Black Barn Restaurant Debut’s World Leader Menu!

Black Barn Restaurant Debut’s World Leader Menu!

Black Barn Restaurant is one of my favorite places to dine in NYC! New Yorker’s are very spoiled because we now have Black Barn Cafe as well, but nothing beats the NoMad location. This stunning restaurant on Madison Avenue is the perfect spot when you want an amazing Chef’s Table Experience! I had the pleasure […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Authentic Lebanese Cuisine At Yara, NYC!

Authentic Lebanese Cuisine At Yara, NYC!

I was excited to discover and taste the newly opened Yara Restaurant on 53rd Street! Here they serve authentic Lebanese cuisine that includes fresh ingredients and everything made in-house. Here at Yara, they are very passionate about the cuisine and take pride in making everything from scratch, using only the best ingredients, to ensure authentic flavors. […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Pizza Making & Wine at Kesté, NYC

Pizza Making & Wine at Kesté, NYC

I recently took the best Pizza & Wine class at Kesté Pizza & Vino. This Italian kitchen and bar has an entire back room dedicated to teaching hands-on pizza and wine classes as well as mozzarella making classes. I decided to take a class since winter in NYC can make you a bit stir crazy, […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Lunch in Paris, in NYC!

Lunch in Paris, in NYC!

Sick of bringing your lunch to work every day but also don’t want to overspend on “just ok” cuisine? Try having lunch in “Paris” while never leaving beautiful NYC! I recently visited Boucherie, in Union Square for a #LunchInParis where I enjoyed delicious Parisian dishes and some rosé. Boucherie has two locations, one in the […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Valdivieso Wines of Chile!

Valdivieso Wines of Chile!

When Winemakers come to NYC to present their wines it’s always such a delight. I recently sat down to lunch with Brett Jackson, of Valdivieso Winery, which started off as a sparkling wine producer and now makes some incredible red wines to0! We enjoyed a beautiful lunch at Union Square Cafe and I had the pleasure […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Oscar Sips with Piper Heidsieck Champagne!

Oscar Sips with Piper Heidsieck Champagne!

The Oscars are quickly approaching, and for those of you hosting the viewing party or attending one, wine is needed. The live Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, and if you want to sip like the stars, you will want to have some Piper Heidsieck Champagne ready! This Champagne is elegant and bright […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Celebrate Galentines Day with Martini & Rossi!

Celebrate Galentines Day with Martini & Rossi!

Nothing says Happy Galentines Day like a glass full of bubbly and some desserts to pair! I am a fan of Valentines Day, and having the opportunity to celebrate with my best girlfriends the day before is just an added bonus to this holiday filled with love. For those of you celebrating with the girls, be […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Outstanding Italian at MAMO, NYC

Outstanding Italian at MAMO, NYC

MAMO has reopened in SOHO and thank goodness because it’s one of NYC’s leading Italian restaurants! I had the extreme pleasure of dining here recently, where I enjoyed some of the best dishes. MAMO is comprised of two different spaces, which include an intimate downstairs lounge as well as a comfortable 100-seated dining room upstairs. The […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

MAVSoho, NYC!

MAVSoho, NYC!

MAVSoho is a new modern Italian dining destination! I had the pleasure of attending the opening of this beautiful spot which has quite the chic and seductive ambiance. MAVSoho is Located in the award-winning Hotel Hugo on Greenwich Street. Here, restaurateur Paolo Meregalli and Executive Chef Massimiliano Eandi have created an artistic and chic restaurant that shows off their flare on Italian […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Margarita Madness At The Liquor Lab!

Margarita Madness At The Liquor Lab!

One of my favorite places to go to in NYC is The Liquor Lab in SOHO. This spot is the perfect place for a cocktail class and you will learn how to make up to four cocktails in two hours. It’s a fun shake and stir kind of class where you can “learn a little, and […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Last Minute Wine Guide for Valentines Day!

Last Minute Wine Guide for Valentines Day!

Celebrate the day of love with some wine! For those of you similar to myself, you’re probably planning a dinner at home and want some delicious wines to pair along with it. Here’s my last minute wine guide for those who are seeking something delicious to compliment their romantic evening. Gather the girls and order your […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Valentines Day Gifts!

Valentines Day Gifts!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and if you’re sort of a last minute person like me, you probably need to find a great gift for your Valentine asap. If you want to grab them a great bottle of wine, be sure to check out my Top 14 wines for Valentines Day HERE. If they like […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.