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Friday, January 19, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS @katiecouric KATIE COURIC TO HOST NBC’S PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF OPENING CEREMONY FOR XXIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES ALONGSIDE MIKE TIRICO

PyeongChang Olympics Will Be Couric’s Fourth Opening Ceremony as Co-Host; NBC Primetime Olympics Host Mike Tirico Makes Opening Ceremony Debut

NBC’s Live Primetime Coverage of the Winter Olympics Begins Feb. 8, One Night before Opening Ceremony
For First Time Ever, NBCUniversal to Live Stream Olympics Opening Ceremony
Congratulations, Katie!

Award-winning journalist Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host the Opening Ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, it was announced today by Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming. She will join host Mike Tirico in the booth at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony, which will air in primetime, Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Also joining NBC’s Opening Ceremony coverage will be Joshua Cooper Ramo, Co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, who discussed culture and geo-political issues for NBC during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“It’s beyond exciting to welcome Katie back to our Olympic booth. Katie has extensive Olympic experience, having anchored the TODAY show at six previous Games, and hosted the Opening Ceremony in Sydney, Salt Lake City, and Athens,” said Bell. “We have been eagerly awaiting Mike’s first prime time Olympic hosting duties, and now, with Mike and Katie, viewers will have two pros, and two terrific storytellers leading the way. I’m looking forward to both of them engaging with Joshua for his keen analysis, first shared with our viewers so memorably in Beijing in 2008. I have no doubt this compelling trio will capture both the significance and glory of the ceremony’s signature moments.”

“During my years at NBC, I loved covering the Olympics and showcasing the hard work, dedication and perseverance of athletes from around the world. The Opening Ceremony will be a chance for South Korea to share its culture and customs and for the international community to celebrate this unparalleled display of athletic achievement and sportsmanship. There’s nothing quite like it,” said Couric. “I’m also looking forward to working with Mike, who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to everything he does.”

Tirico works his first Opening Ceremony. He served as host for the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, following his role as a Rio daytime host.

In the days following the Opening Ceremony, Couric will contribute to NBC’s coverage, offering commentary and interviewing select Olympians. Previously at NBC, Couric had a decorated 15-year run as co-anchor of TODAY (1991-2006) after serving as NBC News’ deputy Pentagon correspondent for three years.

FIRST-EVER LIVE STREAM OF OPENING CEREMONY

For the first time, NBCUniversal will stream live an Olympics Opening Ceremony. The live coverage from PyeongChang will begin Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, and will feature the pageantry and the Parade of Nations with world feed graphics and the event’s natural sound (without commentators). NBC’s fully-produced presentation of the Opening Ceremony, hosted by Couric and Tirico and featuring interviews and profiles will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Live streaming of all Olympic competition has occurred at every Games since London 2012.

“We are excited to live stream for the first time the Olympic Broadcasting Service’s world feed of the Opening Ceremony. NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app will continue to provide immersive coverage of all events in the NBC Sports portfolio.” – Rick Cordella, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group


Katie Couric
Fourth Olympics Opening Ceremony assignment with NBC Sports
Spent 15 years as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY (1991-2006), following three years as NBC News’ deputy Pentagon correspondent
In 2006, became the first solo female host of the CBS Evening News, while also contributing to 60 Minutes
Following the success of Couric’s 2017 National Geographic documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, she is partnering with National Geographic on America Inside Out with Katie Couric, a six-part documentary series that will premiere on April 11, 2018
Couric is the co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), which has raised over $500 million to fund scientific research teams that emphasize collaboration and innovation
For a complete Katie Couric bio, click here

NBC’S LIVE PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS BEGINS FEB. 8

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Ecco Restaurant Since 1983 Inaugural Review Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

