This Chinese New Year 2016 Ring in the Year of the Monkey in Style

On Monday, February 8, 2016 the Chinese Lunar Calendar transitions from the Year of the Goat to the Year of the Monkey, and in honor of the occasion these top New York Chinese restaurants are festive celebrations to commemorate the occasion.

China Fun

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Upper East Side favorite China Fun will have a special Chinese New Year themed menu running from Wednesday, February 6, 2016 through Sunday, February 21, 2016 in addition to its regular menu filled with unique takes on traditional classics. Specialty dishes on the menu for the occasion include Crispy New Zealand Lamb Chops sautéed with chili peppers and spices; Mango Steak and Braised Pork Belly served with Shanghai baby bok choy in casserole.

Since launching in 1991 by the Wu family, guests can trust in the restaurant’s ability to ensure each meal is great each and every time they dine at China Fun. The unique menu executed by Executive Chef Wing Fong Chen, who has been with the restaurant since its opening, is highlighted by dim sum, soup dumplings, Cantonese BBQ, noodles, wok dishes among other options.

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1221 2nd Avenue (@ 64th St.) New York, NY 10065

212-752-0810

www.chinafun-ny.com

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Chinese New Year 2016 Came Early: Philippe New York Celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an Exclusive Event

Steve Boxer, Chef Philippe Chow, Edis Julevic

New York’s leading upscale Chinese restaurant Philippe celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an invitation only red carpet fête hosted by Philippe Chow (Executive Chef), Steve Boxer (COO); Edis Julevic (General Manager), Kostas Paterakis (Pastry Chef & Captain) and the whole Philippe Team on Tuesday, January 12, 2015.

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Novotel New York’s 4th Annual Supernova Ball Drop Kicked Off 2016 With A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience!

Novotel Supernova View of Ball Drop

The Fourth Annual Supernova Ball Drop took place at Novotel’s Supernova, the recently redesigned, sophisticated event space with a heated outdoor terrace which provided spectacular views overlooking the world-renowned Times Square New Year’s Ball Drop.

Guests ticked Times Square New Year’s Eve off their bucket lists in style both inside the venue and outside on its 5,700 square foot terrace that provides unblocked views of the ball drop. The event each year attracts New Yorkers and international revelers, who travel from more than 15 countries to experience the magic and energy of Times Square.

This year’s entertainment program at Supernova featured aerial acrobatic performers who entertained guests with a Cirque Du Soleil-inspired show, and famous DJ Pollux Star (a.k.a. “the People’s DJ”) who spins the best tunes as guests hit the dance floor. Additionally, revelers enjoyed VIP table service, a six hour premium open bar and a midnight Champagne toast along with gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and succulent sweets. The elegant venue’s unmatched ambience and energy was enhanced by the spectacular audio-visual art installation Drop Art by Israeli New Media Artist Racheli Dantess. Drop Art is a video camera-based interactive application that investigates the space between the virtual and the real, plus the interaction between human movement and technology where images captured by the camera are translated to numerous visual images and effects which are projected on the wall and blend with the ambiance of the place.

Guests at Novotel Supernova

Guests at Novotel Supernova

Guests Interacting With Drop Art Display

Guests Interacting With Drop Art Display

 

Jean Shafiroff & Tous Jewelry Hosted A Holiday Shopping Party To Benefit The New York Women’s Foundation®

Jean Shafiroff and Tous Jewelry hosted A Holiday Shopping Party to benefit the New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Tous Boutique in Rockefeller Center with media partner Manhattan Magazine.

Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Guests browsed display cases to preview looks from Tous’ Fall/Winter Collection include. 10 percent of the proceeds on purchases made at Tous during the event and all day on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 will benefit the New York Women’s Foundation.

Guests included: Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Carol Wilkenson, Christina Rameli, Dr. Judith Hellman, Helen Johnson, Lewaa Khalek, Jill Sand & Dr. Barry Weintraub, Martin Shafiroff, Michael de Paulo, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Patrick Hazlewood, Ashley Sousa, Jennifer Powers, Tracy Stern, Brett Tinsley and Flo Anthony.

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and activist, is a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She serves on the boards of New York Women’s Foundation®, New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Jean is hands-on with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is particularly known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the New York Women’s Foundation®, Southampton Hospital, Southampton Animal Shelter and New York City Mission Society.

