Gramercy Tavern – Friday Dinner Series

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As you may have noticed, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year at ChezCateyLou.   In addition to making some aesthetic changes to the site, we’re going to be posting a weekly restaurant review.  New York City is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and Cate and I try to get to as many of them as possible.  We’re going to post a review each Friday to give our readers some dining suggestions for the weekend.  First up in our Friday Dinner Series is one of our absolute NYC favorites – Gramercy Tavern (Tavern Room).  … 

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Modena, Italy

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Our last post on Italy (until next summer…) centers on the small town of Modena. Modena is located within the Emilia-Romanga region and is home to some of the best food in the world.  Traditional balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, and Lambrusco are all geographically protected specialities of the region.   In addition to the incredible food, we loved walking around the small city center.  Unlike many of the stops on our trip, Modena is not a tourist destination.   There was little English spoken, every menu was in Italian, and no one ventured outside during “siesta hours” (something I can get on board with).  … 

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Florence, Italy

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The next stop on our trip was Florence. After spending a few days lounging by Lake Como, it was nice to get back to doing what we do best, scouring cities for the best local food (and maybe taking a photo or two next to a church).   … 

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