'The Modern' on Serious Eats

Bring Back the Aperitif: 5 Refreshing Cocktail Recipes from The Modern in NYC

It's time to officially bring back the aperitif. I'm not talking happy-hour margaritas here, but light, appetite-whetting refreshments to sip (ideally outside) at dusk. Something a little bitter and not too boozy—the perfect aperitif doesn't even really need to include a strong spirit, just some aromatized wine or amaro, sometimes a dash of soda or tonic, just the thing to ease into evening (and accompany a plate of appetizers.) Here are 5 delicious recipes for aperitif cocktails to make at home. More

The Modern's Kina Cocktail

The classic Kina Cocktail called for Kina Lillet, which no longer exists. Instead of the sweeter and less-bitter modern Lillet Blanc, this modern version calls for Cocchi Americano, which has Chinchona bark for bitterness. A dash of dry sherry complements that bitterness and adds nutty richness and a golden hue. More

Blogwatch: Roasted Poussin with Braised Romaine

Esi, of Dishing Up Delights, recreates a dish from The Modern: Bar Room in an effort to use up a poussin purchased from her local farmers' market. The roasted poussin with braised romaine is a simple dish that brings a hint of spring to a dinner. Plus, braised romaine? Dressed in a kind of "warm Caesar salad dressing"? It definitely sounds intriguing.... More

Some Restaurant Week Highlights

Our all-star intern Grace Kang has been making the Restaurant Week rounds. With so many restaurants keeping the prix-fixe menus out until late-February, you still have time to check out Grace's faves. —Erin Clockwise from left: Scarpetta's olive oil cake,... More

New York Big Wigs Name Fave Pies in 'Daily News'

I forgot to blog this earlier today. A bunch of celebs and food world big machers named their favorite New York pizzerias. It's in the Daily News: Martha Stewart: Luzzo's Rocco DiSpirito: "The white pizza in the bar area at The Modern." Mario Cantone: Apizz and Otto Help NYDailyNews.com choose New York's best pizza! [New York Daily News]... More

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