While most 14-year-olds were gaining practical eye-hand coordination through Mortal Kombat, pastry chef Thiago Silva was developing a different kind of handiwork: cake design. The cake decorating class he took with his mom at that age served as early exposure to what would be an extensive pastry che ... More >>
As if Charlie Sheen and reportedly shoddy condo construction weren't bad enough, the Plaza Hotel is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema fills up on authentic Ecuadorian at Sol de Quito; Lauren Shockey finds hits and misses at Mehtaphor, but at least doesn't get bored. Sam Sifton files on two new Indians, Tulsi and
Although his fate on Top Chef has yet to be determined, Angelo Sosa now has a new job in the non-televised world.
Dessert BuzzAt Payard, the macarons are impaled and dipped in chocolate.After a brief exile behind a jewelry store counter, François Payard once again has a storefront to call his own: On September 17, the pastry chef will open François Payard Bakery at 116 West Houston Street.
Jean-Stephane Poinard/MSNBCJean-Francois PoinardIf you thought Todd English's love life was fraught, then consider the sad tale of Jean-Francois Poinard. The body of Poinard, who was considered of France's most renowned chefs in the 1970s and 80s, was discovered in a freezer in his apartment ... More >>
The man himself.The James Beard Foundation is announcing its James Beard Awards finalists via Twitter this morning. The list of chefs has just started rolling out (currently, regional finalists are being named), but the list of final nominees for the foundation's Media and Journalism Awards a ... More >>
Gordon Ramsay has had to pull out of Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC Hotel. The London NYC has taken over as owner and manager of the restaurant, which will retain the Ramsay name. [Eater] Alex Urena, who opened two restaurants, both of which have now closed -- Urena and Pamplona -- is relo ... More >>
Geoffrey Zakarian will be the executive chef at the restaurant in the hotel that Sant Chatwal, of the Bombay Palace restaurant chain, plans to open in the spring of 2010. The Chatwal will be located in the former Lambs club on West 51st Street. [NY Times] Chef agent Scott Feldman allegedly ... More >>
BravoFor all of the drama that its premiere promised, last night's episode of Top Chef was disappointingly tension-free, relying on the gay marriage debate and a highly contrived (and surprisingly flaccid) battle of the sexes to lend some spark to the proceedings.Reminding us yet again that W ... More >>