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.

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.

A Perfect Oyster Pairing: William Fèvre Chablis

A Perfect Oyster Pairing: William Fèvre Chablis

Happy National Oyster Day! Oysters are a summer staple and one of my favorites when enjoying the warm weather. There’s nothing better than a briny, salty, meaty oyster paired with a crisp and refreshing glass of Chablis. I recently received a delicious shipment from Taylor Shellfish Farms of Kumamoto and Shigoku Oysters with a bottle […]

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.

Château Minuty Rosé

Château Minuty Rosé

I had the pleasure to taste Château Minuty Rosé recently with François Matton, one of the current owners of Château Minuty. The winery is located in Côtes de Provence, which is a famous region in France, where some of the best rosés in the world are produced. Château Minuty was founded by the Matton-Farnet family, who has been in the wine industry for […]

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.

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

Ramón Bilbao Winery!

When winemakers from all over the world come to town, I get very excited. It’s always a pleasure to taste their wines, hear their stories, and connect with them over a meal. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rodolfo Bastida, winemaker of Bodegas Ramón Bilbao. Rodolfo is charming and very passionate about the wines of […]

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.

Perfect Pairings for Mother’s Day!

Perfect Pairings for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! If you’re still seeking something special to do or give your mom, look no further. Tom Gore Vineyards and Farm Girl Flowers partnered together to create the ultimate wine and flower pairing for Mother’s Day. Let mom enjoy the day with a bottle of beautiful spring wine: Tom Gore Vineyards Sauvignon […]

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 Wines of British Columbia!

The Wines of British Columbia!

Have you had the chance to sip wines from British Columbia yet? For those of you who have, what did you think? For those of you who haven’t had the chance yet, now’s a great time of year to sip something diverse and different. The Wines of British Columbia deliver an extraordinary experience as unique […]

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.

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.

The Lodge at Woodloch: Top Notch Tastings!

The Lodge at Woodloch: Top Notch Tastings!

The Lodge at Woodloch takes seasonal cooking and sipping to a whole new level. On top of all the amazing activities such as Terrarium building and Mosaic classes (which my mother and sister loved for $10.00/pp), you can partake in healthy cooking demonstrations and wine classes where you will learn a lot, while eating and drinking […]

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 Lincoln Inn & Restaurant

The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant

My recent visit to Woodstock, Vermont was a transcending experience, thanks to the hospitality at The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant. Owned and operated by Mara Mehlman, who has a knack for hospitality and brings years of experience to this historic inn. The inn has six rooms, all with different decor and themes. The detailed and “little luxurious” […]

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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