David Burke Tavern

Classy, sophisticated, and upscale, David Burke’s Tavern is located in a beautifully converted Upper East Side row house. The inside has such a unique look, featuring a dark blue, gentleman’s looking reading room complete with fireplaces upstairs, and a lavish British style bar with red, leather couches aligning the walls and dim lighting downstairs. There’s…

August 2018 Food Trends

Foodies in NYC rejoiced when the NYC Summer Fancy Foods show kicked off this year in sweltering heat at the Jacob Javits Center in late June. A variety of trends surfaced including alternative sweeteners like honey and maple syrup (think maple syrup bacon); the rise in alternative protein and plant based products; gut health; waste…

Tasting Collective Supper Club NYC

I recently attended my first Tasting Collective supper club event, which was a unique experience and well worth writing about. The event was held at Oka, on 30th Street and Third Ave in NYC. The restaurant, which is Chef John McCarthy’s pride and joy, showcases Japanese izakaya in the eyes of a typical New Yorker…

Supper Clubs are the new rage

Another current trend in the ‘food lovers’ space is the recent emergence of ‘membership only’ supper clubs and social dining clubs. These events range from professional chefs personally cooking for diners (both in their homes, open loft spaces, or in their restaurants), to multi-coursed themed dining, to social dining networking. Here are a variety of…

March 2018 Food Trends

There’s so much going on in the restaurant and food industry right now; from vegetarian restaurants getting Michelin starts, to restaurants looking to reduce waste and eliminate plastic completely, and highly anticipated restaurant openings, I can’t keep track of it all! Here are some recent interesting trends I have stumbled upon for the month of…

February Food Trends!

February Food Trends, new restaurant openings, and upcoming food events Reducing food waste, reusing, recycling: being green is totally in! (But not being blue, the flu season this year is wicked, yikes!) In the USA, around 40% of the food we produce goes to waste. Companies around the world are starting to take note of…

October Food Trends

What’s trending in the world of food right now? Current food trends seem to change as much as fashion trends these days; One minute it’s soy beans and wheat grass and the next minute it’s unicorn bagels with ice cream and Frappuccino’s. This month we’re putting the vegetables and tofu on the shelf in favor…

NYC Michelin Star Restaurants

It may be Halloween but when the NYC Michelin guide comes out, it feels more like Christmas. With 56 single stars in NYC, this guide is the foodies bible. I cannot wait to try the new places that earned their first star. The pressure to perform is incredible for these restaurants and as an appreciative…

Employees Only Prohibition Bar – NYC

“Making prohibition work is like making water run uphill; its against nature.” -Milton Friedman One of my networking contacts in the food industry, a former chef, was reading this blog and told me to visit Employees Only, a prohibition bar in the West Village of New York City, and that I would not be disappointed….