Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Cronut-Wizard Dominique Ansel: "I Want to Make the World of Pastry Exciting"

    In May of this year, Dominique Ansel and his Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring Street, 212-219-2773) quietly unleashed the Cronut upon Manhattan, and within three days, the mania had begun. Lines formed down the block in the early morning before the shop opened, celebrities tweeted photos, and knoc ... More >>

  • Film

    November 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC Brings Deutschland to the Bowery

    There is a new microbrewery opening at 265 Bowery, but don't expect to find scrappy, Warby Parker-wearing brewmasters hanging by the tap. This brewery makes real German bier, and it comes by way of an international brand: Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC may be the first Paulaner International bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    LGBT Protest Against Christine Quinn This Sunday

    Protestors say she started as an activist and an ally, but she's devolved into a puppet for Bloomberg. So they're gathering this Sunday at 11:15 AM outside the Mandarin Oriental to raise an LGBT ruckus and try to snip her strings. Quinn, they argue, is no longer a friend to the community, even if sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Tanqueray Dry Martini Recipe From Angus Winchester

    Today we provide for you a cocktail recipe from Angus Winchester, a well-known martini expert who actually has a cocktail, the Winchester, named after him. "The Winchester is basically a gin zombie," says Winchester, who is Tanquery Gin's brand ambassador. "I'm flattered to see myself being named a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012

    The third annual LuckyRice Grand Feast was more than just a food tasting --- it was a high-end cultural celebration of Asian flavors and culture. With a line-up as diverse as it was prominent, the food did not for a moment disappoint. Hot edamame dumplings from Buddakan and "Kanom Buamg-Yam" Thai ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Sound Bites and Celebrity Chefs at LuckyRice's Grand Feast

    The LuckyRice Grand Feast had an impressive food and chef line-up. Although not everyone on the star-studded culinary council could be found in person, industry notables like Susur Lee, Angelo Sosa, Masaharu Morimoto, Jeffrey Steingarten, and Todd English were spotted among the crowd. We talked to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Small Crowd Rallies on Central Park South to Draw Tourist Support on a Horse Carriage Ban

    Michelle D. AndersonDonny Moss, documentary filmmaker, and Elizabeth Forel, president of CBHDC​"Grains or Pigeon Feces?" "Will a person die next?" Those were some of the questions a group of horse advocates and animal-rights activists wanted tourists and New York residents to contemplate last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants

    Robert SietsemaHead to the Trilby for a calm brunch and nosh on these poached eggs and corned beef hash​In recent years, hotel restaurants have gone from being spots for humdrum steak dinners to some of the most exciting dining destinations around, enticing locals as well as guests to pull up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2011

    John Malkovich Robbed In Prague

    ​Actor John Malkovich of Being John Malkovich, among other things, has had his stuff stolen at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Prague. Malkovich was in the Czech capital to portray an Austrian serial killer in a play in the Prague Spring music festival. Now his passport and some personal belongings ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2010

    Bad Lieutenant, Dan Choi

    What the networks don't ask the poster boy of the movement against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he's happy to tell.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Colicchio, Boulud, White, Humm Big Winners in Last Night's Beard Awards

    ​Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The Duchess Meets The Queen!

    ​CLICK HERE for my new column in which Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, got to hobnob with yours truly over very high tea at the Mandarin Oriental. We're besties now! (Though admittedly I never told her I'm from Brooklyn.) I also cover the weird mixed messages being given by right-wing g ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 27, 2010

    The Duchess of York Speaks Out About the Queen

    Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Boulud Continues Worldwide Expansion; Blumenthal Moves on from Bad Fish Fiasco

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    June 25, 2009

    Under the Toque--Michael Huynh Expands His Empire; Daniel Boulud Plans British Invasion

    Gavin Mills responded to a statement by his former employer, Laurie Tomasino of Broadway East. Tomasino had blamed Mills for a "serious disconnect" between the food and the venue. Mills says he "was committed to the idea of 'fine dining' and balked at the suggestion from the owners that he serve up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Under the Toque

    This week in chef news... Top Chef season four's Antonia Lofaso and Iron Chef Kevin Rathbun will be in St. Croix April 14-18 for a fundraising event called "Iron Chef, Top Chef, Island Chef." The two TV chefs, along with a local chef, will compete to make the best 30-minute meal, each with the same ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 6, 2005
  • News

    February 3, 2004

    Sharpton's Cynical Campaign Choice

    Reverend Al Dumps Jesse's Best for Bush's Buddy

  • Film

    April 8, 2003

    Beautiful Alone

    Leslie Cheung, 1956–2003