Courtesy of Ember Room, Photography by Full Lock Media
  • NYC Foodie Festivals

    It's an Asian den in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Welcome to Ember Room, a seductive hideaway accented with gold finishings and glowing lanterns, Chinese bells and polished wood. Chefs Ian Chalermkittichai and Todd English developed a menu that takes off on the trend of Asian-inspired BBQ, with dishes like chocolate-glazed baby back ribs, Thai pastrami spiced meatballs and sesame-glazed miso lobster. Sake and Prosecco cocktails keep the vibe upbeat in a restaurant that's sure to become an NYC hotspot.
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  • NY Taste: Fine Food, Wine, Design

    For one night in October, New York City's trendiest neighborhood transformed into a foodie haven. Meatpacking Uncorked was one of the highlights of the New York City Wine & Food Festival, which ran from Oct. 7th through Oct. 10, 2010. Revelers lined up at food stations scattered throughout NYC's Meatpacking District for eats from restaurants including 5 Ninth, STK and Tanuki Tavern.
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  • NY Taste: Fine Food, Wine, Design

    Retail staples like Helmut Lang offered wine and other beverages in addition to their usual trendy duds during Meatpacking Uncorked.
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  • NY Taste: Fine Food, Wine, Design

    The New York City Wine & Food Festival brought together some of the most well known chefs in the restaurant business. Todd English, executive chef of Ca Va, indulged in his love of pork and music at Thrillist's Bacon & the Blues event, held on Oct. 7, 2010 at the Andaz Hotel on 5th Avenue. He showed off one of his lesser known talents -- belting out the blues with local blues band Lazy Stars.
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  • NY Taste: Fine Food, Wine, Design

    Attendees of Thrillist's Bacon & the Blues enjoyed delicious pork goodness of all kinds from restaurants including Rub BBQ and Mable's Smokehouse.
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  • NY Taste Greyledge Farm

    Who doesn't love devouring a miniature burger in one bite? That was the name of the game at New York Media's 11th annual New York Taste event on Nov. 2, 2009, in which New York magazine culinary editor Gillian Duffy and a bevy of the city and region's most famous chefs and mixologists convened to dish out their signature dishes and drinks. A portion of the evening's proceeds went to City Harvest to help fight hunger. At left, pint-sized versions of Greyledge Farm's all-natural Black Angus beef burgers.
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  • NY Taste Buddakan

    A dessert of cashew daquoise, five spice figs, and coffee ice cream from New York's downtown Asian fusion behemoth, Buddakan.
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  • NY Taste Blue Hill

    Blue Hill's fancy offering included a savory shot with a greens-adorned wafer.
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  • NY Taste drinks

    Specialty cocktails ruled the evening, like 901 Silver Tequila's delicious blood orange concoction.
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  • NY Taste

    Award-winning architect David Rockwell and his design firm, Rockwell Group, created the space for New York Taste. On transforming the large Skylight studio in downtown New York City, Rockwell said, "For a designer, there's nothing more satisfying than creating this magical one night event that everyone will remember, even though nothing physical will be left behind."
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  • NY Taste

    Rockwell hung 450 paper plates above the bar and projected images onto them to create a surreal centerpiece for the space.
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  • NY Taste

    "We took these cutting boards and laser cut the chefs' names in them," Rockwell said about the entryway decoration, likening the effect to the "opening credits" of a movie.
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  • NY Taste

    A close-up of Rockwell's faceted paper plates. Hung above the bar, the plates displayed a continuous montage of pictures meant to evoke the five categories of taste: salty, savory, sweet, sour and bitter.
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  • NY Taste

    Rockwell's unusual representations of forks, knives, spoons and plates enhanced NY Taste's edible flavors with aesthetic ones just as appealing.
    Courtesy Paul Schneck
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