Grace Notes NYC – Valentine’s Day at Circo NYC

I was lucky enough to spend an early Valentine’s day at Circo with their executive chef, Alfio Longo. We spent an afternoon in his kitchen preparing some of the dishes from his Valentine’s day pre-fixe menu and made a video for people to recreate the dishes at home. The pre-fixe menu was really delicious and I recommend making reservations now, but if you aren’t in NYC, these dishes are easy to prepare and will definitely wow your Valentine.

Steakcraft: The Makings of Circo’s Super-Premium Ribeye

[Photographs: Nick Solares] LINK TO ORIGINAL STORY AT Steak Fact Sheet Cut: Ribeye Grade: “Beyond Prime” Breed: “Pure Japanese breed” Dry Aged? 28 Days Pre-Cooked Weight: 32 oz. Price: $156 for two, comes with choice of two sides Average Price per Ounce:$2.43 “We are a Tuscan restaurant and we want to give our customer More »


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New “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise”

Seabourn is pulling out all the stops to create a rare epicurean themed cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn. Guests aboard the 11-day “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise” will visit some of Europe’s most appealing food and wine regions, enjoying daily special culinary events, “Shopping with the Chef” excursions in local markets, cooking demonstrations More »

Epoch Times Q&A – Chef Alfio Longo

Alfio Longo, executive chef at Circo, was born in Germany and raised in Pistoia, near Florence, Italy. While working as a sous-chef at Uno Piu Ristorante in Montecatini, he came to the notice of Sirio Maccioni and his family, who invited Longo to join their restaurant group. Longo has worked in restaurants across the world, More »