“As you walk around the room, I want you to have the feeling that you are connecting the earth with the heavens,” exhorted Catherine Turocy, a dance instructor and choreographer who specializes in 18th-century minuets.
Two dozen students, equally men and women, most in their late 20′s, formed a single-file line and strode around Read More
Zak the Knife: Braising brat breaking in 5 Ninth; renegade chef rouses the rebel alliance.
When renegade chef Zakary Pelaccio opens at 5 Ninth in the meatpacking district in January, he’ll be rubbing up against the shoulders of Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Terre) and Keith McNally (Pastis)-but that doesn’t mean he’s joining some cooking clique or anything. Read More
YOUNTVILLE, CALIF.-”I’m terrified of going back to New York,” said Thomas Keller, the chef at arguably the best restaurant in America-and by the time his pastry guy’s little bombardment of desserts has arrived, like a hail of bullets covered in sugar and gold leaf, who can argue?
But this was several hours before dinner service Read More
A Neighborhood Spot
With Universal Appeal
The first hint that we were in for something special at Crispo came with the prosciutto we snacked on with our drinks. It was sliced by the chef on a big red hand-cranked machine in the back and served with chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and ripe figs. Read More