Eleven Madison Park *** – New York City, New York

Situated parkside at 11 Madison Avenue, the much lauded venue with the self explanatory name is nothing if not a New York institution. The pride and joy of Daniel Humm’s ‘Make It Nice’ group, Eleven Madison Park (or EMP for short) is the three-star older brother to one-starred little sister The NoMad, but stars aside – both are must visits when in NYC. As if… Read More

+ Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery

Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery – New York

A NYC institution since 1910 (well at least according to the sign), Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery is an essential stop if you’re planning to visit the legendary sandwich institution just down the road that is Katz’s Deli. Going by the letters, cards and photos lining the interior walls of Yonah’s, it soon becomes apparent that plenty of people believe Yonah’s creations are just as… Read More

+ Gramercy Tavern New York Review

Gramercy Tavern * – New York

Alright, just a quickie here. Danny Meyer’s Michelin Starred Gramercy Tavern seems to be firmly rooted in the hearts of New Yorkers, and seeing as I was walking past en route to Estela, thought it my duty to pop in and see if the hype was on point here. The basics – there are two areas to Gramercy Tavern. The Dining Room offers tasting… Read More

+ Momofuku Ssam Bar New York Review

Momofuku Ssäm Bar – New York

Flicking through the online offerings from the Momofuku stable, something about Momofuku Ssäm Bar’s menu stood out to me. I particularly liked the look of their brunch menu – baos, pork belly, duck…I’m sure you get the picture. What better way to start a sunny Saturday in NYC than indulge in some David Chang mastery? Kicking things off in true heart-stopping style with some chicharron (yeah,… Read More


SixtyFive – New York

When I travel, I love to get high in my new destination as quickly as possible. By high, I mean scaling great heights for a view, not the illegal substance kind! When in NYC, you may find your search for the perfect cityscape selfie comes at a hefty price – both Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building will set you back… Read More


Nougatine at Jean-Georges – New York

After starting a busy pre-World’s 50 Best day with brunch at the James Beard foundation, I was determined to squeeze some Jean-Georges magic into the NYC itinerary. Sadly by the time we arrived, the three star Jean-Georges kitchen was closed, but we were still able to dine at the adjoining Nougatine at Jean-Georges, a slightly more casual option at Trump Tower, 1 Central Park. It’s ideal… Read More


Babbo * – New York

On an extremely (and suddenly) wet and blustery New York day, stepping into Babbo was perhaps the most heavenly respite a hungry foodie could ask for. View the conciso version of my review here  Having had my newly purchased $5 umbrella turn itself inside out mere minutes after purchase enroute, I learned that walking isn’t always the best option for your wellbeing (and that you… Read More