Lena Chen / Sex and the Ivy

Yesterday I had lunch at Wasabi Lobby with blogger and recent Harvard grad Lena Chen, the often-controversial and always-fascinating girl behind Sex and the Ivy and The Chicktionary. If you've never heard of her, I encourage you to check out her sites; she's one of the smartest, most interesting people I've met in quite some time (Newsweek dubbed her the “poster girl for what could be called a group of brainy girls gone wild”). I'm not even going to talk about how much I love her dress.


Beef 7 Ways At Ma Peche

Via Serious Eats:

"It's fair to say that David Chang, lord high executioner of the Momofuku restaurant empire, is a one-of-a-kind figure in the New York culinary world. In fact I have championed his cause to serious eaters and to other food writers early on. But it's also fair to say that Chang's reach can exceed his grasp. His restaurants are often original and groundbreaking—but, I feel, he can try too hard to be original and groundbreaking, at the expense of successful execution.

But that preamble isn't to say that the "Beef 7 Ways" dinner at Chang's newest restaurant, Ma Peche in the Chambers Hotel, fails to deliver. In fact, it represents the very best of chef Tien Ho's cooking and the best of Chang's and Ho's thinking—brilliant in conception and in execution, something that Chang's restaurants sometimes aren't in tandem. In short, with this seven-course celebration of all things beef, they deliver the city's most intense beef hit, which is saying something considering how many excellent beef emporia we have in Gotham..."

Read the rest HERE. I want to try this SO badly.

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