Thursday, June 28, 2007
Piper-Heidsieck is promoting a flamboyant new way of enjoying its Champagne this summer. Directly from its origins in the pavement cafés of the French Riviera. What!? Doesnt' everyone do the Riveira this time of year?
'Piper-Heidsieck Piscine' (French for swimming pool of course) is Champagne poured over ice. For home consumers, fill ice cube tray with PH cuvée brut. Place cubes into red piscine glass. Pour cuvée over cuvée ice cubes. Voila, ice-cold champagne!
Posted by Casa Naranja at 12:37 PM
Monday, June 18, 2007
Ojos de Brujo performing in NYC - June 27th and June 28!!!!!!!!!!!
June 27th and June 28
431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
between 9th and 10th Ave
click here to purchase tickets online
Concert starts @ 8pm
Doors open @ 6pmTickets
$30.00 in advance
$35.00 at door.
General Admission Standing Room Only
Posted by Casa Naranja at 5:11 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Plus, room upgrade, resort credit & free companion airfare!
Delta is flying direct to Punta Cana which makes this deal all the more sweeter!
Posted by Casa Naranja at 10:41 AM
Monday, June 4, 2007
Latin Getaway on the Lower East Side
nobody tells it like Urban Daddy
165 Allen (between Stanton and Rivington)
You'd love a vacation to Buenos Aires, Rio or even the Latin section of Queens (OK, scratch that last one), but sometimes your schedule demands you settle for a more accessible option—like dinner at Rayuela, soft-opening Wednesday.
A self-proclaimed "destination restaurant," Rayuela is your trip to South America, sans jet lag, rental cars and a bout of tap water-induced "discomfort." As you step into the bi-level space, the foliage alone will make you feel as if you're in another hemisphere: A massive olive tree grows up through the center of the restaurant, and a flower-strewn pool gives you that good old Peruvian oasis feeling.
You can accelerate the Latin vibe with a Caipirinha from the downstairs bar or, in the upstairs ceviche-only bar—that's right, a bar dedicated solely to citrus-marinated seafood—tasty Barnacles shipped from Chile. Once you finish experimenting, order an Estilo Libre Latino ("Freestyle Latin") dish like Langosta Revolucion ("Lobster Revolution"—because it's not a vacation without lobster, and it's not a South American vacation without a little rebellion).
But the candle-lit bathroom area, complete with a chaise lounge and grand communal sink, is the real hotspot. The room is designed as a meeting place for you and other eye-catching guests. And if it's meant to be, Rayuela can even host the wedding (they've booked a couple already).
There's something to be said for the next best thing.
Posted by Casa Naranja at 4:15 PM
752 10th Avenue (btwn 51st & 52nd St)
Another gem discovered thru http://thestrongbuzz.com/
Chef Alex Garcia, best known for his days at Calle Ocho, has partnered up with owners Felix Ortiz and Arthur Pereira to launch Gaucho Steak Co., an Argentinean steak house based on the chef’s smaller sister restaurant, Gaucho Steak, in Montclair, New Jersey.
The menu starts with empanadas (corn, oxtail or seafood, all $3), shrimp ceviche with lemon oil, jalapeno and fresh lime ($9), crispy calamari with Argentinean honey ($8), and costillas—orange chipotle glazed boneless short rib with grilled onions ($9). But the real hook here is the grill, which turns out grass-fed Patagonia beef in a host of different cuts—NY strip steak ($18), gaucho (rib eye, $20), tira (short ribs $13), and espada (beef tenderloin dinner for two $38). If a juicy hunk of meat makes you feel too much like a Flintstone, there’s plenty of lighter fare including a vegetarian paella ($11), and a potato-crusted salmon with garlic Swiss chard and mango mustard sauce ($16).
Posted by Casa Naranja at 11:03 AM