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  1. Neighborhood Watch
    Le Cirque Gives Away Fried Chicken; Crumbs Opens (Another) Shop in MidtownPlus: Artisanal kimchee at Marlow & Sons, and a meet-and-greet tonight for the Bay Ridge Co-op, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  2. Foodievents
    A Tale of Two Parties: Meltdown at Tavern on the Green and Success at Le CirqueThe police were eventually called to shut down a disastrous Tavern on the Green party.
  3. Mediavore
    Salman Still Obsessed With Padma; the Swiss Army Knife of Pizza BoxesPlus: a Le Cirque reunion, and Cyndi Lauper as a waitress, all in our morning news roundup.
  4. Menus
    Chef Remi Lauvand Guest Chefs at BreadBar’s Hatchi SeriesBreadbar’s Hatchi Series will host a fine French chef with a delicious New York pedigree next week.
  5. Mediavore
    $20,000 Tab at Le Cirque; Andrew Carmellini Good With Two StarsPlus: The definition of food snob shifts, and no more Wrigley’s for Chris Brown, all in our morning news roundup.
  6. Chef Shuffle
    Scuderia Announces New Chef, Carlo ApolloniA look at the Sicilian chef’s menu.
  7. Nostalgia
    How Different Did Manhattan’s Menus Look 30 Years Ago?We crack a 1975 book, ‘Manhattan Menus,’ and take a trip back in time.
  8. Mediavore
    NYPL Getting a Lounge; Green Tote Bags Pose Health RiskPlus: Pinkberry knockoffs go international, and mourning Cafe Edison’s owner, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. The Other Critics
    Bruni Calls Macao Silly; Buttermilk Channel Too Sweet for Alan RichmanPlus: Robert Sietsema finds the city’s best date dish, and Danyelle Freeman wears jeans to Le Cirque, all in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  10. Uptown Clubhouses
    Le Cirque 3.3: The Full Menu RevealWhat to eat from Craig Hopson’s kitchen.
  11. Menu Changes
    Per Se May Introduce À La Carte MenuYou’ll soon be able to drop “I was over at Per Se the other night” into way more conversations.
  12. Menus
    Craig Hopson Shows Off Le Cirque’s New MenuSeven courses for $74.
  13. Recession is Your Friend
    Le Cirque Declares Restaurant YearA look at the March prix fixe.
  14. Recession Is Your Friend
    How to Knock $100 Off Your Le Cirque Meal, Via CraigslistCruise Craigslist and you’ll find gift cards for sale at deep discounts.
  15. Fun with Facebook
    Fine Dining on Facebook!You HAVE to see Marco Maccioni’s profile photo.
  16. Lawsuits
    Le Cirque Hit With ‘Cater Waiter’ LawsuitLawyer Maimon Kirschenbaum, the scourge of restaurateurs, strikes again.
  17. Food TV
    Tonight: Get a Table in HeavenWatch a documentary about Le Cirque tonight on HBO.
  18. Family Sagas
    The Maccionis Weather Bad Economy, Paintball MishapBusiness is down, and Mario Maccioni has suffered a terrible accident.
  19. Chef Shuffle
    Bellanca Is BackThe former Le Cirque chef has found a new gig.
  20. Fun With Numbers
    Google Insight Blows Our Mind, Shows Shift From the Buddakans to the MomofukusA look at the most popular restaurant searches of the past four years.
  21. Chef Shuffle
    Catching Up With Franklin BeckerThe chef talks about the failure of Sheridan Square, his audition for Le Cirque, and his future plans.
  22. Party Lines
    Nicole Miller Escapes Death at Le CirqueA quick-thinking waiter saved the designer’s life, but don’t tell the Maccioni family.
  23. Video Feed
    HBO Serves Le Cirque Documentary’Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven’ chronicles the closure and rebirth of a legendary New York restaurant.
  24. Chef Shuffle
    One If by Land’s Craig Hopson Moves to Le CirqueThe young chef takes a big step up.
  25. Truffle Scuffle
    Buy It Now: ‘The Largest White Truffle to Land in the USA in the Last 3Yes, this beast is bigger than the $7,000 Le Cirque truffle.
  26. Le Cirque Sideshow
    Le Cirque: Nothing to See HereOfficial word: Le Cirque’s wine auction has nothing to do with the economy, and the hunt for a new chef is underway.
