June 19, 2024


sights and trips

Female Chefs on the Meals They Are unable to Hold out to Travel For

I am looking forward to eating at 3 restaurants in this article in Atlanta. First, there is Le Colonial, an amazing Vietnamese cafe in Buckhead. In addition, there are two iconic Atlanta eating places helmed by James Beard Award-profitable chefs that are among my favorites: Bacchanalia, one particular of Atlanta’s iconic dining establishments from my friend, Chef Anne Quatrano, and Miller Union, a restaurant with an astounding seasonally-pushed menu from Chef Steven Satterfield. Several eating places have drastically decreased their menus due to the fact of the pandemic, so it’s not so considerably about a certain menu product as it is about the organization and the ambiance. My time with my spouse Lorraine has been quite minimal owing to our busy schedules, so I am wanting ahead to bringing her to these restaurants that normally have wonderful foodstuff and, most importantly, are perfect for a passionate supper for two. —Deborah VanTrece, chef/operator, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Atlanta

Seasonal soups and hot pot in Seattle

Coquine in Portland, Oregon

Courtesy Coquine

Johnny [Clark, Kim’s husband and restaurant partner] and I love the Pacific Northwest as a getaway location. We like to go to our good friends who are just wonderful men and women on best of doing amazing perform. In Portland, Coquine is a compact neighborhood restaurant with attractive, seasonal dishes. Previous time, we had a tomato soup with coco beans that was so fantastic. Easy, but completed particularly effectively. We also had a pasta bolognese for brunch that was comforting. [Coquine is also run by] a excellent husband-wife group. There is a gorgeous park in close proximity to the restaurant that is value the check out later on. In Seattle, it’s Revel. With Rachel Yang’s Korean history, we have a large amount in popular, and her food items is so flavorful—and once more, an additional spouse and spouse workforce! We definitely savored their pork belly pancake, albacore tuna bop, and the sizzling pot soups. —Beverly Kim, chef/operator, Parachute and Wherewithall, Chicago

Steak frites and a bottle of crimson

There are two places to eat that I most long to return to when this pandemic is more than. For hospitality, the gold typical is Brigtsen’s in New Orleans. From the host to the servers to Frank Brigtsen himself, the restaurant has the most authentic and welcoming staff members I have ever arrive throughout. They treatment about each individual guest who walks via the doorway. That adore stayed with me extensive just after eating there. For food items, I desire of L’Express in Montreal. When I can cross the checkered floor of the brilliant, mirrored dining room and settle in at a corner table with a bottle of pink wine, a jar of cornichons, and a plate of steak frites, all will be perfectly. At the very least for a solitary food. —Caroline Glover, chef/owner, Annette, Denver

A basic night time out in New York City

Le CouCou in New York Town

Courtesy Le Coucou/Image by Ditte Isager

I just can’t wait around to appear to New York when it is all open again. I have pals below, and it is my house city. I would like to appear back and go to The Grill or Le Coucou or Frenchette, for that classically themed New York eating out practical experience that I skip. You get a prospect to get dressed up, you can go to meal and see a exhibit, or you can go to a wonderful bar and have cocktails. I appreciate possessing a night time out in New York City. It is 1 of my most loved items to do in the earth. For one thing a minor far more minimal vital, I would adore to go to Asheville and take in at Katie Button’s put, Cúrate. I have eaten there before and it is such higher strength and pleasurable and the food items is so fantastic. Asheville is this sort of a terrific city to visit—it is just one of those destinations that seriously grows on you. —Mashama Bailey, chef/proprietor, The Grey, Savannah