Eleven Madison Park NYC – the World’s rated number 1

Reeling back to the memory of Eleven Madison Park, (November 2016), the experience didn’t just deliver dish after dish of compelling food, but it was an evocative experience, with many seductive heights that brought beautifully sourced local ingredients to an elevated level. The restaurant, originally opened in 1998…

Egg Shop NYC – it’s eggscellent!

The Egg Shop launched during 2014, in New York’s Soho district and it’s everything you could ever want in eggs. The restaurants decor is a simple affair in tight busy quarters, with a tiny kitchen in the corner, with an adjacent bar serving up coffee, tea, wine…

Mission Chinese – NYC – Disruptive Chinese Food?

In 2012 Korean-American Chef/drummer Danny Bowien from Oklahoma City opens Mission Chinese in NYC. He brings Sichuan Chinese food which he discovered in his mid 20’s post culinary-school, whilst cheffing in San Fran.  He was instantly intrigued by the cuisine, especially since he found it hard to decode it ingredients, the flavours and how…

Ivan Ramen – The NYC Ramen Guru

Ivan Orkin is a self-confessed Japan nut, having moved to Tokyo shortly after college to live and breath his fascination of the country. There he met his interior designer wife, took on the role as a house-husband, before he became the first American to open…

Baohaus NYC – getting high off Asian food!

Baohuas is an intimate little bao peddler in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, owned by restauranteur, author and TV personality Eddie Huang. Since it’s opening in 2009, it exclusively serves-up gua bao, which are (for those who don’t know) those fluffy white Taiwanese tacos filled…

Ippudo – East Village NYC – ironically the bao blew me away

Ramen is Japan’s answer to soul food and I can get why with those delectable slowly simmered broths made from pork, chicken, beef, or indeed seafood soaking up those sexy noods. The aim is to extract every ounce of flavour to coat those noodles and off…

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 institution for sushi, crafted by Chef Mitsunori Isoda who delivers traditional sushi in a…

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 even a taco for that matter. Owners John McDonald & Josh Capon opened El Toro…