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.

A LES Gem: Pinky’s Space, NYC!

A LES Gem: Pinky’s Space, NYC!

A new foodie haven opened up on the Lower East Side in January featuring elevated take out French cuisine by Wesley Wobles, the executive chef behind acclaimed NYC and Parisian restaurants Le Midi, Lumiere, Sugar Hill Bistro and others. He has just opened his first standalone effort at 70 East 1st Street, called Pinky’s Space in the East Village, […]

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.

Acqua Restaurant NYC!

Acqua Restaurant NYC!

On Peck Slip Street in NYC lies a little gem that offers unique Southern Italian coastal cuisine in an unexpected style. I had the pleasure of dining at Acqua Restaurant NYC where Chef Giuseppe blew me away with his charm, cooking style, and passionate presentation. “Acqua celebrates the power of the sea and the freshness […]

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.

La Pulperia, Upper East Side!

La Pulperia, Upper East Side!

La Pulperia, a Latin restaurant, and bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is a gem I recently had the pleasure of visiting! This spot serves quite the array of cocktails and cuisine, and also offers Brazillian Jazz on Monday’s, Ladies Night on Tuesday’s, Drag Brunch at the Hells Kitchen location, and also a […]

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 Tipsy Time at The Liquor Lab!

A Tipsy Time at The Liquor Lab!

I recently took a class at a “cocktail school” called The Liquor Lab. This SOHO spot is a great place for corporate or group outings, date nights, and friends night out. You can find classes ranging from $45.00-$75.00 per person, which for the experience, cocktails, and amount of fun you’ll have, it’s really a great […]

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.

Mini-Omakase & Sake at Sushi Seki, Times Square!

Mini-Omakase & Sake at Sushi Seki, Times Square!

The flagship location of Sushi Seki has just launched a unique Mini-Omakase introductory experience! Newcomers and Omakase lovers alike are invited to try their new $55 menu at the new sushi bar on the first floor. It’s a gorgeous and spacious bar setting that’s perfect for a quick mini-omakase experience that’s available Tuesday through Saturday nights, starting 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.

Game Day Drinks & Snacks!

Game Day Drinks & Snacks!

The Super Bowl LII is just a few days away! Do you have your game day drinks ready? What about snacks? For those of you still seeking the perfect cocktail to enjoy with the game, be sure to pair them with the proper snacks and appetizers to make your Super Bowl party complete! Snacks Captain’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.

Sparkling Wine Guide!

Sparkling Wine Guide!

The Holiday’s are here! With only 5 days until Christmas and 11 until New Year’s Eve, it’s time to stock up on those sparkling wines! Whether you have some last minute holiday parties, are stocking up for your own party, or thinking of what to bring the host/hostess, there’s a great bubbly in this guide […]

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.

Celebrate The Holidays with Krusteaz!

Celebrate The Holidays with Krusteaz!

The holidays are here, and it’s time to start prepping for potlucks, parties, and gift giving galore! The other side of this time of year is all about cozy sweaters, friends and family, and of course, cookies. Krusteaz makes a line of premium baking mixes as well as an entire line of cookie mixes that are perfect 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.

Top Red Wines For The Holidays!

Top Red Wines For The Holidays!

I’ve tasted a lot of red wine this year, and tend to drink a lot more of it this time of year too. Since many of us know we don’t just have to pair red wines with red meats, we have a lot of pairing possibilities, which make these wines perfect for the holiday season. […]

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.

Hallow-Wines, Spirits, and Cocktail Guide!!

Hallow-Wines, Spirits, and Cocktail Guide!!

Halloween is quickly approaching and although the chill in the air doesn’t seem to be creeping up anytime soon, it still does not mean we can’t celebrate halloween the right way! What’s the right way? Celebrating with some deep reds, scary movies, spirits, and spooktacular cocktails! Hallow-Wines & Spirits Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend 2014- This […]

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.

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