We chatted this week with Maison Premiere chef Lisa Giffen, who had this to say about her culinary style: It's definitely French-influenced. My style is based on seasonality, of course, and I drew a lot from my time with Alain Ducasse. The food we made there was wholesome food, but done in a way an ... More >>
Headed to the LIC Flea & Food this weekend? Bradley Hawks just penned a round-up of 10 great dishes he found at the event last weekend, and it's good guidance for tackling the dozens of vendors. But first, pour yourself a cup of weekend coffee and read up on our top stories of the week.
In part one of our interview with Lisa Giffen, executive chef of Maison Premiere, we covered her French-influenced culinary style, the plastic bench scraper she keeps in her pocket at all times, and the spot where she celebrates a special night out. In part two of our chat, she reflects on her deser ... More >>
When Lisa Giffen joined the team at Maison Premiere two months ago, she was given the official title of executive chef, but she prefers to call herself the Everything Girl. "Did the linens come in? No? Well I guess I'll deal with that," she says. "The toilet's backed up? I'm on it. We're missing a s ... More >>
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 >>