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    Michelin’s Bib Gourmands are selected by Michelin’s esteemed and anonymous food inspectors and represent restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most important, they are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves.

    In the 2014 edition, 138 New York City restaurants, which include a diverse range of 31 cuisine types across the five boroughs, have been designated as Bib Gourmands, compared to 126 last year.  While the famous Michelin stars remain the most celebrated international distinction in the MICHELIN Guide, the Bib Gourmand is a highly desired honor among restaurateurs and one that is recognized by the many people who covet quality food at a reasonable price.

    Michelin’s anonymous inspectors regularly dine across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island to make their choices for the Bib Gourmands and the other selections in the MICHELIN Guide New York. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence.  As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.

    New York City MICHELIN guide 2014
    Bib gourmands =

    Borough District Establishment
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square ABC Cocina
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill al Bustan
    Queens Alobar
    Queens Andy’s Seafood & Grill
    Manhattan Lower East Side Apizz
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District August
    Queens Ayada
    Brooklyn Baci & Abbracci
    Queens Basil Brick Oven Pizza
    Brooklyn Battersby
    Manhattan Upper East Side Beyoglu
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Bianca
    Queens Bistro 33
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Bohemian
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Boqueria
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Bread & Tulips
    Queens bun-ker
    Brooklyn Buttermilk Channel
    Queens Casa Enrique
    Manhattan Lower East Side Cata
    Brooklyn Char No. 4
    Brooklyn Chavela’s
    Manhattan Midtown West Cho Dang Gol
    Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Ciccio
    Manhattan Lower East Side Clinton St. Baking Company
    Manhattan Chelsea Co Ba
    Manhattan Lower East Side Congee Village
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Crispo
    Manhattan East Village DBGB Kitchen & Bar 
    Brooklyn Dear Bushwick
    Manhattan Chinatown Dim Sum Go Go
    Brooklyn Diner
    Manhattan East Village Dirt Candy
    Manhattan Midtown West Don Antonio by Starita
    Brooklyn Do or Dine
    Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Ed’s Lobster Bar
    Brooklyn Egg
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill El Parador
    Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights El Paso Taqueria
    Staten Island Enoteca Maria
    Manhattan Lower East Side Family Recipe
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Fatty ‘Cue
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Fatty Crab
    Brooklyn Frankies 457 Spuntino
    Brooklyn Franny’s
    Manhattan Upper East Side Garden Court Cafe
    Brooklyn The General Greene
    Manhattan Upper West Side Gennaro
    Brooklyn The Good Fork
    Brooklyn Gran Electrica
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill HanGawi
    Bronx Havana Cafe
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Hecho en Dumbo
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Hill Country Chicken
    Queens Hino Maru Ramen
    Queens Hunan House
    Queens Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
    Queens Il Poeta
    Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Jean Claude
    Manhattan Upper East Side J.G. Melon
    Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights Jin Ramen
    Queens John Brown Smokehouse
    Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights J. Restaurant Chez Asta
    Manhattan Lower East Side Katz’s
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Keste Pizza & Vino
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Land of Plenty
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Laut
    Manhattan SoHo & Nolita L’Ecole
    Manhattan East Village Lil’ Frankie’s
    Queens Little Pepper
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Lupa
    Queens Lu Xiang Yuan
    Queens Mamak House
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Mapo Tofu
    Brooklyn Marlow & Sons
    Brooklyn Mayfield
    Manhattan Lower East Side The Meatball Shop
    Manhattan Midtown West Mercato
    Brooklyn Mesa Coyoacan
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Mexicana Mama
    Bronx Mexicosina
    Brooklyn Mile End
    Manhattan Upper West Side Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too
    Manhattan East Village Momofuku Noodle Bar
    Manhattan East Village Momofuku Ssam Bar
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Momokawa
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Murray’s Cheese Bar
    Manhattan Chinatown New Malaysia
    Brooklyn Northeast Kingdom
    Manhattan East Village Northern Spy Food Co.
    Brooklyn No. 7
    Manhattan Chinatown Nyonya
    Queens Ornella
    Brooklyn Paulie Gee’s
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Perry Street
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Phoenix Garden
    Brooklyn Pok Pok NY
    Manhattan East Village Porsena
    Brooklyn Prime Meats
    Brooklyn Prospect
    Manhattan East Village Prune
    Brooklyn Purple Yam
    Manhattan East Village Robataya
    Brooklyn Roberta’s
    Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Rubirosa
    Brooklyn Runner & Stone
    Brooklyn Rye
    Queens Salt & Fat
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Saravanaas
    Brooklyn Seersucker
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Seo
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Sip Sak
    Manhattan SoHo & Nolita Snack
    Manhattan East Village Soba-Ya
    Brooklyn Speedy Romeo
    Manhattan East Village Supper
    Manhattan Upper West Side Sura
    Manhattan Midtown West Szechuan Gourmet
    Queens Tang
    Brooklyn Tanoreen
    Manhattan Greenwich, West Village & Meatpacking District Tertulia
    Bronx Tra Di Noi
    Brooklyn Traif
    Manhattan Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square Turkish Kitchen
    Queens Uncle Zhou
    Manhattan Upper East Side Untitled
    Manhattan Upper East Side Uva
    Staten Island Vida
    Brooklyn Vinegar Hill House
    Manhattan Midtown East & Murray Hill Wild Edibles
    Brooklyn Xixa
    Manhattan Lower East Side Yunnan Kitchen
    Manhattan East Village Zabb Elee
    Queens Zabb Elee
    Bronx zero otto nove
    Manhattan Harlem, Morningside & Washington Heights Zoma

