Great Greek In The West Village, At Nisi Estiatorio!

Great Greek In The West Village, At Nisi Estiatorio!

I recently went to Nisi Estiatorio in the West Village. This spot serves some incredible Greek cuisine that’s modern and authentic. They use the best ingredients here and source only the best seafood, which you can absolutely taste in every bite! I went in with every intention to order a great glass of Greek 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.

Bar Gonzo, NYC

Bar Gonzo, NYC

Located in Hell’s Kitchen on Ninth Avenue in NYC is Bar Gonzo. The interiors are inspired by the 70’s nightlife, and the walls are bright with bold colors like pink, green, blue, and gold. It’s quite a whirlwind when you enter because it’s colorful and lively with retro vibes and modern sophistication! 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.

PN Wood Fired Pizza

PN Wood Fired Pizza

“We choose to do things differently. We don’t break the rules, we make them.”- PN Wood Fired Pizza Can you tell I have been into pizza lately? Nothing beats a great pizza, and when you find a delicious spot like PN Wood Fired Pizza, who uses only the best organic flours from Italy, you go […]

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.

Margherita NYC!

Margherita NYC!

I recently checked out another outstanding Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant in NYC called Margherita, on Grand Street! “With passion, we make our pizzas in the Neopolitan tradition, only using natural ingredients imported from Italy. Our dough rising process is no less than 20 hours, allowing us to eliminate most of the gluten, making the crust light […]

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.

Italian Seafood & Vegetarian Cuisine: Osteria 57

Italian Seafood & Vegetarian Cuisine: Osteria 57

I recently went to Osteria 57, an Italian restaurant specializing in outstanding vegetarian cuisine! For those of you that read my posts and know me, you know that I am not a vegetarian. Lately, however, I have been trying to have less meat and more fish and vegetables while dining out. I was so happy […]

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.

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.

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