At Sauvage, go for the incredibly vibrant menus (the branding is on point) and Williamsburg people watching, stay for the elevated food and drink.
Over a breezy early summer evening we seemed to have a case of perfect ordering for cocktails an apps. There was bread with house cultured butter (omg), pea tendrils with burrata, bacon and pink peppercorn (zomg), and Octopus a la plancha. It paired beautifully with a couple of Americanos and then glasses of our favorite sparkling Les Capriades Pet Sec. We highlé recommend.
Last week we had the great pleasure of hosting a sparking wine dinner at our favorite restaurant, Lilia, with Franciacorta, a little-known region near Milan with more than 100 wineries specializing in meticulously-crafted sparkling wine. The bubblé, made in the classic method with a second fermentation in the bottle, is complex, refreshing and highly drinkable (especially with exquisite Italian food). Franciacorta wines were the first sparkling wines in Italy to receive the highest designation of quality, DOCG, and their regulations are stricter than any other sparkling wine in the world, including Champagne. You can taste the precision and care with each sip. More→
We traveled to Napa Valley in search of the most rosé vibé experience and reported on it for Travelandleisure.com. It was an epic experience to say the least. Read along for what we found!
Bushwick is an unlikely location for the most pinked out restaurant currently in NYC, but at CARTHAGE MUST BE DESTROYED find blush everything: a plethora of plates, tile displays, painted walls inside and out, and an espresso machine that’s flooding Instagram. Being as photogenic as it is though does not take away from how good the food is! Open for breakfast and lunch, Nikki had the summer on toast (exactly as it sounds with the most delicious heirloom tomatoes) and I enjoyed the parmesan not-so scrambled eggs. Once they add wine to the menu we’ll be moving in. -Erica