  27. Chef Shuffle
    Are Le Cirque’s Chef Departure and Wine Auction Bad Omens?Gael Greene has more on Christophe Bellanca’s ‘divorce’ with Le Cirque.
  28. Chef Shuffle
    Bellanca Out at Le CirqueFranklin Becker and Cedric Tovar are said to be candidates for his replacement.
  29. New York Wine & Food Festival
    Best of the Fest: More From the New York City Wine & Food FestivalFrom chef chats to panel-discussion recaps to, well, a rather frank assessment of Bobby Flay’s dancing skills. Yes folks, it was a VERY special time.
  30. Other Critics
    Socarrat’s Paella Impresses Bruni; Ramsay at the London Still WeakAlso in our review roundup: Cuozzo enjoys himself at Le Cirque’s wine bar; Freeman orders off the menu at Bar Pitti; and Sietsema talks dirty in Kensington.
  31. Closings
    Pelaccio’s Chop Suey Closes, Tries the Waters on eBayThe space will reopen as a New American restaurant, and if you have at least $150,000, is available for your New Year’s Eve.
  32. Mediavore
    French Chefs Want ‘World Treasure’ Status; Dinner Parties AmidJean-Georges prepared a last-minute meal for the French president, and Rocco DiSpirito can’t dance, plus more from our glance at the morning headlines.
  33. Beef
    Sirio-usly?Sirio Maccioni ain’t happy that his designer Adam Tihany worked with Daniel Boulud.
  34. Mediavore
    Franklin Becker to Replace Gary Robins at Sheridan Square; Octopus Abounds onPlus a man finds a knife in his Subway sandwich, a cookbook conspiracy, and more, in our morning news digest.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Alain Allegretti to Possibly Open New Restaurant; Rayuela’s Street-FoodThe cool Greenmarket and the secret of the Spotted Pig burger, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  36. User's Guide
    Five Chef FamiliesHow alums of Le Cirque, Daniel, Per Se, Craft, 71 Clinton Fresh Food, and Pegu have fared throughout the city.
  37. NewsFeed
    Secret Is Out About Uni Butter and Tuna Truffle SandwichesSome of the “secret dishes” that ‘Page Six Magazine’ includes in its roundup of off-the-menu items aren’t so secret.
  38. 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.
  39. The Other Critics
    Elettaria Comes Up Short; Bar Milano Does Too, But Somehow Gets Three StarsOne star for Akthar Nawab, Bar Milano dodges a bullet, and Eleven Madison Park just misses a fourth Bloomberg star.
  40. NewsFeed
    Le Cirque Loses Its Young Chef De Cuisine to the Friars ClubComedians have to eat, too — and not just pastrami.
  41. Back of the House
    Defeated Cheftestant Just Wants to Help Fat CopsA tasteless (and riceless) sushi sends the latest eliminated cheftestant back to his post at Le Cirque.
  42. NewsFeed
    Maccioni Family to Open New Restaurant in Beekman TowerThe family that brought you Le Cirque will open a new restaurant near the U.N.
  43. NewsFeed
    Le Cirque Gets on the Wine-Bar BandwagonAs the fashion for haute cuisine falls away, the more casual wine bar has become a kind of economic savior for the city’s classic high-end chefs — one reason, as we noted in our Fall Preview year, the likes of Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse have embraced the genre wholeheartedly. (It’s easier to lure customers into wine bars, and wine is a much higher-profit item than food.) Now Le Cirque has gotten into the act, opening its new wine bar tonight. Says the restaurant’s legendary owner, Sirio Maccioni: “Our new wine lounge is a more casual side of Le Cirque, with chaise longues and where no jackets are required. We wanted to offer something, in our lounge, without all the rigueur of the dining room.” The centerpiece of the wine bar is an immense wine tower, with, according to Maccioni, “20,000 bottles of wine and the right menu to go with it.” Somehow it just doesn’t seem right to go to Le Cirque without a jacket, though — no matter how many bottles of wine they have. Le Cirque wine-bar menu Related: Grape Nuts [NYM]
  44. Chefwatch
    Jason Kallert Carries the Le Cirque Torch Each week, we highlight one of the city’s great — but obscure — young chefs. Name: Jason Kallert Age: 29 Restaurant: Le Cirque Background: Kallert is a CIA graduate who, after time spent under the late Patrick Clark at Tavern on the Green and Union Pacific with Rocco DiSpirito, began a long association with Le Cirque, outlasting three executive chefs: Sottha Kuhnn at the original Le Cirque, Pierre Schaedelin at Le Cirque 2000 and the current iteration of the restaurant, and his replacement, Christophe Bellanca. Self-described style: “Very simple and traditional. I’m not into too much technical stuff or using crazy Asian flavors and herbs. If garlic and thyme goes with lamb, I use garlic and thyme. I’m not as creative as some chefs. I like a classic approach.”
