29 Jul 2011 03:32 am

Tenpenny now offers a four-course prix fixe menu available from 5pm to 7pm. The $38 prix fixe, aptly titled “Before The Show or After Work or Just Because,” is available from Monday through Friday only.

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Guests can choose from a selection of snacks, appetizers, entrees and desserts, such as Chef Chris Cipollone’s signature pork belly ‘tots, summer vegetables and porchetta tagliatelle. Additionally, those partaking in the prix fixe dinner can order featured wines by the glass and partner Jeffrey Tascarella’s signature cocktail creations for $10 each. 

BEFORE THE SHOW
or AFTER WORK
or JUST BECAUSE
monday - friday, served from 5pm - 7pm $38

first
crispy artichokes
lemon aioli, hickory- smoked trout roe
or
pork belly ‘tots
potato flake, hard cider sauce, granny smith

second
summer vegetables
lots of vegetables, lots of ways; ‘ranch’ & caramelized sunchokes
or
our soup of the day

third
seared sea scallops
roasted hon shemejii mushrooms, crispy chicken skin & scallion puree
or
porhcetta tagliatelle
fresh pasta, herbed pork shoulder, english pea, pecorino & porchetta sugo

fourth
chocolate
vanilla anglaise & honeycomb
or
panna cotta
vanilla, berry compote

to drink
specialty cocktails & featured wines by the glass
10.

Tenpenny
The Gotham Hotel on 46th Street
16 East 46th Street
212.490.8300


28 Jul 2011 04:00 am

Portland’s Distillery Row and Water Avenue Coffee are creating a buzz about town.

The Jupiter Hotel is proud to announce its new take on cocktails- with a twist! Combining the Portland love of coffee and the local micro-distillery movement, guests get a night away with all the perks: The Distillery Row Perks Package.

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Distillery Row consists of six independent distilleries within walking distance of one another in the Central Eastside Industrial District:  Deco Distilling, House Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Highball Distillery, Integrity Spirits and Stone Barn Brandyworks. Combined, the Row produces over twenty unique liquors, and now proudly boasts a wide selection of small-batch coffee alcohols.

The Jupiter’s newest package combines the distillery tastings with a visit and coupon to locally-roasted Water Avenue Coffee, known for micro-roasting craft coffees from countries around the world. Nestled in the Southeast Industrial District, the ownership has perfected the art of percolation, and is eager to share the science of brewing the perfect cup with customers.

Distillery Row Perks Package
The Jupiter’s new Distillery Row Perks package rates start at $169 for one night ($259 for a two night stay) and includes deluxe overnight accommodation for two guests as well as the following amenities:

Spend a complimentary $40 credit on Distillery Row.
Savor the moment, all tasting fees at each distillery are included in package price.
Plot your course with a handy map of the distilleries.
Play mixologist with coffee-themed recipes exclusively created for our Jupiter Hotel package from Distillery Row’s finest.
Perks? Park for free, complimentary wi-fi and access to the community firepit.
Snooze: a pillow top queen bed and goose down comforter in a spacious Deluxe Metro room.
PLUS!

A gift certificate to locally owned and roasted Water Avenue Coffee for guests to experience micro-roasting craft coffees from countries around the world.

Package rates and dates are subject to hotel availability and advanced booking is required. Hotel tax and restaurant gratuity not included in package.

For more information on this package or to book your room now, call 503.230.9200 or email info@jupiterhotel.com.


27 Jul 2011 03:37 am

There are those who believe that any cold alcoholic beverage will do on a hot summer day.  But for the master bartenders at New York’s iconic ‘21′ Club, only the most refreshing and unique ingredients will do to escape the heat and dazzle the taste buds.

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‘21′ Club’s cocktail offerings this summer feature invigorating garden herbs like basil, thyme and lavender in every refreshing sip.  The restaurant is now offering three new cocktail infusions:  the Ginger-Basil Daiquiri, Summer-Thyme and Lavender-Lime Rickey.

