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Tao

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by James Field

Tao Restaurant, New York

Asian cuisine is definitely one of the most delicious and exotic genres of food you can eat, and Tao restaurant in New York City is definitely a place to experience that genre. As New York’s largest and most  popular Asian cuisine restaurant, it was made to transport you to another time with beautiful interior decor and delicious food. I have had the pleasure of eating there a few months back for my friend’s 20th birthday. I had never heard of the restaurant prior to going, but when we arrived I knew I would never forget it. Located on 58th Street between glitzy Madison & Park Avenues, the clientele who dine at this trendy restaurant, are used to excellent service and exceptional food. With the list of big names including, Beyonce, Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Robert DeNiro, I knew the experience was going to a glamorous one. The decor of the space is beyond stunning, with the centerpiece being a 16 foot tall Buddha statue, flooded in glowing gold light and  sitting above a reflecting pool of live Japanese Carp fish.

The entire experience was truly phenomenal, the price range is bit on the expensive side, but its totally worth it if your going out for a special occasion. The food menu is unbelievable also, my favorite was the Crispy Tuna Sashimi Roll with Edemame$16, paired with the “Blue Zen” a delicious mix of Cruzan Citrus, Malibu Rum, Blue Curcaco, and Pineapple juice $12.50 Visit Tao for time of exotic dishes, awe-inspiring decor, and trendy celebs, all in the same night!

Tao Restaurant

42 E 58th St
New York, NY 10022-1910
212.888.2288

www.taorestaurant.com

Saint’s Alp Teahouse

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2009 by James Field

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is definitely the Indie Capital of America! Well maybe I exaggerate, but that area is super trendy and awesome, with all of  its vintage shops,  hip nightclubs and awesome restaurants. One place I visit often is the Saint Alp Teahouse, located on Bedford Ave & 8th Street. It’s a colorful, cozy, Taiwanese restaurant, that serves delicious food that is totally affordable.

I’ve eaten there countless times, and each and every visit I’m blown away by the food. My favorite dish is the seasoned beef and pork, served over a bed of white rice and a hard boiled egg $7. For dessert I love the toast with sweet milk, absolutely delicious! If your in search of place to just hang with friends, enjoy some awesome Bubble Tea and soak up the Williamsburg lifestyle, this is the place to be.

Happy Eating!

Saint Alp Teahouse

164 Bedford Ave
(between 7th St & 8th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718. 486.3888

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.

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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

www.jeanclauderestaurant.com

 
 

 

Cafeteria

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

212.414.1717

Gonzalez y Gonzalez

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by James Field

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez

Mexican is a genre of the food arts that I have never been a huge fan of. All of the beans, spicy steak and rice have never been any of my favorites, but my taste buds had a epiphany when I first ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez . I had been there a few times last year for my best friends birthday and other celebrations, and most recently for a lunch meeting and every time I go I just cant seem to get enough! First off the decor is so fun and vibrant with traditional Mexican artwork,paintings, and sculptures which all add to the “fiesta” aura of the place. Secondly the service is always amazing, you never have to wait long for a table, and the waiters always give the warmest smiles.

Gonzalez Y Gonzalez

Gonzalez y Gonzalez SoHo New York

 Last but certainly not least, is the food, where do I begin?! My favorite appitizer are the “Empanandas” with a side of sour cream $6.50, filled with chirizo, cheese and chilies. For the entree I love the “Salmon a la Parilla” $18.95, chile-dusted grilled salmon served with an avocado and red onion salsa and Mexican rice and beans! The food they serve is never overtly spicy and always presented well, not to mention the budget is right up my ally. Check out Gonzalez y Gonzalez for the best Mexican you’ve ever had!

Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Tel 212.473.8787