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.

The Fat Radish, NYC

The Fat Radish, NYC

The Fat Radish is a wonderful farm to table restaurant serving incredible cuisine and cocktails. This hot spot in the LES (lower east side) is one that will have you wanting to make weekly visits. The interior is rustic and reminiscent of  London’s Covent Market, with long wooden farm tables, white brick walls, and a large skylight […]

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 Indian Cuisine at Vatan, NYC!

Vegetarian Indian Cuisine at Vatan, NYC!

I go through these phases where I crave vegetarian food. Sometimes it’s as simple as a plate of roasted veggies or pasta, but other times I seek out Indian cuisine. In NYC we are fortunate enough to have a lot of Indian cuisine options, from many different regions in India. New York is a melting […]

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.

Castell Rooftop Bar and Lounge, NYC!

Castell Rooftop Bar and Lounge, NYC!

At the top, high above the busy streets of the Garment District, NYC, Castell is a refined escape from the hustle below. Sitting atop the new acclaimed AC Hotel New York Times Square is this fantastic rooftop spot! Castell is a relaxed retreat from the classic overcrowded rooftops with “well drinks” and small bites. They 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.

Franchise On The Rise: Crazy Pita, Las Vegas

Franchise On The Rise: Crazy Pita, Las Vegas

While visiting Las Vegas in June, I wanted to explore one place where the locals tend to go for lunch, which is off the strip. I decided to visit Crazy Pita Rotisserie and Grill, which is just about 10 minutes off the strip in a popular shopping mall. It’s a fast casual and fresh Mediterranean […]

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.

Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas

Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas

Inside the Grand Canal Shoppes is Buddy V’s Ristorante! Once you walk through the amazing Italian inspired casino and hotels, you will find this great restaurant filled with some of Buddy’s favorite family recipes. Known for his Cake Boss Brand, Buddy V has opened up numerous restaurants and locations all over the country. I was so […]

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.

Morels Steakhouse & Bistro: Las Vegas!

Morels Steakhouse & Bistro: Las Vegas!

On the strip inside the Palazzo is Morels Steakhouse and Bistro. It’s a beautiful restaurant with incredible chandeliers, an iced seafood bar,  and an award-winning wine list. It’s a great spot for brunch, lunch, and dinner where you will find house-made pasta’s, a “make your own” Bloody Mary Cart (brunch), and great outdoor seating. I started […]

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.

Russian Cuisine You’ll Rave About!

Russian Cuisine You’ll Rave About!

Have you ever had Russian cuisine? I did for the first time this month and fell in love. I never really had the opportunity to try Russian before and did not know much at all about the cuisine, until I visited Russian Samovar, NYC. I decided to go for one of the Jazz Brunches 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.

Trattoria Italienne, NYC!

Trattoria Italienne, NYC!

I recently had the best brunch at a great Italian spot in Flatiron, NYC! This area is filled with beautiful architecture, luxury buildings, and great restaurants, including one of my new favorite brunch spots: Trattoria Italienne! This restaurant is not new, however in NYC with so much being offered, it’s new to me and I […]

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.

Fabulous French Cuisine at Demarchelier, NYC!

Fabulous French Cuisine at Demarchelier, NYC!

I had the pleasure of dining at Demarchelier Restaurant on the Upper East Side. This French restaurant is absolutely exquisite and offers organic, natural, and grass-fed ingredients that they source directly from farms close to NY! It’s a great spot with plenty of room and yet it has an intimate feel that makes you feel right 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.

T-Bar Steak and Lounge

T-Bar Steak and Lounge

When the weather gets nice, I get out to more restaurants, especially in NYC when going out is just a part of everyday life. I always enjoy trying new restaurants and was wowed by T-Bar Steak and Lounge when I had dinner there a few weeks ago. Enjoying a nice steakhouse is easy, but sometimes it’s […]

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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