Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria

Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria

I recently tried this delicious casual pizzeria and restaurant right outside Union Square in NYC. Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria serves up some incredible dishes that will wow your palate and keep you coming back for more! The restaurant is very casual which makes it inviting for groups as well as weeknight meals. Here you can enjoy […]

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.

Mozzarella & Vino

Mozzarella & Vino

In the Upper West Side on 54th street is a quaint Italian spot that you should check out. Before or after browsing the MOMA, visit by Mozzarella & Vino for a glass of wine and some great Italian favorites. I recently re-visited this restaurant after many years, because in NYC there is just way too […]

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.

Benares, Tribeca

Benares, Tribeca

I recently tried Benares Indian Restaurant in Tribeca. This spot serves up decades of experience with spice driven dishes and a plethora of menu options to choose from. The atmosphere is dimmed and romantic, but also makes for a great large group and family setting. I started off with the Makkai Ka Soweta appetizer, which […]

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.

The Black Derby

The Black Derby

I recently discovered a spot in the West Village called The Black Derby! This delectable dining spot is comfortable and quaint with hand crafted cocktails and a seasonal menu. As you enter, you’re greeted by the lovely staff who are all very attentive and friendly. The exposed brick walls and top hat lights really make […]

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.

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.

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.

MAMO: An Italian and Provençal Dining Experience

MAMO: An Italian and Provençal Dining Experience

MAMO, located on West Broadway in between Grand and Canal Street offers a delightful dining experience. Here you will taste and savor delicious Italian and Provençal cuisine right in the heart of SOHO, NYC. The food, service, and ambiance make Mamo a perfect spot for gathering with friends, enjoying a date night, hosting a lavish cocktail […]

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.

Centrolina Italian Market and Restaurant

Centrolina Italian Market and Restaurant

While visiting Washington DC for a day, I decided to make a stop at Centrolina. This Italian market and restaurant is led by women and serves up some incredibly fresh Italian cuisine. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Kristin Welch, Beverage Director at Centrolina. Kristin has a passion for Italian wines and has […]

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.

The Wine Kitchen!

The Wine Kitchen!

Recently, while visiting Virginia Wine Country, I had the pleasure of visiting Leesburg and dining at The Wine Kitchen. This quaint restaurant serves up some outstanding farm to table cuisine that you will devour! The Wine Kitchen is well known, with multiple locations across VA. This restaurant is truly farm to table fresh, so much […]

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.

San Carlo Osteria Piemonte

San Carlo Osteria Piemonte

San Carlo Osteria Piemonte is a gem in SOHO, NY where you can enjoy cuisine from Piemonte, Italy. This traditional restaurant was born from six friends who wanted to share their culinary style and passion for Italian cuisine with the world. Chef Riccardo Zebro will wow your palate with bold flavors, beautiful plating and presentation, […]

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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