The phenomenal Carpaccio!
Scampi alla Griglia!
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A bastion of classy gentility in downtown Manhattan, Ecco Restaurant was a distinct pleasure to visit recently for the first time. 
 Originally opened in 1983, Ecco has a wonderful history that was continued in 1998 when current owner Ray Colovic joined as manager, becoming owner in 2013.  Ecco is a beautiful one-of-a-kind experience that will simply delight you in every way. 
Peachy and Ray
  When we were walking by, an angel named Liz Smith whispered in our ear: "You're going to love it there Peachy because they even have a bartender from Swifty's."  You know what Swifty's was famous for on Whom You Know...and actually, Ecco did remind us of Swifty's.
On our first visit, all the little details were flawlessly attended to, and it's clear why this venue has thrived for so many years.  Dishes are prepared fresh daily and the welcoming elegant atmosphere is surely attractive from anyone on a date to a family celebration.
The appetizer that jumped out at us impressively was the Carpaccio, and we rejoiced in its succulent thinness.  Sliced raw filet mignon will make your carnivorous dreams come true, and every bite was divine.  Below you will discover a garden of well-chopped arugula, a bevy of nutrition!  It is exactly this gorgeous, darling:
The Insalate course continued in classic style with Tricolore: Arugula, endive and raddicchio.  Brilliant in both color and flavor, this salad was completely fresh and exactly what you'd want in a simple salad.  And, they put the dressing on the side for us as requested, getting it right the first time.  
We thought we had found every pasta we coveted in Manhattan by 2018, but we were wrong.  When we're wrong, we'll tell you as soon as we figure it out!  There are literally a dozen pasta choices on the Ecco menu, which are twelve reasons alone to go visit based on our first incredible taste of this amazing dish: Tortelloni alla Pannna: Cheese filled pasta, cream and parmesean absolutely hits the spot in the dead of winter.  Pure creamy deliciousness will make your day.  Fresh pepper and fresh parmesean make all the difference.
Speaking of the dead of winter, we are totally impressed that Ray is the kind of restaurant owner that personally is there greeting his guests with a smile and cheer, and making sure his sidewalks are perfect like a great Manhattan citizen.  Snow does not stop Ray!  Most restaurant owners here are absolutely in it to win it, but pictures speak louder than words.
Mmmmmm more hearty goodness arrives with Pollo alla Fiorentina!  No ordinary chicken, this exceptional dish boasts welcoming warmth and gracefully rests upon spinach with white wine and shallots, striking the right balance between hit-the-spot and uber-upscale.  Perfectly pounded, this should be your dinner tonight.
We applaud the green beans!  They are Peachy's favorite vegetable.
Wait!  Is that Chris Kreider (BC ALUM!), Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello and Henrik Lundqvist?  (They are all New York Rangers if you are not reading NHL Peachy...) You might think so because there's nothing small or shimpy about these winners that are ready to score a hat trick in your stomach.  Meet Scampi alla Griglia!  Beautifully butterflied, this shrimp grilled with herbs and garlic has jumbo flavor and you'll be so glad to meet them.  Note that we did spy NHL action on the tv by the bar and this is a hockey-friendly atmosphere, which does make every bite taste even better.
We were incredibly impressed with Ecco and Ray on our first visit and we can't wait to see what they do next.




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#ParksandGardens The Met to Welcome Spring with Exhibition on French Parks and Gardens Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know


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Exhibition Dates: March 12–July 29, 2018
Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Robert Lehman Wing, Galleries 964–965

Anchored by the encyclopedic holdings of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence, opening March 12, will illustrate the horticultural boom that reshaped much of the French landscape during the 19th century. As shiploads of exotic botanical specimens arrived from abroad and local nurserymen pursued hybridization, the availability and variety of plants and flowers grew exponentially, as did the interest in them. The opening up of formerly royal properties and the transformation of Paris during the Second Empire into a city of tree-lined boulevards and parks introduced public green spaces to be enjoyed as open-air salons, while suburbanites and country-house dwellers were inspired to cultivate their own flower gardens. By 1860, the French journalist Eugène Chapus could write: "One of the pronounced characteristics of our Parisian society is that . . . everyone in the middle class wants to have his little house with trees, roses, and dahlias, his big or little garden, his rural piece of the good life." 

