Indulge In Culinary

Jacques Torres Mr. Chocolate

Jacques Torres, world-famous chocolatier, has seemingly earned the name “Mr. Chocolate,” and for a very good reason. After 40 years of mastering the art of pastry and being the youngest to receive the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France award, Jacques wanted to master something new…owning his own business. Why in chocolate, you may ask? Although […]

Eiswein, The Sweet Winter Wine

Who ever said the grape harvest ends in October? The start of the year is the best time to pick the frozen grapes from which Eiswein (Ice Wine) is made. This German tradition of Eiswein has become more and more popular in the Nordic countries, as well as the cold regions of the U.S. and […]

The Marina Café

Where does the time fly when you enjoy what you do? For the most part the creative part comes from passion to creating and the experience has been enjoyed at The Marina Cafe for more then 35 years with remarkable events, traditions and day to day dining. In saying it can be said it is […]

Wine Making in Greece

Athens has long been known for its history and gastronomic expertise, but the emerging importance of the local wine industry adds an exciting new dimension. Vintners are rediscovering indigenous grapes (like Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Savatiano and Xinomavro), meaning that discerning wine connoisseurs are getting a whole lot more to sip than the usual international staples of […]

The Belvedere Club

Stefano Sena, Execituve Chef/Co-owner, and Maria Buonsante, Co-owner, now bring their 30 years of restaurateur knowledge, expertise and talent to The Belvedere Club, the ex-officio name for Casa Belvedere members’ dining and special event venue. Stefano and Maria are committed to delivering a fine dining experience to Belvedere Club members and their guests. This coupled […]

Where to Enjoy the Best Oysters in New York

Early autumn is oyster season. Though freshly shucked oysters are enjoyable all year round with a glass of Champagne at the beach, a bottle of rose on a boat—many say that oysters are best in months containing the letter “R.” Following the May–August spawning season, the ocean is replenished with healthy, tasty oysters oh so […]

Meet the Maker: Daron Joffe of Farmer D Organics

Daron Joffe was born in South Africa and raised in Atlanta, but it was his experiences in college, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, that paved the way for his career in farming and gardening. There,he studied at the Michael Fields Institute Biodynamic Learning Center, attending workshops and working on an organic farm, learning about […]

Donna Sardella Pastry Chef

donna’s formal education began at the French Culinary Institute of New York in 1995. In addition, she studied under famous cake decorator Ron Ben-Israel, Chef Vincent Mary of L’Ecole Paris, and Pastry Chef Bill Yosse at New York’s David Bouley restaurant. Over the years, she has worked in top New York City restaurants with some […]

Pies to the Sky

Scrumptious Apple Pie Ingredients Pastry 2 cups Gold MedalTM all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening, 4 to 6 tablespoons cold water Filling 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup Gold MedalTM all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt, 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart […]