Chef, Author, Restaurateur

March 2020

Today's recipe: Cauliflower with Pears, Sage & Hazelnuts. In support of @godslovenyc and their #whoareyoucookingfor campaign Donate in Link in Bio#chefs #homecooking

Soup Doria was old world style dish I used to make for a Princess, Princess Doria. Best Healthy Sunday meal to eat with some crusty bread. Recipe link in Bio from @nymag @grubstreet piece in 2009 #chefs #healthy #homecooking #coldweatherfood

The time is now: As a @cityharvestnyc leader, I'm calling on @NYCCouncil to release $25M in emergency funding to support feeding New Yorkers during this pandemic. Read more via @NYDailyNews article “C oronavirus could close most of New York’s food pantries in daysLINK IN BIO#wearecityharvest cc: @speakercoreyjohnson & @met_council

We still have a long way to go – but today could be an important first step in our fight to #SaveRestaurants and get the relief we need. With the House expected to vote on the stimulus bill today, it’s more important than ever that you call your rep and tell them to vote YES. Our local restaurants depend on it. #SaveRestaurants@indprestaurants

Pear & Whisky-Ginger CrispHome cooking during quarantine with an assist from Pastry Chef @semalphrus #chefs #staythefhome #baking #home #pears

For Awareness, link in bio @nymag Thanks for the lift @ebcnewyork #chefs #covid_19

Floyd Cardoz, bottom center in 1994 on the Lespinasse team, was a kind family man. This pic, although a bit fuzzy, is how I removed him, leading the team. We were just talking to each other recently planning Gray Kunz's memorial.I'll never forget him teaching me Indian cooking techniques like tadka,how to use Anardana powder, or when to use Black Cardamon  instead of Green. RIP brother Floyd#chefs #convid19

Op Ed today @nytimes from some good people in hospitality. Link in BioBig thanks to Sarah Rosenberg @wickedgm & Gwen Hyman @gwen_hyman for brining this to life #saverestaurants

Powerful stuff from @naomipomeroy Article link in bioMore to come@indprestaurants #saverestaurants

We closed our restaurants to keep Americans safe. Congress, now we need your help to make sure our business and employees get through this @senatemajldr @senatormarcorubio @chuckschumer @durbincampaign @speakerpelosi @leaderhoyer #SaveRestaurants

Up early on phone with DC to make sure Small Business Committee is shaping Cares Act that is good for hospitality


Great call happening with Senator@Gary Peters to discuss Federal initiatives to help hospitality get though this  @chefkatewilliams@bgreenhill@sandynlevine @devita_davison @foodlabdetroit @jihyekim  @seldenstandard  @standbydetroit @zingermanscommunity@salonniere

We can’t stay quiet. Let’s be the loudest voices. Let’s make them listen. Sign the petition at the link in my bio and call 202-224-3121 #toosmalltofail #saveamericasrestaurants

@locandaverde 1:20 PM 03/19/20🏻

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Hard Data care of  @lachlanmp @bobbystuckeyms#chefs #restaurants #hospitality

Call this morning with Whitehouse representatives from these fast food companies for hospitality business relief Where are independent operators for mid to small businesses? Because we have no National Lobby we have no voice here. Stay tuned

These are the commercial airlines in the air as of 10:47 today as from Flight Radar. 1. How are all these flights allowed in the air, jamming people together and crowding airports? Completely undercuts all the social distancing work we're all doing. 2. Why are we talking about airline bailouts first as apposed to restaurants & hospitality? 3. Read article @nytimes in bio

More perishable donations @cityharvestnyc from @lafayette380 @bnasworthy and team #chefs #nyc

Time to do what we can with what we have that we can use. Chef @jasonreichenhua @thedutchnyc just donated @cityharvestnyc #help #chefs #newyorkcity

I am late getting the story out here, but I wanted to update you. The last 5 days have been the most traumatic of my 30-year cooking career in NYC. Closing one restaurant is hard. Closing 11 at once is unfathomably difficult.  A lifetime of teamwork, and millions of breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, and weddings, just--stopped. As this crisis developed, we had hoped to be able to find a way of staying open—giving our community a sanctuary and keeping our teams working—while keeping everybody safe. We worked nonstop to address the effects of COVID 19 and react in the best way possible. As things progressed, our plans changed by the hour. But it was impossible. We began closing restaurants last Thursday, and we have been steadily closing down our spaces since then. Now it's done. All of our restaurants, bars, pubs and event spaces are closed.Time to hunker down, be the best leader I can be, and look forward to the day we can get back to cooking for you and serving you. Hope it’s very soon. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and be strong.

9 PM 03/11/2020 @thedutchnyc #soho #nycstrong

Spaghetti & Meatballs @recpierchophouse @sagamorependrybaltimore #baltimore #italianfood

Fluffy Mandarin Soufflé @lafayette380 in @bloombergbusiness @kkrader takes the edge off life. Pastry chef @tyleratwell1 Link in bio to article #souffle #soulfood #french

Here is photo taken last night around 11 PM with iPhone and a Maksutov telescope. #geeks #supermoon

Team @lafayette380 at La Paulee 2020 @lapaulee with @chefconor @chefgripper @dstucks @gabbiereade

Getting lots of messages about Gray Kunz and Lespinasse. Swipe though for a look at menus and archives #graykunz #rip

Sad Day for all of us that worked with the master Chef Gray Kunz. Lespinasse was the pinnacle of cuisine in early 90's in America and the 4 years working with him were both an amazing experience and bedrock for my whole career in cooking. So many stories to tell but the quote that always stays with me is "Andrew, it's the pan, not the man" #graykunz #masterchef #restinpeace

Delicious comfort @thedutchnyc #lunch #burgers #chefs #sauce

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