The Pink Pig is on a festive break. Come back next week for a review of the year in New York dining, a Greenwich Village haggis sighting and more.
Now back to sleep.
[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 21, 2009]
Worth a quick word about a midtown option which is still too far off most people's radar, Seäsonal restaurant and Weinbar.
Commended by its 58th Street location as a supper destination to follow non-gastronomic midtown entertainment, it serves a fine and reasonable lunch menu too.
[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 16, 2009]
Finding myself in Greenwich Village early one evening, I decided it was time to drop by Highlands, the new Scottish restaurant in the old P*Ong spot.
[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 14, 2009]
Welcome to Planet Ace. Or the Ace Hotel, I should say, on 29th Street, a venue where experience is rated above hospitality, if I read correctly.
The Breslin restaurant within the Ace, named not for the feisty author and columnist, but after the hotel's original name, manages some hospitality, I'm glad to say, along with some worthwhile food.
[Free stuff by Wilfrid: December 14, 2009]
Why traipse up to Eli Zabar's E.A.T. on the Upper East Side to taste smoked whitefish? Even free smoked whitefish?
But an invitation is an invitation and I'm glad I accepted it. Partly because Mr Zabar (present) pours a good champagne, and partly because the story of the Bering Cisco turned out to be uncommonly interesting. Also, if it's good enough a party to attract David Rosengarten...