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Fine Greek Food with Maria Loi

Maria Loi has had a wonderful career as a celebrity chef with such accomplishments as cooking for President Obama, owning her own cookware line, and most recently releasing a book and opening a new Manhattan restaurant. In addition, she is deeply involved with charity funds for children and has a vested interest in sharing the culture and benefits of Greek Food with the world. This past week she held a seminar and luncheon “I Love European Fine Food”, showcasing the…

Restaurant Review: Lure Fishbar

FIRST IMPRESSION: So this is what it will feel like to be on my million dollar yacht when I hit the big time! This underground restaurant and bar had structural accents of a yacht in all the right places; port holes letting pedestrians have a glimpse inside, white and silver edges like the hull of a ship, brass knobs and gleaming oak. It was beautiful to look at. And full of beautiful people. It was buzzing with chatter and loud, almost club-like…

Balthazar

First Impression: Pirate ship. Maritime. French riviera. Wine country. These are what I thought of when I walked into Balthazar which, on this night, was packed. I mean, loaded with people. 45 minute wait. Standing shoulder to shoulder at the bar getting cozy with the other people waiting for seats. But you know what? We didn't care. It would be worth it. As we waited, I looked around. Warm, flattering lighting and enormous tarnished silver mirrors hung on every gigantic…