Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
If you're searching for a solid, every day value in Cabernet Sauvignon for under $10, look no farther. This Cabernet Sauvignon shows why Chile has developed such a reputation for super value red and white wines.
Spends an average of eight months in small French and American oak barrels, resulting in an exceptionally round, mouth-filling wine. Ripe cherry and currant flavors, with a velvety finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Surprisingly powerful and rich in fruit for its price, this offers black currant and cassis over youthfully rustic tannins. Give it some pork."
-Wines & Spirits "Value Picks"
Your Essential Casa Naranja Super Bowl Dining Guide
RareDaily.com has become Casa Naranja's go-to guide whenever we REALLY want to impress our guys. Their Super Bowl picadera guide scores yet another touchdown at home!
Keep it spicy with the Los Dados Football Playoff Package. $20 per person (4-person minimum) gets you a choice of two starters: deconstructed BBQ Beef Mini Tacos (with queso fresco, handmade corn tortillas, & pico de gallo), Guacamole with chips & salsa, Organic Greens with lime vinaigrette & pickled vegetables, Tamales (chicken, black bean, pork or sweet), choice of two taco fillings, beans and rice, tacos and tortillas, and pico de gallo on the side.
Los Dados, 73 Gansevoort Street (near Washington Street), (646) 810-7290, losdadosmexican.comA Super’ party calls for super guacamole. Get yours delivered with Rosa Mexicano’s Guac to Go Kit featuring guac’ for 5 (or 10, 15, or 20), homemade tortilla chops, multiple jars of Rosa Mexicano salsas, and fresh corn tortillas. $36.95 to $109.95.
Rosa Mexicano, 9 East 18th Street (near Fifth Avenue), (212) 533-3350, 61 Columbus Avenue (at 62nd Street), (212) 977-7700, and 1063 First Avenue (at 58th Street), (212) 753-7407, rosamexicano.com
Thursday, January 24, 2008
6. H&M Woven Clutch ($12.90)
While you’re more than welcome to buy a big-ticket tribal clutch from say, Oscar de la Renta or Fendi, there are also many other options that won’t max out your credit card. This fantastic (seriously, it’s amazing in person) woven clutch won’t be available at your local H&M until mid-February, but a piece with this price is worth the wait.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The Ultimate Valentine's Day Dining Guide
Sure they have awesome fish tacos but Mercadito is so much more. And for V-Day, $60 per person gets you a five-course tasting menu (raw oysters, ceviches, botanas) with margaritas. Yes, with margaritas.
Mercadito, 179 Avenue B (at 11th Street), (212) 529-6490, and Mercadito Grove, 100 7th Avenue South (at Grove Street), (212) 647-0830, mercaditony.com
Hop over to Rayuela where Valentine’s Day begins with a Cava toast, Sopa Amarillo, and your choice of prix-fixe options, including Ribeye a la Parrilla, Bacalao Colorao, Cordero Amoroso, and Paella Para Dos. $75 per person. For reservations, please contact Event Coordinator, Rachel Japko at (212) 253-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rayuela, 165 Allen Street (at Stanton Street), (212) 253-8840, rayuelanyc.com
Suba is going to be special on V-Day. Starting with choices like Atun Crudo (raw Bluefin tuna) or Terrina de Faisan (pheasant and bacon terrine with candied hazelnuts), and Waygu Flatiron steak or Cochino Glaseado en Sidra (apple cider glazed pork). Four-course dinner goes for $95 per person.
Suba, 109 Ludlow Street (between Rivington & Delancey Streets), (212) 982-5714, subanyc.com
Treat someone special to Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Champagne Tasting Menu in the 35th floor Lobby Lounge featuring views of Central Park and the spectacular Manhattan skyline. Decadent caviar, smoked salmon rosettes, and velvety Foie Gras terrines are paired with fine Champagnes. Three-course Champagne Tasting Menu, $195 for two people. For reservations, please call Cleiser Calcines at (212) 805-8234 or email email@example.com.
Mandarin Oriental New York, 80 Columbus Circle, 35th Floor Lobby Lounge, (212) 805-8800, mandarinoriental.com/newyork
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
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Toloache is a flowering plant in Mexico, used to make love potions. That must be their secret ingredient, because I've fallen fast and hard for Toloache. It's great for pre-theater, because the dishes are ideal for sharing, making ordering a snap, and they come out faster than you can say speedygonzales.
It's always hectic trying to manage an early dinner in NYC, but their potent, festive margaritas and gracious, on-the-ball staff quickly put me in the right frame of mind to enjoy the evening.
Try one -or all- of their three types of guacamole, along with the best tomato habanero salsa north of Mexicana Mama. Order one of their sassy ceviches, like the shrimp, hamachi, oyster, octopus and avocado. And try standout entrees like the chile-crusted tuna with sautéed corn and chorizo, and the brick-oven roasted suckling pig with a sweet-hot splash of salsa
251 West 50th Street
Thursday, January 17, 2008
To celebrate the launch of W magazine's official website, http://www.wmagazine.com/, W and Saks.com have a giveaway that you all MUST go enter! They are giving away 4 of the hottest designer bags to one lucky winner — meaning, if you win, you get ALL 4 BAGS!
* Chloé Bay Patent Hobo Bag
source: stylehivePretty in PRONOVIAS
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Jazz Up your life with a Brazilian Jazz Sunday Brunch at Prudence Cafe
when:11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
host: Prudence Cafe
where: 228 W 18TH Street New York,NY 10011 (map)
price: Prefix Brunch $11.95 price, selection of one main dish, plus beverage, taxes not include.
rsvp/contact: email or call 347-886-0602
Besides their famous and glamorous flower arrangements, Prudence Designs & Event has now taken their business into a next level with the introduction of Prudence Cafe. Featuring an array of delectable dishes, they have not only designed a menu that delights their guests palate, but created an atmosphere that is enchanting to their senses, so come and join us!
They are introducing their new Sunday Brunch Menu with our Live Brazilian Music, sitting starts @ 11:30AM, performance from 1 to 5 pm.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
It is now the first week in January; good new is that your Veuve-induced hangover should be easing off just about now; bad news it that if you want to get ready for beach season, time to hit the gym and work that butt off. What better to share with our fellow gym buddies than the Casa Naranja Workout playlist. And even if you don’t make it to the gym, these are some great tunes to listen to while eating cold pizza and swilling a Presidente on those Sundays when you are still in your PJs at noon.