Fabian von Hauske

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Five Great Egotarian Restaurants in NYC

    GQ's food correspondent Alan Richman recently decried the increasingly common practice of male-helmed kitchens orchestrating what he calls "Egotarian Cuisine:" Chefs turn out ever-stranger dishes meant to showcase their inspirations, banking on culinary orgasms via mental masturbation. "What makes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Five Great Affordable Tasting Menus in NYC

    Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Fabian von Hauske on Contra's Guest Chef Series

    One month after opening Contra (138 Orchard Street, 212-466-4633), their exciting Lower East Side restaurant, chefs Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone ceded their kitchen to another chef. Friends since Stone's time spent in southern France, Christophe Dufau of Les Bacchanales "was in town for a da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Feast Your Eyes on Contra

    For this week's review, Zachary Feldman hit Contra (138 Orchard Street, 212-446-4633), the Lower East Side homage to Parisian neo-bistros from Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske. "In a time when ingredient sourcing has overtaken opulence as a major factor in determining a restaurant's value ('loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Zachary Feldman's 11 Favorite Dishes from 2013

    Isaan Thai food, micro-focused establishments, pastry celebrities, celebrity pastries, burgers with buns made of noodles -- this year had it all. As infuriating as the NYC trend machine can often be, the city's dining scene is as vibrant as ever and for that we can only be thankful. Here are some of ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    An Early Taste of Contra, Now Open in the LES

    Last year around this time, a slew of writers popped off about the tyranny of the tasting menu, a mainstay of our fine dining tradition in the last decades. The format was tired, the majority of the fooderati concluded, and while it works okay for some really top-notch places, the proliferation of p ... More >>