Month: September 2013

Asiate

I haven’t eaten dinner at Asiate since 2009. I remember the view being spectacular, a roasted foie gras topped with glazed eel being quite good, and the date that evening being terrible (not the restaurant’s fault). I figured I’d try breakfast since fashion week runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and had neglected to …

Lincoln Ristorante

“It’s been excruciatingly slow,” the bartender told me. After I ordered, a middle-aged couple dressed like they came from a golf outing sat next to me. They weren’t there to eat, but rather to try wines. Several wines. “There’s a time and a place for certain wines,” a second bartender told them as he was …

Bouchon Bakery

Right before Labor Day Weekend, I took a walk over to the bakery. (The last time I tried the cookie was back in February.) When I arrived, a chalkboard sign informed me that there would be a grand reopening on September 4, but I could visit the “pop-up shop” nearby. After waiting on a short …

Kashkaval

I arrived at Kashkaval at 7 p.m, and only seats at the bar were available. By 7:20 the place was quite crowded. The crowd, a mix of locals enjoying the last few days of summer and coddling couples, happily dipped bread into melted cheese and pita into heaping piles of hummus. At first, the menu …