fried potatoes.