Here’s how to set a perfect table at home for Valentines Day 2021, including style inspiration for the tablecloth, plates, flowers, glassware and more. And all of these would work equally well for Galentine’s Day, or really any day that you feel the urge to celebrate love, affection and appreciation.
Just in time for Lunar New Year, our expert correspondent shares her inside views on food and the 7 best Vietnamese restaurants, from classic Pho spots to hip fine dining, that you need to try right now in New York City.
Luxury alert! Looking for a taste of Paris, with authentic freshly made gourmet pastries, macaroons, hot chocolate, and more in the heart of New York City? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen took on the onerous task of making a visit to experience a taste of France in New York at the new Angelina Paris tearoom and café in Bryant Park, and here’s her report, including the top menu items, prices and reservation policy. Bon appetit!
We find it hard to believe, but there are actually some people out there who don’t like chocolate. What??? We can understand if you’re allergic. But just not really liking it? We don’t know what to say. However, many people have a beloved who may just not be feeling chocolate – the iconic sweet of Valentine’s Day. So what should you give them instead? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 14 best gourmet Valentine’s Day sweets to give your beloved this year if you’re looking for a treat with no chocolate, including candy, cookies, cupcakes, caramels and cakes. And marshmallows! And cookie fries!
Looking for a micro-luxury? A wonderful and delicious experience that won’t break your budget? One word, dear reader: ice. Crystal clear artisanal ice is a luxury that many craft cocktail, whisky, and spirits drinkers swear by. Since we’re all stuck at home this winter thanks to COVID-19, we have to become our own master mixologists. And ice is essential to that effort. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has all the info we need. Here’s how to make (and where to buy) crystal clear ice cubes, ice balls and spheres that are perfect for cocktails and whiskey whenever the closest bar has to be the one at your home.