The important role played by parks and gardens in contemporary French life is richly documented in works in The Met collection by artists extending from Corot to Matisse, many of whom were gardeners themselves. The popularity of botanical and floral motifs at this time is evidenced throughout the pictorial and decorative arts. With some 150 works that range from paintings by the Impressionists to photographs of the era and vases made to display lush bouquets, this presentation will provide a fresh, multisided perspective on best-known and hidden treasures housed in a Museum that took root in a park: namely, New York's Central Park, which was designed in the spirit of Parisian public parks of the same period.
The exhibition is made possible by the Sam and Janet Salz Trust, the Janice H. Levin Fund, and The Florence Gould Foundation.

Exhibition Credits and Related Information
Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence is organized by Susan Alyson Stein, Engelhard Curator of Nineteenth-Century European Painting, Department of European Paintings, with Colta Ives, Curator Emerita, Department of Drawings and Prints, and the assistance of Laura D. Corey, Research Associate, Department of European Paintings, all of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition design is by Daniel Kershaw, Exhibition Design Manager; graphics are by Kamomi Solidum, Senior Graphic Designer; and lighting is by Clint Ross Coller and Richard Lichte, Lighting Design Managers, all of The Met Design Department.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press. The catalogue will be available in The Met Store (hardcover, $50).

The catalogue is made possible by the Janice H. Levin Fund and the Doris Duke Fund for Publications.
The exhibition will be featured on The Met website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #ParksandGardens.


Image: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). The Parc Monceau (detail), 1878. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1959 (59.142)

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens in Midtown Manhattan Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen


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Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of a newly-built hotel in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan. The hotel venture marks a significant milestone as the only full-service Hilton in the Midtown central and south areas, providing a much-needed, refreshing lodging option for business and leisure travelers. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its hotel properties.

Soaring 39 stories, Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan is the place to see and be seen, with a glass façade offering supreme views of the iconic New York City skyline. The hotel features a convenient, central location to popular local attractions such as Times Square, Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue shopping, as well as corporate districts. The property is steps away from almost every desired method of transportation, including Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and the LIRR.

Managed by PM Hotel Group, the hotel comprises of 310 studio suites and king rooms with contemporary, smart design and local influences. The hotel’s exterior, for example, was inspired by the fashion district with jeweled aesthetics, rich textures and vibrant color tones. Beginning on the 22nd floor, the hotel has city view rooms facing north & south as well as several Sky Studio Suites with private terraces. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, a microwave and refrigerator, coffee maker, bath amenities and more.

“Guests can now take advantage of the new Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan property to experience The Big Apple without sacrificing affordability and convenience,” said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. “Whether dining at our upscale restaurants or taking in the views of the city from the Skylawn Bar & Social Space, our new property sets the standard for value.”

Guests staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan location can enjoy three upscale restaurants inspired by the city’s vibrant culture. The Embassy Lounge serves complimentary made-to order-breakfast favorites daily, while The Heist serves Italian fare and chef-led concepts during lunch and dinner hours. Hand-crafted cocktails curated by Allen Katz, one of the nation’s leading experts on distilled spirits, are available for beverage enthusiasts at The Heist Lounge and The Skylawn Bar & Social Space. An additional lounge on the fourth floor hosts the complimentary evening reception with wine, beer and spirits and lite bites daily. Guests can also take in the city views on The Skylawn outdoor terrace, which is open to the public or available for private events.

Additional amenities include The Empire room, a 900-sq. ft. meeting space with natural lighting and views of The Skylawn outdoor space, a fitness center featuring a variety of Precor exercise equipment, a robust library and an interactive game lounge. All of this is in addition to the standard amenities available at all Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels ensure travelers receive value-added offerings that make for a comfortable stay.

