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The New York City Wine and Food Festival descends upon us again this weekend, running officially October 17 through 20. And although the high-profile dinners and tastings have traditionally been either sold out or terrifically expensive (sigh, like all things in New York), the under $100 category ha ... More >>
Brunch is a hallmark of living in the Big Apple, and a good excuse to linger over a long meal (or kill a hangover). We've rounded up a few spots we think you should check out this weekend, whether for a deal, a party, or a brand new option that doesn't yet have the standard one-hour wait.
Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>
Unscrewed columnist Lauren Mowery has been sitting down with chefs all over the city to talk about the place wine has in their lives and kitchens. The latest installation of her series, in which Gabe and Katherine Thompson -- executive chef and pastry chef of dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora, and L'Apic ... More >>
Harold Dieterle's West Village restaurant, Perilla, has launched a Monday night three-course spring menu. The family-stye meal includes dishes like wild rice with eggplant and cherry tomatoes, lamb-stuffed artichoke, and bay leaf sorbet. Make a reservation for $34 a person. 9 Jones Street; 212-929-6 ... More >>
This week's review is of Cocina Economica Mexico on the Upper West Side, where Pedro Hernandez Perez was put in charge of a Mexican kitchen after winning over David Bank and the Land Thai team with the family meals he prepared, inspired by his hometown of Puebla. To celebrate good family meals (the ... More >>
This week, Tejal Rao and Robert Sietsema dine at two of the city's buzziest new restaurants, Tribeca Canvas and The Marrow. How did our critics rate Morimoto's "fancy fast food" concept and Harold Dieterle's family-inspired spot? Find out after the break.
A champion chef puts his heritage on the line
For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>
Harold Dieterle has a schnitzel at The Marrow... Among Manhattan restaurants, at least, schnitzels are on the upswing. While you may think that the pounded-thin, breaded-and-fried cutlets belong mainly in the city's antique German restaurants like the Heidelberg, Zum Stammtisch, and Killmeyer's Ol ... More >>
Our own Robert Sietsema surveys the latest barbecue offerings from "the East Village to Gowanus," and finds worthwhile rib-stickers throughout the boroughs. His saucy list of favorites includes Daniel Delany's BrisketTown, "which obsesses on beef brisket smoked in a trailer located just off Flushing ... More >>
The Marrow opened on Bank Street with an Italian and German inspired menu from Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle. Find duck schnitzel, cuttlefish with garlic bread, uni-topped beef bone, and a wine list with over 300 options. Dieterle and partner Alicia Nosenzo set a flag in the West Village with Kin ... More >>
In a letter dated June 20th, signed by Harold Dieterle (chef of Perilla and Kin Shop) and his business partner Alicia Nosenzo, and posted in the West Village, the pair solicit the support of the neighborhood in opening their new restaurant at 99 Bank Street. The space was most recently a last evocat ... More >>
Tuesday, June 5 Crab Boil Back Forty kicks off their annual Chesapeake Crab Boil season, hosting weekly Tuesday dinners through August. Get a pile of spiced blue crabs, potatoes, string beans, and seasonal fruit cobblers for dessert. ($45, reserve in advance). 7th Annual Taste of LIC The celebr ... More >>
Andy Ricker talks to the Times on how his foreignness helps him learn traditional recipes from Thai chefs: "On one level, that means they may have an easier time with the language -- telling the story of their food, or knowing how to make obscure dishes sound sexy in menu descriptions." [NYTimes] S ... 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 >>
There's more to the Internet than food blogs (except this one of course). If you only read recipes and ogled food porn, you'd miss out on fantastic videos like the ones from MVPleez -- their newest opus to ramps, starring Harold Dieterle and Jimmy Bradley, is one to waste a few minutes on. And how c ... More >>
Harold Dieterle, the Season 1 winner of Top Chef and owner of two successful New York restaurants with a third on the way, is a badass chef. His first venture, Perilla, is a Greenwich Village stalwart that's been dishing out duck meatballs for years. At nearby Kin Shop, he's doing Thai food with ... More >>
KjundstormA few slivers of this will set you back a couple of paychecks.A few months ago we brought news of the white truffle occupation of Manhattan. Well, now white's on the decline and black truffles are making their way into your macaroni and cheese. Only this time, everyone seems to be jumpi ... More >>
The vodka-caviar room at the Russian Tea Room, perhaps? When the ball drops this New Year's Eve where will you be? Will you (A) be in Times Square crossing your legs and wishing you didn't finish the rum and coke you hastily poured into your Nalgene bottle on your way out the door? (B) At an ... More >>
Courtesy of First Press PRA new restaurant maybe? Harold Dieterle was recently awarded a spot on Robert Sietsema's list: New York City's 17 Greatest Chefs . The first-season winner of Top Chef is tops in New York City for his command of two successful Greenwich Village restaurants, Perilla a ... More >>
The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThe Lobster Pound's roll will rumble.Our digestive tracts are still working out the kinks from the Lobster Roll Claw-Off that Tasting Table threw last June, and this year's iteration promises to be a boon for gastroenterologists across the city. The folks at TT have sent word th ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFork in the Road readers, you're all so smart. Or at least omnivorous and possessing photographic memories. For this week's Where Am I Eating? I was, indeed, dining at Kin Shop, Harold Dieterle's excellent modern Thai restaurant in the West Village.