An exclusive recipe for each of ’21’s Summer Cocktails follows:
Ginger-Basil Daiquiri:
2 oz. 10 cane rum
2oz. lime juice
2 oz. ginger-infused simple syrup
4 Basil leaves
Ice

Preparation:
Muddle basil leaves in a shaker.  Add ice, 10 cane, lime juice and ginger-infused syrup.  Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Summer-Thyme
2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. ginger-infused simple syrup
A few sprigs of thyme
Orange peel
Splash of Prosecco

Preparation:
Muddle orange peel and a few sprigs of thyme.  Add vodka and ginger-infused simple syrup.  Shake and pour over rocks.  Add a splash of Prosecco and garnish with a sprig of Thyme.

Lavender Lime Rickey
1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. lavender-infused simple syrup

Preparation:
Add all ingredients to shaker.  Shake and pour over ice or strain and serve “up.”

Helpful Hints: To make fresh simple syrup, use equal parts sugar and water, depending on how many cocktails you are planning to make.  Bring water to a boil and stir in sugar until fully dissolved.


26 Jul 2011 03:32 am

New Belgium Beer Dinner at Lagasse’s Stadium
Friday August 5, 6pm, $40 per person
For Reservations, Please Call (702) 607-2665

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FIRST COURSE
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Spicy Avocado
Mousse and Cilantro Crème Fraiche
Somersault Ale

SECOND COURSE
Blue Crabmeat, Cucumber, Shaved Fennel and Baby
Arugula with Orange Honey Vinaigrette and Sourdough Croutons
Mothership Wit

THIRD COURSE
Bacon Crusted Maine Sea Scallop on Granny Smith Apple, Caramelized
Onions and Fat Tire Braised Greens with Creole Mustard Cream Sauce
Fat Tire

FOURTH COURSE
Blue Cheese Crusted Filet on Roasted Garlic Mashed
Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Emeril’s Steak Sauce

FIFTH COURSE
White Chocolate Crème Brule with Brown
Sugar Shortbread Cookies
Abby Belgian Style


25 Jul 2011 03:31 am

To celebrate National Lasagna Day on July 29, Café Martorano is cooking up a special homemade lasagna dish starting Thursday, July 28th and continuing throughout the weekend.  This limited time special will incorporate the signature bold American-style Italian flavors that earned Steve Martorano the nickname “godfather of local Italian restaurants” by the Las Vegas Weekly. For $24, guests will be treated to an off-the-menu special taste of cook Martorano’s lasagna while experiencing the unique blend of exceptional food, music and film that leaves diners both impressed and satisfied.

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Martorano had a modest start as young kid in South Philly with a sandwich delivery service operated out of a neighborhood basement.  It ultimately grew into an award winning restaurant, which he moved to Fort Lauderdale in the early ’90s.  There, he developed his signature “Martorano flavor” and has since become one of the hottest fixtures on the South Florida culinary and club scene. 

The 150 seat, 7,000 square-foot restaurant inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino features white walls, black granite, stainless steel and evocative lighting with wide screen plasma televisions surrounding the room playing scenes from gem mob movies.  Located in the Rio’s MasqueradeVillage, Café Martorano Las Vegas is more than twice the size of his Florida venue, but its mood, groove and attitude are strictly Martorano and sure to be smokin’ hot.

Café Martorano Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.  For more information or reservations, call 702-777-7747.


22 Jul 2011 03:20 am

Del Mar Development, a resort community in Los Cabos is home to some of the best in contemporary Mexican Cuisine.  Head Chef Jorge Contreras calls his style Nuevo Baja Mexicano, describing it an adaptation of traditional, regional Mexican cuisine, incorporating international influences and techniques, largely from the United States and France.  

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Mexico’s beautiful Baja peninsula provides everything Chef Jorge needs to create the freshest and most delectable dishes.  Club Ninety Six’s strategic location at the tip of the peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, means that the best seafood is right at his fingertips.  Depending on the season, Jorge serves up sea bass, swordfish, bay and sea scallops, lobster, tuna and more.  Produce and meats are largely sourced from a local organic farm. 

