Hands Down… Best Lamb Saag In Town!

Hands Down… Best Lamb Saag In Town!

The title may explain one dish in it’s entirety, but what should also be expressed is that Aangan, on the Upper  West Side, serves up some incredible Indian Cuisine. As National Vegetarian Month dwindles down, Aangan doesn’t forget or limit those meatless customers; in fact, it’s the opposite. Offering an unbeatable lunch special, vegetarians, meat […]

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.

What to pair with those restaurant leftovers!

What to pair with those restaurant leftovers!

Magnifico Sparkling Wine as we all know from my last post is fantastic. I recently had the Honey Lavender infused sparkling wine, and it was out of this world! I wanted to pair this with a fun lunch and decided that its always a great idea to pair your left overs with a great wine, […]

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.

Biblio, a Unique “Library” Inspired Restaurant!

Biblio, a Unique “Library” Inspired Restaurant!

Williamsburg, as many of us know, is up and coming when it comes to great restaurants, apartment rentals, and of course… cocktail spots! One bar and restaurant that struck this somm, was Bibilo on North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue. The ambiance is comfortable with lots of dark wood and a nice bar, making it […]

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.

Chef Jhonathan Rupchand; Wildly Talented!

Chef Jhonathan Rupchand; Wildly Talented!

As you all can see from many write up, tweets, and instagram photos, I am slightly obsessed with Plan B Tapas in the Nolita area of NYC. Chef Jhonathan is not only one of my favorite NYC chef’s, but he has won the hearts of many Plan B Tapas lovers. This restaurant was voted one […]

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.

You’ll Go Mad For Manon’s Menu!

You’ll Go Mad For Manon’s Menu!

What does a top-notch restaurant feel like to you? Is it the inventive cocktail list? The menu that has you salivating as your reading it? Or is it the gorgeous ambiance, the kind with sparkling chandeliers that are used as sconces on a wall? At Manon, in the Meatpacking District… you can have that all! […]

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.

Crazy for Cava!

Crazy for Cava!

  Recently, some professionals in the wines and spirits industry were fortunate enough to meet and taste some amazing Cava with Pere Ventura, of Pere Ventura Cava, in Spain. The bubbly happy hour was held at none other than La Cava, on Second Avenue, in NYC.       Here we tasted a Rosé, 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.

MAGNIFICO SPARKLING WINE!!

MAGNIFICO SPARKLING WINE!!

Magnifico sparkling wine is now an absolute must have in my household. This unique brand actually infuses their sparkling wines with Ginger, Peach, Grapefruit, Lavender, and or Honey. These sparkling wines don’t have bubbles quite like Champagne, but they certainly are wonderful for celebrations, food pairings, and of course… as an aperitif. I paired 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.

Blowfish Tail Soulmate Pairing!

Blowfish Tail Soulmate Pairing!

Recently Sea Tuck Fish Company had some interesting things in their collection and I totally took advantage! I picked up some Blowfish Tail at the Sunday Farmers Market and made a very fun pairing. At first I was a little scared, because its blowfish after all, but they nicely reassured me that I would not […]

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.

What Is One To Do With Two Great Reds!?

What Is One To Do With Two Great Reds!?

Sometimes it’s hard to determine what you really want to drink. Yes, like me I always think about what I am eating, but what happens when you have two great wines and two great cuts of meat? My answer…make em’ both and have yourself a lovely feast with a friend! My predicament was to choose […]

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.

Seafood Lover’s Paradise & Pairing!

Seafood Lover’s Paradise & Pairing!

Sautéed Sea Scallops over thinly sliced Prosciutto, a bed of Arugula, Melon, and Apples, drizzled with a tangy dressing. This was just one of the many dishes at the Sea Fire Grill that you need to try. This Midtown seafood spot features an award winning wine list with wines by the glass that made this […]

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.

Vegetarian Awareness Month at David Burke Townhouse!

Vegetarian Awareness Month at David Burke Townhouse!

David Burke, a well-known name in the culinary world, has debuted a new menu for this October! Since October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, David Burke Townhouse on the Upper East Side has launched a seasonal veggie loving, meatless menu! While dining at this colorful restaurant I was able to try some of the vegetarian menu […]

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.

Weeknight Wines: Now That’s My Type of Chard!

Weeknight Wines: Now That’s My Type of Chard!

It’s been a while since this Somm really took my Wine Wednesday seriously. I have been staring at this new 2011 Josh Cellars Chardonnay for about a week now, and became inspired when I found a Cornish Hen on sale at the supermarket. It was a match made in heaven, and I was going to […]

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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