Food & Drink

By Alexander Lobrano The Divellec is one of the most beautiful new restaurants to open in Paris for a very longtime. As wonderfully louche as Studio K.O.’s Miami-meets-1940s Casablanca-in-Paris decor may be, however, what always matters most to me at a restaurant is the food, which is superb. Still, even

By Ruth J.  Katz Quintessential New York:  Christmas. The ormolu-dotted Grand Tier of the Metropolitan Opera House, chandeliers gleaming.  The sky gently bruised a soft gray.  Twinkling snowflakes landing silently in the Lincoln Center Plaza.  In the distance across Broadway, a Christmas tree glimmering with seasonal cheer. In this cinematic

There are so many innovative, sophisticated food crawls cropping up—often led by chefs, journalists and cookbook authors.

By Deborah Loeb Bohren “Pig out” takes on a whole new meaning at Cochon555’s nationwide pork-fueled gastronomy competition. In this culinary smack down extraordinaire, five local chefs in each of 14 cities go whole hog (literally) to create, cook and present six innovative, boldly flavorful, oftentimes decadent and sometimes surprising,

By Alexander Lobrano At Restaurant Jean, just down the street from me in the beautiful but increasingly booshie 9th Arrondissement, a lavishly well-inked young chef has given an exciting new life to a table that had been lost for a little while. If fact, Jean-Frédéric Guidoni, this restaurant’s amiable owner,

By Alexander Lobrano As Jean-Francois Piège has proven once again at the Clover Grill, his casually chic and wonderfully convivial new grill restaurant in an ancient side street in Les Halles, he’s not only a superb chef but a brilliant restauranteur. If this convergence of talents might seem logical, even

  By Gary Walther Do Brasil: This is the restaurant Robinson Crusoe might eventually have built, sturdy, wind-proof tables and chairs underneath a copse of palms, and upstairs a dining room whose aesthetic has more to do with carpentry than design (above). It’s right on Shell Beach, a vest-pocket of

By Gary Walther Online, it’s Keens Steakhouse, but on the awning it’s Keens Chophouse. (No apostrophe, please.) This is just one of the quirks that make this venerable Manhattan meat-eater’s sanctuary on West 36th Street so endearing. It was opened independently in 1885, when the area was part of the

Story and photos by Alexander Lobrano Chez la Vieille has reopened, and this is very good news for anyone who loves the earthy voluptuousness of authentic old-fashioned French bistro cooking as much as I do. We have Chicago born chef Daniel Rose to thank for this welcome and very artful

By Ann Abel “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well.” That Virginia Woolf quotation is the mantra driving a new breed of hotel cooking classes. After all, it’s much easier to eat well if you cook well. They’re going far above and beyond the