  45. NewsFeed
    Momofuku Ko Hoping to Open in Two Weeks; No Malice Palace PrevailsDuring last night’s CB3 meeting, partner Andrew Salmon would reveal only that Momofuku Ko will hit capacity at fourteen, with no waiters and with fixed menus changing daily. “You sit directly across from the cook,” Salmon told the board. He kept the “vaguely Asian” food quiet, conceding only that it would include “all local ingredients … all sustainable development.” Unfortunately, he didn’t take the time to make sure a petition was including in the application, so no motion could be passed. Projected opening date: two weeks’ time!
  46. Celebrity Settings
    Kobe Dines on Kobe at Kobe; Nobu Gives Manning a Standing OFashion Week brought the usual celebrity infestation to town last week for glitzy after-parties, but we’ve already covered those. The real question is, where did the “normals” catch a bite? And of course by normals we mean billionaires, Nobel Prize winners, and Super Bowl champs, all of whom made the scene this week.
  47. NewsFeed
    Sirio Speaks Out on That Guy From the ‘Times’ … What Did You There’s an entertaining and incisive interview with Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni at Portfolio today. Lloyd Grove presses the great man on his feelings about the New York Times critic (“Frank Bruni, if that’s his name”), the firing of chef Pierre Schaedelin (“Pierre could have stayed”), and what it takes to make a restaurant work on that level in New York (“Here you need to do a minimum of $12 million a year. Otherwise we are broke”). The interview was done before the Times restored the restaurant’s third star, so there’s a lot of fire there. Things seem to be better now: We stopped in the other night, and Sirio’s son Mario told us that after the review, “My father didn’t yell at anybody for four days.” World According To…Sirio Maccioni [Portfolio via Gawker]
  48. The Other Critics
    Le Cirque Back in the Three-Star Club; It’s La Belle Epoque Again at Who says Frank Bruni has no heart? After demoting Le Cirque last year, Bruni restores the third star, courtesy largely to new chef Christophe Bellanca’s masterly handling of ultraluxe ingredients and, of course, the Maccioni family’s trademark feudal service. [NYT] Maybe you don’t consider the salmon at Dovetail “a religious experience,” the way Restaurant Girl does, but everyone seems to agree with Adam Platt that it’s a very fine restaurant and outrageously good for the Upper West Side. [NYDN] Related: This Dove Flies Ryan Sutton has filed the first review of Adour, and he makes it sound, at least to anachronistically minded readers, truly awesome. Did you know Adour is serving lobster thermidor? Lobster thermidor! In this day and age! Sutton is also impressed by the virtual wine list, as most other visitors have been. [Bloomberg]
  49. Mediavore
    Freedom Tower Seeks Restaurant Developer; Le Cirque Does Restaurant Week AllStarting today, the Port Authority is accepting early bids from developers for control of a two-story restaurant atop the Freedom Tower, with a grand opening slated for early 2013. [The Real Estate/NYO] More bad news about the FDA: It’s “so understaffed that, at its current pace, the agency would need at least 27 years to inspect every foreign medical device plant that exports to the United States, 13 years to check every foreign drug plant and 1,900 years to examine every foreign food plant.” [NYT] Le Cirque’s Restaurant Week menus are such a hit that the Maccioni clan is going to make them available every weekday in February. [Zagat]
  50. Mediavore
    Michael ‘Bao’ Huynh Out at Bun; A Le Cirque DocumentaryMichael “Bao” Huynh has left his post at Bun, saying he couldn’t get along with his partner. Next up: a new noodle shop in Tribeca. [Insatiable Critic] Burgerphilia: a new term about burger obsessives we won’t be using. [Time] Related: Daniel Boulud’s Downtown Burger Place Finally Signs the Lease A Table in Heaven, a documentary that looks at Le Cirque’s move from the Palace Hotel to the Bloomberg building, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and promises to show Sirio Maccioni’s tendency to exceed the restaurant’s 2 percent cap on free meals. [NYDN]
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