Blue Ribbon Sushi – Intimate little joint in NYC

It’s been around for ages, it’s intimate, it has a omakase bar jammed full of beautiful looking fish and it’s part of a conglomerate owned by Le Corden Bleu trained brothers Bruce & Eric Bromberg. There’s lots of dark wood furniture along with booths suitable…

Momofuku Ssäm Bar- NYC – my first Hirata bun experience

Restauranteur, TV personality, French culinary school graduate David Chang opened his second restaurant Momofuku Ssäm Bar in August 2006 within Manhattan and it aims to create globally influenced, seasonally-led dishes. Chang is of Korean descent, raised in Vienna of Virginia but the cuisine here is cross-cultural, a few random…

Katz Deli – the oldest deli in America

Katz Deli, a New York institution which opened in 1888, is the oldest deli in America, famed for their meaty sandwiches. Although they go through over 40lbs of beef brisket daily, their pastrami which comes from the navel of the cow, is their best seller –…

Minetta Tavern – it’s a New York institution

Unsurprisingly we could only score a table at 5.30pm in Keith McNally marvellous Greenwich Village bistro which has been around since 1937. It’s a love child of a Parisian steak house and a classic New York tavern. He also runs Balthazar, the Meatpacking District institution Pastis (closed…