    SOURCE Michelin

    Restaurants around the World

    January 5, 2012 11:00 am - Posted by Jody in Eat

    According to the Michelin Guide (2008), Tokyo, Japan is home to 160,000 restaurants, 191 of which have been given Michelin Stars.  Of the 23,000 restaurants in New York City, 54 have been given Michelin stars. Finally Paris has 20,000 restaurants, 98 of which have been given Michelin stars.

    So what does this mean?

    In Tokyo only 0.12% of the restaurants have Michelin stars. In New York that statistic is almost doubled to 0.23% of restaurants having Michelin stars, and in Paris 0.49% of restaurants have Michelin stars.

    Clearly owning a restaurant that receives a Michelin star is a great accomplishment.  We have some of these chefs submitting their recipes to us!

    Check them out here http://wineportfolio.com/sectionRecipes.html

    The Right Shot: The Art of Photography & Whiskey

    January 25, 2011 5:25 pm - Posted by Zachary in Drink

    In the past 30 years iconic Grammy Award winning photographer Albert Watson has over 200 Vogue and 40 Rolling Stone covers to his credit and in 2010 decided to take his lenses on the “road less travelled”, to document The Macallan signature sherry oak casks on their  journey from the scenic forests of northern Spain to The Macallan home in Scotland.

    An evening away from Wine Portfolio last Thursday led me to the pleasure of attending  The Macallan Masters of Photography Collection premiere at the Milk Studio in New York’s meatpacking district.

    Showcasing two revered art processes, photography and whiskey-making, Watson took a 12-day photographic odyssey to document the journey of a young couple taking a voyage of discovery and the breathtaking backdrops they encounter along the way of the more than 600 miles of bucolic scenery.

    Olivia Munn, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s newest correspondent said she was “thrilled to be here and to be living in New York” while Vincent Piazza who plays “Lucky Luciano” on the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” was also in attendance.

    Even though the buzz in the room on Thursday was about the beauty of the iconic images of Mr. Watsons’ photo series, the real star of the night was The Macallan Sherry Oak 20 Years Old. A limited selection of just 200 bottles  is available for purchase now in the U.S. for $1,000 each. The bottle arrives in a sleek black presentation box and includes a specially commissioned label by Watson alongside a set of 10 unique portfolio prints.

    For collectors another 36 individually customized bottles of The Macallan 1946 whiskey, the year Watson first met his wife, Elizabeth, each with a signed one-of-a-kind collectible platinum print, will also be available for purchase later this year for $16,000.

    I for one would love to try The Macallan 1946 whiskey but I think it is out of my price range. I have sampled a 1970 whiskey. What about you, what’s the oldest tipple you’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy?

    By Zachary Puznak

    For more information: http://www.themacallan.com/home.aspx