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Upper West Side: Truffle Store Comes to the Neighborhood

Truffles?  What ever happened to lox as the delicacy of choice on the Upper West Side? The neighborhood is going ever more upscale with the opening of Urbani Truffles on West End Avenue at 60th Street. The shop is slated to open sometime in September, says  Vittorio Giordano, Urbani’s VP. Truffles, of course, come from [...]

Recipe: White Chocolate Truffles with Cashews, Coconut and Drunk Raisins

With Christmas and New Year’s coming up, you’re going to want to have a recipe for making a sweet treat—my vote is always for chocolate truffles—that’s rich and decadent. This one, White Chocolate Truffles with Cashews, Coconut and Drunk Raisins, from Chef Renee Marton, fits the bill: WHITE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES WITH CASHEWS, COCONUT AND DRUNK [...]

NY Outdoor Dining: New Bar/Lounge Opens in Palace Hotel

I stopped by the Palace Gate last week, the new 75-seat outdoor spot that’s been set up in the courtyard of New York’s Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue. The Palace Hotel has outfitted the space as a lounge/cafe offering up cocktails and small bites. I’m sure it’s a lovely spot for a drink and a [...]