In the summer, we can get by with simpler fare (tomato salads, ripe strawberries, and peaches), but as the temperature drops, the foliage turns fiery, and pumpkin spice lattes burst into season, we want to eat something heartier. Here are some favorite food-inspired finds for autumn and beyond:
Someone Who Inspired Us
The design of Manhatta, the newest project from restaurateur Danny Meyer, drew inspiration from its 60th-floor views. With expansive windows and four stunning exposures, the restaurant features a “muted and mature” palette of coffee-colored leather and wood, and honey-colored bronze from architecture firm Woods Bagot. “We saw an opportunity to add something fresh to the dialogue when it comes to New York City’s sky-high dining institutions,” Meyer told Vogue. “The backdrop is stunning, but we want it to feel as warm and familiar as a neighborhood restaurant.”
Add It To Your Wishlist
Dozens of great new cookbooks are due out this month, but some of the most exciting are from New York City-based chefs. On the top of our list are Estela, from James Beard Award-winner Ignacio Mattos; A Very Serious Cookbook (pictured above), by Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske of Contra and Wildair; Emily, from husband-and-wife team Emily and Matt Hyland; and All About Cake, by Christina Tosi of Milk Bar.
Check It Out
The New York City Wine & Food Festival returns Oct. 11-14 with more than 80 events, ranging from exclusive dinners with critically acclaimed chefs to educational seminars. The lineup includes a family-friendly brunch with Fruit Loops French toast; an oyster bash with tastings from local farms; a hands-on class on how to make Philly cheesesteak dumplings; and a late-night cake party.
Know Your Stuff
Want to know where to make a reservation this fall? The New York Times put together this helpful preview of the season’s hot spots, including Misi (pictured above), a pasta restaurant from Missy Robbins (Lilia) in Brooklyn’s South Williamsburg neighborhood; Teranga, a restaurant in Harlem from Pierre Thiam that will focus on West African-inspired comfort food; and a Vietnamese-style barbecue offshoot of the acclaimed Madame Vo in the East Village.
Apartment 4 at 20 Desbrosses St. is a full floor TriBeCa loft offering the perfect kitchen for any serious foodie. Imagine the meals you could cook (or order in) here, featuring a stainless steel center island with bar stool seating and what seems like endless counter space. Not to mention the built-in butcher’s block, farm sink, Bertazzoni range and oven, Subzero refrigerator and a spacious walk-in pantry being the added bonuses of this beautiful space!