Please sir can we have some more?
A restaurant opening in the chandeliered halls of The Pierre, flagship of Taj hotels, held much promise for some unrepentant gorging, but we were tragically left empty mouthed at Sirio’s grand unveiling on Wednesday evening, with not a crumb going spare.
“We have a lot of dear friends, and a lot of people who love Read More
“With friends like you, who needs relatives?” quipped Alex von Bidder, co-owner of the illustrious Four Seasons restaurant, after enduring a rollicking tongue-lashing on Tuesday night, May 5, from such luminaries as Pete Peterson, Martha Stewart and Liz Smith.
Hotelier Jonathan Tisch and restaurateur Drew Nieporent also piled on, during a Friars Club-style roast of Read More
Last week, I was at a party at the sophisticated Le Cirque restaurant on East 58th Street street for the HBO documentary Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven. I asked fabled Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni, a very elegant man who smelled great, what happens when his beautiful wife of 38 years, Egidiana, sees hot Read More
Over on newyorkmag.com’s food blog, they’ve interviewed Elli Jafari, general manager of Le Cirque.
Grub Street asks: "Is there someone who is allowed to flaunt the ‘jackets required’ rule?’
"Yes," she responds. "I don’t want to say who it is, but he normally wears a sweater and a vest. He’s one of the richest people Read More
While lots of bright-eyed young women come to New York to take acting classes or become publicists, Lila Azam Zanganeh—an Iranian-French journalist, amateur opera singer and self-described Nabokov scholar—has other plans.
“I remember hearing on the Boston radio, they were discussing the term ‘public intellectual,’” said Ms. Zanganeh, 29, in her precise, plummy English. “Perhaps Read More
This was my fourth restaurant wake of 2004-and by far the jolliest and least sentimental. It is fitting that Le Cirque folded its tent on New Year’s Eve, when the entire world was clowning around and hardly paying attention. That’s how owner Sirio Maccioni wanted it-to get it over with and move on.
“I wish Read More
In the summer blockbuster X-Men 2, Alan Cumming’s character, Nightcrawler, saves the day by harnessing his mutant powers of teleportation to whisk another character through an otherwise impassable door. In Chelsea, Mr. Cumming just pulled off another impressive teleporting feat-disappearing from a 430-square-foot studio and rematerializing in a 3,228-square-foot penthouse loft.
The 38-year-old actor Read More
It’s strange how a distinctive smell can evoke strong memories of times long past. When our waiter handed us the menus at Zitoune, a new Moroccan restaurant in the center of the meatpacking district, I was immediately transported to the alleyways of the medina in Marrakesh. It was the same sharp odor that assails you Read More
The last time I went to Osteria del Circo, I’d just been to a real circus. I’d seen a woman leap from a trapeze 40 feet in the air and spin around by her hair, which was attached to a cable. Quite a few of the women in the restaurant had hair formidable enough to Read More
Max LeRoy, 25, never thought he’d go into the family business until last Oct. 3, the night before his father, restaurateur Warner LeRoy, lifted the curtain on his $20 million renovation of the Russian Tea Room to an invitation-only crowd that included Barbara Walters, cosmetics executive Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and socialite Gayfryd Steinberg.
The Read More