Early in 2006 the editors at New York Magazine decided to change the name of my weekly column from Ask Gael to Insatiable Critic...I have revived Ask Gael. So please email me your questions
and I will try to answer them. You'll also find Ask Gael archives here from January 23, 2006 back to 2004.
July 13, 2015 | Ask Gael
Where are you sending friends now?
Where do I eat when I’m not hustling to find something to review? That what all my friends ask. Here’s where I’m going right now, just for fun, because it feels special, and maybe also, to impress a friend.
December 16, 2013 | Ask Gael
Feeding the Folks: Where to Go
HE'S KOSHER. SHE'S VEGETARIAN. WHERE CAN I MAKE BOTH OF THEM HAPPY?
Ask for a table veiled with white curtains at Tulsi and explore the vegetarian menu of Hemant Mathur who made his name with Suvir Saran at Devi. Chickpea cake with tart tomato chutney and tangy pineapple relish. Sweet, torrid, garlicky Manchurian cauliflower...
June 11, 2009 | Ask Gael
Best Italian New York Has to Offer
A client has a friend in from abroad who wants to eat at the best Italian New York has to offer. As I have not been to every Italian, I was hoping to get some suggestions.
April 20, 2009 | Ask Gael
Is there such a thing as “healthy” Chinese food that tastes great?...
April 1, 2009 | Ask Gael
We want somewhere special and Italian
Dear Gael, We will be coming to NYC with a very dear friend... We would love to take her somewhere special that is Italian.
January 26, 2009 | Ask Gael
I'm new in town, find me some spots to mingle and meet people
I am moving from Los Angeles to New York for a few months starting in February. Even though the 60-degree temperature difference is already giving me the chills, I am very ready for the energy of The City.
December 19, 2008 | Ask Gael
Flirting with Englishmen...
I recently became involved in a long distance relationship with an Englishman who is now coming to NY for the holidays...
December 18, 2008 | Ask Gael
Give me some good French restaurants...
I'm meeting a friend from out-of-town for dinner. He is asking about good French restaurants in the city. Thought I should ask the expert...
April 3, 2006 | Ask Gael
Send me to a lively French bistro
I felt a shiver of excitement at Café d’Alsace as I savored a gorgeous soup bowl of that almost abandoned classic, quenelles de brochet, rich and cleverly textured for its 21st-century revival.
February 20, 2006 | Ask Gael
Cocoa-flavored gnocchi? Do I dare?
I admit I had little hope for that gnocchi, or for fried cod over lemon marmalade, or fennel salad with licorice-spiked olive oil, bold moves on the menu at brand-new Spiga.