July 18, 2005 | Ask Gael
What's worth the Hamptons hassle?
Who cares how authentic it is when crispy flautas with avocado creme fraiche and chicken mole poblano are that good?
May 23, 2005 | Ask Gael
Omakase is my middle name
The parade of sensuous sushi at Sachiko’s on Clinton, each sliver of fish hiding a heady wasabi charge…
May 21, 2005 | Ask Gael
Lead me to some homey Pugliese.
Mamma Dora Marzovilla is back in the kitchen every morning at I Trulli, leading a team that does nothing all day but roll and shape her Apulian pasta...
May 16, 2005 | Ask Gael
Is there a new Las Vegas?
This, I'm told at Wynn Resort, is a new X-rated Las Vegas of strip joints, burlesque, topless...
March 28, 2005 | Ask Gael
Tell me a Thai place
If you’re not immutably fixated on the authentic, join me trundling down to the East Village to Ma*ya Hurapan Kitchen.
February 14, 2005 | Ask Gael
I'm dreaming of summer
Latch onto the glorified lobster shack launched as phase one of BLT Fish.
February 7, 2005 | Ask Gael
Compass yet again?
Chefs and patissiers come and go, soar and crash, at Compass, where desperate powers that be struggle to get it right.
January 17, 2005 | Ask Gael
After Rocco, what?
Numbing and mysterious Brazilian tricks tumbling out of the kitchen at Caviar & Banana Brasserio
December 22, 2004 | Ask Gael
I crave a taste of summer.
The stunning intensity of a mint-touched pea soup and the heady bouquet of the roasted lobster's pistou puddle distilled from the plantings of upstate fields send Blue Hill soaring to new heights for me...
December 13, 2004 | Ask Gael
Should I break open the piggy bank?
Chanterelle is the same unique grand drama of ﬁne dining it was in the desolate blackness of Soho 25 years ago.