“Business and leisure travelers will embrace the beloved Embassy Suites by Hilton values and be able to explore the city at this high-end property, which breaks the mold of typical hotels in the area,” said Karl Baugher, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan. “No other full-service hotel in the area offers well-appointed studio suites and king rooms, culinary experiences through our in-house chef, a complete mixology program and proximity to nearby attractions like we do at a cost-efficient price point.”

Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan participates in the Hilton Honors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. In celebration of the recent opening, the property is offering 1,000 Bonus Honors points per day from November – April, 2018.

Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan is located at 60 West 37th Street, New York City, New York, 10018, USA. For more information or to make a reservation, visit embassysuites.com or call +1 212 912 0111.


About Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 238 hotels with 48 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Giorgio Armani @giorgioarmani Madison Avenue Windows Manhattan Winter 2018 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners


For fifty years, Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner has been entrusted with Manhattan’s finest wardrobes. New York’s fashion boutiques have been recommending Hallak to their loyal customers for years. They understand the importance of quality fabric care and protecting their client’s investment. While Hallak is known for their expert handling of couture and other precious items, they also make it a point to give your more casual garments the same level of attention. Their representatives are always on the look out for the hard-to-notice stains, loose seams, missing buttons, etc. You can trust Hallak Cleaners with your entire wardrobe and then some. A sample of some of their specialized services: 

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SalonPeachy #WhomYouKnow : Advanced Colorist #LilaCarlino of the #JulienFarel Restore Salon and Spa Brightens Up Peachy's Haircolor for 2018! We Highly Recommend Lila's Color Expertise.

JULIEN FAREL
One of the best ways to ring in the New Year is with brand new haircolor and our resident expert, Lila Carlino, Advanced Colorist of Julien Farel, has completely earned our trust with her excellent taste and absolutely superior haircolor execution skills from base to highlights.
It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we are glad to know Mover and Shakers Julien and Suelyn, and we have known them for years; we met them in March 2009!

Julien as a Mover and Shaker:
and Suelyn, as a Mover and Shaker:
http://www.whomyouknow.com/2009/04/movers-and-shakers-suelyn-farel.html
Of course, we met Lila through this brilliant couple!
Lila not only has superior taste and skills but also Lila possesses great vision for how to make you look like you, but better.  This is a rare quality to find in a colorist.  Avid readers know that Peachy Deegan returned to her natural color a year ago and has been loyal to this shade; she always used to have highlights.  For 2018, Lila suggested a few classy caramel (not red! Peachy hates red on herself) highlights around the face achieved with lightener after application of a deep brown base of 6N L'Oreal Inoa.  The depth of talent and quality of personal interaction is at its best at all levels of personnel at Julien Farel; from the moment you are greeted and put on your cape to assistants to professionals, everyone is pleasant, upbeat and positive.
Olga Corona assists Lila in her coloring endeavors and she is also a joy to work with.
After Peachy's hair was colored, Redken Shades EQ in Butterscotch Caramel Glaze was superlatively applied to create a glow around the face.
 "For 2018 thus far we're seeing a trend of shorter cuts which in the world of color work well with soft bases with subtle highlights," comments Lila.  After the color was achieved, we worked with Hiro Araki who fabulously blow dried our hair to perfection. 
Baby, it may be cold outside, but it's warm inside the salon, a beacon of relaxation that rejoices in their commitment to make you look your best you. 

Whom You Know Highly Recommends Julien Farel's Lila Carlino for Haircolor!



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The Julien Farel Group is a French American company based in New York that delivers transformative products and services in the beauty and wellness industry. The epicenter of the Julien Farel Anti-Aging experience is at the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa, located inside the Loews Regency New York Hotel in New York. With his flagship in New York City, Julien also opens an annual pop up location at the US Open Tennis Tournament giving the world's best tennis players their competitive coifs. In addition to operating one of the world's best salon and spa destinations, Julien and Suelyn Farel are haircare pioneers who developed and launched Julien Farel Anti-Aging Haircare using 50 years of skincare research, 30 bioactive ingredients and breakthrough technology to deliver instant and long term results. The Science of Hair is their mission to create the most innovative haircare products to RESTORE the beauty in your hair.- See more at: http://www.julienfarel.com/meet-julien/#sthash.UmOIFSZb.dpuf

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Shadmoor by Executive Chef Edi Seitllari Inaugural Review Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Executive Chef Edi Seitllari and the New York Steak
The only drug we recommend: Tuna on Crack (only food involved!)

