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Dinner at elements: 13 courses, 9 wines, one memorable evening

Dinner at elements: 13 courses, 9 wines, one memorable evening

Elements reopens in its new downtown Princeton location on Tuesday, in the building it now shares with its sister restaurant Mistral and Mistral bar. To get to elements you step into an elevator just inside the Witherspoon Street entrance (or you can wend your way through the bar, which, by the way was packed when I visited). … Continue reading

Food & Dining trends for 2015

This is the time of year that the food industry releases surveys about dining trends and what consumers are interested in eating/drinking, whether at home or out. I always love to hear from the Specialty Food Association, which puts on the Fancy Food Show each summer (New York) and winter (San Francisco). A recent e-newsletter from … Continue reading

Meat is killing it in Chicago (and artisanal trumps farm-to-table)

Meat is killing it in Chicago (and artisanal trumps farm-to-table)

Aha! The recent food trend charts published by Eater.com confirm what I’d been thinking to myself – there’s a certain amount of “message fatigue” when it comes to the whole farm-to-table thing (inevitable, although it doesn’t invalidate the concept), but we are increasingly interested in small-batch artisan-produced food products, like the house made pickles so many restaurants are … Continue reading