John Halko is raising money for the expansion of his five-table organic restaurant in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., through the sale of VIP cards. The cards range in value from $500 to $10,000 and guarantee purchasers discounts on meals for years.
For all their fascination with haute cuisine, the French harbor a deep love of rustic ingredients and dishes. A recent visit to the Auvergne, a land of remote farm villages, featured nourishing stews, local cheeses and dry-cured hams and sausages.
The cookbook "Great Chefs Cook Vegan" features vegan recipes from renowned chefs including Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter and Todd English. The point is that vegan cooking has become a cuisine that can be as elegant as any other, author Linda Long said.
Ward & Precinct, a bourbon-based cocktail, is loosely based on the classic Ward Eight cocktail and uses bitters, lemon juice and grenadine. The creator is opening Manifesto, a club with a focus on mixology.