Eating out – NYC

Eleven Madison Park

There are some terrific things to eat in New York. The challenge is squeezing them all in. I think I’ve found the solution. A few months ago Daniel Humm evolved the a la carte and degustation menus of his flagship restaurant on Madison Avenue into a 16 course food tour of the Big Apple; of […]

Ten best things I ate in New York, part two

1) Carrot Tartare at Eleven Madison Park Sometimes date night is dinner and a show. And sometimes, dinner is the show. Daniel Humm’s 16 course  New York inspired tasting menu is an aria to the city; a guided tour of history, districts, traditions and tastes. And it soars (more on this later, I promise). There’s […]

Ten best things I ate in New York; part one

  Orechiette with brocolli rabe pesto, at Babbo There he was, sitting behind us in all of his orange-croc wearing-glory. I trust Mario Batali to know a good spot to eat lunch. And if it just happens to be his own restaurant in the West Village, then I’m fine with that. Batali’s Babbo in December […]

A Day Out in Brooklyn

Greetings from New York. Two hours into the three hour queue to get through immigration at JFK (giving a new definition to tired and huddled masses) I was reconsidering why we were coming to New York the week before Christmas. It’s cold. There’s a sort of aggression that claws to the bottom of your boots […]


Má Pêche

A continuation of the ‘Momofuku for you odyssey’.  Read why and about Momofuku Noodle back here. Read about Momofuku Milk Bar here.Read about Momofuku Ko hereRead about Momofuku Ssäm here Far from being Momofuku ‘lite’ Má Pêche is like the French-Vietnamese cousin of the clan. The cousin who irons their jeans and remembers to say please […]