Craft Steak MGM Grand Las Vegas – delectable beefy heaven

Craft Steak Las Vegas was launched in 2002 and it quickly became a beef lovers heaven with ‘James Beard award-winning’ chef Tom Colicchio Craftsteak at the stove, they have received a AAA Four Diamond rating, 3 Stars from Forbes and Best of Award of Excellence…

Bird Land – Tokyo – Posh Yakitori

I’m no yakitori expert but after my experience of Pissing Alley the impression was that they were holes in the walls, with cheap as chips chicken parts on a stick, copious supplies of beer and shochu that you could power a hover craft with. Bird Land which…

Roberta’s Brooklyn’s gritty pizza joint

Roberta’s has been around since 2008 is located in the neighborhood of East Williamsburg and is revered as one of New York’s highly rated pizza joints. They are known for their wood oven fired pizza and hipster credentials – they grow some the restaurant ingredients from…

Buddakan – New York – Yes your opulency

Buddakan is the second of Stephen Starr’s restaurants’ which first launched in March 2006 and is one of the Meatpacking District’s widely spoken of hot spots. It operates in the Chinese domain and is everything you need in an opulent, grand dining hall – high ceilings,…

Jewel Bako – Michelin Star NYC Sushi

Jewel Bako has been around since the turn of the century, 2001 to be exact and it’s owned by husband and wife team Jack and Grace Lamb. You come to this East Village for sushi crafted by Chef Mitsunori Isoda who delivers traditional sushi in a modern…

El Toro Blanco NYC – my initiation into Mexican food

New York has given me the first for many a dining experience so far and El Toro Blanco is certainly one of them as never before have I had an empanada or a taco for that matter. Owners John McDonald & Josh Capon open El Toro Blanco…

Má Pêche – Another one from the David Chang stable

Má Pêche is another spawn from the Momofuku stable and it’s conveniently located in Midtown in the Chambers Hotel of 56th Street. Má Pêche meaning “mother peach” in French-Vietnamese serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Despite the windowless, high ceiling room the design of the venue…

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…

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…