food 03.29.05

Food Notes

Adam Gopnik in this week's New Yorker on food writing and Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl. Don't miss either one.

Andrea Strong eats at Xing, 785 9th [52nd] 646.289.3010 and loves it, and at Metropol, 234 W. 4th [10th] 212.206.8393, and does not.

Over at The Morning News, food writer Josh Friedland (of The Food Section), talks with several French bloggers about the new book French Women Don't Get Fat.

Spring auction of wines, including rare and classic Italians from a private collection, will be handled by Zachys on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 9:30-4pm at Daniel, 60 E. 65th [Mad/Park] 212.288.0033.

Lassi, 28 Greenwich Ave. [10th/Charles] 212.675.2688, is the month-old Indian home-cooking takeout spot (though there are a few stools where you can eat in) owned by Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez (who used to be the pastry chef at L'Impero and at JUdson Grill) and her father, Andre Gillardin.

Fabulously incorrigible Regina Schrambling gives us the straight dope on over two dozen old and new NYC restaurants: Favorites include Cafe Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, 1048 5th [86th] 212.288.0665, and — surprise — Vong, 200 E. 54th [3rd] 212.486.9592, which she says is "perilously close to perfect." This whole piece makes us think that Ms. Schrambling has been in a good mood lately, which we hope is not the case.

Best food newsletter? The one we enjoy most is the monthly from authors Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page. You can read it here and then sign up for a free subscription. In this month's issue, they talk about the world's greatest restaurant. You'll have to read it to find out what their pick is.


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