Established in 1987 as a public philanthropy, the New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a force for change for women. From the outset, the Foundation’s founders strove to identify innovative organizations that were affecting change in the communities they served for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families towards long-term economic security through individual transformation and systematic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents.

 

For more information on Jean Shafiroff, visit: www.JeanShafiroff.com

For More information on The New York Women’s Foundation, visit: www.nywf.org

Jean Shafiroff (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jean Shafiroff (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Andrea Greeven Douzet, Jennifer Powers (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Andrea Greeven Douzet, Jennifer Powers (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Ashley Souza, Kathleen Giordano (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Jill Sand, Dr. Barrry Weintraub (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jill Sand, Dr. Barrry Weintraub (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Romona Keveza (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Romona Keveza (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Dr. Judith Hellman (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Dr. Judith Hellman (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Tracy Stern (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Tracy Stern (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Helen Johnson (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Helen Johnson (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Five New York Restaurants for An Unforgettable Christmas Day

As depicted in many a Christmas movie, New York is truly a wonderful place to visit this time of year with tourists from the all over the world gathering in this metropolis to absorb the Christmas spirit. Between the holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue or Bergdorf Goodman, the majesty of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree or the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, there truly are few places that get people in the Christmas spirit quite like New York. For those who want to get in the spirit of giving over a bountiful meal, Lawlor Media Group gives its top five suggestions for where to dine this Christmas in New York.

1. Upscale Take on Christmas Classic- Philippe New York

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Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow, formerly of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Mr. Chow, puts his own contemporary and upscale spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe. All Philippe signature dishes, like the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, giving all guests the opportunity to be part of a lively and social dining experience perfect for the holiday season.

Open on Christmas Day: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: 33 East 60th Street (Btwn Park & Madison Aves.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.philippechow.com

2. Parisian Flair in the Big City- Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro

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Murray Hill’s temple to wine and cheese will open its doors for Christmas and a special New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Both occasions will two special multi-course tasting menus prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef John Creger, filled with traditional favorites and will be available for $95pp on Christmas.

For the Christmas six- course menu, diners will be treated to delicious dishes. Choices for this decadent menu include:  Potato Leek Soup with paddlefish caviar and crème fraiche; Duck Confit Rilette with grilled toast, caramelized onion and port; Potato Gnocchi with Maitake, sunchokes and truffle cream; Tuna Steak Au Poivre with grilled asparagus, sweet potato puree with carrot ginger sauce; Australian Wagyu Steak with pomme dauphone, kale, gratin with a bone marrow bernaise.

Open on Christmas Day: 10:00 AM- 1:00 AM

Location: 2 Park Avenue (@ 32nd St.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.artisanalbistro.com

3. Traditional Steak Dinner- T-Bar Steak & Lounge

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Make this Christmas special at classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge. The sophisticated dining room, with a soft candlelit glow, is a cozy haven that will ensure your holiday night is nothing short of exceptional. Enjoy an à la carte meal that harkens back to the good old days of white table cloths and refined service.

Christmas Day -Dinner Only:  3:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: 1278 3rd Avenue (Btwn 73rd St & 74th) New York, NY

For more information visit www.tbarnyc.com

4. Neighborhood Chinese-  China Fun  

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For diners looking to find alternatives to traditional holiday staples such as turkey and stuffing, the Upper East Side’s China Fun will be open regular hours Christmas and New Year’s serving customers from its wide ranging menu of delicacies from the various regions of China.

The eclectic menu, created by the Wu family and executed by Executive Chef Wing Fong Chen, who has been with the restaurant since its opening, is highlighted by dim sum, soup dumplings, Cantonese BBQ, noodles, wok dishes among other options. Under the direction of the Wu family, guests can trust in the restaurant’s ability to ensure each visit is great each and every time they dine at China Fun.

Open on Christmas Day: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

Location: 1221 2nd Avenue (@ 64th St.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.chinafun-ny.com

5. Christmas in the Hamptons- Osteria Salina 

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For the first time since Osteria Salina opened in its original Bridgehampton location in 2015, the Italian eatery is open year-round at its new Wainscott, NY location. Osteria Salina boasts a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and is continuing its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality.

 

On Christmas Day, Osteria Salina will be open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM serving its regular menu and specials.

Location: 108 Wainscott Road Wainscott, NY

For more information visit: www.osteriasalina.net

 

 

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