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Club A Steakhouse: Exceptional Steaks and Service

October 22, 2014 11:02 am

If you're searching for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, consider Club A Steakhouse, a renowned restaurant with exceptional cuisine and service, but without the waiting list. Housed in a historic brownstone, this three story restaurant has an unquestionably classy and romantic ambiance with deep red walls and soft lighting. Famed restaurateur Bruno Selimaj opened Club A in 2008, and his Albanian roots have fostered a culture of hospitality. He regularly sends complimentary appetizers and desserts to diners and checks in on tables throughout the evening.

Club A features a traditional steakhouse menu. Start with the escargot or steak tartare appetizers. Many couples order the prime, dry aged Porterhouse for two, which is cut and served table-side. Although the meat is the main event, sides at Club A are top notch. Favorites include the creamed spinach and truffle mac and cheese.

Club A Steakhouse
240 E. 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 688-4190

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Try These Rustic Apple Tart Recipes This Weekend

October 16, 2014 12:03 pm

Instead of making your tried-and-true apple pie recipe for your next fall gathering, you may want to get a bit creative and experiment with an elegant apple tart instead. Although this dessert looks fancy, there are a number of different ways to cater it to all different levels of baking expertise. Here are three tasty tarts to try this weekend.

French Apple Tart [foodnetwork.com]
Nothing compares to the art of French baking, and this gorgeous apple tart is proof of just that. Ina Garten tops her usual light, fluffy pastry crust with a layer of Granny Smith apples and bakes it to perfection to create a simple tart with a truly unique flavor.

Rustic Apple Tart [foodandwine.com]
If you want to create a tasty tart but don’t have much patience when it comes to baking, this is the tart for you. The crust is perfectly flaky and doesn’t require hours of chilling like many pie crusts do, and the layer of apricot preserves creates an unexpected flavor to complement the apples.

Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce [epicurious.com]
Although many tarts are light and simple, this recipe uses warm caramel and a sturdy pie crust to create a more dense, filling dessert. Browning the apples in the oven also gives it a caramelized flavor that is ideal for fall.

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Indulge in Playful, Inventive Desserts at Momofuku Milk Bar

October 8, 2014 11:02 am

With five locations in New York City, Momofuku Milk Bar is a trendy bakery serving soft serve ice cream, cookies, cakes, pies, and pastries. Here, dessert favorites are given a playful spin. In fact, Momofuku was named "one of the most exciting bakeries in the country" by Bon Appetit magazine.

Upon entering this cozy bakery, you'll see the most current menu handwritten on the chalkboard. Inventive flavors abound. For instance, soft serve is available in cereal milk and blueberry miso flavors, while cookie varieties include cornflake marshmallow and the bakery's signature compost cookie, a sweet and salty treat of oats, chocolate chips, pretzels, butterscotch chips—even potato chips! Pie is available by the slice, best accompanied by a glass of "pretzel milk."

Momofuku Milk Bar's Midtown location is open daily, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pick up a three-pack of cake truffles on your way out.

Momofuku Milk Bar
15 W. 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
(347) 577-9504

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