Kosherfeast and Kosherfest 2015

Kosherfest 2015, and the Kosherfeast Dinner that kicked it off, were loads of fun. This year’s Kosherfeast dinner was a meaningful Tikkun for the one which took place two years ago at the now-extinct J-Soho Restaurant (a mortifying debacle, followed by their closing down for good just a few days later. Thank Gd for small blessings!) and the […]

Restaurant Review: Grill 212: No Frills, No Tricks, All Flavor.

Restaurant Review: Grill 212 – No Frills, No Tricks, All Flavor.

Grill 212  – view more picture! http://on.fb.me/1t3qlc2 The first time I stumbled upon this tiny spot on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was the day of its first birthday celebration, and I must say I found it remarkable how precocious Baby Grill 212 was. Little Esther and Shoshana Blum, daughters of Rabbi Yonah and Keren Blum, Chabad […]

New Menu at Pardes Restaurant: Graze Till You Drop!

New Menu at Pardes Restaurant: Graze Till You Drop!

New Menu at Pardes Restaurant: Graze Till You Drop! http://on.fb.me/1t3x2Ls I congratulate myself for my choice of a restaurant when it came to celebrating my daughter Bella’s birthday en tete-a-tete a couple days ago: Pardes. What a feast! Chef Moshe is easily one of the most uninhibited chefs I have ever met. What heavenly flavor and […]

Isabella Freedman

Isabella Freedman Retreat. A Wonderful World in NYC’s Backyard

Enjoy the pictures https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.566167356768468.1073741832.213383695380171&type=1 Several friends had been telling me about the Isabella Freedman Retreat, at the border of Connecticut and the Berkshires (hence the name, Connecticut Berkshires), just two hours of GWB, so I was thrilled to receive an invitation from Sarah Chandler at the Retreat to give a couple cooking demos the weekend that […]