Summer equals seafood. Fresh, raw, and unadulterated, nothing compares to scoring a seat at a glistening metal bar on a steamy NYC day, the slight damp from the swipe of a recent wipe down cooling your baked skin, while an oversized platter of chilled shellfish and crisp glass of wine appear before ... More >>
In New York, we're spoiled for choice when it comes to French cuisine. Surrounded by culinary riches as we are, it can be tough to decide where to go for a fix of boudin noir and a well-paired wine. So when Eric Ripert himself begins making recommendations, you sit up and pay attention. Les Chefs ... More >>
Racines (94 Chambers St, 212-227-3400) had me at Romorantin, or rather, Cour-Cheverny (the French don't label their wines by variety, but by region). One seldom finds Romorantin on a wine bar list, let alone by the glass, but this rarity, a textural, aromatic white from Cour-Cheverny in the Loire, ... More >>
It's official. Husband and wife team Patrick Watson and Michele Pravda, owners of beloved Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill shops Smith & Vine and Stinky Brooklyn, have branched out to Manhattan: "After ten years of solid business in Brooklyn, I think we're ready for this project," says Watson.
Kim Engle pauses mid-sentence as his eyes drift to the window. Looking uneasy, he peers through the foggy pane at his vineyards: "Sorry, the rain made me lose concentration; it makes me nervous." For four summer days, the rain had been driving down in unseasonably high quantities; that morning, the ... More >>
NYC is experiencing a golden era in wine, as retailers have access to more wines from more importers from the farthest reaches of the globe than ever before. As I set out to distill those retailers down to a forthcoming list of the 10 best (which will build on last year's list), I reached out to the ... More >>
As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>
Thomas Keller Restaurant Group executive pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel received an early introduction to the culinary realm. "My aunt used to own a restaurant, so I spent a lot of time there," he explains. "I was very attracted to the environment and felt comfortable there." At 16 years old, he took ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
As festive as shopping and wrapping gifts can be (if battling crowds in search of the perfect gift to present neatly in a beautiful, Martha Stewart-approved package complete with red ribbon can be considered fun), the joy of the season quickly evaporates when the credit card bill comes in January -- ... More >>
Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. Although the Standard East Village' ... More >>
Take advantage of the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving lull in "pumpkin traffic" (how Long Island locals refer to day-trippers who jam up roads by the u-pick patches), and spend a day in the vineyards of the North Fork. The Fork starts just past Riverhead, and depending on traffic, entails an hour-a ... More >>
This week, Fork in the Road featured a two-part interview with chef Richard Kuo of Pearl & Ash, who specified the importance of his partners, Brandon McRill and Patrick Cappiello, a number of times. That's because food is only part of the equation at this downtown dining destination, and while McRil ... More >>
Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>
The folks behind Bed Vyne, a sweet little wine shop on Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy, have sojourned into the world of beer. Last weekend, they quietly opened Bed Vyne Brews, a craft beer shop and tavern, in the space next door.
Declaring New York's top ten wine shops proved even harder than counting the city's finest bowls of ramen. The number of high-quality wine retailers at our disposal is an embarrassment of vinous riches, and the abundance of stellar shops forced me to draw up separate lists for Manhattan and Brooklyn ... More >>
ny.eater.comVive le bar à vin.Earlier this year, we told you about the forthcoming Vin Sur Vingt, a wine bar in the West Village that promised to be the most authentic French bar à vin in the city. After several delays, the bar is set to open tomorrow.
Looking for a locavoric gift this holiday season? Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Oenology, and The Red Hook Winery are among hyper-local wine producers right here in New York City. [NY Post] Champagne isn't the only French bubbly. Eric Asimov samples a Huët Pétillant sparkling Vouvray, Langlois ... More >>
The view from Thirstbaràvin.After several delays, the long-awaited wine bar by natural wine purveyors Thirst Wine Merchants, has finally arrived. Thirstbaràvin (a take on the French term for wine bar: bar à vin), opened at 629 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn last week.
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to Jim Kuhner of Vestry Wines (65 Vestry Street) about what to bring to Franco-Caribbean neighborhood favorite Ivo & ... More >>
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15.This week in 'What to B,' we head to one of New York's classic BYO ... More >>
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15.For this week's 'What to B,' we turned to Abistro (154 Carlton Ave ... More >>