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By: Julia Moskin, The New York Times
For home cooks, it’s all too easy to fall into a vegetable rut. Coming up with main courses for weeknight dinners is hard enough; very often, vegetables are the afterthought. Salad dumped out of a bag, or some out-of-season steamed asparagus or roasted brussels sprouts — these basics let us check the “green” box. But they are hardly inspiring.
Great hotels can inspire you, pamper you, and give you a much-deserved break from the humdrum routine of daily life. Europe may have hotels in former palaces, but there are plenty of outstanding hotels and resorts in the U.S. too, and in many ways, they tell the story of this country.
In a digital world, this old school branding niche has new currency at New Orleans restaurants
By: Ian McNulty, Times-Picayune
Not all of those neatly bundled boxes and bags that people tote around town these days are full of Christmas gifts. Plenty are from restaurants, where lunch outings and holiday get-togethers are in full swing.
But while you might see the durable handle bags from Domenica or Compere Lapin or Desi Vega Steakhouse and think leftovers, for Matt Oertling they say something different.
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A partnership between two heavyweights—celeb restaurateur John Besh and his acclaimed protégé Alon Shaya—this splashy, happening hub in the Roosevelt Hotel operates with maximum panache, yet minimal fuss. To say that the pizzas at Domenica rival any found in Italy is almost an insult, because of course they do; fancy pastas like the dramatically black-and-white squid-ink tagliolini with blue crab enjoy equal fame.
In the South, cooking and eating aren’t just things that we do. Southerners of discriminating tastes actively seek quality cuisine, innovative restaurant concepts, and adventurous chefs who elevate the slow, steady approach of cultivating depth of flavor from locally cultivated ingredients to a veritable art form.
If you burn the bird this Christmas, there are much better options than Chinese Turkey at Bo’ Ling Chop Suey Palace. Several restaurants in the New Orleans area are open up on the big holiday and will be offering up all the traditional meals without all the dishes to was.
The swanky Besh downtown spot will be offering up a special Christmas meal along with some longtime favorites like pizza. The restaurants offshoot Pizza Domenica will also be open at (4933 Magazine St, New Orleans). (Both will be open from 11a.m. to 11p.m.)
When traveling to a city, there are two main considerations — where are we going to stay and where are we going to eat. In many cases, these are two distinct endeavors: We’ll get a room here, and we’ll go out for food and drinks there. However, this approach can overlook another important option, the hotel restaurant.
Eight New Orleans chefs and restaurants nominated for James Beard Awards.
“Local chefs comprise four of the five nominees for Best Chef: South, a regional category of Beard’s prestigious Chef & Restaurant Awards. They are Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, John Harris of Lilette (and Bouligny Tavern), Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace and Alon Shaya of Domenica.”
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“Four local chefs are up for the Best Chef honor in the South, including Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, John Harris of Lilette, Commander’s Palace chef Tory McPhail and Alon Shaya of Domenica.”
Seder for Two, Please: Restaurants Court Tradition – Domenica in New Orleans, an Italian restaurant with a Jewish chef, Alon Shaya, offers Passover-inspired menus for a few days or the entire week and leave the ritual service up to the customers.
On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender" premiere episode will air featuring Kim & scenes from DomenicaOn Saturday, October 30th "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender" premiere episode will air featuring Kim & scenes from Domenica. The show airs on select NBC affiliates around the country right after "Saturday Night Live."
You were on a rosé rampage all summer long. Now that the weather has shifted, so have your sip interests. We got together with Domenica GM Stephen Jeffcoat, the creative juice behind the bar's shaken and stirred cocktail menu. For your cold weather pleasure, he gifted Tidbits his recipe for Winter Sangria, currently on the menu at this Roosevelt Hotel dining destination. The quantity will serve a house party perfectly and the concoction is sure to be the sugar, spice and everything vice you crave this season.
Lo Spiedo Crew Collaborating With John Besh’s Domenica
They’re saying its in celebration of the Saints-Eagles game on Sunday, and who knows? Maybe that’s really true.
But honestly, that doesn’t matter. What does matter very much is that Domenica is an excellent restaurant, John Besh is an often amazing chef, and that short of booking tickets to New Orleans, Domenica’s crew dropping in at Lo Spiedo is gonna be your best shot at getting a taste.
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I’ve had perfectly satisfying meals at Domenica by myself, and it’s a fine date spot, but I think the true way to experience what makes it so special is to gather a small group that isn’t particularly possessive about their entrees. That is partly because there is so much good stuff across the menu that Alon Shaya has curated at this John Besh restaurant that you don’t want to limit yourself to one or two things.
Esquire's 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010
Today Esquire magazine releases its list of 2010 best new restaurants, its 27th annual edition. Restaurant features writer John Mariani awarded restaurant of the year to Jean-Georges Vongerichten's New York City restaurant ABC Kitchen. Chef of the year went to Sean Baker of the restaurant Gather in Berkeley, California.
The four "chefs to watch" were Nick Balla (Nombe, SF), Joshua Hopkins (Abattoir, Atlanta), Alon Shaya (Domenica, New Orleans), and Michael Schulson (Sampan, Philadelphia).
Coffee? Tea? Or…(Don’t Even Go There)
“This upcoming week, Merchant, the dynamite new coffee house at 800 Common Street, and Domenica, the amazing Italian restaurant operated by John Besh in The Roosevelt, will each be hosting a coffee-making and coffee-pairing session with Master Barista Giorgio Milos.”
NOLA ‘GRAMMING: We’re going H.A.M. for Domenica’s House-Made Prosciutto. “Executive chef and partner Alon Shaya's team ages all of the restaurant's meats on premises. As Shaya told us, "this ham is as old as this restaurant."
Domenica’s Shannon White Goes the Extra Mile.
“Eater talked to her this week about her drive to please customers, the growing legend of Domenica's happy hour, and the restaurant's burgeoning pizza delivery route, which may soon be coming to a bike rack near you.”
Interview with Chef Alon Shaya of Domenica – New Orleans, LA
“I want to cook dishes that have been around for couple hundred years and will be around for another couple hundred years. I'm not trying to invent anything. I feel like if you can cook the perfect loaf of ciabatta or make the perfect limoncello or bake the perfect pizza crust or braise a pork shoulder, these will be things you can do forever.”
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“When I think New Orleans, I don’t often think Italian food.
Correction: I didn’t often think Italian food. Now, it might as well be called New Rome to me, after my experience eating the transcendent Italian food of Chef Alon Shaya, of Domenica.”
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New Orleans chef to speak at Clinton School
Alon Shaya, an award-winning New Orleans chef, speaks at the Clinton School next Thursday, April 5, on opening and sustaining a restaurant in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Alex Harrell, Alon Shaya Nominated for 2012 F&W People’s Best New Chef Award
“The list includes 10 nominees from 10 different regions, and New Orleans, obviously, is in the Gulf Coast region. Included among the chefs from Miami all the way to Oxford, Mississippi are Alex Harrell from Sylvain and Alon Shaya from Domenica.”