Jean-Georges Vongerichten

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    November 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants on the Upper West Side

    The Mary-Kate Olsen to the Upper East Side's Ashley, the Upper West Side, labeled a dining wasteland, has long shivered under a cloud of misunderstanding. And while it's impossible to ignore the massive uptick in real estate development and mallification the area's undergone, the neighborhood's opti ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    ABC Cocina's Salted Caramel "Impossible" Flan, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    First Taste: ABC Cocina

    It's hard to get a table at any hot opening in this city, but we're not holding our breath for it to get any easier at ABC Cocina any time soon. The restaurant made its entrance late last week as the Latin alter ego to sibling ABC Kitchen, located just across the haute housewares store, and if the o ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Chef Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo Doesn't Like Ramps

    Justin Bazdarich worked as the opening chef at Perry Street and helped Jean Georges Vongerichten's Culinary Concepts launch 15 restaurants all over the world, but in 2012 he opened his own restaurant, Speedy Romeo, in an old auto-parts shop in Clinton Hill with longtime college friend Todd Feldman. ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Watch Jean-Georges Vongerichten Ask Grant Achatz What He's Smoking

    Earlier this year, renowned Chicago chef Grant Achatz came to New York to create a pop-up version of his restaurant Alinea at Eleven Madison Park. After taking part in the 7 tablecloth experience, culinary icon Jean-George Vongerichten was left wanting one answer: Grant Achatz, what are you smoking?

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    August 9, 2012

    Tomorrow: 10 Best NY Burgers, 2012

    Where'd this incredibly juicy burger crawl out of? See answer below. Every year, we carefully appraise our burger input and come up with the most astonishing 10. Last year, we did 11.

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    July 6, 2012

    Excellent Prix Fixe Lunch Deal at Vongerichten's Perry St

    The skate with smooshed fresh peas and a pea-shoot salad was one of the afternoon's delights. When Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened Perry St in 2005, it was his eighth dining establishment in New York. His intention was to return to his professional roots by opening an uncomplicated and unpretenti ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Num Pang Introduces 'ABC Pang' Today

    Yesterday we reported that Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Kluger will be offering a limited edition "ABC Pang" at both Num Pang locations in NYC. The offer begins today, with proceeds benefiting The Edible Schoolyard Project and The Double H Ranch. Vongerichten and Kluger's ABC Pang features ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Under the Toque: Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding his empire and his set to open ABC Cocina this fall. "We will have paella, croquettas, a lot of small plates,'' Vongerichten told Grub Street. [Grub Street] Tom Colicchio will be the anchor tenant of a new outdoor market that will open under the High Line in ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2012

    Prima: Nice to Sea You

    The East Village gets a classic French fish bar

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    ABC Kitchen's Raw Diver Scallop

    ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Kluger's 18th Street collaboration, is known for fantastic dishes that re-interpret vegetables. There are pizzas with farm-to-table toppings and lots of fresh, light entrees. All served in bright white dining room littered with bric-a-brac and chandelie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten's JoJo: A Fresh Look

    You could walk right past and not notice it. A few nights ago, as part of a program to visit some of the city's older celebrity-chef restaurants, a friend and I invaded JoJo, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's first full-fledged chef assignment in NYC. Established in 1991, it was the launch pad for what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Pleasures of Mustard Oil; The Beauty of Having a Butcher

    ​According to a new study, fast food is most popular among middle class. [CSP] On that note, researchers say overwhelming evidence shows fatty foods are as addictive as cocaine. [Bloomberg] New York chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Alex Raij have discovered the pleasures of mustard o ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Portland's Andy Ricker Coming to NYC; Jonnatan Leiva 'Out' at 10 Downing

    ​Gualtiero Marchesi, the first chef in Italy to win three Michelin stars, teamed up with McDonald's to create two burgers and a dessert. [Daily Meal] Eddie Huang announced on his blog that Andy Ricker, of Pok Pok in Portland, is going to open a "wing shack" in the old BaoHaus space. [Zagat Bu ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Tomorrow: New York City's 17 Greatest Chefs

    Ever seen this motor scooter around town before? Will its rider be chosen to be among our top 17 chefs in the city? There comes a time when we must evaluate the output of the city's greatest chefs. Who had the most effect upon the culinary zeitgeist? Who spun off the best cooking and reality shows ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    Dish No. 14: Tuna Tartare at Nougatine

