At the Table

-  take a glimpse into the kitchen and dining spaces of culinary personalities we admire, as they teach us how to elevate our own cooking and dining experiences.

Primal Seasonality at Metta

Meet Chef Norberto Piattoni of Metta in Fort Greene, where he fires up a locally-driven menu over open flames in his kitchen.  Learn more about how he builds layers of flavor using fire and traditional preservation techniques on seasonal ingredients, along with his custom plateware and design collaborations for the restaurant.

A Michelin-Starred Showcase of Local, Healthy Cuisine at Rouge Tomate

Meet Executive Chef Andy Bennett of the Michelin-starred restaurant Rouge Tomate, where he executes inventive, produce-driven dishes in a beautifully redesigned carriage house that embodies his commitment to healthy eating and sustainability.

A Retreat for Nostalgia with a Modern Twist at Bessou

Meet Bessou's owner Maiko Kyogoku and Chef Emily Yuen, a duo of artistic and culinary talents who bring us a nostalgic taste of Japanese comfort food classics with a modern twist, served up in a cozily designed "home away from home".

At the Corner of Classic and Contemporary at Nickel & Diner

Meet husband-and-wife team Jonathan Chu and Ivy Tsang of Nickel & Diner, where they deliver a warm, elevated diner experience that embraces local ingredients and embodies the melting pot of its location.

Comfort with a Michelin Flair at Acme

Meet Executive Chef Brian Loiacono of Acme, where he delivers Michelin-worthy dishes for guests to enjoy in a lively, unpretentious setting.  We chat with him about what inspires him as a chef, the collaborative efforts behind his food and wine menus, and how his mom inspired his plateware aesthetic.

Nothing Wasted at Okonomi

Meet Chef JT Vuong of Okonomi, where they celebrate locally sourced seafood and the Japanese philosophy of “mottainai” (no waste!). 

Small Plates with a Global Touch at Atoboy

Chef Junghyun Park tells the story behind his banchan-driven menu at his new casual fine dining restaurant, Atoboy, and the custom collaborations that went into creating the space.

Going Local at Chalk Point Kitchen

Restaurateur and entrepreneur Matt Levine tells us about how his commitment to supporting local communities and businesses inspired him to create his own market-to-table restaurant, Chalk Point Kitchen. 

An Elevated Cafe Experience at Butler Bake Shop

Co-founders Hugo Murray and Michelin-starred Chef Ryan Butler tell us about the dreamy pastries and gorgeous interior design that make up Butler Bake Shop, a new cafe nestled under the Williamsburg Bridge.

Gut Instinct at the Beatrice Inn

Learn about how Thrillist's NYC Chef of 2016, Angie Mar, followed her gut instinct into the culinary world, where her talents have earned her critical acclaim for revamping a dying landmark into New York City's hottest chophouse, stripped of frills and restraint.

Simply #Olmsteding at Olmsted

This week, we visited rising star chef Greg Baxtrom at his first solo project, Olmsted, now up for James Beard's "Best New Restaurant of 2017" award.  Learn more about how Greg playfully executes fine dining techniques and sustainability through his inventive yet accessible menu, and how he forged a relationship with the ceramicist who makes all of Olmsted's stunning plateware.

The Authenticity of Memory at Fung Tu

This week's conversation celebrates Chinese New Year and the authenticity that memories add to food.  We chat with Wilson Tang, owner of both Nom Wah Tea Parlor, one of the oldest restaurants in New York, and Fung Tu, a restaurant venturing to "push the envelope" in Chinese-American cooking in Manhattan's Lower East Side.  

Simply Approachable Catering from Poppy's

We chat with the founder and owner of Brooklyn-based Poppy's Catering, Jamie Schmones Erickson, who believes in the timelessness and elegance of serving simple, high-quality fare at any occasion.

A Community Built with Two Hands and a Labor of Love

This week's conversation At the Table is with Giles Russell and Henry Roberts, the Australian duo behind Two Hands in New York City who are committed to creating a community where people can kick back with good coffee, nourish themselves with good food, and simply feel good.

Less is More at Cosme

We chat with with Daniela Soto-Innes, 2016 James Beard Rising Star Chef and the chef de cuisine at critically-acclaimed contemporary Mexican restaurant, Cosme, in New York City.

A Home Away from Home at Jack's Wife Freda

Our very first conversation At the Table is with Maya Jankelowitz - cookbook author and co-owner of the beloved Jack's Wife Freda in New York City.