food 04.19.05


One of the tastier loaves in the city is the rosemary twist from Amy's Breads, made from organic whole wheat and rye, olive oil and the fresh herb.

The lemon verbena travel candle Henri Bendel Home is $12 in the store and at Bigelow Chemists.

No excuse needed to eat at Tocqueville, 15 E. 15th [5th/Union Sq. W.] 212.647.1515, but the thyme roasted wild striped bass ($27) is a little extra incentive.

For store-bought, MUG thinks Citarella's basil pesto is the city's best.

Jo Malone's signature fragrance lime basil and mandarin cologne, worn by men and women, is a modern classic. $48 for 30ml.

Renegade pastry chef Sam Mason of wd-50, 50 Clinton [Rivington/Stanton] 212.477.2900, always has some madness to his method. We love that. Currently, one dessert is lemon curd, basil meringue, and blackberry chutney.

Scarborough Field Farms at Union Square Market on Mondays is the go-to table for potted herbs. Right now, oregano, hyssop, lovage, and sweet woodruff sit among the different varieties of sage, thyme and mint. For great deals on cut herbs, the Chelsea Market fruit and vegetable store can't be beat.

Walnut sage pesto and cipollini onions give gnocchi a gentle gnudge at Savoy, 70 Prince [Crosby] 212.219.8570.

At Chelsea Market Baskets in Chelsea Market, much of one wall is given over to imported jams, chutneys, relishes, and mustards. Look for apple and rosemary jam from Rosebud Farm.

The Shakespeare Garden up behind the Swedish Cottage in Central Park (dedicated to Shakespeare in 1916, on the 300th anniversary of his death), contains only herbs and flowers mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems.
5 List: Small Opera Companies
The Amato Opera
American Opera Projects
Bronx Opera Company
Dicapo Opera Theatre
Regina Opera Company

Ticket Watch
An incredible lineup of Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, and Stars live at SummerStage, Thursday August 18th. Tickets ($30) go on sale Saturday, April 23, noon, at the Irving Plaza box office, and by phone at 212.307.7171. This one's going to be a quick sellout.

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