FREE tickets to the New York Wine Expo

FREE tickets to the New York Wine Expo! I told you about the event coming up next month in yesterday’s post (http://bit.ly/YrISB3) but now I have a couple pairs of tickets to give away! Respond to this post, comment on my Facebook page or send me a Tweet (@foodwinechickie) to say which wine you’d like to try […]

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FISHTAG – It’s All Greek to Me for Brunch

FISHTAG – It’s All Greek to Me for Brunch

Eggs a La Kosta

I love Greek food and as such, I’m a huge fan of New York’s own, Chef Michael Psilakis. I’ve written about his casual place, Kefi, before and this past weekend, I had an opportunity to brunch at one of his newer restaurants, FISHTAG, on the upper west side of Manhattan with some girlfriends. The menu […]

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New York Wine Expo Discount Code

New York Wine Expo Discount Code

NY Wine Expo (2)

Friends, I’m helping The New York Wine Expo again this year to get the word out about the popular event held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan from March 1 – 3, 2013.. Now who doesn’t want a chance to sip over 600 wines from more than 150 wineries from around the world? Nobody […]

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Beard Papa’s – Cream Puffs Anyone?

Beard Papa’s – Cream Puffs Anyone?

Cream Puff

Last week, while on the upper west side in Manhattan, I discovered Beard Papa’s, a tiny space that focuses solely on serving up the very best cream puffs I’ve had in recent memory. The puffs are filled with pastry cream to order so there’s never a soggy one being served. There are several versions, including […]

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Dreamy Creamy New York Cheesecake

Dreamy Creamy New York Cheesecake

Cheesecake

I typically like a cheesecake with a Graham cracker crust but when I came upon this version of the New York delicacy, I knew I had to bake it. Be sure you allow the first four ingredients to come to room temperature to avoid lumps in your batter. Ingredients: 5 eggs, room temperature 2 cups […]

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A Toute Heure Monthly Sunday Brunch

A Toute Heure Monthly Sunday Brunch

Maple-Glazed Donuts

I’ve written about A Toute Heure and its brunch before, but feel the need to recap today’s visit. First, it’s difficult to secure a brunch reservation at the cozy neighborhood gem. There are two reasons for this, first, the space has a limited number of tables and second, A Toute Heure only offers brunch on […]

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Chef Michael White Shines at Marea

Chef Michael White Shines at Marea

Black Sea Bass

I’m a self-admitted food groupie of Chef Michael White. I adore his food, his passion for perfect pasta and his wide range of restaurants to fit any mood. We were finally able to secure a weekend table at one of Chef White’s upscale establishments, Marea, and celebrated my birthday there with friends. By ‘celebrated’, I […]

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2007 Rosenblum Cellars Gallagher Reserve Black Muscat

2007 Rosenblum Cellars Gallagher Reserve Black Muscat

2007 Rosenblum Cellars Gallagher Reserve Black Muscat

What a fun wine. Sampled it as a dessert pairing at The Ryland Inn with chocolate cake and really enjoyed the true ‘grapy’ flavors. Unctuous yet not syrupy, this 100% Muscat dessert wine isn’t overly-sweet, offers nice chocolaty and exotic spices notes and has a nice level of acidity. Pairings: Chocolate anything. Style: Dessert Wine Grape […]

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2007 Tolaini Al Passo Toscana

2007 Tolaini Al Passo Toscana

2007 Tolaini Al Passo Toscana

Brick red in the glass, this Italian red wine offers intense aromas of cherries, fresh dirt, leather and mocha. This full-bodied Super Tuscan tastes of ripe dark berries, anise and chocolate and offers a silky mouth feel. Long, spiced finish with light tannins. Pairings: Grilled beef or lamb, sautéed mushrooms. Style: Red Wine Grape Type(s): Super […]

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2010 Quintodecimo Giallo d’Arles

2010 Quintodecimo Giallo d’Arles

2010 Quintodecimo Giallo d'Arles

Golden straw color in the glass, this Italian white wine offers intense floral aromas and freshly-baked bread notes. This full-bodied Greco Bianco benefits from seeing some French oak and tastes of ripe peach and apricot. Long finish with nice balance and acidity. The Sommelier at Marea suggested this wine to our party having both fish […]

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