M. Cirino of A Razor, A Shiny Knife
The day after a theatrical dinner party for 30 people, hosted by A Razor, A Shiny Knife, I am with Michael Cirino, the gentleman who heads this lunatic group of performance-loving chefs. I am watching him clean up while simultaneously fielding requests for extra-thick bacon and roasted garlic. There was an article about his culinary venture in the Times a few weeks ago and now he’s hosting parties...
This newsletter is not to plug our own events; however, the mosaics of Michael Curry are just too gorgeous not to mention. On October 14th at 423 W.55th, The Dish’s Dish will be catering an event for a show of Michael Curry Mosaics. He works with stained glass, Venetian glass, and mirror to create artworks that catch and refract light in transcendent ways. As backsplashes in kitchens, as...
Carlos Coffee at Fives Leaves
I wanted to check out Five Leaves, a new café that’s come to the periphery of my neighborhood, because of a) the Smith & Mills connection to its design and b) the Heath Ledger connection to its inception. I was surprised when, one day, while grabbing a coffee from its convenient to-go window, I saw Carlos. Carlos is a highly skilled barista who I patronized many years ago at Brown, in the...