+ Eleven Madison Park World's 50 Best 3 Michelin Star Restaurant Review New York

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

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The Surrey – Upper East Side, NYC

With accolades piling up on it’s doorstep, The Surrey was an easy choice when I popped to the Big Apple to attend The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. It’s New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel, delivering Upper East Side chic in spades. It’s also a haven for some rather cool art – so if that tickles your fancy, you’ll find plenty to peruse… 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

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Estela – New York

As I was planning my NYC trip for The World’s 50 Best Awards, I reached out to all of my local (and worldly) food expert friends for their essential reservation recommendations. One name came up time and time again: Estela. The coming together of Uruguayan Chef Ignacio Mattos (a chef boasting a very respectable CV including a stint at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse) and restaurateur Thomas Carter, the former… 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

+ The NoMad New York Review

The NoMad – New York

Taking it’s name from it’s location North of Madison Ave, New York’s The NoMad sits just a short stroll from it’s big brother, EMP. That’s Eleven Madison Park to be precise, a true NYC establishment and holder of the no. 3 spot on the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Being a stablemate of EMP comes with some hefty expectations – but the number… Read More

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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

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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

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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