Food and Beverage
It was in a cozy Brooklyn hideaway, Night of Joy, that we met our first female sommelier. Theresa Paopao had a deck of tarot cards, and we had begged her to give us a reading. (Which came out all swords, something Ms. Paopao claimed that she had never seen before; hurriedly shoving her cards back into a deck and shifting her chair slightly away from us.) We assumed that she was just another Williamsburg hipster.
“Actually, I’m the wine director for Momofuku,” Ms. Paopao told us. We gasped, audibly shocked into silence as if she had just casually dropped that she was a lumberjack or ran an advertising agency.
“But you’re a woman!” we sputtered.
C IS FOR COOKIE
Last night’s Opening Ceremony party at the Ace Hotel for Fashion’s Night Out is certainly deserving of its own report, which is coming shortly. The most coveted item of the night, however, may be the hippest cookie in the universe.
Momofuku chef David Chang’s planned iPad app will take a deep dive into a bowl of ramen, reports Nick Fox at Diner’s Journal.
The ramen is interactive! Clicking on the image triggers videos, recipes and graphics–such as a tour of a Japanese ramen factory; a talk by Curious Cook’s Harold McGee, who appears in Read More
Former Momofuku partner Joaquin Baca says that his promising Williamsburg restaurant Brooklyn Star, which was shuttered earlier this year due to a fire, will return at a new space before the holidays.
Brooklyn Star quickly made a name for itself with homey vegetable dishes, made-to-order cornbread and Dr. Pepper-brined ribs. At Momofuku, the Texan Baca Read More
Momofuku chef David Chang appears in the September Vogue, wearing a white apron and sitting on a bench with a flock of models.
He looks so sad! Perhaps they were not the most receptive audience for his many meat products.