Category Archives: New York

Meet Chef Michael Ehlert

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

This week we have been examining the newly open Chesterfield. One of the unique gems that is part of the new lounge is chef Michael Ehlert. Ehlert is a recent transplant by way of his girlfriend who somms at Bailey’s Prime Plus. We sat down with Ehlert to find out more of his background and the plans he has for the very tiny Chesterfield kitchen.

Take a leap for the full Q&A and find out about his Top Chef connection, his crappy apartment in Long Island and a detailed look at the new menu he has cooking up at Chesterfield.     Continue reading


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Salum at James Beard House in October

by Steven Doyle       photo by Robert Bostick            

Chef Abraham Salum of Salum and Komali will be cooking for the James Beard House  in New York October 21, 2011. There he will be making dishes that reflect all aspects of his Spanish and Lebanese heritage, with a large slant in the direction he takes at Komali.

James Beard was a pioneer in American cookery, leading the charge through education and had the first televised cooking program in the United States. Today Beard is celebrated with the many events that promotes chefs across America.  Continue reading


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Le Bernardin – New York City

by David Donalson

Le Bernardin needs no introduction but I am going to give one anyway. It is the home of Eric Ripert, three Michelin stars and some absolutely amazing seafood. With a camera, it was time to take some pictures and eat some great food and wine. The table decided to just do the prix fixe dinner menu, a 4 course meal, under the condition of sharing so some of the plates are not what you might see on the tasting menu. Continue reading


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