We're glad the brunt of this snowstorm missed us, but there's no avoiding the cold this week. Warm up your appetite with a few events.
On Saturday, January 12, My Last Supper and a few big name chefs will join forces to support Sandy relief efforts. But before you grab your elastic waist pants and skip lunch, know this -- the evening will run as a variety show with the finger-wagging title, "Shame on Sandy". [See More Edible News: ... More >>
Cambodian sandwich shop Num Pang is launching a limited-edition sandwich with proceeds benefitting a 9/11 charity. The sandwich launch is part of the eatery's "Chefs Give Back" series: a celebrity chef contributes a sandwich and proceeds go to charity. This time, Num Pang is working with winner of ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>
Yesterday, we chatted with North End Grill's Floyd Cardoz about his new Battery Park City restaurant and his old one, Tabla, in Madison Square Park. Today, we touch upon the ever evolving nature of restaurants then delve in to the world of reality television, Top Chef Masters, and the PBS show that ... More >>
The new friendly face in Battery Park City. Mr. Top Chef Master and North End Grill headmaster Floyd Cardoz has certainly risen to the top of his game since opening Tabla in 1998. Now, with a few cookbooks and a line of foods at Fresh Direct, the India-born chef talked to Fork in the Road about the ... More >>
Kitchit, a service that connects food lovers to local chefs, launches in New York today. Like in San Francisco and L.A., Kitchit's members can work directly with restaurant chefs to create intimate events at their homes. Check out an example of a Kitchit menu (pictured above) after the jump; this on ... More >>
It's generally agreed that the area below Chambers Street is a food no-man's-land. However, take a closer look and you'll find a number of options that don't just fill a void, but are top-notch. We've rounded up our 10 favorites, and lumped Battery Park City and the Financial District together, for ... More >>
It's not often you can eat from New York City's top restaurants and help alleviate poverty in the city -- at the same time. Taste of the Nation NYC takes place on Monday, and the star-studded event will feature gourmet fare by top chefs from restaurants such as Ai Fiori and Gramercy Tavern. Hosted ... More >>
See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema checks out the city's newest South African spot and finds a grab bag of cuisines served there. Adam Platt bestows one measly star on North End Grill: "These dishes are professionally prepared, for ... More >>
The restaurant king further annexes Battery Park City
For this week's review, I headed down to Battery Park City to check out North End Grill, one of three eateries Danny Meyer has erected in the neighborhood in the past year. Floyd Cardoz, formerly the chef at Tabla, is running the kitchen, dishing up a menu of American classics, many of which have un ... More >>
With all of the hype leading up to the opening of Danny Meyer and Floyd Cardoz's new Battery Park City eatery, North End Grill, there's one thing you probably didn't realize. That some of the duo's most interesting flavor combinations can't be ordered in the dining room.
Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pieToday is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>
Michael Gallina, of Blue Hill New York, will take the place of Greg Baxtrom, and head Blue Hill at Stone Barns' kitchen. [Grubstreet] Baxtrom won't be out of work long. Turns out he will put in a stint at Floyd Cardoz's soon-to-open North End Grill. [Eater NY]
Floyd Cardoz: Downtown man.Floyd Cardoz and Danny Meyer are featured in a new promotional video for Brookfield Office Properties, which owns the World Financial Center. The video is all about how awesome Battery Park City is -- or at least, how awesome it will be when the new Blue Smoke and N ... More >>
Eternal wanderer Ryan Skeen has signed on to helm the kitchen of a rustic Italian trattoria on the Upper West Side called Il Cibreo, in the former Campo space at Broadway and 112th Street. The restaurant will open Wednesday and serve things like "bruschetta with grilled asparagus and Fontina, ... More >>
As he has done for the past seven years, Josh Ozersky will bring the smell of slowly cooking animal flesh to the city with Meatopia. This time around, he's taking his blood lust to Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the festivities will take place on July 23.
theage.com.auPretty yes, but he's no PadmaBecause there can't be more than two weeks without a Top Chef show on the air, Season Three of Top Chef Masters premieres tonight on Bravo at 11 p.m. Nevertheless, this season is shaping up to look exciting.
Floyd CardozLast week, Union Square Hospitality Group announced the creation of North End Grill, a New American restaurant scheduled to open in Battery Park City later this year. Floyd Cardoz, late of Tabla, will helm the restaurant's kitchen, and today he gives Nation's Restaurant News some ... More >>
offthebroiler.wordpress.comTogether againFloyd Cardoz, formerly the Executive Chef at now-shuttered Tabla, is back in action and will helm the kitchen at Danny Meyer's newest fine dining restaurant called North End Grill, which will open in Battery Park City towards the end of 2011. Per a rel ... More >>
BravoNow that Top Chef All Stars is kind of, sort of beginning to draw to a close, Bravo wants us to start thinking about the next season of Top Chef Masters.
