London-based production company Punchdrunk (Sleep No More) opened The Heath at the McKittrick Hotel this November, bringing the immersive theatre experience to a restaurant setting and, in the process, equipping executive chef R.L. King with terms like "cue" and "understudy" -- phrases that would so ... More >>
"I thought this was a doughnut shop?" The gaunt man asked incredulously. He was standing inside Dough Loco, the latest venture from the team behind ABV, Earl's Beer & Cheese, and the Guthrie Inn.
Step into Northern Spy Food Co., and you'll likely spot Hadley Schmitt quietly and methodically working in his sliver of an open kitchen near the back of the space. Though he looks quite young, his demeanor is outs him as a seasoned pro, the product of a long career that began when his sister landed ... More >>
The English are getting ready to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth by dropping £823 million in four days. The Guardian reports that grocery stores will be the big winners, with Pimm's sales to soar by 260% and English wine (yes) to have its best week ever. Even if keeping up with the monarchy ... More >>
Simon Hulstone and Heston Blumenthal have teamed up to create the menus that will be served to British Airways customers during the Olympics. [Eat Out] Chef shuffles at Jean Georges: Mark Lapico is now executive chef; the new chef de cuisine is Erik Battes; Joe Murphy is in charge of pastries ... More >>
A Dutch scientist has demonstrated that there's still new hamburger territory to be explored -- the artificial hamburger. Dr. Mark Post, of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, has developed a way to grow synthetic meat in fermentation vats, according to The Independent. Next fall, he will ... More >>
Government officials will not be asking food companies to remove cartoon characters from their ads and packages. [ABC News] A creepily detailed item on Gabrielle Hamilton exposes the Prune chef's affair with her sister's husband. [NY Post] Chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Grant Achatz are t ... More >>
As of today, you can buy tickets for the New York Wine & Food Festival, which will return to town for the third year in a row from October 7 - 10. The usual Food Network suspects -- Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis -- will be there, along with such actual chefs as Heston Blumentha ... More >>
Fredericks DairiesIf it looks like fish 'n' chips and tastes like fish 'n' chips...Although we haven't experienced the pleasure (terror?) of sampling it, we're willing to bet that the fish 'n' chips ice cream being produced by an English dairy company qualifies for the Strange Snacks of the W ... More >>
It's been awhile since a big, blowsy food festival descended upon the city and its environs, but rest assured that the gaping void left in the wake of last fall's New York Wine & Food Festival will soon be filled like so many Peter Pan jelly doughnuts.
Woe to pigs who value their head and feet!
Public school kids are getting millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the standards of many fast-food restaurants. McDonald's and Burger King test their ground beef 5-10 times more than the USDA does school meat. [USA Today] Giuseppe Cipriani, the Italian restaurateur who ... More >>
Gracenotesnyc.comAbandon all hope, ye who blog here. Over at the Moment, the Times's Christine Muhlke recounts her trip to Shopsin's with Heston Blumenthal. Or sort of does: When she attempted to photograph and interview the Fat Duck chef, Kenny Shopsin's son, Zack, rather bluntly demanded th ... More >>
Just weeks after announcing a Singaporean outpost of DB Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud reveals plans to open a Bar Boulud in London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park next spring. Bloomberg reports that Gilles Verot, known for his charcuterie in Paris, will helm the kitchen. Boulud said in a statem ... More >>
Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica Seinfeld, has won her plagiarism case against author Missy Chase Lapine, who claimed that Deceptively Delicious was a ripoff of her book, The Sneaky Chef. [NY Daily News] The Greenwich Village restaurant Commerce has stopped accepting cash and will only accept ... More >>
Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred restaurant, the Fat Duck, will reopen tomorrow after being closed for over two weeks following a health scare. The restaurant closed on February 24th after some 40 customers complained of being sick following meals there. The number of customer complaints has sin ... More >>
After Heston Blumenthal closed The Fat Duck, one of the world's top restaurants, on February 24th, it was initially reported that around 40 customer had fallen mysteriously ill. Now as news of the outbreak has spread, the Thames Valley Health Protection says some 400 people have contacted it saying ... More >>
The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal's three-Michelin star restaurant in England, closed last Tuesday after dozens of customers reported feeling ill following their meal there. Now, nearly a week later, the cause of the food poisoning scare remains unknown. In 2005, the restaurant was named "the best pla ... More >>
He's debonin' the spatchcock