The robust new Harlem Restaurant Renaissance that includes Red Rooster, the 5 and Diamond, Corner Social and Vinateria has been joined and by by two important newcomers -- Minton's and its adjacent restaurant The Cecil
There are arguments that a reviewer should give a restaurant a few weeks or more before doing a review. I believe that if a restaurant opens its doors and does business at full price to the public, then it is fair game for a professional reviewer.
Olive & Thyme, for those who haven't heard, is a favorite gourmet restaurant and market with the studio crowd. Owner Melina Davies places on an emphasis on cheese, charcuterie, condiments, desserts and wines.
It was a bit muddy that day and I find Torquil rinsing his shoes in our little bus sink above the drinking glasses. Torq tells me not to worry and that he will wash all the dishes, but I can't help but feel like I am drinking Torq's shoes for the rest of the week.