Category Small plates

Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]

Beauty and Essex, NYC

Beauty & Essex is a huge (300 seater) dining space with an entrance that looks like a pawn shop. Although it opened in NYC in late 2010 it is still very popular with large groups and late night diners.  I have had great food and service there every time I have gone with a large […]

Salt Yard in London

Salt Yard serves modern tapas with Spanish and Italian influenced flavours and produce.  Salt Yard has other (sister) tapas restaurants scattered across central London (Dehesa, Opera Tavern, and the latest Ember Yard) –  I am yet to go to any of these, so cannot say how they are different or better (if at all).  The […]