Trattoria Machiavelli: NYC

Trattoria Machiavelli: NYC

I recently tried Trattoria Machiavelli in the Upper West Side. This quaint renaissance inspired restaurant serves some outstanding cocktails and great Northern Italian Cuisine. “It is an art-centric restaurant whose owner, Nathalie De La Fontaine, commissioned the work of talented artisans, woodworkers, ceramicists, sculptors and blacksmiths for the art and décor of the restaurant. This includes everything from […]

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.

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

New York is known for it’s fine restaurants, eclectic eateries, and trendy spots. When one restaurant closes here, another one opens… it’s just how it is here. Thankfully Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse has remained true to it’s roots and mission of providing,” Classic dishes prepared to perfection, prime dry-aged steaks, classic steakhouse menu, delectable seafood […]

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.

Champagne Taittinger & Pairings!

Champagne Taittinger & Pairings!

Champagne Taittinger hosted a stunning soiree with some of the top wine industry professionals, writers, and influencers this summer. I mention Champagne Taittinger on Somm In The City a lot because I really enjoy the Champagnes and find that the quality, style, and elegance of these wines create long lasting memories. Champagne isn’t just for […]

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.

Chateau Montelena Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery

Chateau Montelena Winery is a famed winery located in California. The winery is known for producing old world wines with new world fruit, which results in gorgeous terroir driven wines. The King Varietal in Napa Valley is of course, Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Matt Crafton has upheld his vision as well as the Chateau Montelena vision […]

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.

Labor Day Poptails!

Labor Day Poptails!

Labor Day may be right around the corner, but we’re not letting go of summer just yet. Here’s some boozy treats to help you beat the Labor Day Weekend heat. Booze Infused ice pops or Poptails are a great way to have your drink and “eat it too” and thanks to Beautiful Booze, we have […]

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.

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2017!

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2017!

The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival is approaching quickly! Time to get your tickets to this spectacular tasting event and concert. I enjoy going to the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival every year because the food is always amazing, the location is easily accessible by train, and the drinks flow all day long! This great […]

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.

Super Summer Sparkling Peach Tea!

Super Summer Sparkling Peach Tea!

August is National Peach Month! I am always inspired by the wonderful array of fresh fruit we have available during the summer months and especially enjoy peaches. Whether I am freezing them and then blending them to make a delicious fresh sorbet, or simply adding them to my sangria, nothing beats the taste of a […]

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.

Dare to Pair: Ruffles Chips & Sips

Dare to Pair: Ruffles Chips & Sips

Do you dare to pair your chips and sips? I recently went to a delicious event with Ruffles Chips where they paired chips with beer. In the Garden Room at The Standard beer writers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals gathered to enjoy a very fun and playful pairing. Chips and sips lined up six beers with […]

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.

Icelandic Fish & Chips

Icelandic Fish & Chips

A fresh new dining experience has opened in the West Village. Icelandic Fish and Chips is a seafood bistro that serves Icelandic dishes as well as desserts. Iceland is known for it’s stunning landscapes, quality of life, and fish. The restaurant is bright and inviting with comfortable seating and a warm ambiance. I sat at […]

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.

Street Taco NYC

Street Taco NYC

Street Taco is a casual bar and restaurant on Third Avenue in the Gramercy area of NYC. It’s a mix of Mexican street food and Mexican street art with a great ambiance. I recently tried this street spot for brunch, and enjoyed a ton of tacos paired with some pretty cool brunch-tails. I started off […]

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.

Davidoff’s Winston Churchill, The Late Hour

Davidoff’s Winston Churchill, The Late Hour

I had the pleasure of visiting Davidoff Cigars on Madison Avenue a few weeks ago, where I was able to smoke a Winston Churchill, The Late Hour Cigar. It’s a strong, smooth, and bold cigar that’s tobacco leaves have been aged in Scotch single malt whiskey casks for six months. This creates intensity, depth, 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.

A Perfect Oyster Pairing: William Fèvre Chablis

A Perfect Oyster Pairing: William Fèvre Chablis

Happy National Oyster Day! Oysters are a summer staple and one of my favorites when enjoying the warm weather. There’s nothing better than a briny, salty, meaty oyster paired with a crisp and refreshing glass of Chablis. I recently received a delicious shipment from Taylor Shellfish Farms of Kumamoto and Shigoku Oysters with a bottle […]

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.

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