Martha Stewart Is Getting Her Own Restaurant
Quick hits from New York and beyond
The Las Vegas strip is about to add to its star power in 2022: In the coming year, expect to see restaurants by singer Blake Shelton, football great Drew Brees, and “Real Housewives” Lisa Vanderpump, among others. Included in the roster of star-studded eats is Martha Stewart, who is opening her first restaurant named The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas in the Spring: It’s “an authentic glimpse of how she lives and entertains in her own home,” according to the press release. Named for her country home in Bedford, New York, it’ll feature ingredients “from Martha's personal favorites” — Las Vegas Farmers Market, Dartagnan Inc., Urbani Truffles, Roe Caviar, Frog Hollow Farm, Jasper Hill Farm, and Vermont Creamery, among others.
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A running list from “And Just Like That” where Carrie and Co. are dining in NYC, including Bistrot Leo (60 Thompson St., Manhattan), Au Cheval (33 Cortlandt Alley, Manhattan), and Sant Ambroeus (1000 Madison Ave., Manhattan).
It’s not your imagination: More city restaurants feature wood-fired cooking — which makes us want to revisit that stunning Peasant space that the original chef-owner, Frank DeCarlo, built in 1999 — (194 Elizabeth St., Manhattan), now with Marc Forgione.
More accolades for Semma (60 Greenwich Ave., Manhattan), this time from Grub Street. ICYMI, our audio interview with Chintan Pandya and Roni Mazumdar below.
Le French Wine Shop (161 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan) has opened, says West Side Rag, a shop affiliated with Vin Sur Vingt, the wine bar with locations in the East and West Village, Nomad, Upper West Side, and Riverside. There’s also one in D.C.
Here’s more on the cloning of New York restaurants in Florida — this round: Upper East Side goes to Palm Beach. ICYMI on Broken Palate, below.
Beyond New York
7 go-to D.C. restaurants from Washington Post critic, Tom Sietsema, including Cedric Maupillier’s Convivial (801 O St., NW, Washington, D.C.), where “the Provence native reached back into French culinary history and began serving antiquities such as wild hare and pigeon in puff pastry — Old World signatures that he says got him excited about cooking again.”
From Hanna Raskin’s excellent Substack, The Food Section, the 5 best old-school steakhouses in the South. Of Bones in Atlanta (3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA), she writes, “the fluidity of service at Bones is at least 40 percent of what makes the Buckhead restaurant such a treasure. Also on that pie chart: beautiful martinis, dimly lit alcoves and bright white tablecloths, very cold shrimp cocktail and a vigorous bone-in ribeye framed by a sensational crust.”