Over the next two weeks, the Times Square outpost of hotel chain Yotel will close its three restaurants, Grub Street reported. DohYo, Terrace, and Four were all run by chef Richard Sandoval and served Latin-Asian cuisine. The restaurants employed 102 people, and also provided room service to hotel g ... More >>
This week, Robert Sietsema introduces his meal of crossing-bridge-noodles at Tribeca's Lotus Blue through a Yunnan folktale. Further uptown, Tejal Rao reminisces about the highs and lows of restaurant staff meals before exploring the Upper West Side's new Mexican comfort-food restaurant, Cocina Econ ... More >>
Monday, February 4
Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menu ... More >>
Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>
The restaurant veterans behind Fatty Crew Hospitality Group have partnered with Bravo's Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen to open Pig and Khao. It's Southeast Asian cuisine and the shared plates menu will pay homage to traditional Southeast Asian fare, such as pork and rice, infused with Thai and Filip ... More >>
In recent weeks, LTO has been something of a haven for enthusiastic and fickle carnivores, with the likes of the Fattys, Leah Cohen, and Eddie Huang slinging meat from various corners of the globe in rapid succession. But now LTO is throwing the vegans a bone, as it were: from June 10 through ... More >>
Top Chef alum Leah Cohen, who left Centro Vinoteca two years ago to travel Southeast Asia, is back in town, mostly cooking at private dinners. It turns out she's planning an "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in Gramercy Park, which she'll be previewing at LTO next week.
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BravoLike Liza Queen, Leah Cohen is taking what she learned while traveling in Southeast Asia and putting it on people's plates: per Grub Street, the former Top Chef contestant and erstwhile Centro Vinoteca chef is planning to open a restaurant serving "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in ... More >>
Govind Armstrong may have left Table 8 in the Cooper Square Hotel, but the restaurant is still open. Chef de cuisine Willis Loughhead, formerly of Country, is now running the kitchen.
Laurent Manrique, an owner at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco and formerly a chef at Aqua, is ... More >>
PX This breaks the news that Leah Cohen, executive chef at Centro Vinoteca and Top Chef survivor, is leaving the restaurant. Per Cohen's statement: "It's been a remarkable year, but I have decided to continue pursuing my culinary education abroad ... I am very thankful for the opportunities t ... 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 >>
Leah Cohen, who has been named executive chef at Centro Vinoteca, said her food would differ from her predecessor Anne Burrell's in that it would be less rustic, more modern, "incorporating a little bit of Asian notes and flavors into the dishes."
Sigh. A 14-year-old "chef" from East ... More >>
Terrance Brennan of Picholine and Artisanal plans to take over a struggling Trigo and turn it into Bar Artisanal. Expect bistro fare and a retail component selling olive oil, cheese and charcuterie.
Paul Liebrandt is the only New York chef on Food & Wine's list of 2009 Best New Chefs. O ... More >>
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 >>