    Lauren ShockeyTuna tartare, JGV style​Tuna tartare, which seemed so exotic back in the mid-90s, has become something of a derided appetizer in recent years. But every now and again, it's nice to revisit those foods and to marvel anew at them. Jean-Georges Vongerichten's classic tuna tartare a ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Jean-Georges Gives Jimmy Fallon Crabs

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. The segment was pretty uneventful: JG plugged his new cookbook, Home Cooking with Jean-Georges; he and Fallon made crab toast. But we're suckers for a raunchy headline. Happy Friday. For more dining news, head to Fork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Charges Against Lucali's Mark Iacono Dropped; Gordon Ramsay Tweets Photo of Himself "Planking"

    ​A Brooklyn DA dropped all charges against both Lucali pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and alleged assailant Benny Geritano due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses. [NY Post] Jake Klein, who previously apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto, is taking his Caribbean- and Southeast Asian-style cookin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Colt Taylor 'In' at One if by Land; Jennifer Shelbo 'In' at Lot 2

    ​One if by Land, Two if by Sea has a new executive chef. Colt Taylor, who did a stint at Le Bernardin and more recently worked at Gotham Steak in Miami, has completely redesigned the menu, including putting his own spin on the signature beef Wellington. [Zagat Buzz] Adam Baumgart, the esteeme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Is Matsugen Closing?

    Photo courtesy of Matsugen​Almost three years after Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened it, it looks like Matsugen may be closing.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    UPDATE: Matsugen Closing Due to Contract and Visa Issues

    ​Following speculation that Matsugen would be closing this weekend, we've received both confirmation and a reason for the Tribeca restaurant's closure.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Spice Market Replicates Self in London

    Spice Market​ Seven years after opening its doors in the Meatpacking District, Spice Market is expanding to London. Jean-Georges Vongerichten will export his Southeast Asian restaurant to the city's W Hotel on February 14, with Vong veteran Tim Tolley as the chef de cuisine. If the above image ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten Boxes Hugh Jackman; Amanda Freitag Dreams of Cooking in a Field

    ​Simon Oren, a partner in Nice Matin, Marseille, Barbounia, and Five Napkin Burger, is expected to take over the space that once occupied Ed Brown's Eighty One, and is currently hunting for a chef. [Grub Street] Jean-Georges Vongerichten spars with actor Hugh Jackman in season five of the Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Sweet Talk on New York Beekeeping; A Fungus-Filled Mushroom Class

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The Secret Lives of (NYC) Bees The Elixir Bar at ABC Kitchen Tuesday, July 20 at 5 p.m. Jean-Georges Vongerichten's newest darling of the culinary world, with its s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Make The Mark's Cheeseburger with Truffle Mayonnaise, Off the Late-Night Menu

    The Mark's late-night cheeseburger.​Jean-Georges Vongerichten has been busy this year with two major restaurant openings in the space of several weeks. The Mark Restaurant, in the hotel of the same name, has just introduced its late-night menu, complete with dressed up bar snacks like the Mark ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Whole Foods' In-House Forager; Jean-Georges' Resident Juicer

    ​If you ate just foods advertised on television, you could exceed the government's recommended daily amount of fat by 20 times and sugar by 25 times. [Time] Harvindar Singh is Whole Foods' only full-time food forager, and is based in the Bay Area, where he seeks out little-known, locally made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    DIY Food Entrepreneurs Head to the Market; Top Chefs Head to Beirut

    ​The new food entrepreneurs are bypassing restaurant kitchens to instead peddle their handmade fare via food trucks and at market stands. [NY Times] Joël Robuchon, the Parisian baker Eric Kayser, and perhaps even Jean-Georges Vongerichten are among top chefs being tapped to open restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Maima's; Sarah DiGregorio at Paulie Gee's

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has the "one of the hottest things" he's tasted all year: Liberian pepper shrimp at Maima's in Jamaica, Queens. Sarah DiGregorio samples the pie at Paulie Gee's, where the crust "burrows into your brain -- a stretchy, bubbly, char-spotted pillow of a bread, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Spice Market's Chicken Satay with Lime Dipping Sauce

