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Alfred Portale

  1. fall preview 2019
    29 New Restaurants You Need to Know About This FallFrom uptown crullers to subterranean sushi, what you’ll be eating next.
  2. chef shuffle
    After 34 Years, a Neighborhood Loses Its Favorite ChefFor the first time since 1985, Alfred Portale is not running the kitchen at Gotham Bar & Grill.
  3. chef shuffle
    Victoria Blamey Is the New Chef at Gotham Bar and GrillAlfred Portale, who had run the kitchen since 1985, is no longer with the restaurant.
  4. listen
    The Comforting, Celebratory Joy of Proper DiningFor the season-one finale of the Grub Street Podcast, the team heads to one of Adam Platt’s all-time favorite restaurants.
  5. Quote of the Day
    Alfred Portale Finally Explains His ‘Towering’ Food PresentationsThe West Village restaurant has been open 30 years.
  6. High Steaks
    Bon Appétit Takes a Very Close Look at Dry-Aged BeefGenius, microbes, and fat caps.
  7. The Feeding Tube
    Yep, There Will Be Lots of Chef Cameos on Treme This YearEric Ripert and David Chang might just be regular cast members at this point.
  8. Coming Soon
    New York Chefs Talk Expansion Plans at SOBEWylie Dufresne, Gabrielle Hamilton, Alfred Portale, and others dish on plans for new projects.
  9. Awards
    Alton Brown, Lidia Bastianich, and Wolfgang Puck Will Host Beard AwardsAnd a cavalcade of Outstanding Chefs will present.
  10. Lists
    SHO Shaun Hergatt Follows Michelin Star With Esquire HonorsA look at the magazine’s annual list of best new restaurants.
  11. The Food Chain
    Alfred Portale Falls For Bouchon’s Salmon RillettesGotham Bar and Grill chef-owner sings the praises of Bouchon’s preserved fish starter.
  12. The Food Chain
    Gotham’s Seafood Salad Gets Stuck in Tom Valenti’s CrawThe dish has been on the menu for twenty years.
  13. Critical Mass
    Bread Lines Form at Num PangPlus, Martha Stewart jumps on the sandwich train.
  14. Mediavore
    ‘Daily Show’ Writer Sues Batali; Ex-Babbo Sommelier Cooks for YouPlus fancy new cooking at the Friars Club, chefs share their secrets for saving money on ingredients, and more, in our morning digest of food and gossip.
  15. Mediavore
    Charlie Trotter Details Emerge; Frank Bruni’s Cross-Country TripThe first details on Charlie Trotter’s still-unnamed restaurant on Madison Square Park emerge: It will have 80 seats as well as a bar and lounge. [NYT] Merkato 55 may be turning New Yorkers on to African cuisine, but there have been plenty of excellent, albeit under-the-radar, restaurants offering the continent’s cuisine for years. [TONY] Related: Merkato 55’s Most Popular Dish: Doro Wat The Modern’s new wine director, Belinda Chang, is the kind of sommelier we want to be someday: “I’m definitely obsessed with magnums. They’re so fun to pour!” [NYS]
  16. Mediavore
    David Lee Roth Is a Shitty Tipper; Alan Richman Out at BloombergThe Shitty Tipper Database on bitterwaitress.com keeps track of people like David Lee Roth, who recently left a $20 tip for a $200 lunch. [NYP] Alan Richman is out as Bloomberg’s food critic. [Eater] The bhut jolokia chile pepper is 200 times hotter than a jalapeño and could potentially be used in pepper sprays, but people like eating it and U.S. sales are projected to increase 500 percent this year. [WSJ]
  17. The Annotated Dish
    The Roasted Lobster at Gotham Is Still Standing TallAlfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill is one of the pioneers of what used to be called the New American cooking. His style, a combination of dramatic vertical presentations, French technique, and urban pizzazz, perfectly encapsulated the energy of the movement in the eighties and nineties. All these years later, Portale is still at Gotham, and still turning out some of the city’s best food, minus the towering drama of old. “As for all that verticality, once it became very trendy and talked about, that’s when I began to back away from it,” Portale says. “My style has changed and evolved.” At least one dish still reaches for the stars: Portale’s roasted lobster, a constant on Gotham’s menu. Scroll over the different parts of the dish to see it described in the chef’s own words.
  18. NewsFeed
    ‘Top Chef”s Howie Tastes the Big Time, Briefly, at Gotham Bar andWhen Howie Kleinberg, after twice coming to the brink of elimination, returned last week to win a Quickfire Challenge on Top Chef, he was rewarded with a one-week internship at Gotham Bar and Grill, courtesy of the guest judge, Alfred Portale. Kleinberg, whose unremitting hostility originally endeared him to us, has gotten on swimmingly with the chef, we hear. “He’s a very likable guy,” Portale tells us. “He’s a big guy, kinda cuts a pretty wide path through the kitchen, but he shows a lot of respect and poise.”
  19. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Thought Micah From ‘Top Chef’ Was a Train WreckThe kicked-off cheftestant was barely done sniffling his/her good-byes when we were on Instant Messenger with our buddy, the acerbic Adam Platt, comparing notes.
  20. Foodievents
    More Than Just a Taste of New York Last night’s A Taste of New York, a major culinary gala presented by New York Magazine at the Puck Building and benefiting City Harvest, was an orgy of food and mirth. Over 30 of the city’s best restaurants, from Alain Ducasse to wd-50, set up tables with a signature dish, and a boisterous crowd of well-heeled foodies circulated around, trying the food and chatting up the chefs.