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Tag: restaurant

30 May

The Mallmann Diaspora

Metta, Norberto Piattoni’s Fort Green neighborhood restaurant Francis Mallmann, the revered Argentinian chef made famous by his many restaurants...

23 Sep

A Restaurant That Is Also An Inn

Francis Mallmann’s Restaurant Garzon is arguably Uruguay’s best restaurant and one of the finest in all of South America.  But...

26 Apr

Haven’s Kitchen

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25 Oct

MIMI Restaurant & Bar

It’s so new, this 9-table, village restaurant that its website features only a menu and an address.  It’s so stylish that even...

30 Jul

Hirohisa

I love restraint which is probably why I love most things Japanese.  On Thompson Street, within a few doorways of a favorite Japanese restaurant,...

17 Jul

BONDST Restaurant

Situated in an historic, Soho-style brownstone, BONDST offers guests  three, distinct levels of enjoyment.  The ground floor houses BONDST...

1 Sep

The Botanist : Aussie Sliders at their Best

Gerard Fothergill, an English globetrotting botanist of the early 20th century, ran a small bookshop on Willoughby Street in Kirribilli, the...

31 Aug

Sydney Lifestyle

On this sunny Sunday morning we drive to a part of Sydney which is new to me.  Balmain is in the western suburbs, an area I am told that is...

10 Apr

Betony

The ceilings soar, the service impresses and the food enchants.  The architects of this trifecta are Executive Chef Bryce Shuman, former Executive...

30 Mar

EN Japanese Brasserie

In restaurants I usually go for the smaller, more intimate spaces rather than the splashy stage sets of which Jean George’s Spice Market...

17 Oct

The Todd English Food Hall

Market dining is the fashion of the moment.   Diverse cuisines, open kitchens, counter and family table seating offer today’s foodies...

6 Oct

Vinegar Hill House

Vinegar Hill House is a charming restaurant located on the edge of Dumbo in Brooklyn.  With a local, young crowd, it reminds me of a European...

5 Oct

Shalom Japan

Offering an outrageous and seemingly random fusion of Japanese and Jewish cuisine, South Williamsburg newcomer, Shalom Japan, quite simply,...

23 Jul

Restaurant Ease in Manhattan

CATA, my new favorite Spanish restaurant in lower Manhattan, is a delightful find.  Easy on a summer evening, this is a tapas spot with all...

19 Jul

Ippudo West Side

I ran.  Well, not really ran as the heat index was 107 at 5:30PM when I set out from home, and I more slid than ran to 51st between 8th and...

18 Jun

Issaya Club

Chef Ian Kittichai  Chef Pongtawat “Ian” Chalermkittichai is Thailand’s first international “celebrity chef”.  An unlikely candidate,...

20 Jul

Zuma Wabi-Sabi

Layers of creativity always astound me.  Here you start with a restaurant of note, a great chef, his beautiful food, a photographer’s...

9 Jul

RedFarm

Oh my…it’s sooo good!  On a stultifyingly hot evening last week we snagged a table at RedFarm and ordered widely across the menu...

13 Jun

NoMad Hotel

On 28th Street and Broadway, in what is known locally as Manhattan’s Koreatown, a wonderful Beaux Arts building has been repurposed.  Formerly...

2 Jun

A Cart in the Park

One of the joys of New York summers is the easier pace.  And one of the signposts of the easier pace are lazier park lunches surrounded by...

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Kusama’s piano
Rabbits (huge  French rabbits), squirrels, hedgehogs and beavers all together in this animal cafe
Wonderful Art Deco house built for Prince Asaka’s family in 1933. After the war the Asaka family was demoted to commoner status and the house became a State guest house and now a museum. The demotion of Asaka and other princely families is part of a current discussion regarding the current Imperial succession line which is tenuous. One solution would be to allow females to succeed. Another is to reinstate some princely families to strengthen the succession options
And, finally, the sword guard which a metalworker might spend a year making. Each depicts miniature worlds reflecting the artist’s soul
Next is the hilt, made from a core of magnolia wood, wrapped in the skin of Asian stingray, and then bound with threads, generally In a diamond pattern to provide a firm grip.
I ended my very warm day (94F feels like 104F) in the sleek, cool, new Japanese Sword Museum. Who would have thought it would be so pleasing to the senses?  Here are the sword story pieces In separate postings as the photos look better singly. The katana, with blade curved upward (first photo) was carried by Samurai on horseback. The Tachi, blade curved downward, was carried by Samurai on foot and usually had a groove carved into the blade to lessen the weight.  They are forged, tang and blade, in one piece. These are prize winners from “jewel” steel and signed by Masters.  It is the tip, I am told, that is the most challenging part of the blade to make.