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Jean Claude

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2009 by James Field

New York City is truly one of the few places where you can literally enjoy a different genres of food every night of the week. When I first moved here in 2007, I took that as an opportunity to try all the different types food and restaurants that this city had to offer. When I first volunteered during New York Fashion Week for the designer Kati Stern, my eyes were opened to a whole new side of New York. The excitement of fashion week is truly overwhelming, but after the shows were over, and the adrenaline levels returned to normal, Kati Stern treated us to something very special. A few days after the show I was invited to join the designer, her husband Sam, her Creative Director Reco Winn, and few of her indusrty colleagues to dinner at the Jean Claude Restaurant, in the Soho neighborhood of New York City.

As you can imagine I was utterly shocked that she and her company would invite me, a common intern, to such a special celebration dinner, but I whipped out my “fancy clothes” and almost skipped there with excitement! Jean Claude is a quaint, French cuisine restaurant located on Sullivan St in Manhattans Soho neighborhood.  Although it is located in a very trendy section of the city, I genuinely felt as if we were dining in Paris that evening. The decor is very authentic of a small Parisian cafe, with wine bottles, corks and antique pictures framing the beige/yellow walls.

The food was just as impressive, I enjoyed the Roasted Codfish served with a roasted potato puree, tomato & caper salpicon, with a ginger sauce $18. It was without a doubt the best Codfish I had ever eaten, and the presentation was absolutely beautiful and elegant. Accompayied by French wine, and Creme Brulee and Tiramisu all around for dessert, it was one of the best meals I had ever eaten. Jean Claude is truly a hidden gem, and the night that I dined there was one of the most magical and enchanting that I will  cherish forever.

Jean Claude

137 Sullivan St
(between Houston St & Prince St)
New York, NY 10012
212. 475.9232





Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by James Field
Cafeteria Restaraunt, New York

Cafeteria Restaurant, New York

A great place to go chill and enjoy some inexpensive grub, is definitely Cafeteria. I had the pleasure of eating there during New York Fashion Week last year. Normally I tend to steer clear of the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, no reason really I just think its kind of boring, but that night Cafeteria changed my mind on that! First off the venue is so rad, it sort of has a Miami/Southbeach vibe with the white walls and furniture, and secondly the the food is amazing! My favorite is the Grilled Turkey Burger $11 (avocado, thick cut tomatoes, cranberry ailoi, field greens) and the Mac & Cheese Spring Rolls $9 (served with a smoked Gouda dipping sauce) was absolutely delicious! Cafeteria is definitely a spot to be seen in, with celebs floating around inside, trendy hipsters conversing, and the overall vibe giving off  a sense of glamour and exclusivity to the space.

Cafeteria Restraunt, New York

Cafeteria Restaurant, New York

 Try it out, you may think differently of the word Cafeteria and forget the memory of the dreadful, overly crowded, terrible food serving, obnoxiously loud Cafeteria of your traumatizing High School days…this one is for grown folks!

Cafeteria Restaurant

119 7th Ave

New York, NY 10011