Paul Liebrandt

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Drew Nieporent's Bâtard Is a Warhorse Ready for Battle -- Have a Taste

    The first thing you'll likely notice about Bâtard (239 West Broadway, 212-219-2777) is how warm the room feels, a far cry from previous tenant Corton's somewhat sterile atmosphere. And even though the monochrome color scheme had worked for chef Paul Liebrandt's elaborate cooking, the new room -- wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Here's How to Learn Southern French Wine and Food With Some of the City's Best Chefs

    "Usually, when people travel to France, they travel to Paris and the French Riviera," says Marianne Fabre-Lanvin, the executive director of Sud de France Développement, an organization that works to bring more attention to the southern part of the country. And that's a shame, she says, because sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Here's What to Expect at Bâtard, the New Tribeca Restaurant From Drew Nieporent

    Over the course of nearly three decades, the space at 239 West Broadway has held two different restaurants from NYC powerhouse restaurateur Drew Nieporent. First was Montrachet, a gamechanging Tribeca temple that held down the fort for more than two decades -- maintaining its pristine accolades all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    What to Eat at Aprés, Opening Tonight in the East Village

    Just a few blocks from where John Fraser is doing his unique spin on vegetable-forward cooking at Narcissa comes a new restaurant with a similar focus: Aprés (60 Third Avenue, 212-254-0888) opens tonight under Apiary managing partner Jenny Moon and chef Mazen Mustafa, who will put out a board of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Five Great Egotarian Restaurants in NYC

    GQ's food correspondent Alan Richman recently decried the increasingly common practice of male-helmed kitchens orchestrating what he calls "Egotarian Cuisine:" Chefs turn out ever-stranger dishes meant to showcase their inspirations, banking on culinary orgasms via mental masturbation. "What makes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    10 Great Hangover-Busting Meals for New Year's Day

    Hey you! Yes, you there -- with the Ruinart Rosé Brut splashed across your front, vision blurred from tinted 2014 novelty glasses since smeared with, gosh, was that blue cheese foam? You look like you could use a good meal. Maybe you should get on that, once the ringing in your ears subsides, anywa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    An Early Taste of the Elm

    Walk down the stairs into the Elm, which opened over the weekend in Williamsburg's King & Grove Hotel, and you won't feel as though you're descending into a basement. Rather, you'll enter a large, high-ceilinged space as bright as if you were in a fish bowl. Sun streams in through sky lights and dee ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2013

    Into the Wild at Aska in Williamsburg

    An exciting young chef cooks Scandinavian, Brooklyn style

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    100 Reasons to Eat and Drink Downtown Today (and Tomorrow, and the Day After That)

    Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Paul Liebrandt's Cookbook Is Looking Pretty Cool

    ​In June, Paul Liebrandt got his moment in the documentary spotlight when A Matter of Taste premiered on HBO. But just because the media turned its attention elsewhere, that doesn't mean the Corton chef hasn't been busy. Last week, he tweeted this photo from his upcoming cookbook; if it's any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    A Matter of Taste's Sally Rowe Reflects on the Distinctive Flavors of Paul Liebrandt

    ​Whether you view Paul Liebrandt as an avant-garde visionary or a flamboyant hack, he is undoubtedly one of the most original and creative chefs to have made his imprint on New York's dining scene during the last decade. In 2000, while cooking at Atlas, the chef, who was 24 at the time, earned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Burger King CEO Insults British Food, Women; Josh Ozersky Sings Praises of Margarine

    ​Bernardo Hees, the CEO of Burger King, recently said of England: "The food is terrible and the women are not very attractive," pissing off both Brits and women. [Telegraph] A roundup of whole chicken dinners includes the "Million Dollar" whole roast chicken for two at Standard Grill and fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Devon Gilroy Launches Private Dining Company; Jimmy Bradley Battles Cancer

    ​Devon Gilroy, who left East Side Social Club months before it closed and is now cooking at Park Avenue Tavern is launching a private dining company called Parkerhouse. The project could evolve into catering business even a restaurant. [Paper] Food Network is premiering Chopped All-Stars in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Home for the Holidays with New York City Chefs

    brainbasedbusiness.comTwas the Night Before Deliciousness​ Ah, the holidays. A time for eating, cozying up by the fire, eating, caroling, and more eating. How will New York City chefs be celebrating this Yuletide? We got in touch with a bunch of them to see what their feasting entails and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    No Reservations at a New Breed of Hip Resto; Finding Manna in Manhattan

    ​New Jersey has banned research-related oyster-farming projects in the state's polluted coastal waters in order to protect the shellfish industry in light of the BP oil spill and avoid having contaminated oysters end up on dinner tables. [NJ] A number of trendy restaurants, like Má Pêche i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Omnivore Fest Is Coming to Eat Us This June

    ​Holy merde. Scarcely six months since we finally finished digesting what Le Fooding served us, the French are at it again. They're returning this summer with the second-annual Omnivore Festival, which will take place June 4-6. Feast has the schedule, which includes public master classes taugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Fabio Trabocchi May Leave Us for D.C.

    Chester Higgins, Jr./New York TimesFabio Trabocchi​ While there's no further word on what, exactly, the "philosophical differences" were between Fabio Trabocchi and his former employers at the Four Seasons, there's some indication that he's having similar issues with the city as a whole.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Susur Lee's Shang Celebrates One (Hard) Year with a Who's Who of the Food World

    ​Susur Lee, the Canadian chef who made his New York debut with Shang in the Thompson LES Hotel, celebrated the restaurant's first birthday last night with an A-list guest list of chefs, food media, and attractive scenesters. Lee welcomed guests with a toast to his restaurant, despite the "diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Overlooked Places: Du6lin in the West Village (a/k/a Dublin 6)

    ​"Shall I go in or not," she wonders out loud. (All pictures taken in near total darkness with the Fork in the Road low-lite steadicam.) Du6lin, also known as Dublin 6, is a true gastropub, one that has gone largely unnoticed due to its proximity to a more famous gastropub (The Spotted Pig), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Under the Toque--Gabrielle Hamilton Discusses Her James Beard Nod; Paul Liebrandt Hints at a New Place

    Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune on her James Beard nomination: "I can't help but think they needed to pick a girl, and of the girls, I'm pretty good. I could go down that path for hours, but I'm not going to. I'll just say that I'm honored." [The Feed] Sandra Lee spoke at the Salvation Army Book Lunche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Under the Toque: Terrance Brennan's Trigo Takeover

    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. [NY Times] Paul Liebrandt is the only New York chef on Food & Wine's list of 2009 Best New Chefs. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    New This Week: Naya

    This is a big week in New York eating. The first New York Wine and Food Festival starts on Thursday, and there have been lots of high-profile restaurant openings lately, like Corton (from restaurateur Drew Nieporent and chef Paul Liebrandt) and A Q Cafe, the new spinoff from Marcus Samuelsson's Sca ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2006

    Seize the Egg

    Adventures in eating at new Lamb joint on East 5th Street

  • News

    April 2, 2002

    Everyone's a Critic

    Foodies Add Spice to ASME Awards