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2015 French Open

on May 27th, 2015
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Roland Garros 2015

Roland Garros 2015

by Sophie Gayot

If you cannot make it to Paris for Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, you can still follow the action on the tournament’s official website. There, you’ll find round-the-clock coverage of the two-week French Open running through June 7. Real-time scores, streaming radio commentary and a live blog of tennis’ largest and most prestigious clay-court competition are available 24/7, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news on the action.

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The hungry crowd at the 10th Annual NYC Vendy Awards

The hungry crowd at the 10th Annual NYC Vendy Awards

by David Farley

The tenth-annual Vendy Awards took place on Governors Island in New York City on Saturday, September 13, 2014. With a pregnant sky looming above, the festivities hit full stride as soon as the grills were fired up and burners switched on, with vendor contestants ringing a football field-sized space. Continue reading “NYC’s 10 Annual Vendy Awards Draws Crowds to Governors Island” »



The bar at L'Apicio restaurant in New York City

The bar at L’Apicio restaurant in New York City

Chill Out with a Refreshing Italian Red

by Michelle Kwan

Move over rosé: there’s a new chilled summer wine on the market. Fichimori is a stunning new red, predominantly comprised of Negroamaro grapes, which are native to certain parts of Italy but rarely used in international winemaking. Finished off with just a splash of Syrah, this chilled red blend from the Puglia region could prove to be a sweet Southern Italian alternative to bottles of the pink stuff.

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La Nuit en Rosé

on July 29th, 2014
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Guests sampling wines at La Nuit en Rosé in New York City

Guests sampling wines at La Nuit en Rosé in New York City

An Emerging New York City Summer Tradition

by Michelle Kwan

While heavy rainclouds threatened to dampen the debut of La Nuit en Rosé onboard the Hornblower Hybrid Yacht, calmer winds eventually prevailed. Continue reading “La Nuit en Rosé” »


Maysville | Flatiron District

Maysville restaurant in the Flatiron District

The Best New York Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

Summer is a great time to be in New York City, especially for anyone intent on eating well. Patios open up for all-day dining, outdoor rooftop lounges offer sweeping views of the city at night and there always seems to be an endless variety of new restaurants to enjoy. This summer, choose to experience Mediterranean flavors from a celebrity chef, tasting menus at a grocery store in Brooklyn or searingly spicy Thai food from a dingy restaurant in Red Hook. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in New York City to eat at, right now.

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La Nuit en Rosé

La Nuit en Rosé

by Barnaby Hughes

Rosé is one of the world’s most underrated wines. It can be surprisingly affordable, incredibly versatile, and utterly refreshing, but the good stuff often gets lost among the oceans of White Zinfandel and other pink plonk being produced both here and abroad. A new rosé festival launching this month in New York aims to right this wrong.

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Côtes de Bordeaux wines

Introducing one of France’s newest appellations

by Michelle Kwan

France’s famous Bordeaux region comprises numerous appellations and sub-regions, from St-Emilion, Pomerol and Médoc to Entre-Deux-Mers and Sauternes. In 2007, the AOC Côtes de Bordeaux was created, combining the “terroirs” of Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon and Francs, in order to distinguish this unique region from its neighbors. The appellation also gives winemakers within the region the flexibility to blend wines from different areas within the appellation.

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"Provence in the City" wine tasting event at Lafayette in New York

“Provence in the City” wine tasting event at Lafayette in New York

Provence in the City

by Michelle Kwan

Crisp, chilled rosé is commonly considered to be a warm weather drink, but that didn’t stop Provençal rosés from coming to New York City early this year. To be precise, they arrived ten days before spring at Lafayette restaurant in NoHo on an overcast Monday in March. This year’s “Provence in the City” tasting and seminar featured more than 60 different wines. Six were paired with four Provençal-influenced courses from Lafayette.

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The Bar of the Lounge at Le Bernardin

The Bar of the Lounge at Le Bernardin

New York Restaurant Trend: Dining at the Bar

by Meryl Pearlstein

Interested in eating at some of New York City’s best restaurants, but put off by the prices? Try dining at the bar! Not only is it less expensive, but the bar or lounge atmosphere is often a more relaxed experience than in the main dining room. It’s a wonderful trend that many top-rated New York restaurants are embracing, including Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park and Per Se, where diners can avoid having to order the prix-fixe menu by dining in the lounge.
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The Indulgence Burger

The Indulgence Burger (Kobe beef patty, seared foie gras, pancetta, white truffles and caviar)

When is a hamburger not a hamburger?

by David Farley

The hamburger, that culinary icon of disputed origins, has always been a sandwich for the ordinary person. Priced to sell (especially at fast food restaurants), the hamburger could be enjoyed and eaten by anyone with some change in their pockets.

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