Tag: Nicholas Harary

SB County’s Winemaking Star

By Nicholas Harary Recently, I spent a couple of incredible days in Santa Barbara County (SBC). SBC takes a backseat to Napa and Sonoma when it comes to booking vacations in...

November 8, 2013 | comments

Bringing a Private Label to Market

By Nicholas Harary Last year’s runaway success story of Juliana Layla Chardon­nay, the first wine I placed under a label named after my beautiful daughter, brought on a lot of...

October 4, 2013 | comments

This Wine Will Have Your Tastebuds Racing

By Nicholas Harary As parents, we are always looking for the “perfect” thing to do with the kids. Sometimes, I don’t know why we bother. They seem to have fun...

August 2, 2013 | comments

A Touch of Crazy

By Nicholas Harary They told us at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) that it would take nerves of steel to run a 4-star restaurant. Maybe that’s true; it isn’t...

June 28, 2013 | comments

Rosé: The U.S. Finally Catches on…

By Nicholas Harary The first thing you notice when you travel in the south of France is that everyone drinks rosé. When Melissa and I first went there, our experience...

May 3, 2013 | comments

Bringing out the Green

By Nicholas Harary They celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at Nicholas’ school last month. The parents were told to arrive at 1:15 p.m. while the kids were out at recess. We...

April 5, 2013 | comments

Getting into Rao’s and a Great Cabernet

By Nicholas Harary There are few places on earth that are as interesting or unique as Rao’s in East Harlem, New York. My first experience came at the invitation of...

March 15, 2013 | comments

The Pizza Oven and a Super Tuscan

By Nicholas Harary The readers of my stories now understand that I am a bit obsessive: the restaurant, the Giants, proper gift-giving, most recently fitness and finally, pizza. My workout challenge...

February 1, 2013 | comments

Bill and Bordeaux, Old School

By Nicholas Harary There’s been quite a cast of characters that have paraded through the doors of Restaurant Nicholas to work over the past 11 years. Wall Streeters on the...

January 11, 2013 | comments

When Gift Giving isn’t a Natural Talent

By Nicholas Harary The best gift I ever received was a $10 pair of orange gloves bought specifically for my 2 a.m. runs to the Fulton Fish Market (which thankfully...

December 14, 2012 | comments

Notes From Nicholas: Bordeaux: ‘When It’s Great, There’s Nothing Better’

By Nicholas Harary The restaurant business is an industry driven by trends. “Farm to table” is the latest rage; it seems like every new restaurant in the last couple of...

October 8, 2012 | comments

Go Big or Go Home

By Nicholas Harary Once a year, I like to throw a big party for my staff. Only seems fair. They deal with me in the restaurant for the other 364...

September 7, 2012 | comments

Warm Summer Days with a Cool Italian Wine

By Nicholas Harary It’s June. Sunny beach days, water sports and grills are lighting up all over New Jersey. Early summer produce is hitting our kitchen and we’ve been on...

June 29, 2012 | comments

Home for the Holidays: Restaurateurs Take Some Time for Family Traditions

During the Christmas season, those who make their living preparing and serving food know that the holiday is long on work and short on shopping, caroling and parties with loved...

December 9, 2011 | comments

Tasteful Gifts For Food Lovers

Three Pack Of Cheer Chef Nicholas Harary, proprietor of Restaurant Nicholas in Middletown, has selected a trio of California wines, all wrapped up in a festive red box perfect for...

December 9, 2011 | comments

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