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga:

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Had enough of winter?  The snow may be on its way again but it can be summer at dinnertime if you go to the right spots-and quicker than you can say Florida please meet our friend Edi and his latest and greatest, The Shadmoor.  Edi was previously reviewed at another Manhattan restaurant which had advanced to Peachy's Picks and has since closed.  We love it when people that excel stay in touch with us and introduce us to their newest talents, surely the trait of a winner.  
We began with some lovely East and West Coast oysters, which hail from Prince Edward Island and Vancouver, respectively.  We delighted in their fresh welcome.
A survival trait in the Northeast for winter is dining on great onion soup.  Pure, hearty and delicious, the Onion soup at the Shadmoor is further enhanced with swiss and aged parmesean.  We lament its passing in Peachy's stomach and wish it was in front of us right now!
Remember, pictures do not lie.
We publish the truth and never edit the pictures.  It really does look this good.
Of course if you are an avid reader, you know we like to be entertained as evidenced by our many tv and movie reviews.  We also like to be entertained, not bored like we often are, when reading your menu, many of which lack humor.  Edi clearly had this in mind and the next appetizer in the batting order was named: Tuna on Crack.  With a name like that, we had to try it.
It was so amazing that it had the shortest lifespan of any edible item on this review.
The worst is when you have an expectation that is not met.
The best is when your expectation is exceeded.
Sushi grade tuna, avocado, cucumber, sriracha, toasted sesame seeds, chive cilantro oil, tortilla chips and chipotle aioli are a fresh, stylistic presentation that excel in the fine art of pink and green, as inaugurated by Lilly Pulitzer, MPS '49.  You get bonus points if you combine pink and green well; we saw Lilly at our reunions before she passed.
Some glamour shots:
Nancy Reagan taught us to say no to drugs but we are sure she would agree to say yes to Tuna on Crack.
The salad selections at The Shadmoor are extraordinary, particularly for the dead of winter.  There are seven choices and we want to see at least seven on everyone's menu.
We chose the signature Shadmoor Salad as it was our first visit.
Tomato, red onion, bell pepper, olives, radish, chick peas, avocado, croutons, grilled halloumi cheese and evoo grace the plate splendidly.
You know who likes the dressing on the side and they did it right the first time.
When you visit, other than the food and Edi's smashing personality (not every chef has a great one we can verify!) if you are like us, you are going to LOVE visiting the loo.  If you don't know what a loo is you should go to Ireland; it is the nice way of saying bathroom.
Guess what, this is the loo at The Shadmoor.
The door is the coolest looking bathroom door we have ever seen with real books.
You seriously would have absolutely no idea it is the bathroom.
This is also a nice touch of authenticity:
Jack Makosa, Head Bartender and idea originator of this book design with Edi
Twice a week the Salmon flys in from Scotland and it is just delightful.  Char-grilled wild salmon is further highlighted with red beet sauce, fresh thyme, rosemary, raisins and perfectly halved brussel sprouts.  It is exactly what you would want in a poisson and is hearty for winter.
The New York Strip steak is absolutely incredible with its homemade steak sauce of molasses, plum, prune and horseradish notes.  The 14 oz. aged Angus New York strip steak arrives with homemade truffle fries, caramelized onions and rosemary lemon oil.  The Shadmoor sources this Halal steak from New Jersey weekly and it's organic.
Sauteed spinach is a must and the more greens, the better.

We were impressed on our first visit; we look forward to seeing what Edi does next at The Shadmoor!



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