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Category: April Bloomfield

Winter Steak Salad

Winter Steak Salad

I’m not going to deny it.  I love beef. But times, as they say, have changed.  I try to go meatless more.  But there’s this primal desire for Beef.  I wondered how I could put a healthy spin on a Steak dinner and voilà, I […]

To add to your Summer Burger Repertoire, a recipe worth fighting about…The Chopped Cheese

To add to your Summer Burger Repertoire, a recipe worth fighting about…The Chopped Cheese

         Last November, in the New York Times no less, came a story about a Burger that caused, in the words of my late father, “a big stink”.  There were no complaints about the burger itself. In fact, it is lauded as being New York’s […]

Smoked Trout Chowder adapted from April Bloomfield’s "A Girl and Her Pig"

         A Girl and Her Pig…literally I am a huge fan of April Bloomfield and I’ll follow her anywhere—to The Breslin in the Ace Hotel, next door at the John Dory or down in the Village where she practically invented the Gastropub at “The Spotted […]

Part 2: The 12 Best Burgers in Manhattan…plus one.

         As I pointed on Monday in “The 12 Best Burgers…Part 1”, New York Burgers fall into two distinct camps: The “Classic” Burgers which stick to the same pattern of beef patty, American Cheese, soft bun, ‘special sauce’, lettuce and tomato.  From there we move […]

A visit to April Bloomfield’s Spotted Pig and a recipe for the great British delicacy Bangers and Mash

           The weather on America’s East Coast has been nothing short of bizaare this whole winter.   When I boarded the plane to come home from St. Barth, the temperature there was 81 degrees.  When I arrived in Newark the temperature was 75 degrees.  We […]

April Bloomfield’s Incredible Edible Scotch Eggs

Monte’s Scotch Eggs courtesy Melissa Clark’s recipe        Yes, I was at The Breslin yet again.  This time I went for dinner with friends.  Because Ms. Bloomfield has just knocked everyone’s socks off at the new John Dory Oyster Bar, on the other […]

Back to the Breslin and a sandwich I waited all summer for

        I recently introduced Andrew to the Breslin, April Bloomfield’s gastropub in the Ace Hotel (16 West 29th St. between Fifth Ave. and Broadway Tel: 212 679 1939) .   We sat at the bar and ate our lamb burgers and thrice-cooked chips and […]

A visit to April Bloomfield’s “The Breslin” and a recipe for Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce and Tomatoes

        At The Breslin, April Bloomfield’s much-written-about “British Gastropub” at 16 West 29th Street,(TEL: (212) 679-1939), I  became totally enamored of the Lamb Burger.  It’s almost as outrageously tasty as the “Thrice Cooked Chips” that are as good, if not better, than any French fry […]