Month: October 2014

Tea-ing Up with Geoffrey Zakarian at The Palm Court at The Plaza

The Palm Court at The Plaza reopened on October 23 under the direction of chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who is reestablishing the parlor at the heart of the scene in New York. The menu is extensive and boasts a breakfast for champions, but the highlight is the tea. From sandwiches and savories to scones to pastries and sweets, a meal at The Palm Court at The Plaza is …

Celebrating Día de Los Muertos at Horchata in the West Village

  To celebrate Día de Los Muertos, Samantha Wasser of Horchata  in the West Village is teaming with designers Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel of DEER DANA to debut a collection in honor of the Day of the Dead. (DEER DANA is famous for its tees and totes that feature sketches of well-known influencers in the arenas of fashion, music, etc.) DEER DANA—a favorite of everyone from …

Where to Brunch: Barchetta in Chelsea

What does the New York Times know about brunch? Nothing, if they haven’t visited Barchetta. The morning (OK, midmorning) menu has debuted to applause in Chelsea, where chef Dave Pasternack has introduced items such as: Baguette Pumpkin French Toast with Apple Raisin Compote and Maple Syrup; Quiche with Farmhouse Eggs and Fall Vegetables; and Pat’s Barchetta Burger with Caramelized Onions, Pickled Green Tomato, and Calabrian Chili. And don’t forget …

Instant Gratification

by Alex R. Travers Photography by Margaret Gibbons Wearable tech is hitting stores. Genetically modified babies are being produced. The Internet is monitoring our every move. It appears that the opening of artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s exhibit, “Plastic Perfect,” a look at the relationship between digital technology and human interaction, couldn’t have come at a …