celebrity chefs

July 25, 2007

The SnarkReport: Moldy Morimoto

by Kayoko Akabori

With my dining partner Matt in tow, we were off to the METApacking District for a restaurant week lunch at Morimoto. When Hua told me that Morimoto NYC was like being in Vegas, my interest piqued. Vegas?? In NYC?? No WAY, can’t wait! (Sarcastic face here). This perceptive comment has inspired this no-holds-barred, special Vegas […]

June 4, 2007

The Umami Reader, vol.002

by Kayoko Akabori

Noteworthy readings, websites, blogs and eats: BBQ Time! The Minimalist on using the best meats for grilling yummy burgers Tap is in: restaurants ban bottled water Cooking with saffron Gawker says: Rosé is the beverage of choice for hipsters and old folks for the summer (make sure to also read the WSJ article, and watch […]

May 13, 2007

James Beard Foundation Awards

by Erin Gleeson

When I was asked to shoot the Beard Awards, I was so excited. Tickets to this black tie affair cost anywhere from $400 to $2,500…and they paid me to come and eat! (as long as I took a few photos). It was quite an event- basically the Oscars of the food world. It was amazing […]

March 20, 2007

Hottie Harold’s Restaurant in the Village

by Kayoko Akabori

Grub Street reports that Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle will open his new restaurant, Perilla, in Greenwich Village at 9 Jones Street!!! any day now… thanks Melissa for this! *k* footnote: Troy Division and i went out for a drink at Marion’s a few months back when Harold walked in with Dave (eliminated from the […]

March 6, 2007

The Chang Soigné Treatment

by Kayoko Akabori

i’m really NOT a Momofuku fan, but i think i’m in love with David Chang. he really is a captivating writer (wait, i hope HE wrote this, and not some lame PR person…). am i feeding the hype? of course– but dude’s seriously gotta work on his ramen. thanks Irwin for this.

March 2, 2007

Boulud and Morimoto at Japan Society, Oh My!

by Kayoko Akabori

, New Sorry folks, this special symposium on monday with Boulud and Morimoto and Kikkoman CEO is totally sold out! Tomoko, who works in the Corporate Program at Japan Society, just told me that she’s got over 400 people vying for a seat. i’ll suckerpunch a press person for a spot and will be sure […]