What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week:
Robert Sietsema checked out the new Blue Bottle Coffee spot in Chelsea: "The baristas stand like priests, doing their pour-overs like it was holy water. The reverence in the air is palpable."
Lauren Shockey talked with Shea Gallante about how It ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with Ciano chef Shea Gallante about how Italian food has evolved in New York City. Today we shift gears as he tells us about what it's like being a chef and how he seeks out new talent for his restaurant.
What's both the most rewarding and the hardest thing about being a chef tod ... More >>
Shea Gallante / FacebookShea Gallante, pasta maker extraordinaireNew York City isn't short on rustic-chic Italian restaurants, that's for sure. Nevertheless, Ciano stands out among the crowd for its excellent pasta dishes, its innovative wine program that allows for every bottle of vino to b ... More >>
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to make a dinner resy at a romantic restaurant. But what, exactly, makes a restaurant romantic? In some cases it's ambiance -- a fireplace or candles go a long way in setting the mood. Ditto a killer view. But as a friend recently quipped, "R ... More >>
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Tour of Italy Wine Tasting
I Trulli Ristorante and Vino Wine & Spirits
Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Taste Italy's indigenous wine varieties at this walk-around tasting of about 1 ... More >>
One if by Land, Two if by Sea has a new executive chef. Colt Taylor, who did a stint at Le Bernardin and more recently worked at Gotham Steak in Miami, has completely redesigned the menu, including putting his own spin on the signature beef Wellington.
Adam Baumgart, the esteeme ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds authentic Pueblan in Mexican grocery-turned-restaurant Cholulita in Brooklyn; Lauren Shockey discovers that "global Jewish" cuisine isn't as comforting as it sounds at Octavia's Porch.
Sam Sifton awards two stars to the new incarnation of the John Dory ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema approves of Kin Shop: "When [Harold Dieterle] debuted Perilla in 2007, it wasn't a marquee assignment, but a small West Village bistro that gradually attracted a fervent following. Now, after a measured period of time, he's opened a second place a few blocks d ... More >>
Brandon Baltzley has reportedly left 6th Street Kitchen for a job at Alinea. Greg Torrech of Brown Café is said to be taking over.
Shea Gallante, formerly of Cru, has teamed up with the restaurateur Stratis Morfogen to open Ciano, a new Italian restaurant, this fall.
[Diner's ... More >>
Rumor has it that Michael White and partner Chris Cannon will man all food operations at the Setai Fifth Avenue, including a 15,000-square-foot 160-seat restaurant.
Just three weeks after Zengo opened, Akhtar Nawab may be on his way out. The chef has apparently signed on to take ove ... More >>
Jane Tseng, the pastry chef at A16 and SPQR in San Francisco, is allegedly following in Nate Appleman's footsteps and heading for New York to take over as pastry chef at Keith McNally's upcoming Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria.
Michael Ronis, the founding chef of the Carmine's chain and V ... More >>