    Spice Market's Chicken Satay with Lime Dipping Sauce​As the weather warms (and cools and warms again... damn you, spring, you tease!) diners are heading outdoors for dinners al fresco and fun, summery fare. Spice Market opened its outdoor dining section a couple of weeks ago, and Jean-Georges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Faustina; Sarah DiGregorio at Bhojan

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the menu at Faustina to be "a playful and innovative take on Italian cuisine." Sarah DiGregorio discovers down-home Indian at Bhojan, where despite the small-plates designation, "dishes are actually rather generous and the list mainly offers sharable str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to 57 Napoli Pizza e Vino; Goodbye to Seppi's

    Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week.​ Barocco Cafe in Chelsea, once run by the restaurateur behind the wine bars Bottino and Zampa, has been shuttered for weeks and is now being gutted. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY] Seppi's in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The Blogroll Gazette: Starbucks' Rumored Brooklyn Invasion; McDonald's Big Mac in Wrap Form

    This week in food blogs... Eater heard that Starbucks is taking over a space on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, but wasn't too worried seeing as Starbucks-in-Billyburg rumors pop up regularly. Grub Street caught up with Blue Hill chef Dan Barber to ask about Lent, salt, and America's chances at Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Jean-Georges's ABC Kitchen Will "Do What Alice Waters Did in the 1970s"

    Jean-Georges will do Alice Waters, homemade yogurt included.​Mouthing Off has a preview of ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's soon-to-open cafe at ABC Carpet and Home.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Goodbye to Tavern & Craftsteak Tonight; Hello to Fatty Fish & Baked by Melissa

    Tavern on the Green, The Kitchen Club, Gino, and Craftsteak will each close their doors for good after tonight's festivities. But for several newcomers, the party is just getting started... Eleni's, which until now has sold its cookies out of Chelsea Market, now has its own store at 1266 Madison Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Gourmet Dining at the Symphony; Brooklyn Restaurant Staffers Underpaid; the Cannabis Cafe

    ​Mimi Sheraton will host a series of dinners beginning early next year that combine a concert by the New York Philharmonic and a meal prepared by such chefs as Alain Ducasse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Lidia Bastianich, and Daniel Boulud. [Reuters] More than 200 workers at 25 Brooklyn restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Cracker Jack Still Strong; Like Yukon Golds? Try Keuka Potatoes

    ​Gourmet staffers have been invited to attend the annual Great Gathering of Chefs at the Mandarin Oriental on Sunday, where each will receive a Golden Fork Award and get to rub elbows with Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Michael Psilakis. [NY Post] C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Under the Toque: Jason Hall in at Gotham; Vongerichten Junior in at Perry Street

    ​Jason Hall, the executive chef at Michael Psilakis's Mia Dona, has allegedly left the restaurant to take over as chef de cuisine at Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill. [The Feedbag] It turns out that the Top Chef Masters leak a few months back that gave away the winner was accurate: Rick ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Top Chefs Cook Up Page Six Passion

    Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and fellow cheftestant Leah Cohen make it in Page Six for allegedly "passionately making out" in a West Village bar. As if the finale wasn't bad enough.[NY Post]A Harvard study comparing four different types of diets--high carb, high fat, low fat, and high protein--fo ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 5, 2008

    High on the Hog at No. 7

    Chef with a Vongerichten résumé is atop the C train in Fort Greene

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    September 29, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Fulton [205 East 75th Street], a new restaurant from Joe Gurrera of Citarella, is slated to open this Wednesday. It's named after the old downtown fish market and will feature a seafood-heavy menu by Chef Jeremy Culver, formerly of Park Avenue Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. [FitR inbox] The winner of Bo ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    Breast milk soup and other tasty tidbits.

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    August 22, 2008

    Recipe Improv with Lon Symensma

    What will the Buddakan chef do with beets, shiso leaves and root beer?.

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    June 20, 2008

    Recipe Improv: Chef Harold Moore on the Hot Seat

    Recipe Improv: A new feature in which we throw out random ingredients to a well-known chef and ask him or her to come up with a recipe incorporating all those ingredients that's doable for a home cook. Up first! Chef Harold Moore, chef/owner of Commerce, who has worked under Daniel Boulud and Jean- ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008
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    October 25, 2005

    Yuzu Juice for the Rest of Us

    Shopping like a chef

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    March 30, 2004

    Asian Logroll

    Amanda Hesser's spice market review sparks debate over foodie ethics and tableside manners

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    April 15, 2003

    Ghost World

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