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.

The Prince and The Pauper: Vermont

The Prince and The Pauper: Vermont

My recent trip to Vermont, led me to an unbelievable dinner at The Prince and The Pauper. This long running restaurant is one of Vermont’s finest, with a global inspired menu. The Prix Fixe dinner menu changes nightly and is designed by executive chef Lyda Lemire. Here at this rustic Vermont establishment you will find delicious […]

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.

Caffe dei Fiori, NYC!

Caffe dei Fiori, NYC!

I recently dined at an Upper East Side gem highlighting cuisine from Bologna, Italy.  Located at 973 Lexington Avenue, between 71st and 70th streets, Caffe Dei Fiori is one of the newest gastronomic additions to the Italian culinary scene and is a great upscale go-to spot! The owner Daliso Gulmini, is native from Bologna, Italy and his culinary expertise […]

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.

Tierra Del Sol: Luxurious Villas, Golf Resort, & Spa

Tierra Del Sol: Luxurious Villas, Golf Resort, & Spa

As many of you are aware (via social media), I was just in Aruba! This island in the Caribbean is one of my favorites to visit because the people are wonderful, the seafood is fresh, and it’s truly “one happy island”. I had the pleasure this year of visiting a luxurious villa resort, spa, and golf […]

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.

BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille is an Italian restaurant chain you will want to visit! While visiting my mom in our hometown of Freehold, NJ, I was pleasantly surprised to find a BRIO in the area. Located at The Freehold Mall, this Italian restaurant is a gem with house made pastas, creative cocktails, and delicious seafood as well […]

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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