Though Richard Blaise is busy parlaying his Top Chef victory into a stint shilling for the National Pork Board, some of his fellow reality show survivors are lending their names and food to a more philanthropic endeavor.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Salmon Week Aquavit March 28-April 1, April 4-8 You wouldn't know it by checking the mercury, but it's spring. Celebrate the season the Swedish way... with salmon! ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>
Top Chef's Season One winner opens another West Village spot
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema approves of Kin Shop: "When [Harold Dieterle] debuted Perilla in 2007, it wasn't a marquee assignment, but a small West Village bistro that gradually attracted a fervent following. Now, after a measured period of time, he's opened a second place a few blocks d ... More >>
Robert Sietsema samples balut (duck embryo) and other pan-Asian treats at Umi Nom. Sam Sifton awards one star to Osteria Morini, where "pastas glisten with pork fat, with butter, with cream, with oil. They are aggressively salted. They hang around on the outskirts of Too Much. ... [Chef Michael] Wh ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Kin ShopKin Shop's egg noodles in maitake mushroom broth with poached duck egg.Since it opened in mid-October, Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop has been enjoying some pretty strong informal reviews from Yelpers, Chowhounders, and Serious Eaters alike. As of today, the modern Thai ... More >>
Two Florida establishments that use "Brooklyn-style" water are suing each other over the patent on the technology that makes it. The water is the key ingredient in authentic New York bagels and pizza dough. [NY Post] Orchards and apple historians are trying to reintroduce "heritage" or "heir ... More >>
Friday afternoon is here, and so is our look back on the week that was. We ranked Our 10 Best 100 Dishes to Eat Now. Jin Fong and Very Tong vie for dim sum supremacy. Pumpkin ale taste-off!
Vicky WasikChef Harold DieterleHarold Dieterle, he of Top Chef's first season, is the owner and chef of Perilla. Last week, he opened Kin Shop, a modern Thai restaurant in the West Village. Yesterday, we caught up with Dieterle to get the details on Kin Shop's food and his thoughts on realit ... More >>
Vicky WasikChef Harold DieterleHarold Dieterle is perhaps best known for winning the first season of Top Chef, but he's been obsessed with cooking since high school, after which he attended the Culinary Institute of America. He's cooked at Red Bar, 1770 House, and The Harrison. After winnin ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. It looks like Village Tart in Nolita is, in fact, closed for good. The shutter's been down for a month, and now former employees have graffitied their grievances on the window. [Eater] Silk Ro ... More >>
BravoDieterle dishes it out.Harold Dieterle took some time recently to speak with Zagat Buzz about Kin Shop, the Thai restaurant he opened on Monday. And while what he has to say about straying from the traditional "pick your dish, then pick your protein" model is interesting enough, what's m ... More >>
"All-stars" added to the lineup of cheftestants reportedly slated for the next season of Top Chef include Marcel Vigneron and Fabio Viviani, from seasons two and five, respectively. [Eater] David Santos has followed in the footsteps of Ryan Skeen and departed from 5 & Diamond, which has sinc ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Ramsay de GiveGet your Cherry Fix at Perilla.The drink: Cherry Fix The bar: Perilla, 9 Jones Street The price: $12 The ingredients: Muddled fresh cherries, fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, Hudson vodk ... More >>
Bravotv.comA little something up his contempo Bangkok sleeve.... Annnd we were right: Former Top Chef winner and Perilla co-owner Harold Dieterle is indeed opening a restaurant in the former Philippe Chow Express space. The Times reports it will be serving "contemporary Thai fare in a casual ... More >>
bravotv.comWhat exactly is this man up to? Today in tipsterdom, a well-known food editor emails: "Just saw who I'm pretty sure was Harold Dieterle walk into a butcher-papered-up restaurant at 469 Sixth Avenue, with what I'm pretty sure was a knife bag over his shoulder." Could the Perilla c ... More >>
Just in time for Halloween, Metromix has rounded up a bunch of chefs to talk about the worst kitchen injuries they've ever witnessed. It's hard to pick which is most disgusting, though Harold Dieterle's account of severing his tendon and Ryan Skeen's story about pouring boiling oil on his fo ... More >>
Bravo TVEater's Life After 'Top Chef' panel at the 92YTribeca last night had some interesting moments as panelists Lee Ann Wong (French Culinary Institute), Harold Dieterle (Perilla), and Leah Cohen (Centro Vinoteca) regaled moderator and Eater editor Amanda Kludt with tales of the reality that foll ... More >>
The skinny on the first Top Chef restaurant
. . . requires a pig and a green bikini