Explore by Tags

Entries tagged with 'april bloomfield'

From the Archives: How to Make the Spotted Pig's Chargrilled Burger

Daniel Gritzer 1 comment

Next time you fire up the grill, consider this replica of The Spotted Pig's famous chargrilled burger: a masterpiece of beef, brioche, and blue cheese. More

First Impressions of April Bloomfield's Tosca Cafe in San Francisco

Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

If I were to close my eyes and recall the meals I've had at April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's restaurants in New York, a few flavor themes surface: pungent garlic, rich, gamey meats, anchovies, herbs, butter, and salt. I was hoping to find those flavors in Bloomfield's newest project—at the iconic Tosca Café in San Francisco's North Beach—and I did. More

Salvation Taco: April Bloomfield's Offbeat Taqueria in Murray Hill

New York Carey Jones 13 comments

With a style all her own, chef April Bloomfield has a knack for opening (with partner Ken Friedman) restaurants that folks just love. Still, a taqueria in Murray Hill sounded more than a little unlikely. We had our reservations, but after a few visits, we're pleased to report that we recommend Salvation Taco wholeheartedly. More

First Look: Cocktails at Salvation Taco, NYC

Drinks J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

"My idea with the menu here was to start with classic American and Mexican cocktails—the Mexican Firing Squad, the Vieux Carré—break them down, and reinterpret them through a lens that's both a little more Mexico-focused in its ingredients, and a little modern," says Sam Anderson, the tall, heavily tattooed bar manager at Salvation Taco, Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield's new taqueria in the Pod 39 Hotel in Murray Hill. The Hotel Delmano bartending hotshot has been running the program at the hotel's rooftop bar since the summer. More

First Look: Salvation Taco, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Murray Hill Taqueria

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

If a casual, a la carte restaurant serving up tacos that start at $3 and sandwiches that top the menu at $9—in a converted Salvation Army space in the middle of the banker and adult frat-boy-friendly bar scene of Murray Hill—seems like an out of place move for chef/restaurateur duo April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, that's because it is. Talking with April about the concept and the menu, even she seems a little surprised by the whole affair. More

First Bites at Ivan Orkin's Game-Changing Ramen With April Bloomfield

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 10 comments

I first heard of Ivan Orkin a few years back when my mom returned from a trip to Tokyo and asked me, "have you heard about this American guy making ramen in Tokyo? That's so strange. I wonder if it's good." I have never had the chance to make it to either of his two Tokyo shops, but if last night's dinner at the Ace Hotel is any indication, It's not just good, it's game-changingly fantastic. More

Win Two Spots at Dinner by April Bloomfield and Paul Virant, Sunday October 21st

New York The Serious Eats Team Closed

April Bloomfield met Paul Virant (Perennial Virant in Chicago, Vie in Western Springs, IL) in 2007 when they were both honored by Food & Wine as Best New Chefs of the year. They cooked together in Chicago back in April to celebrate the launch of her book, A Girl and Her Pig. Now they're at it again, this time in New York at the Ace Hotel, and we're giving away seats for two for a five course meal right here. More

The Nasty Bits: Another Tongue Sandwich

The Nasty Bits Chichi Wang 6 comments

This here tongue sandwich is an adaption of one by chef April Bloomfield. Grilled tongue with horseradish, bitter greens, and green sauce. It's one of the nicest tongue and sauce combinations I've ever had. More

April Bloomfield's Toasts with Ramp Butter and Fried Quail Eggs

Serious Eats Caroline Russock Post a comment

These Toasts with Ramp Butter and Fried Quail Eggs from April Bloomfield's A Girl and Her Pig are yet another way to enjoy everyone's favorite fleeting spring vegetable. The butter in this recipe incorporates both the cooked bulb of the ramp and its tender, raw greens into a rich butter dressed up with capers, anchovies, lemon, and chiles. More

April Bloomfield's Devils on Horseback

Caroline Russock 4 comments

This week we're sharing what we consider to be April Bloomfield's greatest hits, many taken straight from the menu at The Spotted Pig. At the 'Pig, Bloomfield does drinking snacks right, and these Devils on Horseback are the ideal way to soak up whatever you're sipping. Bacon-wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. Bacon wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. These are the kind of snacks that go fast, doubling the recipe might be a good plan. More

April Bloomfield's Devils on Horseback

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

This week we're going to be sharing what we consider to be April Bloomfield's greatest hits, many taken straight from the menu at The Spotted Pig. At The Spotted Pig, Bloomfield does drinking snacks right, and these Devils on Horseback are the ideal way to soak up whatever you're sipping. Bacon wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. These are the kind of snacks that go fast, doubling the recipe might be a good plan. More

April Bloomfield's Deviled Eggs

Caroline Russock 7 comments

It would be a tragedy to go to April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig and not order at least one round of her exemplary Deviled Eggs. They're just too good not to try, at least once. The thing is, they're not all that far off from the basic recipe—mayo, mustard and paprika are all there, but Bloomfield's added a few tweaks that round out the flavor, giving them an eggy, tangy richness that makes them so irresistible. More

April Bloomfield's Deviled Eggs

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

It would be a tragedy to go to April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig and not order at least one round of her exemplary Deviled Eggs. They're just too good not to try, at least once. The thing is, they're not all that far off from the basic recipe, mayo, mustard and paprika are all there, but Bloomfield's added a few tweaks that round out the flavor, giving them an eggy, tangy richness that makes them so irresistible. More

Cook the Book: 'A Girl and Her Pig'

Caroline Russock Closed

When we heard that April Bloomfield would be releasing a cookbook this spring, we marked the date on our calender and counted the days until we could get our hands on A Girl and Her Pig. And now we've got it and it's just as great as we had anticipated. Enter to win a copy here! More

Scenes from Tap & Tapas: Bites from April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, and More

New York Laura Togut Post a comment

Last night marked the 8th annual 'Tap & Tapas' benefit, which brought together some of New York's top chefs to help raise funds for Groove With Me, a non-profit offering free dance classes to at-risk girls in East Harlem. Chefs including April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, Floyd Cardoz, and a team from Le Bernadin all brought delicious bites for the evening. Click through the slideshow to see all of the great food that was served to benefit this great cause! More

April Bloomfield Makes Chicken Liver Toast and Smoked Haddock Chowder

J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

To promote the release of her new book A Girl and Her Pig, April Bloomfield—the celebrated chef of New York's The Spotted Pig, The John Dory, and The Breslin—conducted a cooking demo on Wednesday night at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg. The British-born chef is most well known for her combination of classic English and rustic Italian fare and her love of animal parts. More

Snapshots from Los Angeles Loves Alex's Lemonade Benefit

Kelly Bone 6 comments

Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause. More

My Three Favorite Lamb Burgers in New York

A Hamburger Today J. Kenji López-Alt 35 comments

Lamb is on almost every menu out here in New York and seems to be getting ever more popular (lamb neck pastrami, anyone?). Even the burger scene is becoming a bit more sheepish these days. Indeed, some of my favorite burgers in the city are made from—gasp!—lamb these days. Here are three of the very best. More

A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Cheese at The Spotted Pig

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

In the fashion of their over-the-top Cubano, the Spotted Pig makes a somewhat ridiculous but spectacularly tasty grilled cheese. More

A Sandwich A Day: Cubano Sandwich at The Spotted Pig

New York Carey Jones 1 comment

Altogether, it's the kind of crunchy, salty, fatty mouthful so many sandwiches aspire to be. Whether or not you're willing to call it a Cuban. More

More Posts