Outstanding Quality Sushi For Supermarket Prices!

Outstanding Quality Sushi For Supermarket Prices!

I recently found a new favorite sushi spot that’s perfect for lunch and dinner on the go! MakiMaki opened up a second location on Lexington Avenue and 40/41st street. This delicious destination is a premium fast-casual sushi bar that focuses exclusively on sushi rolls and hand rolls. As a specialty Japanese sushi roll shop, they offer […]

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.

PhoBar NYC!

PhoBar NYC!

Have you had the delicious experience that is Pho? This Vietnamese noodle soup in broth is comforting and hearty and NYC has many of them. I recently checked out PhoBar on Mott Street in Chinatown. Normally I enjoy pho more in the winter but since this May has been pretty rainy and cold I had […]

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 Eats at Washington Prime in Norwalk, CT!

Outstanding Eats at Washington Prime in Norwalk, CT!

Norwalk CT is one of those areas I would pass on the highway while heading up to college in RI, but never actually visited. It wasn’t until recently I even knew how awesome their restaurant and bar scene was! I decided to spend the day, out of the city exploring Norwalk and all the deliciousness […]

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.

Black Barn Cafe and Bar in Chelsea!

Black Barn Cafe and Bar in Chelsea!

Whenever I am in Chelsea I like to visit Black Barn Cafe and Bar! This well-known restaurant is in the same building as the Chelsea Market, with an entrance street side for easier access. Chef John Doherty and his team bring great farm to table cuisine to Chelsea, equipped with a retail store where you can […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

KUT Kebab: West Village

KUT Kebab: West Village

I recently tried a great Kebab place in the West Village. Right off the subway, you can enjoy Mediterranean street food, salads, and more at KUT Kebab, NYC! Bread is freshly baked in-house every single day, and when you walk in you’re instantly hypnotized by the delicious smell of chicken and roasted vegetables. This is […]

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.

Great Eats at Underdog Bar in FIDI!

Great Eats at Underdog Bar in FIDI!

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Underdog Bar in the Financial District of NYC. Going downtown is always and Underdog is a delicious one. They specialize in craft cocktails and offer great menu items to pair along. I started off with the Black Shuck cocktail, made with Jameson Black Barrel, Black Dirt Apple Brandy, […]

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.

Happening in Harlem: Clay Restaurant!

Happening in Harlem: Clay Restaurant!

I recently discovered a new Harlem gem! Clay Restaurant is an outstanding addition to Harlem and all the wonderful food it has to offer. Being from the East Village, I don’t get uptown much, however, when I read the menu for Clay online, I knew I had to check it out. The menu is driven by […]

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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