Some of the creations you’ll find on Chef Jorge’s constantly evolving, seasonal menu:  Chile en Nogada (Chile in Walnut Sauce - pictured above), Tampiqueña Style Prime Angus Filet, served with Mole Poblano, Wild Mushroom and Chevre stuffed Squash Blossoms, Cilantro-Infused Rice and Roasted Corn-Black Bean Relish, and “Garden on your Plate,” a vegetarian delight.

An exclusive Club Ninety Six recipe for Chile en Nogada follows.
On behalf of Del Mar Development
Chile en Nogada
Ingredients:
Filling

  • 6 poblano chiles, skinned & seeded
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ lb. ground pork
  • 3 ½ cups diced onion
  • 4 cups tomato, peeled, deseeded & diced
  • 1 oz. golden raisins
  • 1 oz. pine nuts
  • 1 cup peaches, skinned, pitted & diced
  • 1 oz. crushed almonds, toasted
  • 2 oz. dried apricots
  • 2 oz. Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 2 oz. green olives, chopped
  • 1 oz. capers
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Sprig of thyme
  • Sprig of oregano
  • ¼ cup dry sherry

Sauce

  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 oz. dry sherry
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • ¾ cup chicken stock

Garnish

  • 1 pomegranate
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

Preparation:
Filling:  In a large pot or Dutch oven brown meat in extra virgin olive oil, over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic until fragrant.  Add sherry and cook the mixture for three minutes. Add tomatoes and cook an additional three minutes.  Add almonds, fruits and herbs.  Reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
Sauce:  Blend walnuts, sherry, goat cheese and ½ cup of stock until smooth and creamy.  If too thick, add a bit more stock until desired consistency.

Preheat oven to 350.  Stuff chiles with meat mixture and bake 15 minutes or until hot.  Remove from oven and spoon sauce over chiles.  Finish withchopped parsley and pomegranate seeds.


21 Jul 2011 03:30 am

Drink specials, music and beer pong collide with Chef Emeril Lagasse’s kicked-up bar food

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Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas introduces three great new ways to experience the best Sports Bar in Sin City this summer with DJ Beats, Bites, and Beer Pong Wednesdays, Caribbean Cool Down Thursdays and Party on the Patio Fridays. 

DJ Beats, Bites, and Beer Pong: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm.  Add a little play to the middle of the week with a live DJ, a friendly game of beer pong and a tasty small bites menu courtesy of Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse. Specials include $3 domestic beers paired with a wildly popular game of beer pong.

Caribbean Cool Down:  Thursdays, 6pm-9pm. Start the weekend off early with a group of friends, or complete strangers for that matter, and drift away to your favorite island.  Kick back and embrace an enjoyable evening of live reggae music with $5 Mai Tai, Rhum Punch and Pina Colada specials.

Party on the Patio:  Fridays, 6pm-9pm.  Break out the Aquanet and neon spandex!  Featuring 80’s bands playing your favorite hits and tasty $5 margaritas, this patio party is the ultimate mingling hotspot to kick-off the weekend. 

Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Las Vegas, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd., South


20 Jul 2011 03:28 am

On Tuesday, July 26th, David Burke at Bloomingdales’ hit beverage series returns with a four-course summer cocktail dinner for only $50. Drinks made with William Grant Distillery spirits include a spiced margarita with Milagro tequila paired with an ancho chili-marinated salmon, and a blood orange-mint mojito with Hendrick’s gin paired with grilled lamb chops with polenta cake, sugar snap peas and oven-dried tomatoes. The dinner begins at 7pm and is $50/person (not including tax & gratuity). For reservations, email gigi@davidburke.com. David Burke at Bloomingdales: 1000 Third Avenue, 212.705.3800, www.burkeinthebox.com

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(Photo Credit Melissa Hom)

Amuse
Lobster Summer roll

First course
Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad
Spiked Pink Lemonade with Stoli Raspberry and Fresh Raspberries

Second course
Ancho Chili-Marinated Salmon 
Milagro Spiced Margarita

Third Course
Grilled Lamb Chops with Corn Polenta Cake, Sugar Snap Peas, Oven-Dried Tomatoes & Natural Lamb Jus
Blood Orange/Mint Mojito with Hendrick’s Gin

Fourth Course
Caramel Chocolate Dobos Torte
Fresh Strawberry Milagro Margarita


18 Jul 2011 03:21 am

Join Andre’s on Sunday, July 31st for a tasting of Petrossian’s new line of sustainable farmed caviar and featuring Jewel of Russia’s top of the line vodkas.

