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First Look: Early Summer Dessert Menu at Le Cirque, New York

Sweets Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

What goes into revamping the two iconic dessert menus (the "classic" and "signature") at Le Cirque for summer? Executive Pastry Chef Jeffrey Wurtz sat down and spoke with us about his creative process. More

Le Cirque Pops Up on the LES

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

If Le Cirque has always felt a little too frou-frou-fancy, but you still want an excuse to experience it, "The Feast: L.E.S. Cirque" pop-up kicked off last night and will spend the next three nights hosting dinners inside the Hotel on Rivington. Le Cirque's executive chef Craig Hopson is heading downtown and wants the menu to be a little more "downtown," too. What exactly does that mean? Cocktail pairings with three-course meals, where one ingredient is spotlighted each night. (It also means more Katy Perry playing in the rooftop penthouse-turned-event-space.) Check out our lobster dinner last night. More

Thanksgiving Menu at Le Cirque

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

First Course Butternut Squash Bisque cranberries and duck ham Le Cirque Salad Nantucket Bay Scallops apple gelee and mustard seeds Second Course Porcini Risotto Chestnut Pappardelle Fonduta Ravioli Main Course Roasted Organic Turkey huckleberry stuffing, brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes... More

HBO Documentary on Le Cirque Debuts December 29

New York Erin Zimmer 6 comments

Restaurant closings don't seem like a big deal anymore, but on New Year's Eve in 2004, when iconic New York restaurant Le Cirque closed its doors, it very much was. The 78-minute documentary Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven... More

Bruni Loves Le Cirque (Sort of)

New York Ed Levine 1 comment

Today Frank Bruni restored the third star he had taken away in 2006 from Le Cirque, and yet he sounded more resigned than excited. The review sounded obligatory. After reading the review a few times I felt that Bruni didn't... More

The Power of Food Blogging

Adam Roberts 24 comments

Blogging has ousted political leaders, written dialog for Samuel L. Jackson, and forced Doogie Howser out of the closet. Food blogging is just beginning to gain power. Restaurateurs and chefs are starting to take notice of the strange quiet types scribbling notes and taking pictures of their food. More

amateur gourmet gets stiffed at le cirque

New York Ed Levine 2 comments

Adam Roberts, AKA the Amateur Gourmet, had the temerity, the nerve, to expect a warm reception when he took his parents to the new Le Cirque. Needless to say, he was treated rather shabbily by Sirio himself. Not a big... More

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