Decent cooking but little spirit at an upscale Flatiron Indian restaurant
Let pakoras chase away the post-holiday blues.As Floyd Cardoz of the now-defunct Tabla told us last week, Indian food in New York City is changing. But for a neighborhood like Prospect Heights, which doesn't have much in the way of fare from the subcontinent, a good old-fashioned curry joint ... More >>
Mychal Watts/Wireimage.comFloyd Cardoz Prepares for the Last Supper After being in business for 12 years, Tabla, Danny Meyer's upscale Indian restaurant, will serve its final meal this evening. We called executive chef and partner Floyd Cardoz to get the last word on the landmark restaurant ... More >>
As we near the end of both the truncated week and the entirety of 2010, here's one final look back at Things That Appeared on This Website This Week and a forward-thinking wish for a Happy New Year: Our Man Sietsema's 10 Favorite NYC Dishes of 2010. Floyd Cardoz talked about Tabla's closing and wh ... More >>
Wade Burch, of Steamer's Landing (and a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped), has been named executive chef of Neely's Pig Parlor, the barbecue joint that fellow Food Networkers the Neelys are opening on the Upper East Side. [Grub Street] Josh Boissy of Le Barricou in Williamsburg is bra ... More >>
Le CirqueAre the days of restaurant bloat numbered? A day after Floyd Cardoz said that Tabla's large size was more or less the reason for the restaurant's closure, Sirio Maccioni has offered the Post more proof that bigger is not always better.
Feast has an interesting interview with Floyd Cardoz in which the chef talks about what went wrong with Tabla, which is set to close on Dec. 30. Cardoz says that what went wrong with the 12-year-old Indian restaurant was its size: "we realized that we have a lot of seats to fill and we were n ... More >>
Tabla may be closing on Dec. 30, but it's treating its remaining two-and-a-half months as a party rather than a funeral. This evening there will be a perfectly-timed Indian Summer Patio Party: from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be $5 drinks including cocktails, beer, and wine, free hors d'oeuv ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Tabla.Well, this is sad but not entirely surprising: Tabla is closing.
The superlative "boiled octopus" at Momokawa When you think of octopus, the first thing that pops into your head is the standard recipe found at Greek restaurants, where the cephalopod is served charred from the grill and dripping with red-wine vinegar. But even the Greeks have lots of diffe ... More >>
Agoda.comVarq's New Delhi dining roomLast week, we got Tabla chef Floyd Cardoz's thoughts on why there aren't more fine dining Indian restaurants in the United States. This week, Food and Wine's Mouthing Off blog brings word of just such an establishment.
Floyd Cardoz has been the executive chef of Tabla since it opened in 1998. His ability to synthesize Indian and Western flavors and techniques, creating original but rooted food, is matchless in New York. Tabla recently merged its two entities--Tabla and Bread Bar---into one, and offers an &a ... More >>
Earlier today, we brought you an interview with Tabla's executive chef Floyd Cardoz on Goan food and the trials of starting out as a young chef in Bombay. Here, in the second part of the interview, Cardoz talks about why there aren't more fine-dining Indian restaurants, misconceptions about ... More >>
It is Friday afternoon. And thus time for a look back at the best posts of the past week: Tabla's Floyd Cardoz talked about misconceptions about Indian food, the state of Indian restaurants in America, and culture shock in the kitchen. We ranked Our 10 Most Overrated Restaurants. Anita Lo's Annis ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Streets International Third Annual Street Food Celebration Benefit Astor Center March 24 Seamus Mullen of Boqueria, Tom Colicchio of Colicchio and Sons, and Fl ... More >>
Hagen StierThe Whitney's got some bread.At some point this fall, Danny Meyer will open his slavishly anticipated cafe at the Whitney. In the meantime, museum goers will be able to stave off cultured famine at Sandwiched, the pop-up cafe Meyer's catering business, Hudson Yards, will operate un ... More >>
Photo courtesy of TablaTablaAfter maintaining separate menus for the past 11 years, Tabla and Bread Bar now have joint custody of only one.
Courtesy TablaThe Danny Meyer restaurants formerly known as Tabla (upstairs, haute New Indian) and Bread Bar (downstairs, casual New Indian) have been unified into one entity, which is now simply called "Tabla." Hearing the news, Fork in the Road feared that executive chef Floyd Cardoz's insp ... More >>
An unusual gumbo: Toasty, rich and spicyFloyd Cardoz, the exec chef at Tabla, was recently named a James Beard semi-finalist in the Best Chef: New York City category. I love Tabla, but eating from Cardoz's cookbook, One Spice Two Spice, a lot easier on the wallet--although you've got to do the work ... More >>
...Will be washed down with a glass of Black Chicken
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