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Sour cream with sorrel, smoked salmon and pink pepper dish, featured in Chef Grant Achatz's Alinea Cookbook

By André Gayot




The name says it all. In the course of the unwinding world story, an “alinea” would mark the arrival of a new event of an idea of a philosophy. If the surging concept flies, it may be the beginning of a new episode. Alinea situates itself in a sphere in a forthcoming era to succeed the times of the inns, restaurants, brasseries, taverns, bistros, posadas, trattorias, eateries as we have known them so far. So be prepared: Alinea is not a restaurant like another chic restaurant; Alinea is like no other restaurant in the Americas, period.


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  • pinitbutton The Food Paper Newsletter for February has been Published!
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The Gramercy Park Hotel, one of our Top 10 Sexy Hotels in New York

Our February Edition of the Foodpaper Newsletter is here!

Spice up your love life! Check out our list of Top 10 Places to Kiss in the U.S., our favorite sexy hotels, and our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Wines. Mix it up in the kitchen with a decadent recipe for Dark Chocolate Dipped Pineapple with Pistachio or put our list of Top 10 Aphrodisiacs to the test. We also have a Valentine’s Day Guide, a sexy Car of the Month, and much more!

Eating Around Los Angeles

on February 03rd, 2010
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Palate Food + Wine is one of many L.A.-area restaurants currently offering specially-priced meals.



Hatfield’s has reopened, but where is its new location? Which Los Angeles restaurant, one of the Top 40 in the U.S., is offering a black truffle tasting menu for just three days this month? Which restaurants are offering specially-priced three-course meals this week? Where will the new Rolling Stone restaurant open?



Keep reading our Los Angeles area restaurant news, events, and reviews to keep up with all things culinary in the Southland.



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230 Fifth restaurant, one of our Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in New York


We just published our Tastes Newsletter for February!



Celebrate romance this month and check out all of our helpful guides to Valentine’s Day, including the Best Romantic Restaurants, Dining Out for Valentine’s Day, the Top 10 Romantic Gifts, Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels, Top 10 Wines for Romance and much more!







  • pinitbutton Labriola Pasticerria Lures Sweet Tooths
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Labriola Bakery & Café launched a super-sweet concept-within: Labriola Pasticerria.

by Jennifer Olvera


Just about everyone fell in love with Labriola Bakery & Café, a handsome offshoot of the esteemed Alsip, Ill., wholesale bakery, when it opened in an upscale, if generic, Oak Brook strip mall outside of Chicago in late 2008.


Owner Rich Labriola, a pizza-maker’s son, formed one of the area’s most respected—and profitable—artisan bread-baking companies back in 1993, supplying his wares to hotels and restaurants, such as Rosebud, Phil Stefani ventures and Spago, before taking the next step.


Sure, lines snake around the store or out the door during peak times, but few seem to mind—especially now. Labriola just expanded, launching concept-within Labriola Pasticerria, where sweets—almost too pretty to eat—provide eye candy for the lunch-breaking suits, socialites and regular, old carb lovers who gobble fare at wooden tables illuminated by a roaring fire or flickering flat-screens.

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