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Michel Emery of Petrossian Caviar will be on-site to discuss the quality and production techniques that make them the premiere caviar proveyor.

Chef Gary FX LaMorte will be preparing canapés and caviar cocktails for all. Unique flavor and non-traditional pairings of many styles of caviar; with flavor profiles such as sweet corn, fresh fennel, yellow curry, boniato, absinthe, celery and pixie tangerine. 

Come Taste the Best of the Best!!!

$30 Per Person. Reservations Requested. **Limited number of space available**
For reservations please call 702-798-7151. The reception starts at 7:00pm on Sunday, July 31st for $30 per person at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo.


17 Jul 2011 04:10 pm

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) popular end of summer foodie program, Miami Spice, celebrates its 10th anniversary August 1 - September 30, 2011. The program, inaugurated in 2002, offers more than 125 participating restaurants (a Miami Spice record), providing great value and making dining out affordable and accessible with three-course lunch ($22) and dinner ($35) menus, excluding gratuities, representing an average discount of 30-50 percent. To get the Miami Spice anniversary off to a rousing start, an upscale kickoff event, with live entertainment, tastings, demos, specialty cocktails and book signings by some of the area’s top chefs, will take place on Thursday, July 28, from 7-9 p. m., at the Miami Beach Convention Center at 1901 Convention Center Drive.

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“Greater Miami and the Beaches has long been a popular vacation destination, but over the last 10 years the area has emerged as a must-visit culinary scene as well,” explains William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB. “We are proud to have a thriving culinary culture thanks to talented chefs from a variety of diverse influences using the best ingredients as well as a community that has embraced them. This year we are also excited to include the Miami Spice program as part of the GMCVB’s ‘Summer of Love’ campaign; a program that encapsulates everything we love about Miami in the summer.”

This year’s lineup promises to make mouths water with 35 new restaurants including 1500° at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Angelique Euro Café, Blue Sea at Delano, Cabana, Caffe Portofino, Caffe Vialetto, Canyon Ranch Grill, Catch 10 Seafood Bistro, Catch Grill & Bar, City Hall the Restaurant, db Bistro Moderne, Deco Grill, The Dining Room, Eden South Beach, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Graziano’s Restaurant (2 new locations), Kane Steakhouse, Le Provencal Restaurant, Loulou “Le Petit Bistro,” Makoto, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink , Mister Collins, Morton’s, the Steakhouse, North Miami Beach, Old Lisbon Restaurant, Rincon Argentino Steakhouse # 2, Rosa Mexicano - South Beach , The Royal, Shula’s 347 Grill, Sustain Restaurant & Bar, Symcha’s, Trio on The Bay, Truluck’s, Tudor House and West Avenue Café.

“Miami Spice is about embracing what we love about the destination’s culinary scene and this year the delicious diversity of dining options is greater than ever before,” says Steven Haas, Board Chair for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and owner of new restaurant, City Hall.

This year’s Miami Spice is sponsored by American Express, Stella Artois and Moet Hennessy USA. The kick-off event, hosted by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Miami Beach Convention Center and Centerplate Catering, will offer attendees live musical performances by jazz flautist Nestor Torres, live cooking demos by chefs Michael Schwartz and Tom Azar (City Hall the Restaurant), and a VIP area featuring live performances from the world-famous Cirque Eloize and luxurious gift bags. Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $100 per person on the day of the event; VIP tickets are $125 and include a special reception beginning at 6 p.m., complimentary sponsor specialty drinks and complimentary self-parking adjacent to the event hall. Proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, Madison’s Wish and Education Fund’s Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative. To purchase tickets, guests may call
888-302-5441or visit www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com for more details.

For the full list of participating restaurants, menus, and scheduled events, visit the Miami Spice Restaurant Month’s dedicated website: www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com and for other “groovy deals” such as special offers for spas, attractions and hotels go to www.MiamiSummerofLove.com.


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